Video Events at Anime Detour
Join us for several special video events in Atrium 7. On Friday April 4 at 8:45 PM there will be an advance screening of the English dub of Attack on Titan. On Saturday April 5 Anime Detour will be hosting the English dub premieres for the movie Space Battleship Yamato at 1:15 PM, and Karneval at 3:30 PM.
ATC's Anime Lounge is Coming to MarsCON!
On March 7th and 8th, Anime Twin Cities will host in Anime Lounge Room Part in room 225. Come join us in our laid back version of out room party as we enjoy watching Anime and AMVs and snacking on Girl Scout Cookies and other snacks. We are open from 5PM to 2 AM with Trivia games at 7 PM. Pay close attention to our posters, you might win something!
Fanfiction Contest Submissions 2 week left!
The 2014 Anime Detour Fanfiction Contest submission deadline is March 14th. That means there are only two weeks for you to submit your literary tour de force. The contest team is eagerly awaiting all of your submissions, so we can go on a fic reading binge. Please, help make our fic reading awesome, entertaining, and moving.
2014 Programming Schedule
The 2014 Programming schedule is now live! You can check it out at http://www.animedetour.com/grid.
You can also find the Gaming schedule currently at the same site. Keep checking in periodically for the addition of Photoshoots, Video, Room Parties, Guest Signings, and more as we get closer to the con.
Photoshoots at Anime Detour
As many may have noticed the date for opening the photoshoot submission form has been pushed back a couple of times. This is due to working to realocate some space and how it will be used this year. We are opening the form till this weekend for people to submit photoshoots. Please bear in mind though that this year we have limited space and time slots to host group photoshoots in so not all submitted might make the schedule. I will try and be fair when picking what ones do go on the schedule and what might not. There will be a large backdrop in the garden court for scheduled group photoshoots to use but the space is around 20' x 20'. People are more than welcome to host other photoshoots than what is on the schedule but will be responsible for finding a location to host it in.
Again I apologize for the lateness in this but as we are always trying new things at Anime Detour we sometimes live and learn.
Hotel reservation confirmations and Room Parties booking
If you have made a reservation with the DoubleTree and not recieved an email (first check your spam), but you made it to the payment processed page and were shown/given an ACK# (ex. 328M9C7E3) then you have a reservation in the system and you are set. If you would like a new email sent please email the hotel team and ask for a "new reservation acknowledgement" to be sent. We will process it in due course, but give us some time.
If you are a room party, you will recieve instructions from the Room Parties department when they have finalized their selections and room assignments on how to book a room. Rooms are held for room parties in a separate block.
Anime Detour Cosplay Registration Now Open!
Have a costume for Detour and want to show it off? Enter the Cosplay Contest!
Sign-up process and rules can be found here.
2014 Guests Finalized!
We are pleased to announce our final guest list for 2014, including two Japanese guests! Given our theme this year is 'The Manga was Better', it only made sense to bring a manga artist and so we did! This year we have five new guests in addition to seven returning guests and two featured Artists. Our new guests this year are Arina Tanemura, Dai Sato, Chris Cason, Tony Oliver and Christopher Jones.
You can see the full list at www.animedetour.com/guests
Anime Detour Hotel Full
The Anime Detour Hotel is full at this time. The waiting list rooms appear to have not worked as planned and so we will be working with our reservations people at the hotel to get that fixed. We will make an announcement when the waiting list rooms are ready. In the mean time please hold off from emailing the hotel team asking about the waiting list, if rooms are available, or if we have overflow hotels yet.
Email us if you would like the dates of your reservation changed along with your full name that was used to make the reservation.
Overflow hotels, we will announce these when they are ready. The Sheraton (formerly Sofitel) will be coming later in an announcement as well.
Groups - the groups code appears to not have allowed multiple rooms at once so we working to get that fixed as well. We will be notifying groups via email when that is fixed.
Anime Detour Hotel Reservation System Link
The Anime Detour Hotel Reservation System link:
1. Under "Please select your guest type", select ATTENDEES
2. Book your room
You must book at least Friday and Saturday nights. No more than two rooms may be booked under a name. Any additonal will be cancelled. Rooms are first come, first serve.
Overflow rooms at other hotels will be available at a future date.
There will be a waiting list. You will have the option book a room "waiting list" room if the hotel is full. These are limited (a certain percentage of rooms are always cancelled).
Hotel Reservation System going live at Noon today - Watch Facebook and Animedetour.com
Please stay tuned to both http://www.animedetour.com and http://www.facebook.com/AnimeDetour for the reservation system link. We strongly recommend that you watch the facebook page as it will likely be able to handle the traffic load much more effectively.
Registration for Anime Detour 2014 is now closed
At this time, Anime Detour 2014 has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting new registrations. If you have mailed your registration and it is postmarked by today (Jan 3rd, 2014), it will still be accepted. Any new forms postmarked after this date will be returned.
If you are still interested in attending but haven't registered, you may be able to find someone that is willing to transfer their membership to you. All transfers must adhere to our transfer policies, which can be found on our FAQ page. Anime Detour does not keep track of waiting lists of individuals looking for transfers or lists of those with memberships available to transfer. Also note that all transfers are done on your own and at your own risk. Anime Detour is not responsible for any third party transaction nor the result of any such transaction. Again, transfers are done at your own risk. Ask the transferring party for proof that the membership exists before accepting it to help avoid getting scammed. A downloadable version of our transfer form can be found on the registration page.
If you have any questions regarding registration or transfers, don't hesitate to contact us at ad_register at animedetour dot com.
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Anime Detour 2014 Almost Full!
Anime Detour 2014 is almost full, so many sure you take the time to register as soon as possible! There will be NO at door registrations, so please plan accordingly. We can't wait to see you this year, so make sure you purchase your membership ASAP.
Hotel Reservations going live - January 13th - Noon
The Hotel system will be going live January 13th around Noon CST. Please keep an eye on the animedetour.com website for the reservation link.
If you have an official group registration with Anime Detour, please email the hotel team (see email below) to request the special group room block code. Your group must meet the official Detour group registration guidelines (school club, community group, etc) and have registered for your badges as a group in order to qualify. This room block will allow your group to have rooms together on the same floor and book multiple rooms (3+) at a time.
Room Parties will similarly have a special code sent to them by the Room Parties team once they have finalized their selections. If you are a planning to host a Room Party and would like a separate sleeping room you will want to reserve that when the hotel system goes live on the 13th.
Contact AD Hotel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anime Detour 2014 Dealer Room: Application Form Now Open
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.