2011
The very first Florida Anime Experience took place May 27-29, 2011 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Orlando Sun Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.  Attendance: 1931 attendees (925 unique)

INSPIRED BYCowboy Bebop

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Steve Blum – The voice of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Brittney Karbowski – The voice of Black Star from Soul Eater
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Brett Weaver – The voice of Carrot Glace from Sorcerer Hunters
  • FANDOM GUEST: Daric “Jingoro” Jackson
  • PODCAST GUEST: Anime World Order

CONTEST WINNERShttp://www.floridaanime.com/history/2011fae

PHOTOSFlickrFacebook – SET 1Facebook – SET 2Facebook – SET 3Facebook – SET 4


2012
The second Florida Anime Experience took place May 25-27, 2012 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: 2167 attendees (1027 unique)

INSPIRED BYSailor Moon

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Terri Hawkes – The voice of Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Dan Woren – The voice of Roy Fokker from Robotech
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Darrel Guilbeau – The voice of Mikado from Durarara
  • FANDOM GUEST: Daric “Jingoro” Jackson
  • PODCAST GUEST: Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast

CONTEST WINNERShttp://www.floridaanime.com/history/2012fae

PHOTOSFlickrFacebook – SET 1Facebook – SET 2Facebook – SET 3


2013
The third Florida Anime Experience took place May 24-26, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: 2283 (1284 unique)

INSPIRED BYNaruto

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Maile Flanagan – The voice of Naruto from Naruto
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Cassandra Lee – The voice of Kyubey from Madoka Magica
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Melodee M. Spevack – The voice of Birdamon, Garudamon, & Crusadermon from Digimon
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Michael McConnohie – The voice of D from Vampire Hunter D
  • FANDOM GUEST: Daryl Surat – Writer for Otaku USA magazine
  • FANDOM GUEST: Paul Chapman – Writer for Otaku USA magazine

CONTEST WINNERShttp://www.floridaanime.com/history/2013fae

PHOTOSFlickr, Facebook


2014
The fourth Florida Anime Experience took place May 23-25, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: 2567 (1553 unique)

INSPIRED BY: Space Dandy

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Ian Sinclair – The voice of Space Dandy from Space Dandy
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Melissa Fahn – The voice of Ed from Cowboy Bebop
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Paul St. Peter – The voice of Xenmas from the Kingdom Heart games
  • FANDOM GUEST: Paul Chapman – Writer for Otaku USA magazine
  • FEATURED TALENT: Al Aki – Origami Artist
  • FEATURED TALENT: Alexa Karii – Cosplay Model
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime Spot – Anime Club
  • FEATURED TALENT: Kawaii Til We Die – Performance Group/DJ
  • FEATURED TALENT: Noise Complaint – Performance Group

CONTEST WINNERShttp://www.floridaanime.com/history/2014fae

PHOTOS: Coming soon.  (Yes – we know we’re behind on this.)


2015
The fifth Florida Anime Experience took place April 24-26, 2015 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: 2922 (1784 unique)

INSPIRED BY: Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Spike Spencer – The voice of Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion (series & films)
  • GUEST OF HONOR: Tiffany Grant – The voice of Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion (series & films)
  • GUEST OF HONOR: Brina Palencia – The voice of Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion (films)
  • GUEST OF HONOR: Trina Nishimura – The voice of Mari from Neon Genesis Evangelion (films)
  • FEATURED TALENT: Al Aki – Origami Artist
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime3000 – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime Addicts Anonymous – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime America – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime World Order – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Ass Backwards Anime – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Black Star Anime – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Central Florida Bonsai Club
  • FEATURED TALENT: Dream Fantasy Theatre – Lolita Troupe
  • FEATURED TALENT: Gundamn! @ MAHQ.com – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: JETAA Florida
  • FEATURED TALENT: Nerdy Karaoke
  • FEATURED TALENT: Noise Complaint – Performance Group
  • FEATURED TALENT: Orange Anime
  • FEATURED TALENT: Orlando Kendo Club
  • FEATURED TALENT: S.S. HANAMI – Musical Group

PHOTOS: Coming soon.  (Yes – we know we’re behind on this.)


2016
The sixth Florida Anime Experience took place April 22-24, 2016 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: 2927 (1726 unique)

INSPIRED BY: Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Kate Oxley – The voice of Akane from Psycho-Pass (series & film)
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Caitlin Glass – The voice of Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Steve Bennett – Artist
  • INDUSTRY GUEST: Robert Woodhead – Co-Founder of AnimEigo
  • FEATURED TALENT: Al Aki – Origami Artist
  • FEATURED TALENT: Amazon Mandy – Cosplay Model
  • FEATURED TALENT: Anime Addicts Anonymous – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Ass Backwards Anime – Podcast
  • FEATURED TALENT: Central Florida Bonsai Club
  • FEATURED TALENT: Metro Orlando Judo Kai
  • FEATURED TALENT: Nerdy Karaoke
  • FEATURED TALENT: Noise Complaint – Performance Group
  • FEATURED TALENT: Tayrex Cosplay – Cosplay Model

CONTEST WINNERShttp://www.floridaanime.com/history/2016fae

PHOTOS: Coming soon.


The seventh Florida Anime Experience is scheduled to take place April ???, 2017 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center.  Attendance: TBD