Anime Convention News
October 19, 2016

Hasbro Announces "HasCon", Its Own Hasbro-Themed Convention
Toy manufacturer Hasbro has announced that they will launch their own convention focused on their toy lines. The convention, named "HasCon", will take place in Providence, Rhode Island in September 2017, not far from Hasbro's corporate headquarters.   [read more] [discuss]

July 5, 2016

Sukoshi Con cancels Louisville Anime Weekend and all future events
In a Twitter announcement today, Sukoshi Con has announced Louisville Anime Weekend "has been cancelled and that there will not be any future Sukoshi Con events."   [read more] [discuss]

June 22, 2016

Wizard World Scuttles Cruise Convention
Citing filming schedules of talent, Wizard World has announced that Wizard World Comic Con Cruise has been cancelled.   [read more] [discuss]

June 3, 2016

Anime Matsuri hires former SPJA CEO
Anime Matsuri has announced their new Chief Operating Officer, Mark Perez, former CEO of Anime Expo's parent company, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation.   [read more] [discuss]

May 24, 2016

If your costume contest is five hours long, you're doing it wrong
FanimeCon announced their schedule for their Masquerade Cosplay Contest. It's scheduled to start at 6pm and the award announcements will begin around 10:30pm.   [read more] [discuss]

April 16, 2016

The Curious Case of Wine Country Comic Con
A couple months ago, I witnessed an uncomfortable accusation from one convention organizer against another con. Little did I know at that time how fascinatingly bizarre it would become.   [read more] [discuss]

April 9, 2016

Anime Southwest changes venues and loses most of their guests
Anime Southwest, located near Denver, Colorado, has announced the cancellations of seven guests. This news comes one week after it was announced the convention has announced a new venue and less than a month before the convention is scheduled to begin.   [read more] [discuss]

March 18, 2016

YourMiniCon cancels Maine event
After cancelling ten conventions in the last two months, YourMiniCon has now cancelled their event in Portland, Maine, the only remaining event other than their original Connecticut location.   [read more] [discuss]

February 21, 2016

YourMiniCon quietly cancels four more conventions
YourMiniCon has removed Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, and Louisiana conventions from its site leaving only Connecticut and Maine.   [read more] [discuss]

February 20, 2016

Getting Your Convention on Social Media
Social media is an essential part of convention planning. We run down the essential platforms to help you get your convention signed up and give you tips on how to make cross-posting to them a lot easier.   [read more] [discuss]

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