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.

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.

Rock on with Eyeshine at Anime USA 2014

Fresh off our announcement of voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch comes Eyeshine!

When we shared the news of Johnny Yong Bosch on our Facebook page, we received a positive response. Thank you for your input! We know you’ll love this four-piece act, featuring Johnny as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player. Eyeshine is an “edge rock” band that consists of Johnny Yong Bosch, Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka “Polo” Yazaki (lead guitar), and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). They have since toured worldwide and self produced over 11 albums. Eyeshine won Ford Motor Company’s worldwide band battle in 2012 and recorded a single with Grammy Award winning producer Don Was.

Learn more about Eyeshine by visiting “Who To See” and stay tuned for our official schedule to find out when they’ll be playing!