Help Anime Twin Cities with Amazon Smile

March 9th 2015, 19:28 CDT

Do you shop on Amazon? Would you like to donate to Anime Twin Cities, Inc. with every purchase you make? Then please support us with your Amazon purchases. 1/2 percent may not sound like a lot, but each person helping us out adds up fast. 

If you'd like details on how to set it up please check out our guide here:

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Only 5 days left!

February 27th 2015, 11:49 CST

Our deadline with Tugg is fast approaching! If we don't sell enough tickets by this Wednesday, March 4th, this event will be canceled. There's no charge until the showing is confirmed, so if you've been thinking about going, reserve your tickets today! Tell your friends! Let's meet our ticket threshold so all of us can enjoy some new anime to tide us over between now and the convention.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a prequel to the famous series, with all-new cases to be solved by our favorite characters as they meet and start their careers in Section 9. In partnership with, Anime Twin Cities is proud to present this film in Twin Cities theaters for the first time.

Tickets will NOT be available at the door! They can only be reserved online in advance of the event. This is a one-night, single special showing. Don't miss out -- show your support for anime in theaters and reserve your tickets now!

Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Wednesday, March 11th
AMC Rosedale 14
7:30 PM

The movie is on March 11th, but we need to sell enough tickets by March 4th to confirm it. Visit the event page on Tugg for further details and to reserve tickets!

Pre-convention Transfer/Roll-over Deadlines

February 25th 2015, 14:15 CST

Are you registered, but still not sure if you will be able to make it to the convention? There is still time to roll over your registration to the next convention cycle! Just send an email with your full name, birth date, and address (for verification) and the intent to roll over your registration to next year. The last day to roll over your registration is Saturday, March 7th.

Also note, the deadline for pre-convention transfers has passed! (Feb. 24th). However, the deadline for online transfers has been extended to this Saturday, Feb. 28th. If you need/want to transfer your badge to someone before the convention, please send the completed transfer form to before this Saturday. Any transfer requests after that will need to be processed at the convention for a $5 fee. 

If you have any questions regarding our transfer or roll over policies, please feel free to ask the Registration department via the email above.

Security Reminder

February 25th 2015, 13:17 CST

Hello Attendees!

With the convention fast approaching, we are very busy preparing to give you the best experience yet! In your own preparations, please take a few moments to review our convention policies. These policies have answers to many of the questions we have been asked lately and even more! Provided below are some quick-links and as-always they can be found on the "Policies & FAQs" tab on the left side of our website.

Costume and Weapons Policy

ATC's Anti-Harassment Policy

Letter to Parents

Convention Survival Guide

Further questions regarding convention and safety policies can be directed to

Thank you, and we look forward to a safe, and fun convention year!


Help Support the Autism Society of Minnesota with ATC

February 24th 2015, 18:22 CST

Anime Twin Cities will be sending a team to walk at Steps of Hope this Sunday, March 1st at Southdale Center in Edina from 8am to 11am. The walk benefits the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM), an organization that offers support and services to individuals with autism, as well as their families. They are an open, dedicated, and above all helpful organization.

Anime Twin Cities is pleased to be involved in helping raise money for AUSM because many people in the greater fandom community are on the autism spectrum. Many more might be, but have gone undiagnosed their whole lives. AUSM is in our community to support not only the diagnosed people on the spectrum, but also those of us who might be, but have never been diagnosed. 

If you feel moved to support this worthy cause, please go here to donate. Also, remember to put Anime Twin Cities in the field for team name.

Here are some links if you would like to know more about AUSM’s mission or services.

If you would like to walk with Anime Twin Cities, please email us and we will let you know how you can join our team.

Studio Ghibli's latest masterpiece, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD!

February 19th 2015, 15:51 CST

Based on the Japanese folktale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter", the film tells the story of a tiny girl found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. The infant grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady, seemingly destined for nobility. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate.





Film: Ghost in the Shell: Arise

February 12th 2015, 21:07 CST

Anime Twin Cities has partnered with to present a new anime film in local theaters! Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a prequel to the famous series, with all-new cases to be solved by our favorite characters as they work together for the first time.

