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Will Warriner • Eric Wu Evan James VI
Invited Guests . . . . . . . 4
Back-On • Hiroyuki Yamaga • Ai Nonaka • Kazuhiro Stitz • Patrick Stitz Christopher Smith • Cindy Robinson Gilles Poitras • Wind of the Stars Chalk Twins
Essentials. . . . . . . . . 10
Registration Info • Emergency Services Information Desks • Volunteering • Rovers Lost & Found • Convention Etiquette Parent Lounge • New Mom Rooms FanimeCon Member Code of Conduct Cosplay Rules and Weapons Policy
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Fanimaid Cafe • Stage Zero • Manga Lounge • Music Video Contest • Speed Dating • Game Show • Quiz Show, SJCC Hall Events • The Dojo • Cosplay Events • Karaoke Events • Fan Events Black & White Ball • Dance • Idris’ Closet
Convention Maps . . . . 24 Panels. . . . . . . . . . . 30 Guests of Honor • Industry • Fan Panels
Video Programming . . . 36 Video Themed Events • Video Themed Rooms • AMV Events • Asian Films Late Night
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Welcome from the Chairs Thank you everyone for coming to FanimeCon 2015. For over 20 years, FanimeCon has endured with the goal of being By Fans, For Fans. During that time, FanimeCon has evolved and changed and adapted along with our Fans. Our choices throughout the years have not been perfect, but the 1200 staff members and I continue to commit to bringing the fans together for one amazing weekend a year. Let’s start with one simple question. Why are you here? No seriously, why is it that you decided to spend your time and money to attend this convention? I believe that if you were here with me, that everyone’s answer would be different. There are so many things that drive us, that inspire us, that bring us joy and happiness present here at FanimeCon. About 10 years ago, I took on the challenge of being chairman. 6 years ago, I stepped back, believing that I had achieved all that I could achieve; I had no idea how wrong I was. For the past 6 years, FanimeCon and I have matured in ways that I never thought of, and the challenges we face now were beyond my imagination. I knew as I accepted the role for a second time, that this would be a year of change. My Vice Chairs, Eric and Evan, and myself have spent the last year learning to understand all of the various parts of the Convention; we wanted to see how all of the pieces of the clock work together. For a convention running as long as we have, this was not an easy task. This Convention runs entirely on the blood, sweat and tears of its volunteers. The question I ask myself, and some of my staffers is “why do you do it – why do you volunteer all these hours every year to bring this convention to life?” The best answer is you, the attendee. I remember my time attending conventions when I was younger; I remember my time attending conventions last year; Each experience brings along with it great memories and excitement. My only hope is that you can continue to find those lasting memories and friendships as FanimeCon continues to grow. We continue to face many challenges; We fill the hotels in San Jose beyond the breaking point. The halls of the hotels are filled with crowds of people. Anime is available at the push of a button in your living room, and on your phone. Cosplay has made it to numerous TV shows and movies. You can buy almost anything in the world through your computer and tablet.
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How will FanimeCon face these challenges? The only way we know how, together with you – the attendees. We will do what we think is best to keep you entertained, and keep you coming back year after year. Thank you again, for all your support through all of our good and bad times.
Will Warriner Chairman of FanimeCon 2015
Hello and welcome fans, guests, staff, and friends to FanimeCon 2015. I am excited to kick off the first year of this Chair Team’s tenure at FanimeCon. Under the leadership of our Chairman Will Warriner, I, Eric Wu, join my fellow Vice-Chairman Evan James to make up your new FanimeCon 2015 Chair Team. I have proudly served on the FanimeCon staff since 2007 in various roles like Registration Minion, Fan Services Division Servicer, MusicFest Tech Guru, and Facilities Elf. I am honored to have another opportunity to serve in this new and wonderful role in the great organization that is FanimeCon. I look forward to fostering a lovely experience that all in attendance will have the opportunity to share. I recently listened to a talk about how human brains are wired for groups of twenty to thirty individuals but our present circles are often made up of groups of fewer than five people. They found that after tragic events like natural disasters, victims sometimes look fondly back on the experience because they had an opportunity to be part of a larger tribe once again. It’s not that the victims long to relive a horrible event, but that they miss the human connection and community during that experience. However, I am confident that such a bond does not necessarily need to come out of a negative experience. Each and every year of FanimeCon is a testament to this and the connections that we make over Memorial Day weekend are primal and strong. Every year at FanimeCon, I experience such a phenomenon and I hope that you will join me in making new connections and a closer community. As I have consistently told the staff, I am here to serve and to implement their ideas and desires. The same goes for the FanimeCon staff: we are all here to serve the fans and to realize what the fans dream of. However, I would also like to extend my humblest appreciation to the staff and all those that support FanimeCon. When you see our staff and volunteers on the concourse, I hope that you will thank them as well. I finally ask that you enjoy yourself so that you can make your experience and the experiences of those you meet as wonderful as mine. I look forward to seeing you smiling in the halls!
Eric Wu Vice-Chairman of FanimeCon 2015
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Hello and welcome, everyone to FanimeCon 2015! I’m incredibly excited to be acting as one of your Vice Chairs for this year along with Eric Wu and our Chairman, Will Warriner. I have had the pleasure and privilege of being with FanimeCon for over 5 years and in such capacities as part of the Facilities Team, as an Extravaganzas Division Head and as one of your past Creative Directors. Throughout my tenure here, the people I have come to meet, know and love as a family has grown with each coming year. I honestly believe that what this amazing convention has been able to foster is so much more than just a group of people that share in a common interest. Instead, I see a thriving, caring and energetic community that comes together every year to both attend and plan a convention that above all else, seeks to celebrate fandom and its fans. Being one of the lucky individuals who helps to facilitate such a gathering is something I whole-heartedly treasure and with the help of a lot of great staff members, this year’s convention looks to be as awesome as ever and includes our usual awesome lineup, but also some things specifically unique to this year. One example being that since FanimeCon is turning 21 this year, we’ll be celebrating with a Casino Night where all members can partake, even those still under 21! This will be the inaugural year for our Chair Team and though I’m sure there will be challenges ahead, I’m really looking forward to working incredibly hard with everyone that comes together to make this convention happen. That of course, includes you! We’re all fans at this convention and this convention wouldn’t be possible without you. Literally. The smiles you carry with you when you’re enjoying yourselves drives each and every staff member to push ourselves even further to bring you the type of convention you look forward to. So, with all that said, thank you for being here with us and thank you for your smiles. Let’s make this year another to remember and once more, welcome to FanimeCon 2015!
Evan James IV Vice-Chairman of FanimeCon 2015
Back-On Hiroyuki Yamaga Ai Nonaka Kazuhiro Stitz Patrick Stitz Christopher Smith Cindy Robinson Gilles Poitras Wind of the Stars Chalk Twins
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BACK-ON is a hybrid rock band that blends a variety of music genres. Unified by KENJI03’s piercing vocal melody and TEEDA’s mixture of English and Japanese rap, BACKON is a group of four childhood friends from Tokyo, Japan that enjoys discovering new rock sounds. Since forming the band, BACK-ON has not only had concerts within Japan, but also overseas including America, Germany, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico, gaining high acclaim for their sophisticated and aggressive live performances. BACK-ON has previously released songs with GReeeeN under the collaborative band BAReeeeeeeeeeN. Individual
BACK-ON members have also collaborated with artists such as Koda Kumi and SoulJa. Additionally, the band has composed songs for other artists and is esteemed for their song composition. In recent years, the band has sung both theme songs of the anime series Gundam Build Fighters, spanning two seasons, as well as the theme song of its new sequel, Gundam Build Fighters Try. To be in charge of three consecutive Gundam series theme songs is a noteworthy accomplishment. On October 5, 2014, BACK-ON performed a successful concert at the Akasaka BLITZ music venue. The band is currently on its Japan & World Tour 2015.
Main Anime & Game Collaboration Works Anime: • Air Gear (Opening)
• Eyeshield 21 (Opening and Ending)
• Tales of the World Mythology 3 (Opening)
• Fairy Tail (Opening) • Gundam Build Fighters (Opening) • Gundam Build Fighters Try (Opening) • One Piece (Opening composer)
• Tales of the World Mythology 2 (Opening) • Gundam G Generation Frontier (Opening) • Gundam Breaker (Theme Song) • Gundam Breaker 2 (Theme Song)
Hiroyuki Yamaga Hiroyuki Yamaga returns as one of FanimeCon’s most honored guests (since 1997). He is credited for such titles as Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (director), Mahoromatic (director), Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise (director and writer), and will be writing/directing Aoki Uru (announced at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013).
Affectionately known as “Aipon,” Ai Nonaka has been an anime fan since childhood and became interested in voice acting after an encounter with Yu Yu Hakusho. Miss Nonaka was captain of her high school’s drama club and initially aimed to become a takarazuka actor, but later decided to pursue a career in voice acting. With memorable roles like Fuuko in the tearjerking CLANNAD, the overly positive Kafuka in the Sayonara Zetsubousensei series, and the spear-wielding Kyoko in Madoka Magica, there’s no doubt that fans are pleased with her choice to become a voice actress. FanimeCon is proud to host Miss Nonaka’s first appearance in the Western United States.
Kazuhiro Soeta (born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan) has been involved in many classic anime series in various roles from Animator to Storyboard Artist, and even produced his own manga as well. Fans will recognize his work in Record of Lodoss War (Animation Director), The Vision of Escaflowne (Ending Key Animation), Cowboy Bebop (Opening Key Animation), and Turn A Gundam (Ending Key Animation). His more recent works include Ground Control (Storyboard), Psychoelectric Girl (Storyboard Artist) and Mekakucity Actors. Mr. Soeta published the Vampire AKIBA!! manga in 1999 which was later released as two bound volumes. During his time at Next Media Animation Japan, a Taiwan-based subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Next Media, Mr. Soeta produced Taiwanese NMA Studio’s pilot film, acting as director on the Japanese side and drawing storyboards for anime shorts. Anime fans both young and old will not want to miss his first stateside appearance!
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Patric Stitz has plenty of roles under his belt that any fan of anime would be sure to recognize. From Franky (One Piece), Agil (Sword Art Online), or Isshin Kurosaki (Bleach), odds are that he has had a role in the American release of an anime you have watched. Along with anime, he also has a number of video game titles to his credit, including the champions Lucian, Kog’Maw, and Renekton (League of Legends), Ragna (BlazBlue), Scorpion (Mortal Kombat), as well as Bob and Hugo (Street Fighter X Tekken). When he isn’t in the recording booth, he has been at work as a script-adapter for Steins;Gate, Hellsing Ultimate, Princess Jellyfish, Wolf Children, and Summer Wars.
Christopher Smith is “the guy you’ve While in New York, Cindy Robinson heard but haven’t heard of.” He played leading roles on hit Broadway started his career in the original shows such as Stephen Sondheim’s Robotech and Captain Harlock series’ “Into the Woods”, “Peter Pan”, and the as the third-guy-from-the-left-whoTony Award winning production screams-when-he-blows-up. Since then, of “Carousel” at the Lincoln Center. he’s worked on 100+ projects that it’d After moving to Hollywood, her be difficult to not have heard him while talents were used to bring life to enjoying your favorite shows and animated characters in many video video games. games (Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite, The Fans of Phineas and Ferb would have Last of Us, Saints Row IV, Mass Effect heard him as Luke Skywalker in their 2, among others) and television shows Stars Wars crossover episode, while (Sonic Boom, Naruto, Bleach, Guard anime fans would have heard him as of the Sacred Spirit, to name a few). the voice of many characters across Aside from voicing characters in various titles. the digital realm, Cindy is regularly Between the listed titles above and the many others on Christopher’s credits, you’ll definitely heard of him.
featured in television series (Gotham, House of Lies, and The Good Wife) and has been featured on the big screen (Drive, The Equalizer, White House Down, and The Purge).
