Anime Convention News Archive by Month
May 1, 2009

Make sure you're not "That Guy" in the latest episode of the AnimeCons.com podcast
AnimeCons.com has released the April/May episode of the AnimeCons.com podcast. In this episode, Elizabeth tells you how not to be "That Guy" at a convention, Shiva explains the process to get high quality footage for an anime music video, Sketch and Elizabeth answer a viewer-submitted question about what to carry with you at a convention, plus we share news headlines and a list of upcoming conventions.   [read more] [discuss]

May 4, 2009

SPJA announces finalists for 2009 SPJA Industry Awards
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation has announced the finalists for its 2009 SPJA Industry Awards. All categories are up for public voting via both the SPJA and Anime Expo web sites.   [read more] [discuss]

May 5, 2009

New guest Ralph Bakshi confirmed for SWACE 2009
Southwest Animation Convention and Expo has announced animation director, producer, and writer Ralph Bakshi as a guest of honor. SWACE runs July 31st through August 2nd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces Kari Wahlgren as an American guest of honor
Anime Expo has announced voice actress Kari Wahlgren as guest of honor. The convention will be held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 11, 2009

Anime Expo announces Trigun guests of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Trigun creators Yasuhiro Nightow and Satoshi Nishimura will be appearing at the convention as guests. They will be joined by two additional members of the Trigun movie team, Mr. Shigeru Kitayama and Mr. Noriyuki Jinguji, for a Trigun movie panel.   [read more] [discuss]

Cellist/vocalist Kanon Wakeshima to make US debut at Otakon
Otakorp has announced that cellist and vocalist Kanon Wakeshima will make her US debut at Otakon 2009. The convention will be held this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

May 12, 2009

Zenkaikon announces Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Hi5, and Ikuzo! Studios
Zenkaikon has announced new guests including actor Johnny Yong Bosch, band Eyeshine, DJ Hi5, and Ikuzo! Studios. Zenkaikon will be held this November in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.   [read more] [discuss]

NYAF presents Super Para Natural Manga Day at NYC's Kinokuniya Bookstore
New York Anime Festival announced it will be hosting Super Para Natural Manga Day at New York City's Kinokuniya Bookstore on Sunday, May 17th.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2009 welcomes Robot Chicken
Anime Expo has announced that Robot Chicken's Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Chris McKay, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Mike Fasolo, Kevin Shinick, and Erik Weiner will be holding an official Robot Chicken panel. The convention runs over the 4th of July weekend in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 13, 2009

Colossalcon announces final guests
Colossalcon has announced their final guests of honor, Brad Swaile and Gavin Goszka. The convention will be held June 4-6 in Sandusky, Ohio.   [read more] [discuss]

Geek.Kon announces new guests Kyle Hebert and Chad Corrie
Geek.Kon has announced its first guests as voice actor Kyle Hebert and fantasy author Chad Corrie. The convention will be held this October in Madison, Wisconsin.   [read more] [discuss]

Connecticon announces four more guests
Connecticon has announced that Sandeep Parikh, Scott Chernoff, Tony Janning, and Christina Vee will be guests at this year's convention. It will be held July 31-August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut.   [read more] [discuss]

May 14, 2009

FanimeCon 2009 announces Reuben Langdon, Patricia Lee, and Ken Lally as guests of honor
FanimeCon has announced Reuben Langdon, Patricia Lee, and Ken Lally as guests of honor for this year's convention. FanimeCon 2009 will be held May 22-25 in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

FanimeCon 2009 announces Halko Momoi as a guest of honor
FanimeCon has also announced that singer, composer, and voice actress Halko Momoi will be appearing at the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

May 15, 2009

Anime Expo announces writer Yosuke Kuroda as guest of honor
Head of Studio Orphee and screenplay writer Yosuke Kuroda has been announced as an Anime Expo 2009 guest of honor. The convention will be held July 2-5 in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 19, 2009

Anime Expo announces Seiji Mizushima as a guest of honor
Anime director Seiji Mizushima has been announced as a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2009. The convention will be held July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   [read more] [discuss]

May 20, 2009

World Cyber Games USA National Final to be held at New York Anime Festival
The World Cyber Games and The New York Anime Festival announced a video game competition at the 2009 convention. New York Anime Festival will be held September 25-27 in New York, New York.   [read more] [discuss]

May 25, 2009

Voice actor and producer Tony Oliver to appear at Otakon
American voice actor Tony Oliver will be a guest at Otakon 2009. The convention takes place this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

Bang Zoom! to offer dubbing workshop at Otakon
Otakon 2009 will host a series of free dubbing workshops offered by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a professional dubbing studio known for their work in animation and videogames.   [read more] [discuss]

Cartoon Network to hold portfolio reviews at Anime Expo 2009
Anime Expo 2009 has announced that Cartoon Network will be hosting portfolio reviews in artist alley. Artists are eligible to sign up for a professional review of their work on Friday and Saturday of the convention between the hours of 10am to noon and then 2pm to 4pm. The convention will be held July 2-5, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Tsubasacon announces industry and musical guests for 2009
Tsubasacon, which will be held in Huntington, West Virginia this October, has announced guests Leah Clark, Darrel Guilbeau, Lisa Furukawa, Jen Lee Quick, and Gina Biggs.   [read more] [discuss]

May 26, 2009

Anime Expo announces Gurren Laggan director and character designer as guests
Hiroyuki Imaishi and Atsushi Nishigori will be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2009 this July.   [read more] [discuss]

May 27, 2009

Connecticon announces guests Angie Hill and Jeff Lewis
Connecticon has announced that actors Angie Hill and Jeff Lewis have been added to this year's guest list. The convention will be held July 31-August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut.   [read more] [discuss]

May 28, 2009

Anime Expo 2009 announces Toshiyuki Morikawa as an official guest of honor
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa is the latest addition to the guest list at Anime Expo 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

May 29, 2009

ZonaCon 2009 announces two guests and two new events
ZonaCon in Orlando, Florida has announced two new guests, Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern, as well as two new events, "Wake Up The Dead Rave" and "Rave From The Grave". The convention is scheduled for November 20-22.   [read more] [discuss]