Artist Alley: Registration Information

October 08, 2016

Calling All Artists and Crafters!

FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2017 convention from Friday, November 4 8:00AM PST to Monday, November 7 11:59PM PST.

No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to choose its participants for the Artist Alley. This submission is only to collect your registration information and your submissions for the jury process. Once this process has been completed, you will receive a notification from Artist Alley staff on the status of your submission.

If you are chosen to participate, we will notify you as to when you can continue the registration process. Typically this process includes:

  • Seller’s Permit information.
  • Table payment.
  • Proof of full convention pass purchase.

We hope that you will apply to be in our Artist Alley and will be given the opportunity to show at FanimeCon 2017!

Please note:

  • All applicants will need to be over 18 years of age at the start of the convention – May 26th, 2017.
  • Artists wanting to share a table at the convention MUST apply together.
  • Applications will be reviewed and approved through a jury system, and will need to have 3-5 links for sample images of what they intend to offer at the convention.
  • Table displays will be limited to a maximum of six feet above the top of the table, and may not extend past the confines of the 72” x 30” table.
  • There is no helper registration. Helpers will be processed at the convention.

Please keep updated on the FanimeCon forums, as well as the website, Facebook, and Twitter feed.

You may direct any additional questions to

GunPla Builders World Cup 2016

May 12, 2016

Set your GP Base, it’s time for GunPla battle! FanimeCon has been selected to host one of the North American qualifiers for the 2016 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.

Exclusive to FanimeCon will be special judge awards by Guests of Honor Masaya Matsukaze (Gaelio Bauduin, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) and Daisuke Sakaguchi (Uso Erwin, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam) who will be selecting their favorite GBWC entries!

To enter, fill out the entry form at GBWC’s site and e-mail it to Then, bring your completed entries to the Bluefin booth in the Dealer’s Hall before 12 p.m. on Sunday (5/29) to enter. Entries will be displayed at the booth during the convention. Judging will take place and awards will be given out starting at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (5/29) at the Bluefin booth. Please make sure to pick up your entries no later than 12 p.m. on Monday (5/30).

For rules, entry forms, and other contest details, check out GBWC’s site.

Art Gallery Regrettably Canceled for FanimeCon 2016

May 11, 2016

We regret to officially inform you that Art Gallery will undergo a transition year and will not take place at FanimeCon 2016. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those that have participated in the gallery in the past and those that have expressed interest this year.

FanimeCon Registration: Now in the Marriott

May 03, 2016

FanimeCon Registration has moved! This year, registration will be located in the San Jose Marriott on the 2nd floor in the San Jose Ballrooms 1-6.

The hotel address is
San Jose Marriott
301 S Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Fan Storage Open All Hours of Con

May 02, 2016

FanimeCon 2016 is proud to announce that our Fan Storage service is open 24/5 for the entire duration of the con! Tired of lugging your heavy backpacks and cumbersome cosplay? Need some place to keep your Artist Alley swag and Dealer’s Hall loot for a bit? Heading to the Black & White ball or Dance but no place to put your jackets? Fan Storage will gladly hold any items: coats, cosplays, props, luggage, small items – you name it! For a small fee that goes straight to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, you can store your belongings in a safe place and pick them up when you like. Just stop by the Fan Storage room, located in the Hilton Market rooms next to the Affinity Bar & Restaurant!

For more information, visit the Fan Storage section on the Member Services page.