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Taiyou Con

Overview

Taiyou Con is an active annual anime convention in Mesa. It was first held in 2011 and is often the first con of the Arizona year. It's been run by Michael Spadafore since 2012.

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Most Recent Program Book Covers

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Social Media


History

Chronology of Arizona Conventions | Index of Program Books

# Date Location Chair Guests Book Web Notes
1 2011
7 Jan
9 Jan
Hilton Phoenix East
Mesa
see below
2 2012
6 Jan
8 Jan
Hilton Phoenix East
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
3 2013
4 Jan
6 Jan
Hilton Phoenix East
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
4 2014
3 Jan
5 Jan
Hilton Phoenix East
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
5 2015
16 Jan
18 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
34 MB
6 2016
15 Jan
17 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa

Michael Spadafore see below
7 2017
6 Jan
8 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
8 2018
5 Jan
7 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
9 2019
11 Jan
13 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore see below
10 2020
3 Jan
5 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore
11 2021
8 Jan
10 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore 1
12 2022
7 Jan
9 Jan
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa
Michael Spadafore


Notes

  1. Taiyou Con 11 was cancelled in 2021, due to COVID-19.


Guests

Taiyou Con generally has too many guests to list in the table above. Here are the guests announced for each event:

2011: Troy Baker, Chris Cason, Charlene Ingram, Brian Foster Kane, Kitsune Robot, Perfect Math Class

2012: Charlene Ingram, Kirby's Dream Band, Chris Sabat, Patrick Seitz, Eric Vale, Armand Villavert Jr.

2013: Chris Guerrero, Kirby's Dream Band, Lauren Landa, Maridah, Sonny Strait, Cristina Vee

2014: Chalk Twins, Frances Delgado, Darrel Guilbeau, Kyle Hebert, Ichigokitty, Mari Iijima, Charlene Ingram, Maridah, Michelle Ruff, Heather Vaughn, Cristina Vee

2015: Frances Delgado, Erin Fitzgerald, Chris Guerrero, Shihoko Hirata, Ichigokitty, Johnny 'n' Junkers, Yumi Kawamura, Lotus Juice, Mega Ran, Eric Stuart, Heather Vaughn

2016: Valerie Arem, Yuu Asakawa, Erin Fitzgerald, Samantha Gorel, Hanyann, Charlene Ingram, Lotus Juice, Mega Ran, Garnet Runestar, Chris Sabat, Sean Schemmel, Twinfools, Nova VandorWolf, Kappei Yamaguchi

2017: Yuko Sanpei, TeddyLoid, Akemi Kanda, Lotus Juice, Shihoko Hirata, Mega64, Heather Vaughn, Lunar Lyn, CeruleanDracon, Clifford Chapin

2018: Mega64, Shino Kakinuma, Toshio Furukawa, Robbie Daymond, Satomi Arai, Kimidori Cosplay, Derek Stephen Prince Lisle Wilkerson

2019: Yoshitoshi Abe, Ray Chase, Chocolate Covered Cosplay, Robbie Daymond, Max Mittelman, Yuriko Yamaguchi


Attendance

1 2 3 4 5 6
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
810 1,500 1,600 1,963 2,651 3,211


Other Documents

Index of Ephemera

Taiyou Con 3

Postcard (1 MB)

Taiyou Con 8

Pocket Program (105k)



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Last update: 1st October, 2020