We regret to announce that Gilles Poitras will be unable to attend FanimeCon 2017.
Set your GP Base, it's time for a GunPla battle! FanimeCon has been selected to host one of the North American qualifiers for the 2017 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). The entry awarded “Best in Show” in FanimeCon's competition will move on to compete against other winners from the national qualifiers for the opportunity to represent North America in the finals in Japan.
To enter, fill out the entry form at http://bluefinbrands.com/events/gbwc/enter. Then bring your completed entries to the Bluefin booth (booth #1610) in the Dealer's Hall before 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 28 to enter. Entries will be displayed at the booth during the convention. Judging will take place and awards given out starting at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 28 at the Bluefin booth. Please make sure to pick up your entries no later than 12 pm on Monday, May 29.
For rules, entry forms, and other contest details, check out: http://bluefinbrands.com/events/gbwc/rules
Cosplay Gatherings has a new room available for all cosplayers and photographers that come to the convention. Located next to the Cosplay Hangout & Repair, “Fantastic Cosplays and Where to Find Them” will be in Executive Ballroom 210A. The room will be an open space in the Convention Center set up for cosplay photographers to do studio set ups with access to power set ups, lighting, and more. This area is to help cosplayers and photographers get the perfect picture together in a controlled environment.
Looking for that special connection during FanimeCon 2017? Well, you’re in luck: speed dating will be at the convention! Find more information, dates, and times for dating sessions and workshops here. Starting this year, you’ll need to register for a session before joining one. More information about this process will be announced at a later date!
This year the Black and White Ball is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and moving to the Marriott San Jose Ballroom. For more information, click here.
Calling all FanimeCon fans! Housing registration is now open for pre-registered attendees! If you are interested in booking a hotel room at one of the FanimeCon hotels and have already registered, please check your emails for your priority booking time. If you have not pre-registered or you have not received an email with a priority booking time, general housing registration will open at 4 p.m. on January 20th. You may return to this link in order to register for housing at the appropriate time.
Attendees interested in reserving housing for FanimeCon and Clockwork Alchemy 2017 may now view and compare the hotel information at the following link. Housing will open for registration on January 18th, 2017. Attendees who qualify for priority housing will receive an email one week before registration opens with instructions on how to register for housing.
If you’ve got talent and want to show FanimeCon attendees what you’ve got, Stage Zero’s the perfect platform to perform! Applications are now open for 2017. Stage Zero showcases a wide variety of acts, including gamers, dancers, and other performance arts. Please click here for more information on how to apply.
Happy holidays, FanimeCon-goers!
Housing will open next year on January 18th. The hotel registration process will be the same as last year.
Attendees who have already purchased pre-registration badges can expect an e-mail about a week before 1/18/2017 notifying you of your hotel registration time slot. Keep an eye on your inboxes in January!
The time slot does not restrict you to buying a room at that time, but it is your priority window time (i.e. if you miss your window you’ll be competing with more people for a hotel room). Everyone can expect roughly 3-hour priority windows starting the morning of January 18th.
In the meantime, please make sure that your contact information is correct.
Information about registration prices are now available online!
$55 11/30/16 launch — 12/31/16 11:59:59 p.m.
$65 1/1/17 12:00:00 a.m. — 2/14/17 11:59:59 p.m.
$75 2/15/17 12:00:00 a.m. — 4/14/17 11:59:59 p.m.
$85 4/15/17 12:00:00 a.m. — on-site
More information about registration can be found on the Registration FAQ page.
Enjoy the holidays and see you next year!
The jury process has been completed and we are tallying the votes! Please keep an eye on your email for the next few days for an update on your status. We thank you for your patience in this and hope that you have been chosen to participate in FanimeCon 2017 Artist Alley!
Artist Alley Staff