ATC & This is Geek Partner for Gaming Event

December 10th 2014, 10:23 CST | Author: John Koniges

Anime Twin Cities is proud to announce its partnership with This is Geek by being a sponsor of Digital Destruction at the Ramada Mall of America, May 8th and 9th, 2015.

Digital Destruction will feature LAN, console and tabletop gaming, as well as gaming tournaments and arcade machines. You can also talk to representatives from the gaming industry about how they got started in the field. There is a small fee for entering the tournaments; however, this fee is discounted if you have an Anime Detour 2015 badge. General admission is FREE!

This is Geek is getting help from Anime Twin Cities to make Digital Destruction a (mostly) free event. If you also want to help them reach their goal, they are running a GoFundMe with rewards such as stickers, shirts, and buttons, in addition to their eternal gratitude. To help their campaign, go to the URL below.

For more information, please visit their website at:

Please submit your Video Game Requests!

December 3rd 2014, 06:39 CST | Author: Troy M.

A New Foe Has Appeared! 
What video games would you like to see at Anime Detour 2015? What Tournaments would you like to participate in?
Anime centric fighting games? Burger King PocketBike Racer?  Let us know!
Please keep in mind that all of the systems and games used at Detour are provided by staff and attendees. We are always appreciative of help in this area. Please let us know if you can help loan a system and/or games by dropping us a line at
If you are suggesting a game and/or tournament, please let us know if you will be able to help us out by loaning it to us!
Please submit this form for Tournament ideas:
Please submit this form for Gaming Event ideas:
Please help us do our best to create the Gaming experience you would like to have!

Hotel Update for 2015

November 15th 2014, 12:38 CST | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

With this post the DoubleTree is SOLD OUT.

If you want to go on the wait list for rooms, please email our hotel department at We always have rooms that free up as we get closer to the hotel, however we have wonderful overflow hotel options as well.


Overflow Hotels

Sheraton Bloomington

This hotel is across the street and within walking distance. Sheraton Bloomington (Formerly Sofitel) is also on a flex scale.

1 or 2 people in the room it is $129.00 per night
3 people in the room is $154.00 per night
4 people in the room is $179.00 per night

Go ahead and give them a call if you would like to setup a reservation. Their number is (952) 835-1900 and mention that you are with Anime Detour 2015.

The Crowne Plaza

We will have a 24 hour shuttle service between the Crowne Plaze and the convention.

The Crowne Plaza will also be available, with a rate of $109.00 per night. You have two ways of placing a reservation with them. You can call them at (952) 831-8000 and mention at that you with Anime Detour 2015 or you can go online (Crown Plaza Anime Detour Online Reservation) and use the group code ANI. As with last year, we will have shuttle going between the Crowne Plaza and the DoubleTree all weekend long.


We are looking forward to seeing you all at Detour 2015: There is no Cure!

Hotel Reminder

November 11th 2014, 10:57 CST | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

Our launch of the hotel rooms for attendees is fast approaching. Just a general reminder, 12 PM on Saturday, 11/15/14 it will go live. We will have people on hand to answer questions and emails as soon as things go live and to troubleshoot all issues.

We would like to ensure that everyone who wants a room is able to get them, so please keep in mind our two Over Flow hotels.

Thank you for your time,
Anime Detour Hotel Team

Room Parties submission form NOW OPEN!

November 3rd 2014, 18:48 CST | Author: Andrew L.

Hey all! We are please to announce the Room Parties submission form is officially live and taking your submissions! We would also like to announce some changes to the Anime Detour Room Parties policies that you should be aware of if you’re interested in hosting a room party at Anime Detour 2015.

General changes:

● All room party hosts and their volunteers must be registered for the convention. No exceptions.

Changes to party hour requirements:

● Parties must be open a minimum 4 hours on Friday and 4 hours on Saturday.

● Parties cannot open before 3pm on Friday as the convention has not yet started.

● Barring emergencies, parties must be open for all of their stated hours. If there is an emergency and the party needs to open late or close early, the party hosts should contact the Room Parties team via Operations.

For parties that wish to serve alcohol:

● Parties may only serve alcohol during their stated open hours.

○ AD will badge alcohol-serving parties at the door. If there is no badger, the party cannot be open.

● Parties must still card for government-issued ID before serving alcohol to anyone. 

Click here to go to the Room Parties Program page and submit your party idea. We hope to hear from you soon!

What videos do you want to see at Detour?

October 30th 2014, 10:36 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

October 31st is the last day to submit titles on the Video Suggestion Form. If there is a show you would like to see featured at Anime Detour, please fill out the form. Thanks.
Form can be found here.

