Anime Detour 2017: You can't stop the beat!

We will link and post on this page when information becomes available for programming and events for Anime Detour. This information may change slightly as updated information becomes available.

Links to Schedule & Event Information

Program Grid:

Programing Grid Planned panels and events, Gaming, and Video Schedules. Anime Detour's schedule of events.

Program Book:

Hotel Maps:

Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 22
*See Programming PDF for final version



Restaurants within walking distance are...
  • Hotel's Bar & Restaurant
  • Burger King
  • JK's Table (Opening on Saturday, Just for us!)
    • Saturday, April 8th 11am - 3pm!
    • 7401 Metro Blvd Suite 155, Edina, MN 55439
    • Menu
  • Dairy Queen (full menu)
  • TGIFridays
  • Walk to BK and loop around of the front of the strip mall
    - Subway
    - Cheetah Pizza
  • NE of 494+100 - Chili's Bar & Grill
    - within walking distance - Over 77th St Bridge, South on Normandale Rd
Restaurants (by car)
  • SE of 494+100 - Denny's and Olive Garden (494 southside frontage road)
  • East on 77th - France Ave - several and a mall
  • Down 494 - Mall of America
  • There are several Asian and Indian restaurants in the area
  • See map link above for some listings

Special Events

Silent Auction For Charity: Please take a moment to look at the tables we've set aside for this auction to benefit charity. Bidding takes place during Art Show hours. Items receiving 3 bids go to the auction. See Above!

Fan Fiction Contest: Show off your fanfic prowess by participating in our annual contest! Prizes will be awarded at a special panel. The first-place story will be read aloud after all the winners are announced. More Info

Iron Pen Contest: Test your creative skills by writing a 100-word fanfic based on a surprise prompt. More Info

AMV Contest: Out annual Anime Music Video contest. See the entries on the big screen! More Info

AD Dance: Come share in the joy of our groove thing! We have not one, but two dances for your enjoyment. Both nights will be an eclectic grouping of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anime Music/Soundtracks, DDR, Techno, Industrial, Trance, Gothic, Rave, R&B, 80's Hits, Metal, and anything else the DJ thinks might be of enjoyment.

Karaoke: Stop by to sign up for your show-stopping number!

Hours of Operation


Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 9:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 10:00pm (Next to Operations)
SUN: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dealer Room

East Hallway Ballroom and Verandas, 2nd Floor
FRI: VIP: 1:00pm
Public: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am - 6:00pm
SUN: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Room 215, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 9:00am
Closes: SUN 7:00pm


Room 132, 1st Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 12:00am
SAT: 8:30am - 12:00am
SUN: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Rooms 115, 116, 117, 118
Opens: FRI 2:00pm
Closes: SUN 5:00pm

Anime Detour Merchandise

Room 114, 1st Floor
FRI: 11:00am - 8:00pm
SAT: 11:00am - 8:00pm
SUN: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Artist Alley and Art Show

Plaza 6, 1st Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 8:00pm
SUN: 9:00am - 2:00pm
(Art Show Ends 8:00pm SAT)

Cosplay Competition

Check-in: Grand Ballroom Foyer
FRI: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Orientation: Grand Ballroom
SAT: 9:00am - 10:00am
Rehearsals: Grand Ballroom
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Workmanship Judging: Grand Ballroom Foyer
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Greenroom: Grand Ballroom Foyer
SAT: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Seating / Preshow: Grand Ballroom
SAT: 6:15pm
Cosplay Contest: Grand Ballroom
SAT: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gaming Rooms

Console Gaming: Nine Mile Grill, 1st Floor
Opens: FRI 12:00pm
Closes: SUN 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming: 22nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 12:00am
SAT: 10:00am - 12:00am
SUN: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Garden Court, 1st Floor
Plaza 7, 1st Floor

Charity Auctions

Silent Auction: Conference Room, 1st Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Live Auction: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
SUN: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Manga Reading Lounge

Atrium 4 Foyer, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 10:00am - 8:00pm