Anime Convention News Archive by Month
March 1, 2010

Anime Overload changes its dates from June to August
Anime Overload has changed their convention dates to August 6-8, 2010 in order to not run so close to other conventions in the area. The event will still be held at the North Austin Events Center (formerly The Crockett Center) in Austin, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

AnimeCons.com Podcast for March 2010 released
Today, AnimeCons.com has posted the March 2010 episode of the AnimeCons.com Podcast. In this month's episode, Shiva and Elizabeth discuss planning your masquerade performance. Patrick lists essential information that should be on every convention's web site. In Q&A, Sketch tries to get people to realize that AnimeCons.com does not actually run all the cons listed on the site.   [read more] [discuss]

March 2, 2010

MTAC Odyssey opens overflow hotel block
Nashville's MTAC has announced overflow hotel space at the nearby Embassy Suites Nashville Airport. Shuttles will be provided between the hotel and the convention venue. MTAC is scheduled for April 30 - May 2, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

March 3, 2010

Kawaii Kon announces partnership with Cosplay.com
Kawaii Kon has announced that Cosplay.com will be providing CosWorx gift certificates and other prizes for the convention's masquerade event. Kawaii Kon will be held April 16-18 in Honolulu, Hawaii.   [read more] [discuss]

All-Con to host 24-Hour Endurance 1,000 Anime Song Medley
All-Con will be hosting the 16th year of the 24-Hour Endurance 1,000 Anime Song Medley. The convention will be held in Addison, Texas on March 12-14 with the medley taking place on the 13th and 14th.   [read more] [discuss]

March 4, 2010

Anime St. Louis announces guests
Anime St. Louis has announced guests including Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Troy Baker, Dirk Tiede, and Tadahisa Yoshida. The convention will be held April 23-25 in Collinsville, Illinois.   [read more] [discuss]

March 5, 2010

Quaff tops off MTAC Odyssey's music lineup
The Japanese rock band Quaff is stopping at MTAC Odyssey on their 2010 US tour. This year's MTAC will take place April 30 - May 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]

March 8, 2010

Luzmelt to appear in concert at Tekkoshocon VIII
Visual Kei band Luzmelt will be performing at Tekkoshocon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the weekend of April 8-11, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

March 11, 2010

Mizucon 2010 announces dates, locations, guests and more
Mizu Con has announced guests Michael Sinterniklaas and David Williams. The convention will be held this August in Miami, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

Wendee Lee to appear at T-MODE 2010
T-MODE has announced voice actress and ADR director Wendee Lee as its newest guest. T-MODE 2010 will take place April 16-18 in Alexandria, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

March 16, 2010

Tora-Con 2010 announces final guests
RIT Anime Club has announced the final guests for Tora-Con 2010: Gavin Goszka, Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota, and voice actor Billy West. The convention will be held on the RIT campus in Rochester, New York on April 24th and 25th.   [read more] [discuss]

March 18, 2010

National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon Cosplay Contest announced
On April 3rd, the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, in partnership with Otakorp and the DC Anime Club, will host a cosplay contest as part of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon.   [read more] [discuss]

Mizu Con announces Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine as guests of honor
Mizu Con has announced voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch and his band Eyeshine will be guests of honor. Mizu Con will take place this August in Miami, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2010 announces voice actor Kyle Hebert as guest of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Kyle Hebert will be an official guest of honor at its July convention in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

March 22, 2010

Sakura-Con 2010 announces Ryo Horikawa as guest of honor
Sakura-Con has announced a guest appearance by Japanese voice actor Ryo Horikawa, best known for roles such as Vegeta and Detective Conan. Sakura-Con will be held April 2-4 in Seattle, Washington.   [read more] [discuss]

Bishie Con announces theme, dates, location for 2010
Bishie Con, the midwest's yaoi and slash convention, will take place December 17-19, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Clayton in St. Louis, Missouri.   [read more] [discuss]

New Anime-SPARK! 2011 convention announced in Cedar Rapids
The organizers of QC Anime-zing! have announced Anime-SPARK!. The new convention will be held in February 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   [read more] [discuss]

March 24, 2010

Avatar stunt double Reuben Langdon will be a guest of honor at FanimeCon 2010
FanimeCon 2010 has announced stuntman and actor Reuben Langdon as a guest of honor. The convention will be held May 28-31 in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

Sakura-Con announces Lika Morinaga and Mai Kadowaki as guests of honor
Japanese voice actresses Lika Morinaga and Mai Kadowaki will be guests at this year's Sakura-Con. The convention will be held next weekend in Seattle, Washington.   [read more] [discuss]

March 25, 2010

Hip-hop group Home Made Kazoku to make U.S. debut at Otakon 2010
Home Made Kazoku will make their U.S. debut at Otakon 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland this July. Anime fans may know their music through the ending theme song to Bleach. They have also done music for Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven and Naruto.   [read more] [discuss]

March 29, 2010

Japanese pop idol Halko Momoi will return to San Jose for FanimeCon 2010
FanimeCon has announced Japanese pop idol Halko Momoi as a guest of honor. The convention will be held at the San Jose Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th to May 31st.   [read more] [discuss]

MTAC Odyssey announces next round of guests
Nashville, Tennessee's MTAC has announced guests Spike Spencer, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Vic Mignogna, and Angry Viking Press. The convention runs from April 30th through May 2nd.   [read more] [discuss]

March 30, 2010

Another Anime Convention announces initial guest list
Another Anime Convention has announced guests Wendy Powell, Chris Cason, Todd Haberkorn, Christopher Smith, Chris Sabat, and LeetStreet Boys. The convention will take place October 15-17 in Nashua, New Hampshire.   [read more] [discuss]

March 31, 2010

Animania Festival is coming to Melbourne this April
Animania will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, April 10th. Animania will feature events including World Cosplay Summit pre-selections, an art arena, and Asian ball jointed doll showcase.   [read more] [discuss]

CHS Otaku Fest to donate to Haiti relief efforts
CHS Otaku Fest has announced that they will donate a portion of all convention proceeds to Haiti Disaster relief efforts. The donation will go to the MercyCorps on behalf of Howard County for Haiti. CHS Otaku Fest will be held on Saturday, April 24th in Ellicott City, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]