What’s Happening at FanimeCon!

FanimeCon 2024 Artist Alley Applications have opened!

January 21, 2024

Calling all Artists! On your mark, get set, GO! 

Starting January 21st, Artists will be able to create an account early to prepare portfolios before submissions are open, so take advantage of this feature!

FanimeCon’s 2024 Artist Alley Applications will be opening on January 27th, 8:00 am (PST) through January 28th 8:00 pm (PST) OR until we receive 1,000 applications. 

For the latest information on FanimeCon Artist Alley, stay up to date on the FanimeCon Facebook and Twitter, and if you have any questions, you can check out the FAQ or email us at artistalley@fanime.com.

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.

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 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/types-of-masks.html).

For more information please refer to our COVID-19 Policy: https://www.fanime.com/news/covid-19-vaccination-policy/

Thanks for helping us keep our community safe!

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!

J-Fashion Presents – The Atelier: Handmade Coordinate Contest

March 17, 2023

Do you excel in making your own J-Fashion accessories and garments? Do you always have a handmade touch to your coordinates? Sign up for The Atelier: Handmade Coordinate Contest, hosted by the J-Fashion Department in the Hyatt Place hotel on Saturday, May 27! Participants will be judged by a panel of industry professionals to win fabulous prizes donated by our generous fashion show brands. All J-Fashion styles are welcome to participate.

Contest Information

The J-Fashion Handmade Coordinate Contest is for any J-Fashion coordinate where the majority of clothing is handmade by the entrant. Participants may choose to either wear the coordinate themselves, or showcase the coordinate on somebody else.

Coordinates should be recognizably J-Fashion (including, but not limited to styles such as lolita fashion, EGA, ouji, mori-kei, decora, fairy-kei, gyaru, menhera, or wafuku). No cosplay entries will be allowed.

How To Participate

Registration: Sign up anytime before the event at the J-Fashion Info Desk located in the Hyatt Place hotel lobby.

Participant call-time is 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 27. Please check in at Hyatt Place Salon 1.

Participants will be asked to showcase their coordinates on the runway, and be able to explain how each piece was made. Contest entries will be judged on criteria such as craftsmanship, creativity, and skill level.

Have questions? Email us at jfashion@fanime.com

J-Fashion Presents – The Atelier: Handmade Coordinate Contest

Do you excel in making your own J-Fashion accessories and garments? Do you always have a handmade touch to your coordinates? Sign up for The Atelier: Handmade Coordinate Contest, hosted by the J-Fashion Department in the Hyatt Place hotel on Saturday, May 27! Participants will be judged by a panel of industry professionals to win fabulous prizes donated by our generous fashion show brands. All J-Fashion styles are welcome to participate.

Contest Information

The J-Fashion Handmade Coordinate Contest is for any J-Fashion coordinate where the majority of clothing is handmade by the entrant. Participants may choose to either wear the coordinate themselves, or showcase the coordinate on somebody else.

Coordinates should be recognizably J-Fashion (including, but not limited to styles such as lolita fashion, EGA, ouji, mori-kei, decora, fairy-kei, gyaru, menhera, or wafuku). No cosplay entries will be allowed.

How To Participate

Registration: Sign up anytime before the event at the J-Fashion Info Desk located in the Hyatt Place hotel lobby.

Participant call-time is 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 27. Please check in at Hyatt Place Salon 1.

Participants will be asked to showcase their coordinates on the runway, and be able to explain how each piece was made. Contest entries will be judged on criteria such as craftsmanship, creativity, and skill level.

Have questions? Email us at jfashion@fanime.com

Announcing FanimeCon 2022!

January 19, 2022

Hi everyone! We hope you are safe and doing well. With the start of the new year, we are sharing our plans for FanimeCon 2022. Our staff has been hard at work planning for this year’s FanimeCon, and we’d like to recognize and thank them for their efforts during these difficult years, as we are an entirely volunteer-run convention, by fans for fans. 

We are planning for FanimeCon 2022 to take place in person in Downtown San Jose on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022. We’ve gone through a lot of changes these past few years, and so your favorite con may be different this year. 

COVID-19 Policies

We are working hard to modify and update FanimeCon events to ensure the safety of our community attending the convention. At this time, we’d like to share the following COVID-19 policies for FanimeCon 2022. 

  • Everyone attending FanimeCon 2022 must be fully vaccinated prior to May 26, 2022. This means you will need the final vaccine dose 14 days prior to the convention, which is on or before May 12, 2022.
  • Masks will be required to be worn in indoor event spaces and outside the convention center entrance. Please see CDC masking guidelines for the appropriate type of mask to wear. 

We will be following up on how you can verify your vaccination status in the coming months. 

Our COVID-19 policies are based on the guidelines of the City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, the California Public Health Department, and the CDC. FanimeCon has been closely monitoring the evolving public health situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and will update our community when changes to our COVID-19 policies arise. 

We ask for your help in following our COVID-19 policies and your understanding as we are all navigating this unique year at FanimeCon.

Registration is open

Registration for FanimeCon 2022 is open. You can register at this link. If you have any questions regarding registration, please check out the Registration FAQ

Hotels

FanimeCon Housing will be opening soon!
It has opened and the link can be found on our front page!

All attendees who had their pre-registration rolled over from FanimeCon 2020 will receive a priority booking window notification on January 13, 2022. Booking windows will start on January 19, 2022 and conclude on January 21, 2022. 

After 4pm on January 21, 2022, all attendees will be free to book housing regardless of their registration date. 

How to Contact Us

For questions about registration, please reach out to the Registration staff at registration@fanime.com

For dealers, artists, and programming participants, the relevant departments will be reaching out (or have already) and will be making announcements about how to participate in FanimeCon 2022. Please reach out to your contacts if you have any questions. 

For questions about COVID-19 guidelines or other general questions, please reach out via email at feedback@fanime.com or feedback.fanime.com. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at FanimeCon 2022. Until then, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy. 

Erica Eco, Alicia Chow, and Camille Roderiguez
FanimeCon 2022 Chair Team

Virtual FanimeCon 2021 – Day 2 – First FULL DAY

May 29, 2021

Good morning from the FanimeCon 2021 Chair Team!   We are super excited about our first full day at Virtual FanimeCon 2021! What do you have on your agenda today?
The clock is ticking down on the Midorikawa Autograph Giveaway. Make sure you sign up!
Be sure to check out our eGaming Tournaments!
Take a stroll through our Dealers Hall and Artist Alley!
While you are there, don’t forget to check out the Fanime schwag at OffWorld’s BLOWOUT sale (now closed)!
Remember, the Code of Conduct keeps us safe and happy. We are here for you in the ConOPs Session, by PMing “ConOps | Fanime Staff”, or by texting us – (385) FOR-FANS (367-3267).

Thanks and have a great day!
The FanimeCon 2021 Chair Team

Goodbye, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

May 27, 2019

All parties must eventually end, including FanimeCon. As last calls ring out through Dealer’s Hall and Artist Alley, cosplayers and fans alike must start packing up their cosplay and purchases to travel back to their everyday lives. We have one last event to close out this celebratory weekend: Closing Ceremonies!

Please join FanimeCon in saying farewell to our wonderful Silver Celebration! We hope you had an excellent time exploring all the events, panels, and entertainment throughout the convention halls and Silver Island. Closing Ceremonies will be on Monday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in SJCC Room 212. Here you can see highlights from the convention and announcements for next year’s FanimeCon, including our next theme!

FanimeCon staff would like to thank all the fans again for joining us in commemorating our 25th Anniversary! Farewell con-goers, we will see you again next year!