FanimeCon 2020 Registration: 10/29 at 10:00 am PDT

October 28, 2019

Hello future attendees! FanimeCon Registration opens at 10:00 am PDT tomorrow, October 29. A previous post mistakenly said that FanimeCon registration would start at 12:00 pm PDT, and that post has been corrected to reflect the correct time. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.

We look forward to seeing you at FanimeCon 2020!

FanimeCon 2020 Registration Opens 10/29

October 17, 2019

Interested in attending FanimeCon 2020? Registration opens October 29 at 10:00 am PDT! The price for a full weekend is $75 through January 31.

Please take a look at the Registration FAQ for full pricing information and answers to common questions.

Artist Alley 2020 Applications Open

October 12, 2019

Artist Alley is now accepting applications!

If you have not done so already, you will need to create an account before you can submit an application. Otherwise, you’ll be able to continue through the Artist Alley registration process on the submissions site. Please visit the submissions page to either create an account or continue with the application process.

We will be accepting applications until October 14th, 12:00 pm PDT, or until 1,000 applications have been received.

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

Get Your Account Started for Artist Alley 2020

October 06, 2019

Account Creation for FanimeCon’s 2020 Artist Alley has begun! Please visit the FanimeCon Artist Alley application site to create your account in preparation for application submission. Application submissions begin on October 12th!

You must have an account to submit an Artist Alley application. You do not have to create an account in advance, but we highly recommend taking advantage of it to ensure that you are best prepared! Artist Alley staff have prepared some tips and important information for you to digest and get your portfolio and samples ready before actual applications are accepted. Please see the application site for all the information!

You can begin submitting your application at 8:00 am PDT on Saturday, October 12th until 12:00 pm PDT on Monday, October 14th, or until 1,000 applications are received.

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

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!

Another Year, Another FMV Awards Ceremony

May 27, 2019

We’ve watched the submissions, we’ve tallied the votes, and we’re ready to show you the best Anime Music Video this side of the convention hall! These AMVs are the best of the best, and have been submitted from all over the world! We even have multiple categories of AMV, ranging from action, to comedy, to trailers. Finish off the con with style by meeting up with us to celebrate those who have won in the official awards ceremony.

The AMV Award Ceremony will take place at Stage Zero. The winners will be announced starting at 2:00 pm.

Let’s Go to Dealer’s Hall! Today!

May 27, 2019

Time to finish strong! Today is your last chance to pick up that print you’ve been eyeing and the figure you’ve been drooling over. Take advantage of those clearance deals and fill your luggage with merch! As a reminder, the Dealer’s Hall is in the San Jose Convention Center, in Hall 1 & 2. The Artist Alley is in Room 220 across the Concourse. The Artist Alley and Dealer’s Hall both open at 10:00 am, and close for good at 3:00 pm. Get those deals before it’s too late!

Keep Your Bags Safe with Fan Storage!

May 27, 2019

Alas, it’s the last day of the con. It’s bittersweet, for sure. We can put your mind at ease in one area though, because Fan Storage will be open from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm so you can enjoy the last hours of the con without lugging around your suitcases. The hotel checks tend to fill up quickly, so we got you covered!

For a small fee, you can store your bags in a secure location at the Hilton Market Room on the first floor of the Hilton Hotel next to the Affinity Restaurant & Bar.