First three auctions are live!
The first three auctions are up, with proceeds going to the ATC Community Fund, The Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library! Three more auctions go live tomorrow at 7pm! Happy bidding!
We promised you that if you watched this space you would find out how you could bid to win one of ten final memberships, and here's the scoop! Starting tomorrow at 7pm CST auctions will begin to go live on eBay for the final ten memberships to Anime Detour! Six auctions will be for single memberships while two will be for a pair of memberships so you can bring a friend! Charities that will benefit from these auctions include the Friends of the Hennepin County and St. Paul Public Libraries, the Bloomington-Izumi and St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and our own Community Fund, dedicated to helping fandom in need - be sure to bid for your favorite charities! As each auction goes live we will post a link here and let you know when the next will be up! They're HERE! The final ten memberships to Anime Detour - don't miss out!
One More Chance to Go... or rather, Ten!
Registration is closed, but your chance to go to Anime Detour this year isn't quite gone yet! Anime Twin Cities has added ten registrations to be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity! We're still finalizing the details, but watch this space for when the final ten registrations start to go up, and details on how you can still go to Anime Detour 2015: There Is No Cure!
PacSet Tours Announces Anime De-tour 3.0!
Want to go to Japan with your fellow con-goers? Sign up today for one of the most memorable trips you will ever take. Fly into Hokkaido and start your trip south as you visit festivals, amazing views, and some of the best cultural experiances you can get as you make your way south to Tokyo.
If you are interested you can join them for their panel this year at Anime Detour where they will go over their last tour which was last June and discuss the fantastic plans for this next tour.
Space is limited, so sign up soon. For details please go to: https://pacsettours.com/portfolios/anime-de-tour-2016/
Anime Twin Cities presents: Outpost Anime!
Counting the days until Anime Detour? Escape the long, cold months between now and the convention by joining us at our first winter festival: Outpost Anime!
January 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Geek Partnership Society Suite 106/107
The Waterbury Building
1121 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Admission for this event is FREE! There will be concessions and other items available for sale, but there is no charge to attend the event.
Viewing Room: 1-6 PM
Board Games: 1-9 PM
1-2 PM: Open drawing/painting
2-3 PM: Perler beads
3-4 PM: Miniature top hats
4-5 PM: Plushie making
5-6 PM: Cookie/cupcake decorating
6-7 PM: Origami
7-9 PM: Open drawing/painting
4:30-5:30 PM: Party games for prizes
6 PM: Cosplay Contest (popular vote)
6:30-7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" entry construction
7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" contest (popular vote)
8-9 PM: Werewolf game
Brave the frozen tundra and join us at the Outpost!
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558818277692369/
Event on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Anime-Twin-Cities-Social-Outreach-Services/events/219609261/
ATC & This is Geek Partner for Gaming Event
Anime Twin Cities is proud to announce its partnership with This is Geek by being a sponsor of Digital Destruction at the Ramada Mall of America, May 8th and 9th, 2015.
Digital Destruction will feature LAN, console and tabletop gaming, as well as gaming tournaments and arcade machines. You can also talk to representatives from the gaming industry about how they got started in the field. There is a small fee for entering the tournaments; however, this fee is discounted if you have an Anime Detour 2015 badge. General admission is FREE!
This is Geek is getting help from Anime Twin Cities to make Digital Destruction a (mostly) free event. If you also want to help them reach their goal, they are running a GoFundMe with rewards such as stickers, shirts, and buttons, in addition to their eternal gratitude. To help their campaign, go to the URL below.
For more information, please visit their website at:
Anime Twin Cities Board Member change
Rin Schwartz has stepped down as a Member-at-Large, as a result of her moving out of state. A big thanks to Rin for her contributions, and good luck to her in her new residence. We look forward to her return visits to Minnesota.
Troy MacDonald has been appointed to fill the remainder of Rin's term, effective with the December ATC Board meeting. Congratulations and welcome, Troy!
Anime Twin Cities Cosplay Picnic!
Anime Twin Cities, the parent organization of Anime Detour, is excited to bring you its first cosplay picnic! If you like cosplay, photography, or just hanging out with other anime fans, join us on July 20th for an evening of fun. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required - you are welcome in or out of costume. ^_^
ATC will provide burgers, hot dogs, and soda. Please bring a side item to share with the group if you can. We have a picnic shelter reserved, so this event will go on rain or shine.
Date: Sunday, July 20th
Time: 4 PM - 9 PM
Location: Newell Park, St. Paul
Corner of North Fairview Ave. and Hewitt Ave.
Need a reminder? You can RSVP for this event on Facebook:
Or on Meetup:
See you there!
Anime Twin Cities at CONvergence
Have you visited us at #CVG2014 yet? Come check out our room party in room 131 and see what we're up to.
5-7pm Summer Wars
7-8pm Anime Trivia (prizes)
12-2am Anime Lounge
2014 Board Election results
Thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year's election. The results:
- Kim Hofer remains as Treasurer
- John Koniges and Kevin Ehrler return as Members-at-Large, joined by newcomer Sari Hagen
Congratulations and welcome to the incoming members! The new board will take effect as of the June ATC Board meeting.
Also, big thanks to the outgoing board members for their years of dedicated service: Damarra Atkins and Michael Nicchetta. We look forward to their continued involvement in other areas of the community.
Anime Twin Cities Board Election
The candidates for the ballot have been determined. Their platform statements can be viewed here. Please take them into consideration when deciding who you would like to represent Anime Twin Cities for the next two years.
The election will take place at the Anime Detour 2014 postmortem, Sunday April 27th at 1 pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. If you think you won't be able to vote in person, please contact the ATC Secretary by April 20th and he will get an absentee ballot to you shortly.
ATC's Anime Lounge is Coming to MarsCON!
On March 7th and 8th, Anime Twin Cities will host in Anime Lounge Room Part in room 225. Come join us in our laid back version of out room party as we enjoy watching Anime and AMVs and snacking on Girl Scout Cookies and other snacks. We are open from 5PM to 2 AM with Trivia games at 7 PM. Pay close attention to our posters, you might win something!
Anime Twin Cities room party at Anime Fusion!
Come visit Anime Twin Cities' room party this weekend at Anime Fusion! We'll be on the second floor around the pool, so drop on by. We'll be doing Anime Trivia and playing lots of fun anime related videos.
Join ATC at Geek.Kon!
Anime Twin Cities will be hosting a room party at Geek.Kon this weekend! Stop on by the party for fun, refreshments, and to learn more about the work of Anime Twin Cities. You might also have the chance to hang out with some of your favorite staffers from Anime Detour!
2013 Board Elections results
Thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year's elections. The results:
- Andy Tso remains as Secretary
- Brian Hagen and Rin Schwartz are the two new Members at Large
- Lauren Ganann is the new President
Congratulations and welcome to the incoming members! The new board will take effect as of the July ATC Board meeting.
Also, big thanks to the outgoing board members for their years of dedicated service: Anton Petersen, Jo Thomsen, and Kale Ganann. We look forward to their continued involvement in other areas of the community.