Video Programming

For over 24 years, FanimeCon has set the bar for video programming! With something for everyone, and a variety of events made by fans, there is always something for you to enjoy in our video rooms. Choose from the AMV Contest, Robot Armageddon, Anime Abridged screenings, and the famous Marathon room during your days at the con. For your nighttime fix, check out our infamous late night special programming such as Midnight Madness, Hentai Nights, and Anime Anarchy. Come join us and see why FanimeCon’s video rooms are considered the best!

FanimeCon has long been a fan of AMVs and the people who make them. We here at Video Programming like to give AMVs the time they deserve in the spotlight by showcasing their works in many events during the con. So come and cheer for AMVs and their creators!

Anime Music Top 100 Videos
It’s been 12 years since we started this event, not only for the fans, but also for the AMV creators. Come give some love and support during our four day event counting down the best AMVs of all time – or at least the last 12 years. This is a great way to experience the past and present in the Anime Music Video world. (The top 100 list is graciously taken from Anime Music Videos.)

Anime Music Best of 2018
Come watch the top AMVs of 2018, chosen by the fans and creators on Anime Music Videos. We will be screening the best AMVs in categories such as Best Comedy, Funniest AMV, Best Lip Sync, and Best of the Year. There’s a little bit of everything across all skill levels, tastes, and cultural boundaries, so everyone can find something that they can enjoy here!

Video Room Events

FanimeCon Short Film Showcase
After 14 amazing years of programming, FanimeCon’s hit Short Film Showcase is hyping up for another exciting exhibition! Come and be a part of FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike festivals, showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials.

Robot Armageddon – 2nd Champion Edition
Inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. Once again we summon our four winners from another past four years and rebuild our runner ups to do battle again to determine the best of the best! They will battle ‘til only one stands tall and is declared BEST IN THE WORLD! This will be a tournament where panelists and attendees argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Come participate in this amazing display of fan knowledge!

The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd
Enjoy viewing YouTube video gameplay and game reviews? Well, we have something special for you! How do endless videos from The Angry Video Game Nerd sound? We’re excited to present The Angry Video Game Nerd as he explains the games that have haunted him from his childhood in characteristic reviews filled to the brim with surrealistic comedy. Watch him review and play through many games that are some of the most frustrating, buggy, and hated games in history. Be sure to stop by and partake in this celebration of humor and all things retro-gaming!

Remembering the Past with the Nostalgia Critic
Along with 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material.

The Best of Zero Punctuation
Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday, Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don’t have to. Called “hilariously cutting…the first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory” (by Boing Boing), join us for this presentation and see why gamers love Zero Punctuation and developers fear it.

Video Game Movies
Many video games these days have enough in-game cinematics to be considered movies (Cowboy Bebop: The Song Remains the Same, Horizon Zero Dawn, Dead Fantasy, Resident Evil 7, etc.) We take some of the best video game cutscenes/cinematics and show them as if they were a movie (with gameplay intelligently mixed in). Come join us for these memorable moments in gaming!

It Came From the NET……
Come join us for our third year as we showcase some of the best, craziest, well-made fan movies – movies so well made it blows your mind and makes you wonder why Hollywood hasn’t made something like this yet. Will we see unauthorized something-Rangers? Maybe The Apprentice, or will Kung Fury tell us he’s a cop? Come in and witness what came from beyond the net.

Abridged Series Screenings
Following the satire and comedy tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, these anime abridged shows hold nothing sacred as they poke at plot holes and have a good laugh. First proposed by our attendees, FanimeCon introduced this room a few years ago and we have never looked back! We welcome you to join us in watching these fan-made parodies, which are often the most ridiculous things you could ever imagine from your favorite shows! So pull up a chair and prepare to bust a gut!

