Press Releases

March 13, 2009

News for Anime Alabama 2009:

Anime Alabama to hold inaugural convention

MOBILE, AL - March 13th, 2009 - The first annual Anime Alabama convention is being held at the beautiful Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama, on June 5th - 7th, 2009. Anime Alabama is a convention celebrating Japanese animation, music, and culture.

The convention includes a Costume Contest organized by a member of Auburn University's Fine Arts department, a Maid Cafe, a Murder Mystery event, speed dating, a talent show, and a Dealers Room which will have authentic merchandise from Japan. There will also be computer and console gaming tournaments run by Panhandle Gamers.

Pre-registration ends on May 6th, after which memberships will only be available at-the-door. However, access to ticketed events, such as the Murder Mystery Ball, Maid Cafe, and Tea Party, is not guaranteed without a pre-registered Bronze, Silver, or Gold membership.

The hotel has provided a $99 room rate block for the convention. They will take reservations until May 6th, after which the regular rack rates mayl apply. Hotel reservations can made by calling 251-438-4000. Convention code AMAAMAA should be used to obtain the $99 quad occupancy rate. Please note that members can also check-in or check-out anywhere between June 3rd and June 9th and receive the same rate, depending on availability. Please call the hotel directly for flexible dates, along with additional discounts for convention attendees wishing to upgrade their rooms. Each of the 374 guest rooms has a stunning view of sparkling Mobile Bay.

Anime Alabama and its parent group, Anime South, are fan-run organizations, with all events run by volunteers. Anime Alabama and Anime South have no paid staff. For more information, call (850) 642-6463 or e-mail