Hotel - New waiting list

March 4th 2011, 10:58 UTC

We are beginning to see a few cancellations in both the Sheraton and the Sofitel and we still have a good number of rooms available in the Sofitel at the convention rate. If you would like to be considered for one of these rooms please email the hotel dept as soon as possible. Please include Full name, email address, and phone number. You wil...

2011 Programming Schedule

March 3rd 2011, 17:38 UTC

Ready to plan your weekend a month in advance? The Programming schedule is now available online at! Be sure to check the site periodically for updates between now and the convention, including the addition of events from other departments.

Hotel Update 4

March 2nd 2011, 15:52 UTC

If you believe that you have a room reservation and have not heard from the Sheraton or the Sofitel or contacted them with your Credit Card information to guarantee your reservation, please email the hotel dept by March 9th (see contact page) with your name, phone number, primary email address, and Anime Detour Hotel request number (number betwe...

Membership Transfers - Giving/Selling Your Badge to Someone Else

February 27th 2011, 00:40 UTC

So are you planning on selling your badge or giving it to someone else? Getting a badge from someone who doesn't need theirs anymore? The link below contains required reading to increase the chances of your transfer getting approved. We are anticipating a large number of transfers this year and we a...

Hotel Update 3 - Room Reservations

February 25th 2011, 14:52 UTC

If you have received a room reservation email or phone call from either the Sofitel or the Sheraton please contact them with your payment information to guarantee your room. If you do not do this by March 9th we will start giving un-guaranteed rooms away to individuals on our waiting lists. If you have not received an email please check your s...

Anime Detour Pre-Registration CLOSED

February 23rd 2011, 16:55 UTC

Since we have reached our capacity of 4,500 attendees, registration is now closed. Also, since we have reached our cap, there will be NO walk-up registrations available at the convention. If you were considering registering and attending, we will miss you and hope to see you in 2012!

Cosplay Contest Signup Open

February 11th 2011, 22:27 UTC

Thinking of entering the cosplay contest this year? Head on over to the cosplay contest signup form and sign up yourself or your group. Note that each person listed on this form must be pre-registered for the convention before submitting the form. Be sure to check out the cosplay information page for more information regarding rules, costum...

Online Registration Announcement!

February 9th 2011, 14:16 UTC

For those of you that still have not registered for Anime Detour, we now accept American Express as payment for online registration. Thank you for your time.

Writing Contest Deadline

February 1st 2011, 19:44 UTC

Hey everyone, don't forget about the two fabulous writing contests available at Anime Detour every year. As a reminder, the deadline for this year's Fan Fiction Contest is about a month away. Please remember to submit your entry for the contest soon. Also, don't forget the "Iron Pen" Drabble Contest during the convention. Each year we have many...

Programming Submission Deadline is Today!

January 31st 2011, 12:53 UTC

If you're thinking of running a panel or event at this year's convention, want to join a panel, or just want to make a change to the panel you suggested, now is the time to submit your request to the Programming department! You can find information on panels already submitted and the form to submit new panel ideas on our Programming Page.

Current Registration Status

January 29th 2011, 17:52 UTC

This is a friendly reminder that there is only 30 days left to register for Anime Detour 2011. We are currently at approximately 3550 registrations, and are filling up fast! Our cap this year is 4500.

Anime Detour Art Submissions

January 24th 2011, 16:18 UTC

Anime Detour is seeking your artwork! If you want to see your artwork used by Anime Detour please send us your artwork to the following address: Be sure to include something along the lines of "Anime Detour Art Submission" in the subject line.

Hotel Update 2

January 21st 2011, 11:38 UTC

To our members: The Sheraton is currently full, please do not try to contact them requesting a room. We have started sending over the first batches of room requests to the Sheraton to be turned into full reservations. If you made a hotel room request last year and your request confirmation number is under 5000 you can expect to start hearing fr...

Live Action GANTZ coming to US theaters for one day only!

January 7th 2011, 10:53 UTC

Everyone, GANTZ is coming to theaters on January 20th and this is your chance to see it in theaters. For more information please check out the official event website here. The official trailer and a ticket finder are below.

Hotel Update 1

December 21st 2010, 17:31 UTC

The Hotel Reservation Request form is closing at this time. Requests will be processed starting in January and the first reservation confirmation emails, with room assignments, will be sent out sometime by late January. The Sheraton will be contacting reservations shortly after receiving the confirmation email and room assignment from Anime De...