Fireworks Tuesday, July 3, 2018; Thursday, July 5, 2018 and Saturday, July 7, 2018 “Fireworks,” the first of five new titles announced by GKIDS presented through Fathom Events, will premiere in movie theaters nationwide on July 3 with encore showings on July 5 and 7. The film will receive a theatrical release by GKIDS starting July 4. “Fireworks” is the newest release from Toho animation and producer Genki Kawamura, following the worldwide blockbuster “Your Name,” the highest-grossing anime of all time. It will be shown in both its original Japanese version and… Read More
Our friends at Knox Cosplay Events are hosting a Cosplay on Ice: Christmas in July celebration on July 15th Sunday 1pm – 4pm! Their annual cosplay on ice event will return to the same venue, Ice Chalet, located off Kingston Pike in Knoxville, TN. An RSVP is required to attend the event. Please comment in the pinned thread on their Facebook event if you’d like to attend. Event cost is $10 CASH at the event Sunday, prepay via Paypal until Midnight Saturday 7/14. Do not pay the cashier at the rink. Cost… Read More
“To our Anime Blast community, we have some exciting changes we are working on for the future of Anime Blast Chattanooga. Unfortunately, and after much deliberation, we have decided that this will require us to postpone the con until 2019. In the meantime, we will support and host other smaller events this year, and we hope you join with us for those as we work to keep the anime community active and engaged in Chattanooga. We also look forward to recruiting more volunteers and staff members, who can help build Anime Blast… Read More
STUDIO GHIBLI FEST
Following the success of Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2018.
We at Anime Blast Chattanooga are excited that this year Chattanooga is included as one of the cities hosting these theatrical screenings of Studio Ghibli classics!
Click here for our full schedule! Venue Map Panel Descriptions: AniMini-Bite Size Anime Anime has evolved in the last 10~ years and now features minisodes, shorts that fall under 15 minutes, often 5 and under. We’ll look at the best of various genres. BTS of Photography We talk to photographers and cosplayers about our experiences in the cosplay photography community, the do’s and don’ts. How to stay safe, and what goes into planning the perfect shot Chattooine – Costuming for a Cause Learn more about Chattanooga’s biggest charity costuming group, and how… Read More
Our venue, the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, is dog friendly! 😀 So if you’d like to dress your dog up and bring him by please do. Here’s a photo of Flynn Rider at least year’s Anime Blast in his Ein (Cowboy Bebop) cosplay! Taken by one of our wonderful guests: Amanda Swanson Photography. If you’re wanting to keep your dog in your hotel room, here’s the hotel policy. The Chattanooga Choo Choo welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per stay. Pets must be crated when… Read More
Many thanks to all of you who entered! We had such great entries this year, you all made it quite a challenge for the judges. It was a rough one, but our panel has chosen! Congratulations to rinkunokoisuru for your awesome winning entry! You get to enjoy a free Artist Alley table, shirt and award. But it doesn’t stop there! in fact, we had such a challenge this year that we ended up with a special Honorable Mention! Congratulations to Lyndarsia for nabbing that special spot! As a special winning treat you also get a mini prize pack… Read More
Welcome back to our 7th year for Anime Blast Chattanooga, artists! Thank you all so much for continuing to support us! We’re looking forward to an even better year this year, and look out, because this year: We have a theme! So get ready, because here are the entry rules for this year’s Lucky 7 Art Contest! Submission In order to participate, simply submit your piece to the Anime Blast Art Contest Entries folder in our DeviantArt gallery or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines: *Please note, all specifications MUST be followed… Read More
We’re excited to once again host Anime Blast Chattanooga! We’ll be returning to the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo for our venue and host hotel. We’ve got a lot of updates coming soon so we hope you stay posted for those!