The last two badges for Anime Detour 2016!

March 8th 2016, 22:40 CST

The last two badges for Anime Detour 2016: Rise of the Mecha are now up for auction!  These are your last chances to get in and meet all the awesome guests, buy fabulous stuff in our Dealer’s Room, and see all the anime you can handle!  Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, especially with all the proceeds going to help a student study abroad in Japan for a year!  Congratulations to all of our lucky bidders so far, and good luck to those of you still bidding!

We’ll see you at Anime Detour 2016!

Video Premiere at Anime Detour

March 9th 2016, 06:43 CST

Anime Detour is proud to announce that we will be hosting the English Dub Premiere for Black Butler Book of Murder OVA 1 on 4/23/16 at 2:00 PM in Atrium 7. Special thanks to FUNimation for bringing us this event.

Hotel Reminders and Check In

March 4th 2016, 08:20 CST

Hello everybody! As we draw closer to the convention we wanted to give everyone some updates/reminders.


Reservations for the DoubleTree:

If you have a reservation at the DoubleTree please remember that you must guarantee your hotel room with a credit card before April 1st. If  you do not do this your room will be forfeited and you will no longer have a reservation. Information on how to do this is on the email you have received from the DoubleTree. 

If you are on the waiting list for the DoubleTree remember we will contact you via email should a room open up and we reach your name on the list. Watch your inboxs and spam folders as we get closer to the convention. This is when cancellations start coming in and we start emailing. Right now we do not have any available rooms.

If you do need to update or cancel your reservation please email us at and we will work with you and the DoubleTree to take care of the change.


Reservations for the Crowne Plaza:

Don't want to wait for the waiting list at the DoubleTree or still need a room? There are openings at the Crowne Plaza!!! Call them at (952) 831 - 8000. They currently have rooms with double and single beds open. Reminder room rate is $115.00 + taxes / night. Call them before March 13th (the cutoff for our room rates) though.


Shuttles and Overflow Parking:

We are working on this and as we get closer to the convention we will release more information. Teaser is we will have both overflow parking lots and an actual 24 hour shuttle running this year. The shuttle is going to be stopping at our overflow parking lots and both the Sheraton and the Crowne Plaza. 


If you have any questions please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.

Thank you,

Anime Detour Hotel Department

More badge auctions are live!

March 2nd 2016, 07:04 CST

Two more auctions down, and two more lucky bidders are coming to Anime Detour 2016!  And now, in honor of Super TWOsday, we’ve put up two more auctions each with TWO badges!  That’s right, the people who claim these auctions will not only be going to Anime Detour 2016, they’ll be bringing a friend!  Good luck and happy bidding!


Again, all proceeds will go to the Anime Twin Cities Education Fund, which will be sending a student to study abroad in Japan for a year!


What are you waiting for?  After this there will only be two badges left!  Click the links!

Edit: links should be working now, sorry everybody!

Next two badge auctions are live!

February 23rd 2016, 21:03 CST

Hey there!  Congrats to our first two lucky bidders – but now’s time for chance two!  Two more badges have just gone live, and with them another two chances to attend Anime Detour 2016! 
Remember – all proceeds are going to the ATC Education Fund, which will send a student to study abroad in Japan for a whole year!
Happy Bidding!

First Two Charity Badge Auctions are live!

February 14th 2016, 21:37 CST

The first two charity auction memberships are live!  These auctions will run for one week, and happy bidding to everyone!  See you at Anime Detour 2016: Rise of the Mecha!

The Final 10 Badges

February 8th 2016, 20:21 CST

Hi everyone!  Anime Detour may have sold out for 2016, but once again Anime Twin Cities is making ten more passes available over the coming month!  As with last year, all proceeds of the final ten badges will be going to charity – this year, we’re focusing on the Anime Twin Cities Education Fund, a fund that will soon send a lucky student to Japan for a year to study abroad!  The first auctions are going to be coming available on February 14th – it’s our Valentine’s gift to you.  Watch this space for details on when the auctions go live as well as links, and happy bidding!

This is Geek bringing Oculus Rift and so much more to Anime Detour!

January 27th 2016, 21:00 CST


This is Geek, hosts of 2D Con, will be bringing all of their video gaming experience to Anime Detour for all attendees to enjoy! 
All weekend long the This is Geek crew will be hosting tournaments and running virtual reality demos with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion. 
Come show us how good you are at our custom Mario Maker levels (prize to the fastest during the weekend)!
Win your way into the 2D Con Championships by playing Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8!
Experience a Roller Coaster and various Virtual,and Augmented Reality Games from the comfort of the video game room!
Discounted registration for 2D Con will be available for all Anime Detour attendees!

Last Chance for Hosting a Room Party!

January 26th 2016, 09:03 CST

Hello from AD Room Parties!
If you're interested in hosting a party at Anime Detour 2016, the deadline to get your submission in is looming oh so close. After Jan 31st, the form will be closed and we'll jump into allocation.

Room Parties are a blast to host and visit, but they're also a lot of work. Awesome work! If you're interested, you can find the submission form and host FAQ on the Room Parties page of the Anime Detour website. 

You can also contact the Room Parties department directly by emailing

Gaming Request Form Now Open!

January 21st 2016, 14:11 CST

Do you have a game you would like to see at Anime Detour 2016?  Let us know what you would like to see from the worlds of Electronic and/or Tabletop Gaming!  Fighting games, shooters, shmups, collectible card games, role playing games, deck builders, etc.  Please let us know if you are able to assist with the game and/or provide a copy of the game.  

