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 4,000 in 2014
Activity Dealers' Room, cosplay, masquerade ball, anime music video contest, video gamings, and pen-and-paper games
Organized by Wolfmoon Productions[2]
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 a Anime Music Video contest, anime viewing rooms, costume contests, manga library, panels, tabletop gaming, vendors, and video gaming tournaments.[1][2][3] 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.[4] Voice actress Cassandra Hodges was scheduled to attend in 2011, but died prior to the convention.[5][6]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
August 6, 2005 Orpheum Theatre
Wichita, Kansas[4]
August 18–20, 2006 Best Western North
Wichita, Kansas
1,234 Stephanie Celeste, Michael Gluck, Tiffany Grant, Liza Kaplan, Peter Pixie, and Team Royal Sabi.[7]
August 17–19, 2007 Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Wichita, Kansas
Stephanie Celeste, Vic Mignogna, Peter Pixie, Team Royal Sabi, and Stephanie Yanez.[8]
August 15–17, 2008 Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Wichita, Kansas
Kate Bristol, Peter Pixie, Sonny Strait, and Jennifer Lee Taylor.[9]
July 10–12, 2009 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Robert Axelrod, Stephanie Celeste, Caitlin Glass, Jerry Jewell, and Peter Pixie.[10]
July 9–11, 2010 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Colleen Clinkenbeard, Daniel Coglan, DJ Infam0us, Vic Mignogna, Peter Pixie, Eric Wile, and Travis Willingham.[11]
July 8–10, 2011 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
The 149th War Wolves, Airship Isabella, Troy Baker, Beard and Bean, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Peter Pixie, Eric Vale, and Darryl "Darth Artist" Woods.[12]
June 29-July 1, 2012 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
3,000
(est)[1]
Beard and Bean, Johnny Yong Bosch, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Michelle Ann Dunphy, Eyeshine, Peter Pixie, and Laura Post.[13]
July 12–14, 2013 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Beard and Bean, Quinton Flynn, Todd Haberkorn, Peter Pixie, and Lisle Wilkerson.[14]
June 27-29, 2014 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
4,000[15] Beard and Bean, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Lucien Dodge, Chuck Huber, Erica Mendez, Peter Pixie, and The Slants.[16]
July 10-12, 2015 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Beard and Bean, Leah Clark, Rachael Messer, Peter Pixie, David Vincent,[17] Ogawa Burukku, Susanne Lambdin, and Damien Zimmerman.[2]
July 8-10, 2016 Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Cynthia Cranz, Kyle Hebert, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Joel McDonald, Peter Pixie, and Ryter Rong.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anime Festival Wichita expected to draw thousands". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b c Foiles, Grace (July 8, 2015). "Anime convention opens in Wichita this Friday". WU Review Online. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Young and old Wichitans celebrate nerd culture at local Anime Festival". The Sunflower. July 2, 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Wichita Anime Festival 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Anime Voice Actress Cassandra Hodges Passes Away". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Memorial Fund, Service for Voice Actress Cassandra Hodges". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  8. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  9. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  10. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  11. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  12. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  13. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  14. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  15. ^ Stumpe, Joe (July 8, 2015). "Nonstop anime at this weekend's Anime Festival Wichita". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  17. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  18. ^ "Anime Festival Wichita 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 

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