Anime Detour

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Anime Detour
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Status Active
Venue DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Location(s) Bloomington, Minnesota
Country United States
Inaugurated 2004
Attendance 3,000 in 2008
Organized by Anime Twin Cities, Inc.[1]
Filing status 501(c)(3)[2]
Website
http://www.animedetour.com/

Anime Detour is an annual three day anime convention held during March/April at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South in Bloomington, Minnesota. The convention run by the non-profit organization Anime Twin Cities.[2]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an anime music videos, anime rooms, artist alley, costume contests, guest panels, a masquerade, vendors' room, and workshops.[3][4]

History[edit]

The convention in 2009 had an attendance cap of 3,500, and was sold out a month ahead of the event.[3] In 2011 the convention held a fundraiser for voice actor Greg Ayres, who needed dental work due to an attack he suffered during his youth.[1] Anime Detour 2011 raised $36,000 towards tsunami relief, resulting in Anime Twin Cities being awarded the American Red Cross Donor Award.[5] The convention and its parent company held a fundraiser for voice actress Carrie Savage in 2013, to help with costs due to muscular dystrophy.[6]

Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
March 26–28, 2004 Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Bloomington, Minnesota
1,200 Dr. Marc Hairston, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, and Carrie Savage.[7]
March 11–13, 2005 Ramada Inn Airport Hotel and
Thunderbird Convention Center
Bloomington, Minnesota
1,600 Greg Ayres, Dr. Marc Hairston, Kyle Hebert, Jonathan Klein, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, and Travis Willingham.[8]
March 24–26, 2006 Ramada Inn Airport Hotel and
Thunderbird Convention Center
Bloomington, Minnesota
2,464 Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Kyle Hebert, Jonathan Klein, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, and Joan Vinge.[9]
March 23–25, 2007 Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota
3,000 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Barb Jacobs, Steve Jones, Brittney Karbowski, Michael McConnohie, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carrie Savage, and Melodee M. Spevack.[10]
April 4–6, 2008 Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota
3,000 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Michael Coleman, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Jamie Marchi, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, and Carrie Savage.[11]
April 3–5, 2009 Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront
Saint Paul, Minnesota
3,500[3] Pete Abrams, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic , r*k* Milholland, Carrie Savage, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[12]
April 23–25, 2010 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Brittney Karbowski, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carli Mosier, Carrie Savage, Jan Scott-Frazier, Voices For, and Shinichi Watanabe.[13]
April 1–3, 2011 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Taliesin Jaffe, Brittney Karbowski, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carli Mosier, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, J. Michael Tatum, Tadao Tomomatsu, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[14]
March 30–April 1, 2012 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Taliesin Jaffe, Allison Keith-Shipp, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carrie Savage, Ian Sinclair, Tadao Tomomatsu, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, Shinichi Watanabe, and YTCracker.[15]
April 19-21, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Matt Greenfield, Clarine Harp, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, r*k* Milholland, Carrie Savage, Ian Sinclair, J. Michael Tatum, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[16]
April 4-6, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Chris Cason, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Chris Jones, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, Dai Sato, Carrie Savage, Arina Tanemura, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[17]
March 27-29, 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Jessica Calvello, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, and Tadao Tomomatsu.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anime Detour Hosts Donation Drive for Greg Ayres". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Anime Detour Announces Two Japanese Guests for 2014". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  3. ^ a b c Johnson, Thomas Q. (2009-09-09). "The anime circus, back in town!". The Minnesota Daily. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ Lawrence, Briana (2006-03-28). "LAWRENCE: Hello Kitty and Sailor Moon collide in Minnesota". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Anime Detour honored by American Red Cross for Japan relief effort". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Anime Detour Holds Fundraiser for Voice Actress Carrie Savage". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  7. ^ "Anime Detour 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Anime Detour 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  9. ^ "Anime Detour 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  10. ^ "Anime Detour 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Anime Detour 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  12. ^ "Anime Detour 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  13. ^ "Anime Detour 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  14. ^ "Anime Detour 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  15. ^ "Anime Detour 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  16. ^ "Anime Detour 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  17. ^ "Anime Detour 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  18. ^ "Anime Detour 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 

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