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April 21st 2016, 21:45 CDT

Hey Everybody! Each year we try and make updates and changes to bring you a better convention. Here are some of our new features this year!



Guest Services

New Guests of Honor:

New Featured Artists:





We hope you're excited and like your new options!

More Parking and Shuttle Information

April 21st 2016, 11:46 CDT

Hello Anime Detour Attendees,


Overflow Parking Lots

The two overflow parking lots are the same as last year, however we are asking for a bit of help with these lots this year. Please be courteous to the employees who are working and also please keep the parking lots clean. The businesses who own these lots are graciously allowing us to use them.

Please do not park in any of the business parking lots that are not our official overflow lots. This includes Dairy Queen (the restaurant), Burger King, the strip mall nearby, etc. If you park in these lots you may be towed at your own expense.

If you are going to park in a handicap parking space, please make sure the tag is clearly visible and hanging from your rear view mirror, or you have valid license plates that permit your parking in these spots.

Shuttle Service

All shuttles are going to be from 11 AM on Friday, through Sunday at 6 PM. We have two shuttles running during the day (one standard school bus model, and one handicap lift bus), and will be running every thirty minutes. Both Buses are provided by Kottkes’ Bus Services.

During the hours of 2 am and 7 am, shuttle services will need to be requested at Operations. For all shuttles requested during these on call times, expect a 15 to 20 minute wait before departure to allow others to arrive. If you are at one of the overflow locations, you may contact the DoubleTree at 952-835-7800, and request to be connected to Operations.


The shuttle will go between the following locations and are marked by our signs:



LifeTouch Building

Crowne Plaza

International Dairy Queen Corporate Offices



Thank you for your time,

Anime Detour Hotel Department

Crunchyroll in Anime Detour Gaming Areas!

April 21st 2016, 15:37 CDT

Thanks to our friends at Crunchyroll, you will be able to enjoy Crunchyroll in both Gaming areas at Anime Detour! Keep an eye out in the VIdeo Gaming and Tabletop Gaming areas!

Anime Detour has Officially Sanctioned Magic & Pokemon Events!

April 20th 2016, 14:56 CDT

New this year to Anime Detour!  We have 5 Magic events officially sanctioned through the DCI.Come earn a few Planeswalker Points while having fun at Anime Detour!
Come play in either our sanctioned Legacy, Modern or Standard events.  Or choose one of our 2 sanctioned drafts!
We will have cards to sign up new players and the ability to search your DCI number in case you've lost your card or forgot your number.

We also have 2 offcially sanctioned Pokemon events this year!  Join our Professor Friday or Saturday! 

2D Con is Taking a Detour!

April 19th 2016, 21:09 CDT

2D Con will be in the Anime Detour Video Game room all weekend long giving Virtual Reality demos (Oculus Rift & Leap Motion) and running tournaments!  They will also be taking pre-registrations for 2D Con 2016 at the special rate of $20 open only to all registered Anime Detour staff and attendees!

Continuous Recording and You, an Anime Detour Update

April 16th 2016, 19:20 CDT

Many of you had noticed that earlier in the week we made a post banning Go-Pros from the convention. This is an update on that policy.

While Go-Pros and other continuous capture devices are allowed, we discourage the use of that feature as it is prohibited by Doubletree and Hilton policy to photograph and record their staff.

We have had a long standing policy of if you come to the convention you consent to be photographed or filmed, however the staff of the hotel are not convention attendees, they are simply people doing their jobs, out of respect for that we strongly discourage the use of continuous recording on any device.

Parking Update - Overflow and Shuttle Services

April 17th 2016, 12:11 CDT

Hello Anime Detour Attendees,


We have some fantastic news today. Our overflow parking lots are the same as last year; however the big change is our Shuttle Service. Our Shuttle Service will be stopping at both the Sheraton and the Crowne Plaza, as well as the overflow parking lots, and running starting Friday at 12 Noon till Sunday at 6 PM. It will be making stops every 30 minutes.


Below is our parking lot and area map.

Pickup locations are marked by our signs!


Thank you for your time,

Anime Detour Hotel Department

Prohibited Items

April 14th 2016, 20:00 CDT

Hello Anime Detour Attendees,

This is just an update on the policy on permitted items within the Hotel and Convention spaces. As many of you know E-Cigs are only permitted within the Tent we provide for smoking space in the East Courtyard. In addition to E-Cigs, several items have been added to the Prohibited Items list this year. Those items are:



Thank you for your time,
Anime Detour Hotel Department

Charity Auction Special Event News!!

