COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

January 04, 2023

(Last updated: 03/13/2024)

This year, FanimeCon’s policies regarding COVID-19 are changing.

Everyone attending FanimeCon 2024 is no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but all attendees, guests, and staff are still required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth in all indoor FanimeCon event spaces. 

We would like to encourage everyone attending to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of con in order to be better protected. Please see the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) for recognized vaccines to protect yourself and others when attending FanimeCon [link].

The rules may change based on new guidelines from federal, state, and local agencies. As a private event, we may enact stricter COVID-19 policies than are required. We ask for your help in following our COVID-19 policies and your understanding.

Indoor Masking Rules

  • FanimeCon will require all attendees, guests, and staff to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth in all FanimeCon indoor event spaces.
  • Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking; the mask must be worn between bites, sips, and taking medication. Exceptions are allowed if you are inside personal hotel rooms, designated eating or drinking areas, or for FanimeCon performers actively on stage performing. Please follow instructions from stage show managers for additional policies if requested. 
  • For cosplayers with large helmets/cosplay masks, a mask must be worn underneath the cosplay. 
  • Please follow masking policies for restaurants and other spaces operated by our facility partners.
  • Certain activities, departments, and/or events may have additional policies. Attendees, guests and staff will be required to follow any additional policies to participate in these activities, departments, and/or events. 

Information on COVID-19-related refunds and rollovers:

FanimeCon tickets are not transferable or refundable. Examples of transfers or refunds include, but are not limited to: transfer of the ticket to another person, rollover of the ticket to the following year, being unable to attend FanimeCon, purchasing a ticket for a friend who is unable to attend, etc. Please see our Registration page for more information.

Vaccination Policy

Based on updated information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations as of November 8th, 2023, we no longer require COVID-19 vaccinations for Attendees, Guests, and Staff. However, we do encourage Attendees, Guests, and Staff to have at least one updated dose if they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 before. If they have not previously received any COVID-19 vaccination, they should obtain one of the following as per CDC recommendations:

  • 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, OR 
  • 2 doses of updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine