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Welcome from the Chairs. . . . . . . . . 2

Will Warriner • Eric Wu • Evan James IV Claudia Wong • CSI

Guests of Honor. . . . . . 4

Da-iCE • Masaya Matsukaze Cristina Vee • Lisle Wilkerson Daisuke Sakaguchi • Yoshihiro Watanabe Aicosu • Sky Williams • Gilles Poitras

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

Events. . . . . . . . . . . 16

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

2016 Staff. . . . . . . . . 40 Guide Design and Layout by Stacy Last & Amanda Chaffee

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Welcome from the Chairs Will Warriner

Chairman of FanimeCon 2016 Welcome everyone to FanimeCon 2016. FanimeCon is celebrating our 22nd year, and looking across the convention center, it’s hard to imagine its humble beginnings. FanimeCon has always been By Fans, For Fans; and while the Fans have changed and evolved, so has FanimeCon. Our goal is to continue to grow and adapt along with the Fans who have made FanimeCon what it is today. During my 18 years volunteering for FanimeCon, I have seen many evolutions. I remember our first MusicFest (called Gakufest at the time). I remember Der Cosplay, Our First Arcade and E-gaming areas. I recall the excitement when we brought in the Sushi guy, and the emptiness of the “high school dance.” I remember that not all of our ideas were as loved as the Black and White Ball or Stage Zero. For each terrible idea, we’ve had a great idea; What makes us who we are is our commitment to keep trying.

This year we have experienced many changes. They say once you hit 21, it’s all downhill from there; For us, this year was a time for us to reach out and explore new ideas and revitalize old ones. We looked at some of the major issues and concerns of our modern world, and set in motion programs that will keep FanimeCon safe and fun for years to come. We hope that we can all continue to evolve together, and keep making FanimeCon a Safe Haven for years to come.

Evan James IV

Chairman of FanimeCon 2016 Ready? Fight! This year’s theme is Martial Arts and we’re showing our fighting spirit as we continue to endeavor to develop an experience that we hope remains close to your hearts and forever in your joyful memories. This is my second year as part of your Chair Team and I’ve spent hours further honing my skills and developing my talents (no waterfalls or jump-squats were involved). But as with any who have taken the path of learning the Way of The Con, we never cease to remain as students. We continue to learn and


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to adapt with each passing season, taking on new challengers that result in failures that we can grow from and successes we can build upon. And for this year I couldn’t be prouder. It continues to amaze me how our exceptional staff and you, our wonderful members, come together in what feels like such a fleeting weekend each year in our passionate battle for fandom. And what is FanimeCon without fans? Each staff member is a complete volunteer, from the Chair Team down, making this a true “By Fans, For Fans” event, putting us all on the same great team. So, en garde, my friends. May you be triumphant not only in your ninja games, bushido matches and game tournaments but in whatever you do, here with our friends or elsewhere. (But please, no mock matches in the halls...thanks!)

Eric Wu

Vice-Chair of FanimeCon 2016 FanimeCon MadLibs – I came to FanimeCon 2016 to have a great (noun). Each year, I look forward to hanging out with (name of friend) and checking out the (event/panel name). I will remember FanimeCon 2016 for (time duration) because of (notable event). Hi FanimeCon! This is Eric making another appearance in the program guide. Thanks for joining my fellow staffers and me for another year of awesome. Each member that joins us here in San Jose has their own unique story that plays out over the course of this extended weekend. But the FanimeCon members are not the only ones that walk away with a great story to tell; my fellow staffers and friends walk away each year with a collection of memorable moments that we love sharing. It is the opportunity to foster and be a part of stories like these that inspire the staff to put in the endless effort and long hours to set up each and every element of the con from the lanyard around your neck to the sound system at MusicFest that makes your bones shake. Thank you for this opportunity and we are looking forward to making this another memorable FanimeCon for all of us!

Claudia Wong

Vice-Chair of FanimeCon 2016 Hello FanimeCon 2016! My name is Claudia. I am the new vice-chair, aka baby chair, aka high chair. Before becoming vice-chair I previously worked in the Registration department and Fan Services division. I am excited to return to FanimeCon even after moving to Los Angeles. I think you can agree that there is simply no comparison to spending a long weekend with friends and family in the community that is FanimeCon. If you think about it, we are like a little city that pops up for a long weekend where we get to express ourselves in ways we wouldn’t be able to otherwise. It is therefore my hope that as vice-chair I can continue to grow our community in a safe and fun way. Safety has become a big trend for many anime conventions. We hope that the Convention Safety Initiative (CSI) we have implemented this year will help to maintain a safe environment for everyone. There are ways that you can help too. If at any time you are in an unsafe situation or see something wrong do not hesitate to talk to staff. You can even contact Rovers and Bobbies at the phone numbers on the back of your badges. We are here to help!

CSI: Convention Safety Initiative Over the years, FanimeCon has grown substantially from our small club roots to one of the largest Anime Cons in North America. Along the way, we’ve experienced growing pains like any other convention or event. The staff of FanimeCon has worked diligently to always provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of our members. So, in the interest of further promoting safety for the FanimeCon community, access to the second floor of the convention center will require a FanimeCon Badge. These traffic and access changes will be new to many of our members, but we kindly request your continued patience and heartedly welcome any and all feedback as we continue to develop and implement this initiative. Our primary goal has always been and will continue to be to facilitate as safe an environment as possible and with the CSI we hope to work towards continuing and improving on that mission. So, again, thank you all, and let’s have an amazing and safe con!

All seriousness aside, I wish that you all have an enjoyable and fun FanimeCon 2016. If you see me running around feel free to say “Hi.” :) The 2016 Chair Team would like to take this opportunity to thank our FanimeCon members, staff and community for your enthusiasm, assistance and patience on helping FanimeCon implement our Convention Safety Initiative (CSI). CSI is one step on the path to ensure that everyone at FanimeCon can put the worries of the world aside for one weekend, while feeling they are safe to be who they want to be.

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Da-iCE (pronounced “Dice”) consists of five members, each representing one side of a six-sided dice (their fans represent the sixth side). The intentional “a-i” in the band’s name means “love” in Japanese. Yudai, previously the lead vocalist of an a capella group; Sota, who was working as a solo vocalist; and Taiki, Toru, and Hayate, who were working as dancers, met in January of 2011 and started working together, seeking to establish a new style of vocal group. They hired famous dancers from Japan and other countries to help them, and focused on performing at a world-class level – doing over 100 live shows a year at venues as small as clubs and as large as stadiums. In 2012 they opened for their agency’s AAA tour to much acclaim, then received a flood of offers to perform

many large-scale music festivals, fashion events, and magazines. In December of the same year their first mini album “Da-iCE” achieved a ranking of 15 on the Oricon Daily Ranking Chart, and the song “Splash” from that album ranked 1st on the Recochoku Ringtone Daily Chart. Their first indie single “I’ll be back,” released on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, achieved a ranking of 14 on the Oricon Weekly Ranking Chart (and went as high as 12 on the Daily Ranking Chart).

days, but Yudai also possesses an earthy voice, cultivated by his experience in a capella– a voice that wraps one up in a deep embrace. Sota Sota possesses a set of feminine vocal chords with an unusually high tone, or “baby” voice, and the interweave of the two of them results in a four-octave range with an overwhelming presence that you just don’t feel with other vocal dance groups.

Befitting their meteoric rise, they were awarded the 2015 29th Japan Gold Disc Award for “Best 5 New Artist.” Furthermore, in Japan they are getting attention on TV and radio programs; The fact that they were able to get two magazines; and social media, etc. with songs ranked first consecutively on the the catchphrases “Attractiveness Rating Recochoku Ringtone Daily Chart was is high with a score of 75” (literally, considered unprecedented for indie artists “Facial Deviation Score of 75”) and “The and quite notable. Prettiest of the Pretty Boys” (literally, the “Tokyo University Student Equivalent in It goes without saying that they worked the Pretty Boy World”). on their visual appeal from their indie


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Masaya Matsukaze Masaya Matsukaze is an actor and voice actor affiliated with Aoni Production. His acting career began in 1997 when he portrayed Mega Blue in the Super Sentai series Denji Sentai Megaranger. His voice acting credits include Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club), Zoisite (Sailor Moon Crystal), Gaelio Bauduin (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), Shin Hyuuga Shaingu (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled), Teru Mikami (DEATH NOTE), and Illumi Zoldyck (HUNTER x HUNTER). Game enthusiasts will recognize him as Ryo Hazuki in the Shenmue series, a role he will be reprising thanks to the success of the recent Kickstarter campaign. Mr. Matsukaze will also be starring as Yasuhiro Hagakure in the Danganronpa stage play later this year.

Cristina Vee Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her as Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, the eleven Honoka sisters in Netflix’s Knights of Sidonia, Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter, Fujiko Mine in Lupin III: Jigen’s Gravestone, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Izumi Shimomura in AJIN, and Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach. She is the new voice of Sailor Mars in her favorite show, Sailor Moon Crystal! She voices Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug in Nickelodeon’s Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. She also makes appearances in Sword Art Online, Naruto, Kill la Kill, Fate/Zero, Doraemon, Accel World, and Squid Girl. On the video game scene she is popular for her voice work as Noel Vermillion and the Murakumo Units in the Blazblue series; Compa in the Neptunia series; Lian Shi in Dynasty Warriors; Cerebella in Skullgirls; Riven the Exile in League of Legends; Nova in Tales of Xillia 2 (“Pay your debt!”); Shantae in Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Half-Genie Hero; Four in Drakengard 3; Karna and Bani in Ys: Memories of Celceta; Serina in Conception II; and Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Beyond voice acting she has a large YouTube following for her singing. She provides vocals to songs in Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and Shantae: Half Genie Hero. She currently casts and directs Skullgirls and is recognizable to eSports fans for hosting IGN’s IPL 4 and 5.