April 14th 2016, 12:55 CDT

Anime Detour Charity Auction would like to announce that we will be auctioning 4 meet and greet packages to spend time with three of our Guests of Honor.

The meet and greet packages will be in the silent auction.  The auction will be a Friday ONLY auction it will start at noon and end at 8 pm.  Starting bid for this event will be $30 dollars.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Red Cross.  Winners will be notified either by text or phone call.  Payment must be made before 12 pm on Saturday in order to participate in the event.

The event will be on Saturday April 23rd from 3 to 5 pm, in an “undisclosed area” of the hotel.  Winners will be notified of the area when payment is made. 

What the meet and greet package includes:

            Light Dinner – Sandwiches, Chips, Dessert and Beverages

            Spending quality time with 3 of Guests of Honor for 2 hours

                          Chris Ayres, Tadao Tomomatsu and Tony Oliver

          Autographs and Photography will be allowed

As a side note: no bananas or large sippy cups of doom were harmed in the making of this event.

Clarine Harp Workload Conflicts

April 11th 2016, 19:01 CDT

Sad news! With heavy hearts we announce today that due to workload issues Clarine Harp will not be able to join us at the convention this year. We hope to see her again in the future and wish her great luck with upcoming projects!

Mobile Apps

April 7th 2016, 16:55 CDT

Looking for an easy way to keep track of what is going on at the convention? We're glad to announce that the official Anime Detour apps are available now for this year!

Download our mobile app to your Phone. We have new versions this year for iOS and Android.


FINAL REMINDER: Guarantee your hotel room with a credit card

March 30th 2016, 15:26 CDT

Reminder: Friday April 1st is the deadline to place a credit card on your hotel reservation or the reservation will be cancelled.

You have two options for doing this:

There is no extension on this, please do this as soon as possible to avoid losing your reservation.

If you have any questions please email us at AD_Hotel@animedetour.com.

Thank you,

Anime Detour Hotel Department

Transfers and Roll Overs are Closed

March 29th 2016, 09:36 CDT

The deadline for online and mail transfers for Anime Detour 2016 has passed. Any other transfers must be made at the convention for a $5 processing fee. Note: The original badge owner will not need to be present for us to process a transfer at the convention, but we will need a completed transfer form that has been signed by the original badge owner.

Transfers will only be processed at the Registration desk during Registration hours:
Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm near Ops
and Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Also, this convention cycle was the last year we will be processing roll over requests. Please plan accordingly if registering for next year, as you will no longer be able to roll your registration over to the next con cycle.

Feel free to send us an email at ad_register@animedetour.com if you have any questions!

Additional Video Premiere at Anime Detour

March 30th 2016, 17:53 CDT

Anime Detour is proud to announce that we will be hosting the English Dub Premiere for Gonna be the Twin Tail!! on 4/23/16 at 12:15 PM in Atrium 7. Special thanks to FUNimation for bringing us this event.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

March 21st 2016, 14:12 CDT

Warm up for Anime Detour with a free anime screening! Join us this Saturday for a large-screen viewing of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise OAV, dubbed and released by Funimation.

The "Ghost in the Shell" series is rapidly achieving legendary status as a hallmark of anime, if it hasn't already. From the original 1995 film to the 2015 "Alternative Architecture" TV series, the special-operations task force Section 9 and its cyborg leader have captured the imagination of countless sci-fi and anime fans. The "Arise" OAV, released in 2013 and 2014, is a prequel to the other titles that branches off into its own alternate timeline.

We will be showing all four main parts of this short series:
Ghost Pain (50 mins)
Ghost Whispers (50 mins)
Ghost Tears (50 mins)
Ghost Stands Alone (50 mins)

Admission: FREE!

There will be concessions available for sale, but there is no charge to attend this event. Feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs if you wish. This is open to the public; tell your friends!

Saturday, March 26th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Geek Partnership Society Suite 106/107
The Waterbury Building 
1121 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

The Waterbury is a red brick building at the corner of Central and Broadway. Enter through door C.

Keep track of this event by watching one of the event pages:

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674205409505365/
On Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Anime-Twin-Cities-Social-Outreach-Services/events/228902912/

You can always find all of our confirmed events on the Anime Twin Cities website, our Facebook page, or the SOS Meetup group:


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