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!

FanimeCon Game Show Survey

May 03, 2018

The FanimeCon Game Show department is running a survey! There are a lot of strange questions, and they need responses from people like you. It’s a short, one-page survey:

The survey is open to everybody.

Two surveys will be randomly selected to win a gift card!

Masquerade Prize Announcement & Registration Info

May 03, 2018

Masquerade 2018 Signups is finally here! An exciting change this year is the top prize for our Best in Show: the prize is $1000 this year.

The signup form to register and participate in the Masquerade can be located here.

Competitions rules can be found here.
Performance rules can be found here.
Judging Criteria can be found here.

Extremely Hard Anime Quiz 2018

May 03, 2018

Think you know anime? Want to be rewarded for your brains? Take the Extremely Hard Anime Quiz to find out if you really know your stuff.

Click here for more details.