Quick Guide

Anime Detour 2021: Back to Old School

We will link and post on this page when information becomes available for programming and events for Anime Detour. This information may change slightly as updated information becomes available.

Schedule & Event Information

Convention Maps

Parking Guide

Special Events

Silent Auction For Charity: Please take a moment to look at the tables we’ve set aside for this auction to benefit charity. See Above!

Fan Fiction Contest: Show off your fanfic prowess by participating in our annual contest! Prizes will be awarded at a special panel. The first-place story will be read aloud after all the winners are announced. More Info

AMV Contest: Out annual Anime Music Video contest. See the entries on the big screen! More Info

AD Dance: Come share in the joy of our groove thing! We have not one, but two dances for your enjoyment. Both nights will be an eclectic grouping of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anime Music/Soundtracks, DDR, Techno, Industrial, Trance, Gothic, Rave, R&B, 80’s Hits, Metal, and anything else the DJ thinks might be of enjoyment.

Karaoke: Stop by to sign up for your show-stopping number!

Hours of Operation

RegistrationGreenway Promenade, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am – 9:00pm
SAT: 9:00am – 9:00pm
SUN: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibition HallHyatt Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
FRI: VIP: 3:00pm
Public: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
SAT: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am – 6:00pm
SUN: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Convention CommunicationsSt. Croix Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 9:00am
Closes: SUN 7:00pm
VolunteersMinnehaha Room, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am – 12:00am
SAT: 8:30am – 12:00am
SUN: 9:00am – 4:00pm
ConsuiteNorthwoods Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 12:00pm
Closes: SUN 5:00pm
Anime Detour MerchandiseGrant Room, 1st Floor
FRI: 11:00am – 7:00pm
SAT: 11:00am – 7:00pm
SUN: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Artist AlleyNorthstar Ballroom, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am – 8:00pm
SUN: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cosplay CompetitionCheck-in: Ballroom Coat Check Alcove, 1st Floor
FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Orientation: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
SAT: 10:00am – 11:00am
Rehearsals: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon – Times TBA at Orientation
Workmanship Judging: Lakeshore C, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon – Times TBA at Orientation
Greenroom: Lakeshore B, 1st Floor
SAT: 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Seating / Preshow: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 6:15pm
Cosplay Contest: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Gaming RoomsConsole Gaming: Great Lakes Ballroom B & C, 4th Floor
Opens: FRI 2:00pm
Closes: SUN 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming: Lake Superior Room A, 4th Floor
FRI: 12:00pm – 1:00am
SAT: 10:00am – 1:00am
SUN: 10:00am – 3:00pm
PhotographyMirage Room, 2nd Floor
Fitness Classroom, 6th Floor

FRI: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
SAT: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
SUN: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Charity AuctionsSilent Auction: Nicollet Ballroom A-1, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Live Auction: Regency Room, 2nd Floor
SUN: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Manga Reading LoungeSkyway B, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
SAT: 10:00am – 8:00pm