First three auctions are live!

January 30th 2015, 19:27 CST | Author: kganann

The first three auctions are up, with proceeds going to the ATC Community Fund, The Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library!  Three more auctions go live tomorrow at 7pm! Happy bidding!

They're HERE!

January 29th 2015, 19:59 CST | Author: kganann

We promised you that if you watched this space you would find out how you could bid to win one of ten final memberships, and here's the scoop!  Starting tomorrow at 7pm CST auctions will begin to go live on eBay for the final ten memberships to Anime Detour!  Six auctions will be for single memberships while two will be for a pair of memberships so you can bring a friend!  Charities that will benefit from these auctions include the Friends of the Hennepin County and St. Paul Public Libraries, the Bloomington-Izumi and St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and our own Community Fund, dedicated to helping fandom in need - be sure to bid for your favorite charities!  As each auction goes live we will post a link here and let you know when the next will be up!  They're HERE!  The final ten memberships to Anime Detour - don't miss out!

2015 AMV contest

January 20th 2015, 22:40 CST | Author: Andrew L.

The 2015 Anime Music Video Contest is now open for business! Please be sure to review the contest information before submitting your entry.

The panel submission deadline will be March 1st, 2015, so sign up to be on a panel today!


One More Chance to Go... or rather, Ten!

January 18th 2015, 19:48 CST | Author: kganann

Registration is closed, but your chance to go to Anime Detour this year isn't quite gone yet!  Anime Twin Cities has added ten registrations to be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity!  We're still finalizing the details, but watch this space for when the final ten registrations start to go up, and details on how you can still go to Anime Detour 2015: There Is No Cure!

Photo Shoot Submission Form is OPEN!

January 18th 2015, 08:45 CST | Author: Andrew L.

Photo Shoot Submissions are open.  Bear in mind, the area that group shots are done in is 20' x 20' so plan accordingly.  Time and space may be limited to accommodate other programs that may take place in the garden court.

To access the form, click HERE.

Registration for Anime Detour 2015 is now closed

January 17th 2015, 18:42 CST | Author: John Koniges

At this time, Anime Detour 2015 has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting new registrations. If you have mailed your registration and it is postmarked by today (Jan 17th, 2015), it will still be accepted. Any new forms postmarked after this date will be returned.

If you are still interested in attending but haven't registered, you will have two options:

  1. Anime Twin Cities will be auctioning off 10 memberships, which 100% of the proceeds will be going to local charities we will announce in the coming weeks. We will keep you informed when we announce the charities these badges will support.
  2. You may be able to find someone that is willing to transfer their membership to you. All transfers must adhere to our transfer policies, which can be found on our FAQ page. Anime Detour does not keep track of waiting lists of individuals looking for transfers or lists of those with memberships available to transfer. Also note that all transfers are done on your own and at your own risk. Anime Detour is not responsible for any third party transaction nor the result of any such transaction. Again, transfers are done at your own risk. Ask the transferring party for proof that the membership exists before accepting it to help avoid getting scammed. A downloadable version of our transfer form can be found on the registration page.

If you have any questions regarding registration or transfers, don't hesitate to contact us at ad_register at animedetour dot com.

PacSet Tours Announces Anime De-tour 3.0!

January 13th 2015, 14:33 CST | Author: John Koniges

Want to go to Japan with your fellow con-goers? Sign up today for one of the most memorable trips you will ever take. Fly into Hokkaido and start your trip south as you visit festivals, amazing views, and some of the best cultural experiances you can get as you make your way south to Tokyo. 

If you are interested you can join them for their panel this year at Anime Detour where they will go over their last tour which was last June and discuss the fantastic plans for this next tour.

Space is limited, so sign up soon. For details please go to:

Anime Twin Cities presents: Outpost Anime!

January 11th 2015, 21:04 CST | Author: Heather B

Counting the days until Anime Detour? Escape the long, cold months between now and the convention by joining us at our first winter festival: Outpost Anime!

January 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Geek Partnership Society Suite 106/107
The Waterbury Building
1121 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Admission for this event is FREE! There will be concessions and other items available for sale, but there is no charge to attend the event.

Tentative Schedule:
Viewing Room: 1-6 PM
Board Games: 1-9 PM

1-2 PM: Open drawing/painting
2-3 PM: Perler beads
3-4 PM: Miniature top hats
4-5 PM: Plushie making
5-6 PM: Cookie/cupcake decorating
6-7 PM: Origami
7-9 PM: Open drawing/painting

Special Events:
4:30-5:30 PM: Party games for prizes
6 PM: Cosplay Contest (popular vote)
6:30-7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" entry construction
7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" contest (popular vote)
8-9 PM: Werewolf game

Brave the frozen tundra and join us at the Outpost!

Event on Facebook:

Event on

Anime Detour 2015 Fanfiction Contest is Now Accepting Entries!

January 4th 2015, 16:58 CST | Author: Jonas_Sollers

Is there a fandom that you just can’t get enough of? 

