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!

Hang out with us at Otakon!

Anime USA at the Otakon Matsuri

Maids Melody, Bree, and Ai behind the Anime USA booth at the Otakon Matsuri

Today, we had a great day with the maids of My Cup of Tea Maid Café at the Otakon Matsuri! Come meet us at Otakon Dealers Room booth BB05 this weekend.

We’ll have brand new 2014 merchandise: t-shirts, tall glasses, shot glasses, and more.

If you have yet to purchase your Anime USA membership, now’s the best time! Your membership will grant you access to this year’s Anime USA convention, featuring guests: Michele Knotz, J. Michael Tatum, Johnny Yong Bosch, Lauren Landa, and more! We’re offering these special rates this weekend only!

Special Membership Rates:
Regular: $50
Silver: $70
Sponsor: $120

If you can’t make it to Otakon, register online.

Anime USA Welcomes Educational Guest, Zack Davisson

Zack DavissonWe’re pleased to welcome Zack Davisson, a scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. This will be Zack’s first appearance at Anime USA.

In addition to being a scholar, Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for Dark Horse Comics he translates Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Oshii’s manga. Learn more about Zack by visiting Who To See.

AUSA Teams Up With Parking Panda

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations to provide guaranteed parking options at garages and lots within easy walking distance to Washington Marriott Wardman Park for Anime USA.

Traffic is expected to be high and many locations will fill up prior to the event, so it is strongly suggested that you purchase parking for Anime USA in advance if driving. Once purchased, you will instantly be emailed a digital parking pass that can be printed or displayed from a mobile phone and guarantees access to your selected location.

***Exclusive Partner Offer! For first time users enter Promo Code: ANIMEUSA25 at checkout to receive an additional 25% off your reservation***

You can view real-time pricing and availability for parking below:

Single-Day Parking Passes

Multi-Day Parking Passes

You can also view a map of parking locations around Washington Marriott Wardman Park Center below:

DC Parking powered by Parking Panda

Happy 4th of July from Kaede to you!

Happy 4th of July from Kaede to you!

We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather! We’re extending our current membership rates until midnight on July 7th. If you’ve been waiting to register, now’s the time to do it! This year’s guests include voice actors, Johnny Yong Bosch, Lauren Landa, J. Michael Tatum, and Michele Knotz. Edge-rock band, Eyeshine, will be headlining, and more guests will be announced soon!

Current Rates (extended ’til July 7th):
Regular: $50
Silver: $70
Sponsor: $120

Summer’s here! Time for Anime Mid-Atlantic

2014 SunflowerSummer’s approaching and so is Anime Mid-Atlantic! We’re heading out to his fun, Chesapeake-area show this weekend.

On top of that, we’ve got a registration sale starting tomorrow until next Monday. A regular membership is only $45 and silver and sponsor level memberships are also on sale. Now’s the perfect time to join us!

If you can’t make it to Anime Mid-Atlantic this weekend, you can register online.