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Lisle Wilkerson Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does voice work in both English and Japanese. Lisle is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams, Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter, as well as Shenmue II. Last summer Lisle was involved in the Shenmue Kickstarter announced at E3, which broke many records, including a Guinness World Record. Most recently Lisle did dubbing for an upcoming ULTRAMAN film, as well as the animated film Eden. She also acted alongside Bill Murray in the Academy Award-winning Sofia Coppola film Lost In Translation, and had a lead role in the award winning indie film Kamataki. She not only does video game voices, but voices Batz Maru (of Hello Kitty) and does commercials for companies as such Nissan, Panasonic, Sony, etc. Lisle currently lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to do voice acting and works as an interpreter. Lisle has interpreted for everyone from Keanu Reeves to best-selling author Marie Kondo to various J-pop stars. She is also a local media correspondent for Japan, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys, and Golden Globes. Lisle is currently the assistant producer of the upcoming film, Black Hat. She also has a popular podcast called “The (Mis)Adventures of the Blonde Geisha”. And when Lisle isn’t busy working or running around the country doing cons, you might find her in her pink boxing gloves trying to save the world Nina Williams-style, or spending her time at home with her adorable, jet-setting, bilingual cat Princess Genki.

Daisuke Sakaguchi Daisuke Sakaguchi is a voice actor affiliated with Aoni Production. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of Shinpachi Shimura in the Gintama series which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Mr. Sakaguchi’s long list of credits also include Jacuzzi Splot (Baccano!), Xeno (World Trigger), Uso Ewin (Mobile Suit Victory Gundam), Satoshi Fukube (Hyouka), and Leonardo Watch in the recent hit Blood Blockade Battlefront. He is an animal lover and even holds a Level 3 Dinosaur Exam Certification from Animal Planet Japan.


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Yoshihiro Watanabe Born in Niigata, Japan on July 4th, 1971, Yoshihiro Watanabe is an animation director, character designer, and mechanical designer. His character design credits include Haganai, Heaven’s Lost Property, and The Testament of Sister New Devil, all of which he also acted as chief animation director. Mr. Watanabe has provided mechanical designs for series such as Please Teacher!, DearS, Minami-ke, Silent Mobius, and many more. Mobile Suit Gundam and Transformers have been credited as his inspirations, and aside from anime, he has also provided R18 game illustrations under the name “Moo°C Dan” (pronounced “mood-dan”).

Aicosu Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are wellknown for answering any and all questions to those beginning or even advanced in cosplay and hope to teach new things in their panels and programming. Aicosu can be found on the convention floors, at their workshops, or at their FanimeCon Artists Alley table and are always open to discussing everything from cosplay construction to which Dragon Age game was the best.


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Sky Williams Sky Williams is a comedic entertainer and gamer on Twitch and YouTube, most known for his videos and commentary on League of Legends. He also streams, plays, and blogs about other games like the the Super Smash Bros. series, games that he loves, and other things going on around him. In addition to video blogging, Williams uses his comedic talents to do stand-up comedy and was a finalist in Flappers’ Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest.

Gilles Poitras Gilles was raised in the Northern Central Valley of California. As a child he played with Japanese wooden toys bought at the corner store, watched girls at school do origami, and played various games that none of the kids knew were from Japan. In high school he became a fan of world cinema, and when he was in college this led him to explore what little was known in English about anime. One day in 1990 he received a phone call from a friend who had discovered a new student club at U.C. Berkeley, Cal Animage Alpha, devoted to anime. For years he regularly attended and became completely hooked on anime and manga. He has written three books on anime: The Anime Companion, Anime Essentials and The Anime Companion 2. He has also written for NewType USA and Otaku USA. Gilles also sat on the senior board of Mechademia. Over the years he has done presentations on anime for various Japan-US friendship groups, public libraries, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and conventions. He has also presented all day workshops for librarians, introduced anime films at the Smithsonian, and even taught an eight week course on the subject for Pixar staff. Most recently he foolishly agreed to encapsulate the history of manga and anime from 1960 to the present as a one hour presentation for the San Francisco Public Library. In his spare time Gilles reads manga, watches anime, and researches about Japan. When he can save enough vacation time and money, he visits Tokyo – a city he is so interested in that he has been called a Tokyo otaku by a friend who lives there. Currently he is working on two books at a far too slow pace.


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Registration Info General

Registration is the first place to go when you arrive at FanimeCon 2016. 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 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 and 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.

Information Desks

Looking for information about schedule changes at FanimeCon? Trying to find out how to get from Point A to Point B in the San Jose Convention Center? Just have a random question? Do inquiring minds want to know? The answers to all these questions and more can be found at your friendly FanimeCon Info Desk! You can find us located throughout the convention center, or you can look for walking Info Desk representatives in even more places! You

will be greeted with a friendly face and the answer to your question. When you don’t know, go ask Info Desk!

Volunteering 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. Plus, if you work more hours or show great work, you get prizes! 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! TIMES: Thursday: 5PM – 2AM Friday: 6AM – 2AM Saturday: 6AM – 2AM Sunday: 6AM – 2AM Monday: 6AM – 4PM Please consult 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, facility issues, etc.) as efficiently as possible. • Peace-Bonding: Tagging props which are compliant with FanimeCon’s Weapons Policy. The main peace-bonding station is in Santa Clara I on the Hilton second floor. • Line and Crowd Control: Ensuring that crowds stay orderly, and that lines

flow. Keeping walkways, exits, fire safety equipment, etc. clear. • 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. 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. All Lost & Found items are held for a 3-month period after the convention, when they are then turned over to the convention. To contact Lost & Found after the convention, email Do not email during the run of the convention; it will not be received.


Essentials 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!

Autographs 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 hustle 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. Art by Nancy Tsai


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• 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 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 Animals, 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 roller-blades 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:

• 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 to the San Jose Convention Center, Civic Center, Parkside Hall, and Fairmont FanimeCon reserves the right to modify the Code of Conduct at any time.

• FanimeCon Badges are property of FanimeCon, and are loaned to Members for their exclusive use and enjoyment. Memberships (and therefore Badges) are non-transferable. Badges may not be modified, tampered with, 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 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.

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Essentials The FanimeCon Cosplay Rules & Weapons Policy Costume Rules & Limitations • 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. They must be on a flagpole. Home-made or unofficial flags are exempt from this rule.


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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 caseby-case basis. • Only props which are part of a cosplay and suit the costume will be peace-bonded. • In order to carry a peace-bonded prop, you must be in the matching costume. • Certain weapons are banned no 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. • Some props are allowed conditionally: –– Gun-like props must have a non-removable 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.

• All props must be small enough to fit through a standard doorway without effort. • While carrying props, you will be held to very strict behavior standards: –– Props may not be brandished, flailed around, or used (for play-fighting 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. 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. [1] FanimeCon Rovers define “Live Steel� as metal which has, or can, take an edge. [2] See footnote on live steel above. While this primarily applies to swords, it can also apply to other props.

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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

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Fanimaid Café Okaerinasaimase, Goshujinsama! Welcome to FanimeCon’s very own Fanimaid Café, the most amazing themed cafe experience we have to offer! Enjoy delicious food enchanted with moé charms, play tabletop games with your maid, and watch our spectacular stage performances! Fanimaid Café features in-café performances and café-wide stage games as well as the Fanimaid*LIVE Showcase on Stage Zero. Don’t miss out on all the exciting events we have this year, including the “chekis” polaroid giveaway for the first 50 guests on Saturday and Sunday. Come early to receive a “shinkansen” ticket so your party can skip the line (for parties of four and fewer). We are located at Club Regent in the Fairmont Hotel Café Hours: Saturday: 11:00AM – 6:00PM Sunday: 11:00AM – 6:00PM *Lines will close at 5:30PM Fanimaid*LIVE Showtimes: Saturday: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Sunday: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Come visit us and see what the magic of Fanime’s maid cafe is all about!

Stage Zero In a world clogged with attendees, artists, dealers, and cosplayers, where does one turn for a bit of comfort, relief, and entertainment? Stage Zero, of course! Located in the middle of the upper concourse for your relaxation and entertainment needs, Stage Zero is also your information nerve center to the rest of the convention thanks to its 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!

Manga Lounge With a new location in the Fairmont Hotel and a plethora of titles, the Manga Lounge is the perfect place to take a quiet break during the convention. We have both popular and obscure manga titles in our collection- including English, Japanese,

and Chinese-language manga, making the Manga Lounge the perfect place to catch up on your faves or find something new to read. New Exchange Section – This is new to the Manga Lounge. It’s a place where you can take manga you don’t want anymore and exchange them for something different. You might even find that one manga you’ve been looking for to complete your collection. Come trade one of your own manga for any manga in this section. As long as the manga is legible, without tears, and not missing any pages, we will exchange it for your choice from the exchange section of the Lounge.

FMV Contest Anime Music Videos (“AMVs”) are one of the many highlights of anime cons, and FanimeCon is no exception! Our FanimeCon Music Videos (“FMVs”) competition showcases the best videos each year from fans around the world – literally! We’ve received and continue to receive entries from all over the country, regularly from Brazil, Scotland, Morocco, Hungary, and Korea, among others. These talented editors compete in many categories such as Action, Drama, and Comedy, as well as Upbeat and Trailer.

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 2016 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. NEW FanimeCon Staff Only Speed Dating is available Friday 8PM – 10PM Lottery registration starts at 7PM. You must present a legitimate FanimeCon staff badge and ID (18+) to participate. Heterosexual and LGBT speed dating will be offered.

We also 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 all weekend, see below. Please bring a valid picture ID that indicates your birthday (passport, driver’s license, state ID, etc.) Email us at speeddating@fanime. com for any questions/concerns or see us during our operating hours! ALL EVENTS in Rooms 211A/B/D in San Jose Convention Center SPEED DATING 101 WORKSHOP What IS Speed Dating? 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: 10AM – 11AM Sunday: 10AM – 11AM 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 number lottery one hour before each event. TIMES: Friday: 8PM – 10PM (Staff only) Saturday: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM* 4PM – 6PM Sunday: 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


Events of different topics, such as Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Sword Art Online, General Knowledge, TV, anime, Disney, 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 plushies to DVDs to 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 Fanime Game Show runs on Stage Zero in the SJCC Concourse, from 9PM to midnight on Stage Zero.

costume accessories! Here you can buy original 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!

