Press Releases

2007 Press Releases

December 31, 2007
Kakkoi|con announces guests and events
Kakkoi|con has announced guests Tiffany Grant, Luci Christian, Leah Clark, Brina Palencia, Michael McConnohie, Melodee M. Spevack, Vaeidos, Yaya Han, and YuffieBunny.
December 28, 2007
Anime Boston 2008 announces first round of guests
Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first round of guests today. Guests include voice actors Greg Ayres, Christopher Ayres and Monica Rial; industry guests David Williams; artists Robert and Emily DeJesus and musical guest Tokyo Pinsalocks.
December 27, 2007
New England Anime Society to hold anime screenings at First Night Boston
The New England Anime Society will be participating in First Night Boston, an all-ages New Year's Eve celebration on December 31st. During their anime screening, NEAS will be accepting in-person pre-registrations for its upcoming convention events, Anime Boston and Providence Anime Conference.
December 21, 2007
T-Mode announces appearance by Johnny Yong Bosch
T-MODE '08 is has announced that Johnny Yong Bosch will be in attendance as a special guest.
December 21, 2007
Tora-Con 2008 announces guest and pre-registration rates
The RIT Anime Club is has announced pre-registration prices and its first guest for Tora-Con 2008: the Geek Comedy Tour 3000.
December 14, 2007
The Slants to give away admission to conventions at which they will be playing
Portland, Oregon-based Asian dance-rock outfit The Slants have issed a press release to announce that they will be giving away free admissions to conventions at which they will be performing.
December 6, 2007
AnimeNEXT announces first guest for 2008 convention
Voice actor Greg Ayres will be appearing at AnimeNEXT this coming June. The Secaucus, New Jersey convention also announced a fan fiction and fan comic contest that will begin in January.
December 6, 2007
Florida Supercon announces new location and first guests
Florida Supercon is moving to The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort in Weston, Florida. It will take place May 23 - 25, 2008.
December 3, 2007
NYAF announces video game tournaments
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced a partnership with NYC-based media communications company New York-Tokyo to bring an arcade featuring games from Japanese game designers and a series of competitive video game tournaments to New York Anime Festival, December 7-9 in Manhattan.
November 27, 2007
RIT Anime Club announces dates for Tora-Con
The Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club has announced the date of the fourth annual Tora-Con as April 26th, 2008 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology.
November 16, 2007
Providence Anime Conference 2008 announces launch date and Robotech Convention Tour
Providence Anime Conference, Rhode Island's first anime convention, is pleased to officially announce a launch date of October 3 - 5, 2008, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The world's first convention exclusively for anime fans 21 and up, Providence Anime Conference is designed to appeal to older fans' curiosity, enthusiasm, and even nostalgia, featuring video tracks and live events that include an evening reception as well as academic, industry, and professional programming.
November 15, 2007
New York Anime Festival announces voice actor contest
The New York Anime Festival announced "Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?", a voice acting contest produced by New York City studios NYAV Post and TripWire Productions.
November 13, 2007 announces stops on the 2008 Robotech Convention Tour has announced their venues for the 2008 Robotech Convention Tour. The tour will feature the latest information on Robotech and the new release of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.
November 10, 2007
Dates announced for Castle Point Anime Convention in Hoboken, New Jersey
The Stevens Anime Club has announced the official date of Castle Point Anime Convention, as well as convention dates, guests, and activities.
November 2, 2007
NY Anime Festival announces premieres and previews
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it will feature screenings of Adventures in Voice Acting, Appleseed: Ex Machina, and One Piece: Episode of Alabaster.
October 31, 2007
Alcon announces 2008 event
Alcon, an anime convention at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, will be held September 5-7, 2008. Guests include Akemi Solloway and David Bircham.
October 29, 2007
FanimeCon 2008 announces Hidenobu Kiuchi as first guest of honor
FanimeCon has announced Hidenobu Kiuchi as the first guest of honor for FanimeCon 2008.
October 26, 2007
Our Lady of the Lake University hosts Zero Day Anime convention
Our Lady of the Lake University will host the "Zero Day Anime" convention on Saturday, November 10th to celebrate the Japanese culture and specifically, the art of anime.
October 25, 2007
Bakuretsu Con announces new guests
Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Jekka Cormier, and Matt Myers join the guest list at Bakuretsu Con 2007, November 9th through 11th in Colchester, Vermont.
