Video Programing

For over 21 years, FanimeCon has set the standard on video programming. With our huge variety of programs and events, there is always something for you to watch or engage in. Our AMV Contest, Robot Armageddon, Anime Abridge Screening, and the Famous Marathon room, these are just some of the thing you can do during the day and lets not forget our late night programming like Midnight Madness, Hentai Nights, and Anime Anarchy. Come into our theater sized room feel the a/c cooling you off from the hot May weather and let our loud sound system fill your ears with the enjoyment of your favorite shows. So come and see why we are the best at what we do.

AMVs

AMV (“Anime Music Video”) competitions are one of the highlights of any anime con and FanimeCon is no exception! Our music video contest showcases the best from each year from fans around the world (literally!). We’ve received and continue to receive entries from all over the country (regularly from Brazil, Scotland, Morocco, Hungary, and Korea among others). These talented editors compete in many categories from Action, Drama, Comedy, Experimental, and Trailer categories. Winners are chosen by judges and the audience, so come help determine our next winners!

The current list of prizes include gift cards for all first place videos as well as other prizes (such as “Best In Show”, “Judges Choice”, “Audience Choice”, and a few more!).

After the show, we’ll also be holding an award ceremony where we’ll highlight the best videos and deliver the prizes to the winners in attendance.
Dates and locations TBD. Any questions, email us at fmv@fanime.com.

Anime Music Videos.org top 100 videos

For the 8 year running the reigning champion is Random Variable Productions – Euphoria. Will they keep the top spot this year or will a new king be crowned? This is a great way to experience the past and present in anime mixed with some awesome music. (The top 100 list is graciously taken from AnimeMusicVideos.org).

Anime Music Videos.org best of 2014

A categorized rendering of the top AMVs of 2014, voted by fans and creators, in categories such as: best comedy, funniest AMV, best lip sync, and best of the year. This programming track will acknowledge the editors and their videos that have climbed the charts over the past year. There’s a little bit of everything across all skill levels, tastes, and cultural boundaries so everyone can find something that they can enjoy here!

AMVs That Should Have Been Top 100

Have an AMV that you feel should have been Top 100, but somehow missed the cut? This is the room where some of the best videos that were unfortunate to miss the top 100 will be played.

Themed Events

AnimeHell

Anime Hell is a free-form video presentation featuring short film clips, commercials, failed pilots, amateur films, found video, instructional and educational films, music videos, film trailers, and anime. Strap yourselves in for some epic crazy videos across ALL genres and styles!

Trigger Finger Studios Parodies

Coming soon to eyeballs near you: The acclaimed fan-made parodies of Trigger Finger Studios!! POWERGIZED for your viewing pleasure on the Televisual screens of FanimeCon! For FanimeCon 2014, one of the new features will be “Combattler V – The Show!”

The Best of Anime Abandon

Bennett the Sage presents and curates his top five favorite episodes of his hilarious series, Anime Abandon. Re-visit the classics and find out what you’ve been missing.

Anime Abandon Uncensored

Bennett the Sage screens his con-exclusive, outrageous episodes of his series Anime Abandon, including an episode that has NEVER been seen before.

FanimeCon Short Film Showcase

FanimeCon’s 10 year hit is back! Come and enjoy FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike festivals and Japanese industry showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials.

Robot Armageddon V

This programming is inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. Remember your elementary school arguments about whether Voltron or Optimus Prime would win in a fight? Prepare for the ultimate in fan interactive panels! Our very own Head of Video Programming, Jerry Gonzales, will host a tournament where panelists and attendees argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Many will enter but only one will emerge the victor!

The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd

Videos from The Angry Video Game Nerd, explaining the games that have haunted him from his childhood. Watch him review and play through many games that are some of the most frustrating, buggy, and hated games in history.

Remembering the Past with the Nostalgia Critic

Along with the 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare, and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material.

The Best of Zero Punctuation

Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don’t have to. Called “hilariously cutting… first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory” (by Boing Boing), see why gamers love it and developers fear it.

