- Artist Alley
- Cosplay Hangout
- Dealer’s Hall
- Fanimaid Café
- Gaming Hall
- Idris’ Closet/Donation Station
- Manga Lounge
- Silver Island (18+)
- Stage Zero
- Video Programming
Beyond being just entertainment, anime and manga stirs many to follow their inspiration. From illustrated prints to doujinshi to costume accessories, you’ll find the brilliant work of hundreds of artists from here and from around the world! Head over to the Grand Ballroom of the San Jose Convention Center during the following hours to engage with creative minds.
- Friday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Monday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are also pleased to host the very talented cosplay designer, HokuProps. Find them in the Artist Alley throughout the convention, or sit in on one of their panel sessions!
Due to popular demand, our digital Artist Alley is returning for those who want to explore our Artists’ online shops! Check out all the talented creators in our Virtual Artist Alley here.
For the latest information on FanimeCon Artist Alley, stay up to date with the FanimeCon Facebook and Twitter, and if you have any questions, you can check out the Artist FAQ or email us at email@example.com.
FanimeCon Creative Team
Curious about the art that appears on the website, badges, or in the program guide that you’re holding right now? Wondering who all these cool characters are? Visit the official FanimeCon illustration and design team in the Artist Alley. We’d love to hear from you!
The Cosplay Hangout is our “Press Free” zone where you can repair your cosplay, sit down, cool off, and rehydrate. Half of the room is dedicated to cosplay-related workshops or discussions throughout the day.
We will be doing virtual queue lines to keep everyone safe at the repair station, and so they can have the full attention of our resident cosplay experts. Check in at the room for more details.
Located in Exhibit Halls 1 and 2
Friday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our dealers have a little bit of everything for everyone from every fandom! From your favorite manga and anime to the latest figures and toys! Fashion companies! Gunpla! Cosplay wigs! Swords! So much more!
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Get ahead of the game and explore our Virtual Dealer’s Room to see who’s coming and start building your otaku wish list!
Okaerinasaimase, Goshujinsama! Welcome to FanimeCon’s very own Fanimaid Cafe with the most amazing themed dining experience we have to offer! Join us 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!
Come visit us and see what the magic of FanimeCon’s maid cafe is all about ♥
Welcome to the information page for the Gaming Hall at FanimeCon 2022!
For 2022, the Gaming Hall is not operating in 24-hour mode. Please refer to the eGaming page for hours of operation.
For information about the “Gaming Stage”, please check the Gaming Stage page for the stage schedule and broadcast information.
Indie Games will not be making an appearance for 2022, but you can still view the virtual 2021 showcase!
Want to go to Black & White Ball, but don’t have anything to wear? Have formal wear collecting dust in your closet? Having issues decoding the dress code? Our helpful staff at Idris’ Closet can give you a hand! Idris’ Closet is a formal wear thrift shop that will be open throughout FanimeCon to help with your Black & White Ball needs!
FanimeCon is proud to announce that we will be working with our long-time charity partner Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area again this year! Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area has been a part of FanimeCon since 2013 and will be supported by funds generated by our Silent Auction (taking place in the Dealer’s Hall), our Live Auction (Sunday, 4:00 pm at Stage Zero), and our Putt Putt Golf Challenge (located in the Dealer’s Hall). We are also working on other ways to help FanimeCon give more back to the community. Thanks to all of the attendees for your support of our continued partnership with Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area!!
Silent Auction: San Jose Convention Center – Hall 2
Bidding is available during these times:
Friday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please check at the Charity booth to see if you have won a bid on Sunday at 1:00 pm. If you’ve won a bid, please pay for and pick up your item(s) after Sunday 1:00 pm.
Live Auction: San Jose Convention Center – Hall 2
Sunday at 4:00 on Stage Zero.
If you’ve won an item, please pay for and pick up your item(s) by Monday at 3:00pm.
Need a rest after navigating around the Dealer’s Hall and Artist Alley? Missing that feeling of turning pages right to left instead of scrolling on your tablet? Want a place to meet up with friends before you go to a panel? Check out the Manga Lounge at the Marriott’s San Carlos Room! Come read manga you’ve been thinking about buying before you buy them! We have English, Japanese, and even Chinese titles, just waiting to be read. This is a place to relax and read a good book, so if you want a quiet place to wait for your next panel and chat with cool FanimeCon staff, we’ll be here.
Don’t forget to check out our Exchange Section! Swap the undamaged manga you’re done with for one of our duplicates in the Give-a-Manga, Take-a-Manga shelf!
Have a topic to discuss with other anime fans? Want to show your love for your favorite anime? Create a panel! See the Panels page for more details.
You can view our current list of panels for FanimeCon 2022 here.
Unfortunately, Silver Island will not be a part of FanimeCon 2022. We are looking forward to returning in 2023, as your destination for Mature Programming at FanimeCon.
In a land clogged with attendees, artists, dealers, and cosplayers, where does one turn for comfort, relief, and entertainment? Stage Zero, of course!
Stage Zero is located smack dab in the middle of the Concourse for your temporary entertainment needs. Watch AMVs, performances, or listen to fantastic music while you plan out which panel to attend. Have a seat, watch the wackiness, or participate in games for prizes while you wait for friends to come back from the bathroom.
Stage Zero will be your information nerve center to the rest of the convention by way of its talented staff. So don’t be afraid to take a load off your feet for a while and absorb the amazing that is Stage Zero!
Stage Zero will be returning for FanimeCon 2022, and we hope that you’ll come and join us.
Looking to sign up for the next Stage Zero? Find more information on the Stage Zero page!
Video Programming will not be making an appearance at the 2021 Virtual FanimeCon. Please check in 2022 for future updates to our past events, which you can see below. Hope to see you next year!
FanimeCon has anime, movies, live-action, and other video programming to entertain you throughout the weekend!