FanimeCon Artist Pool 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!

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Dealer’s Hall is the place to shop! We are located in Halls 1 & 2 with over 100 vendors. Attendees can shop from a vast array of merchandise including anime, manga, gaming, fashion, and much more. Visit our friends at OffWorld Designs to get your official FanimeCon merchandise. In the back of the Hall we will have tasty food available for purchase, as well as a chill area to relax between expeditions through all the great treasures.

Charity 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, 4:00PM at Stage Zero), our Putt Putt Golf Challenge (located in the Dealers Hall), Yo-Yo Tsuri (Yo-Yo fishing) game, Art byKingyo Finni Sukui (Fish Scooping) game and Changmore 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!!

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The FanimeCon Gaming Hall returns for 2016 for 24 hours a day of non-stop gaming! The Gaming Hall is open during the whole convention, from Thursday to Monday. We have a marvelous selection of the latest and classic games in our three areas of gaming: Arcade, eGaming, and Tabletop. eGaming and Tabletop will be running events

and tournaments all weekend! For listings, information, or the latest updates please consult the pocket schedule; the eGaming or Tabletop front desks; or visit our links below: Facebook: FanimeConGamingHall Twitter: FanimeConGaming OR @FanimeConGaming Website: gaming

Gaming Hall Rules Please follow the FanimeCon 2016 Code of Conduct at all times in the Gaming Hall. FanimeCon staff reserves the right to modify the rules below at any time, in the interest of safety: • Do *NOT* tamper or move any equipment or tables/chairs. Please inform a Gaming Hall staffer in the respective areas if there is a malfunction or nonoptimal gameplay on any equipment, and DO *NOT* attempt to fix it yourself. • In the event the “Gaming Hall”/Hall 3 is at location capacity and we need to regulate access, please cooperate with our staff and Rovers. • Events and Tournaments are free of charge. Sign-ups and information are located at the eGaming or Tabletop main desks. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early before any tournament for check in! • Gaming Hall staff reserve the right to ask attendees to leave the Gaming Hall due to safety concerns and/or potential Code of Conduct violations. This rule extends to our events and tournaments. • The Gaming Hall is a harassment free zone. If you feel unsafe or need to report a problem, please flag any FanimeCon staff member and they can assist you.

Arcade Gaming Our Arcade department aims to provide you with non-stop shooting, dancing, rhythm, fighting, and catching entertainment. Challenge your friends, practice your moves, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacle. Check the website for a full listing of this year’s Arcade offerings.

E-Gaming We’ve got PC and Console games for all ages to enjoy. From retro gaming to the hottest games in town! Are you into dancing? We have just what you’re looking for. What about you handheld gamers? Don’t worry we got you! Sit back, relax, and game on!

Tabletop Gaming No electricity required! We’ve got Munchkin, Chess, Giant Jenga, Connect Four, D&D, and much more. We hold tournaments and events for many of the more popular TTRPG card games and other games – check the website or Tabletop front desk for details. You can also bring your own tabletop game to play here with friends! Just check in with us for an empty table to play at.

Late Night Game Room 18+ FanimeCon’s new 18+ Late Night Game Room is located in the Hyatt across San Carlos Street from the Hilton. A valid government photo ID will be required to enter. (Please Note: Expired IDs will not be accepted). We have some new games lined up for this room: Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens Not Safe For Work Edition, and several more. Please come by, and check it out! We will be open Fri-Sun: 10PM – 5AM.

South Hall Swap Meet Not finding what you want in the Dealer’s Hall? Looking for something a little more obscure? Be sure to swing by Swap Meet. Your fellow FanimeCon attendees have brought a wide array of anime, games, and other merchandise for you to peruse! Swap Meet will be held in the South Hall again this year on Thursday and Friday nights. Doors open at 7:30PM on Thursday, and at 8:00PM. on Friday. Make sure to swing by!

The Dojo Get to know the people behind the steel. The Bushido Department proudly presents the Twilight Knights, students of the science and

the art that is martial combat. Get to know fellow weapons and combat enthusiasts at the meet and greet and ask about each of our workshops and panels so you can plan which ones to attend.

Self-Defense for Women I One of two workshops geared just for ladies this year! Some basic self-defense knowledge is a must-have in these times and we are here to give it to you free of charge.* WARNING: Due to the nature of the topics under discussion a “Trigger Word Warning” is hereby issued!

Self-Defense for Women II After having this requested for many years Fanime now brings you the second level class in this course of instruction. More information. More situations discussed and taught. Situational training is ramped up in this course and you are being taught past the basics at this event. This is a test run for this class and there will be only 1 workshop for this the whole weekend (Held on Sunday.)!* REQUIREMENTS: MUST have attended and finished Self-Defense for Women I WARNING: Due to the nature of the topics under discussion a “Trigger Word Warning” is hereby issued!

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Self Defense for Men You asked for it and here it is! A simple basic self- defense course for men who may not want to be a martial artist but who wishes to know how to handle themselves in a confrontational situation! This workshop is just for gentlemen.*

Sword and Shield Workshop

WARNING: Due to the nature of the topics under discussion a “Trigger Word Warning” is hereby issued!

The weapon of choice for myths, stories, video games, and movies. The main combo of a knight or a noble. Come see and learn the basics of a weapon style that is so iconic in all things media! You asked for it back and FanimeCon has answered! *

Krav Maga with the Knights

Yoga with the Twilight Knights Come and have a basic Yoga workout for free! Our yearly, early morning warm ups.*

Paired Daggers Workshop One of the most beloved weapon combos, yet one of the most misunderstood. Come and try out this weapon style! You’ve asked for it for two years and now FanimeCon brings it to you!!*

The self-defense form of Israel brought to you by one of our long time practitioners. Come and learn the basics of this art form and be prepared to work out!*

Leather & Chainmail Working Panel Panel on basic leatherworking one day and how to start making chainmail on another. What tools do you need to get started? Basic skills you can start working on. 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!!


Events Archery Panel A discussion on traditional archery, archery concepts, gear and do’s and don’ts. See and learn about what you will need to start this great weapons style. Panel ONLY! No actual live firing will happen at this event!

Boffers Sales & 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 waiver (to be found online). Dress comfortable, and expect to sweat. Any unsafe behavior or not following the rules will end your session.

Cosplay Events Cosplay Gatherings Do you love a series and want to see more cosplays from your favorite series? Then the Cosplay Gatherings are for you! We have several gatherings set by cosplayers, for cosplayers, such as Disney, Shonen Jump, Marvel, and more. You can find where they are at the Cosplay Gatherings table near the entrance, or on the convention website!

Cosplayer Hangout This is your one stop shop for making your Cosplay experience a BLAST at FanimeCon! Not only do we host official Cosplay Gatherings with photographers, but we also have the Cosplay Lounge! It’s also stocked with materials in case you have a cosplay emergency, like sewing kits and hot glue. Our lounge is also a no-press zone, so come by to rest when you’ve been posing and walking around all day.

Masquerade Each year, FanimeCon holds a cosplay contest on the San Jose Civic Auditorium, featuring astounding cosplays, performances, and dance routines from anime’s newest releases to old favorites and original designs. Contestants compete for cash and make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay. FanimeCon 2016’s Masquerade will


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be held on Sunday, May 29th at 6:00 PM in the San Jose Civic Auditorium, also called The City National Civic. Show Program 5:30 PM – Doors open on Sunday May 29th at the San Jose Civic Auditorium 6:00 PM – Opening announcements and introductions 6:15 PM – Karaoke Winner’s performance 6:20 PM – First Half: Entries 1-25 7:30 PM – Intermission: 15 minute break to get up, stretch your legs. 7:45 PM – Second Half: Entries 26-55 9:00 PM – Exposition performances 9:30 PM – Extravaganza Game Show 10:30 PM – Award Announcements

Karaoke Events Open from 2PM to 2AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Karaoke is one of the most interesting rooms at the con. You can sign up for open mic karaoke, participate in one of our amazing contests, or just come and listen to all the great singers! Our database likely contains every song you have ever heard in your entire life.

Karaoke Contest Our first contest is held on Friday night. Singers first must compete in the preliminary rounds, then advance on to the final rounds for a chance at the sweet, sweet sound of victory. Check the schedule or sign for exact times.

Acoustikaraoke 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 pit their talents against one another.

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 Iron Artist 18+ Come and put your drawing skills to the test! Everyone of all skills are allowed and be chosen. Are you ready? Allez Cuisine! Or, well, draw.

Anime School Murder Mystery


School started and there has been a murder! Come and play the Werewolfinspired game with an anime twist. Are you a monster? A student? Will you make it out alive?

Cell Shading 101

Award winning cosplayer Dominique de Leon shares tips and tricks for cell shading your body and clothes!

K-Pop Dance Party Love K-Pop? Then come join our K-Pop Dance Party! Test your knowledge of the hottest K-Pop dance moves through lots of fun, entertaining games and activities!

Love Live: Hey Start Dash! Do you have what it takes to be an idol? Participate in games and competitions guided by the girls of μ’s and you too can learn to be a school idol!

Extremely Hard Anime Quiz 16+ WIN A PS4 AT THE EXTREMELY HARD ANIME QUIZ! This is a multiple-choice,

Karaoke Gong Show Sunday evening begins the foulest 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

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open-book, take-home quiz that begins 3 weeks before the con.

• Attendees may be subject to a precursory security check.

Osaka: Cries & Laughs of Japan 16+

• 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 Stations are available inside.

Had enough Kawaii and WEIRD (HEN***) at your Fanime? Stop on by for some of the scary and HILARIOUS parts of Japan in this panel about Osaka.

Visual Kei: Bands for the Fans 16+

Want to rock out and watch your favorite anime OP by a band whose members have more fun cosplaying than you? Come on by and let’s rock in style!

Anime Cosplay Chess

Anime characters are floating through dimensions, finding their way to FanimeCon. But never fear, There’s nothing a Gallifreyan Chess Board can’t fix!

