Schwarz Stein Makes Their Debut Overseas Appearance at Anime USA 2014

Schwarz Stein

Kaya and Hora of electronic Visual Kei duo, Schwarz Stein

In February 2014, legendary duo, Kaya and Hora, reunited as Schwarz Stein! Schwarz Stein will be making their debut U.S. performance at Anime USA 2014 and we couldn’t more excited to host them! They will be performing on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Learn more about Schwarz Stein by visiting Who To See. More information on VIP Schwarz Stein passes (add-ons to new and existing 2014 Memberships) will be available soon!

Fashion Designer, Kristin Costa, attends Anime USA 2014

We’re excited to announce Kristin Costa as a Fashion Guest! Kristin is a talented alternative fashion designer, costumer, and artist based in the New York metro area. Her works are often based around a theme and draw upon everything from historical fashion to psychological concepts to create eye-catching and dramatic designs. We can’t wait to see what she has to share with our attendees!

Rhythm games take over at Anime USA 2014!

Bemani Invasion brings games like Dance Dance Revolution to Anime USA 2014

Bemani Invasion brings games like Dance Dance Revolution to Anime USA 2014

Attention rhythm-game lovers! Bemani Invasion will be bringing their collection of music-based arcade machines to Anime USA for members to play all weekend at #AnimeUSA2014! Games include classics such as Dance Dance Revolution and Pop’n Music, and new games like Jubeat.

Anime USA Welcomes Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Steve Blum

If you’re a member of our social media community on Facebook, you may have noticed how excited we are about this! Steve Blum, best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop and Mugen in Samurai Champloo, is attending Anime USA 2014 as a Guest! In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World Record for being the most prolific video game voice actor. Steve is working on two amazing new projects, Star Wars Rebels and the upcoming 3D animated movie, The Boxtrolls. Learn more about Steve and the other Guests of Anime USA by visiting “Who To See”.

Joshua Hart + Anime USA 2014

Joshua Hart, Cosplay Guest of Anime USA 2014

Joshua Hart, Cosplay Guest of Anime USA 2014

Anime USA is excited to announce Joshua Hart as a Cosplay Guest! Joshua is well known for his stunning costumes and attention to detail. He’s excited to be a judge for our masquerade, and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge of fabrics, construction and design with our members. Learn more about Joshua and our other fabulous Guests by visiting “Who To See”.

Parking Information Update

Anime USA 2014 takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Anime USA 2014 takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

We know that traveling to D.C. may be intimidating at first, but don’t fear! We have two parking options for you: parking directly at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel and guaranteed parking through our partner, Parking Panda.

Hotel Parking:

Hotel Parking Lot Rate: $22 per night (Anime USA 2014 Convention—Discounted Rate). Mention Anime USA convention when making arrangements at the hotel’s front desk. In order to receive this rate, you must tie your hotel key to your parking ticket at the hotel’s front desk or get a colored parking ticket from the info desk. Otherwise, you will be charged the standard rate.

Parking Panda Information

Exclusive offer for Anime USA attendees: Enter Promo Code: “ANIMEUSA25″ at checkout to receive an additional 25% off your reservation

Single-Day Parking Passes

Multi-Day Parking Passes

For more information, head over to Directions & Parking Information.

Thursday Programming at Anime USA 2014

Meet the maids of My Cup of Tea on the Thursday of Anime USA 2014

Meet us on the Thursday of Anime USA 2014

Due to multiple requests from our staff and featured performers, we will be featuring Thursday night programming for those of you who will be with us that night. Activities include a hotel walk-through to help you navigate the space and a meet-and-greet with the lovely maids of My Cup Of Tea Maid Cafe. We’ll announce more Thursday activities soon, so stayed tuned for updates!

Enter our Cosplay Masquerade or Hall Cosplay Contests

Hi there fellow cosplay enthusiasts! We’re pleased to announce our Cosplay Masquerade and Hall Cosplay contests.

Cosplayers receiving awards at the Anime USA 2013 Cosplay Masquerade.

Cosplayers receiving awards at the Anime USA 2013 Cosplay Masquerade. Photo credit: Ross of Octomobiki.

If you’re interested in showing off your performance and craftsmanship skills in one exciting and entertaining show, check out our Cosplay Masquerade.

If you’re interested in a quiet, scheduled judging session where you’ll speak directly to craftsmanship judges and tell them about the details of their work, check out the Hall Cosplay.

If you’re interested in showing off you fabulous cosplay without competing in a contest, check out the Cosplay Fashion Show!