October 25, 2007
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema announces 2007 line-up
The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema announced programming details for the 7th edition of the festival, running November 15-18, 2007 in Waterloo, Ontario.
October 23, 2007
ICv2 announces conference on anime and manga at New York Anime Festival
ICv2 has announced its first ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: "Inside the Otaku Generation" at New York Anime Festival on Thursday, December 6, 2007.
October 18, 2007
Guests announced for the Naruto-Star Trek convention
The Naruto Trek Convention has announced its first guests. You guessed it...they're both Naruto and Star Trek-related.
October 18, 2007
Georgetown University presents Natsu Onoda's Trees and Ghosts
From November 8th-11th and 14th-17th, Georgetown University's Theater and Performance Studies Program will be presenting Trees and Ghosts, a play adapted and directed by Natsu Onoda, from the graphic novels of Osamu Tezuka.
October 16, 2007
AnimeNEXT announces location and new dates for 2008
AnimeNEXT 2008 has announced its move back to summer dates of June 20 to 22, 2008, the weekend after Father's Day.
October 11, 2007
Neo NohCon announced for March 2008
The Daemen College Anime Club is excited to announce the start of Neo NohCon, the former NohCon with a new twist.
October 11, 2007
Anime South announces guests
Anime South has announced guests for their 3rd convention on December 28-30. Guests of honor are voice actors Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, and Spike Spencer; artists Stephen Bennett IV, Douglas Smith, Yaya Han, and Ashley Clark; and musical guest J*scape.
October 8, 2007
Anime Supercon announces Toys for Tots as their official charity for 2007
Anime Supercon has announced that they will be partnering with Toys for Tots - The U.S. Marine Corp. toy drive. A Toys for Tots drop off station will be set up at the show next to the registration area and attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show or to purchase a toy in the exhibition room to donate.
October 3, 2007
World Cosplay Summit partners with New York Anime Festival
The New York Anime Festival has announced that they will be the site of the World Cosplay Summit's Official USA Preliminary Round. According to the press release, the winners of the convention's masquerade will receive a free trip to Japan to represent the USA in the World Cosplay Summit Finals in 2008. This is the first WCS competition held in the United States since the highly controversial 2005 competition.
October 1, 2007
First anime convention comes to Philadelphia in an effort to stem youth violence
The first anime convention ever in Philadelphia, TandokuCon 2007, is coming to The Pennsylvania Convention Center November 9-11, thanks to the efforts of an East Mt. Airy (Philadelphia)-based, African-American owned company, TCON Expressions of Philadelphia.
October 1, 2007
New York Comic Con names new Program Director and announces Kids' Day
New York Comic Con announced that it has appointed senior staff member Jay Williams to the post of Manager of Programming & Education. In a related announcement, show organizers note that one of Williams' first initiatives is the launch of Kids' Day, an all-day program on Sunday, April 20 which will focus on events and activities designed to attract and entertain young fans.
September 29, 2007
Naruto-Star Trek convention is open for pre-registration has received a press release from what is perhaps one of the most bizarre combinations of fandom. In March 2008, Ft. Lauderdale will be home to Naruto Trek Convention. We swear, we're not making that up.
September 24, 2007
Webcomic, artist, and podcast guests announced at NYAF
The New York Anime Festival announced that online artists and performers Chris Hazelton, GeekNights, Juno Blair B, Lindsey Henninger, and Uncle Yo will be featured at its inaugural event, December 7-9, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
September 21, 2007
The Slants announce appearance at Tokyo in Tulsa
Tokyo in Tulsa has announced that The Slants will be performing at their convention in August 2008. Other guests include voice actors Crispin Freeman and Wendy Powell.
September 19, 2007 unveils worldwide convention map
Anime fans across the globe can now easily find conventions near them by using the new Convention Map feature on The map is currently in beta testing, but lists over 100 upcoming conventions across four continents.
September 19, 2007
MCAD builds on 'Shojo Manga!' fandemonium with 'Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits'
For the seventh consecutive year, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will present "Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime" from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2007.
September 17, 2007
MangaNEXT announces three more guests for 2007
MangaNEXT has announced three more guests for 2007: writer and editor Jason Thompson, artist Hiroki Otsuka, and manga translator Mari Morimoto.
September 14, 2007
Right Stuf's Anime Today talks conventions with founder Patrick Delahanty
Anime producer and retailer Right Stuf, Inc. talks with the webmaster of, Patrick Delahanty, on episode 49 of Anime Today.
