Anime USA 2004
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12th December 2012
9th November 2010
xale_d @ : It's that time again
AnimeUSA is almost upon us once again.
Now that that's out of the way, y'all should come out and see this thing. It's a hell of a show, and we've got something for almost everyone. We've got some awesome DJs, some cool programming, dealers for everything from Steampunk to Anime to things that blink. We've got RPGs, CCG, TCG, Board games and Video games. We've got bands like the super awesome Clockwork Dolls, and so much more.
We've got stuff for the whole family, from wee-little to Adult. Come on out and join the insanity.
Did I mention I'm the Evil Overlord of this thing? Yeah, that's how awesome it is.
6th January 2010
ausa_tiamat @ : Looking for photos...of our panel
Yeah, trying to work on a project for the "What NOT To Say To A Female Otaku" panel when I hit a snag. I REALLY don't have any pictures of it. Hmmm...must try to fix this. So if anybody out there has photos from the panel from over the years and would be kind enough to share them with me, I would really appreciate it!
Current Mood: creative
19th November 2009
android17rr @ : Major Wig Help Needed
Major helpe i need for another shoot i'm doing.
Basically my commisioner mailed very badly and i did not recieve my commisioned red wig and white coat in time. I know its the day before the con but i also know alot of characters hairs look alike and also know some cosplayers can make a wig in like 30 minutes.
I have a shoot Saturday at midnight. Does anybody have a red wig that looks similar to these examples i can borrow for the shoot or an old one they dont use that they can chop up and style and sell for cheap?
My cell is 804-67-8698 and i have unlimited txting. call me prince draco or jason. i had bad cell signal at katsu but hopefully my cell works better this year.
If anybody can let me borrow wig, i will love you forever, or if anybody can save me in anyway.
Heres reference pics-
2nd October 2009
redneckotaku @ : Anime USA are hosting a Maid Cafe and Host club this year
Anime USA 2009 (November 20th-22nd at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City) would like to proudly announce that we are hosting a Maid Cafe (during the day) and a Host Club (in the evenings) on Friday and Saturday's of this year's convention. We are looking for volunteers to be Maids and Hosts for these events. http://www.animeusa.org/events/maid-c
Also, Registration is still going on for this year's convention. Registration rates will rise on November 1st. Register for the convention at http://www.animeusa.org/2009registratio
Current Mood: calm
10th August 2009
fausti @ : Versailles bassist, Jasmine You, has passed away
Early this morning, news of the passing away of Versailles' beloved bassist, Jasmine You, was announced on their official home page. His passing has come as a shock to both the band and his family members. Currently Versailles has announced that all activities will be put on hold, indefinitely.
Anime USA would like to let Versailles know that we are extremely saddened by the loss of such a talented artist and that our thoughts are with them as well as with Jasmine You's family and friends during these times.
Rest in Peace, Jasmine You.
17th June 2009
redneckotaku @ : Emily and Bob Dejesus needs your help
Artist Guest from last year Bob Dejesus and his wife Emily need your help. Bob's younger sister, Giselle, died from Cancer on Monday. The entire family will be facing a lot of medical bills in the next few weeks and months. Ohayocon (the convention who Emily chaired last year) is taken on donations for all of fandom for them. http://www.ohayocon.org/dejesus.htm
Current Mood: calm
12th June 2009
21st April 2009
redneckotaku @ : Anime USA is giving away tickets to L, change the world
Anime USA is giving away tickets to Death Note: L, Change the World at Regal Ballston Commons Cinema 12 (at Ballston Metro stop in Arlington, VA) for the April 29th at 7:30 PM showing. This is the presentation of the film in Japanese language with English subtitles. This film will also be presented with an English dub on April 30th at the same theater. To enter the contest, email email@example.com by 4/26 with your name and address. Do not post to the LiveJournal or forums as they will not be counted.
For more information and tickets for Death Note: L, Change the world, please go to www.deathnotefilms.com/L/home.php. Anime USA would like to thank Viz Pictures and Fathom Events for providing Anime USA with the tickets.
Current Mood: calm
21st February 2009
redneckotaku @ : Some updates from the Con Chair
Nathan (Xale_D) wanted to get some updates out there about what has been going on in the few months after the con.
First of all, Registration is up and going. Go to our website at http://www.animeusa.org and hit on the registration button.
People frequently ask what makes Anime USA different from other conventions. I have given my thoughts on this and would like you to read this and pass it on to your friends. http://redneckotaku.livejournal.com/104
Thirdly, the theme for this year is Steampunk. We will be making changes to the website and hopefully announcing our first guests soon.
Thanks for your patience and we can't wait to give you another great convention.
Current Mood: bouncy
5th September 2008
fausti @ : Preview of Anime USA's program book cover
It's hosted on the artist's website:
Allison Strom has been a great addition to the artists we've had in recent memory and she still kicks it up every time she creates a new image.