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Gilles Poitras didn’t know much about anime until a friend called him and introduced him to the Cal Animage Alpha student club at U.C. Berkeley. As a repeat Guest of Honor at FanimeCon, he has kept busy throughout the years as the senior board member of Mechademia and has authored The Anime Companion, Anime Essentials, and the Anime Companion 2, and written articles in both Newtype USA and Otaku USA. Gilles Poitras has been a longtime friend and guest of FanimeCon, and we’re excited to have him as a returning guest for 2015. More information on Gilles can be found on his Twitter page, twitter.com/ gilleslpoitras, and on his blog where he shares recommendations for anime, manga, and other works within the fandom.
Focusing on art of a different discipline, WindoftheStars, aka Mel Hoppe, is a prolific cosplay crafter with an impressive portfolio of work. Being into comic books and video games since early on in her life has given her a wealth of inspiration with over 100 costumes created to date, (some for herself and some for others, such as George R.R. Martin). She has also had the honor of modeling her costumes at conventions for Kotobukiya, DC Comics, and Bandai. In 2014, WindoftheStars was also a judge for the cosplay show, Call to Cosplay, which aired on Myx TV and Crunchyroll. During FanimeCon 2015, she will be hosting several cosplay panels and will be a judge for the Cosplay Masquerade. For more information on WindoftheStars, please visit her website windofthestars.com.
The Chalk Twins, Devon and Lexi, are identical twins who both share a passion for art that led them both down the path of Studio Art. Having studied in Cortana, Italy, both have become masters of their media and for over a decade they have participated in chalk art competitions where they have been awarded with fifteen different accolades. During FanimeCon 2015, you’ll be able to find them throughout the convention in the Dealer’s Room, where they’ll be working on a live art piece showcasing their chalk mastery and they will also be hosting a panel discussing their unique art experiences. Additional information about The Chalk Twins can be found on Facebook (facebook. com/chalktwins), and DeviantArt (chalktwins.deviantart.com}.
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Registration Info General
Registration is the first place to go when you arrive at FanimeCon 2015. With your valid photo ID, this is where you can pick up your membership badge (for fully paid, online registrations) or register and pay for membership at the convention. Please consult fanime.com/registration-faq/ for the Registration FAQ and hours. Registration hours are also listed in the FanimeCon pocket guide.
Lost Badge Policy
In the event that you lose or misplace your membership badge, please check with Lost & Found to see if it has been found and returned. If your badge has not been returned, then you may request a replacement badge at the cost of half of your original membership purchase price. If you lose or misplace your badge a second time (and assuming it has not been returned to Lost and Found), then you will be charged the full price for a badge replacement. A replacement badge will invalidate your original badge. There are NO refunds for your replacement badge if you should find your original badge.
Professional Professional Registration (“ProReg”) handles memberships for members of the press covering FanimeCon, as well as creators, executives, and marketing personnel of anime and manga industries. ProReg is located in Room 114 on the first floor of the San Jose Convention Center, Marriott side. Please see the ProReg FAQ on the FanimeCon website for more information.
Do you have a question? Are you looking for the most up to date schedule of events? Can’t decide where you want to eat? Are you lost? If any of these thoughts or any other
• Peace-Bonding: Tagging props questions cross your mind, then what which are compliant with FanimeCon’s you seek is the information desk. We Weapons Policy. The main peacewill try our best to answer any question bonding station is in Santa Clara I on you might have, give directions to the the Hilton second floor. event you seek, or give a suggestion of something to do. We have several • Line and Crowd Control: Ensuring desks spread through the convention that crowds stay orderly, and that lines as well as a few roaming mobile teams. flow. Keeping walkways, exits, fire When you don’t know, go ask info! safety equipment, etc. clear.
Volunteering is a great way to give back and experience FanimeCon in a whole new way! By working just 20 hours, you get a full refund of your weekend membership or five hours for a day membership. Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to work for so many departments or do such a wide variety of tasks. We offer flexible schedules, meaning you don’t have to miss your favorite events and will have plenty of time to enjoy the convention. To see what we’re all about, stop by the Volunteers Room located on the second floor of the Marriott right next to the hallway leading to the convention center! Our hours are 5:00 – 12:00pm on Thursday, 24 hours Friday – Sunday, and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Monday. Please consult fanime.com/ volunteers/ for the Volunteers FAQ and additional information.
Rovers The Rovers are responsible for customer service and safety at FanimeCon. They are found throughout the convention helping FanimeCon Members, and ensuring that the convention is as fun, and safe, as possible. Rovers have a lot of responsibilities, but can often be found doing the following: • General Safety: Preventing unsafe behavior and activities (such as running, blocking doorways, etc.), and dealing with unsafe situations (spills, facilityissues, etc.) as efficiently as possible.
• Access Control: Checking IDs for age-controlled events, and verifying credentials for restricted areas. • Escort Duties: Providing safety escorts for staff and members as needed or requested. • Policy Compliance: Enforcing the Weapons Policy and Code of Conduct. • Rovers are also equipped to assist with emergencies, harassment or missing persons. Rovers are the fastest and most efficient way to verify situations and inform the proper authorities or service personnel. If you have an issue which you believe requires Rovers assistance, find the nearest Rover, or send a text message to 1 (415) FANIME1 (1.415.326.4631) and we will do our best to help you.
Emergency Services Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and police officers of San Jose are always available on site. If any medical or other emergency occurs, please contact ConOps or the nearest Rover as soon as possible.
Lost and Found Lost & Found is just that—where to go to either look for or turn in a lost precious. If you’ve found someone’s lost precious, please bring it to us and we’ll hold it. If you’ve lost your precious, come by and describe it to us—hopefully someone else has already given it to us.
Essentials NOTE: Please be patient when trying to track down something you’ve lost. Many people who find a lost item or badge turn it in when they have a chance, which is not always right when they find it or when you lost it. To contact Lost & Found after the convention, email lost@fanime. com. Do not email during the run of the convention; it will not be received.
Convention Etiquette Photographs
Everyone enjoys photos at a convention, but no one appreciates having their picture taken by surprise. Ask permission beforehand to ensure the highest quality photographs. Remember to be considerate and never block traffic. Convention traffic is a terrible background, and it’s hard to take a nice shot when people walk into your photo or bump into you or your subject. Keep FanimeCon safe and take wonderful pictures!
Each year, FanimeCon hosts guests of honor and, each year, FanimeCon members wish to obtain their autographs. For those members, FanimeCon will designate a special area for you to gain those cherished memories. The schedule will have the times and places where our guests of honor will sign autographs, so be sure to check the schedule because they may only have one autograph session. Remember, these people are our guests and should be treated with respect. Kindness and smiles go a long way. Have fun and enjoy your time with this year’s guests of honor!
Parent Lounge Tired of the hussle and bustle of the convention? Not really sure about this whole Fanime-thing your kids have dragged you to? Take a load off at our pleasant Parent Lounge! Located on the first floor of the Hilton, this is a place for parents to relax without worrying about accidentally walking through a photoshoot or tripping over someone’s prop. Relax and take a breather at the Parent Lounge before venturing out to explore Fanime!
New Mom Rooms We have set aside rooms for new mothers to make use of during the convention. Whether it be for some much-needed privacy, or just to have some peace and quiet, these lockable rooms will be available at the Hilton and DoubleTree hotels. For the Hilton Hotel location, the key is available in ConOps on Hilton 2nd Floor and it will be open the same hours. For the DoubleTree location, the key will be available at Clockwork Alchemy ConOps and it will be open the same hours as ConOps.
Code of Conduct Everyone must comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, and regulations at all times. Officers of the San Jose Police Department are on site. Laws include, but are not limited to the following: • No disorderly conduct such as loitering, public intoxication, indecent exposure, begging, or soliciting. • No selling weapons or serving alcohol to minors. • No smoking inside any public buildings. No smoking within 25 feet of any entrances. Please respect the facilities. The San Jose Convention Center & Cultural Facilities and surrounding
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hotels have been gracious enough to host FanimeCon for many years, and we would like to keep coming back. Please leave the facilities and equipment in at least as good a condition as you found them. • All aisles, exits, fire safety devices, and concession stands must be kept clean, clear, visible, and unobstructed at all times. • Do not tape, tack, staple, nail, or otherwise affix anything to any wall or surface in San Jose Convention Center & Cultural Facilities. This includes doors, panels, columns, and other portions of the facilities. • Glitter, gum, confetti, balloons, stickers, and door or window decals may not be used, distributed, or affixed inside the facilities. • The white courtesy phones are for contacting emergency services or convention center personnel only. They are not equipped to provide outside telephone service. • No outside food or drink may be sold or distributed on the premises without prior permission, licenses, permits, and insurance. • Except for approved Service Animal, animals may not be brought into the San Jose Convention Center & Cultural Facilities without prior written consent. • Only people with disabilities or prior approval may use transportation devices indoors. • No skateboards, bicycles, or rollerblades are allowed indoors or in the Convention Center Entry Plaza. • You are not allowed to operate any remote controlled devices within Convention Center space*. This includes drones which fly, float, or drive. • Shoes must be worn at all times. Please be respectful and courteous of everybody around
you. This includes Guests of Honor, convention and hotel personnel, FanimeCon staff, and fellow members. • Due to the large number of FanimeCon members, please move carefully. Do not obstruct the flow of traffic, be conscientious with props, and do not run indoors. • Please request autographs only during designated autograph sessions. Unless exceptions have been announced ahead of time, please limit requests to one autograph per person per guest. • Do not harass, threaten, bully, stalk, or mob people. Please do not hug or glomp without permission. Respect other people’s personal space. In addition to the above, FanimeCon has the following rules:
gaming equipment. Doing so may result in damage to the equipment or injury to yourself. If you think something should be moved, or needs repair, please inform Convention Operations staff. • Please do not use any of the electrical outlets in the convention center except in designated areas. • Please comply with the FanimeCon Costume & Props Policy, read it carefully and abide by its rules. Get all props peace-bonded as soon as possible, and do not brandish or use them at any time. • Certain items are not allowed on premises: laser pointers, fog machines, strobe lights, megaphones, and other noise-making items. Items may be added to this list by FanimeCon at any time.
* Convention Center Space & Cultural Facilities includes, but are not limited • FanimeCon Badges are property to, the San Jose Convention Center, of FanimeCon, and are loaned to City National Civic, Parkside Hall, Members for their exclusive use and and Fairmont. enjoyment. Memberships (and therefore FanimeCon reserves the right to Badges) are non-transferable. Badges modify the Code of Conduct at may not be modified, tampered with, any time. or copied in any way. Badges must be worn in plain sight while on premises. • Badges may be revoked at any time by qualified staff members. Membership and access to events will be revoked with a pulled badge. • Please do not carry signs that solicit any service or object for price (ex: “Will Glomp for $.01”), have any profanity, or which are not part of a cosplay. • FanimeCon is a dry convention. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on premises. No drunkenness or other intoxication will be tolerated in convention areas. • Please do not move or tamper with furniture or equipment, including
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• All con attendees must wear shoes at all times while in official convention space. This includes, but is not limited to the: Marriot, Hilton, Fairmont, Civic Center, and Parkside Hall. Even if a character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes • Costumes and daily wear shall not expose the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure under California and City of San Jose ordinances. Private parts must be covered in an opaque material and not be subject to slippage or gaps. Liquid Latex or other conformal body coatings will be judged on a case by case basis. • All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway. • No costume may generate odor, smoke, or fog, or have overly bright or flashing lights. • All costumes with limited visibility and/ or movement must have a “handler” to assist with crowd navigation and safety. This also applies to costumes with large “wings” or other oversized elements. • No costumes may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency names or initials on them. • Official flags shall be respected, and cannot be worn as part of a costume.
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They must be on a flagpole. Homemade or unofficial flags are exempt from this rule.
Prop Rules & Limitations
• If you want to carry a prop at FanimeCon, it must be peace-bonded by a Rover at a peace-bonding station. With the exception of explicitly banned props, all peace-bonding will be judged on a case-by-case basis. • Only props which are part of a cosplay and suit the costume will be peace-bonded.
• Some props are allowed conditionally: –– Gun-like props must have a nonremovable orange tip at the end of the barrel which is visible from the side and which extends at least one inch up the barrel, or they must be painted all over in a bright safety color. They cannot have any functional parts, and must not be useable. –– Sword-like props may not be made of live steel2. –– Signs which an actual character carries may be peace-bonded.
