RSS Template by it@animedetour.com Anime Detour 2018 https://www.animedetour.com/ Cool new updates from the construction zone! en Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Anime Detour 2018 https://www.animedetour.com/ /images/logo.png Hats Hats Hats https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/12/08/Hats-Hats-Hats December 8th 2017, 23:05 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. It’s cold outside!  You could use a hat.  Anime Detour has you covered with our stylish Anime Detour branded hats available in black or safety orange, and you don’t have to wait until Anime Detour in April to pick one up!  We’ll be at the Geek Partnership Society’s holiday gift expo on December 9th with a selection of Anime Detour branded goodies that make great holiday gifts!

When: December 9th 11am-3pm

Where: Geek Partnership Society at the Waterbury Building 1121 Jackson St NE 106a

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Holiday Gift Expo reminder! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/12/06/Holiday-Gift-Expo-reminder December 6th 2017, 20:23 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Did you remember to put Anime Detour on your Christmas list?  December is one of the busiest times for our registration team because an Anime Detour registration makes a perfect gift! Remember, membership rates only stay at 50 dollars until February 1st.

Don’t miss out on all the fun!  We’ll be at the Geek Partnership Society’s holiday expo on December 9th   taking photos with Cosplay Saint Nicholas.  Stop by to register for Anime Detour and receive a free Anime Twin Cities goodie bag.

When: December 9th 11am-3pm

Where: Geek Partnership Society at the Waterbury Building 1121 Jackson St NE room 106a

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Holiday Gift Expo https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/12/02/Holiday-Gift-Expo December 2nd 2017, 19:44 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. As some of you may remember our parent organization is Anime Twin Cities. Please join us next week for this upcoming event!

 

Cosplay and Cocoa

Want to tell your list to the elf himself?  Come as you are or put on your finest Cosplay!  We’ll be taking photos with cosplay Saint Nicholas during the Geek Partnership Society’s Holiday Gift Expo.  Stop by to take a photo, Register for Anime Detour 2018, buy some Anime Detour Merchandise, or chat with Anime fans. Did you put Anime Detour on your Christmas list?

When: Saturday December 9th, 11am-3pm

Where: Geek Partnership Society at the Waterbury Building 1121 Jackson St NE room 106a

Cost:  suggested donation 5 dollars

Questions: Email charities@animetwincities.org

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Website Level Up! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/12/02/Because-I-m-Shiny December 2nd 2017, 15:21 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. You may have noticed over the last day here that we have a new website! We hope you like the new look. Keep us in mind over the next few days as more announcements are on the way!

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Guess Who's Back https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/11/25/Guess-Who-s-Back November 25th 2017, 23:41 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Anime Detour is excited to announce two of our returning guests for 2018. Both Kyle Hebert and Kaiji Tang's familiar faces and voices will be seen and heard at Anime Detour this spring! Both actors have extensive anime and video game experience. For those joining us for the first time, we hope you enjoy the chance to learn from these experienced actors. For long time con attendees, we hope you once again will welcome these fantastic friends of Anime Detour.

Check out the Guests page for full biographies.

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Happy Thanksgiving! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/11/23/Happy-Thanksgiving November 23rd 2017, 15:23 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. To everyone celebrating today we hope you are having a happy holiday today with your families! Keep an eye on our page throughout the weekend for some upcoming announcements!

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Update straight from Chris Ayres! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/11/21/Update-straight-from-Chris-Ayres November 21st 2017, 16:04 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc.

I have been sitting here for a while trying to find some way to put into words what is in my heart. Nothing that I think of can capture how overwhelmed and grateful I am for the love and support everyone has shown me. Not just the donations but the well wishes, prayers, and thoughts have been amazing and have often left me as speechless as I am now. I have heard from old high school friends, college friends, theatre friends, friends in the industry (both U.S. and Japan), friends from all over the world, and the incredible and amazing Anime Fan’s out there. The way they, and especially the fans of Dragon Ball, have jumped so quickly to help has been amazing to watch. I have to say when the goal hit 9,001, it made me smile.

This is the start of a long, very scary journey for me, but it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone. Through all of this I have had Krystal, Greg, Mom, and Dad with me every step of the way as well as a few local friends who have been with me to doctor appointments, hospital visits, and all of that, but I know now that there are so many of you who are with me in spirit and are sending out your energy and love and it means the world to me, as well as to the people around me who are here with me on this journey.

The Oral surgery that was supposed to be on Nov. 16th had to be pushed back to Nov. 28th. So I will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving before the surgery. Many people have asked how I am doing. I have good days and days that are not so good. The doctors are hopeful, they say that I look a hundred times better in person than I do on paper, and most of them can’t believe that the person they are talking to is the same person on the charts they are looking at. I’m on 24 hour oxygen, a concentrator at home, and canisters if I want to go out, and I am functioning on about 11 – 14% lung capacity. Those are pretty scary numbers I know, but when you see me or talk to me, most days, you wouldn’t know it was that low. With the help of my bipap machine at night I have actually gotten my carbon levels down lower than the doctors thought they would ever get which has thrilled and excited everyone.

My transplant team is anxious to get me listed and get me my double lung transplant and double bypass surgery as soon as possible. They have opted to do both at the same time as they feel it’s safer and I will only have one round of healing rather than two. Both are very serious surgeries, but I know with all of your support, love, caring, and prayers I will make it through, and like Frieza come back stronger than ever. I am doing what is most important and that is keeping my spirit, faith and sense of humor strong and the love from all of you will help me to continue to do that.

The treatments for me are very expensive even with insurance, and the money raised will be a huge help toward the bills that I currently have as well as ones that are coming up in the immediate future. As we have said, this is the first of what will probably have to be multiple fund raisers as I continue on this long, strange, and at times scary journey, but I know that I will be alright because I am not alone, I have all of you with me. No matter how many times I say it, it will never be enough but Thank you. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Love and Laughter Always
-Chris-

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Help Christopher Ayres Fight C.O.P.D.! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/11/15/Help-Christopher-Ayres-Fight-C-O-P-D November 15th 2017, 10:26 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. https://www.youcaring.com/christopherayres-1010986

Earlier this year actor/director Christopher Ayres was rushed to a Houston hospital with complicated respiratory difficulties. A team of pulmonary doctors diagnosed Chris with 'End Stage C.O.P.D.', an irreversible illness that would require a double lung transplant in order for him to survive. He would spend the next three months in and out of hospitals and intensive care units for testing, therapy, and rehabilitation. In preparation for transplant, he learned that he would also need two additional surgeries (double bypass, and oral maxillofacial) before he can move forward with transplant.

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Hotel has Spawned! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/10/15/Hotel-has-Spawned October 15th 2017, 11:01 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Afternoon Everyone!

Here is what you have been waiting for! Hotels will post to animedetour.com/reservations. This year things are a little bit different and it will immediately ask you to put down a card reserving the room. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE PLEASE USE A CREDIT CARD. It is common practice for hotels to put a hold on the card at time of booking and a credit card reads this much differently than a debit card.
After you have entered the information you will receive a confirmation from the hotel of your choice that you have booked your room!

After the room block has filled we will post a notification that we are booked out!

If you happen to miss out on a room we are working on additional locations at a later date.

If you are looking to specifically stay at the Millennium this will be under the same link.

If the nights available are not lining up with what you need, please book a room still and we can edit at a later date once you email us.

IF YOU FALL INTO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES PLEASE DO AS STATED:
If you want to run a room party please wait for tomorrow when we will be opening forms.
If you are a dealer please contact ad_dealers@animedetour.com.
If you are a group registration (anime club, etc) please contact ad_reservations@animedetour.com.

So here you go:


Hyatt Regency:

The Hyatt Regency is our new home! At this hotel you will be in convention central and never have to leave the hotel unless you want!

Rates:

Starting at $119.00 + tax/night for Standard Rooms

Starting at $189.00 + tax/night for Junior Suites

Starting at $350.00 + tax/night for Deluxe Suites

OVERFLOW:

The Millennium is our main overflow hotel this year and is directly across the street! You can either walk across the street or through the skyway as well! Hooray safety from rain when in cosplay!

Rates:

Starting at $119.00 + tax/night for Standard Rooms

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Hotel Open Date News! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/09/25/Hotel-Open-Date-News September 25th 2017, 13:31 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Hotel reservations for Anime-Detour 2018 will be going live at Noon Central time on October 15th!

With our new system you will be able to enter all your info directly into the hotel's database and get your confirmation same day.

If you are interested in getting a suite at the Hyatt Regency, we will have a separate link just for those so no more confusion or uncertainty over if you have a suite or not.

Likewise, if you are registering as part of a school group please contact us at reservations@animedetour.com ahead of time and we will be sending out a link just for you to reserve your rooms. People in the Artists Alley or Dealers can get special links from their convention contacts after the 15th.'

Overflow hotels will be coming at a later date.

See you all at the Hyatt Regency!

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P-P-Parking Update! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/09/20/P-P-Parking-Update September 20th 2017, 14:54 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Parking has been a constant topic of discussion with the new hotel, today we bring you some news!

The Loring Ramp is directly next to the Hyatt and the daily rate for attendees has been reduced to $13. We know this will fill and is higher than some may have typically factored into their convention budgets for us. With these concerns in mind we have also been in discussions with other nearby ramps. At this time we will also have parking available with the nearby MCTC ramp at a rate of $5, but at the MCTC ramp, if you park your car there on Friday and leave on Sunday your total payment will still be $5!

We will be running shuttles to the MCTC ramp, as well as other to be announced ramps and overflow hotels, all weekend long. We still have more in the works so stay tuned for more announcements!

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Hotel News! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/08/28/Hotel-News August 28th 2017, 14:26 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Attention fans of Anime Detour!

Hotel rooms will be going live soon and we know you all have been very curious about how to get a room for our beautiful new hotel. We have an adopted a system known as Passkey which will make reserving rooms easier than before, it will let you input all your info directly into the Hyatt's database including your credit card info so that you should get a confirmation number straight away from the hotel. Even better, it will allow you, yes YOU, to make any changes you want to your own reservation without having to go through a middleman.


The important stuff to know for now- rooms will go live sometime in October, we'll give you an exact day in the coming weeks here, with separate forms for regular rooms and for suite rooms. That way anyone who want's a suite can get it right away without having to try and deal with the rush on the regular sleeping rooms. Additionally, this new hotel has nearly TWICE as many sleeping rooms as we used to have, so we hope to see you all there!

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Registration Ready to Go for Anime Detour 2018: New Game +! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/06/30/registration-ready June 30th 2017, 08:11 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Registration for Anime Detour 2018: New Game + is now officially open!!

Our Rates for 2018, as previously mentioned, have changed a little bit.

We are returning to tiered pricing. From now until February 1st, standard memberships will be at $50 each. The cost will then increase to $60 until pre-registration closes on March 3rd.

Some small changes have been made to both Sponsor and Community Sponsor memberships. The bases have remained at $150 for Sponsors and $250 for Community Sponsors, with the $100 dollar difference going into the Anime Twin Cities Community Fund as it has in the past. The Sponsor breakfast is now optional with a surcharge of $30, and a limit of 100 Sponsors.

Please register early and don't forget to remind your friends! We are gearing up for a very exciting year!

http://www.animedetour.com/register

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Onwards! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/04/13/Onwards April 13th 2017, 13:08 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. Thank you all once again for being a part of a wonderful convention year. This year we raised over $26,000 for the American Red Cross, saved lives with a fully booked blood drive, had a live concert for the first time in years, and had our highest attendance yet.

When writing these posts we have a tendency to say this couldn't happen without you. This often sounds a little hokey but it is the honest truth from the bottom of all of our hearts.

As we move this year, for the fourth time since our beginning, we know there will be a lot of questions. We do have some already set and answered on our moving page. We know there will be more. Everything will continue to be updated as we get closer to moving into our new location. Please reach out to us with your concerns, we're listening and here.

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Announcing the Masquerade Winners! https://www.animedetour.com/post/read/2017/04/08/Announcing-the-Masquerade-Winners April 8th 2017, 21:48 UTC Anime Twin Cities, Inc. We are so proud of all of our enterants this year for the Masquerade! And a big thank you to all of those who watched it! We had many wonderful entries this year, and the work that was put in was phenomenal! Our judges have chosen the winners! Please give a big round of applause for these amazing people!

Judge's Choice Performance:

  • Entry#5 "Link - The Breath of the Wild" by Eleanor Fossen
  • Entry#15 "Rolling Girl" by Hannah Mavritz and Daniel Inzinza
  • Entry#28 "Sewn Chaos Orriana" by Haley Myers

Judge's Choice Workmanship:

  • Entry#34 "2B" by Christy Johnson
  • Entry#25 "Admiral Perry" by Eleanor Burke
  • Entry#49 "Akko from Little Witch Academia" by Ceci Longley

Best Youngfan:

  • Entry#2 "Chibi RWBY" by Kaida Stephan, Troy Stephan, AmandaStephan, Derick Stephan, Kirk DiFrancesco, Eric DiFrancesco, Sofia DiFrancesco, Noel DiFrancesco, Chloe DiFrancesco,and Reese DiFrancesco

Best Novice:

  • Entry#17 "Death Claims Us All" by Ryan Benike

Best Journeyman:

  • Entry#31 "Kanekki Kenn" by Maya Neathery

Best Master:

  • Entry#18 "My Girlfriend is a Cadillac" by Melissa Sowers and Michelle Majzner

Best Performance:

  • Entry#41 "Negasonic" by Madeline Swan

Best Workmanship:

  • Entry#40 "Hanzo" by Erin Moir

Best in Show:

  • Entry#29 "It is Hitsuzen, It is Destiny" by Jessica Lipsius and Janella Reiswig

Thanks again to all who entered and those who came to watch! We are absolutely happy that we had a wonderful turnout! We hope to see you all again next year!

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