Anime Convention News Archive by Month
June 1, 2009

Nekocon announces Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern as confirmed guests
Nekocon has announced that Richard Epcar and his wife Ellyn Stern will be guests at this year's convention. Nekocon will take place in Hampton, Virginia this November.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2009 announces Battle of the Bands finalists
The finalists for the third annual Anime Expo 2009 Battle of the Bands are The Black Crystals, Nik, Electric Sex Pants, Broken Lane, Dynamite Bomber, and Makenai. The final round will take place at Anime Expo next month.   [read more] [discuss]

Singer/Songwriter Becca to Perform at Otakon
Otakorp has announced that American singer and songwriter Becca, also known as Becca-chan, will perform at Otakon 2009 this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

June 2, 2009

Anime Expo 2009 announces manga artist and character designer Yun Kouga as guest
Manga artist Yun Kouga has been announced as an Anime Expo 2009 guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

June 7, 2009

Kawaii Kon Announces 2010 dates and location
Kawaii Kon has announced that they will be returning to the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 16-18, 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

ConnectiCon announces the return of voice actress Michele Knotz
Connecticon has announced that voice actress Michele Knotz will be returning as a guest. This year's convention will be held July 31-August 2 in Hartford, Connecticut.   [read more] [discuss]

June 9, 2009

MechaCon returns July 24th through 26th
MechaCon has issued a press release to remind people that it will be held July 24-26 at the Hilton Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana.   [read more] [discuss]

Colossalcon announces return to Kalahari Convention Center
Colossalcon has announced they will return to the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio for their ninth year in June 2010.   [read more] [discuss]

June 11, 2009

Voice actor Crispin Freeman to appear at Otakon
American voice actor Crispin Freeman will be a guest at Otakon 2009. The convention will take place next month in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

June 13, 2009

Anime Expo 2009 announces Afro Samurai manga-ka as guest of honor
Anime Expo 2009 has announced Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki as a guest of honor for the convention. Anime Expo will be held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   [read more] [discuss]

Director/animator Yutaka Yamamoto to appear at Otakon
Otakon 2009 has announced Yutaka Yamamoto, the director and writer for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, will be a guest at the convention. Otakon will be held July 17-19 in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

June 15, 2009

EXP Con announces dates and TC Carson, voice of God of War's Kratos
EXP Con has announced that Terrance "TC" Carson, the voice of Kratos from God of War series, will be a guest of honor. The convention will take place in St. Augustine, Florida this October.   [read more] [discuss]

San Japan announces third round of guests for 2009 convention
San Japan has announced additional guests, including voice actors Kyle Hebert, Johnathon Joss, and Samantha Inoue-Harte. The convention will take place August 14-16 in San Antonio, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2009 announces SPJA Industry Conference panels
Anime Expo 2009 and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation have announced the keynote speakers and panel topics for the 2009 SPJA Industry Conference held during Anime Expo 2009. The convention runs July 2-5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.   [read more] [discuss]

June 16, 2009

Voice actor Travis Willingham to appear at Otakon
Otakon has announced American voice actor Travis Willingham has been added to their guest list. Otakon takes place this July in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

Sister of artist Robert DeJesus passes away
Robert's younger sister Giselle has lost her battle with cancer after 10 years. Ohayocon is leading a fund raising effort to assist with medical bills, funeral expenses, and for Giselle's ten year-old daughter.   [read more] [discuss]

Manga artist Misako Rocks! to appear at Otakon
Manga artist Misako Rocks!, the creator of Biker Girl and Rock and Roll Love, will be a guest at Otakon 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

VAMPS add Otakon 2009 to tour
Otakon has issued yet another press release. This time, they're announcing that VAMPS has added the convention to their tour schedule.   [read more] [discuss]

