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Sukoshi Con cancels Louisville Anime Weekend and all future events

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:00:00 EST

In a Twitter announcement today, Sukoshi Con has announced Louisville Anime Weekend "has been cancelled and that there will not be any future Sukoshi Con events."

Anime Matsuri hires former SPJA CEO

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 EST

Anime Matsuri has announced their new Chief Operating Officer, Mark Perez, former CEO of Anime Expo's parent company, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation.

If your costume contest is five hours long, you're doing it wrong

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:00:00 EST

FanimeCon announced their schedule for their Masquerade Cosplay Contest. It's scheduled to start at 6pm and the award announcements will begin around 10:30pm.

Anime Southwest changes venues and loses most of their guests

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 12:00:00 EST

Anime Southwest, located near Denver, Colorado, has announced the cancellations of seven guests. This news comes one week after it was announced the convention has announced a new venue and less than a month before the convention is scheduled to begin.

YourMiniCon cancels Maine event

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00:00 EST

After cancelling ten conventions in the last two months, YourMiniCon has now cancelled their event in Portland, Maine, the only remaining event other than their original Connecticut location.

YourMiniCon quietly cancels four more conventions

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST

YourMiniCon has removed Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, and Louisiana conventions from its site leaving only Connecticut and Maine.

Getting Your Convention on Social Media

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST

Social media is an essential part of convention planning. We run down the essential platforms to help you get your convention signed up and give you tips on how to make cross-posting to them a lot easier.

Respect your competition or it could backfire

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:00 EST

When two conventions fight and disrespect each other in public, nobody wins.

YourMiniCon cancels six conventions

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:00 EST

YourMiniCon has announced via Facebook that they have cancelled their conventions in Wisconsin, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Idaho, and Texas.

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation to expand beyond anime and rebrand

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:00:00 EST

The SPJA, the parent organization of Anime Expo, plans to "move beyond otaku/fan culture" and will be integrating "film, gaming, tech, music and other forms of entertainment media." SPJA will open a Tokyo office in 2016 and reveal a new name and logo.

Ten Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2015

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:00:00 EST

It's January 2016 and that means that it's time for us to take our annual look back at North America's ten largest anime conventions of 2015.

Anime Conji has been canceled

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation has announced that Anime Conji 2016, previously scheduled for March, has been canceled.

Takamasa Sakurai, Director of IOEA Executive Office, passes away

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST

IOEA, the International Otaku Expo Association, has announced that Takamasa Sakurai passed away on December 4, 2015.

FUNimation Announces Stance on Fan Art

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 EST

FUNimation has issued a PDF announcing their official stance on fan art. This is essential reading for anyone creating and selling fan art from FUNimation properties at conventions (such as in artists' alleys or dealers' rooms) or online.

Origa, singer from Ghost in the Shell, passes away

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EST

The vocalist of themes to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has passed away at age 44. Source: Anime News Network