Anime Convention News Archive by Month
September 1, 2009

NY Anime Festival and Del Rey Manga announce NYAF pre-party
New York Anime Festival and Del Rey Manga announced a party taking place on September 24th at Dave and Buster's in Times Square. The pre-party will feature a cake crafted by Charm City Cakes.   [read more] [discuss]

Bakuretsu Con announces second round of guests
Bakuretsu Con has announced that voice actresses Jamie Marchi and Leah Clark will be attending this year's convention along with Scott Melzer, the director of This is Otakudom. The convention takes place this October in northern Vermont.   [read more] [discuss]

September 11, 2009

Soul Eater cast to appear at NYAF
New York Anime Festival has announced the main cast of FUNimation Entertainment's Soul Eater, Laura Bailey, Micah Solusod, Brittney Karbowski, Monica Rial, Todd Haberkorn, Jamie Marchi, and Cherami Leigh, will be appearing at the convention later this month. The convention will also host the English language premiere of the series.   [read more] [discuss]

SPJA announces new President and Chief Executive Officer
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation has announced Mr. Michael Lattanzio as President and Chief Executive Officer. The SPJA is the organization that oversees Anime Expo.   [read more] [discuss]

New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival co-locate in 2010
Reed Exhibitions has announced that New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival will take place at the same time and place in 2010. One ticket will admit attendees to both events.   [read more] [discuss]

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright boutique returns to NYAF
New York Anime Festival today announced Baby, The Stars Shine Bright will participate through an official boutique with Kinokuniya Bookstore. NYAF will take place September 25-27, 2009 in New York City.   [read more] [discuss]

September 12, 2009

Ikkicon announces first round of guests
Ikkicon in Austin, Texas has announced its first guests for the 2010 convention: Greg Ayres, Vic Mignogna, Meredith Placko, Outland Armour, and Schwarze Sonne. The convention will take place January 1-3, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

September 16, 2009

Anime Kaiju Experience holds contest for tickets to Eureka 7 movie
New England Fan Experience's anime division is giving away two dozen tickets to a screening of Eureka 7: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers on Thursday, September 24th in 12 theaters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.   [read more] [discuss]

Meet Zenkaikon at Video Game Expo, GameX, & Video Games Live
Zenkaikon has announced that they will be sponsoring two anime screening rooms at Video Games Expo, screening anime music videos and running trivia contests at the October 11th Video Games Live concert, and assisting with the costume contest at GameX.   [read more] [discuss]

September 19, 2009

Anime Charity Auctions announces the launch of its MySpace page to help anime conventions find rare and unique items for charity auctions
Anime Charity Auctions is a group of individuals and companies involved in the anime and video game industry that have volunteered their time and support to help make each convention's charity auction a success by providing material support to an anime convention's charity auction that donates their entire proceeds from the auction to not-for-profit charitable organizations.   [read more] [discuss]

Ikasucon announces 2010 dates
Ikasucon announced that they will be returning to the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana for their eighth year. The convention will be held from July 16 to July 18, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime celebrities auction autographed memorabilia to aid injured boy
Several industry notables have autographed numerous anime collectibles including posters, DVDs and postcards to be sold in an online auction to raise money for a Minnesota family who recently faced an unexpected, tragic situation.   [read more] [discuss]

September 22, 2009

Central Indiana's first anime convention to be held this November
Anime Crossroads, Central Indiana's first and only anime convention and Japanese culture festival, has announced that it will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East on November 20-22, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

September 28, 2009

Tora-Con 2010 announces dates, pre-registration, and first guests
The RIT Anime Club has announce the dates for Tora-Con 2010 as April 24-25. They have also announced pre-registration prices and the first round of guests: Christopher Sabat and Monica Rial.   [read more] [discuss]

September 30, 2009

Tsubasacon returns to Huntington for sixth annual convention
Tsubasacon, being held next weekend in Huntington, West Virginia, has announced the hours for their event. Guests for the convention are Darrel Guilbeau, Leah Clark, Gina Biggs, Jen Lee Quick, and Lisa Furukawa.   [read more] [discuss]