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8:00 AM on 12.13.2013

Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas

Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premi...

Jeff Chuang

5:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Anime Expo is hosting a Black Friday sweepstakes

If you're hoping to score some four-day passes to Anime Expo on the cheap, while helping out some people in need, you're in luck. Starting Friday through December 2nd, Anime Expo is having a small Black Friday sale and sweeps...

Tim Sheehy

6:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Director Masahiro Ando joins Otakon Vegas

In what I'd deem a refreshing change of pace, Otakon Vegas have just announced that famed animation director Masahiro Ando will be joining the list of guests for this year's inaugural convention, set to take place in Las Vega...

Tim Sheehy

6:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Otakon Vegas adds musical guest Sayaka Sasaki

Otakon Vegas have announced the first musical guest for their Las Vegas debut this January -- singer and pop idol Sayaka Sasaki. If you're wondering who that is, I wouldn't be too surprised. Sasaki is perhaps best known ...

Tim Sheehy

9:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Otakon Vegas announces Fred Schodt as guest

This will be a big year for Otakon, as they test the waters for Otakon Vegas -- they need to roll out guest announcements early in order to try and draw people for the weekend before Consumer Electronics Show and the Adult En...

Brad Rice

5:00 PM on 10.14.2013

Video: 40 minutes of Dragon Con cosplay

The folks at Beat Down Boogie threw together a lengthy montage of cosplay from Dragon Con 2013 with nearly 40 minutes of footage, and while the convention lends itself to the Western market, there are a few anime cosplayers ...

Tim Sheehy

4:00 PM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Sentai licenses Beyond the Boundary

With plenty of news filtering out of New York Comic Con today, Sentai Filmworks have announced they've acquired the license to distribute Beyond the Boundary for home video release. Our own Karen Mead is curren...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 AM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Cosplays

New York Comic Con 2013 is underway. Building on prior years, Thursday is now a full day for a lot of the vendors and events at the con, and the crowd is out in force. Compared to last year even, the exhibit hall floors are w...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 10.10.2013

Tokyo Anime Fair joins with ACE to form AnimeJapan

Here's a big bit of con news from over in Japan: rival conventions Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo have decided to merge, creating a new and more powerful con: AnimeJapan. The show will take place March...

Brad Rice

4:30 PM on 10.09.2013

Never Fear: Viz to give out free stuff at NYCC

New York Comic Con starts tomorrow, and that's...maybe not as it exciting as it could be? Back in the day, we had our very own New York Anime Fest. But then NYAF merged with NYCC; then NYAF disappeared entirely, but there was...

Karen Mead

9:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 2

Here's a second helping of cosplay from Anime Weekend Atlanta, courtesy of Beat Down Boogie (the first video is here). There was quite a lot of amazing cosplay at AWA, and it makes me sad I wasn't there! ...

Ben Huber

4:30 PM on 10.08.2013

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 1

The folks at Beat Down Boogie have released their latest "Epic Cosplay" videos. The videos were filmed during Anime West Atlanta 2013 late last month. You can catch the first of the two parts above, and we'll have the second...

Tim Sheehy