The Anime USA Volunteer Sign-Up form is live!

Have you ever been curious about staffing Anime USA? Sign up for our Volunteers Department! It is an excellent opportunity to see different departments, meet our staff, and get a good idea what it’s like working behind the scenes at our event. We are always looking for dedicated, hardworking, and energetic people to join our ranks and help us keep Anime USA fun for all. We offer a full badge reimbursement after 15 hours, and crash space to those who work 20 hours or more*.
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*Crash space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Meet the Illustrious Melissa Fahn!

Melissa FahnJoining us for #AnimeUSA2015 is the very talented Melissa Fahn! Fahn is best known for her role as Cowboy Bebop’s eccentric child hacker, Edward, though is also notable for her roles as FLCL’s Ninamori, Digmon Tamers’ Rika, Fire Emblem Awakening’s Maribelle, and as Gaz on Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim.

When not lending her voice to animation and gaming, Fahn is an accomplished singer and stage actor, having appeared in musicals on and off Broadway, including Wicked, Grease and West Side Story. Her debut R&B album, Avignon, was released in 2007.

Come meet her this Halloween weekend, October 30th – November 1st!

Anime USA Announces 2015 Con Chair, Kat Sartafi

Anime USA Convention Chair, Kat SarfatiWe’re pleased to announce our new Convention Chair for the year of 2015, Kat Sarfati. Sarfati has been working for Anime USA since 2009. She has over 8 years of professional experience with educational non-profits. Her own journey to fandom began as a child growing up with science fiction and anime; she was introduced to anime when she saw Sailor Moon on television after school.

Sarfati got involved with fan-hosted conventions in 2005, starting with Balticon and then soon after, Anime USA and Katsucon. She has held positions in convention security, programming, staff registration, and more. In 2014, she served as the Director of Personnel for Anime USA. Sarfati looks forward to serving our members as well as our staff to the best of her ability. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to her at chair@animeusa.org.

In 2015, we will be expanding on our children’s programming to include fun Halloween-themed events and more Please join us Halloween weekend, October 30–November 1, 2015.

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