Masquerade Sign Ups Now Open

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.

Adobe: FanimeCon 2017 Sponsor

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!

2017 GunPla Builders World Cup

April 20, 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 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:

Fantastic Cosplays and Where to Find Them

April 13, 2017

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.

Speed Dating Info

February 05, 2017

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!

Housing Open for Pre-Registered Attendees

January 18, 2017

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.

2017 Housing Information Now Available

January 04, 2017

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.

Stage Zero Applications Open

December 24, 2016

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.