Whether you sing in the shower or on the radio, you’re welcome on FanimeCon’s Karaoke stage, presented by the Karaoke Kaizokudan! Queue up for Open Mic Karaoke, participate in one of our amazing contests, or just take a seat and chill to the music!

Check us out at the San Jose Convention Center – Room 212.

Please note that for FanimeCon 2024, a mask that covers both your mouth and nose is required at all times in the karaoke room, including during your performance.

When we’re not running Open Mic Karaoke, FanimeCon’s Karaoke Room features these scheduled events:

  • The Karaoke Contest
  • UKFC: Ultimate Karaoke Fighting Championship
  • Acoustikaraoke! Contest
  • Fanimaid ☆ Karaoke
  • Dumpster Fire Talent Show

The Karaoke Contest

Join us for FanimeCon’s brightest showcase of singing talent! Contestants perform two rounds of their favorite anime, game, or fandom music, and hope to make the Top 10 to compete in the Final Round. The number one performer walks away with a cash prize and a spotlight at the Masquerade! It all begins on Friday night. Top three win up to $150 in cash!

  • Sign up online: http://kkd.ninja/fanime – or in person: Friday 3:00 pm.
  • Contestants must check in before the Preliminary Round begins.

Locations and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 212, Friday

Contest Sign-ups & Check-in: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Karaoke Contest Preliminaries: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Karaoke Contest Finals: 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

UKFC: Ultimate Karaoke Fighting Championship

This karaoke game show is less about voice and more about guts!! Can you sing tunes from Sonic while running around at the speed of sound? Can you fake an idol dance routine on the spot? How good are you at animal sounds?? Go head-to-head in a tournament bracket of comedic, music-based challenges that utilize every note in our songbook and every prop in our closet. You might even win some sweet cash prizes on the road to victory!

  • Sign up for this contest by showing up when it begins!

Acoustikaraoke! Contest

Musicians and music-lovers wanted! Come and vibe to FanimeCon’s most delightful showcase of musical talent. Performers, show off your own original work or a special arrangement of an anime or video game song! We encourage you to play any musical instruments you can bring to the stage. Both solo acts and groups are welcome. Best in Show wins $100 in cash!

Location and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 212
Saturday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fanimaid ☆ Karaoke

Kick back and let loose this evening with Fanimaid! After the Maid Café has closed for the day, our maids are here to unwind at this totally fun, totally informal karaoke hour. Join us in singing, shouting, and bopping along to our favorite anime tunes! Open to all, no tickets required. 

Location and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 212
Sunday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dumpster Fire Talent Show

The contest formerly known as the Gong Show!

Do you have an act that doesn’t fit anywhere else? A funny talent no one has ever done before? From original musicals about your catgirl mermaid OC, to ketchup and mustard Vocaloid beach parties, to Top Gun fighter jet slash fanfiction – after 15 years of this we have seen it all. And we want to see more. We’re looking for offbeat comedy that can commit to the bit: it doesn’t have to be good, but it ought to be cursed. If that sounds like a fun time, stay for the show! Or even better: compete for the infamous Worst in Show award! Top Three win cash, everyone gets a participation trophy!

Location and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 212
Sunday: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic Karaoke

Mask policy is enforced!

San Jose Convention Center – Room 212
Friday: 11:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am 
Monday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

With our catalog of over 9,000 anime, video game, J-Pop, K-Pop, and Disney songs (with lyrics in both their native language and English), plus a full American karaoke system, AND the ability to plug in your own music, our karaoke setup has it all!