Anime South

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Anime South
Status Inactive
Venue Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Location(s) Pensacola, Florida
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Most recent 2013
Attendance 972 in 2009[1]

Anime South was a three-day anime convention held in the city of Pensacola, Florida. The convention also has the distinction of being the first anime convention to garner its seed money from a small number of contributors who desired an anime convention in the area.


Anime South host many events common to other anime conventions, such as anime screenings, panels and workshops, game shows, dealers room, artist alley, video game room, dance, and cosplay events.[2]


Anime South was created by one of the co-founders of Anime USA. Planning took place over a two-month period, after which the largest luxury hotel in the region, The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, was contracted for November 18–20, 2005.[citation needed] The 2015 event was cancelled due to financial issues.[3]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
November 18–20, 2005 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida
463 Lauren Goodnight, Maboroshi, Marc Matney, and Mirana Reveier.[4][5]
November 3–5, 2006 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida
Ashley Clark, Richard Epcar, Chris Hazelton, Vic Mignogna, The Mindless Tripod Experience, and Ellyn Stern.[6][7][8]
December 28–30, 2007 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida
1,210[9] Steve Bennett, Ashley Clark, Richard Epcar, Lisa Furukawa, Yaya Han, Doug Smith, Spike Spencer, and Ellyn Stern.[10]
January 2–4, 2009 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida
972 AniRage, Ashley Clark, C.J. Collins, Richard Epcar, Vic Mignogna, Meredith Placko, Ellyn Stern, and Carolann Voltarel.[1]
December 18–20, 2009 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida
Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Maja, Meredith Placko, and Patrick Seitz.[11]
December 27–29, 2013 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Anna Fischer, Katie George, Riki "Riddle" LeCotey, Monika Lee, Lindze Merritt, Jessica Nigri, and Carolann Voltarel.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Anime South 2009 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ Holt, Keri (2006-11-15), "Anime fans up to speed on dating scene", The Destin Log 
  3. ^ "Anime South 2015 Information". Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  4. ^ Sherman, Fraser (2005-11-08), "Emerald Coast's first "anime" festival begins Friday", The Destin Log 
  5. ^ "Anime South 2005 Information". Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  6. ^ "Anime South 2006 Information". Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  7. ^ Sherman, Fraser (2006-11-15), "Anime draws hundreds to Sandestin", The Destin Log 
  8. ^ Sherman, Fraser (2006-11-15), "Cartoon voices step into the spotlight", The Destin Log 
  9. ^ Sherman, Fraser (2007-12-26), "Animeniacs: Japanese cartoon lovers to converge on coast", Florida Freedom Newspapers 
  10. ^ "Anime South 2007 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  11. ^ "Anime South 2009 Information". Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  12. ^ "Anime South 2013 Information". Retrieved 2014-11-01. 

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