September 14, 2007
FUNimation announces actor appearances during Anime Bento Festival
FUNimation Entertainment has confirmed that actors, directors and producers are appearing at select locations across the country in conjunction with the Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Fullmetal Alchemist - The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa screenings during NCM Fathom's Anime Bento Festival.
September 12, 2007
Izumicon 2007 announces guests
Izumicon in Oklahoma City has announced the following guests: Chris Cason, Leah Clark, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Jason & Heather Martin, Vic Mignogna, Brina Palencia, Monica Rial, Chris Sabat and David Williams.
September 9, 2007
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention announces opening of 2008 pre-registration
MTAC staff have opened pre-registration for "MTAC Infinity". The convention will take place April 25th through 27th and has a "kaiju" (giant monsters) theme.
September 7, 2007
Reactor announces second round of guests
Reactor is has announced the second wave of guests that will be attending the event in November. The announcement includes LeSean Thomas, Bryan Taylor, Steve Yun, Phil Moy, and Jeff Moy.
September 4, 2007
NekoCon returns to Hampton Roads for tenth year
A regular feature on the east coast since 1998, the tenth NekoCon will be taking place in Hampton, Virginia from November 2nd through 4th.
August 29, 2007
Kawaii Kon announces its 2008 show dates and first guests
Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's very own Anime & Manga convention will be held April 18-20, 2008 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Rikki & Tavisha Simmons are the first guests announced for 2008.
August 29, 2007
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007 announces Noboru Ishiguro as guest of honor
Anime Weekend Atlanta is proud to announce Noboru Ishiguro as a guest for 2007. Directly involved with the anime industry for over 32 years, he is currently the President of Artland, his own animation studio in Japan.
August 29, 2007
AnimeTV headlines at Anime Vegas
Bang Zoom! Entertainment's AnimeTV will be doing a live taping of their show at Anime Vegas over the weekend of September 1-3, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
August 24, 2007
New York Anime Festival announces contests
The New York Anime Festival today revealed details regarding a series of contests it will stage to invite participation by the many fans who will be attending the December 7-9 event.
August 22, 2007
MangaNEXT 2007 announces Kensuke Okabayashi as first guest
MangaNEXT has announced Kensuke Okabayashi as a guest for 2007. Okabayashi is a professional artist as well as the author and illustrator of the book Manga for Dummies.
August 21, 2007
Animation on Display announces fifth anniversary celebration and 2008 dates
Animation on Display will be holding its fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 25th. They have also announced that Animation on Display 2008 will take place on February 16th and 17th in San Francisco, CA.
August 20, 2007
DC Anime Club announces Shoujo Day
The DC Anime Club will host a marathon of shoujo anime on September 29th from 2pm-5pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library in Washington, DC.
August 13, 2007
National CineMedia announces "Anime Bento" film festival
NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, has announced a four-day anime festival called "Anime Bento".
August 10, 2007
New York Anime Festival announces musical guests
The New York Anime Festival today announced musical artists UNICORN TABLE, HAPPYFUNSMILE, and Voltaire will all perform at its inaugural event December 7-9 in New York City.
August 7, 2007
Anime Evolution 2007 announces industry panels
Anime Evolution has announced three "industry" panels presented by The Ocean Group, Geneon Animation, and Viz Media.
August 3, 2007
Yoko Ishida headlines at Anime Vegas concert
The organizers of Anime Vegas have announced recording artist Yoko Ishida as the Japanese musical guest of honor for this year's convention.
August 1, 2007
Anime Supercon announces eleven new guests
Anime Supercon has formally announced the following guests: Don Kramer, Al Baruch, Select Start, J*SCAPE, Rose Thompson, Jay Wade Edwards, Greg Kirkpatrick, Terry Cronin, Pat Martin, Matt Reynolds, and Sonnie Wright.
July 31, 2007
New York Anime Festival welcomes Kobun Shizuno and Aimee Major Steinberger
The New York Anime Festival today announced that Kobun Shizuno and Aimee Major Steinberger will appear as guests of honor at its inaugural event December 7-9 in New York City.
July 31, 2007
JaniCon announces six new guests and new events
JaniCon has announced that J*Scape, Chickenbox, Emergency Pizza Party, and Notorious MSG will be performing at this year's convention. Horror artists Mike Koneful and Andrea Scoyoc will also be appearing.
