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Subject: [INFO] Anime/Manga Convention Guide

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[Although this is cross-posted to both rec.arts.anime & rec.arts.manga, followups are set to rec.arts.anime. If you wish to discuss the manga aspects of a con listed here, please set the followup appropriately. Thanks! -SBP] ***Con Organizers: Please send me updates seperate from any other con info submission to raai. Sending me the information in the same format will greatly aid the editing process and get your info in the article sooner! The Anime/Manga Convention Guide ================================ Edited by Steve Pearl Sepptember, 1998 This FAQ, as well as the other anime/manga newsgroup FAQs and info articles written by Steve Pearl, are always available from the Official Anime/Manga FAQ page at http://www.otaking.com/otaking/FAQ.html The FAQs on that page are always the most recent version (The monthly posts are posted directly from that directory!) This article is copyright (c) 1998 by Steve Pearl. This is a monthly posting of upcoming Anime/Manga conventions & conferences. General SF/Comic Conventions with anime programming will be listed if the space permits. An edited version of this list appears regularly in Animerica, Animeco & Protoculture Addicts magazines and is available on the web at http://www.otaking.com/otaking/concalendar.html This article can be freely distributed for non-commercial use, as long as all credits and notices remain intact. If this is used in any non-commercial publication, including APAs & CD-Rom Collections, a copy must be sent to: Steve Pearl PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1044 Please send all additions/corrections/comments to: Steve Pearl PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1044 Internet: steve@otaking.com For information on the various conventions as well as a forum to discuss them, join the animecons mailing list at http://www.otaking.com/otaking/ML/animecons.html Conventions listed: Animazement Anime America Anime Central Anime Con Anime East Anime Expo Anime Express Anime Fest Anime Iowa Anime North Anime USA Anime Weekend Atlanta AyaCon Baka-Con Canadian National Anime Expo'98 C-Con ChibiCon ChibiCon Returns! (ICON) ChibiCon Next Comiket ComiCon International Con-nichiwa Convention Anime FanimeCon Generation Anime ICON KatsuCon Nan Desu Kon Neko-Con Otakon Project A-kon Project Z-Con RoboCon 10 Shinnenkai ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Animazement ----------- [98.04] Animazement was held on March 20-22, 1998 at the Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh NC. No information on next years convention is available. Date: March 19 - 21, 1999 Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Last Year's Guests from Japan: Masakazu Katsura, Yasuhiro Imagawa, Toshihumi Inagawa, Ms. Rurika Fuyuki, Ms. Yuu Kamijyou, Mr. Nov. Takahashi Dealer's Room Dealer tables: 1 for $TBA. 3 for $TBA. (this included dealer memberships) Room rates: $TBA per night, 1-2 people $TBA per night, 3-4 people Reservations: TBA Registration information: Memberships: $TBA until TBA $TBA until TBA TBA at the door. $TBA one day (at the door only) Make Checks payable to Animazement '99, P.O. Box 1383 Cary, NC 27512-1383 For information, send an SASE to the above address. ----- Anime America ------------- [97.03] Anime America is an annual full-featured Anime/Manga Convention held near San Francisco, California during the summer months. Anime America 1997 has been cancelled. For more information, please write: Anime America P.O. Box 360782 Milpitas, CA 95036 ----- AnimeCon -------- [N/A] AnimeCon was the first International Anime Convention and was held at the Red Lion Inn in San Jose CA on Labor Day weekend, 1991. The staff of the original AnimeCon have since moved on to do other conventions. ----- Anime Central ------------- [96.04] Anime Central was held on March 20-22, 1998 at the Holiday Inn O'Hare International, Rosemont, Illinois. No information on next years convention is available at this time. Last Year's Guests from Japan: Kenichi Sonoda, Tsukasa Kotobuki, Fumio Iida Membership Fees until TBA $TBA until TBA $TBA at the door $TBA Room Rates: Per