Free v. KNB Rap Battle! 16+

In a three versus three battle of wit and word, Iwatobi and Samezuka duke it out with the Generation of Miracles!

Ouran High School Host Club

You’re cordially invited to spend some time with the Ouran High School Host Club! Join us for skits, activities, and games! Come by anytime!

Foam Fabrication

Dominique de Leon, award-winning cosplayer, gives insight on foam fabrication from prop weapons, to armor, masks, and helmets. Learn pattern making, essential supplies, painting basics, and get all of your foam-smithing questions answered!

Dance Dance will be returning to FanimeCon 2016! Check out your pocket guide or the website at for date and location details for about our evening dances!

Dance Rules The FanimeCon Code of Conduct applies to the Dance with the following additional rules. Failure to comply will lead to ejection from the dance and possible suspension of FanimeCon membership privileges. • Once you leave the dance event area, you will have to wait in line to re-enter.

• Bags will not be allowed in to the dance (even if it’s part of your cosplay). Fan Storage is available in the Hilton Market Room. Small purses, personal pouches, and storage components on cosplays are subject to inspection prior to being admitted into the dance. • Prescription medicines will not be allowed in the dance. Fan Storage is available in the Hilton. • 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 may be asked to put away props of any size if they are determined to be 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 present an immediate danger to others (I.E.: LED SWINGING POI GLOBES).  • No “Laser Gloves” or laser pointers will be allowed.  • E-Cigarette use or vaping inside the convention center is strictly prohibited and illegal. Vapes and e-cigarettes are not allowed in to the dance. If you are caught with one inside, you will be ejected. • Only authorized personnel are allowed on the stage.  • No prop or coat check is available inside the dance. All unattended items will be picked up and turned in to “Lost and Found”. Fan Storage and Lost & Found is located in the Hilton.

Notice Do not enter the dance if you do not wish to be subject to the following: Crowd photo release form: please be aware that by entering this area, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation,

in films and tapes for exploitation in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release FanimeCon, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature. Photosensitivity and risk of seizure warning: Performances incorporate strobes and strobe-based effects. Atmospheric effect warning: Performances might incorporate use of a haze machine. Hydration station relocation: For FanimeCon 2016 dance, hydration and water stations have been relocated from the hallway to room 233. Age restrictions: The dance is open to all ages. However, we suggest that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by a responsible adult after 10PM. The lyrical content may not be suitable for those under 18. Private event notice: The FanimeCon dance is a private event hosted for the attendees and members of FanimeCon. An official FanimeCon badge is required for entry on days 1, 2, and 3. Admission tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. Unattended items: All unattended items will be picked up and turned into “lost and found”.

Idris’ Closet 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: Marriott San Carlos Room Hours: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday:

3:00PM – 8:00PM, 9:30AM – 7:00PM, 9:30AM – 7:00PM Open in the morning for donations



It’s time for an evening of fun and elegance at the ninth annual Black & White Ball! Put on your favorite dancing shoes and don your best formal wear or formal cosplay. Join us for great music, photography, and (of course) hours of dancing! Not sure how to dance? Don’t worry: The Black & White Ball staff offer group dance lessons every day leading up to the ball! A handful of private lessons will also be offered on a first-come, first-serve 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 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-aWish Foundation.

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Not 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)

Men’s button-up short-sleeve shirts; T-shirts; tank tops; muscle shirts; tube tops; crop tops; ripped shirts; not wearing a shirt

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)

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)

Accessories: Ties; gloves; jewelry; formal hats; masks

Weapon props

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 or at the FanimeCon forums:,19101


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Idris’ Closet

211 Speed Dating Ninja Games

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Market Terrace

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Con Ops Peacebonding


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Nostalgia Room LL20B Asian Films Room LL20C Idea Tree

To Fairmont Hotel Panels Fan Events

Marathon Room LL20D

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Industry Room LL21 A/B Video Main LL21 C/D Film Room LL21 E/F


Market Room Item Check


To Civic Auditorium (across from San Carlos St.) MusicFest Masquerade

To Hyatt Place To Parkside Hall (across from San Carlos St.) (next to Tech Museum) Late Night Tabletop Gaming Black and White Ball

Hilton Front Desk


Winchester Room Parents Lounge

Almaden Ballroom

The Dojo






Piedmont Manga Lounge Sacramento

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Cupertino Hillsborough

Glen Ellen


Redwood Paseo California

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Valley Fan Events 2

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Crossroads Club

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Guest Services

Front Desk

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Guests of Honor 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 (driver’s license, ID card, passport, etc.) is required.

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Guests of Honor Panels

Life as an RPG

Acting/Voice Acting in Japan

Where GoH Sky Williams talks with you all about the way he sees life and how to level up.

Join guest of honor Masaya Matsukaze as he discusses his acting and voice acting careers, and answers questions from the audience.

(Mis)adventures of a Blonde Geisha

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.

Character Designing Guest of honor and experienced animator Yoshihiro Watanabe discusses the ins and outs of character designing in this informative hour-long panel.

Cosplay Careers GoH Aicosu teaches all about using your convention and cosplay experience in the working world. Including resumes, portfolios, and connections!

Cosplay Makeup From foundation to FX blood, Aicosu covers everything cosplay makeup! Including body paint, fake tattoos, contouring, bald caps, contacts, and more.

Destination: Tokyo! GoH Lisle Wilkerson, who is doing work for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, provides you the best, most current information on planning a trip to Tokyo!

Games with Guests Come out for a special FanimeCon Game Show where you have a chance to play games with our GoHs, Cristina Vee and Lisle Wilkerson, and win cash prizes!

How to be a Smash God Learn tips and tricks to playing Super Smash Bros. the best that you possibly can from GoH Sky Williams.

Late Night Illustrator Madness 18+ Join R18 game illustrator Yoshihiro Watanabe aka Moo°C Dan for some after dark antics we couldn’t schedule during the daytime!

GoH Lisle Wilkerson shares her adventures growing up in Japan and as a Japanese voice actress. She’ll answer all your questions about Japan too!

Official Sailor Moon Panel Join VIZ Media staff & cast member Cristina Vee from the legendary series for updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide!

Posing Like a Pro All about posing! Tips and tricks for handling pictures at a con, getting the most out of a photoshoot, and more! Aicosu helps you get the best shot!

The Career of Daisuke Sakaguchi Closing in on 25 years in the biz, guest of honor Daisuke Sakaguchi discusses voice acting and answers a few questions from fans.

Yokai: Kitsune 1 Introduction The kitsune (fox) is one of Japan’s most popular supernatural beasts. Let’s discuss its depiction in traditional tales, manga, anime, and live action.

Yokai: Kitsune 2 Kuzunoha One of the most famous kitsune in Japanese lore is Kuzunoha. Here’s your chance to learn about this famous fox woman and the tales associated with her.

Industry Panels

Q&A with Cristina Vee

Ask a Game Dev: Localization

Voice actress Cristina Vee has over 100 anime and video game roles to her name. Come ask Cristina all your questions at this Q&A!

What’s it like to localize one of Japan’s biggest mobile games? The developers of Colopl Rune Story get brutally honest- Ask us anything! (Free Swag!)

Q&A with Da-iCE

Behind Genesis 3 16+

After seeing them in concert last night, get to know MusicFest headliner Da-iCE better as they answer all your burning questions!

Learn behind the scenes of the history, return, planning, organizing, and running of one of the largest Smash Tournaments in Northern California

Q&A with Daisuke Sakaguchi

Crunchyroll Industry panel

Daisuke Sakaguchi has voiced many anime characters over his 25-year voice acting career. Come ask Mr. Sakaguchi your questions at this Q&A panel!

Hear about the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. Prizes given out and a gift for all who attend.

Q&A with Masaya Matsukaze

Dark Horse Manga

From Super Sentai to anime, Masaya Matsukaze has done it all. Come ask Mr. Matsukaze your questions at this Q&A panel!

S.L.A.Y. (Sky League and You) GoH Sky Williams wants to talk to you all, so come out to talk to him in this engaging Q&A.

Dark Horse Manga is premiering eight new titles in 2016! Please come by our panel to see special previews, bring your questions, and win prizes!

Official Gaia Panel Meet Gaia’s staff and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Join our Q&A session and expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!


Panels Working in the K-Pop Industry Is working in K-Pop as glamorous as it sounds? From working with K-Pop artists, a hectic schedule, to scandals, find out what happens behind-the-scenes.

Fan Panels

Adventure Time Roundtable What panel is it? ADVENTURE TIME! Come for a roundtable discussion of all the weird little themes and references in the Land of Ooo!

An Engineer’s Guide to Cosplay A look at planning costumes with an engineer’s perspective. Topics include support concepts, materials, connections, and drawing before building.

An Uncensored Hentai Review! 18+ Glitch the Digital Demon welcomes you as he reviews a hentai episode, prizes, stupid questions, and more! Just like his podcast, but uncensored!

Anime Shopping from Japan Anime goods are great, but it can be hard to find the exact thing you want, I shall help you in your quest to find that item.

Anime to See Before You Die 18+ Thought provoking, bizarre, and historically significant anime covering mature topics! Don’t regret missing out: start your anime bucket list today!

Anime: Spirituality & You Discover spirituality and energy concepts in anime taken from eastern religions. Learn to feel energy with your hands and potential applications.

Anime’s Fiercest Females Anime has had many strong female protagonists through the years. Get


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acquainted with the passionate, tough, and daring ladies of anime in this panel.

Back in my Day Anime Looking for old anime titles to become new favorites? Join us as we talk about our personal “classics”, and share some of yours as well.

Bad Hentai 18+ There’s EVEN MORE bad hentai out there. Why not spend a few hours with us as we go over some more of the worst offenders?

Basics of Cosplay Armor Making Have you been thinking about making armor but have no idea where to start? Join Vash Fanatic to learn about different materials and tools!

Beachapalooza 2k16! Grab your cheeseburger backpack, eat a Cookie Cat, and join the cast of Steven Universe for a fun all-ages Q&A panel!