• In order to carry a peace-bonded prop, you must be in the matching costume. • All props must be small enough to fit through a standard doorway • Certain weapons are banned no without effort. matter what: –– Anything which is illegal in the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, State of California, or the United States in general. –– Real weapons, projectile weapons (such as airsoft, bb and nerf guns, bows, crossbows, and firearms), live steel¹ , metal/wooden baseball bats, metal kunai, incendiary devices, lasers, paddles, whips, floggers, baton-type weapons, or props made of glass. –– Guns which are suitably realistic that they could be mistaken for a real gun, or which utilize significant parts of a real gun, airsoft gun, bb gun, or other projectile weapon. –– Any item may be added to this list at any time by FanimeCon. Changes will be posted at Rovers, Peace Bonding stations, and to the website.
• While carrying props, you will be held to very strict behavior standards: –– Props may not be brandished, flailed around, or used (for playfighting or otherwise). –– Props must remain with the costume they were peace-bonded for. –– Especially in crowded areas, attendees are expected to carry their props carefully and in a neutral position. Long or tall props must be carried vertically, and sword-like and gun-like props should be holstered or otherwise secured. –– Using props in an unsafe or threatening manner may result in more severe consequences. –– Gun like props may not be pointed at anyone at any time.
–– Any behavior which a FanimeCon staff member considers to be unsafe or unacceptable will result in appropriate action by a staff member.
Potential Consequences for Violations: • First Offense: –– Props: Removal of peace-bond and/ or prop taken off premises. –– Costume: Required costume modification/removal or acquisition of a handler. • Second Offense: –– One day badge suspension and/or fullweekend suspension of prop privileges. • Third Offense: –– Badge pulled. FanimeCon reserves the right to modify consequences as necessary at their discretion. Weapons and Props bought during FanimeCon from the Dealer’s
Hall, Artist’s Alley, or Swap-Meet must be put into a box or bag which renders them inaccessible, and unusable. They must then be removed from convention premises as soon as possible. We will not peace-bond anything bought during the convention except props which meet all peacebonding requirements.
 FanimeCon Rovers define “Live Steel” as metal which has, or can, take an edge.  See footnote on live steel above. While this primarily applies to swords, it can also apply to other props.
Props for Masquerade have a completely different set of rules. If you wish to carry a prop for Masquerade around the convention center, it must meet all peacebonding criteria (and have been peacebonded.) If it is only for Masquerade, it must stay in a car or hotel room except when you are taking it to, are at, or are taking it back to your car or room from Masquerade. Art by Elda The
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Okaerinasaimase, Goshujinsama! Come visit FaniMaid Cafe at Fairmont Hotel’s Club Regent for a spectacular experience of delicious food, games, and the company of our cutest maids. Free polaroid photos will be given to the first 50 guest on Saturday and Sunday. Join us for a chance to win tickets to this year’s VIP event at each maid cafe feature on Saturday. Come visit us during FaniMaid LIVE at stage zero and during our cafe hours!
Come visit FanimeCon’s ever growing Manga Lounge! We provide a quiet place to kick back, relax, and read manga between panels and events in your busy schedule. Thanks to your donations over the years, the Manga Lounge is able to offer numerous titles in English, Japanese, Chinese, and other languages. If you find the comfortable atmosphere we provide to your liking, please consider donating that old manga that’s been collecting dust on your shelf for others to enjoy as well.
Café Hours: Saturday, May 24th: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, May 25th: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm FaniMaid LIVE Showtimes: Saturday, May 24th: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Sunday, May 25th: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Also, follow us on Facebook (FaniMaid Café) and Twitter (@fanimaidcafe) for live updates! Hope to see you there!
Stage Zero In a land clogged with attendees, artists, dealers and cosplayers, where does one turn for comfort, relief and entertainment? Stage Zero, of course! Celebrating its tenth year at FanimeCon, Stage Zero is located smack dab in the middle of the convention center near the main entrance for your temporary entertainment needs. Watch AMVs, musical talents or Asian pop videos while you plan on which panel to attend. Have a seat and watch the wackiness, or participate in games for prizes while you wait for friends to come back from the bathroom. The Stage will be your information nerve center to the rest of the convention by way of the talented staff. So don’t be afraid to take a load off your feet for a while and absorb the amazing that is Stage Zero!
Music Video Contest Come join us for the Fanime 2015 AMV contest! This year we’re featuring Action, Comedy, Drama, Trailer and Upbeat videos. We’ll have two rooms available for your viewing pleasure help us determine the winners this year by casting your vote! Winners will be announced during a ceremony at Stage Zero on Monday. Please consult our website at fanime.com/events/ for the full event schedule.
Speed Dating Where instant connections are made and sparks are ignited! The FanimeCon Speed Dating events are for 18+ singles only who are interested in meeting new people and potentially finding love! This 2015 year, we will be hosting Speed Dating workshops, sessions, and more. All FanimeCon attendees (18+) are welcomed to the Speed Dating 101 Workshops. For the first time for the Speed Dating Sessions, the selection and registration process will be a RANDOM LOTTERY-BASED process! Selection for participation is NOT guaranteed, but there is no more hassle of waiting in line. The Random Lottery-Based Selection/ Registration Process for the Speed Dating Sessions is simple:
(1) Stop by Speed Dating rooms in Fairmont Hotel from 10AM – 3PM on Saturday and Sunday and fill out a registration slip for your desired event session. 1 entry per person per session. Attendees may submit up to max 3 entries per day. (2) After you are done signing up, you are free to leave and have fun at con! We require a minimal amount of information from you and only staff personnel are handling the registration process. (3) Come back ½ hour prior to your desired session and see if you are randomly selected for that Speed Dating session or else you will forfeit your spot if you were called. Ex: If you registered for the Saturday 12PM session, you must arrive at the rooms at 11:30AM when staffers start to randomly select and process attendees’ registration. Selection for event participation is NOT guaranteed! We provide heterosexual and queer friendly, gender-neutral (LGBT) speed dating sessions. LGBT sessions, include gay/queer males, lesbian/queer females, and bisexual/pansexual folks, are offered Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Picture IDs will be checked at the door to verify age. Please bring a valid picture ID that indicates your birthday (passport, driver’s license, state id, etc.). There are no exceptions to the ID requirement. ALL EVENTS will be located at the Fairmont Hotel in the Sacramento, Piedmont, and Hillsborough Rooms SPEED DATING 101 WORKSHOP What IS Speed Dating? How does it even work? Where can I get some practice? This workshop addresses all those curious questions and demystifies the process for you. Learn the basics and practice with us. Join us for a fun time and great laughs as we present Speed Dating 101! TIMES: Saturday 10:30AM–11:30AM; Sunday 10:30AM –11:30AM
Events SPEED DATING SESSIONS The Real Deal Speed Dating! We are hosting three simultaneous rounds per 2-hour session, so come on by! Selected participation will be determined by random lottery ½ hour before each event. TIMES: Saturday, May 24th: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM*,4PM – 6PM Sunday, May 25th: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM*, 4PM – 6PM *LGBT Sessions offered
Game Show The FanimeCon Game Show is back for another wonderful season of questions, contestants, prizes, and cash. The Game Show is a collection of different games, all with the same goal: contestants play against each other in order to crown a winner. Some of our games test strict trivia knowledge, while others require contestants to think on their feet. We have luck games, skill games, quiz games, picture games, buzzer games, and improv games. Our games cover hundreds of different topics, such as Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Sword Art Online, General Knowledge, TV anime, Doctor Who, old anime, new anime, video games, science fiction, Adult Swim, random topics, and so much more! Even if you don’t know everything about everything, we always encourage people to try. Almost all of our contestants are chosen directly from the audience. So, if you have that right mix of trivia knowledge, lightning reflex, and quick improvisation skills, come join us for the fun. We rotate our games every 30-45 minutes, so there are always plenty of chances to apply. You might just get selected! All contestants on stage are awarded prizes, from plushes to DVDs and gift cards. Winners can advance to our jackpot rounds to win up to $500 in cash. If you know your stuff, you might pay off your entire convention weekend. The FanimeCon Game Show runs on Stage Zero in the SJCC Concourse, from 9pm to midnight on Stage Zero.
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NEW: Due to popular demand, we have added an EXTRA show in Saturday 3pm in Panels 1. It’s a bigger room, so we’ll have a bigger show, bigger questions, and maybe bigger prizes!
art, talk with the artists, and find out about all the hard work they put into their craft. Many artists will even take commissions or sign their work for you!
Quiz Show with Guests of Honor
Have you ever been curious about the art that appears on the website, or the book you’re holding now? Have you ever wanted to meet the talent behind it? Come to Artist Alley, where the artists are waiting to meet you!
Back again at Saturday at 10pm on Stage Zero, we are bringing back our annual Games with Guests. Three of our Guests of Honor will be vying for bragging rights and maybe more! Do they know their Mikus from their Kagamines? Do they know their Peaches from their Pits? Do they know more than the inside of a recording booth? Scheduled to appear for the 2015 Games with Guests are Patrick Seitz (Bleach, Soul Calibur V), Christopher Smith (One Piece, Street Fighter 4), and Cindy Robinson (Sailor Moon, BlazBlue) Come on down and cheer them on!
Grand Ballroom Artist Alley
Beyond entertainment, anime and manga inspires us to unleash our creativity. You’ll find it all here, from prints, to doujinshi, to costume accessories! Here you can buy original
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SJCC Hall 2 Dealer’s Hall
For the casual shopper and the shopaholic alike, the Dealer’s Hall is the best way to acquire old, new, and even the hardest to find merchandise. Now expanding through Halls 1 & 2 with Dealers from all over the state, country, and a few international out to sell their wares, there is no way to pass up this enticing and exciting experience! From clothing and bags, to anime, manga, art books, figures and resins, as well as everything else you can imagine, there is a deal and an item for everyone.
FanimeCon is proud to announce that for the second year running our Charity partner will be the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Our Charity is supported by funds generated by our
Silent Auction (taking place in the Dealers’ Hall), our Live Auction (Sunday, 4:00 pm at Stage Zero), our Putt Putt Golf Challenge (located in the Dealers Hall) and Yo-Yo Tsuri (Yo-Yo fishing) game and more Midway games to come! We are also working on other ways to help FanimeCon give more back to the community. Thanks to all of the attendees for your support of our continuing partnership with Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area!
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the con and into a peaceful oasis called the Art Gallery. Come immerse yourself among beautiful artwork made by artisans and fans alike. You might find an inspiring gem or two!
SJCC Hall 3 Looking for something to do between a panel or cosplay gathering? Need a hangout spot during the late night? Feeling that need for a challenge? Stop on by the Gaming Hall, located at Hall 3 inside the San Jose Convention Center! We are a 24 hour, non-stop gaming events hall. We have a tremendous selection of arcade games, console and PC games, and table top games to last the entire weekend. Tournaments and events will run all weekend, and whether you would like to participate or just watch players battle it out for glory and prizes, stop by and check out the schedules to sign up! The Gaming Hall is open all convention, from Thursday to Monday. For our tournament/event listings or the latest updates, please consult the pocket schedule or go to our social media links below: Facebook: facebook.com/ FanimeConGamingHall Twitter: twitter.com/FanimeConGaming OR @FanimeConGaming Website: fanime.com/exhibits/gaming
Art by Brittany Ngo
Reinforce your pockets, warm up your fingers, and empty your savings account! FanimeCon’s Arcade is back once again! This electric paradise has some of the latest and greatest arcade games available including, shooters, fighters, rhythm games, and UFO catchers. Challenge your friends to an air hockey game, build up a good sweat on a dance pad, or just sit back and enjoy the splendor of the glory that is ‘Arcade.’ More details to come.
Get your game on in Hall 3! Fanime returns this year with eGaming consisting of both PC and Consoles, bringing you classic styled games to the most up-to-date games available for attendees of all ages. Experience retro gaming, full bodied dancing, and observe tournaments. Think you got what it takes to win? Enter our tournaments featured each day! You don’t need to be a pro to play, just come and rent away! Handheld gaming is also available in our department, if you have a portable gaming device, come and relax and recharge!
