FanimeCon Cancels Its 2020 Convention

FanimeCon has announced that its 2020 convention has been canceled. FanimeCon’s 2021 convention is scheduled for May 28-31, 2021.

Attendees that have pre-registered for FanimeCon will have their tickets automatically deferred to 2021. A confirmation for FanimeCon 2021 will be sent out prior to the launch date, in Fall of 2020. FanimeCon is operated by the non-profit Foundation for Anime and Niche Sub-cultures (FANS) and all revenue goes back into our events’ operational costs. By deferring your ticket to 2021, you help us remain financially stable and cover expenses we have already incurred this year.

Hotel rooms reserved through the FanimeCon block will be automatically cancelled without penalty. Hotel room selection windows for FanimeCon 2021 will remain the same and will be based on your FanimeCon 2020 registration time. Reservations made directly through a hotel or a third party vendor must be cancelled directly with that hotel or vendor.

Exhibitors in the 2020 Dealer’s Hall and Artist Alley should expect communication from those departments in the coming days.

Programming participants, such as Panels, Cosplay Gatherings, and other events, should expect communication from those departments in the coming weeks.

Source: FanimeCon

FanimeCon Announces Toshihiro Kawamoto as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Kawamoto is a co-founder of the BONES animation studio, and is best known as the animation director and character designer for Cowboy Bebop and Wolf’s Rain. His other designer credits include Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Golden Boy, Noragami, and Blood Blockade Battlefront. He also served as a key animation director for Sword of the Stranger, Escaflowne: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Eureka Seven. His career as an animator includes titles such as the first Mobile Suit Gundam series, Nadia – Secret of Blue Water, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

FanimeCon will be taking place in San Jose, California from May 24-27, 2019.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Nobutoshi Canna as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that voice actor Nobutoshi Canna will be a guest at this year’s convention.

Canna’s credits include Lancer/Cú Chulainn in the Fate/stay night franchise, Nekki Basara in Macross 7, Guts in the 1997 Berserk anime, Knuckles in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Tasuki in Fushigi Yugi, Pailong in Shaman King, Masato Inohara in Little Busters!, Nowaki Kusama in Junjō Romantica, Kabuto Yakushi in Naruto Shippūden, Ryuya in Air, and Makoto Waltz Seiga in Guilty Crown.

FanimeCon will take place in San Jose, California from May 24-27, 2019.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon and Kawaii Kon Announce Aya Hirano as Guest

Northern California’s FanimeCon and Hawaii’s Kawaii Kon have both announced that Aya Hirano will be a guest at their events this year.

Hirano’s credits include Haruhi Suzumiya in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yuki Morikawa in White Album, Lumière in Kiddy Grade, Misa in Death Note, Lucy in Fairy Tail, Mamori in Eyeshield 21, Migi in Parasyte -the maxim-, Paiman in Gatchaman Crowds, and Dende in Dragon Ball Super.

She has performed theme songs for anime such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Fairy Tail, and Lucky Star.

FanimeCon will take place in San Jose, California from May 24-27, 2019.

Kawaii Kon will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 5-7, 2019.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Chikashi Kubota as Guest

FanimeCon has announced animation director and character designer Chikashi Kubota will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Kubota began his career as an animator at Xebec and later transferred to Gainax. After working as an original designer and art director, he now focuses on character design. Kubota served as animation director for anime such as One-Punch Man, Space Dandy, and From the New World. He is currently working as character designer for FLCL Progressive, the FLCL sequel television anime.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 25-28, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Ryotaro Okiayu as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that anime voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Okiayu’s credits include Toriko in Toriko, Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach, Kunimitsu Tezuka in Prince of Tennis, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist, Dark in D.N.Angel, Katsuhiko Jinnai in El Hazard – The Magnificent World, Meisuke Nueno in Jigoku Sensei Nube, Hisashi Mitsui in Slam Dunk, Aoyama-kun in Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun, and Yuu Matsuura in Marmalade Boy.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 25-28, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Satomi Satou as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that anime voice actress Satomi Satou will be a guest at their next convention.

Satou’s credits include Ritsu Tainaka in K-ON!, Wendy in Fairy Tail, Yukiko Kanzaki in Assassination Classroom, and Ami Nekota in Kamisama Kiss.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 25-28, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Hideo Ishikawa as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that voice actor Hideo Ishikawa will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Ishikawa’s credits include Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Hideki Ide in Death Note, and Kiccho Fukuda in Slam Dunk.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 26-29, 2017 in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Kanae Itō as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that voice actress and singer Kanae Itō will be a guest at their upcoming convention.

Itō made her major debut in the 2007 Shugo Chara! anime, playing the role of Amu Hinamori and Dia. Since then, she has voiced numerous roles in both anime and video games. She has played roles in such anime as Sword Art Online (Yui), Divine Gate (Midori), A Certain Scientific Railgun (Ruiko Saten), Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid (Miura Rinaldi), Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow (Ohana Matsumae), Haganai (Sena Kashiwazaki), The World God Only Knows (Elysia de Lute Ima), and To Love-Ru (Nana Astar Deviluke). She has also performed theme songs for some of the anime where she played a main role.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 26-29, 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN

FanimeCon Announces Yoshihiro Watanabe as Guest

FanimeCon has announced that animator Yoshihiro Watanabe will be a guest at their next convention.

Watanabe is a key animator and character designer, and has done character design work on such anime as Soul Link, Brighter than the Dawning Blue, Heaven’s Lost Property, Haganai, and The Testament of Sister New Devil. He has also drawn mechanical designs for such series as Please Teacher!, DearS, Minami-ke, and Silent Möbius.

FanimeCon will be taking place May 27-30, 2016 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Source: ANN