Themed Rooms

Nostalgia Room
FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. The Nostalgia Room, has a wide range of anime spanning from the ‘60s all the way to the ‘90s. It showcases ‘60s classics (Astro Boy, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Devilman, etc.) to modern ‘80s and ‘90s classics (Kimagure Orange Road, Project A-ko, Ranma ½, Sailor Moon, among others). Whether you started watching anime back in the day (and want to experience that nostalgic feeling) or you are a more recent fan, come and see what turned many people into anime fans!

Omake/Film Room
Come browse our library of entertaining offerings, including but not limited to: short movies, animation, anime music video parodies, full length anime movies, and all the cool stuff from Japan – including all of the fan-made treasures that you normally will not see! We are certain this room will catch your curiosity and never let it go.

Marathon Room
Has an anime ever piqued your curiosity, but you didn’t have time to watch it? Already seen an anime, but are interested in experiencing it all over again? The Marathon Room is the place for you! Grab your favorite snack, pull a chair up, and prepare for hours of only the most asked-for anime choices.

Cutting Edge Room
Can’t wait for the official release to come out? Come join us in the Cutting Edge Room to see the most recent anime today! Watch subtitled anime with shows fresh from Japan!

Industry Room
This room features various offerings presented by the anime publishers who make it their mission to bring our favorite shows to us through online streaming, DVDs, and Blu-ray. We offer a variety of options ranging from English, Spanish, French, and even Japanese dub with English subtitles. Sit down, crack open a soda, and join us for some of the best anime out in America today!

Asian Films
Did the intense action of Bruce Lee capture your heart as a child? Did the comical martial arts of Jackie Chan give you a warm laugh? The staff of FanimeCon love a good movie just as much as the next guy. And as you might have guessed, the unique style of Asian cinema has struck a deep resonance with us. That is why we’re proud to present this fan-favorite – a collection of some of the best pieces that have graced theater screens across Asia! From the most mystifying of intrigues and dramas, to the high-flying action of the latest Kung Fu movies, we have a sampling sure to impress. So come and watch for awhile, Grasshopper!

Late Night

The excitement of FanimeCon keeping you up at night? Do you want something better to watch than those late night infomercials? Worry not! We have you covered with an array of video programming that will feature a variety of films, including campy cult classics and eclectic oddities.

Anime Anarchy
Too extreme for the light of day! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action. We have prepared a collection of programming sure to please even the most demanding of connoisseurs! Those seeking this edgy entertainment can find our calloused coliseum of cartoon chaos, an unflinching bombardment of violence, profanity, nudity, and other mature content to challenge even the most hardened old-school otaku.

Midnight Madness
Some otaku hear voices…
Voices that say something completely different…
Sometimes, they do what the voices say…
Welcome to the twisted bizarro-world of fan-made parodies: an altered state in which pimps orchestrate Armageddon by pop music, dwarves sell life insurance to witches, and ninjas do “the Macarena.” Can you stand the shocking goof that is Midnight Madness? Or will you keel over in cachinnation? It’s a marathon of merciless mockery, and only the most tenacious masochists will persevere until dawn.

In our Hentai Rooms, no Cell Phones past your waist or YOU WILL BE KICKED OUT. We’ll take down your badge information/personal information, and you’re done for the night.

Hentai Nights *Age: 18+, ID required* Now 2 Rooms!
Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, and pounding heartbeats — and that’s just the audience! Oh my! Three scintillating nights of sexy shoujo in sizzling sapphic, sadomasochistic, surreal, and simply silly smut from the midnight moon to the rising sun. Imported from the land of the most exotic and imaginative erotica in the world.

Hentai Music Video Awards *Age: 18+, ID required*
Do you like hentai? Do you like music videos? If so, it’s that time again! Come to the Hentai Music Videos Competition and Exhibition! Watch as videos battle for prizes as you, the audience, decide who wins! After the entries for this year are shown and winners are decided, stick around for more Hentai Music Videos! Laughs will be had, hentai will be shown, and you’ll never listen to the Inspector Gadget theme the same way again!