2023 Fan Events Main Page

Welcome to the Fan Events Page!

What is a Fan Event?

The idea of Fan Events is for you, the fans, to be able to put on events that are not possible in a FanimeCon Panel Room. FanimeCon Panels have a fixed layout: panelists on stages with tables, chairs for the audience, and a screen for a presentation. The setup is fixed and cannot be altered from panel to panel.

The layout is ideal for the tight scheduling of FanimeCon Panels, but it’s not so great for events that require audience participation, movement and activity. Don’t worry because this is where we, Fan Events, come in.

Fan Events are just that – fun events that require a different or more versatile space.
Perfect, right? We think so too.

How Can I Submit a Fan Event?

You have an idea and we may have the power! You’re now wondering how this wonderful combination can come together.

Please note that the submission deadline for Fan Events 2023 has ended. We want to make your event happen, but we’ll need time to look over your requests and requirements to see if we can find an appropriate and available location.

Fan Events for 2023

K-Pop Random Dance Play

Come join your fellow K-pop fans as we dance to our favorite K-pop songs. Show off your skills or just have fun! Enjoy the blend of the old and new in this mix put together by Nocturne Dance!

Location and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 230
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cosplay Anywhere @ Summer Fest

Improv meets Anime. Cosplay Anywhere is a community-building, friendship-making, think-on-your-feet, messy, laugh-out-loud EXPERIENCE that you can engage in at your level of comfort. You can participate in games, provide suggestions, or simply watch in the audience. It’s essentially a series of theater games built around the theme of Japanese Summer Festivals. Cosplay is welcomed, but not mandatory.

Location and Times

San Jose Marriott – San Carlos
Saturday: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Minigame Extravaganza 2.0 (16+)

Do you like anime? Do you like video games? Do you like cosplay? Well, do we have an event for you! Come join Baka Twins Cosplay for the new and improved event! We are bringing back fan favorites and adding a ton of new minigames! Go head-to-head in 4 teams, showing off your skills and teamwork while competing to be crowned Minigame Extravaganza Palooza Royalty! Do you have what it takes to conquer the challenges and claim the PRIZES (yes, prizes!) that await?

Location and Times

San Jose Marriott – San Carlos
Saturday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

K-Pop Dance Party

The K-Pop Dance Party is back at FanimeCon and better than ever! Come join us as we host random dance play, the relay dance challenge, and more fun K-Pop events! There are plenty of chances to win prizes, so don’t miss out!

Location and Times

San Jose Convention Center – Room 230
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Love Live Random Play Dance

Unfortunately, the Love Live Random Play Dance fan event has been canceled.