Bible Black Live Dub


Two amateur voice actors attempt to dub over a live video of the world’s most infamous hentai, Bible Black.

Big Hero 6 PJ Panel 16+ Have you ever wanted to question your favorite BH6 character while they are sleep deprived? Then join us as our fav heroes answer your questions in their PJs!

Books for Learning about Japan Japan is an incredibly complex culture, and many books have been written about it. Come learn about some of the best books for a wide range of topics.

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Cosplay Filmmaking: 101 A special presentation on how to produce your own indie Cosplay/Action film utilizing today’s technology & resources.

Cosplay Fitness Getting into shape takes a lot of motivation, and cosplay can be that drive! Come check out Cosplay Fitness for real, useful info and tips!

Cosplay, History, & You! Do you enjoy Renfaire, history, or simply looking for a new challenge? Come and learn what it takes to cosplay your favorite historic figures.

Creating Your Own

Card Games Got an idea for a card/board game? Hear about and discuss the design and process for an indie table game, from the makers of one nearly a year in development.

Crunchyroll Simulcast Preview Looking for something new to watch this season? Join Crunchyroll as they highlight some of the latest anime hitting this simulcast season.

Cthulhu for President! 16+ Cthulhu for President! Come learn about the candidate who can promise and deliver REAL change! Make America crazy again!

CWF: Fanimania III 18+ Who will be champion? Who will win the hearts of the fans? All of these questions will be answered at Fanimania III!

EarthBound Saga Chapter 5

Fire Emblem Appreciation Panel 16+

Award-winning filmmakers, Jeff & Robbie Benson present their latest installment in the film series, EarthBound Saga: Chapter 5. Followed by Q&A.

Fire Emblem’s back. After a three-year hiatus the franchise is back! Let’s discuss and celebrate the greatest Nintendo franchise of all time.

Fabric Choice for Cosplay

Foundation Garments in Cosplay 16+

The right fabrics can make all the difference in cosplay. Learn the basics of textile types, their uses, and how to effectively choose materials.

Fanfiction Roulette 16+ The Lion King meets Phoenix Wright? Somebody wrote it! Come by, put a fictional work in a jar, and let’s read!

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.

Dealing with Creepers

Fanfiction Writing 120

Creepers! How to avoid them and not become one yourself. Some good advice on dealing with them at the con and how to not accidentally become one.

Still have nagging questions about fanfiction writing? We’ll have answers at this free-forall discussion about all things fanfiction!

Deconstructing Kon Anime director Satoshi Kon was a master of his craft. Join us as we delve into the man, his works, his techniques, and show clips from his filmography.

Dragon Age Otome 16+ We know you like Dragon Age for the romances. But so do we! Come join us to have a chance at your favorite DA characters (and prizes)!

DraMaticalMurDer 18+ Come see DraMaticalMurDer at its best, in this 18+ panel full of yaoi fanservice and, of course, your questions for the cast.

Dungeons & Dragon Age 16+ Join some of the most powerful people in Thedas as we do our best to play through some D&D style scenarios; we need your help to save our game!

Fanfiction Writing 201 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 18+ Writing sex scenes is its own unique challenge. This revised panel will systematically guide you through the process from beginning to climax!

Fanimad Libs After Hours 18+ You mean she’s going to (verb) his (noun)!? Fill in the (adjective) details at Fanimad Libs After Hours.

Fazio vs Anime: 5 YEARS! 16+ Comedian Fazio celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of his no-holds-barred hate fest. No topic is off limits. Special surprises and prizes!

This panel will discuss masculine and feminine undergarments for changing body shape, keeping body parts and underwear hidden, especially for crossplay.

Fully Unscripted Improv Show 16+ Fully Unscripted presents an improv comedy show in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Join us and provide suggestions, ask questions, and ROFL.

Game Master Round Table 16+ Focusing on tabletop roleplaying games, these GM’s, DM’s, & storytellers will discuss topics like problem players and creative slumps.

Gaming Channel Tips/Tricks Gaming is the second most popular form of Internet videos next to music. Come learn some tricks to get ahead!

Haikyuu!! Q&A Panel 18+ Come and see your favorite Karasuno (and rival) players answer questions and attempt dares! Plus, one lucky guest will win a mystery Haikyuu!! prize!

Halo Costuming with the 405th Halo armor and similar style building guidelines. Join us and learn the basics and ask us anything as well!

Hangin’ with the Crystal Gems Join the Crystal Gems in this fun interactive experience. Play truth or dare with the characters and sing songs from the popular show.


Panels Hetalia: Nation’s Nonsense 16+ It’s another year for another meeting with your favorite nations. Join us for a Q & A and a truth or dare round with your lovely nations.

Hideo Kojima Panel 16+ Hideo Kojima, one of video gaming’s few auteurs, is now independent. In this panel, we will discuss his life, Metal Gear, and some of his lesser known works.

Homestuck is Anime 18+ Join the Dancestor and Ancestors in a Q&A about anything your little human heart desires. Also, any cosplay questions you may have about the gray.

How to Foamsmith for Cheap Make Awesome armor/props without breaking the bank.

HunterxHunter Q&A 16+ Want to become a Hunter? Need help? Come and see the best Hunters, from the Zoldyck family to the Kurta clan, as they try to help you pass the exam!

Improv 101/Workshop Fully Unscripted presents everything you need to know to get started in improvisational acting. Think you’re not funny? No problem!

Intro to Cosplay Photography Want to start photographing cosplayers? Looking for photo editing tips? Need a general cosplay photography overview? This is the panel for you!

Introducing Soubi Yamamoto 16+ Soubi Yamamoto spins fantastic Boys Love tales. Come see which eyecatching animated work sits right with you.


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Is It Real!? The Loadout 16+ Blade Basics is back! Learn the difference between functional and display. Now with a brief prop weapon safety portion and extended Q&A.

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.

Japanese 102: Anime Edition A continuation of Japanese 101: Anime Edition. More advanced topics in Japanese, all from anime, manga, light novels, and other otaku goodies.

JoJo’s Bizarre Fan Panel 16+ A fan panel celebrating the epic anime and manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Including trivia and posing contests with exciting prizes!

JPop Queen: Ayumi Hamasaki 101 “Give it up for the queen–Ayumi Hamasaki!” Who is this queen? Learn about a Japanese pop legend while being greatly entertained at the same time!

Kirbopher’s Flashstravaganza Meet Animation Artist & Voice Actor Chris “Kirbopher” Niosi! Learn about internet content creation, animation, and more!

KNB Ask & Fanservice 18+ Join Kuroko, Kagami, and the Generation of Miracles as they answer your questions and deliver fanservice in the name of sports anime madness!

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.

Leveling Up Your Cosplay You’ve scrounged at thrift stores, now it’s time to make it from scratch! Learn all of the basics you’ll need to take things to the next level.

Local Cosplay Resources Utilizing local resources for DIY Cosplay. We will discuss what we know about acquiring different materials, and tips for beginners.

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 A panel where you can come meet the members of µ’s and ask them questions, win prizes, and watch them perform!

Make Your Own Kimono! Come learn to make your own kimono! This is a hands-on panel in 1/6 scale, but the concepts and techniques work for full size as well.

Makeup for Dudes Yes, it is okay for guys to wear makeup. If the world of cosmetics seems intimidating and confusing to you then stop on by.

Manga as Literature: Naruto Learn about reading Naruto as more than just a story, and improve your reading of your favorite books as literature.

Miraculous Ladybug Panel Claws out! Come join the Miraculous Ladybug cast as they take your questions and dares! Not spoiler free!

“My Immortal” Live Reading 18+

Ouran Host Club Q&A

A live fan reading, in cosplay, of the infamous fan fiction, “My Immortal.”

Feel free to drop by and break a vase! All of our lovely hosts are here to answer your questions and woo you with their charms.


Owari no Seraph Q & A

How to survive the convention food scene!

Nerd Courting 18+ Discussing and understanding dating in the nerd community, how it functions, and why it’s so different. Funny personal stories and lots of Q&A.

Oh the (Animated) Horror! 18+ Ultra-violence. Demons and ghosts. Psychological thrillers. Sink your fangs into titles old and new as we explore the darkness that anime has to offer!

Osomatsu-San Q&A Panel 16+ The Matsuno brothers have taken time out of their busy schedules to come answer questions and take dares! Come and see your favorite six same faces!

Otome in the USA Learn about what visual novels and anime are legally available for otome fans in the USA.

Who would win: vampires or humans? The Demon Moon Company and the vampires have called a ceasefire to answer questions, take dares, and offer trivia!

Past & Future of Mobile Gaming Past, Present,and Future of Mobile Gaming: Join mobile game publisher Kick9 for a behind the scenes look at Kick9’s latest and upcoming games.

Post-Con Depression Don’t let Post-Con Depression get you down! Join us and learn the coping skills and techniques to get you through the sadness!

Professor Oak’s Late Night Lab 18+ It’s that time again, 18+ boys and girls, for late night POKEMON FANIMECON FUN!! Join us for an evening of laughs, games, and maybe even some hentai...

really get noticed. Bring all your questions and get serious answers!

Puroresu: A Guide to NJPW Why is New Japan Pro Wrestling the best anime this year? Let’s YEAOOH! and find out in this guide to one of Japan’s pro wrestling promotions!

Quiz Quest: Undertale Quiz Quest is here! The first head-tohead trivia VIDEO GAME at Fanime! Compete for fabulous prizes, defeat powerful enemies, and make it out alive.

Rainbow Rumpus Party House 16+ Homestuck fans rejoice, the Rainbow Rumpus Party House is back! Come see your favorite Beta Kids and Trolls play truth or dare!

Ren’py and RPG Design Learn how to write and program roleplaying games in Ren’Py, the free Python-based visual novel engine!

Ridiculous J-Music Videos 16+

Promote Your Book!

Japan has a reputation for being weird. Come see all sorts of ridiculous music videos from the Land of the Rising Sun – or anywhere!!