We have a king’s ransom in board games, card games, puzzles (flat AND 3-D), never-before-seen prototype games, life-size Jenga towers, and more! Join us for a variety of Tournaments & Events, ranging from Mahjong, to Magic: the Gathering; each enabling you to win unique prizes along the way! So come on in, rent a game, pull up a chair, and be entertained for hours!
South Hall Swap Meet
Interested in taking a look around to see what your fellow fans have in their garage? Looking for a deal on that one thing you can’t find in Dealer’s Hall? Looking for some excitement and shopping on Thursday and Friday night? If so, be sure to swing by Swap Meet! Swap Meet is the event where your fellow attendees have cleaned out their belongings and collections to sell to you. The selection is exceptionally varied with chances that you’ll get a great deal on that vintage item you’ve always wanted. You may even find
Events something you never knew you wanted. Swap Meet this year has moved to South Hall, the blue and white tent building behind the convention center.
The Dojo Meet & Greet with The Twilight Knights
Line Combat Demo
A demonstration of lined combat as you would see from the Celts and from the English. What works well, what is only found in Hollywood, what was used for real. Myths discussed and real theory shown.
expect to sweat. Any unsafe behavior or not following the rules will end your session.
Cosplay Events Cosplay Gatherings
Leather Working Panel
Our only workshop geared just for ladies. Some basic self-defense knowledge is a must-have in today’s world and we are here to give it to you free of charge.*
Panel on basic leather-working. What tools do you need to get started? Basic skills you can start honing. Simple project ideas that will look great for Cosplay or Armor. Early arrivals may actually get to make something to take home! Space is limited so come early!!
Are you new to FanimeCon with a cosplay to show off? Looking for other cosplayers from the same title? Or maybe you just want to see the cosplayer groups of your favorite anime, manga, or games. Cosplay Gatherings is here to help make your weekend memorable. Visit us at the Gatherings Table on the first floor of the convention center and see what fun gatherings and events are happening at FanimeCon 2015. There are more than 70 gatherings this year at various locations. The Gatherings Table has the latest, most up-to-date list of each gathering as well a map of the locations. The schedule and a map are also available online at forums.fanime.com!
Exotic Weapons Panel
Get to know the people behind the steel. The Bushido Department proudly presents the Twilight Knights, students of the art and science that is martial combat. Get to know fellow weapons and combat enthusiasts at this meet and greet. We welcome you to ask about each of our workshops and panels so you can plan which ones to attend.
Basic Self-Defense for Women
The weapon of choice for myths, legends, video games and movies. The main weapon of the stalwart knight or the proud noble. We warmly welcome you to come observe and learn the basics of this iconic weapon! *
Yoga with the Knights
With the fast-paced and sometimes stressful nature of anime conventions, the Knights welcome you to join this clarifying ancient ritual. Relax and ready yourself with a basic Yoga workout.*
Paired Swords Workshop
Possessing a flair all their own, paired swords are one of the most beloved weapon combinations around and yet one of the least understood. Come see and try out this weapon style! *
You asked for it back and here it is! The spear workshop where we will cover the basics of European Spear combat! *
Krav Maga with the Knights
This practical style of self-defense from Israel brought to you by one of our long time practitioners. Come and learn the basics of this art form. Be prepared for a work out! *
One of the most asked for events at this con and finally we are bringing it to you! Exotic weapons shown and discussed. Sais, nunchucks three section staffs, axes, picks, ball and chain and flails. See them used in the way they should be. Learn about how these weapons came about historically. See and learn how they should not be used!
See the panels listing for what they do.
Boffers Sales and Last Q&A*
Want to bring something home for practice? Consider boffers as a safe, affordable alternative to buying a bokken or katana. We will be selling off the weapons used during our workshops at low prices!! Your last chance to see the staff before the weekend ends!
*Waivers are required and all participants must be at least 10 years of age. Anyone under the age of 18 will require a wavier (to be found online). Dress comfortable, and
For cosplayers, by cosplayers! The Cosplay Hangout is where cosplayers can REST, REFRESH, and REPAIR themselves and their cosplays. We are located on the second floor of the Marriott in the Willow Glen rooms and open Friday-Sunday, 10:00am to 10:00pm, with knowledgeable staff willing to help. *Hours are subject to change at any time* For REST we offer tables and chairs where you can relax for a bit and just get away from all those requests for yet another photo. The Cosplay Hangout is a “Press Free Zone” so no photos or video recordings are allowed! Everyone just needs a break sometimes and the Cosplay Hangout is designed with this in mind. For REFRESH we offer a free water station, wig and makeup touch-up stations, and a variety of electric fans to help you keep your cool. It’s a place to get yourself back into
character so you can go back out in full cosplay style! For REPAIR we offer a variety of tools to fix those last minute mishaps that happen to cosplay costumes and props; from needles, thread, and safety pins to screwdrivers, wrenches, and hot glue guns. For quick Prop touch ups, we offer different colored Sharpies, various types of tape in a rainbow of colors, and all kinds of glue. The supplies available differ each year as the Repair Station is supplied by YOUR donations!
Are you new to FanimeCon? Cosplay Spectacular is an event for fans who live for the stage! Whether you enjoy dressing up, or just want to enjoy the show, this is the event that shouldn’t be missed! Also known as “Masquerade” this show enchants and delights audiences of all ages. Performers, in full cosplay attire, will compete on stage for awards on craftsmanship and theatrical talent, not to mention a bit of fame! Be a part of the drama, comedy, and choreography at the City National Civic this Memorial Day weekend. Please consult your FanimeCon Pocket Guide for scheduling details!
Karaoke Events Whether you sing in the shower or along with the radio, you’re welcome to FanimeCon’s Karaoke room! Open from 2pm to 2am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you are welcome to sign up for open mic Karaoke, participate in one of our amazing contests, or just come and listen to all the great singers! With our jaw-dropping catalog of over 9,000 anime, video game, J-Pop, K-Pop, and Disney songs (most with lyrics in both their native language and English) as well as a full American karaoke system, our database likely contains every song you have ever heard in your entire life.
Do you play a musical instrument? Show off your own original work or special arrangement of your favorite anime or video game song on stage at our Acoustikaraoke contest! Both (small) groups and solo acts are welcome to compete their talents against one another. Do not miss this amazing collection of FanimeCon’s most unique performances!
Karaoke Gong Show
Be sure to check out our enticing contests, too! With some great prizes and unique formats, your voice may win you big!
and Final Rounds at 9pm, be at the Karaoke Room to have your chance for the sweet, sweet sound of victory. New for FanimeCon 2015, winners of the Karaoke Contest will be offered a chance to give an encore performance during the Masquerade!
How good is your singing, really? Can you hit the highest highs and the lowest lows? Can you carry a tune, or will you just be dragging it through the mud? FanimeCon’s Karaoke Contest is the place to find out how good you really are. Friday night, with Preliminary Rounds starting at 6pm
Sunday at 10pm begins the most foul Karaoke journey ever attempted on stage – the Karaoke Gong Show! If your skin is thick enough and your mind twisted enough then you’ve got a fighting chance at being the dreaded Worst of Show! Yes that’s right, these performers have what it takes to entertain, to amuse and amaze our audience (and judges) with such unique and outlandish acts of comedy that they might completely defy any and all explanation. Due to how terrible these novelty acts (and the judges) are, this is an 18+ event.
Fan Events Anime Cosplay Chess
Anime characters are floating through dimensions, finding their way to Fanime. But never fear, there’s nothing a Gallifrayan Chess Board can’t fix!
Anime School Murder Mystery 16+
The new school year has started and t here has been a murder! Played the game Werewolf or Mafia? Well come down and play this game and its anime twist.
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Events Cosplay Drag Show
Come watch the convergence of Cosplay and Drag and be delighted as you watch this eclectic group of cosplayers lip-sync for their lives!
Extremely Hard Anime Quiz
Do you want to get rewarded for studying hard in school? Can you do serious research? Try the Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz.
Homestuck Arcade 16+
Come and join the cast of Homestuck for some fun games and exciting activities, and if you’re lucky you might win prizes!
K-pop Music Video Party
Dance to some of your favorite k-pop songs as well as learn some cool moves from your favorite videos.
Pokemon Contest Spectacular
Welcome all pokemon and trainers, it’s time to dress up and show ‘em your best moves! Think you can win best in show?
Dance Dance will be returning to FanimeCon 2015! Check out your pocket guide or the website at fanime.com/events/ for date and location details for about our evening dances!
All FanimeCon rules and Code of Conduct apply to the Dance. Failure to comply will lead to ejection from the dance and possibly the suspension of FanimeCon membership privileges. Badges will be marked identifying individuals who are ejected from the dance and will not be allowed back in that day. Ejection from the dance twice will result in removal of dance attendance privileges for 2015. • The Dance for 2015 is open to all ages. However, we suggest that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by a responsible adult. We also advise
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that after 11pm the lyrical content may not be suitable for those under 13. • The FanimeCon Dance is a private event hosted for the attendees and members of FanimeCon. An official FanimeCon badge is required for entry. • Once you leave the dance area, you will have to wait in line to re-enter. • Attendees may be subject to a precursory security check. • No bags, boxes, backpacks will be allowed in. Item storage will be available elsewhere in the con (see Fan Storage). No prop or coatcheck is available inside the dance; personal property left unattended is at your own risk. • No outside food or beverages are allowed in the dance. Sealed containers (even purchased in the dealer’s hall) will not be allowed in. Water is available inside. • Physical and/or verbal harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. • Large props will not be allowed in the dance (larger than 24 inches). Attendees might be asked to put away props of any size if they represent a potential danger to others. • Chemical-based glow products (I.E. glow sticks, necklaces, or bracelets) are not allowed in the dance, but LED-based lighting utilities are allowed as long as they do not represent an immediate danger to others. • No “Laser Gloves” or laser pointers will be allowed. • E-Cigarette use inside the convention center is strictly prohibited and “vaping” or e-cigarette paraphernalia is not allowed in to the dance. • Only authorized personnel are allowed on the stage. • Lost and Found items will be held at the Ops Desk until midnight and 4AM,
then they will be transferred to the con’s central Lost and Found.
Want to go to Black & White Ball, but don’t have anything to wear? Have formal wear collecting dust in your closet? Having issues decoding the dress code? Our helpful staff at Idris’ Closet can give you a hand. Idris’ Closet is a formal wear thrift shop that will be open throughout FanimeCon to help with your Black and White Ball needs! Location: San Carlos in the Marriott. Hours: Friday: 3pm-8:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am-7pm, Sunday: 9:30am-7pm, Monday: 9:30am-11am
MusicFest MusicFest brings the best artists & bands from Japan each year to rock out with anime & music fans at an exciting, heart-pounding concert. From J-POP to J-ROCK, Anisong to VK, MusicFest aims to showcase a plethora of amazing talents to satisfy every musical taste. Also be sure to catch each Guest of Honor’s panels & autograph sessions throughout the weekend. Check the schedule for details.
The 2015 Black and White Ball It’s FanimeCon’s 21st Anniversary and that means another evening of fun and elegance at the Black & White Ball! Put on your favorite dancing shoes and don your best formal wear or formal cosplay. Join us in Parkside Hall on Sunday, May 24th at 6 p.m. for great music, beautiful photographs, and (of course) hours of dancing! Not sure how to dance? Don’t worry: The Black & White Ball staff will be offering group dance lessons every day leading up to the ball. A handful of private lessons will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up early during the con! Don’t have something that fits within the dress code? Can’t find anything to wear? Want to donate any old formal wear to help out a good cause? Head on over to Idris’s Closet to find whatever you may need at an affordable price! All proceeds will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Art by Jennifer Kim
Allowed Tops: Button-up long-sleeve shirts/blouses; dress jackets; evening jackets; suit jackets; formal cosplay; evening gowns; opaque (not see-through) dresses that go no higher than the top of the knee cap at its highest point (including slits and asymmetrical hems) Bottoms: Dress pants; slacks; khakis; pants that are part of a formal cosplay; skirts that do not go higher than the top of the knee cap at its highest point (including slits and asymmetrical hems) Acessories: Ties; gloves; jewelry; formal hats, masks
Not Allowed Mens button-up short-sleeve shirts; T-shirts; tank tops; muscle shirts; tube tops; crop tops; ripped shirts; not wearing a shirt
Jeans of any kind; shorts; cutoffs; athletic pants; sweatpants; leggings not worn under appropriate dresses or skirts; dresses or skirts that go higher than the top of the knee cap (including slits and asymmetrical hems)
Shoes: Dress shoes; ballroom-dance shoes; dress boots; flats; heels that are 4” or lower (including platform); clean, solid black TOMS/VANS no logos Note: Leather sole or suede sole shoes are preferred. Please help us keep our floor in tip-top shape!