Room, Per Night Single/Double $TBA Triple/Quad $TBA For more information, please write: Anime Central 6829 N. Lincoln Ave., Suite 101 Lincolnwood, Illinois 60646 or email: agitator@kaiwan.com or on the web: http://www.anime.net/~acen/ ----- Anime East ---------- [95.12] Anime East was an annual Anime/Manga Convention which had evolved from the ChibiCon convention originally organized by the non-profit organization, Atlantic Anime Alliance (AaA). Anime East was managed by Radium Dynamix. While the Atlantic Anime Alliance is not planning anymore Anime East conventions, we are continuing to assist our SUNY at Stoneybrook affiliate (Animated Perspectives) with the running of future Anime Tracks at ICON. Anime East '95's Guests Of Honor were: Toshio Okada Hiroyuki Kitazume Mio For more information, please write: Anime East C/O Atlantic Anime Alliance PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1044 http://www.cybercomm.net/~starbuck/ae.html steve@otaking.com ----- Anime Expo ---------- [98.05.31] Anime Expo is an annual Anime/Manga Convention organized by the non-profit organization, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) and held in California during the Summer months. The last AX was held in the Anaheim Hilton and Towers Hotel, July 3-5, 1998 No information on next years expo is available. Last Years Guests: Akira Kamiya Takahiro Yoshimatsu Yu Watase Junichi Hayama S.P.J.A Memberships (Includes a three-day pass to Anime Expo 99) Until June 1, 1999 $TBA At-the-door $TBA Children ages 12 and under $TBA * Assoc. Membership $TBA * Assoc. Membership (Non U.S.) $TBA Children ages 5 and under are admitted free, only if accompanied by an attending member. *Please note, purchasing an Associate Membership does not gain you entry into Anime Expo. Associate Members receive most S.P.J.A. (Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation) and Anime Expo publications and are allowed to enter a ballot into the S.P.J.A. Industry Awards. Exhibit Hall Booths (Now includes three memberships to Anime Expo 99) Until June 1, 1999 $TBA At-the-door $TBA Room Rates: Single $TBA Double $TBA Triple $TBA Quad $TBA Hotel Information TBA To receive a copy of the most up-to-date information, mail to info@anime-expo.org and one will be automatically emailed to you. You can also call the Anime Expo Info line at (818) 441-3653 This line is for info purposes only, and you CANNOT leave messages. For memberships and dealers' room orders please send your memberships to: The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Anime Expo 530 Showers Dr, Suite 7-287 Mtn View, CA 94040 Please direct ALL other correspondence, inquiries, and information requests concerning the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation and Anime Expo to: The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Anime Expo 7336 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 640 Hollywood, CA 90046 or check out their web page at: www.anime-expo.org Unofficial Anime Expo mailing list: A Mailing List for people who have questions or want to make arrangements before Anime Expo. While the list is unofficial, there are people from SPJA (the people running the 'con) on the list who are happy to answer questions. The list is very open to people who want to do parties, share rooms, or make announcements. To subscribe to the list, send email to majordomo@lightlink.com with the words "subscribe AX-L" as the first line of the post. The ML Web site is at: http://www.lightlink.com/drogers/ax-l.html ----- Anime Express ------------- [98.03.12] Anime Express is an anime event held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. The most recent convention was held March 27-29, 1998 at the Instructional Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. No information is available for next year's convention. Last Year's Guests: Steve Bennett, Scott Frazier Costs: Three-day pass until TBA $TBA Three-day pass at the door $TBA One-day pass $TBA Children 6 & under Free! Group Discount until March 20th $TBA (three-day, 10 person min.) Dealer Inqueries Invited Hotel info: There are plenty of hotels in the area, two nearby are the Hampton Inn and Ramada Inn. Call 1-800-426-7866 (Hampton Inn), or 1-800-352-2722 (Ramada Inn) for reservations. Pricing: Ramada Inn $89 a night, two night minimum. Hampton Inn (closest to convention) $95 a night, three night minimum. Days Inn (approx. 