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  • Monday, February 12, 2018
  • 11:00 am PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Four Things Conventions Can Improve

    No con is perfect. Elizabeth shares four things conventions can do to improve and provide a better experience.

  • Monday, February 05, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Sexual Harassment at Cons

    Shannon Morse joins us to discuss her experience with infosec and hacker conventions and their efforts to implement a Code of Conduct and why it's something that anime cons, comic cons, and any other fan conventions should also implement.

    Additional Resources:
    Conference Code of Conduct
    Codes of Conduct 101 + FAQ

  • Monday, January 29, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - LumaCon 2018 Report

    LumaCon is a small con organized by local libraries in Petaluma, California. Svet shares her experiences of the day.

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - January 2018 Feedback

    We catch up on our viewer mail for the last few months and respond to comments and feedback from viewers like you.

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    Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE, that's (762) 233-7828.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Recycle Your Old Convention T-Shirts

    Do you have old convention T-shirts or other geeky T-shirts that you're not going to wear anymore but don't want to throw away? Learn to make wall art, pillows, or quilts out of them. Elizabeth shows you how.

  • Monday, January 08, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Running a Panel With Other People

    If you're teaming up with other people to run a panel, Doug has some advice on how to coordinate.

  • Monday, January 01, 2018
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Largest Anime Conventions of 2017

    We rank the largest North American anime conventions by size and see which ones have grown and which have lost attendees in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and Canada for the past year.

    Read our Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2017 article on

  • 9:00 am PST posted a new article

    Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2017

    Every year, in the first week of January, takes a look back at the previous year to see which anime conventions were the largest in North America, how the numbers have changed, what may have caused the changes, and if there's any trends that may affect other anime conventions or fan conventions as a whole. As we always remind people, this absolutely is not meant to be a list of the "best" anime cons, but merely the largest.

    Before we present the list, an explanation is needed for the different ways that conventions count their attendance:

    1. The most common method for conventions, but one that is very misleading, is used by most non-anime conventions and trade shows. A "turnstile" attendance count method counts people multiple times for every day of the convention that they attend. For example, if there are 10,000 people at a three day convention each day, they would report their attendance as 30, if each of those 10,000 people passed through a turnstile once per day. A four day convention with 10,000 people each day would report a turnstile attendance count as 40,000 people. Although anime conventions are starting to report turnstile numbers, they are often offered in addition to one of the following two counting methods. Although this site considers turnstile counts to be misleading and disingenuous, we've recently started listing them in order to be able to help people distinguish the difference and be able to compare attendance numbers more fairly.
    2. Another method is to count each person who was issued a badge. This is often referred to as "total attendance", "badge count", or a "warm body count". This will include attendees, staff, press, vendors, guests, and anyone else who was wearing a convention badge. If the people attended multiple days, they just get counted once. It does not include people without a badge such as convention center-provided security, hotel employees, or custodial staff.
    3. The

  • Friday, December 22, 2017
  • 9:00 am PST posted a new article Database Passes 10,000 Conventions Database Passes 10,000 Conventions

    Today, just over six months after passing 9,000 conventions and a year after the 8,000th convention was added, the 10,000th convention was added to the convention database. The database began in October 2003 as part of, but expanded beyond anime conventions with the creation of in early 2012.

    The 10,000th convention to be added was Con Nichiwa 2018 which is scheduled to take place in April 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. The first Con Nichiwa took place in 2010.

    The database of 10,000 conventions (which counts individual years of over 3600 different conventions) includes fan conventions around the world going as far back as 1936, there are still many, many more conventions out there. Any convention organizers who don't see their conventions listed can submit them. After the submission is reviewed for accuracy, the information will be added.

    The site also has a database of guests which recently passed 6,400 guests with the addition of actress Lindsay Jones who is known for her voice roles including Ruby in RWBY, Kimball in Red vs. Blue, and more.

    All of the data available through...

  • Monday, December 18, 2017
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    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - 2017 Year in Review

    In our last episode of 2017, the hosts assemble to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017.