Anime Convention News Archive by Month
May 4, 2007

MangaNEXT returns for second year
MangaNEXT 2007 has been announced as returning to Secaucus, New Jersey from October 5th through 7th. It is the only convention in the United States dedicated to manga.   [read more] [discuss]

May 9, 2007

Zenkaikon's AMV contest open for submissions
Zenkaikon 2007 has posted the submission information for its anime music video contest.   [read more] [discuss]

May 10, 2007

12012 to perform at AnimeNEXT 2007
Jhouse-Rock ENT and AnimeNEXT have announced that 12012 will perform live in concert at AnimeNEXT 2007 this July.   [read more] [discuss]

May 11, 2007

Oni-Con announces details for 2007 convention
Oni-Con has announced that their 2007 convention will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on October 19-21, 2007. The press release also includes a number of guest announcements.   [read more] [discuss]

May 15, 2007

Kumoricon announces appearances by A-Key Kyo and Kirk Thornton
A-Key Kyo and Kirk Thornton will join existing guests The Slants and Applegeeks at Kumoricon. Portland cover band A-Key Kyo specializes in J-pop, J-rock, and anime themes. Kirk Thornton has acted in over one hundred roles in anime and video games.   [read more] [discuss]

JaniCon announces more guests
JaniCon has announced the addition of two new sponsors, five new guests, a tournament stop of the Anime Trivia Game Show, and a sold out dealers' room.   [read more] [discuss]

Otaku University announces guest judges and start of online registration
Dr. Janet Baker, Biff Yeager, Dennita Sewell, and Ethan Newman will be judges at various competitions at the conference. Momoko Welsh has been added to the list of guest professors.   [read more] [discuss]

May 18, 2007

Florida Supercon announces addition of new bands
Florida Supercon has announced the addition of Zombies! Organize!!, Chickenbox!, and Select Start to the convention's line up of bands scheduled to perform.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2007 announces One Piece guest of honor
Eisaku Inoue has been announced as a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2007 opens new cosplay event registration system
Anime Expo has issued a press release announcing several of its masquerade prizes as provided by sponsors.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2007 opens up 50 more Hilton rooms
In the latest in a flood of press releases from Anaheim, Anime Expo has opened up fifty more rooms at the Hilton Long Beach. The Hilton has a total of 396 rooms.   [read more] [discuss]

May 19, 2007

Houkocon 2007 canceled
Another Florida convention, Houkocon 2007 in Jensen Beach, has been canceled.   [read more] [discuss]

May 21, 2007

FanimeCon announces Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball
FanimeCon has announced that they will be holding a Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball. The ball is a formal dance featuring big band swing and ballroom dance music.   [read more] [discuss]

May 24, 2007

DNS issues for our domains
Our web host is currently experiencing DNS issues. If you find you cannot load this web site or the Forums, hit "Reload" a few times and you should be able to get through. We apologize for the inconvenience and expect this to be resolved shortly. Update: The DNS issues have been resolved.   [read more] [discuss]

May 25, 2007

Anime Expo, Bandai, and Kadokawa Pictures USA announce "SOS Brigade Invasion Tour"
Anime Expo 2007, Bandai Entertainment Inc., and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced today that the "SOS Brigade Invasion Tour" will be held at this year's Anime Expo convention. AX will be at the Long Beach Convention Center June 29th through July 2nd.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Festival Orlando 8 announces additional guests
Final additions to the Anime Festival Orlando 8 guest list are voice actors Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Jason David Frank.   [read more] [discuss]

May 26, 2007

Anime Detour 2008 scheduled a week later than usual
Anime Detour has issued a statement announcing that their 2008 date will be a week later than their usual date. They are also instituting a cap of 3000 attendees.   [read more] [discuss]

May 29, 2007

Anime Expo 2007 announces J-rock concert
Anime Expo has announced that SKIN (Yoshiki, Gackt, Sugizo and Miyavi) will perform at the convention on June 29th.   [read more] [discuss]

TAKII to feature Natsuo Kimura's US east coast debut
TAKII 4, an Asian Music/video game fusion festival in Philadelphia, has announced that Natsuo Kimura (aka Natz), lead singer/guitarist from the J-Rock fusion group known as Rusika, will be performing at the event.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2007 announces second US guest of honor
Anime Expo® 2007 has announced Michael Arias, the director of Tekkon kinkreet, as a guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

May 30, 2007

Missing Animazement attendee's family asks for help
The CUE Center for Missing Persons and the McKeathan family are requesting the public's help in the search for Michael McKeithan, a North Carolina teen who disappeared Sunday night following Animazement in Durham, NC.   Source: Anime News Network   [read more] [discuss]