1 mile from convention) $75 a night, no minimums. For more information, please write: Anything Goes Anime Club, Dept. of Student Activities, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 ag_anime@db.erau.edu http://www.america.com/~nikon/ae98/ ----- AnimeFest --------- [98.01] AnimeFest is an anime festival held in the Dallas, TX area. They skipped 1997 due to Worldcon conflicts but will be holding their next con in 1998. Date: Sept. 4-7, 1998 Location: Omni Dallas - Park West, Dallas TX Membership Costs: $20 after January, 1 1998, $TBA (At the door) Guests: TBA For more information write AnimeFEST! PO. Box 292094 Luisville, TX 75029-2094; email address RJenks@animefest.com http://www.animefest.com You can join their email discussion list by sending an email to af-ml@animefest.com with the subject of "SUBSCRIBE" ----- Anime Iowa --------- [98.05] Anime Iowa is an anime convention held in Iowa and is presented by SWAMP. Location: Highlander Inn, Iowa City, Iowa Dates: September 18-20, 1998 Announced Guests: Steve Bennett, Robert Dejesus, Kuni Kimura Advance 3-day Memberships: $25 - Before July 31, $35 at the door Room Rates $70 each night For Hotel Reservation Information (319) 354-2000 (800) 728-2000 For more information write to: Anime IOWA PO Box 5303 Coralville, IA 52241 email address: swamp@sflis.org http://omocha.shc.uiowa.edu/animeiowa/98/ ----- Anime North ----------- [98.07] Anime North is a new annual anime convention held in Toronto, Ontario, organized by several Ontario clubs. Date: Aug. 22-23, 1998 Location: The Michener Institute - Toronto, Ontario Guests: Frederik L. Schodt, is one of the leading authorities on anime, manga and Japanese culture, will be coming to Anime North! Thanks to the Japan Foundation for arranging his appearance. Matthew K. Miller, acclaimed English voice actor known for his roles in TENCHI MUYO! and FINAL FANTASY OAVs will be participating at Anime North! Fred Perry - Manga Guest of Honor Fred Perry of Antarctic Comics is best known for the series "Gold Digger", a sexy adventure comic about the adventure of Gina Diggers ( a female Indy Jones ) and her sidekick Cheeta, the half-cat jungle woman. He's also done artwork for "Ninja High School" and various "Robotech" books. Mark C. MacKinnon - Gaming Guest of Honour President of Guardians Of Order, the adventure game publishing company from Guelph, Ontario. Author and designer of "Big Eyes, Small Mouth -- A Universal Japanese Anime Role-Playing Game". Mark will also be authoring the upcoming "Sailor Moon Role-Playing Game and Resource Book" to be published by Guardians Of Order in August 1998 and licensed by Kodansha Ltd. Barb Scofield - Costuming Guest of Honor Barb Scofield is a costuming Master, and has been the Masquerade director at many conventions. She is also featured in the book "The Costume-Maker's Art". Christina Carr and Martin Hunger - Propmaking/Acting Guests of Honor David Pulver - Gaming Guest Returning from last year is the author of "Bubblegum Crisis: Before and After". Since then he's also contributed to the Bubblegum Crisis RPG supplement Bubblegum EX. Weekend Membership Rates: $25 after June 30 and at the door. One day memberships will be available at the door: $15 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday. Children under 13 may attend for half price and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Accommodations: A limited number of rooms are available at the Michener Institute student residence. Rooms are $39.95 a night, and are first come first served. Please contact Velda McIntyre at (416) 596-3101 ext. 3141. Residence rooms are also available at nearby University of Toronto. New College: Contact (416) 978-2477 for reservations. Hart House: Contact (416) 978-7274 for reservations. Accommodations include use of pool and gym. For more information write: Anime North P..O. Box 24090 Dufferin Mall Postal Outlet 900 Dufferin St. Toronto, Ontario M6H 4A0 We are on the web at http://home.ipoline.com/~vegita/an/ or via email: vegita@ipolone.com And remember: Tonari no Toronto! ----- Anime USA --------- [97.05] An