Animethon Web Archive

Welcome to the Animethon Web Archive. To help share our past events we decided to make our old sites available. You can find them here:


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

▼ This is how our ATOA Website looked like in 2014. The current version of this Website is


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Event Services

Coat Check

We will be running a FREE Coat Check for the for event patrons where you can drop off your coat for the duration of the event.
Hours: Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
No valuables, we only accept coats and jackets

Anime Cafe

Hunger and want a place to go rest and chat with fellow fans, we got you covered in the Anime Cafe! That right, the event's very own cafeteria and rest stop featuring a place to sit and eat right inside the hotel so you don't have to miss a thing or go outside in the cold.

The hotel has taken a lot of feedback from last year and there have been many improvements made to the Anime Cafe this year; this includes the addition of Raman Noodles & Sushi! There will also be multiple cashiers and servers to speed up lines as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Anime Cafe will serve food at the following times:
Friday: 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 8:00 pm
On the menu will be:
Ramen Noodles $1.50
Assortment of Sushi $5.50
Pocky Sticks $1.50
Hot Dog $4.50
Slice of Pizza $4.50
French Fries $1.50
Sandwiches/Wraps $4.50
Corn Dogs $3.50
Assortment of Chips $1.50
Chocolate Bar $1.50
Mixed Green Salad $3.50
Ramune $3.50
Tea & Coffee $2.50
Assorted Soft Drinks $1.50
Bottle Juice $2.00
Bottled Water $2.00
Note: From 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, only muffins & refreshments will be served)

ALSO, the hotel Restaurant will be open all Day on Saturday and feature a Pasta Buffet for $14.95 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm


Our History

Animethon started back in 1994 by the Banzai Anime Klub of Alberta (BAKA), with the intent of promoting Japanese anime. It became a success by presenting well-known and more obscure anime to audiences, and has since grown to what it is now. Today, Animethon is presented by the not-for-profit Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA).

In the beginning, Animethon was a one-day event that allowed people to view different Japanese Anime movies and television shows within two classrooms at Grant MacEwan. Since Animethon 2, the festival has grown to utilize the entirety of the University campus for events, artist alley, education panels, and a large vendor hall. As such, the steady increase of numbers in attendees to Animethon has allowed for various vendors to expose themselves to a unique group of people both young and old.

A Taste of Animethon was first created in 2010. While nowhere near the size of Animethon itself it's been a successful event in its own right with a steadily growing attendance. In 2013 we moved venues to the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. We hope that you'll join us to make this year's event just as successful!

Animethon Summary

Animethon Attendance Guests
11 (2004) - Debbie Munro and the 404s
12 (2005) - Brian Dobson, Debbie Munro, Rob Bakewell and the 404s
13 (2006) 3,450 Brian Dobson, Cole Howard, Debbie Munro, Kirby Morrow, Michael Dobson, Randy Brososky, Tom Edwards. Trevor Devall, and PikminLink and the 404s
14 (2007) 4,349 Kyle Hebert, Matt Greenfield, Tiffany Grant, Trevor Devall, Vic Mignogna and the 404s
15 (2008) 4,679 Michael Daingerfield, Kyle Hebert, Randy Brososky, Sonny Strait, Stephen Notley, and the 404s
16 (2009) 4,881 The Slants, Aaron Dismuke, Brad Swaile, Caitlin Glass, Michael Daingerfield, Paul Dobson, and the 404s
17 (2010) 4,753 L33tStr33t Boys, Thwomp , Brian Dobson, Chris Cason, Kyle Hebert , Michael Dobson, Paul Dobson , Spike Spencer, Wendy Powell, The 404's and Synoptic Chaos Theatre
18 (2011) 5,346 Bespa Kumamero, L33tStr33t Boys, Kirby Morrow, Todd Haberkorn, Trina Nishimura, The 404's and Synoptic Chaos Theatre
19 (2012) 6,404 Daizy Stripper, Eyeshine, Johnny Yong Bosch, Todd Haberkorn, Cathy Weseluck, Nolan Cunningham, Thomas Perlinski, Sylvia Feketekuty, The 404s, Synaptic Chaos Theatre
20 (2013) 8,058 Kanon Wakeshima, Capella, DJ Shimamura, Christopher Sabat, Patrick Seitz, Troy Baker, Carol-Anne Day, Lucas Gilbertson, Brendan Hunter, The 404s, Twinfools and Nova, Combofiend, TheIshter, Booming Tree Taiko

ATOA Summary

ATOA Venue Attendance Guests
2010 Grant MacEwan University (104 Ave) 600 Synoptic Chaos Theatre
2011 Grant MacEwan University (104 Ave) 800 The 404s
2012 Grant MacEwan University (104 Ave) 1,200 Synoptic Chaos Theatre
2013 Ramada Inn and Conference Centre (Kingsway) 1,505 The 404s

  • Attendance is based on total unique sum of attendees, staff, volunteers, panelists, etc.
  • Attendance numbers are listed for optimal comparison. Prior to Animethon 13 (2006) we had a different pass structure and counted attendees differently as well. Thus those numbers are not listed here.