Bring your DS for Pokemon events all weekend.

February 16th 2012, 10:38 UTC

We have two Pokemon events for Anime Detour 2012: First is the Pokemon DS League Challenge The Pokemon DS League Challenge is a weekend long event. Please try to attend the panel on Friday at 3:30pm to register and to get the full rules for participation. You have three days to eight collect badges, and then challenge the Elite Fou...

An Important Message from the Registration Department

February 14th 2012, 19:03 UTC

As many of you are aware, Anime Detour 2012 is sold out. With that, a lot of people are looking for anyone that do not need their memberships for transfer. If you are paying someone for their membership they don't need, ask for proof that they are registered to avoid being scammed. Anime Detour is not responsible for the outcome of any outside t...

Community Outreach Update!

February 14th 2012, 08:28 UTC

A backer has come forward and is offering an exciting opportunity to help one of our own! Find out more on our Community Outreach page!

Registration for Anime Detour 2012 is now CLOSED

January 20th 2012, 13:50 UTC

Early this morning we have sold our last available registration for Anime Detour 2012. Registration is now closed. If you were considering coming this year, we will miss you and hope you will join us in 2013. With that said, there will be NO walk-up registrations available at the convention. Membership Transfers: If you know someone ...

Group Photoshoots

January 15th 2012, 20:06 UTC

Just a reminder that photoshoot submissions close on Jan 31st. Please use the photoshoot [form]. It has not been determined exactly how many slots there will be as I am putting it together for the times to follow opposite the programming grid and we have only 1 space dedicated for use. There may be a couple that will not make the schedule ...

Helping a Friend in the New Year

January 15th 2012, 09:22 UTC

It's time again, and we need to ask for your help. Another longtime guest of Anime Detour, Richard Townsend, is in trouble. Any assistance is always appreciated, and we hope you can be a part of it. Please head over to our donations page and find out what we're doing to help our friend. [Outreach]

January 11th 2012, 15:30 UTC

Anime Detour's parent organization, Anime Twin Cities, is seeking an official logo through submissions from the public. If you are or know an artist interested in submitting an entry, please have them send it to atcboard[at] Any questions can also be sent to that address. At this time, we'd ask that submissions be in jpg, gif...

Hotel Status Update

January 5th 2012, 17:49 UTC

Currently the main hotel for Anime Detour, the DoubleTree is booked solid for all available rooms. We do have a small set of rooms that are held aside for Guests, Dealers (who are entered much closer to the convention), and Float. If there are any rooms left from this block of held rooms they will likely be released near the end of Feburary, s...

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

December 20th 2011, 18:13 UTC

The Anime Detour video department wants to let everyone know about an upcoming movie release in Minneapolis, MN. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be at the St. Anthony Main for one week only starting Janurary 20th, 2012. Let's see if we can pack the house!

Over 2,000

December 18th 2011, 10:52 UTC

To all Fans of Anime Detour, Holy Hanna! We here at Anime Detour are surprised to announce that we have over 2,000 people registered already to the convention. Remember, There are only 2 more weeks to get your badge for Anime Detour at the $35.00 rate. After Jan 1st, registration to Anime Detour will be $50.00. So make sure to register n...

Cosplayer Photoshoot - Photos Now Online!

December 9th 2011, 13:13 UTC

Hello anime fans! In early November we sponsored a cosplayer photoshoot event where cosplayers/costumers were invited to our offices to get amazing photos of their hard work in a photoshoot settings with great photographers! The event went great! The images from the event are now up and live on our new Flickr page! *Brian Timm'...

Hotel Information Update

November 28th 2011, 15:02 UTC

At this time all of the available Doubles in the DoubleTree have been booked and only a handful of Kings remain. The Sofitel however has about 3 dozen Doubles left and 10 Kings at this time. So you really would like a Double we urge you to strongly consider the Sofitel at this time. It is just across the street from the Convention hotel and h...

Hotel Reservations - Sofitel - Now Open

November 18th 2011, 14:49 UTC

If you would like to stay at the Sofitel (Just across the street from the DoubleTree) please follow the instructions below: Please call the Sofitel’s direct phone number of 952-835-1900 (Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6:00pm) and ask for Reservations. Each individual must ask for group reservations and identify themselves as members of the Anime Det...

Hotel Reservation System - Live Now

November 18th 2011, 09:38 UTC

The Hotel is now open and accepting reservations. Please make sure you read everything on the Reservation Page. By making a hotel reservation for Anime Detour 2012 and in order to qualify for the group rate you agree to the terms and conditions set forth on the Reservation Page. Anime Detour 2012 - Hotel Room Reservation System

Cosplayer Photoshoot - November 5th

November 2nd 2011, 11:15 UTC

Anime Twin Cities, in association with the Geek Partnership Society (GPS) and Convergence Events, Inc. will be holding a cosplayer photoshoot at the GPS headquarters (The Waterbury [MAP]) on November 5th from Noon to 5pm. The event will be free to those with 2011 Anime Detour or Convergence Membership badges, and $10 for non-members. Detour re...