May ATC Board meeting

May 4th 2015, 23:56 CDT

The next ATC Board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, May 11, at the Waterbury building (1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, 55413). We will be distributing proceeds from Anime Detour 2015 to appropriate charities and nonprofits. If you would like to see how the monies are dispersed, or if you would like to make a pitch for a particular organization, this is your chance.

If you would like to get something on the agenda apart from the proceeds distribution, please inform the (outgoing) Secretary at andy[dot]tso[at]animedetour[dot]com . Attending the meeting to speak on it is encouraged but not required.

2015 Board election results

April 14th 2015, 00:16 CDT

Thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year's election. The results:

Lauren Ganann remains as President
Connie Mohs is the incoming Secretary
David Vetrovec and Michele Webber are the incoming Members-at-Large

(A month earlier, Troy MacDonald was appointed by the Board to fulfill the remaining year of Sari Hagen's term.)

Congratulations and welcome to the incoming members! The new board will wholly take effect as of the June ATC Board meeting, after the transitional May board meeting.

Also, big thanks to the outgoing Members-at-Large, Sari and Brian Hagen, for their dedicated service, with a side order of good luck for Sari as she pursues her graduate studies in Wisconsin for the next two years. As for myself, I am honored to have served as Secretary among the stellar Board Members and Coordinators. Thank you.

Help Anime Twin Cities with Amazon Smile

March 9th 2015, 19:28 CDT

Do you shop on Amazon? Would you like to donate to Anime Twin Cities, Inc. with every purchase you make? Then please support us with your Amazon purchases. 1/2 percent may not sound like a lot, but each person helping us out adds up fast. 

If you'd like details on how to set it up please check out our guide here:

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Only 5 days left!

February 27th 2015, 11:49 CST

Our deadline with Tugg is fast approaching! If we don't sell enough tickets by this Wednesday, March 4th, this event will be canceled. There's no charge until the showing is confirmed, so if you've been thinking about going, reserve your tickets today! Tell your friends! Let's meet our ticket threshold so all of us can enjoy some new anime to tide us over between now and the convention.

Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a prequel to the famous series, with all-new cases to be solved by our favorite characters as they meet and start their careers in Section 9. In partnership with, Anime Twin Cities is proud to present this film in Twin Cities theaters for the first time.

Tickets will NOT be available at the door! They can only be reserved online in advance of the event. This is a one-night, single special showing. Don't miss out -- show your support for anime in theaters and reserve your tickets now!

Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Wednesday, March 11th
AMC Rosedale 14
7:30 PM

The movie is on March 11th, but we need to sell enough tickets by March 4th to confirm it. Visit the event page on Tugg for further details and to reserve tickets!

Help Support the Autism Society of Minnesota with ATC

February 24th 2015, 18:22 CST

Anime Twin Cities will be sending a team to walk at Steps of Hope this Sunday, March 1st at Southdale Center in Edina from 8am to 11am. The walk benefits the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM), an organization that offers support and services to individuals with autism, as well as their families. They are an open, dedicated, and above all helpful organization.

Anime Twin Cities is pleased to be involved in helping raise money for AUSM because many people in the greater fandom community are on the autism spectrum. Many more might be, but have gone undiagnosed their whole lives. AUSM is in our community to support not only the diagnosed people on the spectrum, but also those of us who might be, but have never been diagnosed. 

If you feel moved to support this worthy cause, please go here to donate. Also, remember to put Anime Twin Cities in the field for team name.

Here are some links if you would like to know more about AUSM’s mission or services.

If you would like to walk with Anime Twin Cities, please email us and we will let you know how you can join our team.

Studio Ghibli's latest masterpiece, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD!

February 19th 2015, 15:51 CST

Based on the Japanese folktale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter", the film tells the story of a tiny girl found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. The infant grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady, seemingly destined for nobility. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate.





Film: Ghost in the Shell: Arise

February 12th 2015, 21:07 CST

Anime Twin Cities has partnered with to present a new anime film in local theaters! Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a prequel to the famous series, with all-new cases to be solved by our favorite characters as they work together for the first time.

Tickets will NOT be available at the door! They can only be reserved online in advance of the event. We need to sell at least 65 tickets for this event to happen, so reserve your spot today! This is a one-night, single special showing. Once the seats are gone, they're gone. Don't worry - if we don't sell enough tickets and the showing is canceled, you won't be charged a cent. Reserve your tickets now so we can get this event confirmed!

Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Wednesday, March 11th
AMC Rosedale 14
7:30 PM

Visit the event page on Tugg for further details and to reserve tickets!

Only a few days left!

February 5th 2015, 14:33 CST

Only a few days left on the final 10 memberships to Anime Detour 2015: There is No Cure!  But that's still time for you to get out there and get yours!  Remember, all proceeds from these memberships are going to charity, and they start finishing up at 7pm tomorrow night, going through Sunday at 7!  Good luck!

Final Four! Or is that Two?

February 1st 2015, 21:47 CST

The final four memberships are live, but there are only two auctions!  That's because the final four are paired up!  That's right, these last two auctions are for two memberships each, so you can bring a friend!  These last two auctions will benefit the Anime Twin Cities Community Fund, and the new Anime Twin Cities Education Exchange Fund!  What's that, you ask?  The Education Exchange Fund is a fund to send a student to study abroad in Japan for six months to a year, and this is our first drive to fund it!  Check them out!

Three more memberships live!

January 31st 2015, 19:01 CST

Three more memberships have gone live at auction!  The proceeds from these three will benefit the St. Paul Nagasaki Sister City Organization, the Bloomington-Izumi Sister City Organization, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  The final four memberships go live tomorrow at 7pm!  Don't miss them!

First three auctions are live!

January 30th 2015, 19:27 CST

The first three auctions are up, with proceeds going to the ATC Community Fund, The Friends of the Hennepin County Library, and the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library!  Three more auctions go live tomorrow at 7pm! Happy bidding!

They're HERE!

January 29th 2015, 19:59 CST

We promised you that if you watched this space you would find out how you could bid to win one of ten final memberships, and here's the scoop!  Starting tomorrow at 7pm CST auctions will begin to go live on eBay for the final ten memberships to Anime Detour!  Six auctions will be for single memberships while two will be for a pair of memberships so you can bring a friend!  Charities that will benefit from these auctions include the Friends of the Hennepin County and St. Paul Public Libraries, the Bloomington-Izumi and St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and our own Community Fund, dedicated to helping fandom in need - be sure to bid for your favorite charities!  As each auction goes live we will post a link here and let you know when the next will be up!  They're HERE!  The final ten memberships to Anime Detour - don't miss out!

One More Chance to Go... or rather, Ten!

January 18th 2015, 19:48 CST

Registration is closed, but your chance to go to Anime Detour this year isn't quite gone yet!  Anime Twin Cities has added ten registrations to be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds going to charity!  We're still finalizing the details, but watch this space for when the final ten registrations start to go up, and details on how you can still go to Anime Detour 2015: There Is No Cure!

PacSet Tours Announces Anime De-tour 3.0!

January 13th 2015, 14:33 CST

Want to go to Japan with your fellow con-goers? Sign up today for one of the most memorable trips you will ever take. Fly into Hokkaido and start your trip south as you visit festivals, amazing views, and some of the best cultural experiances you can get as you make your way south to Tokyo. 

If you are interested you can join them for their panel this year at Anime Detour where they will go over their last tour which was last June and discuss the fantastic plans for this next tour.

Space is limited, so sign up soon. For details please go to:

Anime Twin Cities presents: Outpost Anime!

January 11th 2015, 21:04 CST

Counting the days until Anime Detour? Escape the long, cold months between now and the convention by joining us at our first winter festival: Outpost Anime!

January 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Geek Partnership Society Suite 106/107
The Waterbury Building
1121 Jackson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Admission for this event is FREE! There will be concessions and other items available for sale, but there is no charge to attend the event.

Tentative Schedule:
Viewing Room: 1-6 PM
Board Games: 1-9 PM

1-2 PM: Open drawing/painting
2-3 PM: Perler beads
3-4 PM: Miniature top hats
4-5 PM: Plushie making
5-6 PM: Cookie/cupcake decorating
6-7 PM: Origami
7-9 PM: Open drawing/painting

Special Events:
4:30-5:30 PM: Party games for prizes
6 PM: Cosplay Contest (popular vote)
6:30-7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" entry construction
7:30 PM: "Iron Cosplay" contest (popular vote)
8-9 PM: Werewolf game

Brave the frozen tundra and join us at the Outpost!

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