Anime Mid-Atlantic

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Anime Mid-Atlantic
Venue Chesapeake Conference Center
Location(s) Chesapeake, Virginia
Country United States
Inaugurated 2001
Attendance 4,416 in 2011
Website
http://www.animemidatlantic.com/

Anime Mid-Atlantic is an anime convention held during June at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, Virginia, normally on Father's Day weekend.[1] The convention was held in Richmond, Virginia for its first seven years, and moved to the Hampton Roads area since 2008.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an anime music-video contest, artist's alley, dance, dealer's room, hall costume contest, karaoke, masquerade, panels, video game tournaments, video rooms, and workshops.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

In 2001, Anime Mid-Atlantic became Richmond, Virginia's first anime convention and was held at the Holiday Inn Select Koger South Conference Center.[2][5] The 2008 convention was scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C., but due to a double-booking issue, the Hyatt canceled the conventions contract. The convention moved to the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[6] In 2010, the convention collected donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and held an event in remembrance of Carl Macek, who attended the convention in 2002 and was scheduled to attend the convention again before dying.[4][6][7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 15–17, 2001 Holiday Inn Select Koger South Conference Center
Richmond, Virginia
657[5] Steve Bennett, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Kara Dennison, Colleen Doran, Nickey Froberg, Mike Hayes, Steve Pearl, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, and Brett Weaver.[5]
June 14–16, 2002 Holiday Inn Select Koger South Conference Center
Richmond, Virginia
968[8] Steve Bennett, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Kara Dennison, Nickey Froberg, Mike Hayes, Humouring the Fates, Carl Macek, Jan Scott-Frazier, Doug Smith, Terry Tymczyna, and Jason & John Waltrip.[4][8]
June 13–15, 2003 Sheraton Richmond West
Richmond, Virginia
1,150[9] Robert V. Aldrich, Greg Ayres, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, T. Campbell, Robert DeJesus, Kara Dennison, Greg Eatroff, Newton Ewell, Tiffany Grant, Humouring the Fates, Jan Scott-Frazier, Shawn the Touched, and Terry Tymczyna.[9]
May 28–30, 2004 Holiday Inn Select Koger Center
Richmond, Virginia
1,729[10] Robert V. Aldrich, Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Robert DeJesus, Amy Howard-Wilson, Monica Rial, Doug Smith, and Terry Tymczyna.[10]
June 17–19, 2005 Holiday Inn Select Koger Center
Richmond, Virginia
2,000[11] Robert V. Aldrich, Greg Ayres, Eirik Blackwolf, Keith Burgess, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Robert DeJesus, Mark E. Rogers, and Doug Smith.[11]
June 16–18, 2006 Greater Richmond Convent Center
Richmond, Virginia
3,017[12] Robert V. Aldrich, Yunmao Ayakawa, Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Eirik Blackwolf, Jonathan Brands, Keith Burgess, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Ron Chiu, Michael Coleman, Jason Cumberledge, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck, Mari Iijima, Yasuhiro Koshi, Kay Reynolds, Mark E. Rogers, Kristine Sa, Leo Saunders, Joe Silver, Doug Smith, Jen Starling, Renee Starling, Donnie Sturges, Danny Valentini, Jason & John Waltrip, Koshi Yasuhiro, Steve Yun, and Tommy Yune.[12]
June 15–17, 2007 Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, Virginia
4,462[13] Robert V. Aldrich, Yunmao Ayakawa, Greg Ayres, Eirik Blackwolf, Johnny Yong Bosch, Austell "DJ Asu" Callwood, Ron Chiu, Robert DeJesus, Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck, Mike Hayes, Yasuhiro Koshi, Mark E. Rogers, Leo Saunders, Joe Silver, Doug Smith, Swinging Popsicle, Unicorn Table, and X-Strike Studios.[3][13]
June 13–15, 2008 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
3,250[14] Robert V. Aldrich, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Eirik Blackwolf, Jonathan Brands, Ron Chiu, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Mike Hayes, Chuck Huber, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Vic Mignogna, Leo Saunders, Joe Silver, Doug Smith, X-Strike Studios, and Steve Yun.[14]
June 19–21, 2009 Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, Virginia
3,596[15] Robert V. Aldrich, Robert Axelrod, Yunmao Ayakawa, Christopher Ayres, Eirik Blackwolf, Johnny Yong Bosch, Richard Epcar, Eyeshine, Mike Hayes, Chuck Huber, Dave Lister, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Doug Manring, Jamie McGonnigal, Miguel Antonio Nieves, Alison Rementer, Ellyn Stern, and X-Strike Studios.[15]
June 11–13, 2010 Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, Virginia
4,059[7] Robert V. Aldrich, DJ Asu Rock, Eirik Blackwolf, Ron Chiu, The Clockwork Dolls, Mike Hayes, Dave Lister, Doug Manring, Jamie Marchi, Vic Mignogna, Misako Rocks!, Power Kix, Kay Reynolds, Joe Silver, Doug Smith, Jason & John Waltrip, X-Strike Studios, Steve Yun, and Tommy Yune.[6][7]
June 17–19, 2011 Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, Virginia
4,416[16] Robert V. Aldrich, DJ Asu Rock, Eirik Blackwolf, Chris Cason, Leah Clark, Charles Dunbar, Eien Strife, Todd Haberkorn, Mike Hayes, Amy Howard-Wilson, Dave Lister, Reni Mimura, Miguel Antonio Nieves, Alison Rementer, Substantial, The Villains 21, and X-Strike Studios.[16]
June 15–17, 2012 Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, Virginia
Robert V. Aldrich, DJ Asu Rock, Eirik Blackwolf, Emanuel F. Camacho, Chris Cason, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Charles Dunbar, Eien Strife, Mike Hayes, Amy Howard-Wilson, Danielle McRae, Miguel Antonio Nieves, Alison Rementer, Todd Rogers, Salia, Leo Saunders, Patrick Seitz, Spike Spencer, X-Strike Studios, and Tommy Yune.[17]
June 14-16, 2013 Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, Virginia
Robert V. Aldrich, Chris Cason, Charles Dunbar, Eien Strife, Kyle Hebert, Chuck Huber, Danielle McRae, Vic Mignogna, Todd Rogers, Doug Smith, and Steve Yun.[18]
June 13-15, 2014 Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, Virginia
Robert V. Aldrich, Chris Cason, Charles Dunbar, Eien Strife, Junko Fujiyama, Mike Hayes, Kyle Hebert, Amy Howard-Wilson, Kevin McKeever, Todd Rogers, Leo Saunders, Christopher Smith, J. Michael Tatum, Uncle Yo, and David G. Wilson III.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fanboys, fangirls light up Chesapeake anime festival". Hampton Roads. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Collecting Otaku, anime and manga at Richmond's first Japanese-animation convention.". Style Weekly. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic starts tomorrow". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ a b c "Anime Invasion". Richmond.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b c "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2001 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ a b c "Anime Mid-Atlantic Moves to Virginia Beach, Virginia". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  7. ^ a b c "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  8. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  10. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  11. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  12. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  13. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  14. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  15. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  16. ^ a b "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  17. ^ "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  18. ^ "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  19. ^ "Anime Mid-Atlantic 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

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Coordinates: 36°47′21.1″N 76°13′56.6″W / 36.789194°N 76.232389°W / 36.789194; -76.232389