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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!

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 hobby@bluefincorp.com. 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.

Art Gallery Regrettably Canceled for FanimeCon 2016

Posted by | May 11, 2016

We regret to officially inform you that Art Gallery will undergo a transition year and will not take place at FanimeCon 2016. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those that have participated in the gallery in the past and those that have expressed interest this year.

FanimeCon Registration: Now in the Marriott

Posted by | May 03, 2016

FanimeCon Registration has moved! This year, registration will be located in the San Jose Marriott on the 2nd floor in the San Jose Ballrooms 1-6.

The hotel address is
San Jose Marriott
301 S Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113