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Status Defunct
Venue Radisson Suite Hotel Huntsville
Location(s) Huntsville, Alabama
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Most recent 2011
Activity Cosplay, Anime Music Video Contest, Video Console Gaming

PersaCon, originally ChibiCon, was an anime convention held in various locations around Alabama. PersaCon was the first anime convention to be held in the state of Alabama.[1][2]


PersaCon typically featured costume contests, dances, dealer's room, karaoke contests, live concerts, panels, speed dating, and workshops.[2][3]


The convention moved to the Von Braun Center in 2008 due to continued growth, but did not return to the location due to the cost.[2][3] Portions of the conventions proceeds in 2010 went towards Operation Anime Storm and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.[2]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
May 2–4, 2003 Radisson Hotel Huntsville Airport
Madison, Alabama
Stephanie Celeste, Stephen K. Chenault, Jonathan Cook, and Jan Scott-Frazier.[4]
April 30 – May 2, 2004 Ramada Inn
Madison, Alabama
Steve Bennett, Stephanie Celeste, Stephen K. Chenault, Michael Coleman, Crystal Gilleland, and Jan Scott-Frazier.[5]
April 29 – May 1, 2005 Ramada Inn
Madison, Alabama
Steve Bennett, Stephanie Celeste, Michael Coleman, Patrick Seitz, and Travis Willingham.[6]
June 2–4, 2006 Ramada Inn
Madison, Alabama
Stephanie Celeste, Michael Coleman, Lisa Furukawa, Vic Mignogna, and Patrick Seitz.[7]
June 15–17, 2007 Bevill Conference Center & Hotel
Huntsville, Alabama
Steve Bennett, Stephanie Celeste, Chris Hazelton, Nightmare Armor Studios, Patrick Seitz, and Spike Spencer.[8]
June 27–29, 2008 Von Braun Center
Huntsville, Alabama
Steve Bennett, Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Yaya Han, The Man Power, Meredith Placko, Patrick Seitz, The Slants, and Tsubaki Stars.[9]
July 24–26, 2009 Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Decatur, Alabama
892 Electric Attitude, Kyle Hebert, Walter E. Jones, The Man Power, Mark Musashi, Blake Shepard, and Tsubaki Stars.[10]
June 25–27, 2010 Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
Decatur, Alabama
Leah Clark, Electric Attitude, Joy Jacobson, The Man Power, Mark Musashi, Wendy Powell, Gordon Roque, Patrick Seitz, Blake Shepard, Tsubaki Stars, and Lisle Wilkerson.[11]
July 15–17, 2011 Radisson Suite Hotel Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama
Blue Grade, Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Final Weapon, The Man Power, Michael McConnohie, Mark Musashi, Patrick Seitz, Melodee M. Spevack, Chuck Stroschein, and Brian Woods.[12]


  1. ^ "Announcing Persacon 2004". Anime News Network. 2003-07-25. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d Huggins, Paul (2010-06-26). "An unconventional convention: Fans of anime put on costumes, flock to Decatur for annual PersaCon convention". Decatur Daily. 
  3. ^ a b "Anime convention rocks". Huntsville Times. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ "ChibiCon 2003 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ "PersaCon 2004 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  6. ^ "PersaCon 2005 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  7. ^ "PersaCon 2006 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  8. ^ "PersaCon 2007 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  9. ^ "PersaCon 2008 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  10. ^ "PersaCon 2009 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  11. ^ "PersaCon 2010 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  12. ^ "PersaCon 2011 Information". Retrieved 2011-07-18.