Anime Convention News Archive by Month
June 4, 2010

Otakon 2010 welcomes two American guests
J. Michael Tatum and will be guests at Otakon 2010. The convention will take place at the end of July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

June 10, 2010

Takamasa Sakurai and Christopher Bevins to appear at Otakon 2010
Takamasa Sakurai, a writer and producer, and Christopher Bevins, an actor, producer, director, and writer, have been announced as the latest guests at Otakon 2010. The convention will be held in Baltimore, Maryland in late July.   [read more] [discuss]

June 11, 2010

Nekocon announces it's first guests of 2010
Nekocon has announced guest lecturer Akemi Solloway along with voice actress Cristina Vee and webcomic artist Garth Graham. The convention will be held this November in Hampton, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces Japanese singer, Beni, as a guest of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Japanese singer Beni will be performing live at the convention and opening for Sophia. Anime Expo will be held July 1-4 in Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

June 15, 2010

Zenkaikon announces Greg Wicker and opening of panel submissions
Convention game show host Greg "Greggo" Wicker has been announced as the first guest for Zenkaikon. The convention will take place in March 2011 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.   [read more] [discuss]

San Japan announces final round of guests for 2010 convention
Greg Ayres, Michael Sinterniklaas, and Micah Solusod make first time appearances at San Japan in San Antonio, Texas from July 9th through 11th.   [read more] [discuss]

Daisho Con announces 2010 guest lineup
Daisho Con, which is returning to Stevens Point, Wisconsin for its second year, has announced its guest lineup for their November convention.   [read more] [discuss]

June 17, 2010

X Japan members Yoshiki and Sugizo to appear and perform at Otakon
Yoshiki and Sugizo, of the legendary visual kei rock band X Japan, will make a special appearance and give a brief performance at Otakon 2010's masquerade. The convention will be held in Baltimore, Maryland in late July.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces musical group, RSP, as guests of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Japanese musical group, RSP, will be guests of honor at their July convention. Anime Expo is scheduled for July 14 in Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

June 21, 2010

Anime Expo announces voice actor Masakazu Morita
Anime Expo has announced that Japanese voice actor, Masakazu Morita, will be a guest of honor. Anime Expo is scheduled for July 14 in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

Guests confirmed for OtakuCon in Spokane, Washington
OtakuCon will be held in Spokane, Washington on July 17th and 18th with guests including voice actor David Trosko. This convention is completely unrelated to the ill-fated OtakuCon Miami Beach of 2004.   [read more] [discuss]

Vic Mignogna to appear at Zenkaikon
Zenkaikon has announced that voice actor Vic Mignogna will be attending their convention in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania next March.   [read more] [discuss]

June 22, 2010

QC Anime-zing! announces 2011 dates and location
QC Anime-zing! will be moving to the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa in June 2011.   [read more] [discuss]

Ai-Kon announces musical performers KLH and Mode 7
Ai-Kon in Winnipeg, Manitoba has announced that KLH will be returning to perform at the convention this year. They will be joined by Mode 7, a band from Winnipeg. The convention will be held July 16-18.   [read more] [discuss]

June 24, 2010

Sonicon announces new guests for 2010
Sonicon, scheduled for this November in Plano, Texas, has announced Sonic the Hedgehog-related guests Jason Griffith, Mike Pollock, Pete Capella, and Lisa Ortiz along with musical performers Alsdead, Rusika, Descendants of Erdrick, and Happy! Project.   [read more] [discuss]

Japanese rock band VAMPS to be guests at New York Anime Festival
New York Anime Festival (which is part of New York Comic Con in 2010) has announced that VAMPS will be performing at the convention. The con is scheduled for this October in New York City.   [read more] [discuss]

JAMScon gets new name and a 2011 date
JAMScon has been announced for March 19, 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Student Union. The convention was previously known as UNCC JAMS Spring Expo.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces AX Idol 2010 hosts and judges
The 2010 AX Idol competition at Anime Expo will be hosted by Johnny Yong Bosch and Christina Vee. The audition portion of the event will be hosted by Jonathan Meza. The judge line-up will feature Eric Sherman, Kaeko Sakamoto, Jason C. Miller, and Vic Mignogna.   [read more] [discuss]

June 28, 2010

An Cafe bassist and video game producer, Kanon, to appear at Otakon 2010
Bassist Kanon, one of the founders of the visual kei band An Cafe and currently a video game producer, will appear at Otakon. The convention will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from July 30th through August 1st.   [read more] [discuss]

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art announces AniMiniCon SoHo
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art in New York City has announced a three day event, AniMiniCon SoHo featuring live music, a Victorian tea party, cosplay reception, presentation from Misako Rocks, and more. It takes place July 30th through August 1st.   [read more] [discuss]

June 29, 2010

Anime USA makes first guest announcments
Anime USA has announced the following guests: 12012, Echostream, Cristina Vee, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Brina Palencia, and DJ Speed Demon. The convention will be held this November in Arlington, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

Masao Maruyama and Hiroshi Koujina to be guests at Otakon 2010
The founder of Madhouse Studios, Masao Maruyama, and director and animator, Hiroshi Koujina, will be guests of Otakon 2010 this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

June 30, 2010

Actor and sound director Yuji Mitsuya to appear at Otakon
Veteran actor, seiyu, and sound director Yuji Mitsuya has been announced as a guest for Otakon 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

J. Michael Tatum and Todd Haberkorn added to Ichibancon guest list
Ichibancon has announced two additions to their guest list: J Michael Tatum and Todd Haberkorn. The convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina in January 2011.   [read more] [discuss]