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Anime Weekend Atlanta (R) Releases Attendence Count for 2009, Announces Dates for 2010 Convention


ATLANTA, GA - Anime Weekend Atlanta concluded its 15th annual convention September 18-20, 2009 by having 11,717 paid attendees attend AWA, an increase of 6% over the previous year. This number does not include guests, dealers, staff or complimentary memberships.

“AWA faced a challenge with JapanFest, several local sporting events, and the severe weather in the Atlanta area that weekend. We are very pleased more people attended AWA this year!” said Lloyd Carter, Chairperson, AWA.

This year, AWA introduced a larger Artists Alley and Art Show and expanded the Maid Cafe for two days.

The 16th annual Anime Weekend Atlanta will be held September 17-19, 2010 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Pre-Registration is available on our website,

ABOUT ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA: Anime Weekend Atlanta is a Japanese animation and comics convention held annually in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Since 1995, AWA has been one of the largest Japanese animation conventions in the United States with guests from the 1960’s to today.

Various events at AWA includes video room showings, Dealer’s Room, Costume Contest, Video and RPG Gaming, Dances, Panels, Workshops, The AWA Ball, and more.

For information on the convention, including, admission, hotels, staffing and other major events, go to our web site at


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