FanimeCon, Northern California’s largest anime convention, is proud to be “By Fans, For Fans”. Packed with nonstop video programming, extraordinary costumes, music, games, tournaments, panels, and renowned international guests, this annual celebration of Japanese art and popular culture entertains a colorful spectrum of fans and friends. FanimeCon 2019 had over 34,000 enthusiasts who were a part of the festivities, and FanimeCon will return to downtown San Jose in 2023.
Connect with FanimeCon
FanimeCon is brought together by a group of hard working fans. These fans come together every year to create a new convention to share with others with similar tastes. From the staffers and volunteers to the attendees, the passion for anime and Japanese culture brings them closer. Looking to meet other fans like yourself? Would you like a chance to give back to FanimeCon and help it grow? On this page you can find ways to connect to those who help create FanimeCon and others who share in similar passions.
Want to talk about FanimeCon with other attendees, but not sure where to go? FanimeCon has its own forum where people from all walks of life can come together to discuss the convention or just about anything else. The forum has plenty of room to talk about anime, Jrock, important issues, word games, and even a place for utter nonsense. FanimeCon forums are up and running all year long, so whenever you want to pop in, leave a suggestion, or just type whatever nonsense you see fit, make sure to stop by and leave a post here.
Thank you for your interest in being a part of FanimeCon! Check here for updates on how to help out by becoming staff, or try Volunteering (see the section above)!
Volunteering is as easy as showing up to FanimeCon, getting your badge, and letting us know you want to volunteer. No need to attend meetings or learn anything in advance. We will train you on the spot and tell you what you need to know.
For more information, see our volunteer page.
Location and Hours
San Jose Marriott – Silicon Valley Boardroom
Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Need to contact one of our departments? Have questions about the con? Want to suggest a guest for this year? Visit our Contact Us page!
FanimeCon has official social media accounts! Find them here.
Travel around con with the official FanimeCon app. Get yours here!
From humble beginnings in 1994, FanimeCon was first created by several anime clubs that came together to share their passion for anime. Some of the original clubs still remain, and many others have joined FanimeCon since. There are many great clubs to discover. All of their information and meeting dates can be found on this list.