Anime USA Welcomes Professor Shuguy

Professor ShyguyPlease join us in welcoming Professor Shyguy to Anime USA 2016!

Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop.  Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics.  He has just released his third album of original music in the form of a Pop-Opera.  His performance consists of singing, playing guitar, keyboards, and sometimes drums.  Sometimes three of those things at the same time.

We’re excited to have him with us this year and hope you can join us in welcoming him this October!

See you at Sakura Matsuri!

“Local Otaku! In case you missed it, our Maids are hosting our Cosplay Fashion Show at Sakura Matsuri today, 11:4512:30 at the J-Pop stage!  We will also have a booth at the Japan Wow! Pavilion, right next door, where you can find out about our con, meet some of our team, and even become an Anime USA member! Or, you can meet some of our Maids at the Akiba Cafe, also in the Japan Wow! Pavilion. Stop by, say hi. We can’t wait to see you!”

2016 Volunteer Map


Did you know that if you enter this fashion show, you get the chance to win not just bragging rights, but also one of the following fabulous prizes, straight from Anime USA and the Maid Cafe!

★ 1st Place = 2 Badges for Anime USA + Free Lunch at My Cup Of Tea – Maid Cafe + $30 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

★ 2nd Place = 1 Badge for Anime USA + Free Polaroid & Game at My Cup of Tea + $20 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

★ 3rd Place = 1 Badge for Anime USA + Free Game at My Cup of Tea + $10 Arda Wigs Gift Certificate

Deadline to enter is this Saturday, April 9th, at Midnight, so get your entries in fast! (enter below)

Sakura Matsuri Fashion Show!

Attention cosplayers (and J-fashion enthusiasts)!

We’ve gotten your questions and YES, we will be having another fashion show this year at Sakura Matsuri, happening April 16, 2016 in Capital Riverfront Neighborhood, DC! The show will be at 11:45am-12:30pm at the J-Pop Stage, with check-ins beginning at 10:45am.

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out and follow the instructions on the attached form. Make sure to also send a picture of your cosplay entry to daniel.wheatley@animeusa.orgThere are 25 slots, and they fill up fast!

Entries will close Saturday, April 9th @ Midnight OR when all slots are full.

AUSA will then email you if your cosplay is accepted into the contest.

Trick-or-Treat Starting Now

Trick-or-Treat for all children attendees will be starting now, and last until 3pm! Here are the trick-or-treat locations:

– Dealer’s Room (Dealer’s Ops booth)
– Artist Alley (Artist Alley Ops booth)
– Programming (Park Tower Room 8216)
– Mobile Tech (ParkTower Room 8212)
– Medical (Radio Ops – across Registration)
– Con Ops (Park Tower Room 8210)