Press Releases

2006 Press Releases

December 30, 2006
JaniCon finalizes dates and confirmed first guests
JaniCon, a convention located in Jacksonville, Florida, will be held at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel on the weekend of November 23 - 25, 2007. Guests include Steve Bennett, Ashley Clark, Heather Scott, Rose Thompson, Solikha "Sonnie" Wright, and musical guest Select Start.
December 24, 2006
The Protomen, Spoony Bards to rock Anime Punch
Anime Punch: Armageddicon II has announced their musical guests for this year's convention: The Protomen and The Spoony Bards.
December 24, 2006
KitsuneFest coming to southeastern Louisiana in 2008
A group called Kitsune Entertainment will be organizing a Japanese and Asian culture festival with some anime in southeastern Louisiana in 2008.
December 22, 2006
Anime Boston to host formal ball
Anime Boston 2007 has issued a formal press release to formally announce their new formal ball. It will take place on April 20th.
December 21, 2006
Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine announced for Anime Supercon
Anime Supercon has just added Johnny Yong Bosch and the band Eyeshine to its lineup. The convention takes place April 13-15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
December 21, 2006
New York Comic Con launches CBLDF donation drive
From now until February 21, all attendees and professionals registering for New York Comic Con will have the opportunity to support the CBLDF's First Amendment legal work when they sign up for the show.
December 18, 2006
Animaritime announces special events for hotel guests
Animaritime, the only anime convention in the Canadian maritimes, has announced that they will be hosting a pool party, brunch, and laser tag for attendees who are staying at the Ramada Plaza hotel. The convention will take place in February.
December 17, 2006
PersaCon announces new location for 2007
PersaCon has issued a press release to announce that their 5th convention will be held June 15-17, 2007 at the Bevill Conference Center & Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama.
December 14, 2006
AX pre-registration open
Anime Expo 2007 pre-registration has gone online as part of a web site redesign. Anime Expo calls it the "perfect holiday present for the anime/manga enthusiast".
December 13, 2006
Anime Supercon announces four new guests
Anime Supercon has just added four new guests to it's growing lineup: voice actors Christine Auten, Brittney Karbowski, Spike Spencer, and Mike McFarland.
December 6, 2006
Zenkaikon announces 2007 convention dates
Zenkaikon announced today that they will be holding their second annual convention in King of Prussia, PA on October 13, 2007.
November 30, 2006
First Night Boston to feature anime for fourth year
For the fourth consecutive year, the New England Anime Society has been invited to host a day of anime programming at Boston's New Year's celebration, First Night Boston.
November 30, 2006
MTAC announces three new guests
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced that Doug Smith, Tiffany Grant, and Matt Greenfield will be attending the convention as guests.
November 24, 2006
Anime Supercon is holding a mascot contest
It seems to be the season for mascots. Florida's Anime Supercon has issued a press release to announce a contest to design a mascot.
November 22, 2006
AnimeNEXT announces mascot naming contest
AnimeNEXT needs help naming their mascot and is holding a contest to find a name.
November 20, 2006
Otaku University announces $1,000 grant
Otaku University Inc. has announced that everyone who registers for the conference will be automatically entered for a chance to win the 'Registration for Education' $1,000 grant. The grant is a flexible cash prize that can be used for buying better educational and career oriented equipment or tuition.
November 20, 2006
New York Comic Con announces three movie screenings
New York Comic Con has announced screenings of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society, Blade of the Phantom Master, and Shinobi.
November 18, 2006
Otakuthon 2007 dates announced
Otakuthon 2007 will be held on August 4th and 5th at Concordia University's downtown campus in Montreal, Quebec.
November 17, 2006
Florida comic convention announces Anime Supercon
The organizers behind Florida Supercon have announced the creation of Anime Supercon in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The new convention will take place April 13-15, 2007.
November 14, 2006
Anime FX announces cosplay contest
Anime FX is holding a cosplay contest on December 27th at the Hilton in Springfield, Virginia.
November 13, 2006
Sakura-Con announces first electronic Sakura-Conduit newsletter
Sakura-Con has announced that their "Sakura-Conduit" newsletter is now available in electronic form for the first time.
November 12, 2006
Setsucon changes to a one-day event
Due to financial difficulties, Setsucon, originally planned as a three-day event, will now be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007 in State College, Pennsylvania. Anyone who had previously pre-registered can obtain a partial or full refund.
November 10, 2006
American Anime Awards to be hosted by New York Comic Con
The New York Comic Con announced that it will host the American Anime Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan.
November 9, 2006
Tales of Anime announces 2007 dates
Tales of Anime will be returning for the first time since their 2004 convention. Their 2007 convention will take place April 6-8, 2007 at the Marriott San Mateo-San Francisco Airport Hotel in San Mateo, California. Guests include voice actors Reuben Langdon, Dan Southworth, and Johnny Yong Bosch.
November 6, 2006
Anime Tour for the Cure announces Cosplay Parade for the Cure
The group behind Anime Tour for the Cure has issued a press release to announce their "Cosplay Parade For the Cure" event in Las Vegas this January.
November 1, 2006
Ushicon to hold special Princess Tutu event
In celebration of Princess Tutu's American release, Ushicon will hold an event scheduled for January 27, 2007, in Austin, TX, offering fans a special opportunity to meet and interact with members of both the Japanese and American talent behind this title.
October 31, 2006
Anime Expo opens AX Travel Store
The SPJA has issued a press release to announce the "AX Travel Store". The press release states will offer discounted airfares and hotels for "trips to conventions or personal vacations". However, it should be noted Anime Expo's official hotels are already sold out and this new site does not list discount convention rates for hotels. When attending anime conventions, booking a hotel directly through each individual convention is almost always cheaper than booking on travel sites.
October 24, 2006
Zenkaikon 2006 and VGXPO 2006 offer reciprocal at-door admission discounts
Zenkaikon and VGXPO have announced that reciprocal admission discounts will be offered by the two events on October 28, 2006.
October 16, 2006
The Digital Narrative Arts Film Festival is sold out
The Digital Narrative Arts Film Festival (DNAFF) has notified that they are completely out of seats to the October 21 screening of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. An additional screening in the Kitchener-Waterloo area has been added.
October 16, 2006
Bakuretsu Con will be saved by S.T.E.A.M.
Bakuretsu Con has announced that Scott Melzer and The Comiku Girls will be guests at the convention. Bakuretsu Con will be held in Vermont on the first weekend of November.
October 14, 2006
RIT Anime Club announces Tora-Con 2007
The RIT Anime Club has announce its third annual sponsorship of Tora-Con. The anime convention will be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus on April 28, 2007.
October 12, 2006
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles hits film festivals
Harmony Gold has announced screenings of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles in Toronto, Phoenix, Honolulu, St. Louis, and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
October 10, 2006
MTAC announces Peelander-Z
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has issued another press release, this time announcing the addition of Peelander-Z.
October 10, 2006
Anime Punch changes hotels
Anime Punch has announced that they have moved from the previously announced Radisson Inn Worthington to the Columbus Airport Marriott.
October 3, 2006
Olivia Lufkin headlines PMX with American debut
Pacific Media Expo has issued a press release to announce that Olivia Lufkin will be performing at the Los Angeles convention at the end of the month.
October 2, 2006
Anime South announces new guests of honor
Anime South has issued a press release announcing that Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern have joined the guest list for next month's convention.
September 30, 2006
Applegeeks added to MTAC's guest list
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced that Hawk and Ananth from the web comic Applegeeks will be guests at the convention next April.
September 23, 2006
Ai-Kon announces mascot design contest
Ai-Kon, Winnipeg's anime convention, has announced a contest to redesign their mascot, Aiko.
September 18, 2006
PMX welcomes Avatar: The Last Airbender creators
Pacific Media Expo has announced that Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, co-creators of Nickelodeon action-adventure series Avatar: The Last Airbender, are scheduled to appear as guests of honor.
September 16, 2006
MTAC Prime announces return of the Robotech Tour
MTAC Prime, Tennessee's only anime convention, has announced that Harmony Gold and the Robotech Tour will be returning in 2007 to promote the Robotech franchise and give the inside scoop on the soon to be released Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.
September 15, 2006
Animaritime moves to larger venue
Animaritime, the only North American anime convention in the Atlantic time zone, has announced that this February's event will be moving to the Ramada Plaza in Dieppe, New Brunswick.
September 11, 2006
Kamikaze Girls creator to visit Pacific Media Expo
Pacific Media Expo has announced that Novala Takemoto, Japanese cult author and fashion icon, will make his first US appearance at PMX this October.
