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Artist Alley Judging Almost Finished

Posted by | December 02, 2016

Hello Artists!

We want to thank the 1000+ artists that applied to be in the FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley!

The jury process will take some time, but we will have the judging done by December 9, 2016. We will send out an email notification to everyone as soon as the judging has been completed. We are working hard to make sure that the final list will be finished soon and you will all be notified as quickly as possible. We want to thank you for your patience in this and hope that you are able to join us in 2017!

Please remember to check your email and keep updated on the FanimeCon website, Twitter, Facebook, and FAQ.

Thanks!
Artist Alley Staff

FanimeCon Registration Opens 11/30 at Noon

Posted by | November 29, 2016

Attendees, the wait is over! FanimeCon will be opening registration for 2017 starting on November 30th, 2016, at 12 PM PST. You can register on the homepage or by clicking this link.

Please note that if you plan on using FanimeCon’s system to reserve a hotel room, your hotel priority will be determined by your registration date. Hotel registration will open up at a later date.

Thank you for your patience, and get ready for FanimeCon 2017!

FanimeCon 2017 Dance: DJ Applications Open

Posted by | November 28, 2016

This year the DJ application period will be open from NOW until December 31, 2016. Any applications received on or after January 1, 2017 will not be considered.

The application can be found here.

The DJ selection process has changed for 2017. In recent years we had lots of performers (44 in 2015 and 38 in 2016). In 2017 we will be selecting fewer DJs and possibly giving more time to those selected. This application is intended to provide you an opportunity to express your interest in performing at the FanimeCon 2017 Dance.

In 2016 we received the criticism that we had too much Big Room House, Trap, and Hardcore. Unfortunately, our selection pool was limited. In 2017, while we might pay special attention to an application that is not one of these genres, we expect DJs to apply with their best genre and one that they can give their best performance with regardless of set length. Please note that we have not yet decided which genres to focus on this year. It was quite a surprise in 2016 to have one of our trance DJs chased off the stage with the crowd chanting for “HIP HOP”.

Please remember that we expect all our DJs to actually beat match and mix, simply crossfading songs will not score points with the selection team.

This application has been posted to give applicants time to prepare, express interest, and the management team time to review interested candidates.

* Even though review criteria may change over the year, your application will be reviewed on the requirements stated at the time of your application.

  1. The DJ Selection process is open from NOW (Nov 2016) until December 31, 2016
  2. DJs/Performers are not considered to be staff members.
    1. DJs/Performers will have to obtain an official form of entry to the convention.
    2. Selected DJs are not compensated and will not receive a badge or money.
    3. Selected DJs will not receive any discounts on a FanimeCon Badge.
    4. Selected DJs will not be able to book an “opener” and are expected to perform their entire slot by themselves.

FanimeCon is a growing annual anime convention held at the San Jose Convention Center during Memorial Day Weekend. Every year there are more DJs interested in performing at the dance than spots available. The DJ Selection process has been put in place to create a fair system for offering performance time to members of FanimeCon while balancing the genres attendees are interested in and maintaining a performance standard.

The 2017 Dance Management Team’s mission is to successfully plan dance events during FanimeCon which promote a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience for attendees. These dance events must contribute to the overall success and support the growth of FanimeCon.

Once again, PLEASE NOTE that DJs and Performers will need to obtain their own entry to the convention.

Questions/comments regarding these provisions should be sent to dance@fanime.com.

