April 13th 2014, 18:02 CDT | Author: Oklahoma

So as Head of Photography again this year I managed to take absolutely 0 pictures; but that doesn't mean my staff didn't.  Photography this year took thousands of pictures at Anime Detour.  Now as promised they will be posted, but please give us some time to go through them, edit, sort, and upload them.  We will start having them up around the end of the month at:

Lost And Found

April 7th 2014, 22:54 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

If you lost an item during the convention please fill out the form below. We will do our best to re-unite you with your items. 

Lost and Found

We appreciate your feedback!

April 7th 2014, 22:50 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

Thanks for another wonderful year at Anime Detour. We value feedback from everyone so we can make our convention better every year. If everyone could please take the time to fill out a feedback form we would love to have your input. When giving comments, please be descriptive. "I don't like X" isn't as helpful as "X could be improved if Y was done". 
Simple Feedback

Specific Feedback

Anime Detour App for Windows Phone

April 2nd 2014, 23:19 CDT | Author: John Koniges

In addition to iOS and Android, we now have our app availiable for Windows Phone. Follow the link below to get it for your phone.

Hotel Arrangements - no more transfers needed

April 2nd 2014, 14:32 CDT | Author: Josh S

Hotel Arrangements - no more transfers needed.  Because of the generous help of some of your fellow Detour attendees we have made it to our transfer goal.

Dungeon Marauders

April 2nd 2014, 13:58 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Anime Detour will be the first ever location for the convention specific features of Dungeon Marauders (A Dungeon Delving Card Game for iOS). Get the free game on your phone (, and watch for the posters around the hotel to scan for the Anime Detour specific dungeon. Defeating the Anime Detour dungeon will reward you with an exclusive monster! Also, watch for the Boss button on the main menu to come up. That indicates that there is a dragon in the area that people need to work together to kill. Everyone who helps kill the dragon will get loot.

Learn more about Dungeon Marauders at:

Use of Electronic Cigarettes is prohibited in the Hotel

April 1st 2014, 17:39 CDT | Author: Josh S

We had a couple of people come to us and ask if electronic cigarettes or eCigs were permitted in the hotel.  The answer has finally come back to us, and at this time it is the hotel's policy that e-cigs are the same as their tobacco smoking policy. Outdoor use only at least 25’ away from public entrances.

We understand that some may feel differently about this and wish to argue the point, please do not.  The hotel has their policy in place and we ask that for the duration of the convention you respect that.  Anime Detour will be providing a heated tent (now with lights!) again this year for all of your smoking needs.  We ask that all of our smokers please use this area and keep the enterances free of smoking.

Shuttle service between the Crowne and DoubleTree

April 1st 2014, 17:30 CDT | Author: Josh S

We will have regular shuttle service between the Overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza Bloomington and the DoubleTree Bloomington.  The shuttles will run every 30 minutes non-stop starting Friday morning at 8am, through Sunday at 8pm.

Overflow Rooms at Crowne - still available

April 1st 2014, 17:30 CDT | Author: Josh S

Anime Detour still has some rooms available at the overflow Hotel in the AD Block

To book at room at the Crowne, in the AD Room Block please follow this link:

Or you can just visit the Crowne's website:  - Enter check-in of 4/4 and check-out of 4/6 and click Book now, and then use the code ADT for the Detour room rate.  You can extend your stay after you have booked your room if you like.


Social Media At Con

April 1st 2014, 07:08 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Anime Detour is almost here! If you want the latest information at con make sure to follow @animedetour on Twitter. Our offical hashtag for the year is #AD2014. Can't wait to see everyone this year and all the fun thats already in the works. See everyone Friday!

Overflow Hotel for Anime Detour - Update

March 26th 2014, 10:54 CDT | Author: Ted

The Hotel team has expanded the block at the Crown Plaza for rooms.

Crowne Plaza Bloomington
5401 Green Valley Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: 952-831-8000

Feel free to call in and ask to book the room under Anime Detour, or use Booking code ADT. We have also extended the reservation window with the Crowne Plaza until midnight on March 31st.

If you have any questions please contact the AD Hotel Department at

Anime Detour Mobile App

March 24th 2014, 10:00 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Anime Detour is proud to announce the mobile app for both Android and iOS this year. To make the app this year we had to start from scratch so some Android users may notice a few features missing from last year. We will be putting those features back in for next year! 



Android app on Google Play iOS app on iTunes


Cosplay Contest news

March 23rd 2014, 21:13 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

The Cosplay Contest is full and no longer taking entries. If you have any questions, please stop by our table on Friday between noon and 6pm.

See you at Detour!

Overflow Hotel for Anime Detour

March 19th 2014, 19:22 CDT | Author: Kari

We apologize for the short notice, but we would like to provide information regarding this year's overflow hotel.

Our overflow hotel this year is the Crowne Plaza Bloomington (5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437), and can be reached at 952-831-8000.

Feel free to call in and ask to book the room under Anime Detour, or use Booking code ADT. You can reserve a room at the Crowne Plaza until midnight on March 28th.

We will be having a shuttle on the hour marks to the Overflow to provide transit. 

If you have any questions please contact the AD Hotel Department at


Anime Detour Volunteers

March 17th 2014, 12:43 CDT | Author: Andrew L.

Attention attendees,

Are you interested in helping out at the con? If so, please check out our Volunteer Department Webpage for information on the different positions.

The following link will direct you to the requested volunteer hours for this year. AD Volunteer Requests


This year we also have a new prize layout:

2 hours: Small items.

4 hours: Access to the Volunteer Consuite.

6 hours: Invitation to the volunteer picnic + Pocky or Ramune.

8 hours: DVD or Manga.

10 hours: Volunteer T-shirt + Wall scroll/ Tumbler / CD / or Plushie.

12 hours: Season set.

14 hours: Series set.

16 hours: You will have to come to the con to find out.


Any questions, feel free to contact the volunteer department at

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