Anime Detour 2015 Hotel Update

October 23rd 2014, 11:55 CDT | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

Today I am bringing you all the news about our upcoming hotel reservation opening. On November 15th, 2014 at 12 noon we will be opening up the hotels for reservations. We will have people on hand to answer questions via Email as well as social media. I know many of you are as excited about this as I am.

Here are some important pieces of information about this:

The Hotel room rate is on a flex scale.

We will be validating hotel reservations against registration. Please make sure that one of the names on the room has an active registration. If there are no names on the room that match an active registration, the room will be cancelled.

Due to the high demand we have for rooms for our convention, we are limiting rooms to 1 per person. However if you are a member of a group with a group registration, you should Contact the hotel team directly and we will be taking care of your reservations manually. We can be reached as per usual at:

If we run out of space in the DoubleTree, do not Fear! We will be having two over flow hotels that will be opening up for registration. And just like last year, we will be providing shuttle service to assist with people staying in overflow locations.

Our Over flow hotels are the following:

Crowne Plaza, with a rate of 109.00 per night
Sheraton Bloomington (Formerly Sofitel) is also on a flex scale.

I hope this answers all your questions, and we are looking forward to seeing you all at Detour 2015: There is no Cure!

Anime Detour 2015 Hotel Update

October 3rd 2014, 14:08 CDT | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

I know everyone is as excited as we are about the upcoming year, Anime Detour 2015.

We are happy to announce that the Doubletree hotel room block will be opening up earlier than it has in the past. The exact date has not been set in stone quite yet but keep watch on the Anime Detour site for more information. Once everything is finalized we will be release the information to the general public before the actual date and time. This post will include a date and time when the hotel link will go live.

Please know that anyone placing a reservation for a hotel room at Anime Detour must have at least one currently registered attendee staying in the room. 

We also are working with hotels in the area as overflow hotels. We will be announcing the details regarding overflow hotels as well before December.

Thank you for your patience.

Artist Alley applications now open!

October 1st 2014, 12:17 CDT | Author: Kevin E

Attention Artists!  Artist Alley applications are now being accepted. The deadline to apply for a table is October 31st.  Please look at our Artist Information page for more details and a link to the form.


Anime Detour 2015 Panel Suggestions

September 20th 2014, 17:04 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Registration for Anime Detour 2015 is now open and now so are you panel suggestions! 

The panels you see at Anime Detour are a result of suggestions on the hard work of our attendees to volunteer to run them. If you have a great idea for a panel please make sure to suggest it. If you have any questions make sure to ask!

Anime Detour 2015 Dealer Room: Application Form Now Open

September 2nd 2014, 00:12 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

We are looking for courteous, flexible, cooperative, patient dealers selling quality merchandise who can provide a fun and happy atmosphere to the shopping experience of our convention attendees.

All applicants that feel they can meet this criteria are welcome to apply.

For more information head to our Dealers page.

Video Suggestion Form - Now Open

August 6th 2014, 09:51 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

Want to see a certain Anime at Detour this spring? Then suggest it here. The Video Suggestion form is open until October 31st.

Anime Detour Registration Now Open

July 15th 2014, 20:21 CDT | Author: John Koniges

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting registrations for Anime Detour 2015!

Rates are as follows:
Opening of Registration through February 28th, 2015: $50
Sponsorship: $150
Community Sponsorship: $250 ($100 goes to the Anime Twin Cities Community Fund)

Please register early as we will fill up fast. Our cap this year will remain the same as last year. 

This year once registration fills, we will be auctioning off 10 badges. 100% of the money from those badges will be going to a charity which we will announce prior to the auction. 

We look forward to having you join us on our 12th year!

Anime Twin Cities Cosplay Picnic!

July 14th 2014, 14:57 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Anime Twin Cities, the parent organization of Anime Detour, is excited to bring you its first cosplay picnic! If you like cosplay, photography, or just hanging out with other anime fans, join us on July 20th for an evening of fun. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required - you are welcome in or out of costume. ^_^

ATC will provide burgers, hot dogs, and soda. Please bring a side item to share with the group if you can. We have a picnic shelter reserved, so this event will go on rain or shine. 

Date: Sunday, July 20th
Time: 4 PM - 9 PM
Location: Newell Park, St. Paul
Corner of North Fairview Ave. and Hewitt Ave.

Need a reminder? You can RSVP for this event on Facebook:

Or on Meetup:

See you there!

Photos from Anime Detour 2014

April 30th 2014, 20:07 CDT | Author: Oklahoma

So pictures are slowly going up for people to find.  There has been a change with where to find the pictures though. Due to issues with Flickr we will no longer be using them for hosting our photos.  The new site for the pictures is:  Please help spread this around as many people might not frequent this page and might not know the change for where to find the pictures.  Once we are able to get back into the flickr account this will be posted there as well but please help spread this around for people.

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