September 7, 2006
Bakuretsu Con swaps around voice acting guests
Bakuretsu Con has announced that Cynthia Martinez's appearance has been cancelled, but voice actor Chris Patton will now be attending the convention. Also, pre-registration has been extended until September 30th.
September 6, 2006
Nekocon announces confirmed guest list
Nekocon has announced its confirmed guest list of Greg Ayers, Doug Smith, Luci Christian, Tiffany Grant, Monical Rial, Chris Ayres, Brittney Karbowski, Robert & Emily DeJesus, Drowtales, and 2wcOnline.
August 28, 2006
Anime Festival Wichita announces 2007 dates
Anime Festival Wichita has announced that their next convention will be held August 17-19, 2007.
August 27, 2006
DC Anime Club and APA Film Fest team up for AMV contest
The DC Anime Club has issued a press release to announce that they and DC Asian Pacific American Film will be posting an anime music video contest at George Washington University on October 1st.
August 23, 2006
Kawaii Kon announces first round of guests
Kawaii Kon has announced guests Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, David Williams, Jennifer Sekiguchi, Michael Sinterniklass, Robert & Emily DeJesus, and Monica Rial.
August 23, 2006
AME Matsuri is announced in the Philippines
The University of the Philippines Anime Manga Enthusiasts (UP AME) has announced AME Matsuri, a festival taking place this December.
August 22, 2006
DC Anime Club announces art show
The DC Anime Club has announced that it will be showcasing the art of its members at the DC Anime Art Show, September 6-25 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
August 18, 2006
Voice actor boot camp at Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced that voice actors Sandy Fox and Lex Lang will be instructing an all-day event for students of voice acting.
August 17, 2006
Metrocon 2007 dates announced
July 2007 keeps getting more and more crowded as Tampa's Metrocon, Florida's largest anime convention, announces they're moving back to July.
August 17, 2006
Metrocon looks into Amano's World
Metrocon has sent out a press release to formally announce Metrocon: Amano's World on October 14-15 in Tampa, Florida.
August 11, 2006
Anime Vegas 2006 announces final guests line-up
Anime Vegas, scheduled for September 2-4, has announced their finalized guest list.
August 11, 2006
AnimeNEXT 2007 to be held July 6-8
AnimeNEXT has announced that they are moving to July 6-8 for their 2007 convention. That puts them one week after Anime Expo and two weeks before Otakon.
August 3, 2006
Anime Weekend Atlanta announces final round of guests
Attending AWA this year are actor/director Michael Sinterniklass, manga artist Keitaro Arima, character designer and animation director Masahiro Aizawa, and the band TsuShiMaMiRe.
August 1, 2006
Anime Vegas television commercial available online
The creators of the animated online series College University have produced an animated television commercial for Anime Vegas.
July 25, 2006
AnimeFest announces music guest of honor
AnimeFest has announced that Flow, five-piece rock act, will be performing at the convention on September 2nd.
July 18, 2006
Chibi-Pa announces guests
Artists Steve Bennett, Chris Hazelton, Stephanie Château, Heather Scott, and a representative from Demented Dragon will be guests at Chibi-Pa: Next this December.
July 15, 2006
Kawaii Kon 2007 announces location and dates
Kawaii Kon 2007, Hawaii's anime convention, will be held in Honolulu on April 27-29, 2007 at the Hawaii Convention Center
July 14, 2006
Northern Anime Festival announces new event and sells out of artists' alley space
Northern Anime Festival has issued statements to announce that it has sold out of college residence and artists' alley space, but will be holding a model contest.
July 14, 2006
Anime South announces guests
Anime South has announced guests Vic Mignogna, Chris Patton, The Mindless Tripod Experience, and Chris Hazelton.
July 12, 2006
MangaNEXT announced for the first weekend of October
The organizers of AnimeNEXT have announced the creation of the first convention in the United States to focus entirely on manga. MangaNEXT will be held October 6-8, 2006 in Secaucus, New Jersey.
July 4, 2006
Over 41,000 attendees at Anime Expo 2006
Anime Expo has issued a press release which announces an attendance figure of over 41,000 people at this past weekend's event.
July 3, 2006
Bakuretsu Con announces guests of honor
Bakuretsu Con has announced voice actress Cynthia Martinez and artist Steve Bennett will be attending the Vermont convention as guests of honor this November.
June 28, 2006
Anime Expo launches 'virtual gateway'
Anime Expo has announced the launch of a web site which will feature news from the convention, cosplay photos, and anime trailers. The convention has previously streamed live video from Anime Expo 1999.