Current Mood: impressed
11th July 2008
fausti @ : Press Release for Versailles (visual kei band) appearing at Anime USA 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tainted Reality Presents Versailles at Anime USA 2008, Oct. 10-12
July 11, 2008 - Tainted Reality is proud to announce that Versailles will be returning to America in October for their Sentiment of Genesis Part II Tour, with the first stop being at AnimeUSA on Oct. 10-12th 2008 in Arlington, Virginia, right outside of Washington D.C. The band will be signing autographs, participating in Q&A sessions with fans, and performing a full concert on Saturday Oct 11th. All fans must register for AnimeUSA 2008 in order to attend the band's activities. Fans can register for the convention at http://www.animeusa.org.
There will be another live event in New York, New York soon after. No date or venue has been determined at this time.
Versailles is composed of Kamijo (vocals), Hizaki (guitar), Teru (guitar), Jasmine You (bass), and Yuki (drums). The group combines their duel guitars and agitated rhythm to embody “The absolute formula of beauty and extremity of aestheticism". Their DVD single "The Revenant Choir" won No.1 for the most powerful visual kei website, "visunavi" and in January of 2008, Versailles received the J-Rock Award for Best New Artist. Their first full album "NOBLE" will be released in Japan on July 16th and soon after in Europe and the United States.
About Anime USA:
Anime USA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating Japanese culture through anime and other visual media and related activities. Established in 1999, Anime USA has been one of the premiere anime conventions in Northern Virginia for the past 9 years. Anime USA 2008 will take place on October 10th-12th, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency at Crystal City in Arlington, VA. For more information, visit http://www.animeusa.org.
About Tainted Reality:
Tainted Reality is the premiere source of Japanese rock (J-Rock) entertainment in the United States. Tainted Reality hosts their own internet radio network dedicated to Japanese musical programming and produces radio shows such as Tainted Reality & The Tainted Reality Talk show. Tainted Reality often conducts interviews with some of the biggest musical artists of Japan like Yoshiki of X Japan, Die of Dir en grey, Miyavi and Plastic Tree. They also manage and organize tours for prominent J-Rock bands such as BLOOD, Versailles, The Candy Spooky Theater as well as producing media such as the Darkest Labyrinth Vol.1 DVD and the Darkest Labyrinth CD. For more information, visit http://www.taintedreality.net
Current Mood: awake
8th July 2008
fausti @ : Jo Chen's artwork for the upcoming 2008 Anime USA tshirt
Courtesy of the magical penmanship of Jo Chen, here's a watermarked sneak preview of Anime USA's upcoming tshirt:
Right now, we're just deciding whether it should go on a black or white tshirt. Or maybe another color altogether?
Current Mood: calm
1st July 2008
ieatedyourcooki @ : My First Con
My new years resolution for the past 5 years was to go to a con, so I am finally making it to AUSA this year.
I don't quite know what to expect except what my friends have told me (very little) and I'd like a little insight if that's alright.
(also, comm info doesn't say this type of post isn't allowed, but it does link to ausa forums for "other"... that's confusing. I hope this is ok)
As a twenty something first-time con-goer, do you have any tips? Thanks.
Current Mood: amused
9th April 2008
fausti @ : Ok, after getting an okay from our marketing director, here's a small pic of the artwork that appears on the 2nd Anime USA 2008 flyer:
Although I've posted it before on my own personal LJ, as a reminder of what she can do, here is her deviantart site for those new to her:
2007/2008 Con-Chair Extraordinaire
Current Mood: pleased
15th March 2008
redneckotaku @ : Online Registration is up
Our online registration is up and ready to take new members. You have until March 31st to take advantage of our low rates before the next price increase. Don't miss out on the chance to save $20 on the At door rate. Go to http://www.animeusa.org right now and register.
Also, our new forum is fully operational. You need to register for the new forum since we couldn't take all of the previous information to the new forum. http://www.animeusa.org/forum to sign up for the forums.
Current Mood: chipper
5th March 2008
darkqueenakasha @ : AALikeThese2
African Americans of Asian related interests. This includes cosplay, egl, anime, manga, conventions, jrock, Asian culture, etc. We're gamers, we're punk, we're goth and whatever in between. The goal is to unite fellow African Americans with similar interests in a community that won't label them the "odd ball" or anything like that. If interested, you can check it out at
Visit AALikeThese2: Uniting African Americans with Asian Interests
Add it, not me lol
Sorry if you view this as spam. I'm just trying to reach my targeted audience, hence why your community is seeing this post.
14th February 2008
redneckotaku @ : Katsucon and New Forums
As you may know, Anime USA will be back at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on October 10-12. We are now taking hotel reservations with Registration coming soon. You can get to the hotel page at http://www.animeusa.org.
We have new forums at http://www.animeusa.org/forums. Make sure you register for our forums. All of your old log in information is not any good. Join us at the new forums. We really think you will like the look and features of the new forums.
We will be at Katsucon this weekend where you can register for the convention. We should be on or near the Entrance to the Artist Alley again this year. Don't forget to say hi. Online Registration will be coming up soon. Sponsor memberships are returning for the first time since 2005. They are $125 and include alot of cool things. Stop by our table for more information.
