Priority Housing Starts Now, General Housing Opens 1/18

Priority Housing is now rolling out! If you registered for FanimeCon 2019 before January 9th, you will have received an email with what time and date you can start booking a hotel room. If you didn’t receive an email, please [Read More]

Artist Alley 2019 Jury Process Finished and Art Gallery Registration

Attention all FanimeCon Artist Alley Applicants!

We want to thank the 1,400 artists who applied to be in FanimeCon’s 2019 Artist Alley!

The jury process has been completed! All artists who have submitted an application should receive a status notification email by the end of this month.

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2019 Staff Applications Are Open!

Staff applications for FanimeCon 2019 are now up at! If you’re interested in getting involved and helping out, please take a look and apply for any staff positions you might be interested in!

Initial Registration Issues Fixed

Registration had issues initially with processing orders, but it is now fixed. Please email or if you have any further issues. We are deeply sorry for the issues, and thank you for your patience.
Housing priority will still be granted based on …

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FanimeCon 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for FanimeCon 2019! You can purchase full weekend badges at this link. Badges are currently $65, but as the days get closer to FanimeCon, the price will go up.
EDIT: The initial registration issues are resolved. If you have …

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FanimeCon 2019 Registration Goes Live October 25 at Noon PDT!

We have exciting news: Registration for FanimeCon 2019 opens October 25, 2018, at noon PDT! The price starting on October 25 is $65, but as we get closer to FanimeCon 2019, the price will increase. To buy a badge, please look for the link to …

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FanimeCon 2019 Artist Alley Registration Closed

Thank you, Artists!
The FanimeCon 2019 Artist Alley applications are now closed! We want to thank you all for applying, and hope that you will be able to participate in FanimeCon’s 25th Anniversary!
For those that have applied, we will be contacting you once the jury process …

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FanimeCon 2019 Artist Alley Registration Officially Open

Attention Artists!
FanimeCon’s Artist Alley registration is open, and will be accepting applications for the 2019 convention from Friday, September 28 at 12:00 p.m. PST to Monday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. PST.
FanimeCon 2019 Artist Alley Signup Website
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Artist Alley Applications Open Sept. 28 at Noon PST

Calling All Artists and Crafters!
FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2019 convention from Friday, September 28 at 12:00PM PST to Monday, October 1 at 8:00PM PST.
No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to …

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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!
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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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