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Ani-Jam
Status Defunct
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture
Venue Fresno Convention Center
Location Fresno, California
Country United States
First held 2003
Last held 2014
Organizer Ani-Jam LLC
Attendance 1,600+
Official website http://www.ani-jam.com/

Ani-Jam was an annual two-day anime convention held during August at the Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, California.

Programming

The convention offered anime screenings, a cosplay masquerade, live music, table top games, vendors, video game tournaments, and workshops.

History

The first event in 2003 lasted for six hours and attracted 500 attendees. The convention moved to the Fresno Convention Center in 2012. Ani-Jam celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. The convention held a day zero (Friday) event before the start of the 2014 convention where pre-registered attendees could attend a formal ball.

Event history

Dates Location Attend. Guests
March 28, 2003 Ramada Fresno North
Fresno, California
500+ Edward Luena.
August 19–20, 2006 Fresno Fairgrounds
Fresno, California
Agent 760, Akai SKY, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Trish Ledoux, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Random Ninjas, Kristine Sa, Stephanie Yanez, and Toshifumi Yoshida.
August 18–19, 2007 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Adella, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Melissa Hudson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Trish Ledoux, Kenyth Mogan, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Kristine Sa, Amanda Tomasch, and Toshifumi Yoshida.
August 2–3, 2008 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Robert Axelrod, Leah Clark, Justin Cook, Che Gilson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, LYV, Makenai, Vic Mignogna, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Kristine Sa, and Stephanie Yanez.
August 20–21, 2011 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Greg Ayres, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, La Carmina, Robert McCollum, Vic Mignogna, Hannah Minx, Sebastiano Serafini, and Team LoveHate.
August 18–19, 2012 Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
Greg Ayres, Eric Caldero, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Kairu, Brittney Karbowski, Kazha, Mari Watanabe, and Stephanie Yanez.
August 17–18, 2013
"10th anniversary"
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
1,600+ Greg Ayres, Richie Branson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Cynthia Martinez, Chris Patton, Aimee Major Steinberger, Mari Watanabe, Robert Axelrod, Brittney Karbowski, and Valkyrie Kiss.
August 16–17, 2014 Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Greg Ayres, Jessica Calvello, Chris Cason, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Raj Ramayya, Chii Sakurabi, Jad B. Saxton, Steam Powered Giraffe, and David Vincent.

Ani-Vent

Ani-Vent was a one-day convention held in 2010 with the goal of expanding into different events.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 17, 2010 Fresno Fairgrounds, Chance Avenue Entrance
Fresno, California

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