Tickets will NOT be available at the door! They can only be reserved online in advance of the event. We need to sell at least 65 tickets for this event to happen, so reserve your spot today! This is a one-night, single special showing. Once the seats are gone, they're gone. Don't worry - if we don't sell enough tickets and the showing is canceled, you won't be charged a cent. Reserve your tickets now so we can get this event confirmed!

Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Wednesday, March 11th
AMC Rosedale 14
7:30 PM

Visit the event page on Tugg for further details and to reserve tickets!

Cosplay Contest Sign-Up Announcement

February 9th 2015, 18:44 CST

Hello Cosplayers! This year the Anime Detour Masquerade has been undergoing a few changes behind the scenes and we wanted to fill all our wonderful competitors and exhibitors in on one thing that will affect them.

There will be no early sign-up process this year. All attendees wishing to be a part of the Masquerade will be required to sign up at the convention on Friday the 27th between 12:00 noon and 6:00pm at the Cosplay Check In table, located near registration on the 2nd floor. Cosplay staff will be more than happy to walk you through the process. The show will be filled on a first come basis.

That said, our liability release form is now available here. Please be sure to download it and make sure that all members of your performance have signed off on it. These will also be available at the convention, but if you require a parent to sign for you that isn’t coming, or only one member of your group is checking you all in, be sure not to forget and talk to them early! Rules of the competition can be reviewed here, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to direct them to AD_cosplay.

Phoot Shoot Submissions Closing Soon

February 8th 2015, 19:25 CST

Hey Everyone -

First off I want to thank you for the photo shoot requests that have been sent in thus far,  We are going to close the request forum on Friday, Febuary 13th at Midnight CST. If you have been thinking of scheduling a shoot, and haven't done it yet, this is you chance to submit your photo shoot suggestion!



Only a few days left!

February 5th 2015, 14:33 CST

Only a few days left on the final 10 memberships to Anime Detour 2015: There is No Cure!  But that's still time for you to get out there and get yours!  Remember, all proceeds from these memberships are going to charity, and they start finishing up at 7pm tomorrow night, going through Sunday at 7!  Good luck!

Final Four! Or is that Two?

February 1st 2015, 21:47 CST

The final four memberships are live, but there are only two auctions!  That's because the final four are paired up!  That's right, these last two auctions are for two memberships each, so you can bring a friend!  These last two auctions will benefit the Anime Twin Cities Community Fund, and the new Anime Twin Cities Education Exchange Fund!  What's that, you ask?  The Education Exchange Fund is a fund to send a student to study abroad in Japan for six months to a year, and this is our first drive to fund it!  Check them out!

Three more memberships live!

January 31st 2015, 19:01 CST

Three more memberships have gone live at auction!  The proceeds from these three will benefit the St. Paul Nagasaki Sister City Organization, the Bloomington-Izumi Sister City Organization, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  The final four memberships go live tomorrow at 7pm!  Don't miss them!

First three auctions are live!

January 30th 2015, 19:27 CST

The first three auctions are up, with proceeds going to the ATC Community Fund, The Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library!  Three more auctions go live tomorrow at 7pm! Happy bidding!

They're HERE!

January 29th 2015, 19:59 CST

We promised you that if you watched this space you would find out how you could bid to win one of ten final memberships, and here's the scoop!  Starting tomorrow at 7pm CST auctions will begin to go live on eBay for the final ten memberships to Anime Detour!  Six auctions will be for single memberships while two will be for a pair of memberships so you can bring a friend!  Charities that will benefit from these auctions include the Friends of the Hennepin County and St. Paul Public Libraries, the Bloomington-Izumi and St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and our own Community Fund, dedicated to helping fandom in need - be sure to bid for your favorite charities!  As each auction goes live we will post a link here and let you know when the next will be up!  They're HERE!  The final ten memberships to Anime Detour - don't miss out!

2015 AMV contest

January 20th 2015, 22:40 CST

The 2015 Anime Music Video Contest is now open for business! Please be sure to review the contest information before submitting your entry.

The panel submission deadline will be March 1st, 2015, so sign up to be on a panel today!


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