Anime Detour 2018: New Game+

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Schedule & Event Information

Parking Guide

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. 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

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


Greenway Promenade, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 9:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 10:00pm
SUN: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dealer Room

Hyatt Exhibit Hall, 1st 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


St. Croix Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 9:00am
Closes: SUN 7:00pm


Minnehaha Room, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 12:00am
SAT: 8:30am - 12:00am
SUN: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Northwoods Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 2:00pm
Closes: SUN 5:00pm

Anime Detour Merchandise

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

Artist Alley

Northwoods Ballroom, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 8:00pm
SUN: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Art Show

Skyway Room, 2nd Floor
  • Walk-In Artist Check-In:
    • FRI: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday
    • SAT: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Open for Public Viewing:
    • FRI: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    • FRI: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, with Quick Sale
    • SAT: 10:00am - 5:30pm, with Quick Sale
  • Room Closes, Bidding Ends
    • SAT: 5:30pm
  • Art Pickup and Checkout
    • SUN: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    • SUN: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Cosplay Competition

Check-in: Ballroom Coat Check Alcove, 1st Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Orientation: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
SAT: 9:00am - 10:00am
Rehearsals: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Workmanship Judging: Lakeshore C, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Greenroom: Lakeshore B, 1st Floor
SAT: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Seating / Preshow: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 6:15pm
Cosplay Contest: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gaming Rooms

Console Gaming: Great Lakes Ballroom, 4th Floor
Opens: FRI 12:00pm
Closes: SUN 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming: Lake Superior Room, 5th Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 12:00am
SAT: 10:00am - 12:00am
SUN: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Mirage Room, 2nd Floor
Fitness Classroom, 6th Floor

FRI: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SAT: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SUN: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Charity Auctions

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

Manga Reading Lounge

Great Lakes Foyer, 4th Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 10:00am - 8:00pm