Sneakers; shoes with logos; shoes with stiletto heels (narrow-tipped heels that are less than a nickel in diameter); heels over 4” (including platform); sandals; Birkenstocks; flip-flops; dance sneakers; bare feet
* Cosplay and crossplay are allowed, so long as the attire fits within these guidelines. ** Dress code will be strictly enforced — we will be denying entry to individuals wearing inappropriate attire.If you have any specific questions relating to the dress code or would like to know whether or not the outfit you’re planning to wear is appropriate, please email us at email@example.com or at the FanimeCon forums: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,19101
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Cosplay Gatherings Check-in
REGISTRATION Patio Cosplay Gathering
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To Civic Auditorium (across from San Carlos St.) MusicFest Masquerade
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Winchester Room Parents Lounge
FAIRMONT HOTEL SECOND FLOOR
Meet the Guests
Piedmont Speed Dating 1
Speed Dating 2
Speed Dating 3
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Gold Market Street Foyer
Panels 1 Empire Garden Plaza
Club Regent Room (1st floor) Maid Cafe
Konnichiwa! O genki desu ka? The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is pleased to partner with FanimeCon! As the Official Public Transportation Provider for FanimeCon 2015, we urge you to take VTA bus and light rail to all your convention destinations. To make your trips more convenient and hassle-free, please load cash on your Clipper card. Please tag your Clipper card on the card reader prior to boarding a VTA bus. When taking light rail, please tag your card on the Clipper card reader located near the ticket vending machines prior to boarding. For more information about Clipper, please visit www.clippercard.com. For your customized trip plan, please visit www.vta.org.
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DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOWER LEVEL City Foyer Workshops
Airships The War Room
Crossroads Club Capitola Room
Telegraph Office Bayshore Foyer
Registration/ Volunteers Desk
Pool Lobby Lounge
Caravan Tent & Acoustic Stage
New Mom Silicon Valley Room
Alchemist Tea Parlour
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Invited Guests Panels Industry Panels Fan Panels Legend (16+) Panels with topics geared toward a suggested age group. (18+) Panels with topics geared toward an older audience. Identification (driverâ€™s license, ID card, passport, etc.) is required.
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Guest Panels All Star Voice Actor Palooza!
A live “cartoon” performance featuring all voice actor guests (schedules permitting) and members of Saturday’s “Anime Audition” panel.
Read audition copy from top rated anime series with Christopher Smith! Top auditioners get roles in Sunday’s “All Star Voice Actor Palooza!” panel.
Anime/Manga for Parents Gilles Poitras will discuss various aspects of anime and manga that parents should know about as well as answer your questions.
Below the Radar: Wild 7
Originally a popular manga from the 1970s, the Wild 7 is well known in Japan but few in the U.S. have even heard of it. Come see what you have missed!
Craft Your Fandom
WindoftheStars and special guests Abby Darkstar and Keith Zen (Replica Prop Forum Moderators) show you how to bring your dream cosplay to life.
How to Storyboard
Join animator Kazuhiro Soeta as he gives attendees the 101 on drawing anime storyboards.
Make it Pop: Costume Finishes
Learn different ways to weather your costumes and props. Also we’ll go over how to add those small finishing details to really make your costume pop!
Meet the Chalk Twins!
The Chalk Twins will demonstrate their techniques, share some secrets and tips to great chalk art, explain how they got started and give away prizes.
Navigating Comic Market Ever want to attend Comiket (Comic Market)? Gilles Poitras will go over
how to get around Comiket easily and far less stressful than just showing up.
Q&A with Ai Nonaka
Popular Japanese voice actress Ai Nonaka comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.
Q&A with BACK-ON
After seeing them in concert last night, get to know MusicFest headliner BACKON better as they answer all your burning questions!
Q&A with Cindy Robinson
Live-action and voice actress Cindy Robinson comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.
Q&A with Kazuhiro Soeta
Kazuhiro Soeta has worked on many classic anime since the mid-80s. Now he comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.
Q&A with Patrick Seitz
Veteran voice actor, ADR director, and ADR script writer Patrick Seitz comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.
The Great Armor Debate
Building armor can be challenging. We will go over how to create armor with foam and thermoplastics (Worbla and Terraflex) and their pros and cons.
Voice Acting in Japan
Guest of Honor Ai Nonaka shares her experiences of becoming a successful voice actress in Japan and answers your questions regarding the industry.
Voice Acting in the US
Every wonder what it’s like to be a voice actor? Join Patrick Seitz, Chris Smith, and Cindy Robinson and learn about the ins and outs of the industry.
Come learn about the tanuki, best known as the protagonists of Studio Ghibli’s animated feature Pom Poko. Explore some folktales about the tanuki.
2015 Industry Panels Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Crunchyroll is the global leader in anime streaming. Join us for news and announcements!
Dark Horse Manga
Portland’s Dark Horse Comics has been publishing manga, novels, and art books from Japan since 1988! Come to our panel for Q&A, news, and giveaways!
Official Gaia Panel
Meet Gaia’s staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the openmic Q&A session! Expect plenty of fun!
Project-H & Hentai Festival
(18+) Like hentai? We do! We’ll be discussing current & future licenses from Project-H and our new & growing Hentai Festival. Plus, we’ll have giveaways!
The Classics of Shonen Jump
VIZ Media presents legendary classics such as Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin and more. We’ll also have news on what to expect from Weekly Shonen Jump!
VIZ Media Industry Panel
Be the first to hear about upcoming manga and anime releases and throw questions at the VIZ Media staff!
(18+) WE LOVE YAOI! (We know you do, too!) Come learn about the ONLY yaoi-exclusive convention in the United States! We’ll have GIVEAWAYS!
2015 Fan Panels Abridging a Series
Learn what goes into making an Abridged Series, and join in on the creation of a one-shot episode!
Admirals Guide to Kancolle
Wanting to earn your sea legs? Come learn from an experienced admiral
Panels about the ways of the very popular game/anime Kantai Collection!
Adventure Time Roundtable
get them answered! We will have both trainers and gym leaders in this fun panel!
Ask A Puella Magi!
What panel is it? ADVENTURE TIME! Come for a roundtable discussion of all the weird little themes and references in the Land of Ooo!
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica crew returns once again to Fanimecon, with more laughs, more tears, and more DESPAIR.
All Night Friend Safari 2!!!
Awesomely Bad J-Music Videos
(18+) 18+ Pokémon Fun!! A night full of Poké-challenges and debauchery. Compete with Team Aqua/Magma for a chance at glory, and humiliation for the loser!
(16+) Japan has a reputation for being weird. Come see all sorts of ridiculous music videos from the Land of the Rising Sun-- or anywhere!!
(18+) There is a lot of bad hentai out there. Why not spend a few hours with us as we go over some of the worst offenders?
Badasses of Japanese History
(16+) Japan has a rich history of women and men who were totally badass. Come learn why history is way more interesting than anime.
Banzai Arcade RPG: 5
We’re back again! Test your video
(16+) Come learn the fast paced sport of foam fighting.
An Uncensored Hentai Review!
(18+) Glitch the Digital Demon welcomes you to reviewing a hentai episode, prizes, stupid questions, and more! Just like his podcast but uncensored!
Anime: Spirituality and You Discover spirituality and energy concepts taken from eastern religions in anime. Learn to feel energy with your hands and potential applications.
Are We Live? The iDOLMA$TER!
(16+) Everyone’s favorite (daytime) Emmy Award Nominated iDOLMA$TER panel is back, featuring some guy named animeweeblord! Trivia, prizes, humor and fun(?)!
Artist Alley 101
Ever wanted to be in the artist alley? Don’t know where to start? Come to Artist Alley 101! We will show/give you tips on how to get your artist alley career started.
Ask a Pokemon Trainer
Want to ask the Pokemon trainers some questions? Why not join us and Art by Jennifer Kim
By Fans, For Fans
game and anime knowledge and defeat mobs of enemies as you play this audience driven RPG/VisualNovel/ Gameshow.
Banzai Arcade: AMA
(16+) Thanks for attending Banzai Arcade this year! Now let’s have a chat with the creators!
Bennett The Sage’s Q&A
(16+) Bennett The Sage is back, and he’s ready to answer more of your burning questions about old-school anime, his work, or whatever!
Boardgames the Golden Age Arc
Boardgames are going through a golden age so stop by to learn about all the fun you could be having.
Coffee Break at Anteiku
(16+) A Tokyo Ghoul ask panel. Join your favorite ghouls and ghoul investigators in an interactive panel filled with improv games, a Q&A session, and more!
Con Friendly Costumes & Props
It’s great to have accurate Costumes and Props, but you also want them to survive Fanime! Tips and techniques for making your work convention proof!
Cosplay Documentary Screening
(16+) Watch one of the first feature length (and award-winning) cosplay documentaries, ever produced in America.
Creepers: How to Avoid Them
Come to our panel to find out tips and techniques to help you avoid creepers while learning how to not (accidentally) become one yourself.
Cringeworthy Game Cutscenes
(16+) Mah boi, these are what all bad media fans hope for! Painful voice acting, awful character animation, WTFinducing scenarios-we look at it all!
Cthulhu for President!
(16+) Cthulhu for President! Come learn about the candidate who can promise and deliver REAL change!
Dungeons and Dragon Age!
Build Fight! Gunpla Battle!
SF Bay Area Gundam club shows you the skills and tricks to take your models to the next level!
Getting into shape takes a lot of motivation, and cosplay can be that drive! Come check out Cosplay Fitness to hear some real and useful tips!
(16+) Join your favorite Dragon Age characters as they guide each other through missions set in the world of the various Dragon Age games!
Butler Cafe V
Cosplay Makeup 101
(18+) Want to dive into eroge but not truly understanding what eroge is? Come learn the basics of the exciting genre with some eroge experts!
Cafe V’s butlers will amuse you with interactive games and antics! Cafe V is a dansou (female to male crossplay) cafe that was established in 2005.
Character Acting in Cosplay
You got your outfit, wigs and props at the ready but what about your poses and character personality?
Character Bento Secrets
Everything you need to know about making the cutest lunches on the planet, and even anime character portraits out of food. Magic wand not required.
Choose your own PWP
MakeUp Basics By Beginners, for Beginners - Will cover the basics & tips on where to start w/every day cosmetics. Free fake lashes for first 10 guests.
Cosplay Photo Posing Live Demo
Live photoshoot demo w/ experienced cosmodels and a pro photog! Photos projected live. Get advice as they create new ideas on the fly!
Cosplay Swimsuit Contest
(18+) We’re back! Prepare for more fun and amazing performances as our lovely men and women compete for your love and prizes!
(18+) Join a highly selected group of narrators on a journey through fan fiction. Cosplay Wrestling Federation Oh and you the audience get to choose (16+) Which super star will win the the path! Hilarity is sure to ensue! gold this year? Be a part of the action as new rivalries are forged as the CWF Championship Belt hangs in the balance.
Evangelion Q E-SAKUGA
Let’s talk about E-SAKUGA. Evangelion Q, Giovanni’s Island, and future of anime will be discussed. Learn how to enjoy anime more through SAKUGA.
Ex. Hard Quiz Answers & Prizes
Do you want to get rewarded for studying hard in school? Can you do serious research? Try the Extremely Hard Take-Home Anime Quiz.
Face Your Cosplay Fears
Cosplay can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! This panel is a safe space for cosplayers of all levels.
Fanfiction Writing 101
This panel covers the basics of story writing: developing a plot, creating a world, how to set scenes inside it, and how to publish it online.
