April 9, 2016
News for Anime Southwest 2016:
Anime Southwest changes venues and loses most of their guestsby Patrick Delahanty, Executive Producer, AnimeCons.com and FanCons.com
Anime Southwest, has announced the cancellations of seven guests: Horsedeer Productions, Laura Post, Lisle Wilkerson, Marissa Floro, Martin Billany, Warky T. Chocobo, and Warumono. The convention's own "Guests" page does not cite a reason, but states "Due to unfortunate circumstances, the following previously announced guests will no longer be attending Anime Southwest this year. Each previously announced guest extends their apologies to their fans who were anxious to see them."
I am sad to announce that I have had to cancel my appearance at Anime Southwest at the end of the month. Sorry to the staff and attendees!— LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) April 9, 2016
Hi hi everyone,
Huge unfortunate news I will be withdrawing from Anime Southwest. I'm so sorry for all my... https://t.co/ecgaW5pr9s— Marissa Floro (@CelesteOrchid) April 8, 2016
This news comes one week after a new venue was announced for the convention. Originally scheduled at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast in Aurora, Colorado, the hotel announced in mid-March that the hotel had cancelled the event. On April 1st, the convention announced that it had found a new location at the Ramada Plaza Northglenn/Denver North in Northglenn. The new location is 25 miles from the former location.
Anime Southwest is run by the same organization that runs Sukoshicon conventions in the South. They entered the Denver market last year when they licensed the Animeland Wasabi name. However, they split off for their 2016 convention and Animeland Wasabi 2016 was not organized by Sukoshicon.