Aniwave

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Aniwave
Status Defunct
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture[1][2]
Venue Wilmington Convention Center
Location(s) Wilmington, North Carolina
Country United States
Inaugurated 2007[3][4]
Most recent 2015
Website
http://www.aniwaveinc.org/

Aniwave was an annual one day anime convention held during December at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offered a costume contest, demonstrations, panels, vendors, and workshops.[1][4]

History[edit]

Aniwave was founded in 2007 by artist Michal Wisniowski as an free film festival held at the Cameron Art Museum and Jengo’s Playhouse.[1][3][5] The convention moved to a larger venue in 2010, the Wilmington Convention Center, and had new leadership due to Michal Wisniowski moving away.[1]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
November 20, 2010 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
400 Chuck Denson, Scott Houle, Marc Matney, Langley McArol, Tamara Mercer, Patt Noday, Shaun O'Rourke, and Adachi Trieu.[6]
December 4, 2011[7] Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Animyu, Jason Hatfield, Marc Matney, Sean P. O'Connell, Shaun O'Rourke, One Hard Night, Robin Dale Robertson, Amy Tipton, Adachi Trieu, and Dave Underwood.[8]
December 2, 2012[9] Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
December 8, 2013 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Chuck Denson, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Sean P. O'Connell, Shaun O'Rourke, and Dave Underwood.[10]
December 7, 2014 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Caitlin Glass[11]
December 6, 2015 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Katelyn Barr[12]

Film Festivals[edit]

Dates Location Attend. Films/guests
October 24–25, 2009[5] Cameron Art Museum, The Soapbox
Wilmington, North Carolina
150[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cece Nunn (November 16, 2010). "Aniwave festival of anime, manga, Japanese culture grows in new home". Star News Online. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Anime fans assemble in downtown Wilmington". WECT. December 4, 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Animanics: A new 'wave' of anime frenzy hits Wilmington, Encore, October 29, 2008, archived from the original on July 10, 2011, retrieved 2010-07-29 
  4. ^ a b Caitlin Dineen (December 8, 2013). "There's a reason to get all dressed up at Aniwave convention". Star News Online. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Art with Depth: Aniwave reaches an eager audience, Encore, October 21, 2009, archived from the original on July 10, 2011, retrieved 2010-07-29 
  6. ^ "Aniwave 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  7. ^ Edney, Brittany (December 4, 2011). "Anime fans head to Wilmington for Aniwave convention". TWC News. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Aniwave 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  9. ^ "Aniwave". Wilmington Downtown Inc. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Aniwave 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  11. ^ "Aniwave 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  12. ^ "Aniwave 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 

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