Panels Fanfiction Writing 120
Still have nagging questions about fanfiction writing? We’ll have answers at this free-for-all discussion about all things fanfiction!
(16+) A chance to chat with other people who run Tabletop RPG’s. A short discussion on the role & reasons why we do it, followed by an open Q&A.
Fanfiction Writing 201
HENSHIN! Tokusatsu Panel
This panel covers how to work with canon characters, how to create new characters, and how to avoid common pitfalls associated with Mary Sues.
Fanfiction Writing 369
This Panel brings you education and discussion of popular Japanese live TV shows such as Kamen Rider, Super Sentai. Presented by Plastic Ronins
Hetalia After Dark
(18+) Writing sex scenes is its own unique challenge. This revised panel will systematically guide you through the process from beginning to climax!
(18+) The micro-nations are in bed so it’s time to unwind with some of your favorite nations! Join us and ask those questions and dares that aren’t PG-13.
Fanimad Libs After Hours
Hetalia: Pajama Palooza
(18+) You mean she’s going to (verb) his (noun)!? Fill in the (adjective) details at Fanimad Libs After Hours.
Fazio vs. GamerGate
(16+) Comedian and professional SJW Fazio returns to Fanime for a very special edition of his long running Versus Series. Challengers welcome!
(16+) A talk that uses feminist theories to inspect the sexuality, the characters, and representation in fan fiction to discuss its pros and cons.
Final Fantasy: The Epic
The oldest RPG franchise in video game history. The game that saved a company. Why do we love it? Let’s chat Chocobos, Summons, Moogles, and more!
From Fan To Pro
Want to use your hobbies in your career? Come find out how being an otaku offers you more opportunities than your realized.
Fully Unscripted Improv Show
(16+) Fully Unscripted presents a short form improv comedy show in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Game Master Round Table 32
By Fans, For Fans
(18+) Join us for games, prizes, and 18+ surprises ;) at the Pajama Palooza! All of the countries are in pajamas, so feel free to come in yours too :)
How To Make A Cosplay Skit
Have you ever wanted to make an epic cosplay skit for a cosplay contest? Come learn how to make an awesome cosplay skit for any cosplay contest!
Illustrator for n00bs, Part 1
Love the look of vector art, but the interface of Illustrator frustrates you? In this panel you’ll learn the basics!
Illustrator for n00bs, Part 2
Love the look of vector art, but the Adobe Illustrator interface frustrates you? In this panel you’ll learn gradients + other intermediate tools.
Fully Unscripted presents everything you need to know to get started in improvisational acting.
Is It Real!? Blade Basics
Unbiased sword info! Get a crash course on steel types, display vs functional and a Q&A to follow for those burning questions.
Japanese 101: Anime Edition
An introduction to the Japanese language with a twist: we’ll be learning mostly through anime, manga, light novels, and other otaku goodies.
How to Read Sewing Patterns
Japanese Food: Foreign Impact
Decoding those pesky pattern markings and vocabulary, from the packaging to the pieces.
Tracing the mysteries and influences of foreign foods on Japanese cuisine from the 1600s through World War 2.
Hunter x Hunter What now?
Japanese Food: Medieval Era
Come listen and discuss the future of one of anime’s most beloved series. Will Togashi drop the unfinished project or continue the adventure?
IDOL 101: Intro To J-Pop Idols
Ever wanted to know what makes Japanese Idol/Pop artists like AKB48 popular worldwide? Check out A-To-J Connections’ IDOL 101 panel!
What the heck would Daimyo or Samurai have eaten? A tale of Japanese food full of weird and wonderful banquets, demon organ soup and table manners.
(16+) The cast of Kuroshitsuji are back to answer your questions!! Come join us for some fun as well as a trivia/dare segment at the end of the panel!
Lack of Manga in Comic Stores
Ever visit a comic store without manga? This panel explores the hurdles comic stores must jump to carry manga, offers suggestions how fans can help.
Let’s Make Video Game Music
Come up with your own game scenarios and ideas that we’ll create music. Experience composing music for games! Come and share your creativity!
Let’s Play an Ero
(18+) Monster girls, School Girls, and magical girls! Which will this edition of Let’s an Ero feature? Come sit in to find out!
Join LittleKuriboh, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, in a live Q&A!
Local Indie Graphic Novelists
Bay area natives share their experience with their endeavor into the world of graphic novels.
Lolita Fashion Show
Come join us to learn about lolita fashion and to see a fantastic fashion show featuring the latest designs from your favorite indie designers.
Love Live! Q&A
See the wonderful μ’s group! Gather clever ideas for truths, dares, and questions you desire answered or performed! Join μ’s for an hour of fun!
Magikarp: A History
Do you think you’re an expert on Magikarp? Would you like to be? Now new and improved, Magikarp: A History is filled with even more Magikarp!
Make Ren’Py Games!
(16+) Learn how to write and program games in Ren’Py, the free Python-based visual novel engine!
Manga as Literature:Naruto
Learn about reading Naruto as more than just a story and improve your reading of your favorite books as literature.
Mangaka: A ComicDrawing Game
Artists and fans compete to make 5-minute comics based on crazy Themes & fleeting Trends in this live game panel! Who will be the most famous Mangaka?
Moe Moe What?
(16+) “Moe” is an anime term that roughly means cute, but the reality is far more complex. We will discuss moe and its implications on otaku culture.
Mythbusters: Anime Edition
Come join physics graduates Joe and Darvin as they take a look at how well anime adheres to the laws of physics. Hint: badly.
Nerdcore 101: Geek Rap Intro
(16+) Nerdcore Hip Hop is geeky rap, but like any fandom there’s so much more. The panel covers various genre founders & many artists who are still active.
Nerdy Women: We’re Still Here
(16+) An all lady panel discusses their fandoms, perks, & challenges of being female in geek culture, in order to educate & inspire other geeks of any sex.
Networking As A Cosplayer
Ever wondered how to meet awesome, talented people or why you should make a Facebook page? It’s time to learn to newtork!
Night Vale Fan Panel
Join a fan-interpreted cast from Welcome to Night Vale for a mock episode and ask panel! We are not affiliated/endorsed with or by Commonplace Books.
Art by Brittany Ngo
Panels Ouran Host Club Q&A
Come join the Ouran Host Club for a fun, all ages ask panel! The whole host club is here and will be sure you dazzle you with their charm and humor.
Plan your Otaku Trip to Japan
Presentation and Q&A on planning your otaku trip to Japan. Learn what/ when/where/how to get your fanboy/ fangirl fix in Japan!
Plastic Idols to our Fandom
Why do we love to collect figures?! TheNatchan presents the what, why, and how of figurine collecting, bootlegs, and beyond!
Pokemon Men MuscleThon
(16+) We are the Pokemon Men. Join us in a one hour muscle-thon and win various prizes! If you can flex, you’re among the best!
Politics of Fansubbing
A guided discussion on the past 15+ years of legal content distribution vs. fansubbing. Audience participation is very strongly encouraged!
Posing for Cosplay Photography
Learn the posing theory behind examples of advanced cosplay photos and learn how you can apply them to even your casual photos!
Don’t let Post-Con Depression get you down! Join us and learn the coping skills and techniques to get you through the sadness!
Puroresu: A Guide To NJPW
Why is NJPW the best anime this year? Let’s YEAOOH!! and find out in this guide to Japan’s colorful pro wrestling circuit!
By Fans, For Fans
Rainbow Rompous Party House
Join some of the Homestuck Trolls for a little game! You can come by and dare the trolls or give penalty truth questions! Hope to see you there!
Sekai Project Industry Panel
(18+) Join Sekai Project as we talk about Visual Novels! We’ll talk about VN history, current trends, and our newest titles.
A presentation on how to sew lolita garments. We’ll cover how to get started and tips and tricks for the more advanced. Bring any questions you have.
SSB4: Complete Compete
(16+) Come learn a bit about the competitive smash community, its history and how to become a part of it! We’ll have a live presentation and open Q&A!
Starship Design for Sci-Fi
(16+) If you’ve ever wanted to design plausible starships for your sci-fi story but had no idea where to begin, this is the panel for you.
The Comedy Club at Fanime
(16+) Fanime’s stand-up comedy show continues its tradition of comedians having lampoon anime and all things geeky. Come on down and prepare for hilarity!
The Magical Girl’s Journey
From Joseph Campbell to Tsukino Usagi... come take a look at the archetypes that help shape this classic story.
The Metal Gear Fan Panel
(16+) Resident Metal Gear fans will guide you through the known facts and not so well known facts of Hideo Kojima’s legendary franchise.
The Ocarina Panel w/ Docjazz4
Youtuber and professional ocarinist David Erick Ramos will discuss various types of ocarinas from around the world and give you tips to start playing!
The Return of the Comedy Club
(16+) The Comedy Club at Fanime Returns for a second night! In a leaner, one hour form.
The Worst Ever!
(16+) That anime was the worst ever! Come vent your frustrations as we talk about the shows and characters that drive us insane!
(18+) Convention comic regulars voicing their stupid opinions on various topics anime related, and otherwise.
Visual Novels from MangaGamer
(18+) We will showcase the latest visual novel releases from MangaGamer.com!
The Dark Side of Magical Girls
VIZ Media Presents Sailor Moon
The History of My Little Pony
Come take a look at the ‘darker’ themes present in Magical Girl series and talk about why they’re a good thing.
My Little Pony never began or ended with Friendship is Magic. Let us take you on a tour four generations to the present!
VIZ Media Sailor Moon staff will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends! Do you know what is a Vocaloid is? Come learn about the ever growing Vocaloid fan-base and the music industry that surrounds it!
Voice Acting with Hentai (18+) Ever want to voice act in a hentai? No? Well, too bad, we’re doing it anyway.
Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast!
Chat with the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP team at our LIVE podcast recording session for a chance to win cool prizes & SHONEN JUMP swag!
(18+) HOW DID THESE GET PUBLISHED?!
Welcome to Ikebukuro!
(16+) A Durarara!! improv panel filled with stop-signs, truth or dare, and your favorite street gangs! Celty will be silent and Shizuo will be angry.
What the Heck is Touhou?
You’ve seen it, you heard it, and you watched it on online and at conventions. Why is it the most popular fan franchise in internet history?
Whose Line Is It Anime
(16+) An anime themed tribute to the ever so popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
You’re not a REAL geek!
Join me as we discuss the impact of bullying on and within the geek community, and how we can make it better! What is a REAL geek anyway?
Art by Brittany Ngo
Video Themed Events Video Themed Rooms AMV Events Asian Film Room Late Night
Legend (16+) Videos with topics geared toward a suggested age group. (18+) Videos with topics geared toward an older audience. Identification (driverâ€™s license, ID card, passport, etc.) is required.
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Video Programming For over 21 years FanimeCon has set the standard on video programming. With our huge variety of programs and events there is always something for you to watch or engage in. During the day, our AMV Contest, Robot Armageddon, Anime Abridge Screening, and the Famous Marathon room (and many more!) offer a wide variety of entertainment just a short walk off the concourse. And for those of you who consider yourselves “night owls,” our late night programming has notable offerings like Midnight Madness, Hentai Nights and Anime Anarchy sure to keep you going through the night. So come into our theaterstyled viewing rooms complete with A/C cooling that will take the edge off the hot May weather. Sit back and let our sound systems bring the magic of your favorite moments of animation and cinema to your time at FanimeCon. So come claim a seat and see why we are the best at what we do!
FanimeCon has nothing but love for AMVs and their Producers. So here at FanimeCon we go the extra mile to give them the spotlight they deserve by showcasing their works in a special series of events throughout the duration of the convention. So stop by our dedicated celebration of these expressions of fandom and see why we’re always excited to present them!
Anime Music Videos.org top 100 videos
After 9 years of unquestionable command of the top 20 spots in the listing, it’s time to revamp the leaderboards! Come and experience these testaments to fandom and creativity as we countdown the top 100 Animated Music Videos of the last 4 years! This is a great way to
experience the past and present of anime in combination with some awesome music. (This Top 100 Listing is graciously provided by AnimeMusicVideos.org).
