Announcement pertaining to Anime Detour 2021

Anime Detour 2023: TBD

We will link and post on this page when information becomes available for programming and events for Anime Detour. This information may change slightly as updated information becomes available.

Schedule & Event Information

Parking Guide

Special Events

Silent Auction For Charity: Please take a moment to look at the tables we've set aside for this auction to benefit charity. See Above!

Fan Fiction Contest: Show off your fanfic prowess by participating in our annual contest! Prizes will be awarded at a special panel. The first-place story will be read aloud after all the winners are announced. More Info

AMV Contest: Out annual Anime Music Video contest. See the entries on the big screen! More Info

AD Dance: Come share in the joy of our groove thing! We have not one, but two dances for your enjoyment. Both nights will be an eclectic grouping of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anime Music/Soundtracks, DDR, Techno, Industrial, Trance, Gothic, Rave, R&B, 80's Hits, Metal, and anything else the DJ thinks might be of enjoyment.

Karaoke: Stop by to sign up for your show-stopping number!

Hours of Operation


Greenway Promenade, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 9:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 9:00pm
SUN: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Exhibition Hall

Hyatt Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
FRI: VIP: 3:00pm
Public: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am - 6:00pm
SUN: VIP: 9:30am
Public: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Convention Communications

St. Croix Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 9:00am
Closes: SUN 7:00pm


Minnehaha Room, 2nd Floor
FRI: 9:00am - 12:00am
SAT: 8:30am - 12:00am
SUN: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Northwoods Room, 2nd Floor
Opens: FRI 12:00pm
Closes: SUN 5:00pm

Anime Detour Merchandise

Grant Room, 1st Floor
FRI: 11:00am - 7:00pm
SAT: 11:00am - 7:00pm
SUN: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Artist Alley

Northstar Ballroom, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 8:00pm
SUN: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Cosplay Competition

Check-in: Ballroom Coat Check Alcove, 1st Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Orientation: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
SAT: 10:00am - 11:00am
Rehearsals: Nicollet Ballroom, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Workmanship Judging: Lakeshore C, 1st Floor
Saturday Afternoon - Times TBA at Orientation
Greenroom: Lakeshore B, 1st Floor
SAT: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Seating / Preshow: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 6:15pm
Cosplay Contest: Nicollet Ballroom
SAT: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gaming Rooms

Console Gaming: Great Lakes Ballroom B & C, 4th Floor
Opens: FRI 2:00pm
Closes: SUN 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming: Lake Superior Room A, 4th Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 1:00am
SAT: 10:00am - 1:00am
SUN: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Mirage Room, 2nd Floor
Fitness Classroom, 6th Floor

FRI: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SAT: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SUN: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Charity Auctions

Silent Auction: Nicollet Ballroom A-1, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Live Auction: Regency Room, 2nd Floor
SUN: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Manga Reading Lounge

Skyway B, 2nd Floor
FRI: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
SAT: 10:00am - 8:00pm