Anime Weekend Atlanta

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Anime Weekend Atlanta
Status Active
Genre Anime[1]
Venue Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Sheraton Suites Galleria[2]
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia
Country United States
Inaugurated 1995
Attendance 18,363 in 2013
Organized by AWA LLC[2]
Website
http://www.awa-con.com/

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is an annual three day anime convention held during September at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Cobb Galleria Centre, and Sheraton Suites Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] The convention is the 9th largest North American anime convention as of 2013.[4]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an Anime Music Video contest, Artists' Alley, concerts, costume contest, dances, Dealer's Room, fashion show, formal ball, game shows, karaoke, Maid Cafe, panels, RPG Gaming, Video Gaming, and Workshops.[1][3][5][6]

History[edit]

The Anime Music Video contest in 2001 had 200 plus entries.[1] The AMV contest in 2003 took over three hours and had 300 plus entries.[7] The Dealer's Room took up 72,000 square feet in 2007.[5] Cartoon Network announced the end of its Toonami block during a panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2008.[8][9]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
October 27–29, 1995 Castlegate Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Ed Hill, Bruce Lewis, Bill Mayo, and Vaughan Simmons.[10]
October 11–13, 1996 Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North
Atlanta, Georgia[11]
November 14–16, 1997 Atlanta Marriott North Central
Atlanta, Georgia
1,350 Amy Howard-Wilson.[12]
October 9–11, 1998 Atlanta Marriott North Central
Atlanta, Georgia
1,400 Amy Howard-Wilson.[13]
October 8–10, 1999 Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place
Duluth, Georgia
2,000 Tiffany Grant, Amy Howard-Wilson, Mari Iijima, and Brett Weaver.[14]
October 6–8, 2000 Crowne Plaza-Atlanta Ravinia
Dunwoody, Georgia
2,700 Steve Bennett, Michael Brady, Jessica Calvello, Tim Eldred, Peter Fernandez, Tiffany Grant, Ed Hill, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Bruce Lewis, Neil Nadelman, Corinne Orr, Lisa Ortiz, and Brett Weaver.[15]
September 21–23, 2001 Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport
College Park, Georgia
3,150 Jonathan Clements, Nickey Froberg, Tiffany Grant, Amy Howard-Wilson, and Brett Weaver.[16]
September 27–29, 2002 Georgia International Convention Center
College Park, Georgia
Steve Bennett, Tim Eldred, Nickey Froberg, Matt Greenfield, Amy Howard-Wilson, Bruce Lewis, Kelly Manison, Monica Rial, Jan Scott-Frazier, John Sirabella, Doug Smith, Kira Vincent-Davis, Brett Weaver, and David Williams.[17]
September 26–28, 2003 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
4,584 Steve Bennett, Jo Chen, Kelli Cousins, Robert DeJesus, Tim Eldred, Peter Fernandez, Nickey Froberg, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Allison Keith-Shipp, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Fred Ladd, Bruce Lewis, Jason Martin, Neil Nadelman, Toshio Okada, Corinne Orr, Monica Rial, Jan Scott-Frazier, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Doug Smith, Kira Vincent-Davis, Brett Weaver, David Williams, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[18]
September 24–26, 2004 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
5,837 Christine Auten, Jonathan Clements, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Fred Gallagher, Lauren Goodnight, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Mari Iijima, Patrick Macias, Helen McCarthy, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Fred Patten, Stephanie Sheh, Kari Wahlgren, David Williams, and Larissa Wolcott.[19]
September 23–25, 2005 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
7,505 Greg Ayres, Jessica Boone, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tim Eldred, Lisa Furukawa, Lauren Goodnight, Ed Hill, Carl Gustav Horn, Yoko Ishida, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Mariela Ortiz, Peelander-Z, Fred Perry, Stan Sakai, Select Start, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Mike Sinterniklaas, David Williams, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[20]
September 22–24, 2006 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
8,949 Masahiro Aizawa, Keitaro Arima, Luci Christian, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Lauren Goodnight, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman. Sasha Paysinger, Fred Perry, Monica Rial, Stephanie Sheh, Mike Sinterniklaas, TsuShiMaMiRe, David Williams, and Travis Willingham.[21]
September 21–23, 2007 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
10,200 Greg Ayres, The Captains, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, The Emeralds, Lauren Goodnight, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Noboru Ishiguro, Mike McFarland, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Peelander-Z, Monica Rial, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Barbara Staples, David Williams, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[22]
September 19–21, 2008 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
11,101 Jennie Breeden, The Captains, Ashley Clark, Camilla d'Errico, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, The Emeralds, Peter Fernandez, Illich Guardiola, Yaya Han, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Patrick Macias, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Corinne Orr, Peelander-Z, Fred Perry, PikaBelleChu, Monica Rial, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Barbara Staples, Jonathan Tarbox, TsuShiMaMiRe, David Williams, Travis Willingham, David G. Wilson III, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[23]
September 18–20, 2009 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
11,717 Amazon Mandy, Troy Baker, Jennie Breeden, Ashley Clark, Camilla d'Errico, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tim Eldred, Caitlin Glass, Yaya Han, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Helen McCarthy, Vic Mignogna, Misako Rocks!, Neil Nadelman, Omodaka, Outland Armour, Peelander-Z, PikaBelleChu, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Jonathan Tarbox, David Williams, David G. Wilson III, and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[24]
September 17–19, 2010 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
12,718 Shinji Aramaki, Laura Bailey, Jennie Breeden, Tim Eldred, Yaya Han, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Helen McCarthy, Vic Mignogna, Neil Nadelman, Lisa Ortiz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Mike Sinterniklaas, Jonathan Tarbox, David Williams, Travis Willingham, David G. Wilson III, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.[25]
September 30-October 2, 2011 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
12,499 Yoshitoshi ABe, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tim Eldred, Todd Haberkorn, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Naoko Matsui, Vic Mignogna, Moon Stream, Neil Nadelman, Brina Palencia, Doug Smith, The Suzan, David Williams, David G. Wilson III, and Steve Yun.[26]
September 28–30, 2012 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
13,472 Johnny Yong Bosch, Marie-Claude Bourbonnais, Jennie Breeden, Ed Chavez, Tim Eldred, Eyeshine, Yaya Han, heidi., Naoto Hirooka, Ryo Horikawa, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, You Kikkawa, Ayumi Kino, Vic Mignogna, Suzuko Mimori, Neil Nadelman, Trina Nishimura, Frederik L. Schodt, and David Williams.[27]
September 27–29, 2013 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Sheraton Suites Galleria[2]
Atlanta, Georgia
18,363 Akino, Yuu Asakawa, bless4, Jennie Breeden, Tim Eldred, Toshio Furukawa, Todd Haberkorn, Shunsuke Hasegawa, Carl Gustav Horn, Amy Howard-Wilson, Mitsuo Iwata, Vic Mignogna, Christopher "moot" Poole, Chris Sabat, Lisle Wilkerson, and David Williams.[28]
September 26–28, 2014 Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
Home Made Kazoku, Cherami Leigh, Loverin Tamburin, Scott McNeil, Vic Mignogna, MIQ, Bryce Papenbrook, Svetlana Quindt, Shonen Knife, Junichi Suwabe, and J. Michael Tatum.[29]

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