July 23, 2007
Matsuriza to perform at opening ceremonies for Anime Festival Orlando 8
Anime Festival Orlando has announced that Matsuriza, a group of taiko drummers, will be performing at the convention for a fourth year.
July 18, 2007
Tomo-Dachi announces more guests
Stuart Claw, Hugh David, Sonia Leong and Emma Vieceli have joined Mike McFarland on the list of guests at Tomo-Dachi. The convention will be held next month in Northern Ireland.
July 17, 2007
Catblue Dynamite to premiere at New York Anime Festival
The New York Anime Festival announced it will host the North American premiere of the anime film Catblue Dynamite at its inaugural event this December in New York City.
July 17, 2007
Yaoi Press starts new convention
Yaoi Press, a publisher of manga influenced yaoi graphic novels, has announced Yaoi Jamboree, a new fan convention to run June 20-22nd in Phoenix, Arizona.
July 7, 2007
Anime Supercon announces details on guests and programming
Anime Supercon, an anime convention taking place November 30th through December 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has issued a press release to announce a round of guests as well as details the convention hours.
June 28, 2007
Bandai Visual USA announces presence at Metrocon
Bandai Visual USA has issued a statement that outlines their programming at this year's Metrocon in Tampa, Florida from July 6th through 8th.
June 28, 2007
Anime Expo's online video AXBackstage launches
For the second year, Anime Expo will be running its online video show, AXBackstage.
June 26, 2007
Zenkaikon announces West Chester Obon Festival
Zenkaikon has announced the first annual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Hoopes Park, 12:00pm to 4:00pm in West Chester, PA.
June 23, 2007
AnimeNEXT announces Japanese guests of honor
In cooperation with GONZO, AnimeNEXT is has announced Toyo Ikeda and Daisuke Gomi will be attending the AnimeNEXT 2007 in Secaucus, New Jersey from July 6th through 8th.
June 21, 2007
Beck Mongolian Chop Squad: live and in person
FUNimation has sent out a schedule for their BECK-related activities at this weekend's Anime Expo.
June 21, 2007
New York Anime Festival reveals first guests on new web site
The New York Anime Festival announced that anime legends Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr will participate as its first guests of honor.
June 15, 2007
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention announces new location and dates
MTAC has announced a change of location for its 2008 event to the Music City Sheraton. This change is cited as being necessary in order to accommodate the substantial growth the convention has experienced over the past three years.
June 11, 2007
Otakuthon 2007 announces Venus Terzo as guest of honor
Otakuthon has announced announce voice actress Venus Terzo as a guest of honor. The convention takes place in Montreal, Quebec on August 4th and 5th, 2007.
June 10, 2007
T-MODE announces Club TM anime club support program
T-MODE has announced that it will sponsor anime club membership raising efforts by providing various types of support for club meetings and events.
June 7, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 to hold Transformers screening
Anime Expo 2007 has announced that they will be holding a 35mm screening of the new Transformers motion picture on July 2nd. The film will be in nationwide release on July 4th.
June 4, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces Anna Tsuchiya as guest of honor
In the latest in a series of press releases from Anime Expo, model, actress, and singer Anna Tsuchiya has been added to the guest list.
June 4, 2007
Voltaire to perform at Sac-Anime
Goth musician and comic artist Voltaire will be performing a live concert and presenting a panel on his work at Sac-Anime next month.
June 3, 2007
Northern Anime Festival announces Spider's Kiss
Northern Anime Festival 2007 has announced the performance of J-rock band Spider's Kiss at its convention on July 14th and 15th in Oshawa, Ontario.
June 3, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces Chiaki as official guest of honor
Singer and songstress Chiaki Ishikawa is newest addition to the line up of Anime Expo 2007.
June 1, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 welcomes the Queen of Akihabara
Vocalist Halko Momoi is the latest addition to the Anime Expo 2007 guest list.
May 29, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces second US guest of honor
Anime Expo® 2007 has announced Michael Arias, the director of Tekkon kinkreet, as a guest of honor.
May 29, 2007
TAKII to feature Natsuo Kimura's US east coast debut
TAKII 4, an Asian Music/video game fusion festival in Philadelphia, has announced that Natsuo Kimura (aka Natz), lead singer/guitarist from the J-Rock fusion group known as Rusika, will be performing at the event.
May 29, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces J-rock concert
Anime Expo has announced that SKIN (Yoshiki, Gackt, Sugizo and Miyavi) will perform at the convention on June 29th.
