Game Over: A Fond Farewell to FanimeCon 2018

When the last panels end and the throngs of cosplayers pack their bags, when the Dealer’s Hall, Artist Alley, and the Gaming Hall close, there’s just one event left to experience. The Closing Ceremonies is the perfect save point to wrap up this year’s gaming-themed …

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Welcome to the Black & White Ballroom!

Ladies, lords, and gentlefolk of FanimeCon! Tonight is your opportunity to bring out the debonair tuxedos, spectacular ball gowns, and exquisite formal cosplays for an evening of ballroom dancing! Black & White Ball is extending an invitation to all attendees to don their formal wear …

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Sign-up for Overwatch Tournaments at FanimeCon!

Fans came together on Friday to cheer on our local Overwatch team, San Francisco Shock, as they went head to head with Houston Outlaws. Sponsored by San Francisco Shock, the viewing party was a first for FanimeCon. Fans filled the seats and more stood to …

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Masquerade! Painted Faces on Parade

Love cosplay? Want to see the best in action? Don’t miss the Masquerade Cosplay Contest on Sunday, May 27th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the San Jose National Civic Auditorium!
FanimeCon’s annual Masquerade Cosplay Contest is an outstanding show of cosplays, dramatic and comedic …

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Catch nano at This Year’s MusicFest!

Rock out to the incredible sounds of this year’s MusicFest! MusicFest brings J-Pop, K-Pop, anisong, and more to FanimeCon each year, giving you a chance to meet the artists and hear them live in concert.
This year, we are honored to feature nano, a talented vocalist …

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Cosplay Your Life!

How do you style a wig? What’s the best way recreate that anime look with makeup? How do I make shoes? This and every other question you ever had about cosplay will likely be covered by this year’s cosplay programming!
Your one-stop shop for everything related …

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D&D, Ninjas, and Quidditch, Oh My!

Tired of sitting in a panel? Want to participate in some organized fun? Catch the shuttle or walk over to the DoubleTree Hotel for some awesome Interactive Events! Yes, you read that right. the DoubleTree Hotel. If you haven’t heard, FanimeCon has expanded to …

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Get Your Dance On: Saturday Dance Tournaments

Have you always wanted to win a dance battle? Arcade Gaming has your back with Dance Game Tournaments!
Come to our DDR Extreme Pro Tournament and show us your moves! Sign-ups are open on Saturday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Gaming Hall. The …

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Come Train at The Dojo!

Interested in the martial arts you see in your favorite movies and shows? Look no farther. The Dojo is where you want to be. The Twilight Knights, a fighting arts guild, will be at the convention helping teach all sorts of different styles of …

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Stand Up for Your Friends in Jojo’s Bizarre Escape Game!

Can you use your supernatural powers to save the day? JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is your chance to thwart a mysterious villain before he kills you and your team. Come with five friends, or join a team and make new friends! Manifest your very …

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Friday Gaming Tournaments!

The Tabletop Gaming department is proud to announce that, in addition to all the amazing games you can check out to play, we will be hosting a variety of tournaments all weekend! To kick things off, the Giant Jenga tournament will have its Preliminary round …

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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Karaoke Stardom!

In addition to open mic karaoke, FanimeCon has not one, not two, but three different karaoke contests this weekend!
If you want to dazzle the audience with your voice and compete for victory (and prizes), the Karaoke Contest has you covered! The Preliminary Round starts …

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Friday Gaming Tournaments!

The Tabletop Gaming department is proud to announce that, in addition to all the amazing games you can check out to play, we will be hosting a variety of tournaments all weekend! To kick things off, the Giant Jenga tournament will have its Preliminary round …

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Come Train at The Dojo!

Interested in the martial arts you see in your favorite movies and shows? Look no farther. The Dojo is where you want to be. The Twilight Knights, a fighting arts guild, will be at the convention helping teach all sorts of different styles of …

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Stand Up for Your Friends in Jojo’s Bizarre Escape Game!

Can you use your supernatural powers to save the day? JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is your chance to thwart a mysterious villain before he kills you and your team. Come with five friends, or join a team and make new friends! Manifest your very …

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Get Your Game On at FanimeCon 2018!

Welcome back to FanimeCon, friends! This year, our theme is gaming, and in case you couldn’t tell, we’ve gone all out. From consoles to card decks, from PC to roleplay, from MMOs to mobile games, it’s gonna be all fun and games! Check your dice …

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I’ll Swap, You’ll Swap, We’ll All Swap at the Swap Meet!

It’s Thursday and you’re ready to roll! Sad that the Dealer’s Hall doesn’t open until tomorrow? You’re in luck! The annual FanimeCon Swap Meet will be in the South Hall tonight, behind the main SJCC Concourse from 7:30 pm to 12:00 am.
What is a Swap …

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Welcome to the Cosplay Party!

FanimeCon is here and so are you! It’s Thursday and you are all set for the weekend except for one teeny tiny detail: your cosplay isn’t ready. Uh oh… well, never fear our Cosplay Gatherings staff has your back with our first ever Procrastination Party!
Whether …

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FLCL Panel with Guest Chikashi Kubota and Others

Excited about the return of FLCL?! So is FanimeCon! FanimeCon Guest of Honor and anime character designer Chikashi Kubota will be hosting a panel on Sunday all about his work on FLCL with some special guests — voice actor and FLCL scriptwriter/director Stephanie Sheh and …

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FanimeCon 2018 Schedule Now Available

Interested in knowing what’s happening at FanimeCon 2018? The schedule is now out and available at this link: https://grid.fanime.com/
Please note that this schedule is subject to change as the days get closer to the start of con.