Anime Convention News Archive by Month
April 2, 2006

DC Anime Club announces "The Cosplay Party" this July
The DC Anime Club has issued an announcement that they will be holding a cosplay gathering with a contest and anime screenings at Anime FX in Springfield, VA on Saturday, July 22nd.   [read more]

April 4, 2006

Anime Expo announces national talent search contest
Anime Expo is holding a contest to find on-air/online talent to conduct coverage of this year's convention as part of their upcoming web site.   [read more]

PortConMaine announces R.A. Salvatore
PortConMaine, New England's longest running anime convention, has announced that noted novelist R.A. Salvatore will be appearing at the convention scheduled for June 30th through July 2nd.   [read more]

April 6, 2006

Anime Central announces events and guests
Anime Central has issued a statement to announce some new events and guests at the convention next month.   [read more]

April 8, 2006

TsuShiMaMiRe announced at Anime Central
Anime Central's press department has announced that the all-girl Japanese band TsuShiMaMiRe will be holding two performances at this year's convention.   [read more]

Anime Expo announces AniMatsuri illustration contest
Anime Expo is holding an illustration contest for a design to decorate their 15th anniversary cake.   [read more]

April 10, 2006

Otakuthon announces guest list for 2006
Montreal's first fan-run anime convention, Otakuthon, has announced the following guests: Matt Hill, Scott Ramsoomair, Irulanne, Claude J. Pelltier, Christopher Macdonald, Yume Dream, Sara E. Mayhew, Emru Townsend, Tamu Townsend, Delphine Levesque Demers, and Boxed Rice Productions.   [read more]

Anime Mid-Atlantic announces new guest of honor
Anime Mid-Atlantic has announced that Mr. Yasuhiro Koshi of Big Fighter Project will be a guest at their convention this June.   [read more]

CLAMP to appear at Anime Expo
Funimation has announced that the well known manga artists known as CLAMP will be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2006. The visit is being co-sponsored by Anime Expo, Del Rey Manga, FUNimation Entertainment and TOKYOPOP.   Source: Anime News Network

April 11, 2006

Anime Festival Orlando 7 announces first annual fan film contest
Anime Festival Orlando is hosting a fan film contest and an "AFOscars" awards show styled after the Academy Awards.   [read more]

April 13, 2006

A-Kon announces North American debut of "Penicillin Nano"
Hakuei & Chisato of Penicillin will be bringing their rock show to the United States with a full live band. A-Kon is June 9th-11th in Dallas, Texas.   [read more]

Comic artists to appear at Anime Boston
Anime Boston has announced the latest additions to its guest list: Dramacon creator Svetlana Chmakova, Applegeeks writer and artist Ananth Panagariya and Mohammad "Hawk" Haque, and Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire creator Michael "Mookie" Terracciano. Anime Boston 2006 takes place May 26-28 at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston.

April 18, 2006

Anime Expo announces American voice actor guests
Vic Mignogna and Laura Bailey will be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2006.   [read more]

April 19, 2006

Metrocon guests and events announced
Metrocon sent out four press releases this morning to announce a formal ballroom dance, their annual human chess match, the attendance of former Psycho le Cému members seek and YURAsama, and the opening of artists' alley sign-ups.   [read more]

April 20, 2006

Anime Mid-Atlantic announces Japanese cosplay model Yunmao Ayakawa
Yunmao Ayakawa, a professional cosplay idol from Tokyo, Japan, will be a guest of honor at Anime Mid-Atlantic this June.   [read more]

April 23, 2006

AnimeNEXT announces two more hotels
AnimeNEXT attendees have sold out the Holiday Inn Secaucus Meadowlands, the Amerisuites, the Embassy Suites, and the Courtyard by Marriot in Secaucus, New Jersey. Room blocks have been added to two more hotels as a result.   [read more]

Five more guests announced for Anime Boston 2006
Appearing on WBRS 100.1 FM in Waltham, MA last night, the staff of Anime Boston announced the following guests: Chris Bevins, Clarine Harp, Mike Sinterniklaas, Shuzilow.HA, and Sumi Shimamoto.   [read more]

April 28, 2006

AOD 2006 announces second round of guests
AOD 2006: The San Francisco Animation Convention announced its second round of guests for the upcoming August convention, including Vic Mignogna, Greg Dean, Tommy Yune, Brad DeMoss and PMBQ along with previously-announced guests Marv Wolfman, Ken Pontac and Gilles Poitras.   [read more]