EvilleCon

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EvilleCon
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Video Gaming[1]
Venue Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
Location(s) Evansville, Indiana
Country United States
Inaugurated 2009
Attendance 860 in 2012
Organized by Evansville Anime Conventions Inc.[2]
Website
http://www.evillecon.com/

EvilleCon is an annual three day anime convention held during March at the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport in Evansville, Indiana.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers animation screenings, cosplay chess, costume contests, dancing, demonstrations, guests, karaoke, lessons, merchandise vendors, movies, music, panel discussions, tabletop games, and video games.[1][3][4]

History[edit]

EvilleCon started in 2009 as a one-day free anime convention created by Otona no Otaku and Otaku Anonymous anime and manga clubs at the Evansville Central Library.[2][5] The convention in 2010 began charging for admission, became two days, and changed locations to The Centre.[1] For 2011, the convention moved to the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel, changed dates to April, and expanded to three days.[1] For 2012 & 2013, the convention stayed in the same location with similar dates.[3][6] The convention in 2015 was held at the Old National Events Plaza.[4] In 2017, EvilleCon moved to the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport.[7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 14, 2009 Evansville Central Library
Evansville, Indiana
300[2] Josh Elder[5]
February 6–7, 2010 Evansville Vanderburgh Auditorium & Convention Center
Casino Aztar Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
350[8] Jamie Marchi[9]
April 1–3, 2011 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
600 Matt Hill, Shane Moore, PikaBelleChu, Satoshi, and Seraphina.[1][10]
March 30 - April 1, 2012 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel[11]
Evansville, Indiana
860 Kyle "Ex-Shadow" Mathis, Malinda "Malindachan" Mathis, Shane Moore, Micah Solusod, and Eric Vale.[12]
March 22–24, 2013 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
Chris Cason, Tiffany Grant, Chuck Huber, Kyle "Ex-Shadow" Mathis, Malinda "Malindachan" Mathis, and Shane Moore.[13]
March 28–30, 2014 Clarion Inn
Evansville, Indiana
Martin Billany, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Kyle "Ex-Shadow" Mathis, Malinda "Malindachan" Mathis, Vic Mignogna, Shane Moore, Professor Shyguy, and Monica Rial.[14]
March 27–29, 2015 Old National Bank Events Plaza
Evansville, Indiana
Junko Fujiyama, Caitlin Glass, Carl Martin, Shane Moore, Ayu Sakata, Micah Solusod, Karen Strassman, Cristina Vee, and David Vincent.[15]
March 18-20, 2016 Old National Bank Events Plaza
Evansville, Indiana
Jessica Calvello, Kyle "Ex-Shadow" Mathis, Malinda "Malindachan" Mathis, Shane Moore, Bryce Papenbrook, Eric Stuart, and Cubbi Thompson.[16]
March 24-26, 2017 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
Evansville, Indiana
501st Legion, Fighting Dreamers Productions, Erica Lindbeck, Max Mittelman, Shane Moore, Suky, and J. Michael Tatum.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Roger McBain (2011-03-31). "Animation, games event growing". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Roger McBain (2010-02-05). "Eville Con celebrates Japanese animation in The Centre". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b c Roger McBain (2012-03-29). "Japanese anime fans dress to impress at Eville Con 2012". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  4. ^ a b Shipman, Bobby (March 21, 2015). "EvilleCon place where all feel welcome". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Roger McBain (2009-02-12). "Convention celebrates art of anime". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ Roger McBain (2013-03-22). "EvilleCon 2013 promises to be biggest celebration of Japanese animation and comic art yet". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ Eddings, Gavin (March 27, 2017). "Gavin Went to EvilleCon 2017! (Review)". 106.1 KISS FM. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "EvilleCon: Interview with Joey Stalker". Diehard GameFAN. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ "EvilleCon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "EvilleCon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  11. ^ "EVILLECON Wraps Up Third Convention". Tristatehomepage.com. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  12. ^ "EvilleCon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  13. ^ "EvilleCon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  14. ^ "EvilleCon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  15. ^ "EvilleCon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  16. ^ "EvilleCon 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  17. ^ "EvilleCon 2017 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 

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Coordinates: 38°02′37″N 87°32′26.1″W / 38.04361°N 87.540583°W / 38.04361; -87.540583