anime convention planneed for either Spring '98 in VA or Fall '98 in NJ. Date: TBA Location: TBA Guests: TBA Weekend Membership Rates: TBA For more information write Anime USA on the web at http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/1503/ or via email: animeusa@aol.com ----- Anime Weekend Atlanta --------------------- [98.08] Anime Weekend Atlanta is an anime festival held in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Location: Atlanta Marriott North Central in Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: October 9-11 1998 AWA will be holding future conventions in 1999 (Oct 8-10) and 2000 (Oct 6-8) Japanese Guests: Ippongi Bang -Singer and Manga Artist Hiroaki Yab -Magazine Writer and Composer Shinpei Itoh -Creator of Hyper Dolls Reijiro Kato -Manga Artist and Toy-Man Mio Odagi -Manga Artist Confirmed American Guests: Steve Bennett, Michael Brady, Juliet Cesario, Robby Dittmann, Tim Eldred, Robert W. Gibson, Ed Hill, Steve Harrison, Carl Gustav Horn, Scott Houle Amy Howard, Dan Kellaway, Kuni Kimura, Greg Lane. Bruce Lewis, Bill Mayo, Neil Nadelman, Rosarik Rikki Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth Simons, Scott Simpson, Toren Smith, Jeff Tatarek, Robert Woodhead, Don Yee AWA 1998 Membership Rates Advance Memberships $25 until September 1, 1998 No Mail-in Advance Memberships will be accepted after September 1,1998. At-Door Membership $30 all three days At-Door memberships can NOT be purchased by the mail! Dealer's Tables $TBA Room Rates $85/night up to 4 people Hotel Reservation Information 800-325-7224 or 404-325-0000 Be sure to mention AWA! For more information write to: Anime Weekend Atlanta P.O. Box 13544 Atlanta, GA 30324-0544 email address: awa@anime.net http://www.anime.net/~awa/ Or call (404) 364-9773 ----- AyaCon ------ AyaCon is an anime event held in Birmingham, England Date: October 23-25, 1998 Location: Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Central Birmingham, ENgland Guests: Helen McCarthy - Editor of Manga Mania, Anime UK/FX and author. Steve Kyte - Anime Artist Membership: Booked Feb 98 to Jul 98 : 27 Booked Aug 98 to Oct 98 : 32 Booked on Friday 23rd Oct 98 : 37 Hotel Information: Hotel room rates for the convention will be as follows:- Friday/Saturday nights: Single --- 40 Double twin --- 36 Sunday night: Any room --- 25 To qualify for the special convention rates, rooms must be booked using booking cards provided to those who have registered. Contacting the hotel directly will not qualify for the above rates. Con Office Address: AyaCon '98 Steve Lavelle 58 Silkmore Crescent Stafford STAFFS ST17 4JL General enquiries regarding the convention to: ayacon98@ktsabers.demon.co.uk, Dealer enquiries only, please, to Duncan Law-Green: dlg@ryouko.demon.co.uk http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~dlg/aya-con.html ----- BAKA!-Con --------- BAKA!-Con is an anime event held in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, Washington. Date: April 25-27, 1999 Location: TBA Guests: TBA Last Years Industry Guests: Dr. Antonia Levi, Stuart Levy, Sam Liebowietz, Neil Nadelman, Ron Scovill Membership: $30 until TBA, $TBA at door Dealer Info: $TBA for an 8ft table space for lots of dealers Con Office Address: BAKA!-Con '99 P.O. Box 44976 Tacoma, WA 98444 (206) 535-2395 http://www.Nausicaa.net/baka-con/ ----- Canadian National Anime Expo'98 ------------------------------- [98.07] This convention was held June 26-28 1998 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. No information on next yers event is available. Date: TBA Location: TBA Japanese Guests: TBA North American Guests: TBA Membership Rates:$TBA; Hotel Prices: $TBA For more information write 4 Varsity Rd, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 4N4, CANADA Phone: (416) 761-1760 Trade Show Coordinator, Hobby Star Marketing: Aman Gupta Email: agupta@hobbystar.com Web Site: www.hobbystar.com/cnanime ----- C-Kon ----- [98.02] C-Kon- "A Fashionable Anime Convention" is a regional anime con held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana It has been postponed until 1999. Date: TBA Location: Muncie, Indiana, U.S.A. Confirmed Guests: Steve Pearl Admissions TBA Hotels TBA Dealers TBA Contact Info: Japanese Animation