2024 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 presentation. This layout is fixed and cannot be altered from panel to panel. 

The layout is great for when you go to see panelists and suits the tight FanimeCon Panels schedule, but it’s not so great for events that require more 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 the idea and we may have the power! You’re now wondering how this wonderful combination can come together.

Click here to learn about submitting your Fan Event idea.
Please note that the submission deadline for Fan Events 2024 is March 31st, 2024. 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 for hosting your event. Try to submit earlier if you can!

Can I become Staff for Fan Events at FanimeCon 2024

But of course!

Here are some openings we are currently looking for:

  • Fan Events – General Staff 

To apply, please follow this link to the Fanime Staff Recruitment Page. Make sure to include your interest in working for the Fan Events Department.

Fan Events for 2024

J-Pop Random Dance

Want to hear your favorite Vocaloid, Love Live!, or J-Pop song? Hop on the dance floor and show off your incredible dance moves! This J-Pop random dance will feature songs from popular anime, idol groups, and other J-Pop. With SuperNovA present, there is guaranteed to be someone on the dance floor!

FFXIV IRL Art Party! 16+

Do you play FFXIV? Do you love your WoL? Is Art something you like to do? Then join us as we bring the fun of Final Fantasy XIV‘s popular social event Art Parties to FanimeCon! Paper and drawing supplies will be provided so all you need bring is yourself and any form of reference for your Warrior of Light!

Idol Showcase! (+K-Pop RDP) 

Stop by and enjoy some fun idol energy as we bring you some of those familiar J-Pop and K-Pop performances from local cover groups. Afterwards, we will have a classic K-Pop Random Dance Play, hosted by Nocturne Dance.


Interested in meeting and hanging with other Warriors of Light? WOL Trade is an event popularized by @endymade on Twitter at FFXIV Fanfests, now made available at FanimeCon! WOL Trade is a largely social event to facilitate sticker trades, socialize amongst fellow WOLs, and make new friends! Attendees are heavily encouraged to prepare stickers, info cards, and sketch books to draw your fellow WOLs. In true “art party” fashion, folks are also encouraged to post pictures and their creations under the tag #FanimeWOLTrade on Twitter.

Minigame Extravaganza 3.0 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 and Cosmic Peachz for the new and improved event! We are bringing back the fan favorites and adding a ton of new minigames! Go head to head in four teams showing your skills and teamwork to ultimately be crowned Minigame Extravaganza Palooza Royalty! Do you have what it takes to conquer the challenges and claim the PRIZES (yes, prizes!) that await?

Random Anime/J-Pop Dance Play 

Come join us in a random dance play of your favorite anime and J-Pop songs. Cheer on and give yourself a reason to dance along!