AnimeCons.com is conducting a poll to determine what regular features of anime conventions attracts people the most and what types of programming are the least attractive to potential attendees. Your participation in our poll would be greatly appreciated!
Anime Overload has informed us that, due to last-minute complications, they will be moving their event to the Crockett Center. They report that this change will have little to no effect on the current events, panels, and schedule. The convention will still be held July 3-5 in Austin, Texas.
Robert's younger sister Giselle has lost her battle with cancer after 10 years. Ohayocon is leading a fund raising effort to assist with medical bills, funeral expenses, and for Giselle's ten year-old daughter.
JAMPcon has been postponed until 2010. Andrea Morgan, President of JAMPcon, has posted an announcement on their web site which cites the economy as the primary reason for the postponement. Next year's convention has been scheduled for May in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We're thrilled to present the first episode of our monthly AnimeCons.com video podcast. In this episode, we review the list of the ten largest anime cons of 2008 and help first-time convention attendees decide which convention to attend first.
More than two hundred and fifty conventions later, another year has passed and it's time to look back on the previous twelve months of anime conventions. From conventions that cancelled to those that appeared with an innovative twist and from people that stood in line for hours to those that have left us, it was anything but typical. We also make a major announcement for AnimeCons.com and release our annual list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America.