Press Releases

November 10, 2011

News for Anime USA 2011:

Anime USA partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation

Seriously ill girl will attend as VIP guest, meet with Matenrou Opera

A partnership between Anime USA and the Make-A-Wish Foundation will make one girl's dreams come true. Jocelyn, a seriously ill girl from New Jersey, will enjoy an all-access, complimentary trip to Anime USA 2011.

Jocelyn will get to meet and spend time with one of her favorite bands, Anime USA's premiere musical guest, Matenrou Opera. She will watch the concert from a VIP seating area. Jocelyn and her family will receive priority access and seating, the convention's highest level of access. She will stay at the Hyatt Regency in an Ambassador Suite.

A Make-A-Wish volunteer escort will accompany Jocelyn and her family. On Saturday of the convention, this escort will be answer questions from interested outlets.

Tim Garman, Anime USA's Vice Chair of Convention Operations, said the convention is ecstatic to be working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"We feel honored that a young girl's most wanted wish, among all of the wishes she could have requested, was to come to our event and see her favorite musical act," said Garman.

About Anime USA: In 1999 Anime USA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.

Anime USA 2011 will be held November 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. For more information and to register for the convention, visit us at