Thanks everyone for coming out to AnimeFest 2016! Checkout our awesome photo gallery for a recap of this year's event.
2016 Highlight Gallery
2016 Cosplay Highlights
Recent News and UpdatesThank you, everyone, for another successful AnimeFest! 2016 was a year filled with many amazing changes, as well as historic firsts that helped make this the most memorable AnimeFest yet! Here are some highlights for this year:
- Attendance: 10751 Warm Body Count (37334 Turnstile)
- Art Auction: The Art Auction recorded its single highest sale ever! An original drawing of Lum by character designer Akemi Takada was sold for $10,000!
- Guests: 9 Japanese guests and 11 North American Guests
- This was Behind the Voice Actors 2015 Voice Actress of the Year Lindsay Seidel's first anime convention ever!
- This was the first time the voice actors of Lum (Fumi Hirano) and Ataru (Toshio Furukawa) from Urusei Yatsura have appeared together at a convention.
- Robert Woodhead recorded commentary as an extra feature for the upcoming AnimEigo Riding Bean blu-ray Kickstarter release at panels during the convention.
- The Cosplay contest was held at the gorgeous Majestic Theatre this year for the first time ever. You can expect to see more events there in the future!
- The AnimeFest App: AnimeFest released its first app for Apple and Android devices to great success! Over 25% of our members downloaded and used the app over the weekend.
- Live Streaming: We live streamed several panels as well as the Cosplay Contest on Youtube for the first time!
- New Convention Leadership: The AnimeFest convention committee was led by a new team this year as part of a new initiative to have a rotating leadership roster for the convention. 2017 will introduce a new leadership team.
- 2016 Chairperson: Joe Chan
- 2016 Vice-chairperson: Mike Williams
- 2016 Secretary: Lee Thompson
- 2016 Treasurer: Joseph Chang