  • All Dance Staff positions and performers are on a volunteer basis (there is no financial compensation).
  • All Dance Staff positions and performers must adhere to the requirements, rules, and code of conduct for all FanimeCon Staff members and attendees.
  • DJs must have been selected through the DJ Selection Process (Exception: Industry and Guest of Honor DJs)
  • Staff participation or previous FanimeCon Performance experience will not guarantee a timeslot on the 2017 DJ Schedule.
    • Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2016
    • Application Requirements
      • Every applicant will be contacted by a Selection Committee member.
      • In Addition to the Application, DJs must provide:
        • A 30 Minute (minimum) mix of what they intend on playing if selected.
          They can provide the selection committee their submission by sending an email link or through an arrangement with the Selection Committee. This can be a link to a soundcloud, mixcloud, google drive, or file share site.
        • Submission of this mix gives the Dance Management Team your approval to use this mix in the future for promotion of the Dance Event.
      • Selections will be based on skill, music format, equipment used, participation, and contribution to FanimeCon.
      • Applicants under the age of 18 at the start of the 2017 event will not be considered.
      • The Dance Management Team will contact applicants between Jan and Feb
      • Final selections will be made and selected DJs will be notified by February 1, 2017.
      • DJs that were not selected will be notified on February 16, 2017.

Maid Cafe: Tryouts Information

Posted by | November 18, 2016

Okaerinasaimase, Goshujinsama! Welcome to FanimeCon’s very own Fanimaid Cafe with the most amazing themed dining experience we have to offer! Join us for our 10th anniversary at the best maid cafe on the west coast ˭̡̞(◞⁎˃ᆺ˂)◞*✰!! Enjoy delicious food enchanted with moé charms, play tabletop games with your maid, and watch our spectacular stage performances!

Fanimaid Cafe features in-cafe performances and cafe-wide stage games as well as the Fanimaid☆LIVE showcase on Stage Zero! Don’t miss out on all the exciting highlights we have this year, including the chekis polaroid giveaway for the first 50 guests on Saturday and Sunday. Come early to receive a shinkansen ticket so your party can skip the line (for parties of four and fewer).

We are located at Club Regent in The Fairmont Hotel.

Our cafe hours are:

Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 6:30PM – 7:30PM (VIP Event)
Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00PM

Fanimaid☆LIVE Showtimes at Stage Zero:

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 – 2:00 PM

We are looking to invite new applicants into our cafe family. The upcoming tryout dates are:

January 21, 2017 - San Jose
January 29, 2017 - ALA, Ontario
February 4, 2017 - San Francisco

For all the information you need to audition, click here.

Follow us on Facebook (Fanimaid Café) and Twitter (@fanimaidcafe) for live updates and more information.

Come visit us and see what the magic of Fanime’s maid cafe is all about ♥

FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley: Registration Closed

Posted by | November 07, 2016

Thank you, Artists!

The FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley applications are now closed! We want to thank you all for applying and hope that you will be able to participate this year!

For those that have applied, we will be contacting you once the judging process has been completed. Please remember to check your email and keep updated on the FanimeCon website, Twitter, Facebook, and FAQ.

Thanks!
Artist Alley Staff

FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley Registration Officially Open

Posted by | November 04, 2016

Attention Artists!

FanimeCon’s Artist Alley is open, and will be accepting applications for the 2017 convention from Friday, November 4 8:00AM PST to Monday, November 7 11:59PM PST!

FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley Signup Website

No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to choose its participants for the Artist Alley. This submission is only to collect your registration information and your submissions for the jury process. Once this process has been completed, you will receive a notification from Artist Alley staff on the status of your submission.

If you are chosen to participate, we will notify you as to when you can continue the registration process. Typically this process includes:

  • Seller’s Permit information.
  • Table payment.
  • Proof of full convention pass purchase.

We hope that you will apply to be in our Artist Alley and will be given the opportunity to show at FanimeCon 2017!

Please note:

  • All applicants will need to be over 18 years old at the start of the convention – May 26th, 2017.
  • Artists wanting to share a table at the convention MUST apply together.
  • Applications will be reviewed and approved through a jury system, and will need to have 3-5 links for sample images of what they intend to offer at the convention.
  • Table displays will be limited to a maximum of six feet above the top of the table, and may not extend past the confines of the 72″ x 30″ table.
  • There is no helper registration. Helpers will be processed at the convention.

Please keep updated on the FanimeCon forums, as well as the FAQ, Facebook, and Twitter feed.

