Announcements!


Hotel Update 3 - Room Reservations

February 25th 2011, 14:52 UTC

If you have received a room reservation email or phone call from either the Sofitel or the Sheraton please contact them with your payment information to guarantee your room. If you do not do this by March 9th we will start giving un-guaranteed rooms away to individuals on our waiting lists. If you have not received an email please check your s...


Anime Detour Pre-Registration CLOSED

February 23rd 2011, 16:55 UTC

Since we have reached our capacity of 4,500 attendees, registration is now closed. Also, since we have reached our cap, there will be NO walk-up registrations available at the convention. If you were considering registering and attending, we will miss you and hope to see you in 2012!


Cosplay Contest Signup Open

February 11th 2011, 22:27 UTC

Thinking of entering the cosplay contest this year? Head on over to the cosplay contest signup form and sign up yourself or your group. Note that each person listed on this form must be pre-registered for the convention before submitting the form. Be sure to check out the cosplay information page for more information regarding rules, costum...


Online Registration Announcement!

February 9th 2011, 14:16 UTC

For those of you that still have not registered for Anime Detour, we now accept American Express as payment for online registration. Thank you for your time.


Writing Contest Deadline

February 1st 2011, 19:44 UTC

Hey everyone, don't forget about the two fabulous writing contests available at Anime Detour every year. As a reminder, the deadline for this year's Fan Fiction Contest is about a month away. Please remember to submit your entry for the contest soon. Also, don't forget the "Iron Pen" Drabble Contest during the convention. Each year we have many...


Programming Submission Deadline is Today!

January 31st 2011, 12:53 UTC

If you're thinking of running a panel or event at this year's convention, want to join a panel, or just want to make a change to the panel you suggested, now is the time to submit your request to the Programming department! You can find information on panels already submitted and the form to submit new panel ideas on our Programming Page.


Current Registration Status

January 29th 2011, 17:52 UTC

This is a friendly reminder that there is only 30 days left to register for Anime Detour 2011. We are currently at approximately 3550 registrations, and are filling up fast! Our cap this year is 4500.


Anime Detour Art Submissions

January 24th 2011, 16:18 UTC

Anime Detour is seeking your artwork! If you want to see your artwork used by Anime Detour please send us your artwork to the following address: Be sure to include something along the lines of "Anime Detour Art Submission" in the subject line.


Hotel Update 2

January 21st 2011, 11:38 UTC

To our members: The Sheraton is currently full, please do not try to contact them requesting a room. We have started sending over the first batches of room requests to the Sheraton to be turned into full reservations. If you made a hotel room request last year and your request confirmation number is under 5000 you can expect to start hearing fr...


Live Action GANTZ coming to US theaters for one day only!

January 7th 2011, 10:53 UTC

Everyone, GANTZ is coming to theaters on January 20th and this is your chance to see it in theaters. For more information please check out the official event website here. The official trailer and a ticket finder are below.


Hotel Update 1

December 21st 2010, 17:31 UTC

The Hotel Reservation Request form is closing at this time. Requests will be processed starting in January and the first reservation confirmation emails, with room assignments, will be sent out sometime by late January. The Sheraton will be contacting reservations shortly after receiving the confirmation email and room assignment from Anime De...


AMV Contest Open and Panel Suggestions Now Available

November 29th 2010, 06:51 UTC

The 2011 Anime Music Video Contest is now open for business! Please note, some of our rules have changed since 2010, so be sure to review the contest information before submitting your entry. We also now have a preliminary list of attendee submitted panels/events for the 2011 convention available at the Programming page. The panel submission...


Room Parties Wanted!

November 9th 2010, 09:40 UTC

Anime Detour is still looking for more awesome room parties at the convention this year! If you would like to host an awesome room party send in a request. It's your awesome ideas for room parties that make this convention fun. More Information on Room Parties can be found at: http://www.animedetour.com/roomparties


Minneapolis / St. Paul Asian Film Festival

October 23rd 2010, 16:13 UTC

We are pleased to let everyone know about the Minneapolis / St. Paul Asian Film Festival http://www.mspfilmfest.org/aff10/. This event shows the popularity of foreign film in the Twin Cities area and we would like your help supporting such a wonderful event. Two of the films being shown will be anime movies which have not yet been released in ...


Guests Announced for 2011

October 17th 2010, 22:28 UTC

We are proud to announce our guests of honor for the 2011 convention.Head on over to our guests page for the list. Currently, only the list is available; bios and photos coming soon!