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
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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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The Cosplay Gatherings Form is now live!

Are you interested in hosting a Cosplay Gathering? We are happy to announce that the Cosplay Gatherings Form is now live! You can find the form here. If you have any questions, please visit our Cosplay Gatherings Facebook Page.

General Housing Now Open

Due to an error in communication, FanimeCon staff was unable to inform attendees that General Housing opened on Friday at 4 pm PST, after the Priority Housing period closed.
We sincerely apologize for this error and hope it has not prevented anyone from being able …

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Maid Cafe Try-outs for FanimeCon 2018

Are you interested in becoming a part of one of the cutest maid cafes in the West Coast?! FanimeCon’s maid cafe is an environment where you can build lifelong friendships among people with shared interests while developing professional work experience. Our auditions begin January 2018, …

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Artist Alley Registration for 2018

Attention Artists!
FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2018 convention from Sunday, December 10 8:00PM PST to Tuesday, December 12 10:00PM PST!
When it’s live, you can sign up for FanimeCon 2018 Artist Alley from this link:
No payments or seller’s permits …

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Registration Is Live

Registration is now live! You can get your badge for FanimeCon 2018 using the following URL:
Have any questions about registration? Check out the Registration FAQ, or if you have further questions, please email regi&…

2017 Masquerade Winners

FanimeCon is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Masquerade Cosplay Contest:
Best in Show – Mr. Perfect Cell
Best in Craftsmanship – Scorpion
Best in the Journeyman Division – White light
Best in Craftsmanship, Journeyman Division – Persona Lucia
Best in the Novice Division – Mei Ling Zhou
Best …

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2017 FMV Contest Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Fanime Music Video contest!
Best Action: Numinous by MrNosec
Best Drama: Colors by Nekokitkat
Best Trailer: Yuri On Ice: The Honest Trailer by Maboroshi Studio
Best Upbeat: Mahoupocalypse by Celia Phantomhive
Best Comedy: One Horn Man by King Redeem
Judges’ Best In Show: Numinous …

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Last Chance to Shop!

As the convention draws to a close, today is your last chance to go to the Dealers Hall or Artist Alley, and find the last few treasures you missed, and perhaps a couple of bargains too! You can also visit OffWorld designs for official FanimeCon …

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Say Goodbye at Closing Ceremonies

It’s that time of the year again when FanimeCon must come to an end. The cosplayers and fans who brought life into the convention since Day Zero begin to pack their bags, ready to venture back out into the world living their normal lives. Last …

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Bluefin Speed Painting Contest Winners!

Gunpla painters congregated in the Gaming Hall this Sunday to participate in the Bluefin Speed Painting contest at FanimeCon.
Contestants were given brushes and paints, but could also bring their own materials to complete their models over the course of two hours. While the event started …

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Come Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Black & White Ball!

Lords and ladies of FanimeCon! Now is the time to don your finest tuxes, fancy dresses, and formal cosplays and hit the ballroom! Enjoy an elegant evening out, courtesy of the Black & White Ball. This year, we celebrate the Black & White Ball’s 10th …

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Experience Cosplay Magic at the FanimeCon Masquerade!

FanimeCon wouldn’t be the same without the extravaganza that is the FanimeCon Masquerade. See the best of the best, with cosplay from fandoms new and old, as they gather for this one-of-a-kind competition. Dancers, actors, and above all, cosplayers, take to the stage in a …

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FanimeCon’s Almost Over! Here’s How to Pack for the Trip Home

Written by Eric Ransom
It’s Day Three. You’ve woken up early to get ready for the next cosplay gathering in four hours, but you want to buy some more things at Artist Alley and Dealer’s Hall. Three hours later, your cosplay is complete with an hour …

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Manga Lounge and Chill

In the eye of the convention storm is the manga lounge, an oasis of quiet where you can kick back and sink into your favorite manga. Whether you are looking for something to do between panels, want to discover new manga authors and artists, or …

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Game Show Contestants Wanted!

The FanimeCon Game Show usually selects all contestants right from the audience. This year, we are introducing something a little different and adding a special round to test those who have deep knowledge of specific subjects!
Do you know everything about Doctor Who?
Have you memorized every …

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Fanimaid Cafe Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of Fanimaid Café’s 10th anniversary, Fanimaid Café would like to engage our patrons through a fun, interactive activity that takes you through different areas of FanimeCon and encourages exploration of the many activity areas that the convention has to offer.
The scavenger hunt will …

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Cosplay Guests of Honor Attending Cosplay Gatherings

Our cosplay guests of honor Aicosu and VampyBitMe will be attending cosplay gatherings this year!
Saturday, May 27:

Aicosu1:00–2:00 pmNintendo gathering — The SLAB (outside the Hilton Hotel Bar)
VampyBitMe2:00–3:00 pmOne Piece gathering — the tree area at the foot of the stairs by The SLAB

Sunday, …

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FanimeCon is proud to announce Phoenix Ash as the opening act of MusicFest 2017!

Phoenix Ash is America’s own Japanese Rock band. As the sole Americans on the influential Plug Records label in Japan, Phoenix Ash is breaking musical and cultural barriers, fusing the essences of Japanese and American rock with their unique brand of infectious melodies and heart-pumping …

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