kids encyclopedia robot

FanimeCon facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
FanimeCon
FanimeCon 2019 entrance.jpg
FanimeCon 2019
Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese popular culture
Venue San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Location San Jose, California
Country United States
First held June 14, 1994; 26 years ago (1994-06-14)
Organizer Anime Resource Group (ARG)
Attendance 34,000 in 2019

FanimeCon is an annual four-day anime convention held during May at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California over Memorial Day weekend.

Programming

The convention typically offers an AMV contest, artist's alley, contests, cosplay chess, dances, dealer's room, formal ball, game room (arcade, console, PC, and tabletop), karaoke, maid cafe, masquerade, panels, screenings, a swap meet, tournaments, and workshops. The convention offers 24-hour programming, including gaming and video.

FanimeCon held an art auction for the charity Habitat for Humanity in 2004. Charities that FanimeCon supported in 2011 included the American Red Cross of Silicon Valley, APA Family Support Services of San Francisco, Cancer Support Community, and Japanese Red Cross Society.

History

FanimeCon was first held in 1994 at California State University, Hayward, being run by several anime clubs. Foothill College would also host the convention until moving to the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose for 1999. From 2000 to 2003 the Santa Clara Convention Center hosted FanimeCon. In 2004, FanimeCon moved to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. That year, the convention brought US$5 million to the local economy, growing to an estimated US$8.7 million in 2013, and US$10.5 million in 2014.

