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 Art show bid sheet and control sheet are now online. You may download them at the bottom of the art show page.
Welcome Mike McFarland to the cast! He will be appearing at Anime USA this year.
Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Tybalt in Romeo x Juliet, Leo in Burst Angel, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as various roles in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Kodocha, Desert Punk, Black Cat, Kiddy Grade, Shin Chan, and The Galaxy Railways.
Read more about him on the voice actors page.
The deadline for Artist Alley applications has now passed, and we are currently not accepting any new applications. Thanks to all who applied! You should hear back soon from our hardworking team about your application once they’ve gotten a chance to sort through everything.
Always wanted to help out at a con? Just love staffing and meeting new people? Well you’re in luck now! Various departments at AUSA are currently looking for staffers. Apply now!
The dealers room application deadline has been extended to June 21st. If you have not applied yet but would like to do so, now’s your chance! More details (including the downloadable contract) can be found on the dealers room page.
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.