June 17, 2009

Moi dix Mois to appear at Anime Expo 2009 as guest of honor
Visual kei band Moi dix Mois will be performing at Anime Expo 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Weekend Atlanta announces first guest and event list for 2009
Anime Weekend Atlanta has announced guests Troy Baker, Jennie Breeden, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Caitlin Glass, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Vic Mignogna, Misako Rocks!, Neil Nadelman, Jonathan Tarbox, and David Williams. The convention takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this September.   [read more] [discuss]

Vocalist MELL to perform at Otakon
Japanese singer MELL will be a guest at Otakon 2009 next month.   [read more] [discuss]

June 18, 2009

Otakuthon 2009 announces sketching fundraiser for the Starlight Foundation
Otakuthon has announced that it will be running a three hour long anime sketching fundraiser at the Strangers in the Night 5 event. The fundraiser will be held at the event in the Fairview Shopping Center in Pointe-Claire, Quebec from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 27th, 2009. All proceeds will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.   [read more] [discuss]

June 24, 2009

Author/translator Fred Schodt to return to Otakon
American writer, translator and conference interpreter Fred Schodt will return this year as a guest at Otakon 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Voice actor Kikuko Inoue to appear at Otakon
The voice of Belldandy, Kikuko Inoue, will appear at Otakon 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

Geek.Kon announces Steam Century and Fermata
Geek.Kon in Madison, Wisconsin has announced the attendance of steampunk mystery group, Steam Century and the band Fermata. The convention will be held this October.   [read more] [discuss]

Suicide Ali to perform in concert at Nekocon 2009
Suicide Ali will make their American east coast debut at Nekocon 2009. The convention will be held this November in Virginia Beach, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

June 25, 2009

Yoshiyuki Tomino announced as guest of honor at NYAF
New York Anime Festival announced Japanese director Yoshiyuki Tomino will attend its 2009 event as a guest of honor. The convention will take place September 25-27 in New York City.   [read more] [discuss]

Castle Point Anime Convention announces 2010 date
Castle Point Anime Convention has announced that next year's convention will be taking place Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.   [read more] [discuss]

Madhouse Director Masao Maruyama to return as guest to Otakon
The founder and creative director of Madhouse Studios, Masao Maruyama, will appear at Otakon 2009. The convention will be held July 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

Bakuretsu Con announces first round of guests
Bakuretsu Con has announced that voice actor/artist Sonny Strait and artist Svetlana Chmakova will be guests at this year's convention. It is scheduled for October 29th through November 1st in Colchester, Vermont.   [read more] [discuss]

Northern Michigan Anime Convention announces guest Vic Mignogna
Northern Michigan Anime Convention has announced Vic Mignogna as a guest for their August 8th and 9th convention in Traverse City, Michigan.   [read more] [discuss]

June 26, 2009

EXP Con adds Steve Downes, Vic Mignogna, and Troy Baker to guest list
EXP Convention has announced guest actors Steve Downes, Vic Mignogna, and Troy Baker. The convention will be held this October in St. Augustine, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

June 27, 2009

Sogen Con announces final guest list
Sogen Con has announced Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Samantha R. Sangster, Fredd Gorham, Josh Grelle, Carli Mosier, Studio ONY's Shannon and Richard Townsend, and members of the Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do Dojo. The convention will be held August 7-9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Overload changes location for next weekend's event
Anime Overload has informed us that, due to last-minute complications, they will be moving their event to the Crockett Center. They report that this change will have little to no effect on the current events, panels, and schedule. The convention will still be held July 3-5 in Austin, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

June 29, 2009

Voice actress Yui Makino to appear at New York Anime Festival
New York Anime Festival has announced that voice actress and singer Yui Makino will appear their convention in New York City this September.   [read more] [discuss]

Otakon announces Noboru Ishiguro, Hidenori Matsubara, and Yukio Kikukawa
Otakon 2009 has announced additional guests: director and producer Noboru Ishiguro, animator Hidenori Matsubara, and producer Yukio Kikukawa. Otakon will be held July 17-19 in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]