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Aicosu

Posted by | January 31, 2018

Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila and Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for nine years! With over 200 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplay to the community. They are known for answering all kinds of cosplay questions, and love teaching cosplayers of all skill levels in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their workshops, at their table, and are always open to discussing everything from cosplay construction to which Dragon Age game was the best.

This year, Aicosu will be returning to FanimeCon as the MCs of the Cosplay Masquerade! In addition to the Masquerade and their panels, Sheila and Sylar will be joining some of the cosplay gatherings (stay tuned to find out which ones!) and hanging out at their Artist Alley booth.

Twitter: @aicosplays
Instagram: @aicosu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aicosu/
Tumblr: http://aicosu.tumblr.com/
Website: https://www.aicosu.com/

General Housing Now Open

Posted by | January 21, 2018

Due to an error in communication, FanimeCon staff was unable to inform attendees that General Housing opened on Friday at 4 pm PST, after the Priority Housing period closed.

We sincerely apologize for this error and hope it has not prevented anyone from being able to get hotel rooms for FanimeCon 2018.

General housing is now open to all FanimeCon attendees: FanimeCon Housing 2018 Link

Priority Housing is Active

Posted by | January 17, 2018

Those that have registered for FanimeCon and received an e-mail from CMR regarding Priority Housing will be able to register for hotels. Please refer to the e-mail for specific times, details, and links.

General Housing will open at a future date.

Stage Zero Applications Now Open!

Posted by | January 16, 2018

We thank everyone who has already contacted us in regards to scheduling performances or events on Stage Zero for FanimeCon 2018. We are happy to announce that Stage Zero is now accepting applications! Click here for more information.

Maid Cafe Try-outs for FanimeCon 2018

Posted by | January 12, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a part of one of the cutest maid cafes in the West Coast?! FanimeCon’s maid cafe is an environment where you can build lifelong friendships among people with shared interests while developing professional work experience. Our auditions begin January 2018, and you can find the rules and guidelines on the Maid Cafe Tryouts page! Remember to follow Fanimaid Cafe on their Facebook page for the latest announcements.

Artist Alley Registration for 2018

Posted by | December 04, 2017

Attention Artists!

FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2018 convention from Sunday, December 10 8:00PM PST to Tuesday, December 12 10:00PM PST!

When it’s live, you can sign up for FanimeCon 2018 Artist Alley from this link: https://apps.fanime.com/2018/artist/

No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to choose its participants for Artist Alley. This submission is only to collect your registration information and your submissions for the jury process. Once this process has been completed, you will receive a notification from Artist Alley staff on the status of your submission.

If you are chosen to participate, we will notify you as to when you can continue the registration process. Typically this process includes:

  • Seller’s Permit information.
  • Table payment.
  • Proof of full convention pass purchase.

We hope that you will apply to be in our Artist Alley and will be given the opportunity to show at FanimeCon 2018!

Please keep updated on the FanimeCon forums, as well as the FAQ, Facebook, and Twitter feed.

You may direct any additional questions to artistalley@fanime.com.

nano

Posted by | November 18, 2017

Born in New York, USA, nano is a bilingual singer who uses powerful and unique vocals to wield both Japanese and English lyrics like a native speaker.

nano got their start by posting English covers of Japanese music on video sites such as YouTube, and quickly gained fans from around the world. Their amazing music has been featured in Phi Brain: Puzzle of God, BTOOOM!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, and more.

nano’s first studio album nanoir was released in March 2012 and debuted at 12th place on the Oricon Daily chart, an unusual chart action for a rookie. Following the album launch, nano held their first live concert “Remember your color.” in March 2013, selling out all 2,500 tickets on the first day. This was then followed by an invitation to perform that May at the Japanese culture convention DoKomi in Dusseldorf, Germany, where nano packed the concert venue to its full 1,500-person capacity. January 2015 saw the release of nano’s 3rd album Rock on., which reached 6th on the Oricon Weekly charts. Since then, nano has held live tours in Japan every year as well as solo concerts overseas, starting with Taiwan in April 2015.

The year 2017 marked nano’s 5th anniversary, which was commemorated with two new single releases, an album release, and a live tour that spanned three different countries. FanimeCon will be their first live performance in the country of their birth.

nano’s fanbase continues to grow worldwide, as this singing voice knows no borders.

Official Website: http://nanonano.me/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nanonano_me
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nano.official

Registration Opens November 7 at Noon (Pacific Time)

Posted by | October 23, 2017

Hi everyone,

You’ve been asking for it and now it’s coming soon! FanimeCon Registration will be going live at November 7 at 12:00 pm (noon), Pacific Time.

Some changes regarding registration this year:

We’re removing Group Registration. This wasn’t an easy decision for us, but the number of people that registered this way was relatively low compared to the amount of resources dedicated to maintaining this process. We will be putting these resources to work on a prioritized list of improvements to the experience members receive. Topping that list are things that boost member safety and other enhancements to the convention.

We’re implementing a new program called Club Registration – it’s simply a formal process for corporations, school anime clubs, and organizations that need to pay and register via an invoicing process rather than the traditional online payment system. Details to come in a future update.

We are bringing the Child Badge to the internet this year! We’re giving you the option to add Child Badges to your membership when you purchase your membership through the Preregistration website. This option is available for those with children age ten or under that you’d like to accompany you on your journeys at FanimeCon 2018.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten about Housing. Your Housing priority windows will continue to be linked to your registration dates and times. This hasn’t changed for this year. We don’t have a firm Housing launch date at present, but we will do an announcement beforehand, so keep an eye out on our social media channels and our website.

Satomi Sato

Posted by | October 15, 2017

Satomi Sato is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Aoni Production. After debuting in 2007, Ms. Sato quickly rose to fame with popular roles such as Ritsu “Ricchan” Tainaka from K-ON!, Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail, Eru Chitanda from Hyouka, and Manami Tamura from Oreimo. Her vocal talents can also be heard in Assassination Classroom, Sailor Moon Crystal, SKET Dance, The Irregular at Magic High School, Is the Order a Rabbit?, and many other series. Ms. Sato was awarded the Best Musical Performance Award as part of the Ho-Kago Tea Time unit from K-ON! at the 4th Annual Seiyuu Awards in 2010, and also won the Best New Actress Award the following year. She began her solo music career in 2014 with the release of “Mirai Night” which was used as the ending theme for the Seitokai Yakuindomo anime series. FanimeCon 2018 will be Satomi Sato’s first convention appearance in the U.S.

Follow Satomi! @satosatomi58 on Twitter.