Anime Convention News Archive by Month
July 1, 2011

Voice actress Cassandra Hodges passes away
Multiple sources are citing an Anime News Network report that voice actress Cassandra Hodges has passed away. Cassandra had been scheduled to appear at Anime Festival Wichita and AnimeIowa this month and Motaku this August.   [read more] [discuss]

July 5, 2011

Otakuthon 2011 announces Halko Momoi as Japanese guest of honour
Otakuthon in Montréal has announced voice actor and vocalist Halko Momoi as a Japanese guest. She will be holding a concert, Q&A, and autograph session. The convention will be held August 12 to 14.   [read more] [discuss]

Masumi Kano and Mitsuba will be hosting a fashion show at Otakon 2011
Masumi Kano from Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and Mitsuba from Alice and the Pirates will be hosting a Fashion Show at Otakon 2011.   [read more] [discuss]

Nekocon announces the return of DJ Hip*Starr and VJ ValuJet
DJ Hip*Starr and VJ ValuJet will be playing live at once of the dances and doing panels at Nekocon 2011 in Hampton, Virginia this November.   [read more] [discuss]

July 7, 2011

Takamasa Sakurai to appear at Otakon 2011
Producer, author, and journalist Takamasa Sakurai will appear as a guest at Otakon 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention runs from July 29th through 31st.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime USA 2011 and Tainted Reality announce musical guest Blood
Anime USA has announced the band Blood will be returning after a 3-year absence and performing at their convention in Arlington, Virginia this November.   [read more] [discuss]

July 14, 2011

Otakon releases a flood of guest announcements
In the last few days, Otakon has sent out ten press releases, including 6 within a few hours last night. Their announcements include new guests Kazuya Murata, Kylee, Stephanie Sheh, Cristina Vee, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindsey, Nobuo Uematsu, and many more.   [read more] [discuss]

July 15, 2011

Otakon 2011 welcomes executive producer Masayuki Ozaki
Masayuki Ozaki, who has worked on series including Sergent Keroro and Zorori the Naughty Hero, will be a guest at Otakon this year. The convention will be held July 29-31 in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

July 20, 2011

KotoriCon announces Johnny Yong Bosch and other guests
KotoriCon 2012 has announced guests including Johnny Yong Bosch and his band Eyeshine, Terri Doty, Michelle Knotz, Stuart Zagnit, and more. The convention will be held in Deptford, New Jersey in January.   [read more] [discuss]

Saboten Con announces Rob Blatt and Japanese rock group Kazha
Saboten Con has added Rob Blatt and Kazha to their guest list. The convention will be held September 30 through October 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.   [read more] [discuss]

July 25, 2011

Another Anime Con announces guest changes
Another Anime Convention has announced that Wendy Powell will be unable to attend, but Cynthia Cranz and Karen and Tom Gosselin have been added to the guest list. The convention is scheduled for this October in Nashua, New Hampshire.   [read more] [discuss]

July 27, 2011

Matenrou Opera to perform at Anime USA 2011 in first US appearance
Anime USA has announced Matenrou Opera will be performing at their convention this November. The convention will take place in Crystal City, Virginia.   [read more] [discuss]

Guest updates for Anime Festival Orlando 12
Anime Festival Orlando has announced guest appearances by Cristina Vee and Blake Foster, the cancellation of Christopher Patton, and schedule updates for Jason David Frank and Wendee Lee. The convention will be held August 4-7 in Orlando, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

July 28, 2011

Otakon welcomes back violinist Hiroaki Yura along with Mari Yoshida
Musician Hiroaki Yura will return to Otakon along with fellow musician Mari Yoshida. The convention will be held this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland.   [read more] [discuss]

Manga author Hiro Mashima to appear at New York Anime Festival
Creator of Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima, will be a guest at New York Anime Festival, which is a part of New York Comic Con. The convention will be held this October.   [read more] [discuss]

TFcon announces final guest list
TFcon, the second largest Transformers convention, has announced guests including Garry Chalk, Paul Eiding, and Simon Furman. The convention will take place in Toronto this weekend.   [read more] [discuss]