Toy manufacturer Hasbro has announced that they will launch their own convention focused on their toy lines. The convention, named "HasCon", will take place in Providence, Rhode Island in September 2017, not far from Hasbro's corporate headquarters.
Anime Southwest, located near Denver, Colorado, has announced the cancellations of seven guests. This news comes one week after it was announced the convention has announced a new venue and less than a month before the convention is scheduled to begin.
The SPJA, the parent organization of Anime Expo, plans to "move beyond otaku/fan culture" and will be integrating "film, gaming, tech, music and other forms of entertainment media." SPJA will open a Tokyo office in 2016 and reveal a new name and logo.
Wizard World has announced that its first Wizard World Gaming convention, which had been planned to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from January 22 through 24, has been moved to Portland, Oregon and will be part of their Wizard World Comic Con Portland event.