Anime USA 2016 Attendee Checklist

All set for Anime USA? Here’s a short checklist and announcements to keep on hand for the convention:

  1. We now have Guidebook! Make sure to download the app and search for Anime USA 2016 to keep up with events and schedule changes.
  2. For everyone not local to the Washington, DC area and are using the metro, the Safetrack metro now closes at 12:00am midnight! Make sure to plan accordingly!
  3. Please make sure you’ve gone over the Autograph Policy and the Weapons Policy for the convention.
  4. We only have a limited number of printed programs available this year. If you would like an extra one, they will be available at registration for $5.
  5. But our printed Pocket Guides will be plentiful so feel free to grab one when needed!

If you have any questions, come on by the Information Booth and we’ll get you going in the right direction!

Have fun everyone!

Anime USA is excited to announce this year’s Charity Auction partner: DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative

DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative LogoAnime USA is excited to partner with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, an organization dedicated to providing access to arts and humanities education and cultural experiences for  DC school children with this year’s charity auction. The Collaborative shares Anime USA’s strong belief that the arts can have a tremendous positive impact on people’s–and particularly children’s–lives. We look forward to raising money so they can continue their valuable work! Please come visit our charity auction Sunday at 1 pm in Panel 1 to contribute towards their efforts and take home some unique souvenirs of Anime USA 2016.

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*.
Sign up today!

*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

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.