Anime Convention News Archive by Month
February 2, 2006

Otakon clears up artists' alley rumors
Otakon's chairman has posted a notice on the Otakon web site to clear up rumors about their artists' alley. "Otakon is NOT implementing, nor has it ever seriously considered, a total ban on fan art."   Source: Jim Vowles, Convention Chairman, Otakon 2006   [read more]

Wizard World Boston 2006 cancelled
According to Karen Evora, Sales Operations Director for Wizard Universe, Wizard World is not planning to return to Boston for 2006.   [read more]

February 14, 2006

Sakura-Con giving out 10% off coupon for Scarecrow Video
Sakura-Con 2006 has issued a press release to announce that 4,500 random attendees will receive a 10% off coupon from Scarecrow Video.   [read more]

Anime Expo 2006 announces official host hotels
Anime Expo 2006 has announced that the Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim Marriott, and Sheraton Park Hotel will be official host hotels for the convention this July.   [read more]

February 16, 2006

Otakon posts artists' alley rules
Otakon has posted its rules for the artists' alley. While they are not banning fan art, the rules are a bit tighter than they have been in years past. It is recommended that anyone interested in being in artists' alley review the new rules to determine exactly what kind of art is and is not allowed.   [read more]

MTAC announces overflow hotels and 2007 location
The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced overflow hotels for their convention this April, the location and dates of MTAC 2007, as well as a request for volunteers for 2006.   [read more]

February 17, 2006

MatsuriCon announces second round of guests
MatsuriCon has announced that artists and writers Mindy Timpone, Joe Kovell & Alex Kolesar, Joanna Estep, and panelists Where's the Buffet? will be guests at the convention this April in Worthington, OH.   [read more]

AuroraCorp announces final guests for Aurora-Con 2006
AuroraCorp, the parent organization of Alaska's Aurora-Con 2006, has announced the final guest list for one of the northernmost anime conventions this July. Guests are's Tom Bateman and voice actors Brett Weaver and Christopher Sabat.   [read more]

Metrocon announces anime fan film festival
Metrocon, Florida's largest anime convention, has announced an anime fan film festival. Directors, animators, and others are invited to submit original short films that are anime related to the competition.   [read more]

February 20, 2006

MTAC announced tenth and final guest
MTAC has announced the final addition to their guest list: Jan Scott-Frazier.   [read more]

PortConMaine announces its musical guest of honor
Musician Lisa Furukawa Ray is the latest addition to the gathering of talent at New England's longest running anime convention, PortConMaine. The convention will be held June 30th through July 2nd.   [read more]

February 21, 2006

Sakura-Con announces two new guests of honor
Sakura-Con has issued a press release to announce that Jennifer SekiGuchi and Katie Bair will be guests of honor at the convention this March.   [read more]

February 22, 2006

Kawaii Kon announces Yoko Ishida as guest of honor
Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's first and only anime convention, has announced that popular singer Yoko Ishida will be performing at the convention this April.   [read more]

February 27, 2006

Get locked in at Cosplay-A-Thon Go
Texan cosplayers may be interested in the "cosplay/anime lock-in" at Crystal's Pizza & Spaghetti in Irving, TX. Their press release and web site contain more information.   [read more]

Anime Punch! announces musical guests
Anime Punch! in Columbus, OH has announced that Steve Conte and The Spoony Bards will be performing at their convention in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of March 31 through April 2.   [read more]

Anime Vegas convention set for Labor Day weekend 2006
The popular Vegas con will return to the Cashman Center from September 2 through 4.   [read more]

February 28, 2006

Kosaikon and Zentrancon announce plans to merge
Kosaikon and Zentrancon announced today that they will be merging their organizations to create Zenkaikon. The new convention will be held at the October 28, 2006 at the Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center in King of Prussia, PA.   [read more]