Wow! It’s really been three years! We’ve all been through trials, tribulations, struggles, and so much more. This Memorial Day Weekend, at FanimeCon, we can finally come together as fans to celebrate what we hold near and dear to our hearts. What better theme to celebrate a homecoming than food?
Our excellent staff has worked diligently to serve you many of your favorite FanimeCon staples, such as Black & White Ball, Panels, Maid Cafe, Cosplay Gatherings, Artist Alley, Dealer’s Hall, and lots more fun stuff that you can find in your Program and Pocket Guides. We are also proud to announce that we have a lovely lineup of Guests of Honor, including a special guest who enjoys cooking food from different anime, Alvin Zhou!
While not all of our departments will be joining us this year (we’ve jokingly called it a “food coma”), we are delighted to present something brand new this year: J-Fashion! We’re excited to see what they have to offer on and off the runway – from the streets of Shibuya and Harajuku to the streets of Kyoto!
We are also proud to announce that our festivities include many Guests of Honor, who are joining us from around the globe, both virtually and in person! Our guests represent many aspects of the anime industry and fan community, from producers and voice actors to cosplayers and a certain special anime chef!
Finally, none of this could have been made possible without our amazing staff working hard behind the scenes to bring back a wonderful convention filled with a community willing to share their love for anime and Japanese culture! If you are curious about what the staff does or how we function to bring FanimeCon to life, please consider volunteering with us this year! You can learn more about volunteering here: https://www.fanime.com/about-us/volunteer/
And without further ado: welcome back, welcome home, おかえりなさい ! We hope you enjoy FanimeCon 2022 to your heart’s content!