A Message from our Friends at Sogen Con

June 15th 2011, 14:40 UTC

A Message from our Friends at Sogen Con: Please check out their Kickstart [Fundraiser]! We're not dead yet! Time to put out the S.O.S. Save Our Sogen! As many of you know, Sogen Con is put on by the non-profit group, Otaku Incorporated. This group provides the leadership and handles the arrangements, ...

Summer Picnic Fundraiser hosted by Anime Fusion

June 12th 2011, 08:28 UTC

Please support Anime fandom in the Twin Cities area and check out what a fellow convention Anime Fusion is planning: Get Ready! ... Anime Fusion, a future convention, is planning a summer picnic fundraiser on Saturday, June 25th from 4PM - 9PM and everyone is invited! The event admissions will be $10 per person. Admissions price will in...

Geek Prom 2011 - Geek Partnership Society

May 23rd 2011, 10:56 UTC

Anime Detour partner and fellow geeky organization is holding their Annual Geek Prom June 4th and all are invited! Geek Prom 2011 is coming up fast! Steampunk/Retro SciFi Prom. Bring your silver jumpsuits! Bring your goggles and top hats! Invite your best Space Girl or Alien Boy and we'll party like it's...uhm...1899! Or maybe 1999! Or 3...

Writing Contest Results

April 20th 2011, 19:33 UTC

The pdf files for the Fanfic and IronPen writing contests are now available. Check out the writers and the results on the convention [history] page!

To all who attended Anime Detour

April 12th 2011, 12:57 UTC

To all who attended Anime Detour, With this years Detour at a close, I am left with a sense of wonderment. All of us were apart of something special this year. Every year we come to this convention to celebrate and revel in our shared obsession. But this year has left me without words to describe what happened at con. Luckily my staff ha...

Anime Detour 2011: In Closing

April 8th 2011, 23:53 UTC

Thank you to all the volunteers and staffers who worked enthusiastically to make this an amazing convention. We also wish to thank all the attendees who donated to the Red Cross: Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami relief fund. The total donation for charity is $36,243.84, additional details are available on the forum [posting]. Alas our ch...

AMV Contest Winners and Participants

April 4th 2011, 17:30 UTC

The list of AMV Contest entries and winners is now available! Check it out in our Forums. AMV Contest Finalists and Winners: [Forum:6261] AMV Contest Showcase Participants: [Forum:6262]

Anime Detour Android App!

March 30th 2011, 08:13 UTC

If you have an android enabled smart phone, you can download a fan made Anime Detour App from the Android Marketplace. Use the QR Code below to link directly to the app:

Badge pickup procedures and info posted

March 30th 2011, 00:21 UTC

Our badge pickup procedures for 2011 have been posted. They are located here: We highly recommend everyone that is attending to read through the entire page as a lot of questions that people have been asking have been answered there. IF you have read through it and still did not get you...

March 29th 2011, 21:49 UTC

In order to provide easy access to various schedule and listings for Anime Detour 2011, please see the following [Listings] page for pre-planning your convention activities. The Programming [Schedule] can be found here. Also, when you get hungry there is also this [Food Map].

What to know for Registration!

March 28th 2011, 14:34 UTC

Andy, One of our registration heads, has written up a brilliant guide on what to do, what not to do, and what to have ready and with you for getting your badge Friday morning. Everyone should read his post and every reply he has written in that forum post. If you manage to read all the information in that forum post and you still have questions ...

Hotel Rooms Open Due to Cancellations

March 25th 2011, 12:54 UTC

We've had a number of cancellations at the Sheraton in the last week or so and so we have rooms available in the Sheraton at the convention rate. If you would like to be considered for one of these rooms please email the hotel dept by Thursday, March 31st. Please include Full name, email address, and phone number. You will recieve a call from...

NO Registrations Available!

March 23rd 2011, 20:03 UTC

This is a reminder that there are NO registrations available for walk-up at the con this year. We have SOLD OUT and reached capacity. Please do not email us asking for exceptions to be made. Everyone has had plenty of time to register.

How to Donate to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund

March 16th 2011, 12:58 UTC

Donating is one of the easiest things you can do right now to help people in Japan, and every dollar will help. To Donate click on the link below. #japanTsunamiAppeal a.japanTsunamiAppeal, #japanTsunamiAppeal a.japanTsunamiAppeal:link, #japanTsunamiAppeal a.japanTsunamiAppeal:visited{ background: #fff url(/images/misc/redcross.gif) no-rep...


March 15th 2011, 22:23 UTC

I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news coming out of Japan. It is, of course, a crisis we have been following with heavy hearts here at Anime Detour, and all of our heartfelt good wishes and prayers go out to the Japanese people in their time of need. Of course, we aren't stopping there. Thanks to the good and timely work of our...