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  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Cosplay Help: Masquerade Expectations

    It can be scary entering a costume contest for your first time. Elizabeth helps set your expectations so your cosplay can shine!

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    E3 2017 will be open to the public

    E3 2017 will be open to the public

    The Entertainment Software Association, the managing organization behind E3, has announced today that it will sell 15,000 consumer passes to E3 2017 on February 13th. Passes will be priced at $249 each with the first 1,000 selling for $149.

    Starting as the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 1995, E3 has always presented the event as one for professionals in the video game industry. By 2006, it had expanded to include bloggers and others who were not perceived to be "industry professionals" and the ESA announced that E3 2007 would become an invitation-only event. In 2009, E3 reverted to the show's previous format.

    This is the first time that the ESA has made E3 open to the general public. With a reported attendance of 50,300 people in 2016, the name recognition of the convention, and the popularity of the convention among video game professionals and those that follow video game news, it is expected that the 15,000 passes will sell out almost immediately.

    E3 will be held June 13-15, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention...

  • Monday, February 06, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - LumaCon 2017 Report

    LumaCon returned for its third year and Patrick was there. Hear all about this great little con.

  • Monday, January 30, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - January 2017 Feedback

    It's our first feedback episode of 2017 and we've got two months of stuff to catch up on!

    Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today!

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

  • Monday, January 23, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Panel Rejection

    Did your panel idea get rejected? Doug explains some common reasons and how to avoid being rejected next time.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Cosplay Help: Planning & Organization

    Get tips to plan your cosplay and be more organized with all your cosplay projects.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • 9:00 am PST

    AnimeCons TV Extras posted a new video

    AnimeCons TV Extras - SacAnime Winter 2017 Masquerade

    This is our recording of the SacAnime Winter 2017 cosplay masquerade and awards presentation in Sacramento, California.

    Our complete coverage of SacAnime Winter 2017 can be seen on AnimeCons TV.

  • Monday, January 09, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - SacAnime Winter 2017 Report

    Sacramento's SacAnime kicks off our convention reports for 2017 with their winter edition.

    Also, we've got a full recording of the SacAnime Winter 2017 Masquerade that we hope you enjoy.

  • Monday, January 02, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Largest Anime Conventions of 2016

    Has anime convention attendance plateaued? Find out which of the largest cons have had slower growth and which have declined 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 2016 article on AnimeCons.com.

  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016

    Every January, AnimeCons.com looks back at the last year of anime conventions to figure out which were the largest in North America. This isn't meant to be a list of the "best" anime cons, but merely the largest. By looking for any attendance trends among the largest cons, it may indicate any overall trends affecting the entire anime convention industry or perhaps fan conventions as a whole.

    Before we present the list, we first need to explain the different ways that a convention can count its attendance:

    1. The most common method, 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 1,000 people at a three day convention each day, they would report their attendance as 3,000...as if each of those 1,000 people passed through a turnstile once per day. Although some anime conventions 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" or a "warm body count". This will include attendees, staff, press, vendors, guests, and anyone else who was wearing a convention badge. If they attended multiple days, they just get counted once. It does not include people without a badge such as hotel employees or convention center employees.
    3. The final method commonly used to report attendance is a paid attendance count. This simply counts the number of people who paid for a badge. Unlike the warm body count, it doesn't include staff, guests, press, or others with a...