Anime Convention News Archive by Month
April 4, 2011

Zenkaikon to host cosplay contest and activities at Philadelphia Sakura Sunday
Zenkaikon has announced that it will host a cosplay contest at the annual Sakura Sunday event in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park on April 10th from 10:30am to 4:00pm.   [read more] [discuss]

MTAC announces voice actor guests
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) has announced guest appearances by Robert Axelrod, Yuri Lowenthal, Vic Mignogna, Tara Platt, and Eric Stuart. The convention will take place April 22-24 in Nashville, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]

Animaritime brings anime to New Brunswick libraries
Animaritime in Moncton, New Brunswick has donated nearly $2500 of anime to New Brunswick's public libraries. The donation was matched by the New Brunswick Public Library Foundations.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime NebrasKon announces first guest
Anime NebrasKon has announced Tiffany Grant as their first guest. The convention will be held this November in Omaha, Nebraska.   [read more] [discuss]

Bizarre magic, voice actors, and Mandalorians to appear at PortConMaine 2011
PortConMaine has announced its second round of guests. Bizarre magician and Internet personality Brian Brushwood will be joining voice actors Christopher Ayres and J. Michael Tatum and The Mandalorian Mercs. The convention will be held this June in South Portland, Maine.   [read more] [discuss]

April 6, 2011

Chibi-Pa holds fundraiser dinner and dance for Japan tsunami relief
Chibi Pa Anime Festival has organized a charity event to benefit Japan earthquake relief efforts. The dinner and dance will take place starting at 5pm on April 15, 2011 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

April 7, 2011

Ai-Kon 2011 announces final round of guests
Ai-Kon in Winnipeg, Manitoba has announced its final round of guests, Johnny Yong Bosch and Christopher Sabat. The convention will be held July 15-17, 2011.   [read more] [discuss]

April 8, 2011

AniMinneapolis announces Quinton Flynn and YTCracker
AniMinneapolis has announced appearances by voice actor Quinton Flynn and nerdcore artist YTCracker. AniMinneapolis will be held this July in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   [read more] [discuss]

AM2 announces Behind the Voice Actor's Studio
AM2 has announced a one-on-one interview series called "Behind the Voice Actor's Studio" with JB Blanc, Dave Vincent, Neil Kaplan, and Steve Staley. AM2 will take place July 1st-3rd in Anaheim, California.   [read more] [discuss]

April 12, 2011

Wasabi Anime announces Cowboy Bebop Florida Tour
Wasabi Anime has announced that the voices of Cowboy Bebop, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, and Wendee Lee, will be appearing at various Florida anime stores and conventions.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo dedicates annual charity auction to Japanese disaster relief
Anime Expo announced that the proceeds of its annual Charity Auction held July 4, 2011 will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.   [read more] [discuss]

April 13, 2011

AM2 announces Heidi. as guests of honor
AM2 has announced Visual-Kei band heidi. will perform at the Anaheim, California-based convention this July.   [read more] [discuss]

April 14, 2011

AM2 announces kanon x kanon
AM2 has announced Kanon Wakeshima and Kanon will have the US debut of kanon x kanon at the convention. AM2 will be held July 1-3 in Anaheim, California.   [read more] [discuss]

April 15, 2011

Japanese R&B duo Chemistry and dance group Synergy appear at Otakon 2011
Otakon 2011 has announced Chemistry will be appearing with Synergy as guests of the convention. Otakon will take place in late July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

April 18, 2011

Kyoko Kon to dedicate Animazement 2011 in memory of her husband
Animazement has announced that Kyoko Kon, wife of late director Satoshi Kon, will be at the convention to dedicate it in her husband's memory. Animazement will take place May 27-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Bonanza hosts food drive to help benefit northern Nevada families
Anime Bonanza has announced a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Attendees are encouraged to bring down a non-perishable, non-expired canned food item to the convention which takes place August 6th in Reno, Nevada.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime St. George announces Haidong Gumdo performance by Cathleen Martinez
Anime St. George 2011 has announced a demonstration by martial arts instructor Cathleen Martinez and her staff. The convention will take place this September in St. George, Utah.   [read more] [discuss]

April 19, 2011

Khaotic Kon announces first round of guests
Khaotic Kon 2012 has announced guests KaiserNeko, Takahata101, Lanipator, The Crazy Random Happenstance, Ashley Clark, and The Heroes Alliance. The convention will take place in Tampa, Florida in April 2012.   [read more] [discuss]

April 20, 2011

Matsuricon opens pre-registration and adds guests to roster
Matsuricon, scheduled for August in Columbus, Ohio, has announced Micah Solusod, Scott Freeman, Brina Palencia, Doug Walker, Clarine Harp, Cherami Leigh, and Kevin Bolk   [read more] [discuss]

April 26, 2011

San Japan announces Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe as Japanese guest of honor
San Japan has announced anime director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe will be appearing at the convention which will take place August 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

J-pop group Flow to perform at Anime Central and FanimeCon
Flow will perform at both Anime Central and FanimeCon this May. Anime Central takes place in Rosemont, Illinois and FanimeCon takes place in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

April 27, 2011

Kintoki-Con announces Teruki of An Cafe
Kintoki-Con has announced that Teruki of An Cafe will be appearing at the convention. Kintoki-Con will be located in downtown Sacramento, California on June 18th and 19th.   [read more] [discuss]

Nan Desu Kan announces Rave2Save for Japanese disaster relief
Nan Desu Kan is sponsoring a one-night only event to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. Rave2Save Japan will be held on Saturday, April 30th in Denver, Colorado.   [read more] [discuss]

April 28, 2011

FanimeCon 2011 announces manga artist Ryusuke Hamamoto as a guest of honor
Ryusuke Hamamoto, the creator of the Petit Eva series, will be a guest of honor at FanimeCon. The convention will take place over Memorial Day weekend in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

FanimeCon 2011 announces director Seiji Mizushima as a guest of honor
FanimeCon has also announced Slayers Next and Fullmetal Alchemist movie director Seiji Mizushima as a guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]