AnimeCons TV

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AnimeCons TV
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Created by Patrick Delahanty
Hosted by Patrick Delahanty, Elizabeth O'Malley, Robert "Sketch" Scholz, Shiva, Doug Wilder, Svetlana Chmakova
Opening theme News Theme by Karl Kornfeld
No. of seasons 10+
No. of episodes 300+
Runtime 10-20 minutes
Producer(s) Patrick Delahanty
Camera Operator(s) Various
Editor(s) Patrick Delahanty
Original Run January 31, 2009 - Present

AnimeCons TV (formerly known as the Podcast) is a weekly podcast created by Patrick Delahanty and hosted by Patrick, Elizabeth O'Malley, Robert "Sketch" Scholz, Shiva, Doug "Nigoki" Wilder, Svetlana Chmakova, and other staff and contributors. It covers the latest news about anime and fan conventions and other topics related to conventions such as cosplay, anime music videos, and guest interviews.


Main article: List of AnimeCons TV Episodes

First Four Seasons

The podcast began in January 2009 and new episodes were released on the first of each month through 2012. Each episode ran roughly 20 minutes. The format of a typical monthly episode was as follows:

  1. Segment 1
  2. Sponsor
  3. Segment 2
  4. Upcoming Conventions
  5. Segment 3
  6. Voice Mail, Q&A, or Commentary
  7. Credits and Bloopers

Weekly Episodes

In 2013, the podcast went weekly, releasing new episodes each Monday. Unlike the monthly format, each episode focuses on a specific topic rather than having multiple segments like the monthly episodes had. Each AnimeCons TV episode from season 5 onward is an average of 10 to 20 minutes in length. Episodes are hosted by one or two members of the AnimeCons TV crew. Episodes with more than two people are very rare and usually saved for special occasions like the annual year in review.

In January 2014, the podcast celebrated 100 episodes. The 100th episode included congratulatory videos from former guests such as Brian Brushwood and Kyle Hebert.

AnimeCons TV Series Overview
Season No. of
Original air date
Premiere date Premiere title Finale date Finale title
1 11 January 31, 2009 January 2009 December 1, 2009 December 2009
2 12 January 1, 2010 January 2010 December 1, 2010 December 2010
3 12 January 1, 2011 January 2011: Ten Largest Anime Cons of 2010 and Amy Howard Wilson December 1, 2011 December 2011: Roland Kelts and The Year in Review
4 12 January 1, 2012 January 2012: Ten Largest Anime Cons of 2011 and Geoff Tebbetts December 1, 2012 December 2012: Nekocon, Bakuretsu Con, and 2012 Year in Review
5 48 January 7, 2013 Ten Largest Anime Conventions of 2012 December 23, 2013 2013 Year in Review
6 48 January 6, 2014 Ten Largest Anime Conventions of 2013 December 22, 2014 2014 Year in Review
7 48 January 5, 2015 Ten Largest Anime Conventions of 2014 December 21, 2015 2015 Year in Review
8 48 January 4, 2016 Ten Largest Anime Conventions of 2015 December 19, 2016 2016 Year in Review
9 48 January 2, 2017 Largest Anime Conventions of 2016 December 18, 2017 2017 Year in Review
10 48 January 1, 2018 Largest Anime Conventions of 2017 December 17, 2018 2018 Year in Review

Fun Facts

Shannon on Hak5
Brian on the AnimeCons TV set


2013-2017 cover art for AnimeCons TV with art by Svetlana Chmakova
2011-2012 cover art for AnimeCons TV with art by Sarah Hevey
2009-2010 cover art for the Podcast