Learn how to break into book selling and

RWBY Fan Panel Are you a bigger RWBY fan than us? Probably. Either way come and join us for the latest news on RWBY and win some prizes.

Sewing Lolita A presentation on how to sew lolita garments. We’ll cover how to get started, plus tips and tricks for the more advanced. Bring any questions you have.

SHSL: Q&Dare Ready for a hope-filled, despair-induced hour? Hop on in to hang out with our talented students and ask tons of questions! Art by ZambiCandy


Panels So You Want to Be a Jedi? Let us guide you on ways to make your Jedi costume look good by either making it yourself, buying it or doing a combination of both.

Social Anxiety, Cons, & Beyond If anxiety is getting to you a bit, then stop on by to learn some techniques and coping skills.

Starship Design for Sci-Fi If you’ve ever wanted to design plausible starships and machines for your sci-fi story, but had no idea where to begin, this is the panel for you.

TG’s Vidya Roulette Tournament A videogame tournament that’s truly mysterious! Join stream team True Giants as they bring their take on Starcade to Fanime!

The Comedy Club at Fanime 16+ Fanime’s stand-up comedy show continues its tradition of having comedians lampoon anime and all things geeky. Come on down and prepare for hilarity!

The Golden Age of Table Gaming 16+ Tabletop games are getting more popular by the minute, but why should you care about them? Come check out why you should care about tabletop gaming.

The History of My Little Pony My Little Pony didn’t begin or end with Friendship is Magic. Let us take you on a tour four generations to the present!

The Legend of Shenmue 16+ Shenmue debuted in 1999 and the legend carries on into 2017. This panel will be a crash course for those who haven’t played the Shenmue series yet.


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The Mystery of Gravity Falls

VKEI 102: Visual Shock Crimes 18+

Our panel is a handful of cosplayers, answering and debating fan theories and questions in character.

The craziest videos Japan has to offer! We guarantee that the images shown will shock you! Nudity & gore will be present, as well as other surprises!

The Physics of Anime The title’s a joke: there are none! Join us as we analyze enough physical crimes to make Einstein, Maxwell, and Schrödinger roll in their graves!

The Return of the Comedy Club 16+ The Comedy Club at Fanime Returns for a second night! In a leaner, one hour form.

Voice Acting with Hentai III 18+ Round 3 of Voice Acting with Hentai, where classy fellows such as yourself do classic voice overs of your favorite scenes. We do it for the story.


Tokyo Ghoul re:Play 16+

Weird Retrogaming Anime

A Tokyo Ghoul ask panel. Join your favorite ghouls and ghoul investigators for an interactive panel filled with improv games, a Q&A session, and more!

Retrogames and anime, two great tastes that go really strangely together! We’ll be taking a look at anime- old and newbased on classic videogames!

Tough Crowd 18+

Working in the Anime Industry

A comedic discussion panel about various topics in the anime community.

Touring Japan Find out the difference between going to Japan through a travel agency and on your own.

Tripping the Anime Rift Join in and explore the history of science fiction in anime! We’ll also take a look into the future and see what’s coming down the worm-hole next!

Undertale Q&A Welcome to the underground! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a Q&A with everyone’s favorite human and monsters! Come join us for games, prizes and fun!

VKEI 101: Visual Shock History Join A-To-J Connections as they dissect the Visual Kei scene! From X JAPAN and BUCKTICK, to Mejibray and Dir en grey, we will cover it all!

Wonder what it’s like working in the anime industry? Join Crunchyroll & possible other reps as they discuss working in the crazy world of anime.

Yaoi Bingo, hosted by YaoiCon 16+ Like yaoi? Like bingo? Then we’ve got THE event for you! Come play for prizes and watch cute boys strip for your viewing pleasure.

You’re not a REAL geek! Let’s chat about bullying, psychology principles that drive our needs, and how to beat impostor syndrome to become more inclusive as geeks and nerds.

Art by Nancy Tsai


Video Themed Events Video Themed Rooms AMV Events Asian Film Room Late Night

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Video Programming For over 22 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 enjoy in our video rooms. Our AMV Contest, Robot Armageddon, Anime Abridged screenings, and the Famous Marathon room are just some of the things you can do during your days at the con. At night, we have special programs such as Midnight Madness, Hentai Nights, and Anime Anarchy. The video rooms are a perfect way to unwind or take a break from the hot weather. Come join us and see why FanimeCon’s video rooms are considered the best.

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!

Video Room Events Classic Anime Hell

Friday 10 PM – Video Room Main LL21 C/D Come and see a classic screening from the depths of Anime Hell from a time long past. Will you see Forklift Driver Klaus – The First Day on the job? Will Hard Gay make an appearance or will he be rejected by Don Hertzfeldt? Well, you’ll just have to come on in to the mouth of madness to see.

Anime Hell


Saturday 10 PM – Video Room Main LL21 C/D

FanimeCon has nothing but love for AMVs and the people who make them. Those of us at Video Programing like to give AMVs the spotlight they deserve by showcasing their works in different events throughout the con. So come and show your love for AMVs and their creators!

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, and film trailers from Japan and elsewhere. Unfunny cable TV clip shows cannot compare to the live group fun of Anime Hell!

Anime Music top 100 videos Fri – Mon Video Room Main Video Room Main LL21 C/D It has been 10 years since we started this event, not only for the fans, but also for the AMV creators so the best can shine. Come and see what 10 years looks like in our 4-day event counting down the best AMVs of all time.This is a great way to experience the past and present in the Anime Music Video world. (The top 100 list is graciously taken from

Anime Music best of 2016 Sunday 6 PM. – Video Room Main LL21 C/D Are you ready to experience the best AMVs of 2016? Well, we have the expert opinions at, 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

Trigger Finger Fan Parodies Film Room LL21 E/F Get ready to peel back your eyelids and inject your corneas with 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 Video Room Main LL21 C/D Making another appearance after 12 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, showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials.

Robot Armageddon VII Sunday 4 PM – Video Room Main LL21 C/D 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 FanimeCon’s 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!

The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd Video Room Main LL21 C/D Enjoy viewing YouTube video gameplay and game reviews? Well, we have something special for you! How does videos from The Angry Video Game Nerd sound? 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 Video Room Main LL21 C/D 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.


Video The Best of Zero Punctuation Video Room Main LL21 C/D Zero Punctuation is The Escapist’s groundbreaking video review series starring Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. Every Wednesday, Zero Punctuation 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.

Video Game Movies Friday – Monday – Video Room Main LL21 C/D Many video games these days have enough in-game cinematica 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/ cinematics and show them as if they were a movie (with gameplay intelligently mixed in). Come join us for these memorable moments in gaming!

It Came From the NET...... Friday 12 AM Video Room Main LL21 C/D Come with us as we showcase some of the best, craziest, well-made, fan movies. Movies so well made it blows your mind and makes you wonder why Hollywood hasn’t made something like this yet. Will we see unauthorized something-Rangers? Maybe the Apprentice or will Kung Fury tell us he’s a cop? Come in and witness what came from beyond the net.

Themed Rooms Nostalgia Room LL20B 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 from the 60’s all the way to the 90’s. It showcases 60’s classics (Astro Boy, Pirate Captain Harlock, Devilman, etc.) to modern 80’s and 90’s classics (Kimagure Orange Road,


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Project A, 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 a more recent fan, come and see what turned many people into anime fans!

Omake/Film Room Film Room LL21 E/F 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.

Abridged Series Screenings Omake/Film Room Fri – Mon LL21 E/F 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!

Marathon Room LL20D Has an anime ever piqued your curiosity, but you didn’t have the time to watch 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 LL20A 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 shows as recent as right before FanimeCon!

Industry Room LL21 A/B Various offerings presented by the anime publishers who make it their mission to bring our favorite shows to us through online streaming, DVDs and BluRay. 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!

Asian Films LL20C 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 intrigues and dramas, to the high-flying action of the latest Kung-Fu movies, we have a sampling sure to impress. So come and watch for a while, Grasshopper!

Late Night 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 including campy cult classics and eclectic oddities.

Anime Anarchy Fri – Mon 12 AM Cutting Edge Room LL20A Too extreme for the light of day! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hordes 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 old-school otaku.

Midnight Madness Sat 12 AM Film Room LL21 E/F Some otaku hear voices…Voices that say something completely different…Sometimes, they do what the voices say…Welcome to the twisted bizarro-world of fan-made 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.

Hentai Nights (18+) Fri 12 AM Industry Room LL21 A/B Sat – Sun 12 AM Main Video room LL21 C/D 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+) Sun 12 AM Main Video room LL21 C/D 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!

Bad Hentai (18+) Sun Following the HMV Main Video room LL21 C/D

talking about. Come bring your voices and laughter like you were at a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Room. Partake in stuff so bad it’s good.

YaoiCon presents Yaoi Madlibs! (18+) Fri 10 PM Industry Room LL21 A/B Come one, come all to an evening of yaoi hilarity and bishounen acting out our collective madlibs! It’s the kind of fun that only YaoiCon can bring you!

YaoiCon Presents YaoiCon Panel & Yaoi Bingo (18+) Sat 9 PM Industry Room LL21 A/B Please bring your own writing material for the event.  Bingo Cards are 50 cents each or 5 for $2. YaoiCon brings one of the signature events to FanimeCon again with Yaoi Bingo, serviced by our boys. Join us on Saturday night for rounds of not-so-traditional Bingo and win fabulous prizes (and interesting entertainment provided by the bishies to celebrate your win)!

YaoiCon Presents Hot Yaoi Nights (18+) Sat and Sun 12 PM Industry Room LL21 A/B It’s raining bishonen! Two naughty nights of adult anime and live events dedicated to men who love men, and the women who love to watch them love each other. Usually written by and for straight women (and oft appreciated by gay men), YAOI is known for emotionally-complex storytelling akin to romance novels, with a delicious whippedcream dollop of male bonding on top. You know you’re curious… YAOI [n. ya-oh-ee] acronym for: “YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi” and “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itai!” Self-deprecating genre label for homo-erotic manga and anime. Some prefer the more humorously descriptive alternative: “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itaii!” it will be held in the industry room at midnight.

