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Arkansas Anime Festival
Status Active
Genre Anime
Venue Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
Location Bentonville, Arkansas
Country United States
First held 2007
Attendance 1,208 in March 2012
Official website http://arkansasanimefestival.com/

Arkansas Anime Festival (AF2) is an annual three-day anime convention held at the Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is the largest anime convention in the state of Arkansas and is family friendly.

Programming

The convention typically offers an artists alley, a dance, live action role-playing game, masquerade, panels, tabletop gaming, a vendor room, video games.

History

For several years the convention happened two times per year. The March 2010 event had a free party before the convention. Arkansas Anime Festival 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
November 17, 2007 Cosmopolitan Hotel
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Samantha Inoue-Harte
May 24, 2008 Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas
Springdale, Arkansas
1,121 Tiffany Grant, Samantha Inoue-Harte, and Dominic Vitucci.
November 8–9, 2008 Holiday Inn
Springdale, Arkansas
1,056 Johnny Yong Bosch, Samantha Inoue-Harte, and Dominic Vitucci.
April 25, 2009 Cosmopolitan Hotel
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Kyle Hebert, Samantha Inoue-Harte, and Dominic Vitucci.
November 20–22, 2009 Cosmopolitan Hotel
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Juli Erickson, Samantha Inoue-Harte, and Grant James.
March 6–7, 2010 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Bentonville, Arkansas
Christopher Ayres, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Wendy Powell, and Maria Vu.
November 20–21, 2010 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Bentonville, Arkansas
900 Robert Axelrod, Richard Epcar, Samantha Inoue-Harte, and Dominic Vitucci.
March 5–6, 2011 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Bentonville, Arkansas
DJ Azrael, Eric Benton, Eric Burton, Spike Spencer, and John Swasey.
December 2–4, 2011 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, and Mike McFarland.
March 16–18, 2012 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
1,208 DJ Azrael, Eric Benton, Eric Burton, and Sonny Strait.
November 16–18, 2012 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Greg Wicker, and Tom Wyner.
April 5–7, 2013 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
March 14–16, 2014 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Chris Bevins, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Rachel Robinson, and J. Michael Tatum.
December 12–14, 2014 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Leah Clark, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Kazha, Jad B. Saxton, and Jessica Calvello.
May 29–31, 2015 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Darrel Guilbeau, David Vincent, and Lisle Wilkerson.
May 27–29, 2016 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Rachael Messer and Austin Tindle.
November 18–20, 2016 Holiday Inn Springdale / Fayetteville Area
Springdale, Arkansas
Samantha Inoue-Hart, Guy Michel, Phil Parsons, and Chris Patton.
May 26–28, 2017 Fort Smith Convention Center
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Leah Clark and Kazha.
November 10–12, 2017 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville
Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
Bentonville, Arkansas
Samantha Inoue-Hart
June 29 - July 1, 2018 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville
Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
Bentonville, Arkansas
DJ Azrael, Fighting Dreamers Productions, Jeremy Inman, and Kazha.
June 21-23, 2019 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville
Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
Bentonville, Arkansas
Aaron Roberts

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