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2004 Press Releases

December 30, 2004
AnimeNEXT Announces Voice Guests
AnimeNEXT has announced its first round of guests. It includes Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Marc Diriason, Lauren Goodnight, Wayne Grayson, and Mike Sinterniklaas.
December 16, 2004
Anime Overdose confirms Yuriko Fuchizaki and other guests
Anime Overdose has announced that Yuriko Fuchizaki, Saki Nimiya, and Hirofumi Murasaki will be making their second appearances at their 2005 convention in March 2005.
December 16, 2004
Metrocon announces 2005 dates has announced that Metrocon 3 in Tampa, FL will take place June 24-26, 2005 at the Tampa Convention Center.
December 11, 2004
Anime South announces 2005 convention dates
Anime South, a new convention in Destin, FL, has issued a press release announcing their dates from November 18 through 20, 2005.
December 10, 2004
Appleseed advanced screening to take place at Otakucon
Otakucon is giving 25 lucky fans the chance to see Appleseed at its convention. The film will be in US theaters in January.
December 10, 2004
Otakucon schedule announced
Otakucon has issued a press release with the hours for the convention and a list of some of its planned events.
December 4, 2004
First Round of Guests Announced for Anime Boston 2005
Anime Boston 2005 has announced its first three voice actor guests: Greg Ayers, David Kaye, and Dave Wittenberg.
December 1, 2004
Ohayocon issues press release with updates
Ohayocon issued a press release today with numerous updates including hotel information, a musical guest announcement, and more.
November 22, 2004
Otakon announces 2005 dates and an attendance cap
The long-awaited dates for Otakon 2005 have been announced as August 19-21, 2005 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Otakon will also cap membership at 22,000, eliminate single-day memberships, and no longer offer membership transfers or refunds. Pre-registration is expected to start in early 2005.
November 16, 2004
Anime Overdose 2005 announces Psycho Le Cemu concert
Anime Overdose 2005 has announced that Psycho Le Cému will be performing at their convention in San Francisco in March. Psycho Le Cému has previously performed at Pacific Media Expo and A-Kon in 2004.
October 20, 2004
AnimeNext announces new venue for 2005
AnimeNext has announced that it will be moving to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ for 2005.
October 12, 2004
Anime Overdose announces more guests
Anime Overdose has announced Angelo Sotira (founder of deviantART), Rob Paulsen, Marv Wolfman, and Mari Iijima will be attending its convention to be held March 4-6, 2005.
September 7, 2004
Hiroaki Inoue to be Special Anime Guest of Honor at Cascadia Con
Cascadia Con has issued a press release to announce Hiroaki Inoue will be attending as their "Special Anime Guest of Honor".
August 24, 2004
Anime Overdose 2005 announces new location and guests
Anime Overdose has announced it is moving to San Francisco. The first guests to be announced include voice actresses Debi Derryberry and Tara Strong, author Gilles Poitras, and web comic artist PMBQ.
July 21, 2004
PortConMaine moves to a larger facility for 2005
After doubling its attendance to more than 800 people, PortConMaine will be moving to a larger venue for 2005.
July 14, 2004
Yaoi-Con announces Tales of Anime, a one-day convention
From the same people who brought you Yaoi-Con, Tales of Anime is a brand new one-day convention aimed to bring fans of all ages exceptional entertainment.
July 9, 2004
Nan Desu Kan announces Cosplay Dance Party
Nan Desu Kan has teamed up with Rock Island Night Club in Denver, CO to create a gothic/anime costume dance.
July 8, 2004
Anime Expo 2004 hits record attendance becoming largest Japanese animation convention in the world
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation announced that more than 25,000 people attended this year's Anime Expo 2004.
July 7, 2004
Bandai Entertainment Cracks Down on DVD Piracy and Intellectual Property Infringement
Bandai Entertainment announced today that it has served lawsuits against several retailers for engaging in the duplication, importation, distribution, and/or sale of unauthorized merchandise infringing upon copyrighted and trademarked properties at this year's Anime Expo convention in Anaheim, California.
June 1, 2004
Anime Sound & Vision presents "unique anime event"
Anime Sound & Vision announces their first two guests. The new convention hopes to focus on Japanese culture more than most other conventions tend to.
May 18, 2004
JTAF2 announces second round of guests
JapanTown Anime Faire has announced two additional guests of honor, artist/writer Michael Poe and voice actor J Shannon Weaver.
May 17, 2004
Anime Expo announces latest guest additions
Anime Expo 2004 has announced Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Seki and singing sensation MIQ will be attending the convention. Anime Expo will be held July 2-5. It is currently the second-largest anime convention in the United States.
March 22, 2004
Anime Boston 2004 announces second round of guests
The New England Anime Society is proud to announce the following Guests of Honor will be attending Anime Boston 2004: character designer Nobuteru Yuuki, writer Carl Horn, and voice actors Lex Lang and Michael Coleman.
March 12, 2004
Anime Reactor announces guests for 2004
Anime Reactor has issued a press release announcing its first guests for 2004. The announcement includes C.B. Cebulski, Amanda Winn and Jaxon Lee, Ryo Mizuno, the creator of Record of Lodoss Wars, and Rooster Teeth Productions, the creators behind Red vs. Blue.
February 26, 2004
AnimeNext announces first round of voice guests
AnimeNEXT 2004 has announced its first round of voice acting guests which includes Wayne Grayson, Mike Sinterniklaas, Mike Pollock, and Marc Thompson.
February 16, 2004
Bakuretsu Con 2004 announces guests
Bakuretsu Con would like to announce that Tiffany Grant, Svetlana Chmakova, and Patrick Delahanty are attending Bakuretsu Con 2004.
February 10, 2004
PortConMaine announces guests
PortConMaine announces the following guests to attend the convention's third year celebration: Joe Digiorgi, Nami, Daniel Kevin Harrison, Jessica McLaughlin, Jared A. Sorensen, Craig Enslin, Nate Frisoli, Jason Amerkanian, Jason Libby, Allison Carmichael, and Ian M. Clark.
February 9, 2004
Metrocon 2 announces guests
AnimeMetro is pleased to announce voice actors Greg Ayres, Vic Mignogna, Christopher Patton and Monica Rial, and artists Katie Bair and Robert and Emily DeJesus will be guests at METROCON 2004.
February 5, 2004
Anime Boston 2004 announces first round of guests
The New England Anime Society is proud to announce the following Guests of Honor who will be attending Anime Boston 2004: voice actors Crispin Freeman, Lauren Goodnight, Hillary Haag, Monica Rial, and Dave Wittenberg; artists Robert and Emily DeJesus; and DVD producer and ADR director David Williams.
February 2, 2004
Metrocon 2004 pre-registration opens
Pre-registration is officially open for Metrocon 2 - Tampa Bay, Florida's only full-fledged anime convention. The event's second year is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 9-11, 2004.

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