Problems with the convention in 2009 included Christian protests and over purchasing of artist alley tables, with the protesters also returning in 2010. In 2011, Saturday saw three hour registration waits, problems with the convention not using a printed schedule, outside religious protesters, and the Marriott fire alarm being pulled on Monday morning. Registration was affected in 2012 by a power outage. FanimeCon's 20th anniversary in 2014 was marked by San Jose having Fanime Day on May 23, 2014. The masquerade in 2015 suffered from technical issues. FanimeCon's masquerade for 2016 was scheduled to run for five hours. FanimeCon 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 19, 1994 California State University, Hayward
Hayward, California
200
February 25, 1995 California State University, Hayward
Hayward, California
350 Carl Gustav Horn and Frederik L. Schodt.
February 14, 1996 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California
775 Greg Espinoza, Allen Hastings, Carl Gustav Horn, Frederik L. Schodt, Toren Smith, and Toshifumi Yoshida.
March 8, 1997 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California
1,200 Allen Hastings, Carl Gustav Horn, Frederik L. Schodt, Toren Smith, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
February 14–15, 1998 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California
1,700 Allen Hastings, Kuni Kimura, Scott McNeil, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
March 19–21, 1999 Wyndham Hotel
San Jose, California
2,000 Steve Bennett, Allen Hastings, Mari Iijima, Gilles Poitras, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
February 24–27, 2000 Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
2,300 Steve Bennett, Allen Hastings, Mari Iijima, Fred Patten, Gilles Poitras, Stan Sakai, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
March 30 – April 1, 2001 Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
3,500 Steve Bennett, Tiffany Grant, Allen Hastings, Mari Iijima, Taliesin Jaffe, Jonathan C. Osborne, Fred Patten, Stan Sakai, Frederik L. Schodt, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
April 26–28, 2002 Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
4,600 Takami Akai, Steve Bennett, Tiffany Grant, Carl Gustav Horn, Mari Iijima, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
June 20–22, 2003 Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California
5,400 13-37, B! Machine, Laura Bailey, Steve Bennett, Blood, Akitaroh Daichi, Rebecca Forstadt, Allen Hastings, Sato Hiroki, Tsurumaki Kazuya, Kawamura Maria, Matt K. Miller, DJ MPU, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Kristine Sa, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Secret Secret, Stephanie Sheh, Kari Wahlgren, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Reiko Yasuhara, and Takeda Yasuhiro.
May 28–31, 2004 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
6,122 The Beautiful Losers, Blood, Camino, Duel Jewel, Fred Gallagher, Allen Hastings, Akemi Hayashi, You Higuri, Hiroaki Inoue, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Frederik L. Schodt, Nami Tamaki, J. Shanon Weaver, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 27–30, 2005 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
10,438 Steve Bennett, Kumiko Kato, Ric Meyers, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Ramen and Rice, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Maria Yamamoto, and ZZ.
May 26–29, 2006 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
10,000 Akai SKY, Goofy Style, Kamijo, Ryoichi Koga, Miami, Takahiro Mizushima, Mothercoat, Ric Meyers, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Poplar, Rooster Teeth Productions, Asami Sanada, Swinging Popsicle, Kazuhiro Takamura, Up Hold, USA Musume, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 25–28, 2007 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
12,000 Crack 6, Greg Dean, Ryan Gavigan, Carl Gustav Horn, Mari Iijima, Sekihiko Inui, Karma Shenjing, Reuben Langdon, Derek Liu, Mechanical Panda, Ric Meyers, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Asami Sanada, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and ZZ.
May 23–26, 2008 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
14,926 An Cafe, Ryan Gavigan, Carl Gustav Horn, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Reuben Langdon, Ric Meyers, Maika Netsu, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Dan Southworth, and Richard Waugh.
May 22–25, 2009 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
15,000 Keith Burgess, Ryan Gavigan, Carl Gustav Horn, Ken Lally, Reuben Langdon, Patricia Ja Lee, Ric Meyers, Haruko Momoi, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 28–31, 2010 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
16,000 Karen Dyer, Flow, Ryan Gavigan, Carl Gustav Horn, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Reuben Langdon, LM.C, Ric Meyers, Haruko Momoi, Toshimichi Mori, Jonathan C. Osborne, Gilles Poitras, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and Mamoru Yokota.
May 27–30, 2011 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
20,880 Flow, Tohru Furuya, Gashicon, Ryusuke Hamamoto, Yoshiki Hayashi, Fumio Iida, Yuya Matsushita, Ric Meyers, Seiji Mizushima, Haruko Momoi, Gilles Poitras, Mamoru Yokota, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu.
May 25–28, 2012 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
21,000 Mai Aizawa, Kia Asamiya, Igaguri Chiba, Shigeto Koyama, Ric Meyers, Gilles Poitras, David Vincent, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and Mamoru Yokota.
May 24–27, 2013 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
25,542 7!!, Darrel Guilbeau, Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Takahiro Omori, Gilles Poitras, ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D, Yumi Sato, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 23–26, 2014 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
Takami Akai, Kira Buckland, Home Made Kazoku, Hiroyuki Kanbe, Noir, Gilles Poitras, Raj Ramayya, Chantal Strand, J. Michael Tatum, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 22–25, 2015 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
Back-On, Chalk Twins, Mel Hoppe, Marquis of Vaudeville, Ai Nonaka, Gilles Poitras, Cindy Robinson, Patrick Seitz, Christopher Smith, Kazuhiro Soeta, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 27–30, 2016 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
Aicosu, Da-iCE, Masaya Matsukaze, Gilles Poitras, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Cristina Vee, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Lisle Wilkerson, and Sky Williams.
May 26–29, 2017 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
Aicosu, Chris Cason, Hideo Ishikawa, Kanae Ito, Shigeto Koyama, Lauren Landa, Linda Le, Erica Mendez, Phoenix Ash, Doug Walker, X4, and Hiroyuki Yamaga.
May 25–28, 2018 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
34,000 Aicosu, Chalk Twins, Caitlin Glass, Todd Haberkorn, Chikashi Kubota, Linda Le, nano, Ryotaro Okiayu, Gilles Poitras, and Satomi Sato.
May 24–27, 2019 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
34,000 Aicosu, Nobutoshi Canna, D-Piddy, Aya Hirano, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Linda Le, Chris Patton, Phoenix Ash, Gilles Poitras, and Jād Saxton.
May 28–31, 2021 San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California

Coordinates: 37°19′43″N 121°53′20″W / 37.32861°N 121.88889°W / 37.32861; -121.88889

kids search engine
FanimeCon Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.