Anime Convention News Archive by Month
April 1, 2009

Sakura-Con announces two new guests, a special premiere and record member pre-registration
Michael Tatum and Joel McDonald will be attending Sakura-Con 2009 in Seattle, Washington this April. The convention will also premiere Heroic Age and is seeing a 75% increase in pre-registered attendees.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces availability of event registration system
If you are interested in running a panel, workshop, contest, or other event at Anime Expo 2009 in Los Angeles, California, you may now use their online event registration system to do so.   [read more] [discuss]

April 2, 2009

Daisho Con announces 2009 guest lineup
Daisho Con in Stevens Point, Wisconsin has announced guests Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Tim Seeley, Pat Rothfuss, Steve Horton, and Steam Century.   [read more] [discuss]

April 5, 2009

Ikasucon 2009 announces first round of confirmed guests
Ikasucon in Fort Wayne, Indiana has confirmed guests Travis Willingham, Wendy Powell, , Jeremy Mauney, and Archaic Jump Productions' Harlan Watkins and Mariah Watkins.   [read more] [discuss]

April 6, 2009

Dan Gilvezan and Derrick J Wyatt to attend TFcon Toronto
TFcon Toronto has announced that original Transformers voice actor Dan Gilvezan and Transformers Animated art director and lead character designer Derrick J Wyatt will be guests of the convention on April 25th and 26th in Toronto, Ontario.   [read more] [discuss]

April 8, 2009

Anime Expo 2009 masquerade registration date announced
Anime Expo has announced that their 2009 masquerade registration will begin on Friday, April 10th at 7:00 PM PDT.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Punch! announces Mushi-Pro secretary as guest
Anime Punch! has announced that Haruko Nogawa, a former personal secretary to Osamu Tezuka, will be a guest at their convention this weekend in Columbus, Ohio.   [read more] [discuss]

New York Anime Festival 2009 attendee, press, and professional registration is online
New York Anime Festival has announced the start of online registration for attendees, press, and professionals. Each attendee who registers online will receive two weeks of service on Crunchyroll.   [read more] [discuss]

SAKE holds contest for tickets to Death Note III Screenings
Spring Anime Kaiju Experience and VIZ Media are giving away 40 tickets to Death Note III: L Change the World. Fans can enter the drawing at the convention on April 11th.   [read more] [discuss]

April 9, 2009

San Japan announces two additional musical guests for 2009 convention
San Japan in San Antonio, Texas has announced two new music acts for their August convention. Tadahisa Yoshida and LeetStreet Boys will be performing during the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

April 13, 2009

Co-creator of Reboot appearing at Anime Evolution 2009
Gavin Blair, the co-creator of the computer animated series Reboot, will be appearing at this year's Anime Evolution. The convention will be held this June in Vancouver, British Columbia.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces director, lead artist and designer of BlazBlue as guest
Anime Expo has announced the attendance of Toshimichi Mori as a guest of honor at this summer's convention in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

April 15, 2009

Anime Expo announces musical composer of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear producer
Anime Expo has announced Daisuke Ishiwatari as a guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2009 and Bang Zoom! Entertainment team up to bring back AX Idol
AX Idol is returning to Anime Expo 2009. Attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their singing and voice acting talents in front of industry professionals from Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Tsunku♂ from Morning Musume.   [read more] [discuss]

NY Anime Festival announces mascot contest
The New York Anime Festival today announced its 2009 mascot contest has gone live with the winning art to be featured as NYAF 2009's official mascot throughout the show. New York Anime Festival will take place September 25-27, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan, New York.   [read more] [discuss]

April 18, 2009

Anime Expo announces Power Ranger reunion and panel
Anime Expo has announced a reunion of the cast of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers with actors Karan Ashley, Steve Cardenas, Walter Jones, Catherine Sutherland, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Robert Axelrod. The convention will be held held July 2nd-5th in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

April 19, 2009

Ireland's EirtaKon announces Kevin Connolly as guest of honour
EirtaKon 09 located in Dublin, Ireland has announced voice actor Kevin M Connolly as this year's guest of honour. The convention will take place November 13-15 at Dublin City University.   [read more] [discuss]

April 24, 2009

NYAF to hold Death Note Day at Kinokuniya Bookstore
New York Anime Festival announced they will be holding a special Death Note anime screening and prize giveaway at Kinokuniya Bookstore on April 28th. (This is a screening of the first episode of the series, not the movie itself.)   [read more] [discuss]

Yunmao Ayakawa returns to Anime Mid-Atlantic
Anime Mid-Atlantic has announced that Yunmao Ayakawa will be returning to their convention in Hampton, Virginia this June.   [read more] [discuss]

April 28, 2009

MIT Dance Theater Ensemble presents performances at Anime Boston and Tokyo University of the Arts
The MIT Dance Theater Ensemble will perform Live Action Anime 2009: Madness at Mokuba at Anime Boston on May 22, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The troupe will then take the show to Japan, where they will collaborate with Japanese students to perform the play at Tokyo University of the Arts on May 29-30, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Alabama announces guests for its first convention
Anime Alabama has announced guests Robert Axelrod, Maja, Meredith Placko, and Mini-Komix. The convention runs June 5-7 in Mobile, Alabama.   [read more] [discuss]

April 29, 2009

Metrocon announces Gundam Wing reunion
Metrocon has added two additional guests for its convention scheduled for the weekend of July 19-21 in Tampa, Florida. Brian Drummond and Brad Swaile have been added to the guest roster that already includes fellow Gundam Wing actors Mark Hildreth, Scott McNeil, and Kirby Morrow.   [read more] [discuss]

April 30, 2009

New guest Tiffany Grant confirmed for Ai-Kon 2009
Winnipeg, Manitoba's Ai-Kon has announced that Stephanie Sheh has cancelled her appearance due to work-related conflicts. However, Tiffany Grant has been announced as a new guest for the convention this July.   [read more] [discuss]