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


A relative newcomer, Shinrajunkie stormed onto the Louisiana cosplay scene in 2012 with an ambitious 12 costume lineup and placed in intermediate and master brackets at several conventions. Since then, this lusty, hunky cosplay star with his thousand watt smile has continued to accumulate accolades, attracting national attention. Spend a couple minutes talking to him (go ahead, he’s friendly) and it’s obvious why he’s Louisiana’s most popular cosplayer.

Laugh Out Loud


Laugh Out Loud is a modern improvisational comedy troupe that hails from the University of Georgia. The group was founded in 2007, and has been working on their craft ever since. The group typically performs shows similar to the style most popularized by the television program Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

In 2012 the group expanded to other comedic avenues, adding a RiffTrax style event called Smackdown! lampooning adaptations of anime, cartoons, comic books and video games live and without a script.

If you’ve seen the group before, or not at all, each show is different and made up on the spot with input and situations from the audience. Be ready to have a side splitting time.

Twitter – @improvUGA

Traveling Cosplay Contest @ Anime Southeast ’14

Click here to see the full Facebook photo album of our ‘Anime Southeast’ Traveling Cosplay Contest entries! Deadline to ‘vote by like’ is May 16th at 12 noon EST. We’ll announce the winner within minutes of that deadline.

Dealer Room Application Form Is Live!

If you’re interested in being a vendor in our 2014 Dealer Room then please click the following link to access and submit your application.


2014 Dealer Room Application


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