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Anime Detour
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Status Active
Venue Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country United States
First held 2004
Organizer Anime Twin Cities, Inc.
Filing status 501(c)(3)
Attendance 6,217 in 2017
Official website http://www.animedetour.com/

Anime Detour is an annual three-day anime convention held during March/April at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The convention run by the non-profit organization Anime Twin Cities.

Programming

The convention typically offers anime music videos, anime rooms, artist alley, costume contests, guest panels, a masquerade, vendors' room, and workshops.

History

The convention in 2009 had an attendance cap of 3,500, and was sold out a month ahead of the event. In 2011 the convention held a fundraiser for voice actor Greg Ayres, who needed dental work due to an attack he suffered during his youth. Anime Detour 2011 raised $36,000 towards tsunami relief, resulting in Anime Twin Cities being awarded the American Red Cross Donor Award. The convention and its parent company Anime Twin Cities, inc held a fundraiser for voice actress Carrie Savage in 2013, to help with costs due to muscular dystrophy. Anime Detour and its parent company Anime Twin Cities created a fundraiser for voice actor Christopher Ayres in late 2017, to help with his COPD medical costs. The convention moved to a larger location in Minneapolis for 2018. Anime Detour 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anime Detour 2021 was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event History

Dates Location Atten. Guests
March 26–28, 2004 Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Bloomington, Minnesota
1,219 Dr. Marc Hairston, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, and Carrie Savage.
March 11–13, 2005 Ramada Inn Airport Hotel and
Thunderbird Convention Center
Bloomington, Minnesota
1,550 Greg Ayres, Dr. Marc Hairston, Kyle Hebert, Jonathan Klein, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, and Travis Willingham.
March 24–26, 2006 Ramada Inn Airport Hotel and
Thunderbird Convention Center
Bloomington, Minnesota
2,464 Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Kyle Hebert, Jonathan Klein, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, and Joan Vinge.
March 23–25, 2007 Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota
3,000 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Barb Jacobs, Steve Jones, Brittney Karbowski, Michael McConnohie, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carrie Savage, and Melodee M. Spevack.
April 4–6, 2008 Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota
3,000 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Michael Coleman, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Jamie Marchi, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, and Carrie Savage.
April 3–5, 2009 Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront
Saint Paul, Minnesota
3,541 Pete Abrams, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic , r*k* Milholland, Carrie Savage, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.
April 23–25, 2010 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4,461 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Brittney Karbowski, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carli Mosier, Carrie Savage, Jan Scott-Frazier, Voices For, and Shinichi Watanabe.
April 1–3, 2011 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4,573 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Taliesin Jaffe, Brittney Karbowski, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carli Mosier, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, J. Michael Tatum, Tadao Tomomatsu, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, and Lisle Wilkerson.
March 30–April 1, 2012 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5,000 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Taliesin Jaffe, Allison Keith-Shipp, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Carrie Savage, Ian Sinclair, Tadao Tomomatsu, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, Shinichi Watanabe, and YTCracker.
April 19-21, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
5,038 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Matt Greenfield, Clarine Harp, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, r*k* Milholland, Carrie Savage, Ian Sinclair, J. Michael Tatum, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.
April 4-6, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
5,313 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Chris Cason, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Chris Jones, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, Dai Sato, Carrie Savage, Arina Tanemura, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.
March 27-29, 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
5,331 Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Jessica Calvello, Caitlynn French, Josh Grelle, Kyle Hebert, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, Carrie Savage, Tadao Tomomatsu, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.
April 22-24, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
5,927 Aya "Dancing Fighter", Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Briana "Tactical Pinup" Falb-Joslin, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Briana Lawrence, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, Carrie Savage, Tomoko Taniguchi, Tadao Tomomatsu, Jessica Walsh, Lisle Wilkerson, and Amanda Winn-Lee.
April 7-9, 2017 DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
6,217 Greg Ayres, Beau Billingslea, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Christopher Jones, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Daniel Mohr, Tony Oliver, Project BECK, Carrie Savage, and Kaiji Tang.
April 6-8, 2018 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Greg Ayres, Kyle Hebert, Briana Lawrence, Faye Mata, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Xander Mobus, Tony Oliver, Carrie Savage, Kaiji Tang, and Jessica Walsh.
March 29-31, 2019 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jillian Coglan, Samurai Dan Coglan, Fighting Dreamers Productions, Josh Grelle, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Jerry Jewell, Brittney Karbowski, Kazha, Chris Kluwe, Kristofer "Phade" McCormic, Tony Oliver, Derek Stephen Prince, Carrie Savage, and J. Michael Tatum.

Coordinates: 44°58′14″N 93°16′41″W / 44.97056°N 93.27806°W / 44.97056; -93.27806

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