June 27, 2006
AnimeFest announces guests Monkey Punch and Yasuyuki Ueda
AnimeFest has announced the addition of Lupin III creator Monkey Punch (Kazuhiko Kato) and Lain producer Yasuyuki Ueda.
June 22, 2006
Special Fullmetal Alchemist screening at Anime Expo
Anime Expo and FUNimation Entertainment will hold a special screening of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa hosted by Japanese movie director Seiji Mizushima, Japanese voice actor for Edward Elric Romi Paku, English voice actor for Edward Elric Vic Mignogna, English dub director Mike McFarland, and President of Studio Bones Masahiko Minami.
June 22, 2006
Anime Festival Orlando outlines events
Anime Festival Orlando has issued a press release which outlines events at their convention at the end of July.
June 21, 2006
Crispin Freeman to return to Anime Expo
Crispin Freeman, the voice of Zelgadis, Alucard, Tsume, and Prince Turnip, will return to this year's Anime Expo as a guest of honor.
June 20, 2006
Tuxedo Mask voice actor added to Anime Expo guest list
In the latest in a deluge of press releases, Anime Expo has announced that Toru Furuya, best known as the voice of Tuxedo Kamen (Tuxedo Mask) in Sailor Moon, will be a guest of honor.
June 19, 2006
Mana and Ishiguro join Anime Expo as guests of honor
Creator of Japan's gothic lolita fashion movement, Mana, and famed animation director, Noboru Ishiguro, are now scheduled to appear at Anime Expo 2006.
June 13, 2006
Anime Vegas announces guests
Anime Vegas has announced their first round of guests which includes: Jim "Gozer" Yee, Dominique Antoinette Martinez, Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Johnny Yong Bosch, Jerry Jewell, Mike McFarland, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Rich McNanna, Jennifer Sekiguchi, Michael Sinterniklaas, and Sonny Strait.
June 12, 2006
Anime Expo announces Hiroshi Nagahama
Anime Expo 2006 has announced Hiroshi Nagahama, the director of Mushishi, as another guest.
June 8, 2006
Howl's Moving Castle and FFVII: Advent Children to be shown at Otakuthon
Otakuthon, the first fan-run anime convention hosted in Montreal, is presenting two feature movies: Howl's Moving Castle and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
June 2, 2006
Northern Anime Festival announces guests
Northern Anime Festival 2006 has announced guests Lisa Furukawa Ray, John McGrath, Mark Dillon, Scott Ramsoomair, Anthony Chau, and Les Major.
June 1, 2006
Anime Expo announces 9th guest of honor
Flooding us with press releases in the last few weeks, Anime Expo has announced Romi Paku as a guest of honor as well.
May 30, 2006
New York Comic-Con announces expanded venue for 2007
New York Comic-Con (no relation to San Diego Comic-Con) has announced that they will double their function space at the Javits Center in New York City at next year's convention.
May 26, 2006
Anime Expo announces 8th guest of honor
Anime Expo has announced that Koge-Donbo, Di Gi Charat creator, will be attending this year's convention.
May 26, 2006
Third Japanese guest announced for AnimeNEXT 2006
AnimeNEXT, scheduled for June 16-18 in Secaucus, NJ, has announced the creator of BECK, Harold Sakuishi, as their third guest of honor.
May 24, 2006
Anime Expo and Bandai Entertainment announce another guest
Anime Expo has sent out a press release to announce director Tomoki Kyoda as a guest of honor.
May 22, 2006
Houkocon corrects offline mail-in pre-registration form
Houkocon has issued a press release to announce that their mail-in pre-registration forms have been corrected and now list the correct weekend rate. The convention will still honor pre-registrations from people who had sent in the incorrect payment.
May 19, 2006
AOD 2006 announces Merlin Crossingham of Aardman Animations
AOD 2006 has announced that Merlin Crossingham, a claymation animator, will be attending the convention this August.
May 16, 2006
Anime Festival Orlando announces additional guests
Anime Festival Orlando 7 has announced guests Marc Handler, Jeff Nimoy, and Quinton Flynn.
May 15, 2006
Anime Expo and Bandai Visual USA announce Yutaka Izabuchi
Anime Expo 2006 and Bandai Visual USA have announced the attendance of Yutaka Izabuchi, the mechanical designer for Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and Patlabor: The Movie.
May 12, 2006
Anime Expo 2006 announces: AX Idol goes Bang Zoom!