Photoshoot Deadline Extended

January 16th 2016, 11:21 CST

Good news!  Because Anime Detour is later this year than in previous years, we have more time to submit photo shoot requests.  Let us know what you would like at the Garden Court back drop!

The new deadline is Feb 15th, 2016. The form can be found at:

Photoshoot Requests now Open!

January 3rd 2016, 16:00 CST

Hey everyone, We are starting to take requests for this year's photo shoots. These shoots will take place in the Garden Court on Friday and Saturday. Due to the charity auction, we had to remove Sundays. Photo shoots are determined by the amount of requests made for a franchise. Shoots which are scheduled will have access to the Garden Court back drop, however we can not guarantee a staff photographer. Please remember that staff photographers are going to be in the Photo Studio (Plaza 7, where you can go and have your own photos taken.) The form can be found here:

November 14th 2015, 11:06 CST

Hello Anime Detour Attendees,

Here is what you have been waiting for.


Below is a link to put in a request for a room at the DoubleTree hotel. THIS LINK WILL NOT ALLOW RESERVATION REQUESTS UNTIL NOON!!! When the link goes live please click on the link, select if you would like a room with one King size bed or two Double size beds and then enter the information requested.

After you have entered the information you will receive a confirmation from us that you have submitted the requested information. After the room block has filled we will be sending this information to the DoubleTree for processing. This will take some time to do so please be patient. Once you receive a confirmation email from the DoubleTree there will be information on that email on how to guarantee your room with a credit card. DO THIS! If you do not by the time requested on the email you will forfeit your hotel room.

If you happen to miss out on a room please add your name to the waiting list. We will offer up rooms to people on the list as they become available. 

If you would like to stay at one of our overflow hotels please find the hotels below with how to reserve a room at that hotel. We will be running shuttles (better than last year) to each of our overflow hotels. More hotels may be added to our overflow block if needed.

If you want to run a room party please contact the Anime Detour Room Parties Department.
If you are a dealer please contact
If you are a group registration (anime club, etc) please contact

So here you go:

DoubleTree Hotel: 

One to Two persons - $123.00 + tax/night
Three persons - $133.00 + tax/night
Four persons - $143.00 + tax/night

Link to request a room:



The Crowne Plaza (across highway 494) has signed on to be an overflow hotel again. You can call them at (952) 831-8000 and mention that you are with Anime Detour 2016.

Rate: $115.00 + tax/night

The Sheraton (across the street) has also signed on to be one of our overflow hotels this year. Their number is (952) 835-1900 and mention that you are with Anime Detour 2016.

Rate: One person - $133 + tax/night, Two persons - $143 + tax/night, Three persons - $168 + tax/night, Four persons - $193 + tax/night

If you have any questions please contact us at
Thank you,
Anime Detour Hotel Department


November 13th 2015, 21:42 CST

Hello attendees,

Do you need a hotel room for Anime Detour 2016? Then be ready at noon central time on Saturday November 14 to put in a request for room. Please note that unlike previous years this is not a direct link to the hotel so this is not a confirmation that you have a room. That confirmation will come after we submit the information to the DoubleTree and they process it in their system. The system is setup to shut off after we reach the maximum number of rooms available though so if you enter information into one of the two lists (not including the waiting list) and receive the confirmation from Anime Detour you should receive a room.

There are only so many rooms available so please note the following will apply:

- Only one request per person

-Must have registered for Anime Detour 2016 (will be checked at the end of December and any reservations found without a registration will be contacted and could lose their room)

- Must be at least 18 to put in a reservation request

- A credit card number will need to be provided at a later time to guarantee your reservation. If one is not provided by the date stated in the email confirmation received from the DoubleTree (not the one from Anime Detour) your room reservation will be forfeit and will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Please note that if you fall into any of the following categories there is a different process for you. Please contact the department noted.

If you want to run a room party please contact
If you are a dealer please contact
If you are a group registration (anime club, etc) please contact

When the block opens at noon tomorrow you will be provided a link. Please click on that link and choose whether you would like a room with one king bed or a room with two double beds. When these rooms run out there will be an option to put your name on the waiting list. Do this and as rooms become available we will contact you.

Once the blocks are full we will be sending the information to the hotel. It will take a few days to process and receive your confirmation number from the hotel. Please be patient as they do this step of the process.

If you would like to get a reservation at our overflow hotels we will provide information on these tomorrow as well when the block opens.

If you have any questions please contact us at and we will answer as quick as we can.

Thank you,
Anime Detour Hotel Department

ATC Swap Meet!

October 27th 2015, 15:53 CDT

Anime Twin Cities, parent organization of Anime Detour, wants to help you refresh your collection of anime merchandise by hosting a Swap Meet! Bring your odds and ends to trade with other anime fans. In addition to netting some new stuff, everyone will have a chance to win one of our special door prizes!

Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 1 PM - 6 PM
Place: Geek Partnership Society
Cost: FREE!

We will have a concession stand with snacks, so bring some spare change and help support ATC. :)

-All swaps must be TRADES ONLY. No sales or monetary exchanges of any kind (aside from concession stand purchases).
-All items brought for trade must be appropriate for all ages. No adult material.

This event will be held at the Geek Partnership Society offices in Northeast Minneapolis, 1121 Jackson St NE. Room 107 in the Waterbury building. Enter through door C.

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

On Facebook:

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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