Hotel Update 2
To our members: The Sheraton is currently full, please do not try to contact them requesting a room. We have started sending over the first batches of room requests to the Sheraton to be turned into full reservations. If you made a hotel room request last year and your request confirmation number is under 5000 you can expect to start hearing from the Sheraton within the coming weeks. The next batch is being prepared and will be sent over within a week or so. This will be another 100 to 150 reservations. After that we will be filling any remaining space and than moving on to filling the Sofitel. If you do not make it into the Sheraton and you are next in order received you will be offered space at the Sofitel. Request confirmation numbers around 5400 will likely be receiving placement in the Sofitel. Once the Sofitel is filled all remaining requests will be notified via email and offered alternative overflow hotels nearby.
Live Action GANTZ coming to US theaters for one day only!
GANTZ is coming to theaters on January 20th and this is your chance to see it in theaters. For more information please check out the official event website here. The official trailer and a ticket finder are below.
Hotel Update 1
The Hotel Reservation Request form is closing at this time. Requests will be processed starting in January and the first reservation confirmation emails, with room assignments, will be sent out sometime by late January. The Sheraton will be contacting reservations shortly after receiving the confirmation email and room assignment from Anime Detour. Once the hotel has been filled up, a waiting list will be created. We have arranged for overflow at the Sofitel Hotel (next to the Sheraton - very short walk) for $114/night for a King, $119 for a Double bed, and $119 for a King with Roll-a-way. All reservations for the Sofitel will be handled by Detour and will be offered first to those on the waiting list.
AMV Contest Open and Panel Suggestions Now Available
The 2011 Anime Music Video Contest is now open for business! Please note, some of our rules have changed since 2010, so be sure to review the contest information before submitting your entry.
We also now have a preliminary list of attendee submitted panels/events for the 2011 convention available at the Programming page. The panel submission deadline will be January 31, 2011, so sign up to be on a panel today!
Room Parties Wanted!
Anime Detour is still looking for more awesome room parties at the convention this year! If you would like to host an awesome room party send in a request. It's your awesome ideas for room parties that make this convention fun.
More Information on Room Parties can be found at: http://www.animedetour.com/roomparties
Minneapolis / St. Paul Asian Film Festival
We are pleased to let everyone know about the Minneapolis / St. Paul Asian Film Festival http://www.mspfilmfest.org/aff10/. This event shows the popularity of foreign film in the Twin Cities area and we would like your help supporting such a wonderful event.
Two of the films being shown will be anime movies which have not yet been released in the Twin Cities area. This is your chance to see some fantastic Anime movies before others can. Tickets are only $10 at the St. Anthony Main Theater.
Directed by: Takeshi Koike
Showtime: Sat, November 6th - 9:30
Information & Tickets http://www.mspfilmfest.org/aff10/content/redline
Known for frequent spectacular crashes and retro fashion sense, futuristic racer JP qualifies for a special race called Redline. When the government of Roboworld threatens any participant with death, JP feels a responsibility to his fans, and participates despite the danger. Called "somthing very special, very different, and insanely exhilarating" by Anime News Network.
Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
Showtime: Sat, November 13th - 4:30
Information & Tickets http://www.mspfilmfest.org/aff10/content/summer-wars
In this brilliantly inventive Japanese Anime, eleventh-grade math genius Kenji takes a summer job to impress his girlfriend, Natsuke, a position which leads him to the countryside to elaborate the 90th birthday of a spunky matriarch who herself belongs to an ancient clan. Half his job is to dance with Natsuke, the other to solve a mysterious equation that will end most of the world's social and business hijacking. Direction Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is seem as inheriting the mantle of famed Hayao Miyazaki with this dazzling film.
Guests Announced for 2011
We are proud to announce our guests of honor for the 2011 convention.
Head on over to our guests page for the list. Currently, only the list is available; bios and photos coming soon!
Video Suggestions Wanted!
The video needs your suggestions on what to watch this year at Detour! Please send in your suggestions at the video suggestion form!
Your voice will decide what we watch this year, so make yourself heard! Suggestions are due October 31st!
Hotel and Artist Alley open for registration!
Hotels are now open for Reservations. Make sure the you use your same name on your hotel reservations as you did with your Convention Registration(you have pre-registered right?). Any questions, e-mail our Hotel team.
Artist Alley is now also open for Registration. Any questions, e-mail our Art team. :)
All Good Things!
Welcome to the new Anime Detour website. We hope you find our site easier to navigate and ask for your help on us getting settled into our new online home.
If you find yourself having questions or find problems with the new website please contact the webteam and we will attempt to correct the issue as soon as possible. Webteam