Anime Convention News Archive by Month
May 1, 2006

Houkocon makes changes to its cosplay contest
Houkocon 2006 has made changes to its cosplay contest. The cosplay contest will now focus on both craftmanship and detail of costumes as well as skit performances.   [read more]

Her Magesty's Dog creator to attend Anime Expo 2006
Mick Takeuchi, creator of Her Majesty's Dog, will be a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2006.   [read more]

May 3, 2006

AnimeNEXT Japanese guests of honor announced for 2006
AnimeNEXT has announced that Rintaro and Masao Maruyama will be Japanese guests of honor at the convention next month.   [read more]

May 4, 2006

Anime Expo heads Anime Explosion! panel at LA film festival
Anime Expo 2006 Chairwoman Joyce Lim and Publicity Head Chase Wang will lead the Animation Explosion! panel on Saturday, May 6 during The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The festival runs May 4 through 11.   [read more]

May 5, 2006

Metrocon announces third wave of guests
Metrocon has the announced that Lupin III creator Monkey Punch (Kazuhiko Kato), voice actors Scott McNeil, Greg Ayres, and Marc Matney, ADV producer/director David Williams, and eclectic synth-rock band PLID have been added to the guest roster for this year's convention.   [read more]

Anime Expo announces its second annual pre-registration contest
Anime Expo is holding a random drawing for various prize packs for its pre-registered attendees.   [read more]

May 7, 2006

AOD 2006 presents "Totally AOD", a pre-convention fanzine
AOD 2006: The San Francisco Animation Convention has announced "Totally AOD", a pre-convention fanzine geared toward animation fans, cosplayers, and other fans.   [read more]

May 8, 2006

D'espairsRay to perform at AnimeNEXT 2006
One of the biggest and most impressive visual acts in Japan, D'espairsRay, is coming to AnimeNEXT 2006 following the successful release of their newest single Kogoeru Yoru Ni Saita Hana, currently #1 on the Japanese Indie Chart.   [read more]

May 9, 2006

Anime convention tour group has not made arrangements with conventions
An "anime convention tour group" is attempting to organize bus rides, hotel rooms, and convention passes for New Jersey area anime fans. Unfortunately, it seems they have not actually arranged any passes at the two conventions to which they are offering services.   [read more]

May 10, 2006

Anime Weekend Atlanta announces its first round of guests
Attending AWA this year are actors Luci Christian, Lauren Goodnight, Vic Mignogna, Sasha Paysinger, Monica Rial, Jennifer Sekiguchi and Amy Howard Wilson, artists Robert & Emily DeJesus and Fred Perry, industry guest Carl Gustav Horn, Neil Nadelman and David Williams. Additional guests are still in the works.   [read more]

May 12, 2006

Anime Expo 2006 announces: AX Idol goes Bang Zoom!
Anime Expo 2006 and Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be presenting the AX Idol contest together. This year, Johnny Yong Bosch will host the event and audience members will select the grand prize winners via text messaging.   [read more]

May 15, 2006

Anime Expo and Bandai Visual USA announce Yutaka Izabuchi
Anime Expo 2006 and Bandai Visual USA have announced the attendance of Yutaka Izabuchi, the mechanical designer for Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and Patlabor: The Movie.   [read more]

May 16, 2006

Anime Festival Orlando announces additional guests
Anime Festival Orlando 7 has announced guests Marc Handler, Jeff Nimoy, and Quinton Flynn.   [read more]

May 19, 2006

AOD 2006 announces Merlin Crossingham of Aardman Animations
AOD 2006 has announced that Merlin Crossingham, a claymation animator, will be attending the convention this August.   [read more]

May 22, 2006

Houkocon corrects offline mail-in pre-registration form
Houkocon has issued a press release to announce that their mail-in pre-registration forms have been corrected and now list the correct weekend rate. The convention will still honor pre-registrations from people who had sent in the incorrect payment.   [read more]

May 24, 2006

Anime Expo and Bandai Entertainment announce another guest
Anime Expo has sent out a press release to announce director Tomoki Kyoda as a guest of honor.   [read more]

May 26, 2006

Third Japanese guest announced for AnimeNEXT 2006
AnimeNEXT, scheduled for June 16-18 in Secaucus, NJ, has announced the creator of BECK, Harold Sakuishi, as their third guest of honor.   [read more]

Anime Expo announces 8th guest of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Koge-Donbo, Di Gi Charat creator, will be attending this year's convention.   [read more]

May 30, 2006

New York Comic-Con announces expanded venue for 2007
New York Comic-Con (no relation to San Diego Comic-Con) has announced that they will double their function space at the Javits Center in New York City at next year's convention.   [read more]