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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: https://apps.fanime.com/2018/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.

JOJO’s Bizarre Escape: The Hotel

May 01, 2018

JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is coming to the US!
Real Escape Game returns to present the most bizarre escape event yet in the first US collaboration between Real Escape Game and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.

SCRAP Entertainment and VIZ Media have partnered to bring a Real Escape Game set in the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE to life. The spotlight of this event will be the brand new original character developed exclusively for this game (officially approved by Hirohiko Araki himself).

JOJO’s Bizarre Escape is set to come to this upcoming FanimeCon in San Jose!

Dates: May 25th – May 28th, 2018
Location: FanimeCon @ DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose

Tickets on sale now!
*You do not need a Fanime ticket to attend this event.
*FanimeCon members get a discounted rate.

For more details, check out www.realescapegame.com/jojo

DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe

April 16, 2018

Yuyoyuppe was born in 1989 in Oarai-machi, Ibaraki.

After forming a band in local Ibaraki, he started his activity as a VOCALOID producer in order to have a basic understanding of music. He debuted in 2012 under YAMAHA MUSIC, and currently has received more than 10 million views for his videos on YouTube and Niconico.

He is also BABYMETAL’s sound producer and formal remixer. He produced many of their songs, including “Megitsune,” “Akumu no Rondo,” and “UkiUki Midnight BABYMETAL DEATH.” His sound producing work received worldwide recognition when BABYMETAL achieved first and second place hits on multiple overseas metal charts, such as iTunes US, UK, and DE. In addition, he has created music and arrangements for other Japanese idols and musicians, such as Momoiro Clover Z, Dempagumi Inc., TAKERU (vocalist of the visual kei band, SuG), and more.

Yuyoyuppe is also vocalist of the hardcore, emotional rock band, GRILLED MEAT YOUNGMANS, and has received respect from the rock scene.

He is well loved by fans abroad and has performed in Vietnam, Singapore, Chile, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and has appeared at many renowned Japanese music festivals, such as COUNTDOWN JAPAN, ROCK IN JAPAN, and NICO NICO CHOUKAIGI.

Yuyoyuppe’s DJ name is DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING.

Fanime AMV Contest Now Open!

April 08, 2018

AMV editors, Fanime’s Anime Music Video Competition is now open for entries! The rules and entry form information can be found here. Entries will be accepted until May 6th. The official times and award ceremony will be announced leading up to the convention.

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki

March 21, 2018

Silicon Valley Symphony in conjunction with FanimeCon brings you the only American performance of:

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:00 pm
Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sunday May 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Monday May 28, 2018,  2:00 pm

Featuring music and film clips from SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, and more!

JOE HISAISHI SYMPHONIC CONCERT: MUSIC FROM THE STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI celebrates the illustrious partnership between acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi and beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, Spirited Away). As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli. In a new concert production, Joe Hisaishi’s celebrated scores — including those from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away — are performed with a full orchestra and choir, and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki’s films, bringing the timeless work of Hisaishi and Miyazaki to vivid new life.

For a preview of the show reel of the show, please go to Symphony Silicon Valley’s Youtube here.

Tickets go on sale today Thursday, March 22 @ 10 a.m.!

Click here to purchase tickets. Enter discount code “Fanime” for $15 off all tickets except for the premium seats. Code expires on April 29th at midnight.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.– adjacent to the FanimeCon Convention site.

The Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended to March 24th!

March 14, 2018

The 2018 Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended from March 17th to March 24th!

Following March 24th, 11:59pm, all incoming panel submissions will be directed to the wait list.

If you are interested in hosting a panel at FanimeCon 2018, you can find more information and submit your panels here.