Anime Convention News Archive by Month
March 4, 2009

New York Anime Festival to hold Anime Day at Kinokuniya
New York Anime Festival today announced it is partnering with Del Rey Manga, Japan Society, Karaterice, Keio Academy, Samurai Beat Radio, and Yen Press to hold an Anime Day at New York City's Kinokuniya Bookstore. On Sunday, March 15th, they will present a series of events showcasing the worlds of anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese popular culture.   [read more] [discuss]

MatsuriCon announces first round of guests
MatsuriCon has announced their first round of guests consisting of Kyle Hebert, Trevor Devall, Kevin McKeever, and No Need for Bushido's Alex Kolesar and Joe Kovell. The convention will be held August 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio.   [read more] [discuss]

March 5, 2009

Anime Expo 2009 and Intermixi Japan Tours announce Japan sweepstakes
Anime Expo and Intermixi Japan Tours will be giving away another trip to Japan to a pre-registered attendee. Anime Expo 2009 runs July 2nd through 5th in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

Sakura-Con 2009 announces final nine guests of honor
Sakura-Con has announced guests Sasaki Nozomu, Yashitoshi ABe, Koichi Ohata, Hideo Okamoto, Myuji, Roland Kelts, Greg Dean, and Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Sakura-Con takes place April 10-12 in Seattle, Washington.   [read more] [discuss]

March 6, 2009

Matsuricon announces second round of guests
Columbus, Ohio's MatsuriCon has announced new guests Caitlin Glass, Juliet Cesario, and Steve Horton. The convention will take place August 28-30, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

March 10, 2009

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) announces additional guests
MTAC has announced guests Collen O'Shaughnessy, James L. Barry, Jeff Nimoy, Jeong Mo Yang, Sam Romero, and Steve Horton. The convention will take place on the first weekend of April in Nashville, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]

March 13, 2009

Otakon 2009 welcomes Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Voice actress Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, best known as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, will be a guest of honor at Otakon 2009 this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Alabama to hold inaugural convention
Anime Alabama, the first anime convention in Mobile, Alabama, will be held June 5th through 7th at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. The convention is organized by the same group as Anime South.   [read more] [discuss]

Right Stuf's Anime Today prepares for convention season with Patrick Delahanty of
Right Stuf, Inc. interviews Patrick Delahanty, of, in episode 88 of Anime Today. Released every other week, Anime Today is the first commercially-produced podcast aimed at enthusiasts of Japanese animation and comics.   Source: Active Anime   [read more] [discuss]

March 16, 2009

Ai-Kon confirms guests of honour and ticket rates
Ai-Kon in Winnipeg, Manitoba has confirmed its guests for 2009: Stephanie Sheh, Caitlin Glass, and Jan Scott-Frazier. The convention will be held July 24-26 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.   [read more] [discuss]

March 17, 2009

Zenkaikon announces C.J. Henderson, room block, and Philadelphia Sakura Sunday
Zenkaikon 2009 has announced that author CJ Henderson will be a guest at their convention this November in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The convention has also announced its room block rates and a one-day Sakura Sunday event taking place in Philadelphia on April 5th.   [read more] [discuss]

March 18, 2009

Anime Matsuri announces 2010 dates
A few weeks before their 2009 convention, Anime Matsuri has announced that their 2010 convention will take place at the same Houston, Texas location from April 2nd through 4th, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

March 19, 2009

Metrocon 2009 announces guests
METROCON has announced a number of guests including Abney Park, Greg Ayres, Illich Guardiola, Mark Hildreth, Scott McNeil, Kirby Morrow, Doug Smith, David Stanworth, and David Williams. The convention will be held in Tampa, Florida the weekend of July 19-21, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

March 20, 2009

Castle Point Anime Convention announces musical guests
Musical artists MC Frontalot, Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, and No Carrier will be performing at Castle Point Anime Convention. The convention will be held on March 29th on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.   [read more] [discuss]

March 22, 2009

JAMPcon 2009 has been postponed until 2010
JAMPcon has been postponed until 2010. Andrea Morgan, President of JAMPcon, has posted an announcement on their web site which cites the economy as the primary reason for the postponement. Next year's convention has been scheduled for May in Chattanooga, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]

March 23, 2009

Anime Boston announces third round of guests
Anime Boston has announced musical group Kalafina with star composer Yuki Kajiura as well as voice actor Veronica Taylor will be guests at Anime Boston 2009. The convention will be held May 22nd through 24th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.   [read more] [discuss]

March 26, 2009

Anime Boston contracts Expo Logic as registration vendor
In response to last year's long lines, Anime Boston has announced that it has contracted with Expo Logic as its registration vendor. Expo Logic has previously handled the N.Y. Times Travel Show, the CHA Craft Super Show and the Philadelphia Gift Show. The convention has also increased registration stations by 400%.   [read more] [discuss]

March 29, 2009

Anime Matsuri announces final round of guests
Anime Matsuri has announced Mike McFarland, Jason David Frank, Sonny Strait, Diana Tolin and Strong Machine 2 have been added to its guest list. The Houston convention will be held April 10th through 12th.   [read more] [discuss]

March 30, 2009

Tora-Con 2009 announces final guests and end of pre-registration
Tora-Con 2009 has announced musical guest Armcannon and returning guest Geek Comedy Tour. They also announced that their attendance will be capped at 1,450 people. The convention is scheduled for April 25th at the Rochester Institute of Technology.   [read more] [discuss]

March 31, 2009

Anime Expo launches 2009 volunteer online registration
Anime Expo has announced the launch of its online volunteer registration system. The convention will be held held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo announces a call for artists
Anime Expo has announced the launch of its online artist alley registration system. They have also provided a warning about other companies making false claims of representing the convention.   [read more] [discuss]