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FanimeCon 2016 Staff List Chair Team

Evan J. (Head) William W. (Head) Claudia W. (Head) Eric W. (Head)

Fan Services Jonathan C. (Head) Carla M. (Second)

Artist Alley

Masato K. (Head) Katrina S. (Second) Ted B. Sue C. Marc D. Khoi D. Brad F. Jeremy L. Miki M. Roberto S. Christine W. Sierra Y.

Art Gallery Stephanie Z.

Dealer’s Room

Jonathan Y. (Head) Camilla W. (Co-Head) Amir S. (Second) Tate B. Anthony B. Ray C. Katelyn G. Tori G. Olivia J. Jack J. Ernesto M. James N. Ron O. Zoe O. Caitlin P. Brandon P. Leo R. Lawrence R. Brian R. Gilberto H. Adam S. Sara V.

Fan Storage

Calvin C. (Head) Angela L. (Second) Takeo M. (Second) Jonell A. Zakiya B. Adam B. Mark C. Jonathan D. Julius G. Tareq H. Andrew H. Norilo I. Nick I. Justin L. Nancy L. Christian N. Khai P. Kevin T. Ranier T. Terry W. David Y.


Khang N. (Head) Arianna G.(Second) Samantha H. (Second) Jensine A. Chris B. Sthen C. Francisco C. Ruby C. David C. Lucas C. Alisha C. Jonathan C. Derik C. Kathy C. Eric C. Jennifer H. Holly H. Zak K. Rachael K. Henry L. Melissa L. Vicki L. Marc M. Alvin O. April P.


Anthony P. Henry S. Liang S. Katrina S. Kristine T. Khoa T. Jennifer T. Victoria U. Spencer V. Nicole W. Frank W. Edwin Y. Jessica Y. Lucy Y. Cassandra Z.

Lillian C. Darius D. Justin H. Taylor L. Rowan M.

Swap Meet

Environmental Branding

Benjamin L. (Head) Minnie B. Andrew C. Maria C. Kevin L. Anthony M. Tony T.

Communications Milton L. (Co-Head) Michael L. (Co-Head)

Creative Services Amanda C. (Head) Nancy T. (Second) George C.

Artist Pool Finni C. Stephanie K. Jennifer K. Brittany N. Erica O. Tabitha R. Elda T.


Stacy L. Lauren P. Daria R. Deanna T. Tsz W. Andrew Y.


Aaron L. (Co-Head) Michael L. (Co-Head) Phyllis D. Stephanie L.

Content Daniella O.

Aaron A. (Head) Sea K. (Second) Cynthia C. Jed F. Jenna H. David K. Tyson L. Linh N. Lily T. Andrew T.


Andrew L. (Head) Justin A. Joe C. Olivia K. Michelle L. Tyler Q. Ninarose R. Ashley V.


Aaron L. (Head) Alex M. (Second) Linda F. Elaine H. Missy L. Janelle M. Aimee N. Ian P. Jesus R.

Web Team

Milton L. (Co-Head) Steve Y.(Co-Head)

Aaron L. (Head) Phyllis D. (Second) Mikael P. Rajan S.




Sam W. (Head)

Photography John L. (Head) Kirk E. (Second) Madison B. Sen G. Alexander H. Amna K. Yan K. Isobel M. Sharon P. Lo S.

Professional Registration Fortunato A. Cheri G. Mark S. David T.

Promotions Steve Y. (Head)

Mobile App Ahmed B. (Head)

Social Media

Milton L. (Head) Deborah W. (Second)

Prize Coordination Scott R. (Head)


Candice C. (Head) Tina S. (Second) Oscar C. AnneMarie C. Kat C.

By Fans, For Fans

Rena W. (Head) Miko E. (Second) Alex N. (Second) Bev S. (Second) Alex S. (Second) Donna T. (Second) Ian M. Chris W.


Erik H. (Head) Joshua A. (Second) Warton C. (Second) Jo C. (Second) Emily H. (Second) Jami M. (Second) Ari N. (Second) Peter N. (Second) Bryan Y. (Second) Tim A. Thomas A. Edgar A. Eric B. Mike B. Thomas B. Anthony C. Russell C. Kassandra C. Destiny D. Julie D. Isaac D. Ryuku G. Daniel G. Burt H. Nic H. Jon H. Brian H. Juan J. Kyou K. Wilson L. Eric L. Esther L. Peter L. Tiffany L. Jerimy M. Megan M. Diane N. Jastin O. Anthony O.

Sal O. Guillermo O. JEROME P. Antonio R. Yi R. John R. Johnny R. Allen S. Nessa S. Arthur S. Chris T. Fei-Long T. Henry T. Amie T. Andrew W. Dylan W. Sylvia W. Christina W. Peter W. Dominic Y. Jacqueline Y.


Felicito S. (Head) Robert B. (Second) Kelly L. (Second) Casey R. (Second) Vivian T. (Second)


Daniel R. (Head) Kevin S. (Second) Valentino A. Patricia A. AJ C. Walter C. Melissa F. Daniel G. Daniel K. Raymond L. Poya M. Paul M. Derek S. Matthew S. Phung T. Kage W. Jeffrey Y.


Krizthal C. (Head) Andrew B. (Second) Sonny G. (Second) Kristen G. (Second) Cameron T. (Second) Julia V. (Second) Cuauhtemoc B. Giancarlo B. Christopher B. John C. Jacqueline C. Victoria C. Jenai C. Cameron C. James C. Patricia R. Carlo C. Kevin D. Megan E. Cam E. RJ F. Kimberly G. William H. Jaryd H. Simon H. Cristian J. Ian J. Christopher K. Corin K. Duy-An L. Hebe L. Jason L. Megan L. Karen L. Mattison L. Mikey M. Cristian M. Ross M. Cesar A. Abe N. Shawn N. Graham O. Zoe P. Selena P. Anthony P. Vlad P. Astrid P. Phillip R. Andrew S. Diego S. Stephanie S. Ray S. Ceaira S. Stephan S. Jorge U. Chris V. Craig Y. Sonny Y.

Tabletop Gaming Logan K. (Head) Albert C. (Second) Sami H. (Second) Jennifer I. (Second) Casey M. (Second) Sherwin M. (Second) Julia P. (Second) Matthew A. Vallance A. Archie B. Gabby B. Steven B. Lisa B. Melinda B. Sarah B. Aaron C. Nicholas C. Rosanna C. Dante C. Anna D. Genny D. John E. Shelly F. Kyle F. Gabriel G. Jonathan G. Howard H. Cameron H. Molly H. Craig H. Simon H. Aukusitino L. Christopher L. Claudia L. Victoria M. Maria M. Daniel M. Kira N. Karla T. Robert P. Sylvain R. Cameron S. Russell S. Courtney S. Leroy S. Joanna S. Ian S. David T. Binh T. David T. Samantha V. Tony V. Bichen W. Daniel W.


Tommy P. (Head) Ska B. (Second) Branden F. (Second) Nolan L. Charleett R. Heaven S. Valerie S. Elliot T. Elly W. Edward X.


Bryan C. (Head) Adrienne A. (Second) Sydney M. (Second) Tommy Z. (Second) David B. Caitlin B. Steve B. Ben C. Madison C. Pauleen D. Micah D. Joseph D. Adolfo F. Steven G. Karris G. Keno I. Kelsey L. Ryan M. Marc M. Corinne O. Maxine N. Paul N. Roland N. Donovan O. Briana P. Ronna P. Raymond Q. Ruby R. David S. Kane W. Alexis W. Catherine W.


Benjamin H. (Head) Kevin B. Jessica C. Amber D. Gabrielle G.

Amelia H. Joshua J. Carl K. Otter K. Sophia L. Tommy L. Elizabeth N. Joshua P. Russell S. Ryan U. Tom W.

Fan Events

Shirley F. (Head) Mallory B. Marissa L. Charlie N.

Game Show Scott R. (Head) Britt H. Bryce M. Angeline M. Hoan T.

Manga Lounge Ian M. (Head) Ivy L. Brandon M. Erin M. Jarvis N. Ronnie N. Deirdre R.

Speed Dating Donna T. (Head) Yen D. (Second) London P. (Second) Irisa T. (Second) Justice B. Patricia B. Shirley C. Erin C. Danie C. George C. Danny H. Alison H. Radford L. Vincent L. Victor L. Matthew M. Alex O. Dylan P. Wayland S. Alex S. Jack T. Jessica Y.

Info Desk

Albert T. (Head) Ignacio D. (Second) Alex K. (Second) Sarah M. (Second) Ramsey P. (Second) Jackie S. (Second) Anthony A. Carina A. Adriano A. Hailey B. Miguel B. Jeffrey B. Jordan B. Sydney B. Chase C. Kyanna C. Jessica C. Maia D. Christian E. Jo E. Osvaldo F. Mason G. Brianna G. Katt H. Ashley J. Kisa K. Joseph L. Jacob L. Karen L. Enrique L. Neha N. Stephanie P. Nicholas R. Nicholas R. Sam S. Sabryna S. Will S. Dave S. Alexus T. Rechelle V. Julianne W. Nicole W. Sarah W. Areeb Y. Alex Y. Darien Y.

Stage Zero

Wendell N. (Head) Ryan C. (Second) Ali S. (Second) William B. Sherry C. Kayla C. Joamil C. Sean C. Samuel D. Jessica D. Keon H. Austin K. Alexis R. Robert M. Janelle O. Kam P. Rachell S. Jamie S. CJ S. Luna T. Christian V.


Keith H. (Co-Head) Kenneth L. (Co-Head)

Anime Programming Jerry G. (Head) Edmond C. (Second) Eric A. Tanya A. Camille C. Joshua D. Cj E. Jacqueline H. Irene H. Sharon H. Harrison H. Andrew H. Binh K. Thomas L. Kristi M. Kelly M. Joe N. Andre P. Alan P. Victoria P. Favian R. Angelo L. Ricky S. Conrad S. Daniel S. Jerry T. Christopher T. Anna T. Johnny T. Vinh T. Kai V. Handey W. Catherine W.

