Anime Fusion 2017 | DoubleTree Park Place - St. Louis Park, MN | October 20th - 22nd, 2017
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Guest Announcement: Krystal LaPorte

Anime Fusion is thrilled to announce an additional Guest of Honor: Krystal LaPorte! Krystal has worked on a variety of anime including Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Tamako Market, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Log Horizon, and AKB0048. See the Guests page for her complete bio:

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Artists Wanted!

Would you like to see your artwork featured at a convention? Anime Fusion is seeking original artwork for a variety of uses, including membership badges, merchandise, and the printed program guide. This is an opportunity to have your artwork displayed and treasured by thousands as a memento of the convention for years to come. If you're interested, email for more detailed information.

Please note that all artwork submissions are on a volunteer basis. You will be given credit for your work, but we cannot offer monetary compensation.

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Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan and Jillian

Anime Fusion is happy to announce the return of Samurai Dan and Jillian! The dynamic duo will once again be at the convention to dazzle you with their vast knowledge of sharp shiny things and unparalleled comedic wit. Be prepared to learn, laugh, and even practice some martial arts moves yourself! See the Guests page for their complete bio:

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Guest Announcement: Caitlynn French

Anime Fusion is happy to announce our second Guest of Honor for this year: Caitlynn French! Caitlynn's voice acting credits include Shiro in "No Game No Life," Hana Isuzu in "Girls und Panzer," and Ai Astin in "Sunday Without God." See the Guests page for her complete bio:

More guest announcements will be coming soon!

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Hotel Reservations Are Open

As some of you have already discovered, hotel reservations for 2015 are now open! Anime Fusion will again be held at the Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall, conveniently located between the airport and the Mall of America. See our Hotel page for full information and to make your reservation at a reduced rate!

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Guest Announcement: Michele Knotz

Anime Fusion is proud to announce our first Guest of Honor for 2015: Michele Knotz! Michele is best known as the voice of Jessie from Team Rocket in Pokémon, but she has many other credits to her name in anime as well as video games. See the Guests page for her complete bio:

More guest announcements will be coming soon!

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Seeking DJs for 2015!


Are you interested in spinning at this year's Anime Fusion? Email the Programming department to be added to our dance coordinator's mailing list. He will be contacting you when submissions open for dance DJs. Please be prepared to provide samples or links to samples of your work. We are looking for up to 3 DJs. Depending on number of submissions, you may either get to spin one night, or both Friday and Saturday. The dance will run for 4+ hours each night, with the time being split among the DJs selected. Email:

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Panel Submissions Are Open

Did you know that most panels at fan-run conventions are organized by attendees like you? There's no better way to improve the programming at Anime Fusion than to contribute to it yourself by running a panel or special event. There's also no better way to make sure there will be panels for your favorite topics. If no one submits them, we can't schedule them, so jump in and share your love of anime with other fans by hosting a panel! Panel submissions will close on August 15th, with acceptance notifications being sent to panelists by the end of August.

We're making several changes this year to improve the panel experience for everyone. See the Panels & Events page for more details and to access the submission form:

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2015 Artist Alley is Full

Wow, that was fast! We've already received enough applications to fill our Artist Alley and max out the waitlist as well. Applications for the Alley are now closed. If you submitted an application and have not received a response from us, email

With the increasing demand for space in Artist Alley, we will be reevaluating our process for next year to keep things as fair as possible while providing the best experience for our artists and attendees. You are welcome to share your suggestions with us by emailing the Artist Alley department.

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Artist Alley Applications Now Open

Are you an artist or crafter? Our Artist Alley provides a great opportunity for you to expand your audience and sell your unique works to people eager to own them. We are open to artists of all skill levels. See the Artist Alley page for full details on our policies and procedures, plus a link to the application form. Table space is limited and will fill up fast, so don't delay!

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Video Requests Are Open

Anime conventions are great places to preview shows you're interested in. What would YOU like to see at Anime Fusion? Our video request form is now open for attendees to suggest anime titles for us to show at the convention. Don't delay -- the screening permissions process takes a while, so the request form will be closing on May 31st. Be sure to submit your ideas by then! Note that we can only show anime that is currently licensed for distribution in the United States.

See the Video Rooms page to access the form:

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Registration for Anime Fusion 2015 Now Open

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting registrations for Anime Fusion 2015! The current pre-registration price through the end of June is only $30 for all three days of the convention. Click on the "Registration" link on the top of any Anime Fusion website page to get more information and to get started registering. As usual, be sure to review our registration policies as well. Please contact the registration department if you have any questions. We hope you will join us this year!

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Photos from 2014

For those of you who had pictures taken in our photoshoot area at the 2014 convention, our photographer's best shots are now available on Flickr:

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Planning Meetings for 2015 Now Taking Place

We are getting a start on, Anime Fusion 2015: The Future was Then
Planning meetings taking place every month. Come Join us if you would like to be part of the "Awesome."

Check the Staff Meeting Page for details on location and time of meeting, as well as streaming meeting access.

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Convention Wrap-Up and Feedback Form

Thank you all for a great Anime Fusion! This year was our biggest yet, with over 1500 attendees. If you lost anything during the weekend, don't forget to contact Operations to see if anyone turned it in at the Lost & Found. Our deepest gratitude goes to all of our wonderful volunteers and helpers, from those who spent hours at a badging station to anyone who simply held a door for a stranger. You're what makes Anime Fusion a pleasant place to be. We hope everyone had a great time at our third convention and we're looking forward to seeing you all again for Year Four: October 16-18, 2015. Mark your calendar!

Help us make the next Anime Fusion the best it can be by submitting your comments on the 2014 event. We take all feedback seriously, whether it's positive or critical, and do our best to improve our growing convention every year. We're always open to new ideas and suggestions. Send yours to us through the feedback form, now open for use:

Thanks again and see you in 2015!

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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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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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