FanimeCon 2013 Online Schedule

You can find the online schedule HERE.

You can also find the FanimeCon 2013 Program Guide and FanimeCon 2013 Pocket Schedule online.

Chris Patton Will NOT Be Appearing at FanimeCon 2013

The FanimeCon 2013 staff would like to unfortunately announce that Chris Patton will not be attending FanimeCon 2013 due to a family emergency.

We would like to wish him and his family the best and we will work on having him attend FanimeCon in future years.

In lieu of his autograph session (Saturday from 1PM to 2PM), we are going to hold an open session where attendees/staff are welcome to sign messages to Mr. Patton that will be mailed to him after the convention.

Pocket Schedule & Program Guide

Hello everyone,
We’re sorry for the delay in getting these up on the website. Here are the program guide and pocket schedules that all attendees will be receiving when they go to pick up their FanimeCon 2013 badges.

FanimeCon 2013 Program Guide
FanimeCon 2013 Pocket Schedule

It is near impossible to finalize programming, even during the convention. The following is a list of changes and corrections that have been made to the schedule after the pocket schedule went to print. As always, please make sure to check our schedule website (which is updated during the convention)…

  • Attendee Registration hours on Thursday have been changed to 7PM to 10PM.
  • Artist Alley hours on Monday is incorrectly listed. The actual hours are 10:30AM to 3PM.
  • Dance hours on Friday is actually on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7PM to the next day 4AM.
  • On the Schedule schedule, Radison is now known as the “San Jose Airport Hotel”.
  • All Chris Patton programming has been cancelled. His autograph session will still be on the program as we will be allowing our attendees/staff to write him a message that we will deliver to him.
  • Stage Zero has some programming changes that aren’t listed as scheduling changes on the schedule website.
  • The panel “?’s In The H47!?: Nerdcore 101″ in Panel Room 4 at Saturday is incorrectly listed. The actual time is from 8 PM to 10 PM.
  • The panel “Inuyasha as Romance” in Panel Room 4 at Saturday is incorrectly listed. The actual time is from 10 PM to 11 PM.
  • The panel “Demons!” in Panel Room 4 at Saturday is incorrectly listed. The actual time is from 11 PM to 12 AM.
  • Art Galley is also incorrectly listed – It is in the same area as Artist Alley and have the same hours.

Ticket Contest

Do you want a ticket to the Meet the Guests event (Yamaga Party) or Yamaga’s Tea Party? There are two ways to enter!

  1. Fill out the form located here.
  2. Tweet the reason you want to go with the the hashtag(s) #fanimeguests (for Meet the Guests) and/or #fanimetea (for the Tea Party).

On Friday around 2PM, we will be choosing the winners via a random selection.

Entries are limited to one per person. A valid FanimeCon 2013 membership is required. Although we don’t expect to, we do reserve the right to modify/cancel the terms of this contest at anytime.

Meet the Guests (Yamaga Party) — An intimate sit-down with all of FanimeCon 2013′s Guests of Honor on Saturday morning. Get to know the GoHs a little better and find out more about what makes each of them tick. This event takes place on Saturday.

Yamaga’s Tea Party — An intimate gathering with Hiroyuki Yamaga over tea that he will serve to YOU! Yamaga will engage directly with you, discussing his personal experiences in the Japanese animation industry and perhaps even sharing some rare footage from his grand collection of works! This event takes place on Sunday.

Berserk 2 and Padak Screening

Viz Media will be bringing Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey to FanimeCon 2013. The two screenings will take place over the FanimeCon weekend on Saturday (Film Room at 5:30 PM) and Sunday (Film Room at 3:30 PM). Note that the film will only be available for members that are 17 and older.Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey follows The Band of the Hawk as they participate in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war. Amid all this carnage, Griffith’s words still resonate in Guts’ head and make him wonder what he should do once this conflict is over.

eigoMANGA will be screening Padak at FanimeCon in the Film Room on Saturday at 4:00 PM.

‘Padak’ is an award-winning film (directed by Lee Dae-hee ) about the lives of fish in a seafood restaurant – some fish accepting their fate while others fight to change it. A mackerel (Padak) is caught in a fishing net and ends up in a fish tank of a Korean seafood restaurant. Padak doesn’t give up his dreams of going back to the ocean and continually attempts to escape. The conflict between Padak and his old flatfish deeps as the peace in the fish tank is broken.


Unbadged Thursday!

All events on Day 0, Thursday, May 23rd, are unbadged until Friday at 8AM. We encourage the general public, especially parents, to attend and preview FanimeCon events during that time.

Please take note that the FanimeCon Code of Conduct will be in full effect. Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct or present identification upon request may result in your removal from the premises and the revocation of your membership.

Artist Alley Map Now Live

Our Artist Alley Map is now live!
Check it out to see the all the artists that will be showcased at the 2013 Artist Alley.

(We also have a map of Dealer’s Hall.)

Live Music

San Jose Taiko will be performing for this year’s Opening Ceremonies at 2pm on Friday on the 1st floor of the convention center.

In addition, The Trims will be performing for the opening of the Cosplay Spectaular.

The Trims
In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues… That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fan-base and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.

San Jose Taiko Conservatory
San Jose Taiko has a long-term vision of establishing a Taiko Conservatory, the first of its kind in the United States, to serve as a national resource for this vibrant Asian American art form. Through the Taiko Conservatory, San Jose Taiko is committed to providing professional development opportunities, technical assistance, and a comprehensive array of support and information about North American Taiko to individuals and organizations around the world. As the art form of taiko continues to evolve, the San Jose Taiko Conservatory will be dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the ever-expanding taiko community.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay

FanimeCon has chosen Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area as its featured charity for 2013. Fund-raising efforts will continue throughout the Memorial Day Weekend and culminate in a live Charity Auction event Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. in the San Jose Convention Center.

Check the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area’s page for more information.

Artist Gallery

The 2013 FanimeCon Art Gallery showcases the anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, and video game inspired works of various Artists.

For information on how to get your art in the gallery, see the Artist Gallery page.