Anime Weekend Atlanta®
September 26th-28th, 2014 | Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel + Cobb Galleria Centre
+ Sheraton Suites Galleria

For Beautiful Convention Life

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a four-day Japanese Animation
and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Reserve your hotel room for AWA 2014!

2014-01-19 12:16:17


Sure, you could just wander the streets all night or drift from room to room attempting to elude Public Safety for those precious few minutes of sleep, but conventions are more fun when you have some place comfy to call your own. You will also make more friends if you are able to shower and change clothes daily. So whether you're a lone wolf or plan to pack in with 22* of your closest friends, make sure not to miss your chance for a bright, shiny, hotel room in one of our hotels.

Now the question you are all asking is when and how you can get a hotel room for the weekend. We have talked with the hotels and they will be opening our blocks at the following times.

March 3rd - 9am - Renaissance Waverly Hotel-- Friday and Sat are Sold Out, as of 3/3/14 1:15 P.M.

March 4th - 12pm - Embassy Suites and Sheraton Suites

March 5th - All Other Hotels

Remember: To get the discounted rate, be sure to check the hotel page on in the coming weeks for specialty URLs, or ask for the AWA Block when you call the hotel directly for your reservation.

* The jokes herein reflect the humor of AWA only, and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or allowable room capacities of our partner hotels. Please confirm hotel rules at time of reservation. AWA does not advocate bunking sardine-style, but makes no judgment as to personal preference.

** Oops! Marriott Reservations let a few lucky people (less than 10) get reservations at the Renaissance Waverly early because of a glitch. They gave us the option to cancel those rooms, but we thought that would be a jerk move since it wasn't their fault. So congratulations to those people, and welcome -- early -- to Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014!

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2014-09-17 23:10:35

Didn't get a chance to pre-reg? No problem! Walk in registration will be available at the Registration booth on the second floor of the Reniassance Waverly Hotel.

We have three options for badges to cover all of the attendance bases, and we accept credit, debit (Discover, AMEX, MasterCard and Visa) as well as cash payments.

Your badge is your pass into almost everything in the convention, with the exception of special events such as the AWA formal ball.

We'll be open for registration at the following times for your convenience:
Thurs: 2pm-11pm
Fri: 9 am-11pm
Sat: 9 am-11pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

The price schedule for walk-in prices is as follows. Please remember that you cannot buy badges in advance of the day you are attending. So if you want a Friday only badge, you will have to purchase it Friday, and on Thursday only 3 day passes will be available.

Walk-in Prices:
3 Days: Adult-$65, Child-$50
2 Days: Adult-$50, Child-$35
Fri: Adult-$40, Child-$25
Sat: Adult-$45, Child-$30
Sun: Adult-$35, Child-$20

2014-09-16 14:42:39

See a current version of this year's schedule here.


It can also be accessed on your phone.

2014-08-30 23:09:51

Make sure to pre-register for AWA 2014 by Sunday August 31st at 11:59pm EST. You can pre-register here.

Walk-in registration will also be available.


2014-08-28 03:43:18
Do you want to go on stage with HOME MADE KAZOKU? Maybe even win a special prize with them? Well here's your chance!

Create a video using any of the following HMKU songs, and send us the video at

Shonen Heart
Thank you!!
Sarubia no Tsubomi
Kimiga Itakara
Home Sweet Home
No Rain No Rainbow
Nagareboshi ~ Shooting Star~
Hashiri Tsuzukeru
Hands Up!

We will begin accepting entries September 1st, so you have time to get your thoughts together and begin working on your video. All videos must be submitted by September 19th, at 11:59 EST. Once your video has been submitted, we'll upload it to the AWA YouTube, and HMKU will select their favorite video. Winners will receive a special prize, and even get to go on stage with HOME MADE KAZOKU during the concert! Good luck!

How to submit your entry: Your video needs to be uploaded somewhere that we can download it from. Do not upload it directly to YouTube or other streaming video sites. Instead, upload to somewhere like Mega and email the submission URL to along with your name and phone number.

Technical details. Your video needs to be playable on VLC. H.264 video encoding is the preferred format, for audio we recommend AAC.
2014-05-23 20:37:29
Are you counting down the days until AWA 2014? We are! To mark the grand occasion of being just 43 days away, we're going to recap all the cool people celebrating with us!

Scott McNeil - A cool Canadian who's voiced Duo Maxwell in Gundam Wing, Koga in Inuyasha, Piccolo in DBZ, Wolverine in X-men: Evolution and many, many more since beginning his career in 1988.

J Michael Tatum - That Anime Show host, and swoon-worthy voice of Kyoya Otori in Host Club, Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Doumeki in xxxHolic, and Okarin Tintarou from Stein's Gate, just to name a few. You can also catch him in Attack on Titan as Erwin Smith.

Bryce Papenbrook - The voice actor that's taking the world by storm. He's recently voiced Kirito in Sword Art Online, and Eren in Attack on Titan. In addition, he's given voice to dozens of cool characters like Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! and Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist.

Cherami Leigh - The strong female voice behind such iconic characters as Lucy in Fairy Tail, Patty in Soul Eater, Kneesocks in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Shana in Shakugan no Shana, and Asuna in Sword Art Online.

Shonen Knife - The band that turned Kurt Cobain into a screaming fan-girl, Shonen knife has been credited with making the international pop underground more international by opening it up to bands of Japan.

MIQ - The dynamic performer famed worldwide for her theme songs for anime classics such as "Gundam 0083," "Aura Battler Dunbine," "Heavy Metal L-Gaim," "Area 88," "Bismark," "Xabungle Graffiti" and more.

Loverin Tamburin - Debuting in 2006 with “Aishitageru,” the opening to “Makaisenki-Disgea.”, they followed up In August 2007 with “Mo?o!,” the ending music of “Nanatsuiro Drops."

HOME MADE KAZOKU - This band made up of 2 rappers and 1 dj created a buzz with their tracks featured as theme songs on many hit anime series, such as Eureka Seven (“Shonen Heart”), Naruto (“Shooting Star”), and NO RAIN NO RAINBOW” (the theme song of Naruto Shippuden: The Movie, "Kizuna").

Junichi Suwabe - The seiyuu behind Grimmjow from Bleach, Takashi Komuro from Highschool of the Dead, Keigo Atobe from The Prince of Tennis, Daiki Aomine from Kuroko's Basketball, Toji Kanzaki from Yowamushi Pedal, and Ren Jinguji from Uta no Prince-sama. He is currently playing Dandy from Space Dandy.

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - A Japanese clothing boutique that specializes in Lolita fashion with their main focus on Sweet Lolita Fashion.

Who's autograph are you going to get first?

2014-04-11 04:01:56


A Hip Hop trio formed of 1 DJ and 2 MCs, HOME MADE KAZOKU debuted in May 2004. You've probably heard their hit songs "Shonen Heart" (Eureka Seven), "Shooting Star" (Naruto) and "No Rain No Rainbow" (Naruto Shippuden). 2014 will be their 10th year anniversary, and we are excited they will be performing at the Southeast's largest anime convention for our 20th year!

Watch their official announcement on the AWA YouTube Channel here:

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What is AWA?
Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) is a Japanese Animation (Anime) & Comics (Manga) convention held in the Atlanta, Georgia area.