Society Ball State University SC Box #234 Muncie, IN 47306 (765) 285-8609 anime@bsuvc.bsu.edu http://bsuvc.bsu.edu/~anime/ckon.html ----- ChibiCon -------- [N/A] The original ChibiCon was organized by the Atlantic Anime Alliance and hosted by I-Con XII. Although the Atlantic Anime Alliance gave permission for ICON to hold another ChibiCon with their staff in 1996, (See ChibiCon Returns and ICON), ICON has since incorporated ChibiCon in their Anime Track and the ICON Anime Track is no longer called ChibiCon. In the meantime, the AaA helped staff Anime East in 1994 & 1995 (See Anime East) and is planning on assisting our Stonybrook affiliate with future Anime Tracks at ICON starting in 1999. For more information please write to: ChibiCon C/O Atlantic Anime Alliance PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906-1044 email: steve@otaking.com ----- ChibiCon Returns! ----------------- [96.12] ChibiCon Returns was held at ICON 15 April 12-14,1996. Permission was granted to the Anime Track of I-Con to adopt the ChibiCon name and perpetuate the legacy which the Atlantic Anime Alliance started and which Anime East continued. The advantage of going to ChibiCon Returns! is that you got to attend a great multi-track convention not limited to just anime. ICON has ceased doing ChibiCon as a seperate event and has integrated ChibiCon into its regular programming (Anime track) See the section on I-Con later in this document. ----- Comiket ------- [97.10] Comic Market (also referred to as "Comiket") is first and foremost a direct-sales market for self-produced books (mainly manga). In recent times, the scope of the event has expanded to encompass not only original works, but also such things as parodies of manga and games, as well as costume play. Some 22,000 dealers (called "circles") attend over a two-day period. These are met by some 250,000 buyers. Very few of these are from overseas. Date: Aug. 15-17, 1997 Location: Tokyo International Center in Ariake(Tokyo International Exhibition Center). How do I apply to attend? Contact the Hotel Urashima Tokyo, and tell them that you wish to make reservations for Comic Market. The hotel will send the information to the Comic Market Organizing Committee, saving you the trouble of having to contact us yourself. Next, purchase a round-trip airline ticket to Narita International Airport, and come to Japan. From Narita, take the Japan Railways Narita Express to Tokyo Station (approx. 3000yen) or the Airport Limousine Bus to the Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT) in Hakozaki (also approx. 3000yen). If you have made arrangements with the hotel, then they will send a tram to pick you up at either location. If you do not wish to use the hotel tram, then you may take a taxi (approx. 2500yen). When you check in, purchase your Comiket Catalog (in Japanese, approx.1500yen), your advance entry tickets for circles (free), and a copy of the regulations (in English). Hotel trams will ferry passengers to and from the event hall (together with the staff). When you arrive at the hall, use your advance entry tickets to get inside, and go to the foreign attendees' support staff area, where there will be a meeting. For reservations, contact the Hotel Urashima Tokyo at: Phone: +81-3-3533-3111 (03-3533-3111 within Japan) FAX:+81-3-3533-5336 (03-3533-5336 within Japan) Email: webmaster@comiket.co.jp Web page: http://www.inter-g7.or.jp/g2/manga/HTML/MARKET.html ----- ComiCon International --------------------- [98.08] ComiCon International (formerly the San Diego Comic Con) is the Comic Book industry's largest trade show with all of the Anime/Manga importers attending. Although not an anome/manga converntion per se. they have had some very big name guests including Takahashi Rumiko and Takeuchi Naoko. Next year's info has yet to be announced. Date: TBA Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. Japanese Guests: TBA Membership Rates: TBA. Hotel Prices: TBA For more information write: Comic-Con International, 311 Fourth Avenue #512, San Diego, California, 92101 Email: cciweb@aol.com Web Site: http://www2.comic-con.org/comiccon/ ----- Con-nichiwa ----------- [95.02.13] Con-ichiwa is an annual mini-con held 6 months from A-Kon. The name was changed from Project