We are sad to announce that Chris Smith and Cindy Robinson are unable to make the convention this year due to a sudden injury. We wish Cindy a speedy recovery and send warm thoughts to Chris while he helps her through her convalescence.

Thursday night badge pick up will take place from 6pm-9pm outside of the expo center. This is for attendees who pre-registered only. (No badges will be sold that night!)

After you pick up your badge we’ll be running the following events:

We’re happy to announce the arrival of a Video Game Theater Trailer from Ultimate Mobile Gaming. Stay and play with games like J-Stars Victory VS+, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X. Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Call of Duty, BLOPS3, Rocket League, and more!

Join us in Curriers for a Trivia Night with our host Matthew McKenna. Have a fun time, answer questions, and win prizes!
 

Voice Actor Autograph Session Schedule
 

Friday

Autograph 1 (Expo Center) 3 pm-4pm

Greg Finley, and Leah Clark
 

Autograph 2 (Expo Center) 6 pm-7pm

 J Michael Tatum
 

Autograph 3 (Salon C) 9pm-10pm

Taliesin Jaffe


 

Saturday 

Autograph 4 (Expo Center) 1 pm-2pm

Greg Finley
 

Autograph 5 (Expo Center) 2 pm-3pm

Leah Clark and Taliesin Jaffe
 

Autograph 6 (Expo Center) 4 pm-5pm

 J Michael Tatum and Matthew Mercer


 

Sunday

Autograph 7 (Expo Center) 12pm-1 pm

Greg Finley, and Leah Clark
 

Autograph 8 (Expo Center) 2 pm-3pm

 J Michael Tatum and Matthew Mercer and Taliesin Jaffe

A working draft of the 2016 schedule is now online. While this is not the final schedule by any means, the link below will not change before the convention.

The initial schedule will probably be pushed to Guidebook on Monday, October 10 for guidebook review.

http://www.anotheranimecon.com/schedule.php

AAC welcomes authors Barry Lyga and Matthew Phillion to our 2016 guest line-up. Head on over to our guests page to find out who they are and what they’ve done!

Additionally, the torrent of cosplay event sign-ups have begun, with the following sign-ups now live:

To all attendees, staff, guests, and anyone else AAC related, For the past six months ongoing conversations with the hotel happened, and we need to announce a few changes. These were not our decisions, or the hotel’s, but that of the hotel’s new management company. The reason this is so late in coming is that we negotiated a few compromises through many hours of deliberation.

First change is that nobody will be allowed up the elevators past the mezzanine without an elevator key. Only registered guests will be granted access. The hotel will be setting up their own system of checking. A police officer will be patrolling the hotel at night to enforce this policy.

You must have a badge to use the lobby, or any space involving the convention. This includes the vendor space. We are sorry to announce it is no longer open to the public. We will sell vendor room only badges at a lesser price that will be available for those only interested in shopping. Details are still in the decision stage.

There is no dance on Saturday night. This was a major point for the management company, so we will offer more programming for attendees.

Programming will end around midnight Check out our schedule when it comes out for final details.

We understand these are major changes – for you and for us. We will continue to work with the hotel. This is a culmination of issues seen by the management company, by our convention, and others around the country. Many of you have heard the problems that other conventions dealt with, and now we are burdened by those bad decisions. The hotel is as constrained as we are, so please do not dispute it with their staff. They were not involved in the decisions, and can’t offer any explanations or change any of the policies.

Information is now available for AAC 2016’s Anime Music Video Contest and Masquerade. Masquerade sign-ups are opening during the afternoon of  Friday, July 29th. More sign-ups, such as those for Deathmatch, the Cosplay Dating Games, Wildcard, and Cosplay Chess are coming soon.

The Another Anime Con 2016 Panel and Workshop submission form is now live. Interested in running a panel or other event at AAC 2016? Head on over to the panel form.

Welcome to the guest line up of 2016! We have some exciting news regarding our wonderful Guests this year. In addition to the return of Chris Smith, and J Michael Tatum, we are pleased to announce the appearances of Matt Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, and Leah Clark. Rounding out the list of voice actors brings us returning guests Cindy Robinson and Greg Finley. Cindy was with us a few years ago, and Greg is a return guest from our very first year! We can’t wait to show him how much we’ve grown.
Other guests include the return of Matt Myers (who plays piano at the formal dance), as well as panelists Sarah Hodge-Weatherbe, Charles Dunbar, and the always awesome Comiku Girls.

Artist Alley applications for AAC’s 2016 Artist Alley are now open. They will remain open until Thursday, May 12th 6pm EDT. Head over to the Artist Alley Information page to apply!

Pre-registration for Another Anime Convention 2016 is now open. Make sure to head over to our registration page for more information.