May 26, 2007
Anime Detour 2008 scheduled a week later than usual
Anime Detour has issued a statement announcing that their 2008 date will be a week later than their usual date. They are also instituting a cap of 3000 attendees.
May 25, 2007
Anime Festival Orlando 8 announces additional guests
Final additions to the Anime Festival Orlando 8 guest list are voice actors Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Jason David Frank.
May 25, 2007
Anime Expo, Bandai, and Kadokawa Pictures USA announce "SOS Brigade Invasion Tour"
Anime Expo 2007, Bandai Entertainment Inc., and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced today that the "SOS Brigade Invasion Tour" will be held at this year's Anime Expo convention. AX will be at the Long Beach Convention Center June 29th through July 2nd.
May 21, 2007
FanimeCon announces Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball
FanimeCon has announced that they will be holding a Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball. The ball is a formal dance featuring big band swing and ballroom dance music.
May 18, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 opens up 50 more Hilton rooms
In the latest in a flood of press releases from Anaheim, Anime Expo has opened up fifty more rooms at the Hilton Long Beach. The Hilton has a total of 396 rooms.
May 18, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 opens new cosplay event registration system
Anime Expo has issued a press release announcing several of its masquerade prizes as provided by sponsors.
May 18, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces One Piece guest of honor
Eisaku Inoue has been announced as a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2007.
May 18, 2007
Florida Supercon announces addition of new bands
Florida Supercon has announced the addition of Zombies! Organize!!, Chickenbox!, and Select Start to the convention's line up of bands scheduled to perform.
May 15, 2007
Otaku University announces guest judges and start of online registration
Dr. Janet Baker, Biff Yeager, Dennita Sewell, and Ethan Newman will be judges at various competitions at the conference. Momoko Welsh has been added to the list of guest professors.
May 15, 2007
JaniCon announces more guests
JaniCon has announced the addition of two new sponsors, five new guests, a tournament stop of the Anime Trivia Game Show, and a sold out dealers' room.
May 15, 2007
Kumoricon announces appearances by A-Key Kyo and Kirk Thornton
A-Key Kyo and Kirk Thornton will join existing guests The Slants and Applegeeks at Kumoricon. Portland cover band A-Key Kyo specializes in J-pop, J-rock, and anime themes. Kirk Thornton has acted in over one hundred roles in anime and video games.
May 11, 2007
Oni-Con announces details for 2007 convention
Oni-Con has announced that their 2007 convention will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on October 19-21, 2007. The press release also includes a number of guest announcements.
May 10, 2007
12012 to perform at AnimeNEXT 2007
Jhouse-Rock ENT and AnimeNEXT have announced that 12012 will perform live in concert at AnimeNEXT 2007 this July.
May 9, 2007
Zenkaikon's AMV contest open for submissions
Zenkaikon 2007 has posted the submission information for its anime music video contest.
May 4, 2007
MangaNEXT returns for second year
MangaNEXT 2007 has been announced as returning to Secaucus, New Jersey from October 5th through 7th. It is the only convention in the United States dedicated to manga.
April 30, 2007
T-MODE '07 offers Japan Anime Travel Tour
T-MODE 2007 in Arlington, Virginia is offering a six day travel package to visit anime-related destinations in Japan in February. Although the press release states this is the first time an anime convention has done this, similar tours have been done by other conventions in the past.
April 27, 2007
Anime Evolution announces 2007 dates and first guests
Anime Evolution has announced Back On, Michael Coleman, and David Stanworth as guests.
April 27, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces Battle of the Bands
This year's Anime Expo will be hosting a Battle of the Bands contest to provide amateur bands the chance to perform song choices to attendees at the convention.
April 27, 2007
FUNimation launches Summer Tour for Beck Mongolian Chop Squad
FUNimation is launching a Summer Tour program for Beck Mongolian Chop Squad. The first three confirmed stops on the Summer Tour are Anime Boston, A-Kon, Anime Mid-Atlantic and Anime Expo.
April 27, 2007
Florida Supercon adds new guests
Florida Supercon has announced the addition of four more guests for the June 22-24, 2007 show, including Rosearik Rikki Simons, Greg Horn, George Lowe, and Dana Snyder.
April 26, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces Death Note guests
Death Note director Tetsuro Araki and character designer Masaru Kitao will be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2007.
April 26, 2007
JaniCon announces new guests
JaniCon has announced the addition of three guests, artists Amanda Tomasch and Melissa Hudson and musical performers Peelander-Z.
