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Conventions 2016: C2E2 + SXSW = Anime Fun


We couldn’t get enough of Austin, TX or the midwest, so we’re heading back again this weekend for C2E2 and SXSW Gaming!  Whether you’re in cool Chicago or sunny Texas, it’s going to be an eventful few days! See what the Funimation crew has in store!




Join Tara, Tim, Karrie, Scott, and Alex in Chicago for:


Funimation Favorites Panel | Friday, March 18 | 4:00 – 5:00pm | Room S404

Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics! What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize!


Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, March 19 | 5:30 – 6:30pm | Room S402

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!


Dealer’s Room

Visit us at Booth #509 for our sales booth with the following promotions:


Pins Available with purchase! Levels are:

  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins

Collectible bags and lanyards are free with every purchase. Autographed items are also available with certain purchases, just ask a Funimation team member for more info!

Like even more free stuff?  Stop by our OTHER booth #416 and get a free poster from The Boy and the Beast or other goodie when you sign up for our email list.


 Plus, take a load off at the FunimationNow Bar in the Hyatt all weekend-long!




Join Justin R, Josh, Lauren, Justin C, Jenn, Chad, and Zach over in Austin for:

SXSW Gaming

Funimation: World of Dubbing | Thursday, March 17 | 6:30 – 7:15pm | Austin Convention Center , Ballroom C, 531 E 4th St

Funimation famously releases the most broadcast dubs in the United States and Canada, and does so in record time. Follow the process of how a broadcast dub is born; from receiving Japanese materials, to translation, in house voice acting, producing, editing, and releasing a broadcast dub, the fascinating process has to run like a finely tuned machine.

Hosts: Josh Kocurek (Exec. Producer of Dubbletalk), Justin Cook (Dir. of Production), Justin Rojas (Host of Dubbletalk), Lauren Moore (Host of Dubbletalk), Zach Bolton (Dir/Producer)


Dubbletalk LIVE! | Saturday, March 19 | 1:15 – 2:00pm  | Twitch MainStage - Austin Convention Center , Exhibit Halls 1 & 2, 531 E 4th St

It’s loud. It’s live. It’s anime. Join hosts Justin Rojas, Lauren Moore, and Chad James as they take Funimation’s weekly live show, Dubbletalk, out of the studio and over to the live audience of’s Mainstage.  Catch it in person, or on Twitch, as the crew talks about one of the latest anime movies to hit theaters: Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast.


See you there!

Conventions 2016 – Keepin’ it weird in Austin for SXSW!

Funimation is returning to SXSW March 11th – 13th. Join us along with Legendary Digital Networks’ Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls for an action-packed, saloon-themed weekend at the fully-transformed Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden!


Stop by the FunimationNow tent and register to win a PS4 or an Xbox One! Plus, download the new FunimationNow app and receive a limited edition FunimationNow water bottle.  Already a subscriber ? Show us your membership and receive a free water bottle!


All events will be free to the public, and a SXSW badge is not required.


Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701


FUNimation’s SXSWi Takeover!

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Are you heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend? Then go ahead and start preparing yourself because we’re bringing more anime awesomeness than you can fit in a regular convention booth. We’re talking arm-wrestling, prize-winning, Dragon Ball Z history-making awesomeness! Check out the activities all weekend:



FUNimation Experience | Banger’s Brewhouse @ the Nerdist Compound
Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm - 6pm


    • Ever wanted to arm-wrestle Goku? Come join the FUNimation Experience and test your strength against Kakarot himself! If you win on Friday or Saturday, you’ll be entered to win Seasons 1 – 9 of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray!


    • Plus, take pictures of your battle with Goku (or pose with our giant Attack on Titan wall!) and you could win even more prizes! Just share your pics using #SXSWAnime on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and 3 lucky winners will take home a huge anime prize pack!* (Be sure to follow us as well so we can DM you if you win!) 

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    • Need even more reasons to join the fun? Everyone who stops by will get a free pair of FUNimation sunglasses and lanyard! (While supplies last)



FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z | Geek Stage 
Sunday | 2:15pm


    •  Join FUNimation for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z and see what the future may hold for this international pop culture phenomenon.



FUNimation Booth @ Palmer Events Center

Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm – 8pm


    • Come see our crew at the FUNimation booth and we’ll hook you up with some incredible deals on anime. Plus, get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase! (While supplies last)




Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our SXSWi updates!


*Click here to see the official #SXWSAnime Contest rules! 

Heading to Austin for SXSW Gaming this Weekend

Going to be in Austin, TX for SXSW Gaming?  Come out and see us in the Palmer Events Center!  Cool off in our FUNimation screening room upstairs, or stop by our booth for some great deals and even get a few titles before their official street date! This event is FREE and open to the public. Click here for more info.


We’ll have some gifts-with-purchase for different titles at the booth, so stop by and get a rundown of all the items we will have available.


Any DBZ fans? We’re running a special Dragon Ball Z promotion this weekend. When you purchase Season 1 or Season 2 on Blu-ray, you’ll get to draw from the DBZ Lucky Draw bag for a chance at some great DBZ themed prizes!  This is only while supplies last, so stop by early for the biggest selection of items!


Here are the hours for the SXSW Gaming Expo:

Friday, March 7 | 1:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 | 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, March 9 | 12:00pm-8:00pm


Hope to see you this weekend!


About SXSW Gaming:
SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry. With panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.