Anime USA Welcomes Educational Guest, Zack Davisson

Zack DavissonWe’re pleased to welcome Zack Davisson, a scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. This will be Zack’s first appearance at Anime USA.

In addition to being a scholar, Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for Dark Horse Comics he translates Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Oshii’s manga. Learn more about Zack by visiting Who To See.

AUSA Teams Up With Parking Panda

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations to provide guaranteed parking options at garages and lots within easy walking distance to Washington Marriott Wardman Park for Anime USA.

Traffic is expected to be high and many locations will fill up prior to the event, so it is strongly suggested that you purchase parking for Anime USA in advance if driving. Once purchased, you will instantly be emailed a digital parking pass that can be printed or displayed from a mobile phone and guarantees access to your selected location.

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Happy 4th of July from Kaede to you!

Happy 4th of July from Kaede to you!

We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather! We’re extending our current membership rates until midnight on July 7th. If you’ve been waiting to register, now’s the time to do it! This year’s guests include voice actors, Johnny Yong Bosch, Lauren Landa, J. Michael Tatum, and Michele Knotz. Edge-rock band, Eyeshine, will be headlining, and more guests will be announced soon!

Current Rates (extended ’til July 7th):
Regular: $50
Silver: $70
Sponsor: $120

Summer’s here! Time for Anime Mid-Atlantic

2014 SunflowerSummer’s approaching and so is Anime Mid-Atlantic! We’re heading out to his fun, Chesapeake-area show this weekend.

On top of that, we’ve got a registration sale starting tomorrow until next Monday. A regular membership is only $45 and silver and sponsor level memberships are also on sale. Now’s the perfect time to join us!

If you can’t make it to Anime Mid-Atlantic this weekend, you can register online.

Rock on with Eyeshine at Anime USA 2014

Fresh off our announcement of voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch comes Eyeshine!

When we shared the news of Johnny Yong Bosch on our Facebook page, we received a positive response. Thank you for your input! We know you’ll love this four-piece act, featuring Johnny as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player. Eyeshine is an “edge rock” band that consists of Johnny Yong Bosch, Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka “Polo” Yazaki (lead guitar), and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). They have since toured worldwide and self produced over 11 albums. Eyeshine won Ford Motor Company’s worldwide band battle in 2012 and recorded a single with Grammy Award winning producer Don Was.

Learn more about Eyeshine by visiting “Who To See” and stay tuned for our official schedule to find out when they’ll be playing!

Anime USA Welcomes Johnny Yong Bosch!

We’re pleased to welcome actor and voice talent, Johnny Yong Bosch! Many of you may recognize Johnny as Adam Park, the Black Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went on to play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Troy in NFL Rush Zone and Guren in Tenkai Knights. Learn more about Johnny by visiting “Who To See” and stay tuned for a schedule featuring his autograph sessions, panels, and more!

New Theme and Educational Guests Coming to AUSA ’14

We’re excited to announce three guests who will be the core of our theme and educational programming in 2014.

Kass McGann is an internationally recognized costume historian and the founder of the costuming resource and pattern company Reconstructing History. She’s excited to be joining us to talk about the history of Japanese fashion, fan fashion today, and to serve as a judge as part of our Masquerade.

Lord Ramirez is a popular educator on a wide range of topics relating to Japanese culture and history. He’ll be teaching a number of hands-on work shops where you can learn traditional art forms as well as discussing elements of contemporary Japanese culture.

Long-time Anime USA favorite Charles Dunbar will be returning to bring our members new perspectives on fan culture and anime. He’ll be packing panel rooms with his engaging discussions. We’re very excited to have all three joining us for our 2014 convention.

Learn more about these guests by visiting “Who To See” and stay tuned for a schedule announcing their panels, workshops, and more.

See us at Animazement

We’re heading to one of the funnest shows in North Carolina, Animazement! Hope to see you there!

To thank you for your continued support, we’re providing a special discount for duration of the weekend! This special discount offer ends on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00 am EDT.

Regular: $45
Silver: $65
Spnosor: $115