Anime Convention News Archive by Month
January 1, 2005

Largest anime conventions of 2004
The numbers are in and has assembled a list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America in 2004.   [read more]

January 2, 2005 ranked 16th on Animefringe's annual Top 25
The results came in this morning and has been ranked as number 16 on Animefringe's annual poll of the top 25 anime web sites. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us for their support and are looking forward to providing everyone with the latest anime con info for the coming year. We wish everyone a great 2005 con season!

January 7, 2005

World Cosplay Summit 2005 web site launched
TV Aichi's World Cosplay Summit 2005 site has been officially launched. The event held in Japan will draw 40 cosplayers (individuals and groups) portraying anime, manga, and game characters from seven countries including the United States, Germany, France, Spain, China, Italy, and Japan. It is scheduled for August 7.   Source: Anime News Service   [read more]

January 12, 2005

Takeshi Mori to attend Anime Overdose
Anime Overdose has issued a press release to announce the attendance of Takeshi Mori, the director of Gunsmith Cats, Vandread Kimagure Orange Road, Stratos 4, and many other titles.   [read more]

Anime Central announces its first round of guests
Anime Central has announced its first round of guests which includes voice actors Michelle Ruff, Beau Billingslea, Richard Epcar, Greg Ayres, Chris Patton, and Monica Rial, as well as artists Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, Rikki Simons, Doug Smith, Robert and Emily DeJesus, and Bruce Lewis, and director / translator / con personality Jan Scott Frazier.   [read more]

January 13, 2005

Kawaii Kon sets attendance goal of 1000
Hawaii anime convention Kawaii Kon has been told that two additional "top guests" from Japan (unamed) would attend the convention provided it could guarantee sufficient exposure in the form of 1000 registered attendees. Kawaii Kon takes place at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 22-24, 2005.   Source: Anime News Network

Robotech convention tour to start at Kunicon St. Louis
Kunicon St Louis has invited the entire team of Tommy Yune, Kevin McKeever, Tom Bateman and Steve Yun as guests of honor as well as Richard Epcar who appears as Vince Grant in the new Robotech sequel. In addition to these guests, and Kunicon are planning several events to celebrate Robotech's 20th anniversary.   [read more]

January 17, 2005

Three new guests announced for MTAC Go
MTAC (Middle Tennessee Anime Convention) has announced three additions to its guest list: voice actors Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, and Vic Mignogna.   [read more]

January 18, 2005

Shoujo Arts Society and Yurikon announce Onna! convention
Shoujo Arts Society and Yurikon LLC have announced their new convention, Onna!. Onna! will take the ideas behind Shoujocon and Yuricon, two separate conventions focusing on women in anime and manga, and promote them in a single setting.   [read more]

January 19, 2005

No plans for Big Apple Anime Fest 2005
John O'Donnell of Central Park Media, one of the organizations responsible for Big Apple Anime Fest, has informed that he is "unaware of any plans for BAAF 2005 at this time."

January 22, 2005

Maaya Sakamoto scheduled to appear at AnimeFest 2005
AnimeFest 2005 announced yesterday that Maaya Sakamoto will be attending as a J-Pop Guest of Honor. Maaya Sakamoto is perhaps best known as the singer on the themes to Escaflowne, RahXephon, Card Captor Sakura, and Wolf's Rain.   Source: Anime News Network   [read more]

January 27, 2005

Anime Overdose announces additional anime-related content and guests
Anime Overdose has announced the attendance of Family Guy voice actress and writer Alex Borstein, director Moon-saeng Kim, producer Kay Hwang, and animation veteran Ken Pontac.   [read more]

January 28, 2005

Yoshitaka Amano to attend AniZona
Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his artwork in Final Fantasy and Front Mission games, will be a guest of honor at AniZona in March.   Source: Anime News Service   [read more]

January 29, 2005

Kamecon in Manchester, NH cancelled
Kamecon, a small convention in Manchester, NH, has been cancelled due to the fact that the facility where the event had been scheduled will still be under construction.   [read more]

January 30, 2005

Onna! announces first confirmed guests
Onna!, the new convention from the Shoujo Arts Society and Yurikon, has announced its first two guests: Paige Braddock and Sin Comix.   [read more]