Black & White Ball

It’s another year and another evening of fun and elegance at FanimeCon 2013’s Black & White Ball! Pull out your favorite dance shoes, haul out your best formal wear or formal cosplay, and come find us in Parkside Hall on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm for great music, beautiful photographs, and, of course, hours of dancing!
Not sure how to dance? Don’t worry! The Black & White Ball staff will be offering group dance lessons every day leading up to the ball. A handful of private lessons will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up early during the con! Come and experience one of the most talked about events of FanimeCon!

Want to attend the Black & White Ball, but don’t have anything to wear? Check out the Fairy Godmother Donation Station

Before going, please make sure to read the dress code.

Dance Lesson Schedule

If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ.

Cosplay Spectacular

Also known as the Masquerade, the Cosplay Spectacular features performances by both professionals and fans. There are contests, prizes and A LOT of cosplay!

Check here for all of the details.

Cosplay Gatherings

Are you new to FanimeCon with a cosplay to show off? Looking for other cosplayers from the same title? Or maybe you just want to see the cosplayer groups of your favorite anime, manga, or game? Come hangout with other cosplay enthusiasts and see the best that everyone has to offer.

Check out some of out cosplay workshops and events.

Chopped Cosplay Team Application


The 2013 dance will be located in Rooms 230 and 231 with 2 stages featuring a variety of music (EDM) styles. The “Pajama Party” located in Room 231 will kick of the dance festivities on Thursday, May 23 (Day Zero) from 9 PM to 1 AM. The evening dance will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 7 PM and ending at 4 AM. The dance event entrance will be located at the beginning of the corridor between Exhibit Hall 3 and Rooms 230/231.

Additional Rules and Code of Conduct for the FanimeCon Dance:
All FanimeCon rules and Code of Conduct applies to the Dance. Failure to comply will lead to ejection from the dance. Badges will be marked identifying individuals who are ejected and will not be allowed back in that day. Ejection from the dance twice will result in removal of dance attendance prviledges for 2013.

  • The Dance for 2013 is open to all ages. However, it is suggested that children under 13 be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • The FanimeCon Dance is a private event hosted for the attendees and guests of FanimeCon. An official FanimeCon badge is required for entry.
  • Once you leave the dance area, you will have to wait in line to re-enter.
  • Attendees may be subjected to a precursory security check.
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed in the dance. If you purchased sealed beverages outside the dance, they will not be allowed in.
  • Physical and/or verbal harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Large props will not be allowed in the dance. Attendees might be asked to put away props of any size if they represent a potential danger to others.
  • Chemical-based glow products (I.E. glow sticks, necklaces, or bracelets) are not allowed in the dance, but LED-based lighting utilities are allowed as long as they do not represent an immediate danger to others.
  • No “Laser Gloves” or laser pointers will be allowed.
  • E-Cigareete use inside the dance is strictly prohibited.
  • Only authorized staff is allowed on the stage.
  • No prop or coat-check is available; personal property left unattended is at your own risk.


Thursday, Day 0, Room 231

  • 9 – 10 PM, DJ Reign (Trance)
  • 10 – 11 PM, Empathy (EDM)
  • 11 PM – 12 AM, eHash (EDM)
  • 12 – 1 AM, DJ Dark0 (Hardcore)

Friday, Day 1, Room 231

  • 8 – 9 PM, RED WHITE
  • 9 – 10 PM, DJ PONYO
  • 10 – 11 PM, DJ KAMINARI
  • 11 PM – 12 AM, Empathy
  • 12 – 2 AM, DJ KEPIK
  • 2 – 4 AM, EHASH

Friday, Day 1, Room 230

  • 7 – 8 PM, RE7
  • 8 – 10 PM, DJ Sequence
  • 10 PM – 12 AM, DJ EZ
  • 12 – 2 AM, DJ DARK0
  • 2 – 4 AM, PREYX

Saturday, Day 2, Room 231

  • 7 – 8 PM, DJ Melvis
  • 8 – 9 PM, RED WHITE
  • 9 – 11 PM, DJ BADCAT
  • 11 PM – 12 AM, DJ EMPATHY
  • 12 AM – 1 AM, PeterlO
  • 1 AM – 2 AM- DJ KAMINARI
  • 2 – 4 AM, EHASH

Saturday, Day 2, Room 230

  • 7 – 8 PM, DJ SANDMAN
  • 8 – 10 PM, LIBK
  • 10 PM – 12 AM, DJ REIGN
  • 12 – 2 AM, DJ KOMODO
  • 2 – 4 AM, DJ BLURR

Sunday, Day 3, Room 231

  • 7 – 8 PM, DJ PONYO
  • 8 – 10 PM, PETERLO
  • 10 – 11 PM, DJ DARK0
  • 11 PM – 12 AM, REVISE
  • 12 – 1 AM, PREYX
  • 1 – 2 AM, DJ REIGN
  • 2 – 4 AM, DJ SANDMAN

Sunday, Day 3, Room 230

  • 8 – 10 PM, Melvis
  • 10 PM – 12 AM, dj MYTY MIKE
  • 12 – 2 AM, EHASH
  • 2 – 4 AM, EMPATHY

FMV Contest

Everyone loves AMV’s. This contest showcases the best from each year from fans around the world… literally. We get entries from all over the country, but we regularly get entries from Brazil, Scotland, Morocco, Hungary, and even Korea as well. Not only that, but as a voting audience member you get to help decide the winners of the Audience Awards. You get to shape what people will create by telling the AMV community what you like to see the most.

