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!

For artists, interested in being apart of our Artist Alley, please see our 2015 Artist Alley Information page.

Artist Gallery

Committed to showcasing some of the best artists and creatives, Art Gallery is sui generis the moment you step in. From your favorite anime, characters, and genres, to Japanese art and culture, see creativity in new ways never imagined before!

Interested in showcasing with us? Please send any questions to artgallery@fanime.com and keep an eye out here for updates.

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!



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:
Fanimaid☆LIVE Showtimes:

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), our Putt Putt Golf Challenge (located in the Dealers Hall) and more Midway games to come. 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 ever growing Manga Lounge! We provide a quiet place to kick back, relax, and read manga between panels and events in your busy schedule. Thanks to your donations over the years, the Manga Lounge is able to offer numerous titles in English, Japanese, Chinese, and other languages. If you find the comfortable atmosphere we provide to your liking, please consider donating that old manga that’s been collecting dust on your shelf for others to enjoy as well.

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!