Anime Music Videos.org Best of 2015
Are you ready to experience the best AMVs of 2015? Well, we have the expert opinions at AnimeMusicVideos. org, the fans and creators, of what made the cut in categories such as: Best Comedy, Funniest AMV, Best Lip Sync, and Best of the Year. This screening will acknowledge the editors and their videos that have climbed the charts over the past year by presenting them to you – the fans! There’s a little bit of everything sure to appeal to everyone. So be sure to come see who’s on top this year and enjoy the show!
AMVs That Should Have Been Top 100
Have an AMV that you feel should have been Top 100, but somehow missed the cut? This is the program where we will honor some of the best videos that were unfortunate to miss the top 100. Come show your support at this showcase dedicated to these creative expressions of fandom!
In honor of Monyreak “Monty” Oum
Monty Oum was an American computer animator well known for his series produced at Rooster Teeth. He was known for his crossover fps video series Red vs. Blue and his original anime series RWBY. In October 2007, he uploaded the first video in his Dead Fantasy fan series which used fantastical martial art sequences between characters from two different famous games series (Dead or Alive and Final Fantasy). He uploaded five episodes of Dead Fantasy, a sneak preview of an additional upcoming episode and two music videos focusing on the heroines of the series. Later
Oum announced that he had gotten a job working for Rooster Teeth, the series would be put on hold. Oum suffered a deadly allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma on January 22, 2015. He passed on February 1, 2015. We will be screening the shows that he worked on that helped inspire people to follow their dreams like he did.
Anime Hell is a free-form video presentation featuring short film clips, commercials, failed pilots, amateur films, found video, instructional and educational films, music videos, film trailers from Japan and elsewhere. Unfunny cable TV clip shows cannot compare to the live group fun of Anime Hell!
Trigger Finger Fan Parodies
Get ready to peel back your eyelids and inject the fan-made parodies of Trigger Finger Studios! Crazy videos will be watched! Questions will be answered! Un-crazy will NOT be allowed back in your brain!
FanimeCon Short Film Showcase
Making another appearance after 11 years of amazing programming, FanimeCon’s hit Short Film Showcase is ramping up for another exciting exhibition! Come and enjoy FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike festivals and Japanese industry showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials.
Robot Armageddon VI
Inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. Remember those elementary school arguments about whether Voltron or Optimus Prime would win in a fight? Prepare for the ultimate in fan-interactive events! Hosted by our very own Jerry Gonzales, the Head of Anime Video
Video Programming, this will be a tournament where panelists and attendees argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Prepare yourselves; for many will enter but only one will emerge the victor! Come participate in this amazing display of fan knowledge. Best of luck and hope to see you there!
picks apart the games so you don’t have to. Called “hilariously cutting… first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory” (by Boing Boing), join us for this presentation and see why gamers love Zero Punctuation and developers fear it.
The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd
Many video games these days have enough in-game cinematic to be considered movies (Cowboy Bebop: The Song Remains the Same, The Last Of US, Dead Fantasy, Portal 2, etc.). We take some of the best video game cut scenes/cinematic and show them as if they were a movie (with gameplay intelligently mixed in). Come join us for these memorable moments in gaming!
Enjoy viewing YouTube video gameplay and game reviews. Well then, we have something special for you. How does videos from The Angry Video Game Nerd sound to you? We’re excited to present The Angry Video Game Nerd as he explains the games that have haunted him from his childhood in characteristic reviews filled to the brim with surrealistic comedy. Watch him review and play through many games that are some of the most frustrating, buggy, and hated games in history. Be sure to stop by and partake in this celebration of humor and all things retro-gaming!
Remembering the Past with the Nostalgia Critic
Along with the 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material.
The Best of Zero Punctuation
Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation
By Fans, For Fans
Video game movies
Themed Rooms Nostalgia Room
FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. The Nostalgia room, has a wide range of anime spanning the 60s all the way to the 90s. It showcases 60s classics (Astro Boy, Pirate Captain Harlock, Devilman, etc.) to modern 80s and 90s classics (Kimagure Orange Road, Project A-ko, Ranma ½, Sailor Moon, among others). Whether you started watching anime back in the day (and want to experience that nostalgic feeling) or you are more recent, come and see what turned many people into anime fans!
Come browse our library of entertaining offerings including but not limited to: Short movies, Animation, Anime Music Video parodies, full length Anime Movies, and all the cool stuff from Japan – including all of the fan made treasures that you normally will not see! We are certain this room will catch your curiosity and never let it go.
Abridge Series Screenings
Following the satire and comedy tradition of the Mystery Science Theatre 3000, these anime Abridged shows hold nothing sacred as they poke at plots holes and have a good laugh. First proposed by our attendees, FanimeCon introduced this room a few years ago and we have never looked back! We welcome you to join us in watching these fan-made parodies which are often the most ridiculous things you could ever imagine out of your favorite shows! So pull up a chair and prepare to bust a gut!
Has an Anime ever piqued your curiosity, but you didn’t have the time to catch it before? Already seen an Anime, but are interested in experiencing it all over again? The Marathon Room is the place for you! Grab your favorite snack, pull a chair up and prepare for hours of only the most asked-for anime choices.
Cutting Edge Room
Can’t wait for the official release to come out? Come join the Cutting Edge Room to see the most recent anime today! Watch subtitled anime with titles as recent as right before FanimeCon!
Various offerings presented by the Anime Localization Companies who make it their mission to bring our favorite shows to us through online streaming, DVDs and BluRay Discs. We offer a variety of options ranging from English, Spanish, French, to even Japanese dub with English subtitles. Sit down, crack open a soda and join us for some of the best anime out in America Today!
Did the intense action of Bruce Lee capture your heart as a child? Did the comical martial arts of Jackie Chan give you a warm laugh? The staff of FanimeCon love a good movie just as much as the next guy. And as you
might have guessed, the unique style of Asian cinema has struck a deep resonance within us. That is why we’re proud to present this fan-favorite – a collection of some of the best pieces that have graced theater screens across Asia! From the most mystifying of intriques and dramas to the highflying action of the latest Kung-Fu movies, we have a sampling sure to impress. So come and watch for awhile, Grasshopper!
Excitement of FanimeCon keeping you up at night? Do you want something better to watch than those late night infomercials? Worry not! We have you covered with an array of video programming that will feature a variety of films like campiest cult classics and eclectic oddities.
Too extreme for the light of day! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action. We have prepared a collection of programming sure to please even the most demanding of connoisseurs. Those seeking this edgy entertainment can find our calloused coliseum of cartoon chaos, an unflinching bombardment of violence, profanity, nudity, and other mature content to challenge even the most hardened oldschool otaku.
Some otaku hear voices… Voices that say something completely different…Sometimes, they do what the voices say… Welcome to the twisted bizarroworld of fanmade parodies: An altered state in which pimps orchestrate Armageddon by pop-music, dwarves sell life insurance to witches, and ninja do the Macarena. Can you stand the shocking goof that is Midnight Madness? Or will you keel over in cachinnation? It’s a marathon of merciless mockery, and only the most tenacious masochists will persevere until dawn.
Art by Nancy Tsai
(18+) Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, and pounding heartbeats— and that’s just the audience! Oh my! Three scintillating nights of sexy shojo in sizzling sapphic, sadomasochistic, surreal, and simply silly smut from the midnight moon to the rising sun, imported from the land of the most exotic and imaginative erotica in the world.
Hentai Music Video Awards
(18+) Do you like Hentai? Do you like Music Videos? If so, it’s that time again! Come to the Hentai Music Videos Competition and Exhibition! Watch as videos battle for prizes as you, the audience, decide who wins! After the entries for this year are shown and winners are decided, stick around for more Hentai Music Videos! Laughs will be had, hentai will be shown, and you’ll never listen to the Inspector Gadget theme the same way again!
The Sage’s 18+ Live Show
(18+) The Sage returns to Fanime with his outrageous live show! Featuring exclusive, uncensored episodes of his show Anime Abandon.
FanimeCon 2015 Staff List Chair Team
William W. (Head) Evan J. (Second) Eric W. (Second) Claudia W.
Fan Services Melody Z. (Head) Erin W. (Second) Thomas L. Claudia W.
Jonathan C. (Head) Masato K. (Second) Kimberly A. Ted B. Sharon C. Marc D. Kirsten H. Stacy L. Jeremy L. Roberto S. Katrina S.
Cynlie W. (Head) Radford L. (Co-Head) Ronaldo L. Adam S. Willem S. Jack T. Melisa V.
Charity Auction Candice C. (Head) Tina S. (Second) Kat C. Oscar C. AnneMarie C. Lillian C. Darius D. Taylor L. Rome R. Richard S.
Dealers Room Jonathan Y.(Head) Camilla W. (Second) Anthony B. Brian B. Tori G. Justin H. David I. Anjoli J. Olivia J. Sara M. Shealtiel M. James N. Leo R. Lawrence R. Alvin U. Sara V. Elizabeth Z.
Fan Storage Calvin C.(Head) Ron O.(Second) Sean B. Jeanina C. Jayme D. Angela L. Norbert F. Felecia F. Julius G. Sergio J. Chelsea L. Christopher L. Jason L. Takeo M. Yayi N. Klarissa P. Caitlin P. Vy-Hang Q. Danielle R. Bahram S. Dylan S.
Prize Coordination Scott R. (Head)
Elizabeth S. (Head) Matthew A.(Second) Arianna G.(Second) Khang N.(Second) Jensine A. Chris B. Francisco C. Ruby C. Jackson C. Alisha C. Jonathan C. Derik C. Kathy C. Kevin D. Jenny D. Doug E. Jennifer H. Holly H. Samantha H. Zak K. Wendy K. Rachael K. Henry L. Linh L. Brittany L. Qi M. Marisol M. Lizzie N. May N. Kim N. Tina N. Alvin O. Joe P. April P. Anthony P. Edward R. Brent S. Liang S. Katrina S. Kristine T. Khoa T. Victoria U. Alina V. Nicole W. Terry W. Jessica Y.
Benjamin L. (Head) Jeremy S. (Second) Andrew C. Anthony M. Isaiah M. Alan N. Alaina S. Mikayla S. Tony T. Socheata U.
Communications Milton L. (Co-Head) Michael L. (Co-Head)
Creative Services Amanda C. (Head) George C. Eric T. Nancy T.
Artist Pool Finni C. Sammi G. Stephanie K. Jennifer K. Alex L. Erica O. Tabitha R. Elda T.
Daria R. Deanna T. Tsz W. Andrew Y. Stacy L.
By Fans, For Fans
Eric B. Mike B. Alan B. Warton C. Bowen C. Jo C. Rodney C. John D. Matt D. Janessa F. Mitchell F. Burt H. Demian H. Kyou K. Wilson L. Eric L. Tu L. Alex L. Kevin L. Peter L. Jerimy M. Gabe M. Megan M. Peter N. Diane N. Anthony O. JEROME P. Elisa Q. Allen S. Ranessa S. Phillip S. Fei-Long T. Henry T. Hector V. Darien Y. Jacqueline Y.
Milton L. (Co-Head) Steve Y. (Co-Head)
Sam W. (Head)
Photography John L. (Head) Anne B. Kirk E. Alexander H. Arian H. Amna K. Yan K. Isobel M. Joseph S.
Professional Registration Fortunato A. Cheri G. Mark S. David T.
Web Team Eriq A. (Head)
Mobile App Ahmed B. (Head)
Aaron L. (Co-Head) Michael L. (Co-Head) Aaron A. Phyllis D. Stephanie L.
Content Jennifer N.
Andrew L. (Head) Hunter B. Erik C. Alexander C. Joe C. Qohar D. Olivia K. Michelle L. Ashley V.
Aaron L. (Head) Alex M. (Second) Linda F. Elaine H. Sea K. Missy L. Ian P. Joly Q.
Programming Rena W. (Head) Miko E. (Second) Alex N. (Second) Bev S. (Second) Alex S. (Second) Ian M. Chris W.
Erik H. (Head) Joshua A. (Second) Emily H. (Second) Ari N. (Second) Jastin O. (Second) David O. (Second) Jeffrey T. (Second) Bryan Y. (Second) Tim A. Mel B. Victoria B.