Anime Expo 2006 and Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be presenting the AX Idol contest together. This year, Johnny Yong Bosch will host the event and audience members will select the grand prize winners via text messaging.
May 10, 2006
Anime Weekend Atlanta announces its first round of guests
Attending AWA this year are actors Luci Christian, Lauren Goodnight, Vic Mignogna, Sasha Paysinger, Monica Rial, Jennifer Sekiguchi and Amy Howard Wilson, artists Robert & Emily DeJesus and Fred Perry, industry guest Carl Gustav Horn, Neil Nadelman and David Williams. Additional guests are still in the works.
May 8, 2006
D'espairsRay to perform at AnimeNEXT 2006
One of the biggest and most impressive visual acts in Japan, D'espairsRay, is coming to AnimeNEXT 2006 following the successful release of their newest single Kogoeru Yoru Ni Saita Hana, currently #1 on the Japanese Indie Chart.
May 7, 2006
AOD 2006 presents "Totally AOD", a pre-convention fanzine
AOD 2006: The San Francisco Animation Convention has announced "Totally AOD", a pre-convention fanzine geared toward animation fans, cosplayers, and other fans.
May 5, 2006
Anime Expo announces its second annual pre-registration contest
Anime Expo is holding a random drawing for various prize packs for its pre-registered attendees.
May 5, 2006
Metrocon announces third wave of guests
Metrocon has the announced that Lupin III creator Monkey Punch (Kazuhiko Kato), voice actors Scott McNeil, Greg Ayres, and Marc Matney, ADV producer/director David Williams, and eclectic synth-rock band PLID have been added to the guest roster for this year's convention.
May 4, 2006
Anime Expo heads Anime Explosion! panel at LA film festival
Anime Expo 2006 Chairwoman Joyce Lim and Publicity Head Chase Wang will lead the Animation Explosion! panel on Saturday, May 6 during The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The festival runs May 4 through 11.
May 3, 2006
AnimeNEXT Japanese guests of honor announced for 2006
AnimeNEXT has announced that Rintaro and Masao Maruyama will be Japanese guests of honor at the convention next month.
May 1, 2006
Her Magesty's Dog creator to attend Anime Expo 2006
Mick Takeuchi, creator of Her Majesty's Dog, will be a guest of honor at Anime Expo 2006.
May 1, 2006
Houkocon makes changes to its cosplay contest
Houkocon 2006 has made changes to its cosplay contest. The cosplay contest will now focus on both craftmanship and detail of costumes as well as skit performances.
April 28, 2006
AOD 2006 announces second round of guests
AOD 2006: The San Francisco Animation Convention announced its second round of guests for the upcoming August convention, including Vic Mignogna, Greg Dean, Tommy Yune, Brad DeMoss and PMBQ along with previously-announced guests Marv Wolfman, Ken Pontac and Gilles Poitras.
April 23, 2006
AnimeNEXT announces two more hotels
AnimeNEXT attendees have sold out the Holiday Inn Secaucus Meadowlands, the Amerisuites, the Embassy Suites, and the Courtyard by Marriot in Secaucus, New Jersey. Room blocks have been added to two more hotels as a result.
April 20, 2006
Anime Mid-Atlantic announces Japanese cosplay model Yunmao Ayakawa
Yunmao Ayakawa, a professional cosplay idol from Tokyo, Japan, will be a guest of honor at Anime Mid-Atlantic this June.
April 19, 2006
Metrocon guests and events announced
Metrocon sent out four press releases this morning to announce a formal ballroom dance, their annual human chess match, the attendance of former Psycho le Cému members seek and YURAsama, and the opening of artists' alley sign-ups.
April 18, 2006
Anime Expo announces American voice actor guests
Vic Mignogna and Laura Bailey will be guests of honor at Anime Expo 2006.
April 13, 2006
A-Kon announces North American debut of "Penicillin Nano"
Hakuei & Chisato of Penicillin will be bringing their rock show to the United States with a full live band. A-Kon is June 9th-11th in Dallas, Texas.
April 11, 2006
Anime Festival Orlando 7 announces first annual fan film contest
Anime Festival Orlando is hosting a fan film contest and an "AFOscars" awards show styled after the Academy Awards.
April 10, 2006
Anime Mid-Atlantic announces new guest of honor
Anime Mid-Atlantic has announced that Mr. Yasuhiro Koshi of Big Fighter Project will be a guest at their convention this June.
