Anime Convention News Archive by Month
May 6, 2008

JaniCon announces Christopher Ayres and Select Start as guests
JaniCon has announced Christopher Ayres and Select Start as new guests and a special performance by Team Avalanche. The convention is scheduled for November 21-23 in Jacksonville, Florida.   [read more] [discuss] updates are now on Twitter
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May 7, 2008

T-MODE 2008 announces musical lineup
T-MODE has announced musicians Thee 50's High Teens, Gelatine, Sakura Madams, and Love etc. for the Arlington, Virginia convention this September.   [read more] [discuss]

May 9, 2008

Anime Expo announces Masahiro Ando added to list of guests
Anime Expo 2008 has announced the attendance of Masahiro Ando as an official guest of honor to this year's convention held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.   [read more] [discuss]

Providence Anime Conference to reward four registrants with free tickets to see Death Note
Providence Anime Conference and Viz Pictures are proud to announce a contest open for anyone registered for the inception of the convention -- the chance to win tickets to see the live-action Death Note movie in theaters.   [read more] [discuss]

May 12, 2008

FanimeCon charity auction announces matching program
FanimeCon announced two recipients for its annual charity auction: Asian Perinatal Advocates in San Francisco and The Springstone School in Lafayette. This is made possible by a commitment from the convention itself to match the money raised by the charity auction.   [read more] [discuss]

May 13, 2008

Zenkaikon 2008 announces third round of guests
Zenkaikon 2008 has announced more guests for its October convention in King of Prussia, PA. Guests include musical guest Ultraball, voice actor Bill Rogers, and otaku bellydancing troupe Raqs Otaku.   [read more] [discuss]

T-MODE to give away free passes to Death Note movie
Like several other conventions across the country, T-MODE in Arlington, Virginia, has announced that they are working with Viz Pictures to give away three pairs of tickets to the live-action theatrical screening of Death Note.   [read more] [discuss]

May 16, 2008

Anime Festival Orlando 9 announces YouTube contest
Anime Festival Orlando is giving people a chance to win two weekend passes to the convention being held August 14 - 17, 2008. To participate in the contest, people must make a video about how they plan to get to the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

May 20, 2008

Anime Expo 2008 masquerade sign-ups available online
Anime Expo 2008 is currently accepting online applications for its masquerade.   [read more] [discuss]

May 21, 2008

Actor Gregg Berger to attend Toronto TFcon 2008 on June 21st
TFcon has announced guest Gregg Berger, a voice actor from the original Transformers TV series, will be attending the Toronto-based convention on June 21st.   [read more] [discuss]

Toshihiko Seki to attend Anime Expo 2008
Anime Expo 2008 has announced the attendance of Japanese voice actor Toshihiko Seki for this year's convention in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

May 22, 2008

Anime Festival Orlando 9 announces Aaron Dismuke
Anime Festival Orlando 9 will welcome back voice actor Aaron Dismuke to this year's convention. AFO will be held August 15-17, 2008 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.   [read more] [discuss]

Tsubasacon to host maid café
Tsubasacon in Huntington, West Virginia, in cooperation with, has announced plans to host the Neko Maid Café during the convention scheduled for the last weekend of September at the Big Sandy Supercenter Arena.   [read more] [discuss]

AnimeNEXT 2008 announces guests and Death Note screening
In a four-part press release, AnimeNEXT has announced that it will host a free screening of the first live-action Death Note movie, voice actors Brian Drummond and his son Aidan will be making their first-ever joint appearance, voice actor and ADR scriptwriter Leah Clark has been added to the guest list, and band Rentrer En Soi will be performing.   [read more] [discuss]

Yoko Ishida to return to Anime Expo
Anime Expo 2008, in conjunction with Geneon Entertainment, has announced the return of vocalist Yoko Ishida to this year's convention held from July 3-6, 2008.   [read more] [discuss]

Otakuthon 2008 announces second guest round of guests
Otakuthon, Montreal's fan-run anime convention, has announced that voice actor Spike Spencer will be its second "guest of honour" this year.   [read more] [discuss]

May 23, 2008

Otakon 2008 announces Japanese voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi
Voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi will make his debut US convention appearance as a special guest at Otakon 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland this August.   [read more] [discuss]

May 27, 2008

Anime X Gamer Experience announces new guests and events
Anime X Gamer Experience (aka "EXP Con") has launched a new web site and announced guests Beau Billingslea, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, and AniRAGE. The convention will be held this October in St. Augustine, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

May 28, 2008

Score Entertainment at Anime Expo 2008
Score Entertainment will have a presence at Anime Expo 2008 promoting the Bleach Trading Card Game with a panel, tournament, and fan appreciation party.   [read more] [discuss]

May 29, 2008

Madhouse animator Hiromi Kato added to Anime Expo guest list
Anime Expo 2008 has announced the first convention appearance of Madhouse animator Hiromi Kato as an official guest of honor to their convention in Los Angeles this July.   [read more] [discuss]