Location Changes and New Programming

Posted by | May 24, 2016

The following are location changes for some of our programming:

Room Name New Location for FanimeCon 2016
FanimeCon Registration Marriott 2nd Floor – Ballroom 1-6
Cutting Edge Video Room SJCC LL20A
Nostalgia Video Room SJCC LL20B
Asian Film Room SJCC LL20C
Marathon Video Room SJCC LL20D
Industry Video Room SJCC LL21AB
Video Main SJC LL21CD
Film Room SJC LL21EF
Autographs SJCC 210D
Cosplay Hangout SJCC 210A
Masquerade Office SJCC 210C
Idris’ Closet SJCC 210B
Speed Dating SJCC 211A/B/D
Closing Ceremonies SJCC 212
Manga Lounge Fairmont Sacramento, Piedmont, and Hillsborough

These are the new events for FanimeCon 2016:

Room Name Location
Ninja Games SJCC 211C
Late Night Gaming (18+) Hyatt Salons 1-3

Bluefin Exclusives!

Posted by | May 12, 2016

Along with the GunPla Builders World Cup 2016, Bluefin will be selling five exclusives at FanimeCon. Come check out these exclusives at their booth.

These five figures are only available for purchase at events and are currently not available through retailers.

HGBF 1/144 Build Strike Plavsky Particle Clear Version
Available to the U.S. in limited quantities to celebrate the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of Gundam Build Fighters! This special clear version of the Build Strike features glittery effects to emulate the Plavsky Particles used in the show.

RG 1/144 Zeta Gundam Clear Version
Released in time for the U.S. DVD/Blu-Ray of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, this translucent kit allows you to see all the internal detail and workings that defines the Real Grade line.

HGUC 1/144 Banshee Norn Destroy Mode Theatrical Clear
Originally only available for purchase during the theatrical premieres of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, it is available once again in limited quantities in conjunction with the new Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 anime. Banshee Norn carries a beam magnum with revolving launcher and Armed Armor DE shield.

HGUC 1/144 Juaggu Theatrical Clear
Originally only available for purchase during the theatrical premieres of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, it is available once again in limited quantities in conjunction with the new Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 anime. Articulate despite its bulk, its “nose” can lift upward and features a moving mono-eye on a track in the head.

Gundam Converge Limited 3 Pack Gundam MK II and G-Defenser
This special 3 pack consists of metallic versions of the Gundam MK II in AEUG and Titans colors along with G-Defenser that can combine with either figure to create the Super Gundam. It has been made specifically for select regions such as the U.S.!

GunPla Builders World Cup 2016

Posted by | May 12, 2016

Set your GP Base, it’s time for GunPla battle! FanimeCon has been selected to host one of the North American qualifiers for the 2016 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). The entry awarded Best in Show in FanimeCon’s competition will move on to compete against other winners from the national qualifiers for the opportunity to represent North America in the finals in Japan.

Exclusive to FanimeCon will be special judge awards by Guests of Honor Masaya Matsukaze (Gaelio Bauduin, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) and Daisuke Sakaguchi (Uso Erwin, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam) who will be selecting their favorite GBWC entries!

To enter, fill out the entry form at GBWC’s site and e-mail it to Then, bring your completed entries to the Bluefin booth in the Dealer’s Hall before 12 p.m. on Sunday (5/29) to enter. Entries will be displayed at the booth during the convention. Judging will take place and awards will be given out starting at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (5/29) at the Bluefin booth. Please make sure to pick up your entries no later than 12 p.m. on Monday (5/30).

For rules, entry forms, and other contest details, check out GBWC’s site.


Posted by | March 29, 2016

FanimeCon announces that Da-iCE will attend and perform at FanimeCon 2016 as our MusicFest Guest of Honor!

Housing Update

Posted by | January 20, 2016

Hello FanimeCon community!
FanimeCon attendee housing will be opening soon. This year we are implementing a new process to improve the room booking experience. Here are some more details about our new booking process.
Prior to opening housing to the general public, members registered to attend FanimeCon 2016 will be able to book rooms during their assigned priority booking window.
If you are registered for FanimeCon 2016 you will be notified via e-mail of your priority booking assignment. If you are not yet registered please visit here
Assignments are based on the time of registration. Once your assigned booking window starts, you will be able to book one hotel room. You will continue to be able book a hotel room for as long as hotel rooms are available.
After the priority booking phase, hotel booking will open to the general public.
Please note, hotel registration dates will be announced soon but we wanted to update you ASAP on the process that will be taking place this year. If you have questions, please comment below we will do our best to answer all of them.