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August 2013 Conventions

August 2-3, 2013
The Riverview Inn
Clarksville, TN
August 2-4, 2013
Nampa Civic Center
Nampa, ID

August 2-4, 2013
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
Pontiac, MI
August 2-4, 2013
Saint John High School
Saint John, NB
August 2-4, 2013
Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, OK
August 3-4, 2013
Seneca Park
Rochester, NY
August 4, 2013
Embassy Suites Jacksonville - Baymeadows
Jacksonville, FL
August 9-11, 2013
MacEwan University
Edmonton, AB
August 9-11, 2013
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

August 9-11, 2013
Newark/Fremont Hilton Hotel
Newark, CA Sentai Panel: Friday, August 9, 10am ET
August 9-11, 2013
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
August 10, 2013
Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center
Plantation, FL

August 16-18, 2013
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL

August 16-18, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC

August 16-18, 2013
Holiday Inn Kansas City SE / CoCo Key Water Resort
Kansas City, MO
August 16-18, 2013
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, QC
August 16-18, 2013
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center / San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Antonio, TX
August 17-18, 2013
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, CA
August 17-18, 2013
Pensacola Fair Grounds
Pensacola, FL
August 22-25, 2013
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON
August 23-25, 2013
Madison Marriott West
Madison, WI
August 23-25, 2013
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Ctr
Rockville, MD
August 23-25, 2013
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
August 23-25, 2013
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

August 23-25, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
August 23-25, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
August 23-25, 2013
Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley
Breinigsville, PA
August 24-25, 2013
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Shepherdsville, KY
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, SD
August 30 - September 2, 2013
Sheraton Dallas Downtown Hotel
Dallas, TX
August 30 - September 2, 2013
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA
August 31 - September 2, 2013
Cashman Center
Las Vegas, NV
August 31 - September 2, 2013
Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
Vancouver, WA
August 31 - September 2, 2013
Renaissance Glendale
Glendale, AZ


Added Sentai Panel info for Otakon.


10 am on Friday?! That’s a joke, right? That’s worse than the Sunday morning time from last year.

This is now in “if you didn’t get your badge on Thursday you’re SOL” territory.


Well, the Sentai panel was pretty cool, despite its brutal timeslot. I scored the best seat in the house.

However, the Sentai booth at Otakon was nothing like what it was at AnimeExpo. It looks smaller than it did last year. Only “advanced copies” I saw in bulk were: Shining Hearts, Medaka Box & HSotD: Drifters.

David Williams said that they tried to get cool stuff to Otakon. I don’t know how hard they tried but what they still had was fun. It would have been more fun, however, if I hadn’t known that they brought their A-Game to AnimeExpo, that they rocked that con like they were ADV circa 2006.

Also, Funimation really, really, really cheaped out this year. Their booth is smaller, doesn’t have its primo location and has nothing. No cosplayers, no stripper poles, no gel bananas. Not even a decent giveaway w/purchase program as they had just last year. There’s no spectacle in the Otakon dealers’ room, not if you knew it as it was. Patrick Seitz would not approve lol.