April 10, 2006
Otakuthon announces guest list for 2006
Montreal's first fan-run anime convention, Otakuthon, has announced the following guests: Matt Hill, Scott Ramsoomair, Irulanne, Claude J. Pelltier, Christopher Macdonald, Yume Dream, Sara E. Mayhew, Emru Townsend, Tamu Townsend, Delphine Levesque Demers, and Boxed Rice Productions.
April 8, 2006
Anime Expo announces AniMatsuri illustration contest
Anime Expo is holding an illustration contest for a design to decorate their 15th anniversary cake.
April 8, 2006
TsuShiMaMiRe announced at Anime Central
Anime Central's press department has announced that the all-girl Japanese band TsuShiMaMiRe will be holding two performances at this year's convention.
April 6, 2006
Anime Central announces events and guests
Anime Central has issued a statement to announce some new events and guests at the convention next month.
April 4, 2006
PortConMaine announces R.A. Salvatore
PortConMaine, New England's longest running anime convention, has announced that noted novelist R.A. Salvatore will be appearing at the convention scheduled for June 30th through July 2nd.
April 4, 2006
Anime Expo announces national talent search contest
Anime Expo is holding a contest to find on-air/online talent to conduct coverage of this year's convention as part of their upcoming web site.
April 2, 2006
DC Anime Club announces "The Cosplay Party" this July
The DC Anime Club has issued an announcement that they will be holding a cosplay gathering with a contest and anime screenings at Anime FX in Springfield, VA on Saturday, July 22nd.
March 31, 2006
Ai-Kon weekend passes on sale Saturday morning
Weekend passes for Ai-Kon in Winnipeg, Manitoba will go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10am on Saturday, April 1st.
March 29, 2006
MatsuriCon forced to change hotels
Less than a month before their convention, MatsuriCon has been forced to move to a nearby hotel due to a scheduling glitch in their former hotel's computer system that caused double-booking of hotel space with another event.
March 29, 2006
Anime Punch! announces final round of guests
Anime Punch! 2006 has announced guests Lawrence Eng, Lien Fan Shen, Richard Torrance, Kuwai-sensei, Steve Conte, The Spoony Bards, Crispin Freeman, and Joshua Seth.
March 28, 2006
MatsuriCon announces third and final round of guests
MatsuriCon has issued a press release to announce Michael Gould, Archaic Jump Productions, Tristan MacAvery, Patrick Seitz, and Gakidomo will be appearing at the convention in mid-April.
March 28, 2006
Wasabi Animusical sequel scheduled for JACON 2006
Wasabi Animusical II: Electric Boogaloo, which is a one hour performance described as "an amalgamation of anime, manga, video games, cosplay, music videos, dancing, comedy, and show tunes" has been scheduled for JACON in Orlando, Florida next month.
March 27, 2006
Kaiju Big Battel to perform at Anime Boston 2006
Anime Boston has announced that Kaiju Big Battel will headline the convention with the "bruising bouts between giant monsters, bizarre aliens, and scientific creations gone awry that have pleased fans for years."
March 27, 2006
PortConMaine announces latest guest additions
PortConMaine has announced that voice actress Luci Christian and VG Cats web comic creator Scott Ramsoomair will be guests at New England's longest running anime convention. PortConMaine will be held June 30th through July 2nd.
March 24, 2006
Anime Expo 2006 announces first guest of honor
Anime Expo 2006 has announced that Seiji Mizushima, the director of Fullmetal Alchemist and a series director for Evangelion, will be appearing at the convention in Anaheim, CA this July.
March 23, 2006
Anime Expo and AsiaVision unite
AsiaVision, the live-action film label of Urban Vision Entertainment, has teamed up with Anime Expo to sponsor an "Azumi costume category" in AX's masquerade this July. It will offer prizes to people with the best costumes from the film.
March 18, 2006
Metrocon announces guest list
Metrocon has announced voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Luci Christian, Christopher Patton, Doug Smith, Cynthia Martinez, John Swasey, Lauren Goodnight, Steve Bennett, Chris Sabat, and the alternative rock group Eyeshine as special guests.
March 18, 2006
Anime Festival Orlando 7 announces first confirmed guests
Chris Sabat, Doug Smith, and Vic Mignogna have been announced as guests at the seventh annual Anime Festival Orlando which will be held this July.
