ATC & This is Geek Partner for Gaming Event

December 10th 2014, 10:23 CST | Author: John Koniges

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

November 20th 2014, 15:50 CST | Author: ZZalapski

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!

July 14th 2014, 14:57 CDT | Author: John Koniges

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

July 5th 2014, 11:49 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Have you visited us at #CVG2014 yet? Come check out our room party in room 131 and see what we're up to.

1-3pm Origami
5-7pm Summer Wars
7-8pm Anime Trivia (prizes)
8-12pm AMVs
12-2am Anime Lounge

2014 Board Election results

April 28th 2014, 23:34 CDT | Author: ZZalapski

Thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year's election. The results:

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

April 18th 2014, 14:14 CDT | Author: ZZalapski

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!

March 1st 2014, 16:47 CST | Author: John Koniges

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!

October 14th 2013, 19:21 CDT | Author: John Koniges

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!

August 21st 2013, 17:06 CDT | Author: Jonas_Sollers

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

June 15th 2013, 13:00 CDT | Author: ZZalapski

Thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year's elections. The results:

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.

Community Outreach Update - Carrie Savage

May 13th 2013, 22:13 CDT | Author: John Koniges

We are at $4,965 of our $6,000 goal. Thank you everyone that has donated so far. We're getting much closer to achieving our goal and just need that last little push to cross the finish line. Please check out our community fund page for details.

Anime Twin Cities Elections 2013

May 1st 2013, 07:31 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Elections will take place at the May 18th planning meeting. Please carefully review your choices because these people will be representing Anime Twin Cities for the next two years. You will be allowed to vote for (1) President Canidate, (2) Board Members, and (1) Secretary. Write ins are also accepted. Please contact our current secretary to find out if you have attended enough meetings to have voting rights.
You May view your candidates at:

Community Outreach - Carrie Savage

April 8th 2013, 23:38 CDT | Author: John Koniges

Anime Detour and Anime Twin Cities once again needs your help to help someone very near and dear to us. You helped us with Greg Ayres, and then helped us help Richard Townsend. Now please help us help Carrie Savage who has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Please visit our Community Outreach page for details and help us help Carrie. Please Share this with whomever you can and get the word out. We know how generous the Anime Community can be and we would love nothing more than see it once again.


Summer Wars - A Pepito's Parkway Theater and ATC's February showing

January 31st 2013, 11:18 CST | Author: John Koniges

Free Anime on the Big Screen returns on February 20th with Mamoru Hosoda's supreme sophomore effort, Summer Wars! Once more, we will have two showings: 5:00pm dubbed and 7:05pm subbed. All showings are at Pepito's Parkway Theater and are free and open to the public. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your dog, just come on down and watch some anime with us! Your support of Pepito's and the Theater's concessions continue to allow us to have these free showings.

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era, and they’ve all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his “summer job” is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world's social and business traffic flows.

More Information at

Venus Wars - A Pepito's Parkway Theater and ATC showing

January 13th 2013, 22:23 CST | Author: ZZalapski

In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations. But they also brought the darker side of humanity, as vicious gangs roam the streets and rivaling nations battle for supremacy. Hiro, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, and Susan Somers, a feisty Earth journalist, are caught in the crossfire as war explodes on Venus!

The remastered version of the movie, recently released by Discotek, will be shown on Tuesday, January 15th, at 5 pm (dubbed) and 7 pm (subtitled). The Parkway Theater is generously having FREE admission for these showings. Please support the theater by patronizing the concession stand or the attached Mexican restaurant, Pepitos; food and drink from the restaurant can be brought into the theater. Your support would in turn lead to future FREE showings of anime movies the way they were meant to be shown, in a full-size cinema.

Contact info:
Pepito's Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN


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