Congrats to 2014 AMV Contest Winners!

Best Drama/Romance: Ardamaeus’s “Waking Summer Dream”

Best Action/Adventure: Johan’s “Gods and Monsters”

Best Comedy/Parody: Erickson Seng’s “Levi Got Pretty Boy Swag”

Judge’s Choice Award: Ardamaeus’s “Waking Summer Dream”

Best Overall: Erickson Seng’s “Levi Got Pretty Boy Swag”

2014 Panels

Here is a full list of all the panels for 2014!

Click here for 2014 schedule!

At-The-Door Registration Hours:

Friday 8AM-8PM

Saturday 8AM-8AM

Sunday 8AM – 1PM.

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Shattered Stitch Cosplay

Shattered Stitch Cosplay

Photographers info: Photo by Sean Gemmel Photography. Post work by Aelise B Davis

Alexis Montclaire, also know as Shattered Stitch Cosplay, is a Chattanooga local; an avid costumer and cosplayer with almost 15 years of fabrication and fashion experience. She became involved in cosplay through fan groups and con attendance after becoming a fashion model at 17. Encouraged by friends and family, Alexis has done cosplay from most genres of geekdom: video games, literature, fantasy movies, Star Wars, and was Nvidia’s prizewinner for their GeForce 6800 release with her portrayal as Nalu. She has been featured on the cover of BioGamer Girl magazine, won awards for her competitive cosplaying, given lectures and workshops across multiple cons, and through her modeling career has been featured on Vogue Italia online, Freque Magazine, and other publications in the South East. Alexis loves to share her fabrication and conceptual knowledge with fellow builders as well as discuss lore and theorycrafting (especially of the Warcraft universe) with fellow gaming fans!


A relative newcomer to cosplay, REIN arrived on the scene in late 2013. After seeing a simple prop tutorial he started the hobby and took home Best Prop at his first convention. Since then he’s been to several conventions and has done everything from armor to body paint for his costumes. As a licensed hairdresser, REIN is a representative of Paul Mitchell products and has a real knack for wig-work. Priding himself on utilizing quality materials and his profession as a hairdresser, REIN sets out to bring his favorite characters to life from beyond the screen or page. REIN learned everything he knows from other cosplayers, and definitely pays it forward!  The only thing he loves more than making costumes is telling others how they were made. His Instagram and Facebook are full of tutorials and he aims to recruit as many as he can into the same weird hobby he found himself in only last year. As a cosplayer, he has been to 8 conventions in 2014 alone and likes to bring everything he learns back with him. Whether it is props, wigs or just saying “Hi!” REIN does his best to make sure you walk away knowing something you didn’t know before.

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Costume Contest Rules

Anime Blast Chattanooga wants to honor the dedication fans put into bringing their favorite characters to life in our Costume Contest. We accept all genres of fandom from anime, movie, TV, videogame, etc., from both eastern and western origins. Read the rest of this entry

Help Bring GIS: Arise to Chattanooga

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‘Cosplay Reenactment Contest’ Winners

Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter our ‘Cosplay Reenactment Contest’! Now though is the moment you’ve been waiting for to see who will receive the 2 tickets for Lindsey Stirling’s concert 1 week from today at Track 29 in Chattanooga.

While it was indeed a tough decision our judges decided that the winners are Kassie L. (WonderDerp) and Vicky Z. (Ameizing Cosplay) with their Kuroko no Basuke photo! Congrats to you both and look for an e-mail soon with the tickets. Thanks again to everyone who entered this contest!


Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura HeadshotBrandishing her voice just as Mikasa wields her blade, Trina Nishimura has sliced her way through the anime world over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment.

From meager beginnings as the little hungry girl Namiko in “Desert Punk,” to her much anticipated and lauded appearance as Mikasa Ackerman in “Attack on Titan,” Nishimura’s agile voice has brought her critical acclaim, and unprecedented fan support. Read the rest of this entry

Cosplay ‘Reenactment’ Contest

This isn’t an ordinary cosplay contest; it’s a reenactment contest!


Example Submission

It’s time for a twist on the cosplay contest formula! We don’t just want to see you in your amazing costume, or you channeling the persona of your favorite character while posing for a picture. We want to see you reenact a scene while in cosplay! Winner will receive two passes to see Lindsey Sterling in concert on June 30th at Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN!
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Darrel Guilbeau

Darrel Guilbeau HeadshotDarrel Guilbeau is a Los Angeles based actor who’s most recent roles include Hakuryu in Magi-The Labyrinth of Magic, Amaimon in Blue Exorcist, Rikuo in Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan and Mikado in Durarara!!.  He has voiced the lead roles of Gainer Sanga in Overman KingGainer and Ichitaka Seto in I”s and I”s Pure.  Other popular roles include Souske Kawara in Samurai champloo, Osamu in Paranoia Agent, Satoshi Hojo in Higurashi, When they Cry, Hikari in The Melody of Oblivion, Kouji in Buso Renkin, Tandor in Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Shinya Yanagasawa in The Prince of Tennis, and Sejuro in Zoids Genesis.  He has also lent his voice to such anime as Bleach, Boys Be…,Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion & R2, Cyborg 009, DearS, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig, GunxSword, Kamichu!, Kekkashi, Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahasi Anthology, Space Pirate Captain Herlock, and Stellvia. Read the rest of this entry


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