Anime Convention News Archive by Month
October 2, 2006

Anime South announces new guests of honor
Anime South has issued a press release announcing that Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern have joined the guest list for next month's convention.   [read more]

Comic Market co-founder, Yoshihiro Yonezawa, dies
Yoshihiro Yonezawa, the prolific manga critic and co-founder and president of the Comic Market, died yesterday of lung cancer at age 53.   Source: Anime News Network

October 3, 2006

Olivia Lufkin headlines PMX with American debut
Pacific Media Expo has issued a press release to announce that Olivia Lufkin will be performing at the Los Angeles convention at the end of the month.   [read more]

October 10, 2006

Dramacon volume 2 released
While it's technically not news about anime cons, Dramacon volume 2, the manga by Svetlana Chmakova which takes place at an anime convention, is available in stores today.   [read more]

Anime Punch changes hotels
Anime Punch has announced that they have moved from the previously announced Radisson Inn Worthington to the Columbus Airport Marriott.   [read more]

MTAC announces Peelander-Z
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has issued another press release, this time announcing the addition of Peelander-Z.   [read more]

October 12, 2006

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles hits film festivals
Harmony Gold has announced screenings of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles in Toronto, Phoenix, Honolulu, St. Louis, and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.   [read more]

October 14, 2006

RIT Anime Club announces Tora-Con 2007
The RIT Anime Club has announce its third annual sponsorship of Tora-Con. The anime convention will be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus on April 28, 2007.   [read more]

October 16, 2006

Bakuretsu Con will be saved by S.T.E.A.M.
Bakuretsu Con has announced that Scott Melzer and The Comiku Girls will be guests at the convention. Bakuretsu Con will be held in Vermont on the first weekend of November.   [read more]

The Digital Narrative Arts Film Festival is sold out
The Digital Narrative Arts Film Festival (DNAFF) has notified that they are completely out of seats to the October 21 screening of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. An additional screening in the Kitchener-Waterloo area has been added.   [read more]

October 24, 2006

Zenkaikon 2006 and VGXPO 2006 offer reciprocal at-door admission discounts
Zenkaikon and VGXPO have announced that reciprocal admission discounts will be offered by the two events on October 28, 2006.   [read more]

October 31, 2006

Anime Expo opens AX Travel Store
The SPJA has issued a press release to announce the "AX Travel Store". The press release states will offer discounted airfares and hotels for "trips to conventions or personal vacations". However, it should be noted Anime Expo's official hotels are already sold out and this new site does not list discount convention rates for hotels. When attending anime conventions, booking a hotel directly through each individual convention is almost always cheaper than booking on travel sites.   [read more]