Jaryd H. Cristian J. Ian J. Kieran K. Michiko K. Alonzo L. Jennifer L. Mike M. Abe N. Zoe P. Selena P. Anthony P. Vlad P. Astrid P. Phillip R. Angelica S. Chris S. Annie S. Ceaira S. Jesse S. Courtney T. Julia V. Craig Y. Sonny Y.
Crystal P. (Head) Daniel R. (Second) Beaujean B. Gabriela E. Joseph H. Benjamin K. David R. Bren S. Heaven S. Kevin S. Joseph S. Ian S. Jonathan T. Nhi T. Phung T. Kage W. Kevin W.
Marcus F. (Head) Tanya C. (Second) Craig H. (Second) Logan K. (Second) Melinda M. (Second) Steven B. Lisa B. Nicholas C. Rosanna C. Albert C. Jordan C. Genny D. Jeremy D. Catalina F. Molly G. Gabriel G. Jonathan G. Jamal H. Frank H. Jennifer I. Henry M. Casey M. Sherwin M. Michael M. Henry O. Karla T. Julia P. Kira R. Joshua R. Leroy S. Emerson T. David T. Tony V. Scott W.
Felicito S. (Head) Jonas C. (Second) Casey R. (Second)
Krizthal C. (Head) Kristen G. (Second) Mateusz P. (Second) Diego S. (Second) Eric S. (Second) Cameron T. (Second) Michael A. Giancarlo B. Thomas B. Robert B. Ryan B. John C. Wilson C. Victoria C. Colonel C. Jenai C. Patricia R. Patrick D. Isabela D. Joey D. Jenny D. Megan E. Timmy E. Michael F. Motoko F. Sonny G. Joel H.
Tommy P. (Head) Ska B. (Second) Branden F. (Second) Kyle J. Nolan L. Charleett R. Valerie S. Kelsey S. Elliot T. Edward X.
Rena W. (Head) Adrienne A. (Second) Bryan C. (Second) Sydney M. (Second) Robert A. Addison B. Caitlin B. Ben C. Marianne D. Samey D. Briauna G. Keno I. Anath J. Dylan K. Jeremy L.
Juan M. Ronna P. Raymond Q. Ruby R. Paul T. Forest W. Luke W. Tommy Z.
Benjamin H. (Head) John P. (Co-Head) Kevin B. Sarai B. Amber D. Gabrielle G. Amelia H. Carl K. Sophia L. Tommy L. Elizabeth N. Joshua P. Russell S. Ryan U. Tom W.
Shirley F. (Head) Lizzie K. Jared L. Tam N.
Game Show Scott R. (Head) Britt H. Bryce M. Hoan T.
Manga Lounge Daniel C. (Head) Tim B. (Second) Alan K. Eva L. Ivy L. Ronnie N.
Speed Dating Donna T. (Head) Diana C. (Second) Irisa T. (Second) Justice B. Patricia B. Yen D. Au D. Danny H. Ryan H. Curtis L. Nick M. Matthew M. Charles M. Alex O. Jordan P. London P. Wayland S. Sean T.
Albert T. (Head) Ignacio D. (Second) Alex K. (Second) Sarah M. (Second) Mat Y. (Second) Jackie S. Carina A. Adriano A. Mario A. Irvin B. Kristen B. Kyanna C. Benjamin C. Joshua E. Christian E. Joseph E. Joel E. Osvaldo F. Dustin F. Josh F. Brianna G.
Andrew H. Ashley J. Hikaru J. Marco J. Kevin L. Sabrina L. Joseph L. Enrique L. Alan M. Haider M. Josiah M. Johnny G. Justin P. Stephanie P. Alexandra P. Ramsey P. Nicholas R. James R. Geoffrey R. Nicholas R. Ryan R. Elijah S. Kyle S. Samantha S. Dave S. Muy T. Alexus T. Polo T. Chyna V. Kevin V. Julianne W. Nicole W. Jess Y.
Wendell N. (Head) Ryan C. (Second) Ali S. (Second) Nicki A. Sherry C. Sean C. Joamil C. Samuel D. Rico D. Jessica D. Michele G. Austin K. Alexis R. Robert M. Janelle O. Marygail P. Kam P. Kayla S. Rachell S. Jamie S. CJ S. Luna T. Sarah W.
Keith H. (Head) Kenneth L. (Second)
Asian Film Room Joshua D. (Head) Alan P. (Second) Sean L. Brandon P. Conrad S. Jerry T. Johnny T. Kevin T. Chi Y.
Anime Programming Jerry G. (Head) Edmond C. (Second) Ashley B. Bevany B. Camille C. Jeanina C. Jade D. Khoi D. Cj E. Jacqueline H. Irene H. Corey H. Andrew H.
Binh K. Kristi M. Steven M. Phoenyx M. Kelly M. Jeff N. Khanh N. Christopher N. Xavier P. Andre P. Jimmy P. Favian R. Angelo L. Ricky S. Daniel S. Christopher T. Anna T. Kai V.
Fanime Music Video Sarah F. (Head) Jon S. (Second)
Programming Ops Alex N. (Head) Laura C. (Second) Kylie D. (Second) Henley S. (Second) Adam A. Caryn B. Sabrina C. Maria C. Thomas D. Rebecca K. Martin M. Alisha M. Albert N. Roxanne O. Chantell P. Phuc P. Elvia S. Bryan S. Michael S. Resa T. James W. Allison Y.
Extravaganzas Jackie R. (Head) Kevin W. (Second) Christopher C.
Black and White Ball Rebecca E. (Head) David C. (Second) Julia C. (Second) Isabel B. Oscar C. Michael D. Thomas F. Brandon H. Christine H. Darryl H. Andy H. Elizabeth J. Jacqueline K. Rose K. Ming-Sum L. Sunny L. Christopher L. Anthony L. Sebastian L. Lillian L. Joshua M. Mirabel M. Total N. Victoria N. Shaquiel P. Erica R. Ringo S. Ryan S. Angie S. Allison S. Caroline S. Chien-Kai W.
Cosplay Gatherings B S. (Head) Mick S. (Co-Head) Jason G. (Second) Haley H. (Second) Tommy M. (Second) Laura M. (Second) Sara P. (Second) Ann B. Karsen B. Courtney C. Jacob C. Maggie C. Charles C. Maggie F. Breahna F. Carlos G. Rachel H. Richard J. Chii L. Tye L. Ryan M. Tadeus M. Ai N. Robbie P. Kaiwen Y.
Operations Erin B. (Head) Calvin C. (Second) Nicole T. (Second)
Taelor-Raejohne B. Aureen C. Scott G.
Erik A. (Head) Jack C. (Second) Ken A. Jerry C. Ruby C. Jade F. Martina G. Tammy L. Corey M. Vincent M. Sally P. Emily P. Christian R. Stephanie S. Trana T. Shirleen Y.
Kevin W. (Head) Beth B. (Second) Celina C. (Second) Jules K. (Second) Patrick B. Nicole C. Holly C. Amy C. Amy d. Michael D. Theodore G. Michael G. Elizabeth H. Jacky L. Kathy M. Jessica M. Elizabeth N. William N. Andy N. Eric N. Stephanie R. Joey S. Mariana V.
Lost and Found
Guest Relations Jinni P. (Head) Chris L. (Second) Evan R. (Second)
Salvador A. Yasmin B. Jessica B. Jacqueline C. Annaliese C. Nicole L. Joshua L. Tammy L. Scott M. Vincent T. Alexander T. Andrea W. Crystal W.
Valerie R. (Head) Adam K. (Second) Florian M. (Second) JoAnn C. Liz T.
Colleen C. Nikolas K. Michelle L. Jo-Ann L. Nita L. Jennifer W.
Jun L. (Head) Katy L. (Second) Amy N. (Second) Ed B. Angie B. Angeline B. Angelica C. Tiffany F. Patricia K. Bryan K. Amy L. Connie L. Chelsea M. Amelia P. Paulina R. Nick T.
Chibitainment David A.
Taylor B. (Head) Hector G. (Second) Daniel A. Cheyenne C. Elyssa E. Julie E. Kathy L. Jazmine M. Ariel S. Mercedes T.
Peg G. (Head) Joan F. Joan F. Wendy G. Noah J. Daniel J. Morgan M. Kerrigan M. Paul W.
Charles P. (Head) Sean D. (Second) Christopher K. (Second) Jarel M. (Second) Karina C. Andrew F. Angela L. Hillary M. Norman M. Paul N. Alex S.
Karen C. (Head) Tim C. (Second) Arturo C. (Second) Peter D. (Second) Adrian O. (Second) Tiffanie T. (Second)
Daniel C. Michael D. Gigi O. Jon S. William T. Leanne T. Oscar V.
Michael S. (Head) Alicia C. (Second) Matthew K. (Second) Todd L. (Second) Van M. (Second) Kiara O. (Second) Jonathan A. Eric A. Ivy A. Joseph A. Anthony A. Chris A. Surinus B. Chris B. Tom B. Jake B. Dominique C. Lowelyne C. David C. Alex C. Clifford C. Tammy C. Jeremy C. Arnold C. Alda C. Jonathan C. Katherine C. Alexandrea C. Caleb C. Tiffany C. Christopher C. Michael C. Alyssa C. Carlos C. Joey C. Marisol C. Micah D. Stephanie D. Shawn D. Raymond D. Kristopher E. Rizanne E. Jon F. David F. Nico F. Ashley F. William G. Michael G. Anthony G. Ubaldo G. Rob H. Juanita R. Melissa H. Ben H. Rebecca H. Nicholas H. Kevin H. Richard J. Kyle J. Cindy K. Michael K. Angela L. Josiah L. Sandi L. Gilbert L. Thien L. Alexander L. Christopher L. Roger L. Jennifer L. Kristi L. Jeffrey L. Samuel M. Ronald M. Alejandra M. Karen M. Jacob M. Jessica M. Amando M. Angelica M. Stephanie M.
Everett M. Arianna N. Kyle N. Angel N. Diana N. Vinh N. Trung N. Gabriel N. Jerry P. Mark P. Meywin P. Kurt P. Tony P. Mayra P. Giovanni P. Kelsey Q. Jeftah Q. Rachel R. Antonio R. Neal S. Mark S. Derrick S. Gabriela S. Serena S. Sheray S. Aston S. Shannon T. Matias T. Connie T. Vincent T. Ming T. Shazbot T. Geo T. August V. Miguel V. Andrew V. Juan V. Jesus V. Reginald V. Michelle V. Christopher W. Anthony W. Cecillia W. Edward Y. Norman Y. Nikko Z. Brent Z.
Troubleshooter Rachel B. Christopher L. Chris M. Joe M. Tyler W.
Human Resources William W. (Head) Timothy C. (Co-Head) Ellena M. (Second) Luisa M. (Second) Rosina T. (Second) Kalen F. Emileen F. Marliah F. Jim M. Nathan M. Juvenal P. Taylor S. Julia W.
Anime Resource Group Board of Directors Che-lin H. (Co-Head) Milton L. (Co-Head) Tomoko S. (Co-Head) William W. (Co-Head) Sam W. (Co-Head)
Repository James L. (Head)
Ashley W. (Head) Joyce L. (Second) Natalie R. (Second) Sarah G. Jeanne G. Scott S. Robert T.
Information Technology Scott R. (Head) Tony F. (Second)
Office Management Scott R. (Head)
Eugene C. (Head) Arlene M. (Co-Head) Jessica C. Daniel C. Eric C. Nikki D. Jimmy D. Esther K. Luisa M. Vernon M. Leonard M. Cindy N. Bien R. Aislinn S. Jacob S. James T. Danny T. Casey Y. Ken Y.
Che-lin H. (Head) Craige H. (Second) Erica V. (Second)
Accounts Receivable Corrine H. Amir S. Natalie S. Christopher T.
Accounts Payable Erica V. (Head) David C. (Second) Rachel C. Patty L. Louisa N. Tiffany W.
Erica V. (Head) Felicia T. (Second) Wilhem C. Antonio E. Victor E. Matthew T.