Press Releases

May 2, 2011

News for Anime Five Cities 2011:

Anime Five Cities expands and announces first round of guests

San Luis Obispo, CA -- Anime Five Cities, the Central Coast's Anime Convenion in California, expands by moving to a larger location and to an earlier date this summer. Anime Five Cities (AFC) will be on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Ludwick Community Center in San Luis Obispo. Pre-registration is open until June 4, 2011 for $11 per person.

AFC has confirmed two returning guests, Irene Flores and AniMaid Cafe. Irene Flores is a published illustrator and mangaka whose work has been published by Tokyopop, Impact Books, Marvel, and DC Comics. AniMaid Cafe's perfomance and maid cafe have been featured at over 50 conventions and events such as Pacific Media Expo, the Cherry Blossom Festival of Southern California, and many others. They will be providing their fun activities at AFC 2011. To see more featured guests, please visit our website (see below). For more information on both guests, please visit their websites at and

This year, AFC is growing to include a video game room, more anime programming, more live programming and panels, and an expanded cosplay contest. These programs are in addition to the Japanese snacks and raffles that our fans have come to love.

About Anime Five Cities:
Anime Five Cities is the anime convention for the Central Coast of California. Founded in 2010, we strive to create a thriving community of fans of Asian pop culture through free events, local partnerships, and mentorship of volunteer-minded young leaders in the art of live events production. Anime Five Cities information can be found at or You can also follow us on twitter: