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Panel Submissions Close 8/31

Thinking about hosting a panel or event? Programming submissions close in less than two weeks, so be sure to submit your request before then!

Did you know that most panels at fan-run conventions like Anime Fusion are organized by attendees? The Programming department approves and schedules the events, but without attendees like you willing to run them, the schedule would be almost empty. Is there a panel you've always wanted to see at a convention? Want to make sure there's a panel for your favorite series? Submit your idea and claim an hour on the programming grid!

Don't delay; submit a panel today! See the Panels & Events page for more information:


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Artist Alley Full, Dealers Room Open!

Our Artist Alley for 2014 is full and applications are now closed.

However, the Dealers Room is currently open for vendors to apply! We are a young but growing convention; this year we anticipate an attendance of around 1500. We maintain a vendor hall of appropriate size for our event - not too big, not too small - to meet the needs of our vendors as well as our attendees. We are open to a wide variety of products and merchandise. See our Dealers Room page for more information:


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Hotel is Open!

As we are getting to that point in the summer, the Hotel team is here to provide you with all the info you need to reserve a room for our upcoming convention.

Our hotel home is:

Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall
2300 East American Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55425

If you are reserving via the website, please use: ANIMEFUSE
If you are making your reservation via calling them: CGAF14

Visit the Hotel page for additional information. Thank you all for your patience. We cannot wait to see you all at the convention!

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Room Party Requests Now Open!

Room Parties are a great way to add your own brand of fun to the convention. As a room party host, you create your own little world centered on any topic you choose. Be the headquarters for fans of your favorite series, set up a specialized game room, host your own dance - anything is fair game (within reason, of course). Visit the Room Parties page for full information and to apply!

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Artist Alley Applications Now Open!

For the creative types among us, we are now taking applications for the 2014 Artist Alley. Read the full details and apply on the Artist Alley page:


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Guests of Honor Update!

We have updates to our Guests of Honor for 2014!

I am honored to announce the entirety of Anime Fusions 2014 Guests of Honor:

Lisle Wilkerson
James Hatton
Tia Ballard
Ryan Reynolds
Robert Axelrod
Samurai Dan and Jillian

Visit Guests page to check out their photos and bios!

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Registration for Anime Fusion 2014 Now Open!

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting registrations for Anime Fusion 2014! Visit our Registration page for our online registration or paper form mail-in registration options.

Please email our registration department directly if you have any questions or encounter any issues.

Thank you.

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Guests Announcement!

Hey Fans! We are pleased and honored to announce our first Guests of Honor for 2014:

New guest! Mr. Robert Axelrod!
Returning from year one! the lovely Ryan Reynolds!
Returning also are Samurai Dan and Jillian!

Don't forget to go to our Guests page and check out their photos and profiles. Also keep an eye open for more announcements, we have more to come!

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Welcome to Anime Fusion

At Anime Fusion, we believe in celebrating the past along with the present. In all aspects of the convention, from Video to Gaming to Guests, we aim for a balance between the new and exciting titles being released today and the classics that first introduced us to anime. Whether you're looking to catch a glimpse of the next big thing or to find other fans of your childhood favorites, we hope you'll join us this October!

Over the coming weeks we'll have lots of exciting news to share. Registration and the Artist Alley will be opening soon, and we're preparing our first Guest of Honor announcements. If you can't wait to jump in, panel submissions and video requests are already open. Help us shape this year's convention by sending us any ideas or suggestions you might have. You can reach the various departments by email through the Contact Us page, or write to us on Facebook.

We're looking forward to an awesome third year!

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Thanks For a Great Year!

I'd like to thank you members who came to celebrate with us. Thank you for showing your support of Anime Fusion: Best of Both Worlds. We hope you had fun and made some new friends during the three days. I'd like the volunteers to know that we are very happy and grateful for their help in badge station monitoring, hospitality serving and general running around and helping staff that requested assistance. Thank you, each person who gave a moment of their time to better the experience for everyone. I would like to thank my staff without whom I could not entertain the nearly twelve hundred members on my own for the duration of the convention. Each department performed admirably and as well as expected. I am very thankful.

So wouldn't you please join us for Anime Fusion: Otaku Takeover! on October 17-19, 2014 at the Ramada Bloomington MoA? I look forward to seeing you again and more friends as we once again celebrate Anime, Manga, Games and music from Japan. Preregister early for a discounted rate and don't forget to tell the Hotel reservation taker that you're part of the Anime Fusion group for a discounted room rate when you stay. We will have the site updated soon with a new and clean look. We'll provide easier access to all points of the site along with more ways to connect and contact the department that you would want to ask questions of or get updates from. We can always take on more interested persons who have the drive and honest ambition to make Anime Fusion better, by joining staff. Some perks are worth the effort. As always, for our Volunteers, there will be opportunities to assist and trade in hours served for cool swag and recognition.

Thank you all, very much. Without the support of your presence and contributions we could only dream of the fun that is Anime Fusion. Being there is so much better.

Respectfully and graciously, thank you.

Christopher Picotte
Quad Cities Anime: Anime Fusion
Convention Chairman

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