Stand Up for Your Friends in Jojo’s Bizarre Escape Game!

May 25, 2018

Can you use your supernatural powers to save the day? JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is your chance to thwart a mysterious villain before he kills you and your team. Come with five friends, or join a team and make new friends! Manifest your very own Stand to stop DIO’s murderous minion!

This new story is from the strange and amazing universe of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders, but you can play without any knowledge of the show. Featuring an original character authorized by manga author Hirohiko Araki, the game will challenge long-time fans and newcomers alike!

The story begins when Hotel Haboob suddenly shifts into a deadly labyrinth with you inside! You have one hour to live—unless you can discover your enemy’s secret and escape the trap!

Join the fun at the DoubleTree Hotel! Tickets are $28 for FanimeCon attendees and $38 for non-attendees. Reserve your tickets online at or buy them at the door while supplies last.

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Karaoke Stardom!

May 25, 2018

In addition to open mic karaoke, FanimeCon has not one, not two, but three different karaoke contests this weekend!

If you want to dazzle the audience with your voice and compete for victory (and prizes), the Karaoke Contest has you covered! The Preliminary Round starts on Friday at 6:00 pm and the Final Round starts at 9:00 pm.

And if you’ve got some killer instrumental skills in addition to a great voice, we’ve got you covered with Acoustikaraoke! This is your chance to perform covers or arrangements of your favorite songs from anime and video games, or amaze us with an original composition! Both groups and solo acts are welcome, and sign-ups will be available all weekend before the contest starts on Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Karaoke Gong Show contest, where the goal is to earn the dreaded Worst of Show! Can you be the very worst, like no one ever was? Do you have what it takes to amuse and horrify the audience (and judges)? Sign-ups will be available all weekend before the contest starts at 10:00 pm on Sunday. Keep in mind that this is an 18+ event!

Between contests, the Karaoke room will have open mic karaoke available for all your karaoke needs with an extensive song list that covers not just anime, video games, and J-Pop, but so much more. The Karaoke room is located in room 212 on the Concourse level of the SJCC and will be open from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am Friday through Sunday.

DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe Update

May 24, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe will be unable to attend FanimeCon. We hope you still look forward to MusicFest with nano on Saturday night.

Get Your Game On at FanimeCon 2018!

May 24, 2018

Welcome back to FanimeCon, friends! This year, our theme is gaming, and in case you couldn’t tell, we’ve gone all out. From consoles to card decks, from PC to roleplay, from MMOs to mobile games, it’s gonna be all fun and games! Check your dice and prepare for these exciting new events:

Use your very own stand to get out of JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL before it’s too late! With only an hour to live, will you be the hero who saves your team, or a victim of DIO’s evil scheme?

Afterward, get physical on the Battlefield! Put your combat skills to the test with the All-Night Boffer War, or bring your own lightsaber to the Lightsaber Combat Collegium and learn about this new combat form. And for the first time ever, FanimeCon will have a live fire demo of traditional archery!

More brains than brawn? No problem! Use your wits, and some lucky rolls, to survive the adventures awaiting you in the new tabletop campaign rooms. Play arcade games for free throughout the weekend, thanks to Game Saru. Compete in the newly expanded tournaments–Fortnite, Hearthstone, DDR, Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, League of Legends, and many more!

Your favorite features from past years are still here, too. The Black & White Ball, MusicFest, the FanimeCon Game Show, Speed Dating, Cosplay Gatherings, and all the rest are waiting for you at FanimeCon 2018!

To make sure you have a winning time at FanimeCon, max your stats with this handy strategy guide:

  • Use food and water items to replenish your HP.
  • The shower ability and deodorant items are great for keeping your charisma stat up.
  • Equip yourself with comfortable shoes to improve your stamina.
  • Increase your wisdom by reading the program and pocket guide to discover schedules, locations, the Code of Conduct, and more.
  • Expand your storage capacity with a visit to Fan Storage, located in the Hilton Market Room.
  • Have a question? Visit one of FanimeCon’s Info Desks to find out more.

Enjoy the newly upgraded FanimeCon 2018!

Welcome to the Cosplay Party!

May 24, 2018

FanimeCon is here and so are you! It’s Thursday and you are all set for the weekend except for one teeny tiny detail: your cosplay isn’t ready. Uh oh… well, never fear our Cosplay Gatherings staff has your back with our first ever Procrastination Party!

Whether you forgot an accessory at home, left a prop on a plane, or just plain old procrastinated on getting that final piece done, we’ve all been there. If you have a cosplay you haven’t quite finished yet, for whatever reason, you can join fellow procrastinators at the Cosplay Hangout to complete all of those last-minute details!

The Procrastination Party will take place Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Cosplay Hangout, located in room 210A of the SJCC.

I’ll Swap, You’ll Swap, We’ll All Swap at the Swap Meet!

May 24, 2018

It’s Thursday and you’re ready to roll! Sad that the Dealer’s Hall doesn’t open until tomorrow? You’re in luck! The annual FanimeCon Swap Meet will be in the South Hall tonight, behind the main SJCC Concourse from 7:30 pm to 12:00 am.

What is a Swap Meet you ask? Well, it’s a place for your fellow con-goers to sell anime, games, cards, cosplays, and other merchandise that may become your next treasure. It’s basically a giant garage sale selling things you actually like and want.

What can you expect to find? You never know! It’s an adventure every time. You don’t find an item, the item finds you. That said, you can expect to find more obscure items than might be at the Dealer’s Hall. And cheaper!

Definitely stop on by tonight to make sure you get the best selection. But if can’t make it, join us on Friday when the Swap Meet will run from 8:00 pm – 1:30 am!

Volunteer Hour Requirements will be Decreased for Minors

May 16, 2018

Attention Perspective Volunteers!

Starting this year, the required volunteer hours for reimbursement will be decreased for minors (under 18 years of age). If you are a minor and purchased a Full Weekend, Half Weekend, or One Day Badge, you will now only need to volunteer for 16, 8, or 4 hours respectively.

We look forward to working with you all!

FLCL Panel with Guest Chikashi Kubota and Others

May 16, 2018

Excited about the return of FLCL?! So is FanimeCon! FanimeCon Guest of Honor and anime character designer Chikashi Kubota will be hosting a panel on Sunday all about his work on FLCL with some special guests — voice actor and FLCL scriptwriter/director Stephanie Sheh and Production I.G. USA’s Maki Terashima. It will be held on Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 pm in Panels Room 2. Don’t miss out on this chance to get the latest scoop on FLCL directly from the official source! A limited number of free posters will be given out!

Campaign RPGs at the DoubleTree

May 04, 2018

This year, FanimeCon has set aside five rooms in the DoubleTree hotel for campaign-style tabletop role-playing games. Our volunteer GM’s have a variety of scenarios for you to try out, so come with your best dice and have an adventure to remember!

To sign up in advance, please visit:

Space is limited!