Fanime Music Video Jon S. (Head) Sarah F. (Second)

Programming Ops Alex N. (Head) Laura C. (Second) Henley S. (Second) Maria C. Tanya C. Thomas D. Jace G. Jesse G. Nicholas H. Rebecca K. Connie L. Raymond L. Arthur L. Martin M. Alisha M. Albert N. Chantell P. Phuc P. Bryan S. Resa T. James W.

Guest Relations Jinni P. (Head) Evan R. (Second)

Autographs Scott M. (Head) Scott G. Michael G. Evan O. Ashlee T. Kim-Quang V.

Hospitality Salvador A. Igor A. Jessica B. Jacqueline C. Annaliese C. Renee D. Yvonne L. Joshua L. Tammy L. Alyssa L. Rajan S. Alexander T. Erika Y.


Valerie R. (Head) Adam K. (Second) JoAnn C. Florian M. Liz T. Christin T.

Japanese Language Services Ah-Yung H. Nikolas K. Michelle L. Ben L. Michelle R. Isabel R. Chiyoko Y.

Extravaganzas Jackie R. (Head) Christopher C. (Second) Kevin W. (Second)

Black and White Ball Rebecca E. (Head) David C. (Second) Julia C. (Second) Michael D. (Second) Victoria N. (Second) Amanda A. Jarvin B. Chris C. Kathryn C. Thomas F. Vanessa G. My-Tam H. Brandon H. Wilson H. Christine H. Darryl H. Elizabeth J. Anjoli J. Jacqueline K. Rose K. Timothy K. Ming-Sum L. Sunny L. Christopher L. Lillian L. Joshua M. Mirabel M. Total N. Shaquiel P. Erica R. Christopher S. Ryan S. Angie S. Allison S. Caroline S. Chien-Kai W. Laurel W.

Masquerade Erik A. (Co-Head) Jack C. (Second) Em P. (Second) Ken A. Lauren A. Ruby C. Jade F. Kevin G. Martina G. Kathy L. Luis M. Peter P. Stephanie S. Lindsay T. Tiffany W.

Maid Cafe

Amy N. (Head) Katy L. (Second) Angeline B. Angelica C. Tiffany F. Patricia K. Kenny L. Connie L. Amy L. Chelsea M.

Amelia P. Paulina R.

Chibitainment Mat Y. (Head) David A. (Second) Matthew T. (Second) Nikolas A. Mario A. Sammie G. Jess J. Ronald P. Michael T.

Thrift Shop

Taylor B. (Co-Head) Cheyenne C. (Second) Elyssa E. (Second) Felicity A. Nathan A. Victor H. Keelia L. Katy L. Kyle L. Katherine M. Christina M. Estevan S. Mercedes T. David T. Nouchee V. Star W.

Cosplay Gatherings Tye L. (Head) Ai N. (Second) Kevin B. Ansel C. Maggie C. Carlos G. Luis G. Tanya H. Leah L. Michaela L. Tami M. Samir M. Micheal M. Marina P. Robbie P. Tran Q. Jorge R. Justin R. Diane W. Handey W. Ashley W. Kaiwen Y.

Operations Erin B. (Head) Calvin C. (Second)


Beth B. (Head) Celina C. (Second) Patrick B. Michael D. Elizabeth H. Jules K. Norris L. Kathy M. Andy N. Eric N. Polly P. Jenna S. Joey S. Katie T.

Infrastructure Kevin W. (Head) Jacky L.

Lost and Found Rachel B. (Head) Nathaniel F. Kayla H. Stephanie R.


Charles P. (Head) Sean D. (Second) Christopher K. (Second) Hillary M. (Second) Jarel M. (Second) Andrew F. Josemanuel F. Alvie J. Angela L. Norman M. Rickey R. Calvin T. Deryck W. Catherine W.


Karen C. (Head)

Tim C. (Second) Arturo C. (Second) Peter D. (Second) Tiffanie T. (Second) Leanne T. (Second) Marco C. Stan C. Dorothy C. Daniel C. Ani F. Jacque F. Michael H. Christopher J. Jarrett J. Alex L. Ether L. David N. Alan N. Nhi P. Edward R. Oscar V.


Michael S. (Head) Alicia C. (Second) Matthew K. (Second) Todd L. (Second) Van M. (Second) Kiara O. (Second) Jonathan A. Ivy A. Joseph A. Christine A. Isabel B. Kyle B. Brian B. Surinus B. Chris B. Karsen B. Kevin C. David C. Shannon C. David C. Alex C. Tammy C. Tiffany C. Arnold C. Alda C. Rebecca C. Katherine C. Alexandrea C. Caleb C. Tiffany C. Christopher C. Alan C. Alyssa C. Joey C. Steven C. Phillip D. Stephanie D. Shawn D. Rizanne E. Christopher F. Noah F. Nico F. Ashley F. Alice F. Lea G. William G. Anthony G. Christian G. Tom H. Rob H. Anika H. Lothar H. Juanita R. Ben H. Rebecca H. Kevin H. Jessica H. Kyle J. Richard J. Chii L. Angela L. Sandi L. Gilbert L. Roger L. Jennifer L. Vinson L. Jeffrey L. Samuel M. Ronald M. Alejandra M. Karen M. Jared M. Jacob M. Jessica M. Angelica M. Everett M. Angel N. Kyle N. Monica N. Diana N. Trung N. Jonathan O. Jerry P. Meywin P. Tony P. Giovanni P.

Jeftah Q. Anamaria P. Derrick S. Thomas S. Gabriela S. Serena S. Tyler S. Morgan S. Shannon T. Connie T. Vincent T. Ming T. Shazbot T. Alexander T. August V. Miguel V. Miguel V. Jesus V. Ashley V. Eric V. Christopher W. Anthony W. Norman Y. Nikko Z. Brent Z.

Troubleshooter Christopher L. Nicole T. Terrence T. Tyler W.

Scheduling Scott R. (Head)

Human Resources William W. (Head) Ernesto E. (Second) Kalen F. (Second) Nanette L. (Second) Ellena M. (Second) Luisa M. (Second) Rosina T. (Second) Julia W. (Second) Emileen F. Marliah F. Jim M. Nathan M. Carlos P. Norman W.

Anime Resource Group Board of Directors Che-lin H. (Co-Head) Milton L. (Co-Head) Sam W. (Co-Head) William W. (Co-Head) Eric W. (Co-Head)

Repository James L. (Head)


Ashley W. (Head) Joyce L. (Second) Natalie R. (Second) Ella G. Jeanine L. Scott S. Matt S.


Wolfgang C. (Head)

Information Technology Scott R. (Head)

Office Management Scott R. (Head)


Eugene C. (Co-Head) Arlene M. (Co-Head) Daniel C. Nikki D. Maria D. Patrick D. Alan M. Luisa M. Vernon M. Leonard M. Cadence M. Alex N. Bien R. Kevin S. Jacob S.

Kitty S. James T. Jackie W. Ken Y. Casey Y.


Craige H. (Head) Che-lin H. (Second) Felicia T. (Second) Che-Chuen H.

Accounts Receivable Craige H. (Head) Corrine H. (Second) Nic H. Amir S. Christopher T.

Accounts Payable Felicia T. (Head) Louisa N. (Second) Thim C. David C.


Felicia T. (Head) Louisa N. (Second) Matthew T. (Second) Antonio E. Jonathan H. Hans M. Alan N. Natalie S. Erica V.

Finance Corporate Craige H. (Head)

Clockwork Alchemy Thatch D. (Head) Shawn M. Robert T.

Western Martial Arts Fred K. (Head) Elena A. Brooke B. Matthew C. Mia E. Jill G. Ruth M. Tyson P. PJ W. Maureen W.

Airship Racing Quentin T.

CA Panels

Thena M. (Co-Head) Adam S. (Co-Head) Sharon C.(Second) Lisa B. Jeff C. Danny D. Hannah M. Mark W.

CA Gaming

MIchael K. (Head) Frank H. Shelley H. Patti K. Michael P.

CA Registration Ariel I. (Head) AJ H. Jaime M. Juliana S.

CA Content Lisa K. (Head) Ruth S. (Second) Danielle A.

CA Creative Dave H. (Head) Cynthia L.

CA Tea Parlor Melanie D. (Head) Claudio D. Stephanie B. Brad B. Eddie C. Chip C. Brynda A.

Angela F. Tiana F. Sabrina H. Clorinda J. AJ J. Lori P. Isabella S. Wendy B.

CA Tech

Emily R. (Head) Josh K. (Co-Head) Darren B. Mark R.

CA Info Desk

Rose T. (Head) Barbara C. (Second) Laura C. (Second) Sean F. (Second) Sara C. Darwin G.

CA Artist’s Bazaar Sandra F (Head). Nathaniel B. (Co-Head) Jessie H. (Second) Jill B. Rachel H. Meghan M. Hayley R. Carrie S. Kat Y.

CA ConOps Peter R. (Head) Judi F. (Second) Alex P. (Second) Sandra A. Penny E. Mike F. Raine F. Katherine H. Nathan K. Joshua N. Lindsey S. Karl S. Jareth T. Kayla W.


Cassie K. (Head) Mary A. (Second) Marshall C. (Second) Sean A. Eddie C. Terisa C. Christopher F. Sarah H. CoCo J. Edward K. Jon M. Hideyuki O. Chirag P. Kyle P. Matthew P. Leslie P. Anton T. Rebecca W.

CA Special Events Alyssa R. (Head) Jennifer A. Kory D. Matt H. Katie L. Laura O. John S. Sara S. Erik S. Lynn S. Robin V. Kat Y.

CA Web

Vernon P. (Head)

CA Logistics Gene F. (Head) Joseph F.(Second) Amber A. Matt F. Joseph G. Vika H. Ali P. Sarah R. Todd S. Andi S.


FanimeCon 2016 Program Guide  
FanimeCon 2016 Program Guide