In 1999 AnimeUSA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.
The deadline for AUSA 2013′s Artist Alley application submission is Friday, May 31st, any applications received after this date will not be considered.
Charles Dunbar, also known as AnimeAnthropologist, will be returning to AUSA again as an educational guest! He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” focuses on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay, and con culture. Learn more about him on the educational guests page.
Give a hearty welcome to Travis Willingham! He is most widely known as Roy Mustang in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Other credits include Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, D.Gray-Man, Mushishi, Ouran Host Club, and One Piece, as well as Marvel’s X-Men and Iron Man anime series.
Read more about him on the voice actors page
Let’s give a warm welcome to Laura Bailey, our next voice actress to appear at Anime USA this year! She got her start playing Kid Trunks in the hit series Dragonball Z. Since then, she’s gone on to provide voices in countless animated series. Some of her most popular anime roles include: Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist, Shin in Shin Chan, Halibel in Bleach, and Anko in Naruto. Find out more about her on the voice actors page.
Give a warm welcome for the comeback of DJ SiSeN at this year’s Anime USA!
SiSeN is a popular underground DJ, specializing in industrial, EBM and dark wave and electro music. He is also a model and has showcased the work of fashion designer, Takuya Angel, on a regular basis. Since his first appearance in the United States with Tainted Reality in 2008, SiSeN’s popularity and demand with the club and rave scenes has increased with each visit.
Read more about him on the musical guests page.
Hoping to showcase your artwork or sell merchandise at Anime USA this year? No need to wait any longer! Registration for both the Artist Alley and Dealers’ Room is now open. You may submit an application to be juried via e-mail! Find out more information on the Artist Alley page if you’re an artist hoping to get a table, or on the Dealers’ Room page if you’re looking for a spot in the Dealers’ Room!
Do you have an amazing idea that you’d like to present in a panel at Anime USA this year? Then rejoice! Panel submission is now open! Hurry on over to the panel submission page to learn more about how you can become a panelist!
We are pleased to announce our second guest voice actor for Anime USA 2013, Troy Baker! You may recognize him as Booker DeWitt in the upcoming game, BioShock Infinite. Troy has also been featured in Full Metal Alchemist, Catherine, Persona 4, Sengoku Basara, Naruto Shippuden, Basilisk, Batman: Arkham Asylum and many more!
Read more about Troy Baker on our Voice Actors page.
We are pleased to announce our first guest voice actor for AUSA 2013, Kari Wahlgren! You may remember her as the Vespa-riding, guitar-bashing Haruko in “FLCL.” She also played many notable roles, such as Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky Star, Saya and Diva in Blood+, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin, Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Tsuruya in “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Cher in Wolf’s Rain, Lavie in Last Exile, and Tayuya in Naruto.
You may learn more about her on the Voice Actors page.