Cosplay Contest news

March 23rd 2014, 20:13 UTC

The Cosplay Contest is full and no longer taking entries. If you have any questions, please stop by our table on Friday between noon and 6pm. See you at Detour!

Overflow Hotel for Anime Detour

March 19th 2014, 18:22 UTC

We apologize for the short notice, but we would like to provide information regarding this year's overflow hotel. Our overflow hotel this year is the Crowne Plaza Bloomington (5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437), and can be reached at 952-831-8000. Feel free to call in and ask to book the room under Anime Detour, or use Booki...

Anime Detour Volunteers

March 17th 2014, 11:43 UTC

Attention attendees, Are you interested in helping out at the con? If so, please check out our Volunteer Department Webpage for information on the different positions. The following link will direct you to the requested volunteer hours for this year. AD Volunteer Requests This year we also have a new prize layout: 2 hours: Small it...

Fanfic Contest Deadline in 5 Days!

March 9th 2014, 20:21 UTC

Just a reminder that we will only be accepting entries into this year's fanfic contest until 11:59pm on Friday, March 14th. So, please send in your stories! We really want to read all of them and hand out prizes. So, help us fill our three weeks before Detour with lots of reading.

Video Events at Anime Detour

March 2nd 2014, 09:45 UTC

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!

March 1st 2014, 15:47 UTC

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!

February 28th 2014, 07:17 UTC

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

February 17th 2014, 19:14 UTC

The 2014 Programming schedule is now live! You can check it out at 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

February 3rd 2014, 18:12 UTC

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 t...

Hotel reservation confirmations and Room Parties booking

January 29th 2014, 10:24 UTC

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 ack...

Anime Detour Cosplay Registration Now Open!

January 26th 2014, 14:21 UTC

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!

January 22nd 2014, 10:56 UTC

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 Sat...

Anime Detour Hotel Full

January 13th 2014, 11:43 UTC

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 wait...

January 13th 2014, 11:00 UTC

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 com...

Hotel Reservation System going live at Noon today - Watch Facebook and

January 13th 2014, 09:01 UTC

Please stay tuned to both and 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.