Anime Convention News Archive by Month
December 1, 2005

Comic-Con and Wizard conventions form marketing partnership
New York Comic-Con has announced that it has formed a marketing partnership with Wizard Conventions that will provide both companies with the opportunity to leverage their own brands at each other's shows.   [read more]

December 3, 2005

Hobby Star to honor Con No Baka passes at Toronto AnimeCon
We have received reports that Hobby Star Marketing will be honoring passes from last weekend's Con No Baka at Sunday's Toronto AnimeCon. (Hobby Star has no affiliation with Con No Baka or its organizers.)   [read more]

December 6, 2005

Con No Baka issues apologies
Aaron Yorgason, the chair of Con No Baka, has issued apologies to the attendees and to dealers and artists on its web site. The convention, which closed early and cancelled Sunday programming, attributes its failure to "poor luck, poor offers and poor choices".   [read more]

December 8, 2005

OhayoCon announces final additions to guest list
OhayoCon 2006 has announced the following final additions to its guest list: Chris Sabat and Tiffany Grant, director Matt Greenfield, and artists Dave Merrill and Shaindle Minuk. Also, The Spoony Bards will be opening for Peelander-Z.   [read more]

December 13, 2005

Llamacon 2006 announces new guests
Llamacon 2006 has announced that voice actor Daniel Kevin Harrison and web comic creator Brian Wilson will be guests at the western Massachusetts convention in February.   [read more]

MatsuriCon announces first guests
MatsuriCon in Worthington, Ohio has announced that Johnny Yong Bosch, Christy Lijewski, William Sebree (DDRNinja), and Eyeshine will be guests at the convention this coming April.   [read more]

December 14, 2005

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime (SPJA) begins search for head
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime (SPJA), the parent organization of Anime Expo, is continuing to search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   [read more]

December 19, 2005

Ushicon announces offical guest list and promo item for Ushicon GO!
Ushicon has announced their full guest list. It consists of Ikuko Itoh, Keitarou Arima, Steve Bennett, Doug Smith, Rivkah, Greg Ayres, Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, and Carrie Savage.   [read more]

December 23, 2005

Central Park Media and The New England Anime Society celebrate 2006
Central Park Media has issued a press release to help promote The New England Anime Society's anime screenings at First Night Boston this New Year's Eve from 1pm to 11pm at the Hynes Convention Center.   [read more]

December 28, 2005

First round of guests for AnimeNEXT 2006 announced
AnimeNEXT has announced that Vic Mignogna, Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Lauren Goodnight and Bill Rogers will be guests at its 2006 convention this June in Secaucus, New Jersey.   [read more]

December 30, 2005

Sakura-Con welcomes GameWorks as a new sponsor
Sakura-Con has announced that GameWorks is sponsoring the convention and that the first 6000 pre-registrants (until February 28th) will each receive 30 minutes of free gameplay from GameWorks in Seattle, WA. (This includes anyone who has already pre-registered as well.)   [read more]