March 16, 2006
Sakura-Con announces new guests of honor and musical guest
Sakura-Con has announced the band Camino, artist Ippongi Bang, producer David Williams, and voice actress Jessica Boone have been added to the guest list for next weekend's convention.
March 13, 2006
Animazement confirms guests for 2006
Animazement in Durham, NC has announced the attendance of the following guests so far for this year: Mr. Toshifumi Yoshida, Ms. Trish Ledoux, Mr. Yasuo Yamaguchi, Mr. Koichi Tsunoda and Mr. Kyle Hebert.
March 13, 2006
MomoCon announces guests
MomoCon, a free convention in Atlanta, has issued a press release to announce its guests for the convention taking place this coming weekend.
March 13, 2006
Anime Syracuse announces their program
The organizing committee behind Anime Syracuse has announced the schedule for their March 25th show at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY.
March 13, 2006
Otaku University now online
Otaku University has issued a press release to announce that the conference will be held September 28-30th, 2007 in Mesa, Arizona.
March 8, 2006
Ai-Kon holds contest for new mascot design
Ai-Kon, Manitoba's largest anime convention, is holding a contest to redesign Aiko, the convention's mascot, for use on promotional materials. The contest ends March 25th.
March 4, 2006
Youmacon announces 2006 dates
Youmacon has issued a brief press release to announce that their 2006 convention will be held at the Hilton Detroit/Troy in Troy, Michigan on November 3 through 5, 2006.
March 4, 2006
Anime Central's main hotel is full
The Hyatt Regency O' Hare, the hotel which is host to Anime Central, is sold out for the weekend of the convention. An overflow hotel is available.
March 3, 2006
Sakura-Con 2006 announces additional guests
Sakura-Con 2006 has announced that voice actor Liam O'Brien and web comic creators Fred Gallagher and Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik will be appearing at the convention later this month.
March 3, 2006
AnimeNEXT 2006 official hotel is sold out
The Holiday Inn Secaucus Meadowlands, AnimeNEXT's official hotel, is now sold out. Rates have been negotiated at three other nearby hotels.
March 2, 2006
Anime Expo online pre-registration up and running
Anime Expo 2006 pre-registration went online at 3:00 pm PST today. Paper mail-in forms for pre-registration will not be accepted and attendees that are unable to pre-register online will be able to register onsite during the convention during the 4th of July weekend.
February 28, 2006
Kosaikon and Zentrancon announce plans to merge
Kosaikon and Zentrancon announced today that they will be merging their organizations to create Zenkaikon. The new convention will be held at the October 28, 2006 at the Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center in King of Prussia, PA.
February 27, 2006
Anime Vegas convention set for Labor Day weekend 2006
The popular Vegas con will return to the Cashman Center from September 2 through 4.
February 27, 2006
Anime Punch! announces musical guests
Anime Punch! in Columbus, OH has announced that Steve Conte and The Spoony Bards will be performing at their convention in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of March 31 through April 2.
February 27, 2006
Get locked in at Cosplay-A-Thon Go
Texan cosplayers may be interested in the "cosplay/anime lock-in" at Crystal's Pizza & Spaghetti in Irving, TX. Their press release and web site contain more information.
February 22, 2006
Kawaii Kon announces Yoko Ishida as guest of honor
Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's first and only anime convention, has announced that popular singer Yoko Ishida will be performing at the convention this April.
February 21, 2006
Sakura-Con announces two new guests of honor
Sakura-Con has issued a press release to announce that Jennifer SekiGuchi and Katie Bair will be guests of honor at the convention this March.
February 20, 2006
PortConMaine announces its musical guest of honor
Musician Lisa Furukawa Ray is the latest addition to the gathering of talent at New England's longest running anime convention, PortConMaine. The convention will be held June 30th through July 2nd.
February 20, 2006
MTAC announced tenth and final guest
MTAC has announced the final addition to their guest list: Jan Scott-Frazier.
February 17, 2006
Metrocon announces anime fan film festival
Metrocon, Florida's largest anime convention, has announced an anime fan film festival. Directors, animators, and others are invited to submit original short films that are anime related to the competition.
February 17, 2006
AuroraCorp announces final guests for Aurora-Con 2006
AuroraCorp, the parent organization of Alaska's Aurora-Con 2006, has announced the final guest list for one of the northernmost anime conventions this July. Guests are's Tom Bateman and voice actors Brett Weaver and Christopher Sabat.