April 26, 2007
Ai-Kon confirms guests of honor
American voice actors Greg Ayres and Vic Mignogna have been confirmed as the guests of honor for Ai-Kon 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
April 26, 2007
Robotech in China
Harmony Gold has announced that the Robotech Convention Tour will be making a stop at the China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF) in Hangzhou, China.
April 26, 2007
Anime Central announces full guest list
Anime Central has announced a rather large guest list to celebrate their tenth year.
April 13, 2007
Oreskaband to be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2007
The ska band Oreskaband will be guests of honor at Anime Expo this summer.
April 13, 2007
The first FUNiGIRL Party of 2007 to be held at Anime Boston
On Saturday, April 21, FUNimation's FUNiGIRL program will hold their first FUNiGIRL Party of 2007 at Anime Boston 2007. The party will include anime screenings, trivia, games and giveaways.
April 13, 2007
DC Anime Club seeking artist to participate in anime art show
The DC Anime Club is looking for artists to participate in the 3rd annual Anime Art Show which shall take place during the entire month of November at the Martin Luthur King, Jr Memorial Library in Washington, DC.
April 12, 2007
Anime Vegas announces 2007 dates
The Anime Vegas Club and convention organizers are preparing for an estimated attendance of 3000-3500 anime fans for their fourth annual Anime Vegas Convention at the Cashman Center on September 1st-3rd 2007.
April 11, 2007
Zenkaikon 2007 announces musical guests
Zenkaikon 2007 has announced that Prism, Hsu-nami, and D-Chan will be performing.
April 3, 2007
Lorain County Community College to host anime con
Elyria, Ohio's Lorain County Community College will be the site of Shinboku Con, a one-day anime convention on Sunday, April 29th.
April 3, 2007
Anime Expo and Bang Zoom! Entertainment to host AX Idol
AX Idol 2007 will be holding open auditions for all who would like to try being the next "Anime Voice Acting" and "Singing" superstars! Ten will be selected to perform in front a of a live audience at the Long Beach Sports Arena during Anime Expo 2007.
April 2, 2007
Anime Boston announces final round of guests
Anime Boston has announced its final round of guests: Hiroshi Iwata, producer of Macross, Kenji Terada, writer for Kimagure Orange Road and the first three Final Fantasy titles, and voice actress Brina Palencia.
April 2, 2007
New York Anime Festival to be launched in December
Reed Exhibitions has issued a press release to formally announce December's New York Anime Festival at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
April 2, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces first guest of honor
Anime Expo 2007 has announced voice actor, singer, writer, and director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as their first guest of honor.
April 2, 2007
MTAC joins US Marines in "Bots for Tots" effort
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, held April 13-15 in Nashville, will host U.S. Marines representing the Toys for Tots charity as they help collect robot toys for needy kids.
April 2, 2007
Japanese art forms manga and anime topic of Smithsonian event
The Smithsonian Associates will feature the Japanese pop culture phenomena of manga (comics and printed cartoons) and anime in an all-day seminar on Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. ­5 p.m. as part of its cultural series "Japan WOW!" (March 31--June 9).
April 2, 2007
Anime Supercon announces new guests
Anime Supercon has announced the addition of several Aqua Teen Hunger Force guests and several bands.
March 27, 2007
Anime guests and new events announced for Sogen Con
Sogen Con 2007 will be held October 5th thru October 7th, 2007 at the Sioux Falls convention center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Guests include Wendee Lee, Crispin Freeman, Tiffany Grant, Michael Coleman, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Kyle Herbert, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Richard & Shannon Townsend.
March 27, 2007
Ai-Kon weekend passes on sale April 5
Weekend passes for Ai-Kon will go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
March 27, 2007
Michael Bell to attend Toronto TransformersCon
Toronto TransformersCon has announced that legendary voice actor Michael Bell will be appearing at the convention this April. Mr. Bell is best known for his voice work in eighties cartoons such as The Transformers, GI Joe, Voltron, and many other animated and live action television shows.
March 22, 2007
MomoCon to return next year
MomoCon has issued a press release that addresses the situation which forced the convention to close early this past weekend.
March 22, 2007
Four new guest announcements from Florida Supercon
Chris Patton and PLID are among the latest guest announcements from Florida Supercon.
