Room Parties

What could make a convention like Anime Detour even more fun and exciting? Room parties! Screenings, music, crafts, food, and more, all brought to you by your fellow con-goers.

For more information on hosting your own room party please see the informational page on Please see the informational page on Hosting a Room Party.

Room Parties FAQ

A: Anime Detour will be following CDC and Minnesota Department of Health regulations regarding COVID. For the latest information, please see Anime Detour’s COVID Policy.

A: They are parties hosted by convention attendees in designated rooms on the 4th and 5th floors of the Hyatt. Room parties can have almost any theme you can dream up – from anime to video games to food to music to arts and crafts, it can be very nearly anything!

A: There are all kinds of activities in the room parties, depending on the theme and the hosts. Some are for chilling out with cool people, playing video games, watching anime or just talking. Some are great for dancing or playing music games. Some even do fun arts and crafts! Basically room parties are a great way to find people with similar interests, hang out, and make new friends.

A: Nope! However, it’s a great idea to tip your hosts! The room party hosts put a lot of time, effort, and love into hosting parties for you.

A: Some room parties will be serving alcohol. You will be carded at the door of any party that is serving alcohol. Make sure to bring your ID.

A: Whatever you want, as long as everything that legally needs to be covered is covered. It’s a good idea to leave any large props in your car or hotel room, and please be aware of the size of what you’re wearing. There will be a lot of people crammed into the halls and big costumes sometimes make it harder to get through.

A: Room parties will have their hours listed in the program book, on signs outside the rooms, and on posters around the hotel. They’ll start opening up Friday evening of the convention.

A: Please make sure that you are respectful, not only to the room party hosts but to other attendees as well. Also, please clean up after yourself, we want everyone to have a good time.

A: GREAT! First, you need to register for the convention, if you haven’t already. Then you need to register your room party by completing the form. We will send you a special link, when available, to reserve your room at the hotel and other useful information. You can always contact the department with any questions you have!

A: The Room Parties Department coordinates everything in regards to hosting a room party from handling the background logistics of allowing someone to host a room party, sending the room reservation link, assigning rooms, managing requests, and generally trying to make things go as smoothly as possible. We won’t help you move in, but we will make sure that you can do so!