Our first flyer with guests will be at the table and throughout the convention for people to pick up. I can't tell you who is coming, but we have some uber cool things for this year's convention. See you at Katsucon.
Current Mood: chipper
21st November 2007
xale_d @ : Photos are coming on-line!
Just wanted to drop everyone a note and say thanks for another fantastic year!
Also, if you're interested in photos from the photo-booth, many are available now, with the rest on their way shortly.
They can be found at The Official AnimeUSA Photo Site.
8th November 2007
redneckotaku @ : Pocket Program Schedule is Up
Anime USA now has it's pocket program guide on it's website. Download and find out all the cool things that will be shown including Paprika (Satoshi Kon's Newest Film) in High Definition. We are very excited to bring several movies and shows in High Definition for the first time at the convention.
You can register for day passes for Anime USA now through our website. You can even register for the convention up to the day you arrive.
Our Last guest
Chisuji rounds out our guests for this year. We have some new guests for this year that were recently announced. We can't wait for the convention and to provide you the opportunity to meet these great talents.
You can find out more about all of these things at http://www.animeusa.org. This will be our last LJ update before con. We can't wait to see you next weekend (November 16-18 ) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Current Mood: cheerful
7th November 2007
shinzakura @ : Otaku Swap Festa Paradise!
Yes, it's back! The Otaku Swap Festa Paradise is coming back to Anime USA for another year! Time to clean out those closets and shelves!
What is the Otaku Swap Festa Paradise, you ask? Well....
Anyone who has been a fan for a while will tend to accumulate stuff they no longer use, or impulse purchases they came to regret. Whether it's manga that hasn't been read in years, a plushie you no longer want, or a model kit that you finally admit you're not going to build, make your con budget go a little farther by participating in the swap meet! The Swap Meet is meant to give our attendees an opportunity to trade their used merchandise for something better without the hassle of online auctions or shipping. Anything is welcome - anime DVDs, VHS tapes, manga, books, magazines, CDs, toys, posters, electronics, video games - anything. Please note that the Otaku Swap Festa is TRADE ONLY - there will be NO cash sales or exchange of money allowed.
So here's your chance to get rid of that item you no longer want, and get a new treasure in the process!
19th October 2007
2nd October 2007
redneckotaku @ : Anime USA is on the Baltimore Podcast
Our Chairman and I had the honor of being taped for an episode of the Balticon podcast over the weekend. A Podcast is downloadable talkshow about anything from music to anime. The focus was on anime and Anime USA. Hear more about our con and what makes it different from others along with some things you may want to see. You can download it at http://www.balticonpodcast.org/wordpress. You can listen to it on the website or download it.
Current Mood: chipper
28th September 2007
redneckotaku @ : Several New Guest announcements
Anime USA has made several new guests announcements yesterday. We hope you agree they are interesting guests including announcing a Manga-Ka to our guest lineup.
Also, Our Art Show information is posted on our website for this year. The information is on our website at http://www.animeusa.org
We are about a month from the end of registration. Pre-registration is only $40 and you can get a T-Shirt and Pin for only $18 more through our silver package. This is the best way to guarantee you shirt. Our T-shirt design is on the front page of the website and it really looks cool (IMHO).
There have also been other announcements including announcing our Formal Ball on Friday night. All of this information and more at Anime USA's website http://www.animeusa.org.
Current Mood: chipper
27th September 2007
ausa_tiamat @ : Cosplay related panels and workshops at Anime USA
The page for Cosplay panels & workshops is up on the AUSA site. So if you want to do a cosplay related workshop or panel, let me know! The deadline to sign-up is coming up! Panels requiring any type of tech support (projectors,audio, cables,etc) need to be submitted by October 12. Panels requiring logistical support (easels, easel boards, paper, pens, etc.) need to be submitted by October 19. Panels not requiring any support need to be submitted by October 26.
www.animeusa.org/cospanels.php or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just e-mail me directly at AUSA_Tiamat@yahoo.com or even PM on the AUSA forum. VERY IMPORTANT: If you e-mail me, PLEASE either lower your security or add my e-mail address to your "safe" list. I need to be able to contact you!
We have several panels already signed up and I've already started working on the schedule. Most of the time slots available fall on Fridays and Sunday. (The Masquerade and other cosplay related events tend to take up most of Saturday. So there aren't many time slots then.) Again, please keep in mind this is my first year in charge of something like this and I will try to do my best at scheduling everything. And don't worry if you do not get an immediate response. I am not online 24 hours a day. I will respond as soon as I can.
Some of the confirmed Panels/Workshops include:
Introduction to Basic Embroidery and Beading Techniques
Elitism in Cosplay
Cospaly Commissions: Consumer Eye View
Thrift Store Cosplay
Cosplay on a budget
This is a tentative list and is subject to change.
If you want to do a panel or workshop you don't see on the list please get in touch with me.
Cosplay Panel Coordinator
Current Mood: busy