Z-Kon, which was its name the first year. DATE: TBA PLACE: TBA The last convention's guests included: Ben Dunn, Ted Nomura, Tim Eldred, Fred Perry, Bruce Lewis, Joe Wight, Pat Duke, Al Zequeira ----- Convention Anime ---------------- Date: TBA Location: TBA Last year's Guests: Ken Lashley (X-men, Tiyu, and Dead Pool) Membership Rates: $TBA Hotel Prices: $TBA For more information write: Convention Anime' c/o Cris Amiano Suite 350 6-295 Queen St. E. Brampton, Ont. L6W-4S6, CANADA or email: iririka@interlog.com on the web at http://www.interlog.com/~sasami/convention/ ----- Fanime Con ---------- [97.06] Fanime Con, The Anime Festival for the Fans. [THIS CONVENTION HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. NO NEW INFORMATION FOR '99 IS AVAILABLE] Fanime Con is sponsored by the following local anime societies. Its purpose is to help people learn about and share their interest in Japanese animation. Associated Clubs: Bay Area Animation Society, Eastern Entertainment Association, Foothill A.N.I.M.E and No-Name Anime. TK Anime, Cal Animage Gamma, Cal Animage Alpha, CA West Sponsored by: Anime Resource Group, Inc, Foothill Japanese Cultural Association, KFJC (89.7fm), Foothill Public Access Television Location: Foothill College Date: February 14-15,1998 Guests: Steve Bennett, Allen Hastings, Carl Horn, Kuni Kimura, Scott McNeil, Fred Schodt Last Year's Guests Of Honor were: Hiroyuki Yamaga, director of Wings of Honneamise Membership Rates (Adult/Student): $20 for both days (until Oct 1st) $TBA per person ($15 for one day) at the door Hotel We have a special arrangement with the Sheraton Four Points Hotel to provide cheap lodging and late night activities. The special con price is just $75 a night (1-4 people) tax included! This rate applies for friday and saturday nights only. Normally these rooms go for over $200 a night. To get this special rate, call the Sheraton at 408-745-6000 or 800-836-8686 and tell them you are with Fanime Con 98. The hotel is located close by the convention and the San Jose International Airport. A free shuttle service is available for pickup and delivery to the airport (a modest wait (10-30mins) may be necessary, so plan ahead). The shuttle may be called from the airport from one of the special hotel phones available in both bagge pickup areas (ask for directions if you don't see them). For more info write to: Fanime Con P.O. Box 8068, San Jose, CA 95155-8068 FAX: (408) 972-5654 Email: fanime@fanime.com WWW: http://www.fanime.com ----- Generation Anime ---------------- [98.01] Generation Anime has been cancelled. Go to FanimeCon instead! ^_^ For more information please write to: Generation Anime Convention 33048 Lake Michigan Street Fremont, CA 94555 email: jmondazzi@mail.arc.nasa.gov ----- I-Con ----- [98.05] I-Con, one of the largest Science Fiction & Fantasy Media conventions in the United States, has expanded their Anime related programming tracks. The last I-Con was held April March 27-29, 1998 at the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York. It is located about 1.5 hours away from New York City. Why is I-CON listed in a Anime/Manga Convention list? Because it is one of the largest conventions on the East Coast, and the anime track of I-CON draws a considerable amount of people. Although it is primarily a science fiction, fact and fantasy convention, expect plenty of guests from anime fandom and the industry. * Location: SUNY at Stony Brook, NY * Dates: TBA Last Year's Anime Guests: Steve Pearl, Jeff Thompson, John Sirabella Toshifumi Yoshida, CB Cebulski, Matt Lunsford. Membership prices: 3 day (Postmarked by: TBA) Adult-$TBA Student-$TBA Child (6-12)-$TBA 3 day at the Door (cash only) Adult-$TBA Student-$TBA Child (6-12)-$TBA ONE DAY (Available at the door - cash only!) FRIDAY-$TBA SATURDAY-$TBA SUNDAY-$TBA 3 day group rate: (Groups of 10+ call for info...) **NOTE: A xerox of a valid student ID must accompany each student membership ordered! Address all correspondence to the I-Con PO Box: I-Con PO Box 550 Stony Brook, NY 11790 email: icon@ic sunysb.edu Phone: (516) 632-6045 FAX: (516) 632-6355 WWW: www.iconsf.org Questions about the Anime Track should be sent to: email: anime@ic.sunysb.edu ----- Kame Hame Con ------------- [97.05] Kame