2007 News

December 21, 2007
Anime Mid-Atlantic moves to Virginia Beach after Hyatt cancels contract
Anime Mid-Atlantic has announced on their web site that the Hyatt Regency Crystal City double-booked the hotel on that weekend and has decided to cancel their contract. As a result, the convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach.
December 17, 2007
AniZona has been cancelled
AniZona has announced that their 2008 convention has been canceled, but they hope to return in 2009. The cancellation is a result of not being able to get a minimum of 75 hotel rooms booked at the hotel by a December 16th deadline.
November 13, 2007
'American Otaking' Steve Pearl passes away
Steve Pearl, the moderator of the newsgroup from its inception in 1993 until 2001, has passed away over the weekend.
October 22, 2007
TandokuCon cancellation posted on PA Convention Center web site
Over the weekend, the Pennsylvania Convention Center had posted on their web site that TandokuCon was canceled. The notice has since been removed. A notice clarifying that the convention is not canceled has been posted on TandokuCon's web site. We will keep everyone posted if we hear any other news. Updates within...
September 5, 2007
Another Anime Convention announces new guests
Another Anime Convention in Nashua, New Hampshire has stated that several previously announced guests are unable to attend. However, the con has announced that voice actors Christine Auten, Daniel Kevin Harrison, and Spike Spencer will be in attendance in addition to several web comic guests.
August 6, 2007
Otakon announces 2007 attendance
Otakon has announced that 22,852 paid attendees were at this year's convention. This is up just 550 from Otakon 2006's paid attendance count of 22,302.
June 8, 2007
Con staff openings: where to post them and where to apply has a special forum dedicated to posting of open staff positions at various conventions. If your convention is looking for new staff, post some job descriptions. If you want to join staff at a con, go apply! All the details are in our Staff Recruitment forum.
June 6, 2007
What's the largest number of people you'd want in a hotel room? is conducting a poll about hotel rooms. What is the largest number of people you would ever consider having in a standard size hotel room? You can join our forums and vote in the poll.
May 30, 2007
Missing Animazement attendee's family asks for help
The CUE Center for Missing Persons and the McKeathan family are requesting the public's help in the search for Michael McKeithan, a North Carolina teen who disappeared Sunday night following Animazement in Durham, NC.
May 24, 2007
DNS issues for our domains
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May 19, 2007
Houkocon 2007 canceled
Another Florida convention, Houkocon 2007 in Jensen Beach, has been canceled.
April 26, 2007
Another Anime Convention announces guests
Another Anime Convention has announced that they are moving to the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua, NH the weekend of October 12-14. Their current list of guests includes Richard Epcar, Greg Finley, Daniel Kevin Harrison, and Ellyn Stern.
March 19, 2007
MomoCon shuts down early
MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia reportedly shut down nine hours early on Sunday morning. Multiple unconfirmed reports state some people attempted to set off fireworks inside the building where the convention was being held.
March 17, 2007
Otakon pre-registration now available, no attendance cap
Otakon 2007 has opened pre-registration for their July convention. Unlike the previous two years, there is no attendance cap this year.
February 28, 2007 offers a new online advertising program is proud to announce the release of its new advertising program. Interested advertisers are welcome to review our advertising information. Anime convention organizers may be especially interested in our ad swap program in which we will run your convention's banner advertising for up to three months in exchange for advertising at your convention.
January 27, 2007
Three more conventions cancelled
Adding to the growing list of recently cancelled conventions, Gen Con So Cal, Garden City Anime Festival, and Anime Express are all cancelled for 2007.
January 20, 2007
Kami Kon cancelled
Kami Kon, a convention in Nashua, NH that was announced just a little over a month ago, has been cancelled.
January 19, 2007
AnikiCon cancelled
Germany's AnikiCon has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The event was to be held April 6-8 in Bonn.
January 17, 2007
Llamacon is postponed
Llamacon, a small one-day convention in western Massachusetts, has announced that their convention has been postponed.
January 16, 2007
Anime Central 2007 web site is online
The Anime Central 2007 web site, which had been replaced with a splash page since last year's convention, is now back online with 2007 information such as a guest list and online registration.
January 11, 2007
American Anime Awards adds two new nominees
The American Anime Awards, an event to be held at New York Comic Con, have added two manga titles to their ballot. "The nominations were submitted prior to when the ballot went live but were inadvertently left off, an error which we deeply regret."
January 1, 2007
Largest North American anime conventions of 2006
Now a yearly tradition, has assembled a list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America during 2006. The article features a look back on 2006 as well as a look ahead to 2007.