Anime Convention News Archive by Month
January 8, 2009

Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland to host one-day convention
Centennial High School Anime Club in Ellicott City, Maryland has announce that it will be hosting its first ever anime convention on April 25th, 2009 called CHS Otaku Fest.   [read more] [discuss]

Bishie Con to be held in St. Louis in November 2009
Bishie Con, a new convention "created for fangirls who want their yaoi and Boys' Love fix", will be held at the Holiday Inn St. Louis-Southwest Viking in St. Louis, Missouri this November.   [read more] [discuss]

January 13, 2009

Animation and Gaming Ohio announces their final guest
Steve Blum will be joining A&G Ohio for his first Ohio convention appearance. The convention is scheduled for March 13-15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.   [read more] [discuss]

January 15, 2009

Anime Boston 2009 announces first round of guests
Anime Boston has announced its first round of guests, including Greg Ayres, David Williams, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Misako Rocks!, and musical guest Bespa Kumamero.   [read more] [discuss]

January 17, 2009

Anime Matsuri 2009 announces guests
Anime Matsuri has announced guests Crispin Freeman, Quinton Flynn, Stephanie Young, Luci Christian, Chris Patton, Blake Shepard, Cynthia Rothrock, DJ Heavygrinder, Misako Rocks!, Matt Miller, Lillyxandra, Binkx, and Gren. The convention takes place April 10-12 in Houston, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

January 19, 2009

Tora-Con 2009 announces new guests, Todd Haberkorn and John Swasey
RIT Anime Club will welcome Todd Haberkorn and John Swasey to Tora-Con this April in Rochester, New York.   [read more] [discuss]

January 20, 2009

Broward Anime Festival announces additional guests
The Broward Anime Festival has issued a press release to announce the addition of several new guests including Billy West, Yaya Han, C.J. "Kefka" Collins, and Stephanie Chateau. The convention takes place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 6-8, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

January 21, 2009

The Morikami Museum adds anime programming to its 30th annual Hatsume Fair
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida will be adding anime programming to its traditional Hatsume Fair this year. The fair will be held March 21st and 22nd.   [read more] [discuss]

January 22, 2009

Anime Matsuri 2009 announces performance by Miyavi
Miyavi will be performing in concert at Anime Matsuri 2009 in Houston, Texas this April.   [read more] [discuss]

January 23, 2009

Looking Back on the Anime Conventions of 2008
More than two hundred and fifty conventions later, another year has passed and it's time to look back on the previous twelve months of anime conventions. From conventions that cancelled to those that appeared with an innovative twist and from people that stood in line for hours to those that have left us, it was anything but typical. We also make a major announcement for and release our annual list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America.   [read more] [discuss]

January 29, 2009

Kumoricon announces first guests of honor for 2009 convention
Kumoricon has announced guests Svetlana Chmakova, Last Stop Tokyo, and Soul Candy. The convention in Portland, Oregon will be held September 5-7, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Matsuri announces DJ HeavyGrinder AMV contest
Anime Matsuri has announced an anime music video contest using audio tracks from DJ HeavyGrinder. Entries should be uploaded to YouTube and will be judged by a panel including DJ HeavyGrinder herself. Winners will be announced prior to the convention.   [read more] [discuss]