Anime Festival Wichita

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Anime Festival Wichita
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Gaming[1]
Venue Hyatt Regency Wichita
Location(s) Wichita, Kansas
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Attendance 1,234 in 2006
Website
http://www.afwcon.org/

Anime Festival Wichita (Anime Festival of Wichita or AFW) is an annual three-day anime convention held in June or July at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers anime viewing rooms, costume contests, manga library, panels, tabletop gaming, vendors, and video gaming tournaments.[1][2] The convention has 24-hour programming.[1]

History[edit]

Anime Festival Wichita started in 2005 as a one-day event under the name Wichita Anime Festival.[3] Voice actress Cassandra Hodges was scheduled to attend in 2011, but died prior to the convention.[4][5]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
August 6, 2005 Orpheum Theatre
Wichita, Kansas[3]
August 18–20, 2006 Best Western North
Wichita, Kansas
1,234 Stephanie Celeste, Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck, Tiffany Grant, Liza Kaplan, Peter Pixie, and Team Royal Sabi.[6]
August 17–19, 2007 Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Wichita, Kansas
Stephanie Celeste, Vic Mignogna, Peter Pixie, Team Royal Sabi, and Stephanie Yanez.[7]
August 15–17, 2008 Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Wichita, Kansas
Kate Bristol, Peter Pixie, Sonny Strait, and Jen Taylor.[8]
July 10–12, 2009 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Robert Axelrod, Stephanie Celeste, Caitlin Glass, Jerry Jewell, and Peter Pixie.[9]
July 9–11, 2010 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Colleen Clinkenbeard, Daniel Coglan, DJ Infam0us, Vic Mignogna, Peter Pixie, Eric Wile, and Travis Willingham.[10]
July 8–10, 2011 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
The 149th War Wolves, Airship Isabella, Troy Baker, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Peter Pixie, Eric Vale, and Darryl "Darth Artist" Woods.[11]
June 29-July 1, 2012 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
3,000
(est)[1]
Johnny Yong Bosch, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Michelle Ann Dunphy, Eyeshine, Peter Pixie, and Laura Post.[12]
July 12–14, 2013 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Quinton Flynn, Todd Haberkorn, Peter Pixie, and Lisle Wilkerson.[13]
June 27-29, 2014 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Beard and Bean, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Lucien Dodge, Chuck Huber, Erica Mendez, Peter Pixie, and The Slants.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anime Festival Wichita expected to draw thousands". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Young and old Wichitans celebrate nerd culture at local Anime Festival". The Sunflower. July 2, 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Wichita Anime Festival 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Anime Voice Actress Cassandra Hodges Passes Away". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Memorial Fund, Service for Voice Actress Cassandra Hodges". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  7. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  8. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  9. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  10. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  11. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  12. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  13. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  14. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 37°40′58″N 97°20′29″W / 37.68278°N 97.34139°W / 37.68278; -97.34139