Ushicon

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Ushicon
Status Active
Genre Anime
Venue Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Location(s) Round Rock, Texas
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Attendance 2,200 in 2004
Website
http://www.ushicon.com/

Ushicon is an annual-two day anime convention held during February at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas. The convention resumed operation in 2011 as an 18-and-older event. It was originally held in Austin, Texas, from 2002 to 2006 until ceasing operations due to changes in anime fandom and facility issues.

History[edit]

Ushicon did not return after 2006 due to issues with convention facilities in Austin not being able to handle 2,500-5,000 attendees and changes in the fandom that did not match with the goals of Ushicon.[1] In 2007 an free "Block Party" was held to celebrate the American release of Princess Tutu with support from ADV Films. The event featured cast members from the American and Japanese releases, along with the series creator.[2][3] In 2010, Chibi Ushicon was the convention's first 18 & older convention, with Ushicon returning as a full 18 & older convention in 2011.

Event history 2002-2006[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 1–3, 2002 Sheraton Four Points[4]
Austin, Texas
800 Arik Renee Avila, Jessica Calvello, Rodney "Largo" Caston, Dementia7 Studios, Tiffany Grant, and Brett Weaver.[5]
January 31 – February 2, 2003 Austin Marriott at the Capitol
Austin, Texas
1,290 Arik Renee Avila, Steve Bennett, Tiffany Grant, Vic Mignogna, Stephanie Nadolny, Monica Rial, and Doug Smith.[6]
January 30 – February 1, 2004 Austin Marriott at the Capitol
Austin, Texas
2,200 Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Johnny Yong Bosch, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Shimpei Itoh, Kumiko Kato, Koda Kumi, Mike McFarland, Mio Odagi, Xero Reynolds, Monica Rial, and Doug Smith.[7][8]
January 21–23, 2005 Renaissance Austin
Austin, Texas
Steve Bennett, Brian Clevinger, Justin Cook, Tiffany Grant, Kyle Hebert, You Higuri, Ikuko Itoh, Yukon Makoto, Vic Mignogna, Hitoshi Okuda, Monica Rial, and Doug Smith.[9]
January 27–29, 2006 Austin Marriott at the Capitol
Austin, Texas
Keitarō Arima, Greg Ayres, Laura Bailey, Steve Bennett, Rivkah Greulich, Ikuko Itoh, Yuri Lowenthal, Carrie Savage, and Doug Smith.[10]

Ushiko's Anime Block Party 2007[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
January 26–28, 2007 La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Southwest at Mopa
Austin, Texas
Jessica Boone, Luci Christian, Ikuko Itoh, Nanae Katō, Chris Patton, and Naoki Yanagi.[11]

Chibi Ushicon 2010[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
January 29–31, 2010[12] Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
Round Rock, Texas

Event history 2011-[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 4–6, 2011 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Round Rock, Texas
Pam Dougherty and Micah Solusod.[13]
February 3–5, 2012 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Round Rock, Texas
Cherami Leigh, Junichi Sato, and Spike Spencer.[14][15]
February 8–10, 2013 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Round Rock, Texas
Robert Axelrod and Alexis Tipton.[16]
February 7-8, 2014 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Round Rock, Texas
Terri Doty and Josh Grelle.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ushicon 2006 End". Ushicon. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Ushiko's Anime Block Party". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Princess Tutu Block Party in Austin". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  4. ^ "A new Anime Convention for Texas". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Ushicon 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Ushicon 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Sailor Scout and the Chaperone". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Ushicon 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Ushicon 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  10. ^ "Ushicon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Ushiko's Anime Block Party 2007". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  12. ^ "Chibi Ushicon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  13. ^ "Ushicon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  14. ^ "Ushicon to Host Aria Director Junichi Sato in Texas". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  15. ^ "Ushicon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  16. ^ "Ushicon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  17. ^ "Ushicon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 

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Coordinates: 30°31′09.6″N 97°41′14.2″W / 30.519333°N 97.687278°W / 30.519333; -97.687278