Hame Con has been postponed until either Fall '97 or Spring '98 and will be held in the Las Vegas area. For more information please write to: Kame Hame Con email: gogeta@wizard.com http://www.wizard.com/~gogeta/kame_con.html ----- KatsuCon -------- [98.05.08] KatsuCon is an annual Anime/Manga Convention held in the Virginia area and is produced by the Katsu Inc. Date: February 12-14, 1999 Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA Last Year's Guests Of Honor: Haruka Takachiho, Ippongi Bang Guests of Honor (confirmed so far): TBA Other Announced Guests Steve Pearl Jeff Thompson  Memberships $25 postmarked by August 28th, 1998, $30 postmarked by January 15th, 1999, $40 thereafter and "at the door" Make checks and money orders payable to "Katsu, Inc." "Club rates" and sundries will be in the Net.Flyer. Hotel Room Rates: $92/night for up to four people a room.(1-703-418-1234) Exhibitors Tables $TBA each, and each table includes two three-day memberships. For more information please write: Katsucon (or Katsu, Inc.) P.O. Box 8151 Reston, Virginia 20195-2051 email:katsucon@io.com Internet mailing list: katsucon-l@solaris.cc.vt.edu Web Page: http://www.io.com/~katsucon/ ----- Nan Desu Kon II --------------- [98.07] The last Nan Desu Kon was held July 17-19, 1998 at the Stapleton Plaza Hotel and Fitness Center. No information on the next event is available. Date: TBA Location: TBA Guests: TBA WWW: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Garden/8493/Nandesukon.html Tickets are TBA Rooms are $TBA Snail mail to the con goes to: Dionne LeBeau, 772 Chambers Rd #J206, Aurora, CO 80017 Email goes to: Keychan@frii.com ----- Neko-Con Ichi ------------- [98.09] Brought to you by the same crazy crew that spawned Katsucon, and by popular demand anime con-going returns for yet another Bash at the Beach! So come on down by the sea, and wave the end of the summer blahs good-bye at the place where it all began. What kind of con is Neko-con? It's a weekend of Fun, Thrills, Chills and an assortment of the strangest things you will see, do and hear. This is a party con folks, plain and simple Dates: October 2-4, 1998 Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Virginia Beach, VA Japanese Guest Of Honor Hiroyuki Kitazume - Reknown Character Designer and creator. (Moldiver, Megazone 23 III, Armitage III, etc. Other Guests Steve Bennett * American Veteran of Japanese Anime Industry * Animator whose works include: Urusei Yatsura - Cat's Eye - Pro Wrestler Sanshiro U.Y. Movie "Only You" and Final Yamato * The Alimighty Sensei of Cel Painting! Jessica Calvello * Voice Actress, ADV Films Robert DeJesus * Fomerly of Antarctic Press as artist for, Ninja High School, Ninja High School Year Book, Ninja High School Swim Suit Annual and Ninja High School Spotlight on Bob DeJesus. * Inker for Adam Warren's Bubble Gum Crisis comic, published by Dark Horse Comics and Studio Proteus. * Founder and Head of Studio Capsule Colleen Doran * Founder of Aria Press * Publisher of "A Distant Soil" * Guest Artist for Robotech: Art 2, Xxxenophile comic series, and CCG. * The hardest working woman in the American Comics Industry Kuni Kimura * Executive Producer of IronKat Studios * Translator * Publisher Tristan MaCavery * Voice Actress, ADV Films Steve Pearl * Moderator and keeper of the online anime lists * Oversee-er of the FAQ's Fred Perry * Creator, Writer, and Artist for Antarctic Press' Gold Digger comic series. * Frequent guest artist for Antarctic Press' Ninja High School series and crossover series. Jeff Thompson * Right Stuf International Elin Winkler and Pat Duke * The Genius' behind Radio Comix * Publishers of, Genus, Furrlough and other fine Anthropomorphic titles. Toshifumi Yoshida * Viz Communications Memberships $30 until September 14, 1998 $35 at the door The One Day Rate has yet to be determined. Hotel Room Rates: $98/night for single, double, triple or quad per room per night. Please mention Katsucon when making reservations. Hotel guest parking is $4 a day flat fee, others are $1.50 an hour to a $6 max. Exhibitors Tables $200 each, and each table includes two three-day memberships. Hotel Information Holiday Inn Executive Center 5655 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 499-4400 $80 per room per night for Single to Quad Occupany Please mention Neko-Con when making reservations Mail questions, comments or reg info to: Neko-Con P.O.Box 11582 Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-1582 Make all cheques or money orders out to: Neko-Con DO NOT SEND CASH Email: wingman@jurai.net WWW: http://www.eskimo.com/~nekocon Internet mailing list: Send a email message to neko-list-request@sectionnine.com In the SUBJECT header of the message write, "subscribe" ----- Otakon ------ [98.08] OTAKON is the oldest and largest East Coast anime/manga convention, organized by the non-profit organization OTAKORP. Now in its fifth year, OTAKON is held annually in the North Eastern US. OTAKON'95 won the Tezuka award for Best Fan Project! This year's Otakon was held August 7-8-9, 1998 at the Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Arlington, VA. No new info is available for next year's con. Dates: TBA Location: TBA visit http://www.otakon.com for the latest info CONFIRMED GUESTS STEVE PEARL - Veteran net.personality. - Visit Steve's web page at http://www.cybercomm.net/~starbuck JEFF THOMPSON (The Right Stuf International) - Former Editor of Animenominous, and all-around industry insider OTHER GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED LAST YEAR'S GUESTS: Shoji Kawamori, Hiro, many others EVENTS TBA REGISTRATION INFORMATION TBA HOTEL INFORMATION: TBA OTAKON 1998 phone: (814) 867-3478 661A Waupelani Drive email: info@otakon.com State College, PA 16801 www: http://www.otakon.com ----- Project: A-Kon -------------- [97.06] Project A-Kon was the very first National Anime-Based convention, is an annual event, and has been run for 8 continuous years! Run professionally, by fans who believe 'professional' doesn't have to mean 'unapproachable' or 'cold'. Gaining reputation as the best party con around, A-Kon draws folks from other areas of fandom to make for a HUGE 3-day fannish party with lots to do and lots of people to meet! DATE: TBA PLACE: TBA Last year's GOH: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Scott Frazier, Bang Ippongi, Michi Yamato Guests: Steve Bennett, Will Allison & David Hsieh, Pat Duke ADMISSION PRICE: TBA HOTEL PRICE: TBA For more information: write: Project: A-Kon 3352 Broadway Blvd., Suite 470, Garland, TX 75043 Phone: 214-278-6850, Fax: 214-278-6935 WWW: http://www.cyberramp.net/~phoenix/akon.html email: phoenix@cyberramp.net ----- Project Z-Kon ------------- [95.02.13] Project Z-Kon is an annual mini-con held 6 months from A-Kon. The name has since changed to Con-ichiwa. (See Con-ichiwa) ----- RoboCon 10 ---------- [98.07] On the Anniversary year of the SDF-1's landing, RoboCon 1999 is here! Date: October 15-17 1999 Location: Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County, CA American Guests: Richard Epcar, Alexandra Kenworthy, Carl Macek, Arlon Ober, Tony Oliver, Greg Snegoff, Dan Woren Membership Rates: (3-Day) $30 Before January 1st, 1999, $35 Before June 1st, 1999, $40 Before October 1st, 1999 Hotel Prices: 95/night (714) 634-4500 For more information write ROBOCON 1999, P.O. Box 53651, Irvine, CA 92619 Email: ROBOCON99@aol.com Web Site: www.robocon.org ----- Shinnenkai ---------- [97.01] [Information for 1999 not yet available] Shinnenkai, the European Anime Convention. DATE: January 2-4, 1998 PLACE: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, England Guests: Chisa Yokoyama, the voice of Sasami in Tenchi Muyo! (and a pop singer in her own right) Fred Perry (creator of GoldDigger) Helen McCarthy, Editor of Anime FX, author of two authoritative books on anime. Steve Kyte, Highly respected artist and designer of Anime FX ADMISSION PRICE: The Price for the con is 35 for 3 days, or 15/day at the door HOTEL PRICE: TBA For more information, please write: Shinnenkai PO Box 3038 Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3JT, England. Email: shinnenkai@hpsound.demon.co.uk WWW: http://www.hpsound.demon.co.uk/shinnenkai/ --------------------------------Cut Here-------------------------------------- Steve The OEM of raai --- Stephen Pearl (Starbuck) steve@otaking.com <http://www.cybercomm.net/~starbuck/index.html> "If we get the transient FAQs, then we'll feel the info-high" -Sharon Apple, _Information High_