The categories this year will be Action, Comedy, Drama, and Experimental. We will be awarding $50 Gift Cards for each 1st place prize and Best In Show. We have a set of awards for the Judges Awards and Audience Awards. The prizes for both sets of awards means there will a total of 10 prizes.

There will be a “Meet the Editor’s” function open to all AMV editors and FanimeCon attendees as well as the Award Ceremony at Stage Zero. (See schedule below).

See the rules page for entry guidelines and submission instructions.

FMV Contest Showing:

Friday- 1:30pm-3:30pm; Seating starts at 1pm
Saturday- 1:30pm-3:30pm; Seating starts at 1pm


Video Room 1 and 2 (aka INDUSTRY ROOM and FILM ROOM)

FMV Contest Award Show:

Sunday 2pm-3pm


Stage Zero

FMV Panel/ Editor Meet and Greet:

Sunday 12pm-1pm


Video Room Main

Gaming Tournaments

FanimeCon will host gaming tournaments to suite every gamer’s taste. Classic platformer, modern shooter, fighters, and many more. See how you match up against other FanimeCon attendees!

Please consult the main Gaming Hall Page for the tournament schedules.


Music swells in the background without lyrics, and you are the only one that can create them! If you aren’t afraid to sing, step up to the karaoke mic to sing your heart out. From open-mic to the competition, raise the music, bring energy to the crowd and you could end up getting the glory. Karaoke is a nearly non-stop part of FanimeCon, so it will be there whenever you want a place to listen to great music and the voices of other attendees making it an enchanting part of the weekend.

In addition to ongoing karaoke, FanimeCon features three karaoke events:

Speed Dating

FanimeCon Speed Dating is a fresh face at FanimeCon, here to help you find that special someone! Starting in 2011, we have had hundreds of interested FanimeCon attendees wanting to participate in our speed dating events. Although FanimeCon is one giant hangout session for all fans, we listened to our fans’ requests for an event to help them find that romantic spark. So we are here to help our fans make it happen!

The FanimeCon Speed Dating event is for 18+ singles only who are interested in meeting new people and potentially finding love! Our speed dating events will be open for all sexual orientations. Currently, we are planning to hold male/female, male/male, and female/female speed dating events. Anyone who is above the age of 18 is eligible to participate in speed dating events, and picture IDs will be checked at the door to verify age. Please bring a valid picture ID that indicates your birthday (passport, driver’s license, state id, etc) so we can verify that you are 18+. There are no exceptions to the ID requirement. There is NO pre-registration for Speed Dating events this year. It is first-come, first-serve, so please come on by!

Event Times:

  • Male/Female — Friday 8-10PM, Saturday 12PM-2PM & 4-6PM, Sunday 12PM-2PM & 4-6PM
  • Male/Male & Female/Female — Saturday and Sunday 2-4PM

Location: San Carlos Room, Hilton Hotel

More information will be made available as we get closer to FanimeCon. Please check the official FanimeCon website and forums at,18000.0.html for the latest updates and announcements!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please post them on the forums. We will check the forums daily, so expect an answer within 24 hours.

Swap Meet

Looking to clear your garage full of anime merchandise that you no longer use? Want to find great deals on merchandise from older series? Then the Swap Meet is the place for you! Come and meet fellow fans that are looking to buy, sell, or even exchange their goods.


  • Thursday (Day 0): 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday (Day 1): 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Check here for information on Swap Meet registration.

Swap Meet Layout

Game Show

The Fanime Game Show is back for another season on Stage Zero on the main Concourse!
We have returned for our 15th season, and are ready to give away lots of prizes.

We have lots of games ready to go, some of our favorite formats, and a few new entries.
The different rounds span anime trivia, video games, and general knowledge.
We have a few “secret” themed shows for those who know a lot about one particular series.
Each game involves a different mix of strategy, knowledge, and luck.
As long as you know things, you have a chance of winning it all.

As always, we choose our contestants right from the audience. Are you fast on the buzzer? Are you full of trivia knowledge?
Do you like getting on stage? Are you willing to have a good time in front of an enthusiastic audience? Do you like winning things?
Then stop by the Game Show and become a contestant.

We have lots of valuable prizes to give away. Plushies, box sets, figures, gift cards, and more!
Every person that plays in our games will win something, and may walk away with something nice.

On top of that, the winner of each day will be able to play our new bonus round, and can win several hundred dollars in cash.
Clear 21 questions in the time limit, and you can be one of the biggest winners in Fanime Game Show history.
If you are fast enough, know enough, and are lucky enough, you may wind up that much richer, just for answering questions.

The Fanime Game Show runs from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.