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  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • 10:00 am PDT

    AnimeCons TV Extras posted a new video

    AnimeCons TV Extras - Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 Costume Contest

    This is our recording of the Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 costume contest and awards presentation in San Jose, California.

    Our complete coverage of Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 can be seen on AnimeCons TV.

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • 10:00 am PDT

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    Midwest Media Expo cancelled three days before event

    Midwest Media Expo cancelled three days before event
    Midwest Media Expo, a fan convention near Detroit, announced last night that their 2017 event has been cancelled. The convention was scheduled to start on Friday.

    The announcement posted to their web site and social media was as follows:

    We are coming to you with a very heavy heart to inform you that, due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2017 Midwest Media Expo has been cancelled. For the past year we have been working hard to bring you a very special event, and it pains us greatly to have to make such an announcement, especially this close to our event date. We understand how much this event meant to everyone, and we apologize for this happening so suddenly. At this time, we are making arrangements to assist those displaced by this turn of events and those affected should expect we will be sending off notifications immediately to go over available alternatives.

    We will be making further statements as we are able to discuss things, but know that we are working with good people to help us in this dark hour. Thank you very much for your understanding.

    Morgan Kollin
    Chairman of the Midwest Media Expo

    According to responses on the convention's Facebook group, the prevailing rumor is that the cancellation is a result of the hotel asking for additional money. It's not unusual for a first-year convention to be caught off guard by a venue's payment schedule, but this isn't the first event for Midwest Media Expo. Youmacon is run by the same group and has been around for over a decade, so there should be plenty of staff members experienced in working with facilities and venue contracts. This would have been the...

  • Monday, April 24, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Report

    Doug was one with The Force at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Learn what it was like to be on the show floor.

  • Monday, April 17, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Kitchener Comic Con 2017 Report

    Svet visited Kitchener Comic Con in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and reports back on the artists, cosplayers, and dining options at this small event.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - April 2017 Feedback

    Convention over-saturation? Katsucon issues? Rob talks about this and more in our monthly feedback episode.

    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.

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • 10:00 am PDT

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    Crunchyroll Announces Convention Partnership Program

    Crunchyroll Announces Convention Partnership Program
    Crunchyroll has announced the "Powered by Crunchyroll" program to team up with conventions around the United States to bring benefits to their premium members and VRV subscribers. The first conventions announced as a part of this program are Anime Boston, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and Anime NYC.

    The program promises to give perks like discounts, early access to the exhibit hall, panels, or events, and additional convention-specific items.

    Crunchyroll has launched a site at CrunchyrollEvents.com which has information on these conventions, Anime Movie Night, and their upcoming Crunchyroll Expo convention. The site also provides information on joining the Crunchyroll Events Crew Program and their Outreach Program for libraries and...

  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Cosplay Help: Prop Making Techniques

    Learn a variety of methods to make your next cosplay prop with Sketch and Elizabeth.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Katsucon 2017 Report

    Katsucon took place in National Harbor, Maryland and Doug went to check out the cosplay and panels...

  • Monday, March 13, 2017
  • 12:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Tips for Driving to a Convention

    Road trip! Elizabeth shares tips for having the best experience when driving to a con.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    EliteCon bans cosplay from their event

    EliteCon bans cosplay from their event
    EliteCon in Tampa, Florida, which is promoting itself as "A Premium Collectibles Event for Advanced Collectors", has banned people from attending their convention in costume. Although the ban is not mentioned on their web site and previously appeared only as "no cosplay" on some promotional advertising on some of their Facebook posts months ago, their March 5th Facebook update has attracted the attention of many cosplayers and prompted hundreds of responses.

    The post says, "Just one week to Elite Con so a quick reminder in case you missed it along the way, there is no cosplay allowed at Elite Con. We appreciate cosplay but we want to keep the focus on the collectibles for our event. Thank you in advance for your adherence to this policy!"

    Many responses seemed confused by the decision not to allow costumes. One commenter said, "Woooow OK obviously you don't want many hardcore collectors to be there then. I collect collectibles, especially of the characters I cosplay. What a way to disregard a wide demographic of consumers. #GeekDiscrimination"

    Another thought it might be a joke. "Wait... What? No cosplay at a convention? You're kidding, right? I mean, it is a bit early for an April fool's joke."

    Someone else made a play on the convention's name saying, "That sounds very elitist, and not in a good way."

    Earlier today, Elite Con posted in response to the outcry from cosplayers. "Hello, we are well aware that this rule is not desirable to some collectors, however the intention of this...