More Charity Auction Items!

April 18th 2013, 08:47 UTC

We've just gotten word that we have even more suprises for everyone at the Chairty Auction. How does a Neon Genesis Evangelion Box (new/uncirculated) that was a prototype created for a tenth anniversary set that ended up not being released sound to you? And even more. All Items will be on display on the first floor of the Hotel in what used to b...

More rooms still available at the DoubleTree

April 17th 2013, 11:53 UTC

Its inevitable that every year we have a sizeable number of room cancellations just before the convention. Which is good luck for any of you who are still looking for a room to stay in. So to that end we've just finished speaking to the DoubleTree and they have asked for us to have anyone interested in a reservation please call the fr...

Anime Detour 2013: Essays Of Construction

April 16th 2013, 08:14 UTC

We here at Anime Detour were looking for your favorite memories of Anime Detour from the last ten years! Our Decade of Construction Short Essay Contest asked for 250-500 word essays that describe your favorite memories of Anime Detour, or a brief destription of what Detour has meant to you. Check out our Contest Winners: http://www.animedetour.c...

Tadao Tomomatsu

April 15th 2013, 06:26 UTC

Due to professional committments, Tadao Tomomatsu will not be appearing at Anime Detour this year. He has already confirmed he will return to Anime Detour in 2014 and we can't wait to see him then.

Anime Detour 2013 Schedule & Android App

April 14th 2013, 20:24 UTC

This is our final Schedule for 2013! You can download the entire program book as a PDF as well as see what panels are scheduled. If you would like to Install our ConPanion App to your Android Phone, you can go to Anime Detour ConPanion or scan the QR Code Below. We will unfortunately not have an iOS Ap...

Food Drive At Anime Detour

April 14th 2013, 14:31 UTC

This year, there will be a food drive event called 'The Can Town Project'. We will be collecting food donations and building a town out of them! Go check it out in the Garden Court on Saturday, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Note: If you bring your food donations to the new room for Charity Auction items, the Lobby Conference Room, on Friday (1...

Overflow Hotels and Shuttle service announcement

April 14th 2013, 13:16 UTC

As we have been so far successful in placing people in the additional rooms gained at the Sofitel and cancelled rooms at the DoubleTree no official overflow hotel has been necessary or setup. As such we also will not be having shuttle service to any of the nearby hotels as there is no official stop or overflow to work with. We do not yet have...

Minneapolis Pokemon DS League At Anime Detour

April 12th 2013, 11:35 UTC

Hey guys, don't forget to being your Nintendo DS and Pokemon Black / White, or Black 2 / White 2 games to compete the Pokémon League Challenge here at Anime Detour! Fight Gym Leaders, collect badges and earn your way to the top to challenge our very own Elite 4! Come to the panel 3...

Anime Detour Charity Auction

April 9th 2013, 20:18 UTC

Once again Anime Detour will be having their Charity Auction on Sunday of the convention. All proceeds from the Charity Auction will go the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund. The year of the Tsunami we raised $36,000 and then last year we gave $28,000 to the Japan Relief Fund which helped rebuilding from the Tsunami. This year we want yo...

Community Outreach - Carrie Savage

April 8th 2013, 22:38 UTC

Anime Detour and Anime Twin Cities once again needs your help to help someone very near and dear to us. You helped us with Greg Ayres, and then helped us help Richard Townsend. Now please help us help Carrie Savage who has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Please visit our Community Outreach page for details and help us help Carrie. Please...

FUNimation Premiere Announcements

April 6th 2013, 22:42 UTC

Anime Detour is proud to announce we will be featuring two premieres from FUNimation in the video rooms this year: Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar will be shown Saturday (4/20) at 10:30 AM in Atrium 7. Appleseed XIII will be shown Sunday (4/21) at 1:00 PM in Atrium 7 as part of the Anime Detour Mystery Block, check the at the door listings t...

April Fools!

April 1st 2013, 23:28 UTC

We hope everyone had a nice April fools day. We would like to thank Studio ONY for their wonderful artwork in our prank. And we would like to thank all our other Guests of Honor for their wonderful sense of humor and grace. We want to offically welcome everyone to the new Anime Detour website. The main website should be formatting much bette...

Detour: Death & Rebirth

April 1st 2013, 00:00 UTC

Let’s face it, Anime is dead. Oh, sure, we’ve been trying to cover it up for a while, but we all knew this ride was limited edition when we got on. Still, never let it be said that Detour couldn’t hop on another bandwagon: Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that we introduce to you, My Little Detour! He...

Anime Detour 2013 Dealers

March 27th 2013, 14:29 UTC

Our list for Anime Detour 2013 Dealers is out. Check out who is going to be in our dealer's room this year!

Cosplay Contest now open

March 10th 2013, 21:52 UTC

Have a costume for Detour and want to show it off? Enter the Cosplay Contest! New sign-up process and rules can be found at