Pre-Register for FanimeCon 2024

May 29, 2023

Thank you to everyone that came out to FanimeCon 2023! FanimeCon 2024 pre-registration will open at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Visit Idris’ Closet & Win!

May 26, 2023

Idris’ Closet’s Hop to the Top: Origami Frog Game is back again this year, with brand new prizes! Come by Idris’ Closet for details and have your attendee badge ready to enter the giveaway! No purchases or donations are necessary to enter the giveaway. Additional ticket opportunities offered daily! Donations and purchases will not improve your chances of winning.

Volunteers is open on Day 0!

May 25, 2023

Want to get a headstart toward reimbursing your badge? Come to the Volunteers Department after picking up your badge. We are open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm today in the Silicon Valley Boardroom on the second floor of the San Jose Marriott.

Visit our Volunteers page for more info!

Schedules and Guides!

May 23, 2023

🎺 FanimeCon 2023 program guide, pocket guide, and schedules are now available! You can find them on our Info page! 🎺

Convention Safety Initiative: Vaccination Checks

May 15, 2023

‼️Con is just around the corner!‼️

In order to pick up your badge, please make sure you have these three items for each person in your party:

  • Photo I.D. 
    • Please make sure the name on your I.D. matches the name on your proof of vaccination.
    • In the case of legal name changes where the name on the I.D. and the name on the vaccination records no longer match, you will need to bring another form of identification that links you to the proof of vaccination.
  • Face Mask
    • We will require all attendees, guests, and staff to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth in all FanimeCon indoor event spaces.
    • Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking; the mask must be worn between bites, sips, and taking medication. 
    • For cosplayers with large helmets/cosplay masks, a mask must be worn underneath the cosplay. 
    • We strongly recommend choosing a mask based on the CDC mask guidelines (

For more information please refer to our COVID-19 Policy:

Thanks for helping us keep our community safe!

Swap Meet Registration is Open!

April 29, 2023

Swap Meet Registration is now open! Follow the link below to register for Swap Meet!

The Swap Meet requirements and registration process are similar to previous years.  In order to sell at Swap Meet, you must have a valid FanimeCon registration number.  Check-in will begin approximately one and a half to two hours prior to the start of the Swap Meet each day.  You will need to bring a printed copy of your Swap Meet Application form as well as your ID, FanimeCon Badge, proof of vaccination, and seller’s permit as appropriate. You will need a separate copy of the Application and seller’s permit for each day as we will collect them at check-in.  South Hall is part of the Convention Center, so all the rules regarding vaccine requirements and masking are the same as the Convention Center’s main building.

FanimeCon Dance is Back with a New Lineup & Operating Hours!

April 28, 2023

FanimeCon’s Dance Hall is back! This year we’ll be bringing you a brand new lineup featuring fresh faces who have the tunes to get you grooving all night long. These folks may be new to FanimeCon but they’ve definitely made a name for themselves in the Bay Area music scene!

The Dance Hall will start on Friday at 8:00 pm with a variety of DJs, who will bring you all kinds of music ranging anywhere from House, Disco, Trap…maybe even some of your favorite anime tracks!

Due to technical challenges and staffing concerns, FanimeCon Dance will NOT be held on Day 0 (Thursday). We want to ensure we put on a picture perfect show running for you all for the Friday Night Lights Party. So be there at 8:00 pm sharp on Friday as we kick off the night with a special birthday set by LUONGEVITY!