Anime Detour Announcement

Upcoming Events from ATC

May 8th 2015, 15:11 CDT

Anime Detour congoers! Did you know that Anime Twin Cities, the parent organization of Anime Detour, also sponsors multiple events throughout the year? Our Social Outreach Services team is hard at work year-round to provide fun and informational activities for all anime fans to enjoy while we wait for the next convention. Here are some of the events we have coming up!

ATC @ Minnesota AIDS Walk

ATC is once again putting on our tennis shoes and hoping for good weather as we join up to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. The walk is 6.5 miles starting and ending at Minnehaha Falls and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. To join or donate to our team, go to and select the Anime Twin Cities group.

Our team page!

Date: May 17th
Time: approx. 9 AM (the walk itself starts at 11 AM)
Location: Minnehaha Park
Cost: Donations are encouraged, but participation in the walk is free!

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In Case You Missed It: ATC Covers Every Panel at Detour in One Night!

Did you miss out on your chance to go to Anime Detour? Did you go but not have enough time to see everything you wanted to? If you're suffering from not enough Anime Detour, we've got the fix for you. For one night only we've assembled 2 former chairmen of Detour, the current programming head, 2 guests of honor, and one loud mouth guy to explain their way through every panel at Detour working only off the title.

Date: May 26th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: GPS @ the Waterbury Building, 1121 Jackson St NE suite 106. Enter through door C.
Cost: Free!

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June Kotatsu

Anime Twin Cities presents its monthly open hangout night! Bring games, cards, writing, knitting, any other hobby that suits you. Or just bring yourself and join us around a table for good company and good conversation. This is a public gathering; come relax with your friends at ATC. Look for the host wearing a blue armband with the ATC logo.

Date: June 2nd
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Source Comics & Games, 2057 Snelling Ave in Roseville.
Cost: Food is at your own expense.

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Cherry Tree Celebration and Kite Flying

Anime Twin Cities, Inc. is going to Como for the Cherry Tree Celebration with expert kite fliers. We will meet at 8:30 AM at Como Park by the Mannheimer Memorial on the corner of North Lexington Parkway and Estabrook Street. At 9 AM there will be a tree-planting ceremony, followed by a kite-flying demonstration by Seikoo and Akiko Nakamura of Nagasaki at 10 AM. At 2 PM there will be a kite-making workshop.

"The Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee is raising money to support two cultural exchanges in 2015–our 60th anniversary as Sister Cities! SPNSCC’s logo is of hata kites from Nagasaki and we have been long time supporters of the Sansei Yonsei Kai dance group. Seiko Nakamura, kite flyer extraordinaire, is coming from Nagasaki to give our 60th celebration a flying start the weekend of June 6, 2015. He will fly his hata kites over the cherry trees at Como Park on Saturday, June 6, and again on Sunday, June 7. Nakamura-san came to the Twin Cities about 15 years ago and we are thrilled he will come again." -- Saint Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee

Date: June 6th
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Como Park in Saint Paul.
Cost: There may be an activity fee for the kite-making.

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Vali-Hi Drive-In

Once again ATC is going to the Vali-Hi Drive In in Lake Elmo! We’ll be bringing the grill, as well as burgers and brats, but we’ll need plenty of people to eat them! We have no idea what the movies will be, but the box office opens at 7 and the movies begin at dusk! Bring lawn chairs, maybe a boombox or two, and blankets (it gets cold at 3am!), and any treats you think you might like. Kids and (leashed) dogs are welcome! Tickets are $8.50 a person, and we hope to see you there!

Date: June 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Vali-Hi Drive-In theater, 11260 Hudson Blvd in Lake Elmo.
Cost: $8.50 for three movies.

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Tsuinshi Anime Club

Anime Twin Cities and the Geek Partnership Society have joined forces to bring a little bit of the fun to you twice a month (second and fourth Friday) with this cosponsored anime club. We will be showing various anime movies and series.

Upcoming Dates: May 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, June 26th
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Geek Partnership Society, Suite 106 in the Waterbury building at the intersection of Central and Broadway. 1121 Jackson St NE. Enter through door C.
Cost: Free!

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You can always find all of our confirmed events on the Anime Twin Cities website, our Facebook page, or the SOS Meetup group:

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