Anime Convention News Archive by Month
May 2, 2011

FanimeCon 2011 announces Takahiro Yoshimatsu as a guest of honor
FanimeCon has announced animation director and character designer Takahiro Yoshimatsu will be at their convention this year.   [read more] [discuss]

AniMinneapolis announces Chris Rager, Spike Spencer, and Dr. Awkward
AniMinneapolis has announced their latest round of guests: Chris Rager, Spike Spencer, and Dr. Awkward. The convention will be held July 8-10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Five Cities expands and announces first round of guests
Anime Five Cities, to be held June 18th in San Luis Obispo, California, has announced guests Irene Flores and AniMaid Cafe.   [read more] [discuss]

May 3, 2011

Nan Desu Kan raises $13,440 for Japan and announces first round of guests
Nan Desu Kan in Denver has announced that they raised $13,440 for the Japanese Red Cross. They also announced guest appearances by Todd Haberkorn, Patrick Seitz, Chris Cason, Kevin McKeever, Steve Yun and Tommy Yune at their convention this September.   [read more] [discuss]

May 4, 2011

AM2 adds more talent to the Summer Festival stage
AM2 has announced performances from Icarus Kid, Ajuku Girls, Akai SKY, and REOG. AM2 will be held July 4th weekend in Anaheim, California.   [read more] [discuss]

FanimeCon 2011 announces voice actor Tohru Furuya as a guest of honor
FanimeCon has announced Tohru Furuya, the voice of Amuro Ray from Mobile Suit Gundam, will be a guest of honor at the convention which will be held May 27-30 in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 6, 2011

FanimeCon welcomes Hangry & Angry illustrator Gashicon as a guest of honor
In their latest in a series of guest announcements, Gashicon, a Hangry & Angry illustrator and character designer, will be giving style tips at FanimeCon 2011.   [read more] [discuss]

Japanese pop trio Kalafina will perform live in concert at Anime Expo 2011
Anime Expo has announced that female Japanese pop trio Kalafina will be performing at this year's convention. AX2011 will take place July 1-4 in Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

AM2 announces Sadie as guests of honor
AM2 has issued a press release to announce that visual kei band Sadie will be performing at the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

May 9, 2011

AM2 announces Japanese band Scandal
AM2 has added Scandal to their list of bands performing at the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

NatsuCon announces first wave of guests
NatsuCon has announced guests Erik "The Internet" Ferris and Glenn Dubois from The Nerdfit Network, Samurai Dan & Jillian, and cosplayer Jill Dailey. NatsuCon will be held this August in St. Louis, Missouri.   [read more] [discuss]

May 10, 2011

FanimeCon announces Hiroyuki Yamaga and Halko Momoi
Founder of GAINAX, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and singer Halko Momoi have been announced as guests at FanimeCon.   [read more] [discuss]

Otakon announces three new guests
Tony Oliver, Tom Wayland, and Lisa Ortiz have been announced as guests of honor at Otakon 2011. The convention will be held July 29-31 in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

May 11, 2011

Nekocon announces Funimation as an industry guest
Nekocon has announced that Funimation will be attending the Hampton, Virginia convention this November as an industry guest. The press release issued by the convention did not state who would be on hand representing the company.   [read more] [discuss]

May 13, 2011

Virtual pop star Hatsune Miku to perform live at Anime Expo 2011
Hatsune Miku, a Japanese virtual pop idol who performs via computer-generated singing and holographic performances, will performs live at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The convention runs from July 1st through 4th.   [read more] [discuss]

May 16, 2011

Animaritime holds charity auction for IWK Health Centre Foundation
Animaritime has announced that all proceeds of their annual auction will be donated to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.   [read more] [discuss]

Matthew K. Miller to appear at The Sangawa Project
The Sangawa Project has announced that voice actor Matthew K. Miller will be appearing. The convention runs June 15-17 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   [read more] [discuss]

FanimeCon announces guest Fumio Iida and featured charities
Gainax animation director Fumio Iida will be a guest of honor at FanimeCon 2011. The convention has also announced it will raise funds for Cancer Support Community, American Red Cross of Silicon Valley, and APA of San Francisco. The convention will run May 27-30 in San Jose, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 18, 2011

AniMinneapolis announces Chris Cason
AniMinneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota has announced voice actor Chris Cason will be at the convention this July.   [read more] [discuss]

NatsuCon announces second wave of guests
NatsuCon has announced guests Eric Vale, Losing Controllers, and YukaPon. The convention will be held this August in Collinsville, Illinois.   [read more] [discuss]

May 20, 2011

Anime Expo welcomes Sohei Niikawa, President of Nippon Ichi Software, as guest of honor
Sohei Niikawa, the creative force behind the "Disgaea" series, will be a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2011. The convention will take place July 1-4 in Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

AM2 announces Yamashita and Shimogasa as official guests of honor
Directors and character designers Akihiko Yamashita and Miho Shimogasa will be appearing at AM2 this July 4th weekend.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime USA announces Micah Solusod as a guest
Voice actor Micah Solusod will be a guest of honor at Anime USA 2011 this November in Arlington, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

May 23, 2011

FanimeCon 2011 announces Yoshiki as a guest of honor
FanimeCon 2011 in San Jose, California has announced Yoshiki, co-founder of X-Japan, will be at the convention for a few hours on Saturday, May 28th.   [read more] [discuss]

May 24, 2011

Anime Five Cities announces Lauren Landa as guest of honor
Anime Five Cities, which will be held June 18th in San Luis Obispo, California, has announced a guest appearance by voice actress Lauren Landa.   [read more] [discuss]

Roland Kelts to appear at Otakon 2011
Otakon 2011 has announced that Roland Kelts, author, editor, and lecturer, is the latest addition to their guest list. The convention will be held July 29-31 in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

May 27, 2011

Animaritime welcomes Vertical Inc.'s Ed Chavez
Animaritime, which will be held July 1-3 in Moncton, New Brunswick, has announced that Ed Chavez, Marketing Director for Vertical, Inc., will be a guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

May 31, 2011

AM2 to screen Mai Mai Miracle
AM2 will show Nobuko Takagi's Mai Mai Miracle as a "Passport Only" screening. The convention will be held July 1-3 in Anaheim, California.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2011 announces Takanori Aki, President of Good Smile Company, as guest
Takanori Aki, President of Good Smile Company, will be an industry guest at Anime Expo. The convention runs July 1-4 in Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

Voice actress and singer Miyuki Sawashiro to appear at Anime Expo 2011
Anime Expo has issued a second press release today to announce voice actress and singer Miyuki Sawashiro has been added to its guest list.   [read more] [discuss]