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May 27, 2020
It Took Longer, but May 2020 Is the Second Conventionless Month Since 1974
The final May convention has officially announced its inevitable postponement. This makes May 2020 the second conventionless month in a row due to COVID-19.
April 9, 2020
April 2020 Is the First Conventionless Month in Over 40 Years
Conventions have been announcing cancellations starting back in mid-March, but as of today, every single fan convention that had been scheduled for April 2020 has been either cancelled or postponed.
January 15, 2020
Most Anime Convention Guest Appearances of 2019
We've put together a list of the guests who have made the most guest appearances at anime conventions in 2019.
July 11, 2019
Anime Convention Guest Appearances by Year
We've put together a list of the guests who have made the most appearances at anime conventions for the last few years.
June 26, 2019
Convention Planner Ryan Kopf Banned from Anime Milwaukee Following Sexual Assault Allegations
Anime Milwaukee issued a statement yesterday informing attendees that Ryan Kopf has been banned from their convention after an alleged incident of sexual assault at their 2018 convention.
February 19, 2019
Most of Vic Mignogna's Convention Appearances Cancelled
In light of multiple recent allegations of "unwanted physical advances", "rude behavior", and "unsolicited physical affection", almost all convention appearances for Vic Mignogna were cancelled.
January 16, 2019
A-Kon Announces Convention Has New Owners and Will Be Changing Dates and Venue
A-Kon, the longest-running anime convention in North America, announced today that the convention, previously organized by Phoenix Entertainment, will be run by a new, unnamed owner starting in 2019. The convention, previously scheduled for June 6-9 in Forth Worth, Texas, will now be held June 27-30 at an unnamed venue in Dallas, Texas.
August 24, 2018
Amazing Comic Con Aloha Cancelled Due to Hurricane
Amazing Comic Con Aloha announced at 9:44am HST today, what would have been the first day of the convention, that it would be rescheduled due to Hurricane Lane.
August 14, 2018
Izumicon Looks Like It's Cancelled...But They Haven't Said So
For more than 24 hours, rumors have been circulating about Izumicon which is scheduled for August 31st through September 2nd in Midwest City, Oklahoma. It has all the appearances of a cancelled convention without anyone from staff specifically saying if it has been cancelled or not. UPDATE: The convention has officially been cancelled.
March 14, 2018
Steampunk World's Faire Cancelled
We've learned that Steampunk World's Faire has been cancelled because it's "not possible to repair SPWF to the grandeur that the community justly expects in 6 weeks."
January 1, 2018
Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2017
We rank the largest North American anime conventions by size and see which ones have grown and which have lost attendees in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and Canada for the past year.
December 22, 2017
FanCons.com Database Passes 10,000 Conventions
After over 12 years, the FanCons.com database has passed 10,000 convention entries today.
November 15, 2017
Voice Actor and Director Christopher Ayres Needs Your Help
Christopher Ayres, well known in the anime convention community for his "Mock Combat for Cosplay" workshops, has been diagnosed with "End Stage C.O.P.D." and is facing a double lung transplant, multiple surgeries, and significant medical treatment. He's in need of financial help from the community.
September 27, 2017
Wizard World cancels shows and announces 2018 locations
Wizard World has announced the cancelation of five of their remaining seven 2017 conventions. They have also announced their 2018 locations which include the five cancelled cities.
July 13, 2017
Otakon Issues Warning of Fake Hotel Web Site
Otakorp, the organization behind Otakon, has issued a warning about a "pirate housing website" that was created to trick people into signing up for invalid hotel reservations.
June 1, 2017
It's Over 9,000! That's the Number of Cons in the FanCons.com Database
The FanCons.com database has passed 9,000 convention entries today. Yes, anime fans, it's over 9,000.
May 30, 2017
Now Available: AnimeCons.com stickers for iOS and AnimeCons TV app for Apple TV
We have just launched an AnimeCons.com sticker pack for iOS that can be used in Apple's Messages app as well as an Apple TV app for watching HD video content from AnimeCons TV.
April 26, 2017
Midwest Media Expo cancelled three days before event
Midwest Media Expo, a fan convention near Detroit, announced last night that their 2017 event has been cancelled. The convention was scheduled to start on Friday.
March 29, 2017
Crunchyroll Announces Convention Partnership Program
Crunchyroll has announced the "Powered by Crunchyroll" program to team up with conventions around the United States to bring benefits to their premium members and VRV subscribers.
March 7, 2017
EliteCon bans cosplay from their event
In order to "keep the focus at the collectibles for our event", EliteCon in Tampa, Florida has banned cosplay. Cosplayers take to Facebook to voice their displeasure.
February 8, 2017
E3 2017 will be open to the public
The Entertainment Software Association has announced that E3 will be selling 15,000 passes to the public on February 13th.
January 2, 2017
Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016
Has anime convention attendance plateaued? Find out which of the largest cons have had slower growth and which have declined in our annual look at the largest anime cons in the United States and Canada for the past year.
December 26, 2016
Imposter posing on Instagram as artist Robert DeJesus
An Instagram user going by the username robertdejesus_art is posing as artist Robert DeJesus and possibly soliciting commissions from unsuspecting people.
November 23, 2016
FanCons.com Database Has Over 8,000 Conventions
After over 11 years, the FanCons.com database has passed 8,000 convention entries today.
November 22, 2016
Wizard World May Run out of Money at the End of 2016
Wizard World's SEC filings were made yesterday and state that their cash on hand is "insufficient to fund its operations on a long term basis past December 31, 2016."