March 22, 2007
Dates announced for MTAC 2008; pre-registration for 2007 closed
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced that its 2008 event will be held April 18-20, 2008 at the Cool Springs Conference Center and the Franklin Marriott. Pre-registration for this year's April convention has closed, but at-door memberships will be offered.
March 19, 2007
AnimeNEXT announces four more guests
AnimeNEXT has announced Chris Patton, Mike Pollock, Wayne Grayson and Jonathan Klein will be attending their convention in Secaucus, NJ this July.
March 19, 2007
MTAC announces guest artists
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced Studio Capsule's Robert DeJesus and Imbrium Studios's Yad-Ming Mui as guests of honor.
March 16, 2007
Anime Boston 2007 announces second round of guests
Anime Boston 2007 has announced its second round of guests: Junji Nishimura and Yasuhiro Imagawa, Chris Bevins, Luci Christian, Mike McFarland, Mike Sinterniklaas, Grant Moran, and Tom Wayland.
March 9, 2007
AX offers discounted tickets to Queen Mary attractions
Anime Expo attendees will be able to receive discounted tickets on special events on board the Queen Mary such as "Ghosts & Legends" show and a screening of the Spike & Mike Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation.
March 7, 2007
JaniCon changes date, location, and adds more guests
JaniCon 2007 will now be November 2-4, 2007 at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk in Jacksonville, Florida. New guests include
February 28, 2007
Tora-Con announces final guest additions
The RIT Anime Club has announced its final three guests for Tora-con 2007: Stephanie Yanez, Steve Bennett, and the Cosplay Crack Crew.
February 21, 2007
Anime Expo announces additional room blocks
Anime Expo announced room blocks at both The Westin Long Beach and The Queen Mary. (Yes, this is the first time an anime convention has offered accommodations on a cruise ship.)
February 20, 2007
Sumi Shimamoto to attend Sakura-Con
Sending out yet another press release, Sakura-Con has announced that voice actress Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Seattle convention this April.
February 19, 2007
Hellsing Ultimate volume 2 to premiere at Sakura-Con
With the sponsorship and support of Geneon, Hellsing Ultimate volume 2 will premiere at Sakura-Con 2007, April 6th-8th at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.
February 16, 2007
Mari Iijima concert at Tekkoshocon 2007
Mari Iijima, the voice of Lynn Minmay from Super Dimension Fortress Macross, will be performing at Tekkoshocon this April.
February 13, 2007
Rooster Teeth Productions to make Sakura-Con appearance
Sakura-Con has announced that Rooster Teeth Productions, creators of Red vs Blue, will be appearing at the convention in Seattle this April.
February 12, 2007
MTAC welcomes Neil Kaplan to 2007 guest lineup
MTAC has announced the addition of Neil Kaplan, voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, to the guest roster.
February 9, 2007
NYCC welcomes the creator, director, and co-producers of Afro Samurai
New York Comic Con has announced the attendance of Takashi Okazaki, Fuminori Kizaki, Taito Okiura, and Eric Calderon -- the creator, director, and co-producers of Afro Samurai.
February 9, 2007
Tales of Anime now offers pre-registration for individual days
In addition to now offering pre-registration for individual days, Tales of Anime has announced tournaments, cosplay prizes, and other programming additions.
February 7, 2007
Finalists announced for American Anime Awards
The finalists for the inaugural American Anime Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the New York Comic Con on Saturday, February 24th.
February 7, 2007
Tomo-Dachi to bring Mike McFarland to the UK
Tomo-Dachi 2007 has announced that ADR director, scriptwriter, and voice actor Mike McFarland will be a guest at the convention in Northern Ireland this August.
February 7, 2007
Sakura-Con announces four new guests of honor
Sakura-Con has announced Hideyuki Kurata, Kouta Hirano, Yashuhiro Nightow, and K.T. Gray.
February 6, 2007
Online pre-registration goes live for Anime Festival Orlando 8
Pre-Registration for AFO 8 went live last Thursday, February 1st with a special price of $35.00 for a 3 day membership lasting only until April 30, 2007.
February 1, 2007
Anime Expo offers prizes to pre-registrants
Anime Expo 2007 is offering prizes from Anime Hot, Bistro98, Gnome International Inc., Spicy Brown, and Tofu Girls for people who register in February.
February 1, 2007
m.o.v.e to perform for Sakura-Con's 10th anniversary
Sakura-Con has announced that the band m.o.v.e will perform at their 10th convention this April.