Video game movies

Many video games these days have enough in-game cinematic to be considered movies (Cowboy Bebop: The Song Remains the Same, Tomb Raider (2013), Dead Fantasy, Portal 2, etc.). We take some of the best video game cut scenes/cinematic and show them as if they were a movie (with gameplay intelligently mixed in).

Nostalgia Room

FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. The Nostalgia room, has a wide range of anime spanning the 60s all the way to the 90s. It showcases 60s classics (Astro Boy, Pirate Captain Harlock, Devilman, etc.) to modern 80s and 90s classics (Kimagure Orange Road, Project A, Ranma ½, Sailor Moon, among others). Come and see what turned many people into anime fans!

Omake/Film Room

Short movies, Animation, Anime Music Video parodies, and all the cool stuff from Japan or fan made that you normally will not see! Watch your favorite full length anime movie in our large viewing room. Showing from classics to the latest and greatest, which includes live action versions of your favorite anime.

Abridge Series Screenings

A different abridge series plays each day of FanimeCon. This screening room started with suggestions from our attendees and it continues to be a room that many enjoy! Come and show your love and passion for these fan made parodies.

Marathon Room

For those fans who like to immerse themselves, gain the greatest experience with complete saturation, and those who just plain want to see the whole thing all at one all over again; we have the Marathon Room. Here we exhibit a single block of only the most asked-for anime for hours on end.

Fansub Room

Come in and see the future of anime. See anime subtitled by fans just like you, some released right before FanimeCon!

Industry Room

Vote on what language you want to hear from various US companies on DVD/BluRay. Select from English, Spanish, French, or Japanese dub with English subtitles for the language impaired.

Full Length Rooms

Watch your favorite full length anime movie in our large viewing room. Showing from classics to the latest and greatest, which includes live action versions of your favorite anime.

Asian Films

Showing the most interesting and best in Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, the movies shown here are examples of why you should pay attention to the movies that are released in the Far East. New and old classic movies are shown here.

Late Night

Can’t sleep and want something better to watch than those late night infomercials? This room will feature a variety of films like campiest cult classics and eclectic oddities.

Anime Anarchy

Too extreme for daytime! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action. In this room, they can find calloused coliseum of cartoon chaos, an unflinching bombardment of violence, profanity, nudity, and other mature content to challenge even the most hardened old-school otaku.

Midnight Madness

Some otaku hear voices…
Voices that say something completely different…
Sometimes, they do what the voices say…
Welcome to the twisted bizarro-world of fanmade parodies: An altered state in which pimps orchestrate Armageddon by pop-music, dwarves sell life insurance to witches, and ninja do the Macarena. Can you stand the shocking goof that is Midnight Madness? Or will you keel over in cachinnation? It’s a marathon of merciless mockery, and only the most tenacious masochists will persevere until dawn.

Hentai Nights *Age: 18+, ID required*

Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, pounding heartbeats — and that’s just the audience. Three scintillating nights of sexy shojo in sizzling sapphic, sadomasochistic, surreal, and simply silly smut from the midnight moon to the rising sun, imported from the land of the most exotic and imaginative erotica in the world.

Hentai Music Video Awards *Age: 18+, ID required*

Do you like Hentai? Do you like Music Videos? If so, it’s that time again! Come to the Hentai Music Videos Competition and Exhibition! Watch as videos battle for prizes as you, the audience, decide who wins! After the entries for this year are shown and winners are decided, stick around for more Hentai Music Videos! Laughs will be had, hentai will be shown, and you’ll never listen to the Inspector Gadget theme the same way again!

Hot Yaoi Nights *Age: 18+, ID required*

It’s raining bishonen! Three naughty nights of adult anime and live events dedicated to men who love men, and the women who love to watch them love each other. Usually written by and for straight women (and oft appreciated by gay men) YAOI is known for emotionally complex storytelling akin to romance novels, with a delicious whipped-cream dollop of male bonding on top. You know you’re curious…

YAOI [n. ya-oh-ee] acronym for: “YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi” Self-deprecating genre label for homo-erotic manga and anime. Some prefer the more humorously descriptive alternative: “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itaii!”