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October 7, 2022 Database Passes 20,000 Conventions
After more than 18 years of listing conventions, the database has passed 20,000 convention entries today.
May 27, 2020
It Took Longer, but May 2020 Is the Second Conventionless Month Since 1974
The final May convention has officially announced its inevitable postponement. This makes May 2020 the second conventionless month in a row due to COVID-19.
April 9, 2020
April 2020 Is the First Conventionless Month in Over 40 Years
Conventions have been announcing cancellations starting back in mid-March, but as of today, every single fan convention that had been scheduled for April 2020 has been either cancelled or postponed.
December 22, 2017 Database Passes 10,000 Conventions
After over 12 years, the database has passed 10,000 convention entries today.
June 1, 2017
It's Over 9,000! That's the Number of Cons in the Database
The database has passed 9,000 convention entries today. Yes, anime fans, it's over 9,000.
May 30, 2017
Now Available: stickers for iOS and AnimeCons TV app for Apple TV
We have just launched an sticker pack for iOS that can be used in Apple's Messages app as well as an Apple TV app for watching HD video content from AnimeCons TV.
November 23, 2016 Database Has Over 8,000 Conventions
After over 11 years, the database has passed 8,000 convention entries today.
November 18, 2016 Launches Complete Site Redesign, a site focused exclusively on video gaming conventions, has launched after completing a complete top-to-bottom redesign.
November 16, 2016
Hear About This Week's Conventions With Amazon Alexa
Enable the skill on your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa-enabled device and you can have Alexa tell you what fan conventions are coming up as part of your flash briefing.
June 6, 2007
What's the largest number of people you'd want in a hotel room? is conducting a poll about hotel rooms. What is the largest number of people you would ever consider having in a standard size hotel room? You can join our forums and vote in the poll.
May 24, 2007
DNS issues for our domains
Our web host is currently experiencing DNS issues. If you find you cannot load this web site or the Forums, hit "Reload" a few times and you should be able to get through. We apologize for the inconvenience and expect this to be resolved shortly. Update: The DNS issues have been resolved.
January 27, 2007
Three more conventions cancelled
Adding to the growing list of recently cancelled conventions, Gen Con So Cal, Garden City Anime Festival, and Anime Express are all cancelled for 2007.
July 27, 2005
Drive to save ConnectiCon reaches its goal
In less than two weeks, through the efforts of many web comic creators, $34,292.13 has been raised to pay off ConnectiCon's $34,148.50 debt.
July 19, 2005
Web comics and attendees band together to save ConnectiCon
This past weekend's ConnectiCon found itself in over $34,000 of debt after being presented with a bill for last minute additions to the Connecticut Convention Center staff. In response, web comics have created in an attempt to raise enough money to ensure the convention will return next year.
November 17, 2004
Get free passes to eNerGy Anime & Game Festival has been given ten free passes to eNerGy Anime & Game Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center @ BMCC in New York City this Friday through Sunday. We have to give these out quick, so we'll be giving them out to the first ten people who contact us and provide a name and e-mail address. Please only request a pass if you plan to attend! In order to submit the names to the event in time, our deadline for requests is noon EST on Thursday, November 18th.
August 30, 2004
Dealer arrested for selling illegal weapons at Canadian National Comic Expo
On Friday, six people were arrested at Canadian National Comic Book Expo for selling prohibited weapons in the dealers' room.
January 14, 2004
Interview with Julie McCubrey, Founder and Chair of PortConMaine sat down with Julie McCubrey, the founder and chair of PortConMaine, to talk about what makes New England's longest-running anime convention appeal to otaku.
April 8, 1999
Interview With Darrin Baker
In 1999, Lizzard conducted an interview with voice actor Darrin Baker, the voice of "Jayce" from Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors for her site, The Root. Although Lizzard and The Root are gone, the interview has been preserved here.

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