Anime Detour’s Fanfiction Contest is your opportunity to explore the fandom that you love, and share your fan-created works with the world!  Well, with the Detour community at least.  The 2015 Anime Detour Fanfiction Contest is now accepting entries.  So, weave us a tale and send in your entries by March 7th, 2015.

Please send your entries or questions to our writing contest team.

ATC & This is Geek Partner for Gaming Event

December 10th 2014, 10:23 CST | Author: John Koniges

Anime Twin Cities is proud to announce its partnership with This is Geek by being a sponsor of Digital Destruction at the Ramada Mall of America, May 8th and 9th, 2015.

Digital Destruction will feature LAN, console and tabletop gaming, as well as gaming tournaments and arcade machines. You can also talk to representatives from the gaming industry about how they got started in the field. There is a small fee for entering the tournaments; however, this fee is discounted if you have an Anime Detour 2015 badge. General admission is FREE!

This is Geek is getting help from Anime Twin Cities to make Digital Destruction a (mostly) free event. If you also want to help them reach their goal, they are running a GoFundMe with rewards such as stickers, shirts, and buttons, in addition to their eternal gratitude. To help their campaign, go to the URL below.

For more information, please visit their website at:

Please submit your Video Game Requests!

December 3rd 2014, 06:39 CST | Author: Troy M.

A New Foe Has Appeared! 
What video games would you like to see at Anime Detour 2015? What Tournaments would you like to participate in?
Anime centric fighting games? Burger King PocketBike Racer?  Let us know!
Please keep in mind that all of the systems and games used at Detour are provided by staff and attendees. We are always appreciative of help in this area. Please let us know if you can help loan a system and/or games by dropping us a line at
If you are suggesting a game and/or tournament, please let us know if you will be able to help us out by loaning it to us!
Please submit this form for Tournament ideas:
Please submit this form for Gaming Event ideas:
Please help us do our best to create the Gaming experience you would like to have!

Hotel Update for 2015

November 15th 2014, 12:38 CST | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

With this post the DoubleTree is SOLD OUT.

If you want to go on the wait list for rooms, please email our hotel department at We always have rooms that free up as we get closer to the hotel, however we have wonderful overflow hotel options as well.


Overflow Hotels

Sheraton Bloomington

This hotel is across the street and within walking distance. Sheraton Bloomington (Formerly Sofitel) is also on a flex scale.

1 or 2 people in the room it is $129.00 per night
3 people in the room is $154.00 per night
4 people in the room is $179.00 per night

Go ahead and give them a call if you would like to setup a reservation. Their number is (952) 835-1900 and mention that you are with Anime Detour 2015.

The Crowne Plaza

We will have a 24 hour shuttle service between the Crowne Plaze and the convention.

The Crowne Plaza will also be available, with a rate of $109.00 per night. You have two ways of placing a reservation with them. You can call them at (952) 831-8000 and mention at that you with Anime Detour 2015 or you can go online (Crown Plaza Anime Detour Online Reservation) and use the group code ANI. As with last year, we will have shuttle going between the Crowne Plaza and the DoubleTree all weekend long.


We are looking forward to seeing you all at Detour 2015: There is no Cure!

Hotel Reminder

November 11th 2014, 10:57 CST | Author: Ted

Hello Everyone,

Our launch of the hotel rooms for attendees is fast approaching. Just a general reminder, 12 PM on Saturday, 11/15/14 it will go live. We will have people on hand to answer questions and emails as soon as things go live and to troubleshoot all issues.

We would like to ensure that everyone who wants a room is able to get them, so please keep in mind our two Over Flow hotels.

Thank you for your time,
Anime Detour Hotel Team

Room Parties submission form NOW OPEN!

November 3rd 2014, 18:48 CST | Author: Andrew L.

Hey all! We are please to announce the Room Parties submission form is officially live and taking your submissions! We would also like to announce some changes to the Anime Detour Room Parties policies that you should be aware of if you’re interested in hosting a room party at Anime Detour 2015.

General changes:

● All room party hosts and their volunteers must be registered for the convention. No exceptions.

Changes to party hour requirements:

● Parties must be open a minimum 4 hours on Friday and 4 hours on Saturday.

● Parties cannot open before 3pm on Friday as the convention has not yet started.

● Barring emergencies, parties must be open for all of their stated hours. If there is an emergency and the party needs to open late or close early, the party hosts should contact the Room Parties team via Operations.

For parties that wish to serve alcohol:

● Parties may only serve alcohol during their stated open hours.

○ AD will badge alcohol-serving parties at the door. If there is no badger, the party cannot be open.

● Parties must still card for government-issued ID before serving alcohol to anyone. 

Click here to go to the Room Parties Program page and submit your party idea. We hope to hear from you soon!

What videos do you want to see at Detour?

October 30th 2014, 10:36 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

October 31st is the last day to submit titles on the Video Suggestion Form. If there is a show you would like to see featured at Anime Detour, please fill out the form. Thanks.
Form can be found here.

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