February 1, 2007
Saturday sold out for New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con reports that tickets for Saturday, February 24 are sold out on the NYCC web site. Three-day, Friday, and Sunday tickets are still available.
January 30, 2007
Tora-Con announces guests and registration
The RIT Anime Club has announced its first guests of honor for Tora-Con 2007: Sonny Strait and the Geek Comedy Tour 3000.
January 29, 2007
JaniCon adds more guests
JaniCon, a convention scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida this November, has announced Stephanie Chateau, Darrel Guilbeau, Yaya Han, and Stefanie Shall as guests.
January 27, 2007
Richard Epcar to appear at Robotech premiere has announced that voice actor Richard Epcar and others from the cast and crew will appear at the premiere of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on February 3rd in Westwood, California. A Q&A session will follow the film.
January 24, 2007 to hold Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles screenings with Q&A has issued a press release with details on screenings of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles screenings in Anchorage, Alaska and Berkeley, California. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with a staff member.
January 23, 2007
Zenkaikon announces spring formal fundraiser
Zenkaikon has announced a spring formal fundraiser to be held on April 1st in King Of Prussia, PA.
January 22, 2007
New York Comic Con to launch podcast
New York Comic Con has announced that it will launch an audio and video podcast which will begin almost immediately after the convention concludes.
January 22, 2007
Panelists announced for ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con has announced six prominent panelists from the world of graphic novels have been added to the roster for the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference.
January 19, 2007
AnimeNEXT Manga Library US tour to stop at NY Comic Con
AnimeNEXT has announced that they will be bringing their manga library to New York Comic Con for the second year in a row.
January 16, 2007
LiN CLOVER coming to Sakura-Con 2007
ANCEA and have announced LiN CLOVER as the second musical guest for Sakura-Con 2007.
January 16, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 releases final room blocks
Anime Expo attendees can now book their rooms from the final two official hotels of the convention, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Westin Long Beach.
January 15, 2007
Girl Power: Girls' Comics from Japan: An Exhibit
The Japan Information and Culture Center in Washington, DC is holding an exhibit on girls' comics from Japan. The opening lecture is Tuesday, January 30th.
January 13, 2007
Sakura-Con announces first Japanese guests for 10th anniversary celebration
Sakura-Con's announcement includes voice actress Kaori Nazuka, director and designer Hiroshi Nagahama, and creator and director Akitaroh Daichi.
January 13, 2007
Katsucon announces two new guests
Annette Roman and Walden Wong, writer and inker of the 1 World Manga series, will be attending Katsucon 13 from February 16th through 18th. The convention will also premiere the new 1 World Manga anime.
January 12, 2007
MomoCon announces guests and events
MomoCon has issued a press release to announce guests and events for their convention in Atlanta on March 17th and 18th.
January 12, 2007
New York Comic Con anime guests and programming highlights revealed
New York Comic Con has issued a press release with a list of anime guests as well as anime-related events that will be taking place at next month's convention.
January 11, 2007
Anime Expo 2007 announces a renaissance for hotel availability
The Renaissance Long Beach now has discounted room blocks available for Anime Expo 2007.
January 11, 2007
Kawaii Kon announces next round of guests
Kawaii Kon has announced guests Christine Auten, Steve Blum, Brittany Karbowski, Chris Sabat and Travis Willingham.
January 11, 2007
Anime Punch: Armageddicon II to host battle of the bands
Anime Punch: Armageddicon II has issued a press release to announce an anime battle of the bands. The winner will receive $500 and "the option to play other area conventions as a headlining band". The other conventions have not been named.
January 11, 2007
Vericon to hold cosplay human chess game
Vericon, a small science fiction convention in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has issued a statement to announce that they will be holding a cosplay human chess game at their event later this month.
January 10, 2007
Anime Tour for the Cure announces guest list
Anime Tour For the Cure has announced that MTV will be filming cosplayers on Friday. Guests for this weekend's events are Kyle Hebert, Christopher R. Sabat, Dan Woren, and Adam Ghahramani.
January 8, 2007
TenBu Productions brings Yoko Ishida to Daigacon 1
TenBu Productions in conjunction with Japan based B.F.P. will be bringing Geneon recording artist Yoko Ishida to Daigacon for a live concert.
January 7, 2007
Anime Boston 2007 announces first round of guests
The New England Anime Society has announced that Greg Ayres, Troy Baker, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Laura Bailey, Robert DeJesus, David Williams, and Travis Willingham will be guests at Anime Boston 2007.

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