Game Show Contestants Wanted!

Posted by | May 22, 2017

The FanimeCon Game Show usually selects all contestants right from the audience. This year, we are introducing something a little different and adding a special round to test those who have deep knowledge of specific subjects!

Do you know everything about Doctor Who?
Have you memorized every episode of Naruto?
Are you an genius in the mythology of The Elder Scrolls series?
Have you read 500 manga series in 2017?
Are you an expert in a secret, specialized subject?

We want to hear from you!
Visit our special Game Show Application Form to enter:

Tell us your deep knowledge and you can win cash or prizes!

Fanimaid Cafe Scavenger Hunt

Posted by | May 21, 2017

In celebration of Fanimaid Café’s 10th anniversary, Fanimaid Café would like to engage our patrons through a fun, interactive activity that takes you through different areas of FanimeCon and encourages exploration of the many activity areas that the convention has to offer.

The scavenger hunt will require participants to find nine mini-maid prints hidden around the con. Patrons can pick up a scavenger card at the Info Desk or Fanimaid Café.

At each location, patrons will take a selfie with each mini-maid print and upload a collage of all nine selfies onto their Instagram by tagging #Fanimaid2017. Each day, the cafe will award 25 participants with prizes. The distribution of prizes would be as follows:

  1. First Prize: The first five participants per day will be awarded an exclusive Fanimaid enamel pin, a Fanimaid button, and an Instax picture with the Fanimaid Café maids.
  2. Second Prize: The following 10 participants will a Fanimaid button, and an Instax picture with the Fanimaid Café maids.
  3. Third Prize: The final 10 participants will receive only a free Instax picture with the Fanimaid Café maids.

Any participant who completes the Scavenger Hunt can get a free photo opportunity with the maids, who greet our patrons at the door.

Instructions to claim prizes will be included on the Scavenger Hunt Card in fine text, and online where available.

Prizes are subject to availability, can change, and are as supplies last. One (1) prize per Instagram account. All prizes are non-transferrable and have no cash value. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. Prizes can only be claimed at the Fanimaid Café on Saturday May 27th, 2017, or Sunday May 28th, 2017 during open cafe hours. Prizes must be picked up in-person to verify the mobile device, and all prize redemptions must be completed by May 28th or while supplies last.

Cosplay Guests of Honor Attending Cosplay Gatherings

Posted by | May 21, 2017

Our cosplay guests of honor Aicosu and VampyBitMe will be attending cosplay gatherings this year!

Saturday, May 27:

  • Aicosu
    1:00–2:00 pm
    Nintendo gathering — The SLAB (outside the Hilton Hotel Bar)
  • VampyBitMe
    2:00–3:00 pm
    One Piece gathering — the tree area at the foot of the stairs by The SLAB

Sunday, May 28:

  • Aicosu
    12:00–1:00 pm
    Overwatch gathering — the Fallout Zone (outside alcove in front of Registration building)
  • VampyBitMe
    2:00–3:00 pm
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure gathering — the tree area at the foot of the stairs by The SLAB

To see all official FanimeCon cosplay gatherings, visit the Cosplay Gathering listing page for more information.

FanimeCon is proud to announce Phoenix Ash as the opening act of MusicFest 2017!

Posted by | May 19, 2017

Phoenix Ash is America’s own Japanese Rock band. As the sole Americans on the influential Plug Records label in Japan, Phoenix Ash is breaking musical and cultural barriers, fusing the essences of Japanese and American rock with their unique brand of infectious melodies and heart-pumping anthems.

To find out more about Phoenix Ash, click here.
To find out more information about MusicFest, click here.

Masquerade Sign Ups Now Open

Posted by | May 17, 2017

Have a cosplay or cosplay group you want to show off at FanimeCon and potentially win a cash prize? Sign up for Masquerade, happening on Sunday May 28th! You can find more information and the forms here.

Swap Meet Registration Opening Soon

Posted by | May 04, 2017

Registration for Swap Meet at FanimeCon 2017 will open on Friday, May 5, at 12:00 noon PST. The link will be available through social media as well as on the official FanimeCon website.

Adobe: FanimeCon 2017 Sponsor

Posted by | April 24, 2017

FanimeCon is proud to announce Adobe as one of our main sponsors for 2017! To celebrate this, Adobe has created some special events for attendees.

On Thursday, May 25th from 4-6 pm, join three artists and illustrators from Adobe for a panel discussing and demonstrating their creative workflows, how anime is made, and more! Afterwards, mingle with the panelists during a social hour where food and drink will be served. Attendees will have their art on display on a rotating digital gallery! Sign up here.

On Friday, May 26th from 10 am to 2 pm, take a photowalk through downtown San Jose with Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Adobe’s Head of Outreach & Collaboration. He’ll walk you through the steps of shooting and processing photos, and all skill levels are welcome! You can sign up here.

For more information, check out our Events page!