You may direct any additional questions to ArtistAlley@fanime.com

Artist Alley: Registration Information

Posted by | October 09, 2016

Calling All Artists and Crafters!

FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2017 convention from Friday, November 4 8:00AM PST to Monday, November 7 11:59PM PST.

No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to choose its participants for the Artist Alley. This submission is only to collect your registration information and your submissions for the jury process. Once this process has been completed, you will receive a notification from Artist Alley staff on the status of your submission.

If you are chosen to participate, we will notify you as to when you can continue the registration process. Typically this process includes:

  • Seller’s Permit information.
  • Table payment.
  • Proof of full convention pass purchase.

We hope that you will apply to be in our Artist Alley and will be given the opportunity to show at FanimeCon 2017!

Please note:

  • All applicants will need to be over 18 years of age at the start of the convention – May 26th, 2017.
  • Artists wanting to share a table at the convention MUST apply together.
  • Applications will be reviewed and approved through a jury system, and will need to have 3-5 links for sample images of what they intend to offer at the convention.
  • Table displays will be limited to a maximum of six feet above the top of the table, and may not extend past the confines of the 72” x 30” table.
  • There is no helper registration. Helpers will be processed at the convention.

Please keep updated on the FanimeCon forums, as well as the website, Facebook, and Twitter feed.

You may direct any additional questions to ArtistAlley@fanime.com

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Chris Cason announced as 2017 Guest of Honor!

Posted by | May 30, 2016

Chris Cason is an extremely prolific voice actor from Texas. Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in Dragon Ball Z, Gluttony in Fullmetal Alchemist, Holy Roman Empire in Hetalia, Tecchi in Sword Art Online II, Miyamoto and M1 in Yu Yu Hakusho, Boo and Whitey in Shin chan, Hanai in School Rumble, Chamo in Negima!, Babbit in Kodocha, Siegfried in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, and Hanbei in Sengoku BASARA represent some of Chris Cason’s favorite and best known roles. He has also had the opportunity to voice characters in many popular video games. Some of his favorites include voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken, Face McShooty and Mal in Borderlands 2, and Tatsu in Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Chris is also an ADR Director and has had the pleasure of casting, directing, and assistant directing such titles as: The Seven Deadly Sins, Dragon Ball Z Uncut, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima!, Kodocha, The Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

In addition to directing and voice acting, he has adapted and assisted scripts for Case Closed, Negima!, Witchblade, Ouran High School Host Club, Bamboo Blade, AM Driver, the Magi series, Blood Lad, Initial D, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

For additional information, visit “Chris Cason’s Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook and @Casonworld on Twitter.

Masquerade 2016 Winners

Posted by | May 30, 2016

Congratulations to this year’s Masquerade winners!

  • Best Craftsmanship – Novice – Samus Aran
  • Best Craftsmanship – Journeyman – The Moon, the Stars, and Me
  • Best Craftsmanship – Open Division – Monster Hunter
  • Best Craftsmanship – OVERALL – Dreem Team
  • Best in Show – Novice – Brador
  • Best in Show – Journeyman – 21st Century Koi no Senshija irarenai
  • Best in Show – Open Division – Sakizou’s West Witch
  • Best in Show – Takeriya Samurai Mikarin & Hagi
  • Judges’ Choice (Presentation) – Gatts – (aka Righteous Fondue Cosplay)
  • Judges’ Choice (Craftsmanship) – Midnight Milkyway –
  • Design Award – The Sensational Muse –
  • Most Dramatic – SKS – Shio Kapp Tan
  • Most Original – Magikarp Evolves – Lily Chhan
  • Best Dance – Howl’s Moving Fairytale – Pants Your Goonies Cosplay
  • Audience Favorite – EPIC RAP BATTLES OF ANIME!!! – ERBoA
  • Extravaganza’s Director’s Choice – Howl’s Moving Fairytale – Pants Your Goonies Cosplay
  • Masquerade Director’s Choice – Black Butler – Josephine Wu

Thank you to everyone who participated in Masquerade and hope to see you next year!