ATC & PacSet Tours: Anime De-Tour 2!

May 3rd 2013, 18:38 CDT

Did you miss out on your chance to head to Japan with us last year? Well we're going back! In May 2014 PacSet Tours and Anime Detour are heading back to Japan. Come join us for the chance of a lifetime. 

This opportunity is open to everyone! You do not need to be registered for Anime Detour or be a member of ATC to attend. For more information, see the link below.

Lost And Found

April 22nd 2013, 20:32 CDT

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.

We appreciate your feedback!

April 21st 2013, 17:26 CDT

Our Feed form is open at, please take some time and tell us about your time at Detour. We want to make every year better than the last. 

More Charity Auction Items!

April 18th 2013, 09:47 CDT

We've just gotten word that we have even more suprises for everyone at the Chairty Auction. How does a Neon Genesis Evangelion Box (new/uncirculated) that was a prototype created for a tenth anniversary set that ended up not being released sound to you? And even more. All Items will be on display on the first floor of the Hotel in what used to be the Chapel (around the corner from the Video rooms and next to the North Tower Elevators).

All proceeds from the Charity Auction will go the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.

Take a Peek at

More rooms still available at the DoubleTree

April 17th 2013, 12:53 CDT

Its inevitable that every year we have a sizeable number of room cancellations just before the convention.  Which is good luck for any of you who are still looking for a room to stay in.


So to that end we've just finished speaking to the DoubleTree and they have asked for us to have anyone interested in a reservation please call the front desk to set that up at this time.  If, when you call, you are told that reservations need to go through Anime Detour, please ask them to check with Stephanie Bennett (head of room revenue at the DoubleTree Bloomington) as she and Anime Detour have authorized for reservations to be made at the front desk for available rooms.  If you are still unable to make a reservation please email us and we will work to resolve the issue.  You can also attempt to call again at a later time, as sometimes the front desk will ring over to the national reservations network and they are not always as up to date as the front desk staff are.
You can make a reservation by calling: 1-952-835-7800
If it rings more than three times and than appears to pause and start ringing again it is likely going to the national desk.  We recommend that you hang-up and call back in 5-10 minutes to try again.
We know for a fact that at the time of this post there will be 6 kings, 3 suites ($374/night), and one cabana ($139/night) room being made available shortly (after 1pm CST).  Please note that the cabana room will be near all of the parties and will not have any noise restrictions.

Anime Detour 2013: Essays Of Construction

April 16th 2013, 09:14 CDT

We here at Anime Detour were looking for your favorite memories of Anime Detour from the last ten years! Our Decade of Construction Short Essay Contest asked for 250-500 word essays that describe your favorite memories of Anime Detour, or a brief destription of what Detour has meant to you. Check out our Contest Winners:

Tadao Tomomatsu

April 15th 2013, 07:26 CDT

Due to professional committments, Tadao Tomomatsu will not be appearing at Anime Detour this year. He has already confirmed he will return to Anime Detour in 2014 and we can't wait to see him then.

Anime Detour 2013 Schedule & Android App

April 14th 2013, 21:24 CDT

This is our final Schedule for 2013! You can download the entire program book as a PDF as well as see what panels are scheduled.

If you would like to Install our ConPanion App to your Android Phone, you can go to Anime Detour ConPanion or scan the QR Code Below.

We will unfortunately not have an iOS Application this year. To view the scedule on your iPhone / Blackberry you can go to

Food Drive At Anime Detour

April 14th 2013, 15:31 CDT

This year, there will be a food drive event called “The Can Town Project”. We will be collecting food donations and building a town out of them! Go check it out in the Garden Court on Saturday, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Note: If you bring your food donations to the new room for Charity Auction items, the Lobby Conference Room, on Friday (12pm – 8pm), or Saturday (10am – 1pm), you could enter our raffle for a chance win prizes, one of which is a free Anime Detour membership for 2014! Every donation will be given to the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

Feel free to contact Val Campion ( with any questions.

Overflow Hotels and Shuttle service announcement

April 14th 2013, 14:16 CDT

As we have been so far successful in placing people in the additional rooms gained at the Sofitel and cancelled rooms at the DoubleTree no official overflow hotel has been necessary or setup.   As such we also will not be having shuttle service to any of the nearby hotels as there is no official stop or overflow to work with.  We do not yet have a final count on room cancellations, but if you are still looking for a room please email with your name, room type that you are hoping to get, and check-in/out dates.  We can't guarentee room types or a room, but so far we have been able to place everyone who have contacted us.

Minneapolis Pokemon DS League At Anime Detour

April 12th 2013, 12:35 CDT

Hey guys, don't forget to being your Nintendo DS and Pokemon Black / White, or Black 2 / White 2 games to compete the Pokémon League Challenge here at Anime Detour!
Fight Gym Leaders, collect badges and earn your way to the top to challenge our very own Elite 4!

Come to the panel 3:30pm Friday in Plaza 2 to learn all the rules and get registered or if you can not make it, you can also register in the Game Room.

If you have any questions, please contact the League on Facebook or by Email.

Anime Detour Charity Auction

April 9th 2013, 21:18 CDT

Once again Anime Detour will be having their Charity Auction on Sunday of the convention. All proceeds from the Charity Auction will go the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund. The year of the Tsunami we raised $36,000 and then last year we gave $28,000 to the Japan Relief Fund which helped rebuilding from the Tsunami. 

This year we want your help in breaking that record. Please take a look at our sneak peek of what we have in the Charity Auction for this year.

And if you really want to see what we have in store, take a look at this Detour Quilt that will be in the auction. made from all of the old Anime Detour shirts. 
Anime Detour Quilt

Community Outreach - Carrie Savage

April 8th 2013, 23:38 CDT

Anime Detour and Anime Twin Cities once again needs your help to help someone very near and dear to us. You helped us with Greg Ayres, and then helped us help Richard Townsend. Now please help us help Carrie Savage who has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Please visit our Community Outreach page for details and help us help Carrie. Please Share this with whomever you can and get the word out. We know how generous the Anime Community can be and we would love nothing more than see it once again.

FUNimation Premiere Announcements

April 6th 2013, 23:42 CDT

Anime Detour is proud to announce we will be featuring two premieres from FUNimation in the video rooms this year:

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar will be shown Saturday (4/20) at 10:30 AM in Atrium 7.

Appleseed XIII will be shown Sunday (4/21) at 1:00 PM in Atrium 7 as part of the Anime Detour Mystery Block, check the at the door listings to see what else we have lined up for the Mystery Block.

April Fools!

April 2nd 2013, 00:28 CDT

We hope everyone had a nice April fools day. We would like to thank Studio ONY for their wonderful artwork in our prank. And we would like to thank all our other Guests of Honor for their wonderful sense of humor and grace.

We want to offically welcome everyone to the new Anime Detour website. The main website should be formatting much better when viewed on mobile devices. If you see any bugs with our new layout please email the webteam. Please note that when viewed on Internet Explorer 8 and lower(Win XP users) the site will not format to best fit your browser. For best experience please use Chrome or Firefox if you are on Windows XP.

See everyone in less than 3 weeks!

P.S. If you missed out April Fools site and want to use it as your default Anime Detour theme, you may use the following link: My Little Detour.

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