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.
- Cosplay @ the Majestic: 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
Picking Up Your Badge:Memberships purchased online or being bought onsite can be picked up at Main Registration located in the rear of the 2nd floor of the Sheraton convention center. The Mailed Badges desk where mailed badge and early badge pickup recipients may obtain their lanyards, holders, and schedules will be on the same floor near the Dealers Room entrance. The hours of operation for Registration are:
Thursday: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (the Mailed Badges desk will open at 6 pm)
Friday: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
AnimeFest 2016 Membership PricesAnimeFest 2016
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Get your 2016 Memberships here!
Adult Membership Prices for AnimeFest 2016 are:
- At Con (Aug 12 - 15): $65
Children's (Ages 8-12) Membership prices are $15 all year round. Children 7 and under can attend AnimeFest for free. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
These memberships are good for all four days of the AnimeFest convention!
IMPORTANT NOTE: One Day Memberships will be available for purchase starting Saturday, August 6th. Adult One Day Membership Prices for AnimeFest 2016 are as follows:
- Friday Only: $35
- Saturday Only: $45
- Sunday Only: $45
- Monday Only: $30