February 17, 2006
MatsuriCon announces second round of guests
MatsuriCon has announced that artists and writers Mindy Timpone, Joe Kovell & Alex Kolesar, Joanna Estep, and panelists Where's the Buffet? will be guests at the convention this April in Worthington, OH.
February 16, 2006
MTAC announces overflow hotels and 2007 location
The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has announced overflow hotels for their convention this April, the location and dates of MTAC 2007, as well as a request for volunteers for 2006.
February 14, 2006
Anime Expo 2006 announces official host hotels
Anime Expo 2006 has announced that the Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim Marriott, and Sheraton Park Hotel will be official host hotels for the convention this July.
February 14, 2006
Sakura-Con giving out 10% off coupon for Scarecrow Video
Sakura-Con 2006 has issued a press release to announce that 4,500 random attendees will receive a 10% off coupon from Scarecrow Video.
January 31, 2006
Date announced for anime festival in Syracuse, NY
A group called "Anime Syracuse" has announced an anime film festival to be held on Saturday, March 25th, at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY. In addition to the film program there will be costume contests, giveaways and Japanese pop music.
January 29, 2006
Kawaii Kon 2006 announces its first Japanese guest
Kawaii Kon 2006 has announced that artist Jin Kobayashi will be a guest of honor at their convention in Hawaii this April.
January 28, 2006
Anime Central announces Junko Mizuno
Anime Central has issued a statement to announce that manga artist Junko Mizuno will be a guest of honor at their convention this May.
January 27, 2006
Eighteen hours of anime at the Brattle Theater
The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts will be screening 18 hours of anime on February 25, 2006.
January 27, 2006
Anime Boston 2006 announces second round of guests
The New England Anime Society has announced the following distinguished guests will attend Anime Boston 2006: voice actors Vic Mignogna, Carrie Savage and Kari Wahlgren, along with industry insiders Jonathan Klein, Tom Wayland, and David Williams.
January 26, 2006
New York Comic-Con announces anime programming
New York Comic-Con (no relation to San Diego Comic-Con) has issued a press release outlining some of the anime programming planned for next month's convention. The programming includes music programming featuring Mari Iijima and Greg Ayres.
January 25, 2006
Llamacon extends pre-registration deadline and announces start time
Llamacon in Great Barrington, MA has issued a press release to announce that their pre-registration period has been extended by one week. The single-day convention will open at 8am.
January 23, 2006
Sakura-Con announces three new guests of honor
Sakura-Con has issued a press release to announce the addition of three guests of honor for their convention this March: Goro Taniguchi, Takahiro Kimura and Hideyuki Kurata, all known for the series GUNxSWORD.
January 20, 2006
MTAC welcomes Studio Capsule, Doug Smith, and Para2Mahou
MTAC, an anime convention this April in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that the artists from Studio Capsule, artist/voice actor Doug Smith, and the ParaPara dance group Para2Mahou will be guests.
January 17, 2006
MechaCon returns to Lafayette, LA in August
After a successful inaugural convention in 2005 - despite the arrival of Hurricane Katrina on the weekend of the event - MechaCon returns to the Hilton Lafayette August 11-13, 2006 with an all-new event dubbed MechaCon 2.0.
January 16, 2006
AnimeNEXT to hold drawing for free three-day badge
AnimeNEXT has issued a press release to announce that anyone who pre-registers on or before February 14th will be entered in a drawing to win a free three-day badge to the convention.
January 13, 2006
FX/Wasabi Anime Costume Contest announced
Wasabi Anime has announced that they will be producing a science fiction, fantasy, and anime costume contest at "FX: The Coolest Show On Earth" and "Hard Rock Live". The contest is part of the FX toy show and convention taking place January 27th-29th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
January 10, 2006
Anime Central 2006 announces first round of guests
Anime Central 2006 has announced its first round of guests: Greg Ayers, Robert & Emily DeJesus, Jeff Nimoy, Chris Patton, and Monica Rial.
January 9, 2006
CSUN Anime Club announces Mikomicon
The CSUN Anime Club and Write 4 Hope have announced Mikomicon, an anime, sci-fi, and gaming convention to be held at CSUN University in Northridge, CA this October.
January 3, 2006
Llamacon 2006 announces new guests and an attendance cap
Llamacon 2006 has announced an attendance cap of 500 as well as guest web comic creators R*K* Milholland and Rich Stevens and guest webmasters Mike Labrie and Meri Cantoni.

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