Anime Detour Hotel Full

January 13th 2014, 12:43 CST

The Anime Detour Hotel is full at this time.  The waiting list rooms appear to have not worked as planned and so we will be working with our reservations people at the hotel to get that fixed.  We will make an announcement when the waiting list rooms are ready.  In the mean time please hold off from emailing the hotel team asking about the waiting list, if rooms are available, or if we have overflow hotels yet.

Email us if you would like the dates of your reservation changed along with your full name that was used to make the reservation.

Overflow hotels, we will announce these when they are ready.  The Sheraton (formerly Sofitel) will be coming later in an announcement as well.

Groups - the groups code appears to not have allowed multiple rooms at once so we working to get that fixed as well.  We will be notifying groups via email when that is fixed.

January 13th 2014, 12:00 CST

The Anime Detour Hotel Reservation System link:

1. Under "Please select your guest type", select ATTENDEES
2. Book your room

You must book at least Friday and Saturday nights.  No more than two rooms may be booked under a name.  Any additonal will be cancelled.  Rooms are first come, first serve.

Overflow rooms at other hotels will be available at a future date.

There will be a waiting list.  You will have the option book a room "waiting list" room if the hotel is full.  These are limited (a certain percentage of rooms are always cancelled).

Hotel Reservation System going live at Noon today - Watch Facebook and

January 13th 2014, 10:01 CST

Please stay tuned to both and for the reservation system link.  We strongly recommend that you watch the facebook page as it will likely be able to handle the traffic load much more effectively.

Registration for Anime Detour 2014 is now closed

January 3rd 2014, 23:58 CST

At this time, Anime Detour 2014 has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting new registrations. If you have mailed your registration and it is postmarked by today (Jan 3rd, 2014), 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 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.

Scott S.
Anime Detour Registration Sub-Head

Anime Detour 2014 Almost Full!

January 3rd 2014, 12:00 CST

Anime Detour 2014 is almost full, so many sure you take the time to register as soon as possible! There will be NO at door registrations, so please plan accordingly. We can't wait to see you this year, so make sure you purchase your membership ASAP.

Hotel Reservations going live - January 13th - Noon

December 31st 2013, 13:14 CST

The Hotel system will be going live January 13th around Noon CST.  Please keep an eye on the website for the reservation link.

If you have an official group registration with Anime Detour, please email the hotel team (see email below) to request the special group room block code.  Your group must meet the official Detour group registration guidelines (school club, community group, etc) and have registered for your badges as a group in order to qualify.  This room block will allow your group to have rooms together on the same floor and book multiple rooms (3+) at a time.

Room Parties will similarly have a special code sent to them by the Room Parties team once they have finalized their selections.  If you are a planning to host a Room Party and would like a separate sleeping room you will want to reserve that when the hotel system goes live on the 13th.

Contact AD Hotel:

Anime Detour 2014 Dealer Room: Application Form Now Open

November 3rd 2013, 16:56 CST

We are looking for courteous, flexible, cooperative, patient dealers selling quality merchandise who can provide a fun and happy atmosphere to the shopping experience of our convention attendees. All applicants that feel they can meet this criteria are welcome to apply.

Interested in Advertising?

October 28th 2013, 22:07 CDT

Interested in advertising your business in Anime Detour's program book? Our rates are reasonable ($50 for a half page) and our convention books are printed for our 5000+ attendees as well as posted on our website for all to access. The advertising form is now open, but will close on February 1, 2014, so be sure to submit your requests soon as space is limited. Our marketing team will review all ad requests for content/space/diversity as they are submitted, and we will respond to requests shortly after the form closes.

Advertising rates are as follows:
Back cover (full color): $150. Ad must be full-color CMYK sized at 5.5"w x 7.5"h
Inside cover (black/white - if available): $125. Ad must be grayscale sized at 5.5"w x 7.5"h
Interior full page: $100. Ad must be grayscale sized at 4.875" w x 7.6875"h.
Interior half page: $50. Ad must be grayscale sized at 4.875"w x 3.84875"h

Time to Party! Room Party Submissions OPEN!

October 14th 2013, 06:21 CDT

Hey folks, let's party! The room parties submission form is now open! If you have an exciting idea for a way to turn a hotel room into a fun space, whether you've done this before or not, we want to hear it. Get your idea in before February 1st, 'cause that's when we're taking it down. Hope to hear from you soon! :D

Artist Alley Form - Now Open

October 2nd 2013, 14:32 CDT

Attention Artists!  Artist Alley applications are now being accepted. The deadline to apply for a table is October 31st.  Please look at our Artist Information page for more details and a link to the form. 

Guest Announcements

September 15th 2013, 17:31 CDT

Anime Detour is proud to announce two new guests this year, Chris Cason and Tony Oliver. We are also proud to announce the return of Kyle Herbert! Please take a look at our Guest page for more information. The guests for Anime Detour 2014 have all been invited and will be announcing them as soon as we can!

If you would like to suggest a guest for Anime Detour 2015, we have opened our Guest Suggestion Form. Due to scheduling of guests this list is for 2015, we need more than a year to get many guests becausing of scheduling. If you want to see someone at Anime Detour this is the place to ask!


Video Suggestion Form - Now Open

September 12th 2013, 19:54 CDT

This year the Video department is going against the grain with our con-theme room, for obvious reasons. In addition to your regular requests of titles you would like to see at Detour, we are looking for anime titles where either the manga was made after the anime, the anime was produced at the same time as the manga, or the anime does not have a manga at all. We are calling our anti-con theme room "The Anime Came First". Please indicate on the form whether you are making a regular request, or are suggesting a title for the anti-con theme room. The Video Suggestion Form is located here:

Join ATC at Geek.Kon!

August 21st 2013, 17:06 CDT

Anime Twin Cities will be hosting a room party at Geek.Kon this weekend! Stop on by the party for fun, refreshments, and to learn more about the work of Anime Twin Cities. You might also have the chance to hang out with some of your favorite staffers from Anime Detour!

Anime Detour 2014 Registration Now Open!

June 28th 2013, 09:00 CDT

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting registrations for Anime Detour 2014! Rates are as follows:

Opening of Registration through September 30th, 2013: $45
October 1st through December 31st, 2013: $50
January 1st through February 28th, 2014: $55
Sponsorship: $150
Community Sponsorship: $250 ($100 goes to the Anime Twin Cities Community Fund)

Please register early as we will fill up fast. Our cap this year will remain the same as last year. 

We look forward to having you join us on our 11th year!

Community Outreach Update - Carrie Savage

May 13th 2013, 22:13 CDT

We are at $4,965 of our $6,000 goal. Thank you everyone that has donated so far. We're getting much closer to achieving our goal and just need that last little push to cross the finish line. Please check out our community fund page for details.

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