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.

Campaign RPGs at the DoubleTree

This year, FanimeCon has set aside five rooms in the DoubleTree hotel for campaign-style tabletop role-playing games. Our volunteer GM’s have a variety of scenarios for you to try out, so come with your best dice and have an adventure to remember!
To sign up in …

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Masquerade Prize Announcement & Registration Info

Masquerade 2018 Signups is finally here! An exciting change this year is the top prize for our Best in Show: the prize is $1000 this year.
The signup form to register and participate in the Masquerade can be located here.
Competitions rules …

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FanimeCon Game Show Survey

The FanimeCon Game Show department is running a survey! There are a lot of strange questions, and they need responses from people like you. It’s a short, one-page survey: https://apps.fanime.com/2018/survey/
The survey is open to everybody.
Two surveys will be randomly selected to win …

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Extremely Hard Anime Quiz 2018

Think you know anime? Want to be rewarded for your brains? Take the Extremely Hard Anime Quiz to find out if you really know your stuff.
Click here for more details.

JOJO’s Bizarre Escape: The Hotel

Real Escape Game returns to present the most bizarre escape event yet in the first US collaboration between Real Escape Game and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.
SCRAP Entertainment and VIZ Media have partnered to bring a Real Escape …

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Autographs Policy Updated for FanimeCon 2018

We have updated our FanimeCon Autographs Policy and Room Location. Please check out what’s changed!
If you have any questions, ask us at autographs@fanime.com.


Linda Le is a cosplayer who was born in a small town in Oklahoma and now resides in California. She was discovered by Kotobukiya and Danny Choo after being featured in OTACOOL 2 and became known by her cosplayer name VampyBitMe. Soon afterward, she was …

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Fanime AMV Contest Now Open!

AMV editors, Fanime’s Anime Music Video Competition is now open for entries! The rules and entry form information can be found here. Entries will be accepted until May 6th. The official times and award ceremony will be announced leading up to the…

DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe

Yuyoyuppe was born in 1989 in Oarai-machi, Ibaraki.
After forming a band in local Ibaraki, he started his activity as a VOCALOID producer in order to have a basic understanding of music. He debuted in 2012 under YAMAHA MUSIC, and currently has received more than 10 …

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Professional Registration is now open!

Professional Registration is now available here! If you have any questions about Professional Registration click here.

Chikashi Kubota

Chikashi Kubota was born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. He has loved drawing and creating flip-book manga from a very early age. When he was in elementary school, Kubota-san developed his artistic skills by drawing his favorite series, Dragon Ball, and aspired to be a …

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The Dex

Alex Faciane and PokéKellz are the main creative force and hosts behind The Dex, a long-running informative YouTube channel all about Pokémon, from biology and anthropology to kooky conspiracy theories! Inspired by the likes of Bill Nye and Alton Brown, The Dex is a family-friendly …

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Chalk Twins

An extraordinary pair of artists, the Chalk Twins are renowned for their anime-themed chalk murals of epic proportions. Having traveled the world in pursuit of artistic mastery, they are a regular installment at conventions and events across the country where they produce massive chalk masterpieces …

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Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki

Silicon Valley Symphony in conjunction with FanimeCon brings you the only American performance of:
Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:00 pm
Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sunday May 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Monday May 28, 2018,  2:00 pm
Featuring …

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The Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended to March 24th!

The 2018 Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended from March 17th to March 24th!
Following March 24th, 11:59pm, all incoming panel submissions will be directed to the wait list.
If you are interested in hosting a panel at FanimeCon 2018, you can find more information and …

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Matthew “Maguma” Lewis is a 28 year-old cosplayer from Los Angeles, California. Since attending his very first convention at Anime Expo 2005, Maguma has found an overabundance of challenges, joy, and fulfillment in the world of cosplay!
Through the years he has participated in conventions in …

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Gilles Poitras

Gilles grew up in California where he was not only geographically closer to Japan than most of the U.S., but also was exposed to many things Japanese. From the wooden toys he bought at the corner store, to sharing Botan candy with friends, and eating …

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Ryotaro Okiayu

Ryotaro Okiayu is a Japanese voice actor affiliated with Aoni Production. He is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of experience under his belt. Mr. Okiayu has voiced a plethora of classic characters such as Hisashi “I want to play basketball” Mitsui in SLAM DUNK, Treize Kushrenada in …

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