FanimeCon Is Looking For DJs!

March 02, 2024

FanimeCon’s Dance Department is looking for a variety of DJs with a passion for music who love anime as well! Have you ever thought about wanting to play at FanimeCon? Well now is your chance!

We are open to all genres, and our only requirement is that you have played at least one live DJ gig before.

Applications will be open until the end of March or until we receive 25 submissions, and will be evaluated by the staff.

Apply here:

Masquerade Registration Opens March 1st!

March 01, 2024

Do you love cosplay and want to show off your skills? Don’t miss FanimeCon’s Masquerade event featuring outstanding costumes and performances. Hosted at the beautiful historic San Jose Civic theater, right across the street from the San Jose Convention Center, the Masquerade Cosplay Contest is open to all FanimeCon attendees. Compete for the grand prize of $1000 and make a name for yourself in the competitive world of cosplay!

We welcome both new and experienced cosplayers!

Participate in one (or both!) of our prize tracts:

– Performance: sing, dance, or do a skit. No craftsmanship required!

– Craftsmanship: show us your elite skills!

Online Registration opens on March 1st, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) and closes on May 17th, 2024 at 3:00 pm.


February 26, 2024

Belladonna began in 2013 when long-time best friends Michelle and Rachel decided to embark on a wild journey to create J-fashion clothing and accessories for the American market.  Since then Belladonna has had the pleasure of showing collections in fashion shows all across the United States, and even a few international shows. Over the years Belladonna has grown and now offers plus size clothing, a large array of kawaii aesthetic jewelry, press-on nails, and everything from elaborate pieces to lolita fashion staples.

Belladonna and their stunning styles can be found at FanimeCon 2024’s J-Fashion programming all weekend. Check them out at the J-Fashion Elegant Fashion Show, the J-Fashion Market, and at panels and workshops throughout the con.

Stage Zero Applications are Now Open! 

February 04, 2024

Applications to perform on Stage Zero at FanimeCon 2024 are now open!There’s space for all sorts of performances at Stage Zero, from dancing, musical performances, demonstrations, and more!

IMPORTANT: Performers on Stage Zero are subject to the rules and regulations of the San Jose Convention Center, FanimeCon 2024, and Stage Zero.

All performers are subject to the FanimeCon 2024 COVID-19 Policy . Please refer to the FanimeCon 2024 COVID-19 Policy for details.

Applications are due March 31, 2024. Check our page for more information! 

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

FanimeCon Hotel Block Opening Soon!

January 20, 2024

Get ready, hotel registration for FanimeCon 2024 is about to begin!

On January 23rd, e-mails will be sent to individuals who qualify for Priority Housing, based on when they registered.

Priority Housing opens on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, at 7 am PST.

General Housing opens on Friday, February 2nd at 4:00 pm PST. The link will be posted on our website as well as the main social media accounts.

Please be prepared! Have your housing credentials and any other important information ready when your booking window starts. Hotels are expected to sell out quickly. Contact CMR if you’re having trouble booking a room. They offer a hotel waiting list if the hotels are full

2023 FanimeCon Open House on October 29th at the Guildhouse

October 11, 2023

We are happy to announce the 2023 FanimeCon Open House!

Join us at the Guildhouse on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm for a look at how we make FanimeCon happen with an all-volunteer roster. Meet our dedicated staff, learn how we do what we do, and win some prizes too! 

Hang out with the different departments that put together the con you know and love, plus learn how you can join our FanimeCon family. You can also join us now via and meet us at the Open House!

The Open House will be at the Guildhouse at 420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 on Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

See you there!

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.