Artist Alley

For any starving artists wanting their art to be viewed and sold, or any art lovers, Artist Alley is the perfect art market. Art is not limited to just pictures on paper, either. Artist Alley is also filled with crafts, clothes, and accessories, all one of a kind and only available at FanimeCon through their creators. Come by to enjoy the company of other artists, stay to browse, buy, and trade art. Every person has a story, and so does every piece of art, therefore anyone is welcome to come by for an autograph from their favorite artists and have the chance to get to know them better. For the buyers and the sellers stop on by Artist Alley to support your fellow artists!

Interested in having your own Artist Alley table this year? Please check the Artist Alley registration page for updates on Artist Alley registration, table agreements, and more!

Hours of Operation:
Friday: 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am  — 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am — 7:00 pm
Monday: 10:30 am — 3:00 pm

Artist Gallery

Thank you for your interest in FanimeCon’s Art Gallery! We are no longer accepting applications at this time. We will be contacting applicants shortly via email with a decision and further instructions. See you at con!

FanimeCon’s Art Gallery offers artists 4′×4′ panels to showcase hanging art, 2.5′×4′ tables for standing pieces, and limited floor space for larger standalone artwork. Artwork can be either for auction or for display only. There is a $15 registration fee per panel, table, or floor space; maximum of two panels per artist and one table per artist. Applications will be accepted from May 7th, 2014 12:00am to May 14th, 2014 11:59pm via email. Applications received before or after this period will not be reviewed. If you are interested in joining this year’s Art Gallery, please email the following information to artshow@fanime.com:

  • Artist’s name
  • Artist’s street address
  • Artist’s phone number
  • Seller’s Permit Number (preferred) OR Social Security Number OR Drivers License Number
  • Artist’s tax number
  • Make Check Payable to for Artist’s earnings
  • Titles and Prices of artwork pieces

Please review the Art Gallery contract for all rules and regulations. A link will be posted here once we’ve finished ironing out the minor details. Artists will be required to sign the contract at FanimeCon (copies will be provided) before being allowed to post up their art pieces. If you are selected, we will provide mailing instructions for your artwork. You can also bring your artwork to Fanime yourself if desired.

Thank you for your interest in FanimeCon’s Art Gallery! Feel free to send any questions and concerns to artshow@fanime.com.

Cosplay Hangout

The Cosplay Hangout is our “Press Free” zone where on one side you can repair your cosplay, sit down, cool off, and drink some water from the water station. On the other side of the room we have different cosplay related workshops or discussions going on through out the day with special events like our Cosplayer Crane Ceremony happening in the evening.

Check out this year’s cosplay workshops and events!

Dealer’s Hall

For information on vendor registration, please see the Dealer’s Hall registration page.

If you’re looking to bring home some nifties, then look no further. We have over 70 vendors with a wide array of goods and services to sell, including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music, and more.

Hours of Operation
Friday: 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Donation Station/Idris’ Closet

Want to go to Black & White Ball, but don’t have anything to wear? Have formal wear collecting dust in your closet? Having issues decoding the dress code? Our helpful staff at Idris’ Closet can give you a hand. Idris’ Closet is a formal wear thrift shop that will be open throughout FanimeCon to help with your Black & White Ball needs!

Willow Glen 3 in the Marriot

Friday, May 23rd: 3:00 — 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 24th: 10:00 am — 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 25th: 9:00 am — 8:00 pm
Monday May 26th: 8:00 — 3:00 am

Fanimaid Café

Okaerinasaimase, Goshujinsama! Welcome to FanimeCon’s very own Fanimaid Cafe with the most amazing maids we have to offer! Come visit us, enjoy delicious food, play games, and watch our spectacular stage performances, including Fanimaid LIVE on Stage Zero!

As with the previous year, we are located at Club Regent in The Fairmont.

Cafe Hours:
Saturday, May 24th: 11:00 am — 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 25th: 11:00 am — 6:00 pm

Fanimaid☆LIVE Showtimes:
Saturday, May 24th: 1:00 — 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 25th: 1:00 — 2:00 pm

Follow us on Facebook (Fanimaid Café) and Twitter (@fanimaidcafe) for live updates!

Hope to see you there!

Gaming Hall

Like games of all size, shapes, and genre? FanimeCon’s Gaming Hall has everything you will need and perhaps more! Have some time to spend before a panel or special event? Slow during the late-night hours? Have extra change from the Dealer’s Hall? Rent a game in Tabletop or eGaming, or play some quarters away in Arcade. We are a 24-hour room, so we open on Thursday evening and close on Monday afternoon with non-stop gaming action all convention! Updates to the Gaming Hall can be found on our Facebook and Twitter.

Make A Wish

FanimeCon is proud to announce that for the second year running our Charity Auction partner will be the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Our Charity is supported by funds generated by our Silent Auction (taking place in the Dealers’ Hall) our Live Auction (Sunday 3:00 pm Stage Zero), and our Putt Putt Golf Challenge (located in the Dealers Hall). We are also working on other ways to help FanimeCon give more back to the community. Thanks to all of the attendees for your support of our continuing partnership with Make-A-Wish.

Manga Lounge

Come visit FanimeCon’s small but growing Manga Lounge, a quiet place to kick back, relax, and read manga between panels and events in your busy schedule. Manga Lounge will have various manga titles in English, Japanese, and Chinese. We’re bringing back the comfort of reading manga at major chain bookstores without being stared at or sitting between bookshelves!

Stage Zero

In the vast desert that are the clogged hallways between artists, dealers and games, where does one turn for comfort, relief, and entertainment? Stage Zero of course!

The Dojo

FanimeCon presents: The Dojo. This is where you can see the art and the science of martial arts, talk about your interest in weapons (What? You thought you were the only one?), join workshops to learn a new martial art, or just come to panels to talk about the history and theory of combat. We offer a special “ladies only” self defense class, and we even go into making armor, the concepts of battle vs dueling, and the differences in metals used for blades. All questions answered and myths examined. Come join us to learn about weapons and their usage, the differences between martial art styles, and have a great time with like-minded people!