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Asian Film

The FanimeCon Asian Film Room is one of the convention’s best kept secrets, but now the secret is out! The Asian Film Room will be showing the latest films from Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan, as well as screening recent hits and older films you may have missed. Come see what the buzz is about this year!

See the list of films being shown this year at FanimeCon.

AMV Events

FanimeCon has nothing but love for AMVs and their creators. We here at FanimeCon go the extra mile to give them the spotlight they deserve by showcasing their works in different events throughout the convention. So come and show your love and support the AMVs and creators you love!

AnimeMusicVideos.org top 100 videos
For the 7 year running the reigning champion is Random Variable ProductionsEuphoria. Will they keep the top spot this year or will a new king be crowned? This is a great way to experience the past and present in anime and music. The top 100 list is taken from AnimeMusicVideos.org.
Time: Every Day
Location: Video Main

AnimeMusicVideo.org best of 2013
A categorized rendering of the top AMVs of 2013, voted by fans and creators, in categories such as best comedy, funnest, best lip sync, and best of the year. The purpose is to engage the AMV community by acknowledging the editors and videos that have stood out over the last year. The screening occurs across different skill levels, tastes, and cultural boundaries. As they are a diverse group, any disagreements are solved by popular vote.
Location: Video Main

AnimeMusicVideos.org Best of Last 12 Years
Since 2002 AnimeMusicVideos.org has held viewer’s choice awards and FanimeCon plans a screening most of the best of each year to show our respect to the site and producers who have spent countless hours to entertain us all. Come join us for this epic screening!
Time: Saturday, Midnight
Location: Video Main

Late Night

Sleep is for the weak, but anime is for the weekend — all night, every night. You didn’t travel all this way to watch mindless infomercials in your room. Get out there and feed your head a nocturnal feast of films and series from the hottest new hits to the campiest cult classics, plus eclectic oddities that defy description. So get your caffeine ready and tape your eyelids open, it’s going to be a very long night!


Anime Anarchy

Too extreme for daytime! Late at night, after all the little chibi have gone to bed, sleepless hoards of worldly adults seek the most outrageous comedy, ghastly horror, and savage action — and find it here in the 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. Anime that kicks ass!
Time: Every Night, Midnight to 6am
Location: Fansub Room


Midnight Madness

Some otaku hear voices…
Voices that say something completely different…
Sometimes, they do what the voices say…

After midnight, strange things happen. Fandubs, parodies, weird Japanese TV and many other weird things come out. Funny animations, internet videos and even moments of perfect beauty.
Think there isn’t anything to watch late at night? Come see what madness comes out after midnight. Do you have what it takes to last until dawn?
Time: Sunday, Midnight
Location: Video Main

Video Themed Events


In Honor of Osamu Dezaki – Anime Screenings

Legendary anime director Osamu Dezaki passed away peacefully at 12:35 am on April 17, 2011, due to lung cancer. He was 67. Dezaki is know for directing many classic works, including Ace wo Nerae!, Air: the Motion Picture, Ashita no Joe, Bionic Six, Black Jack: The Movie, Clannad: The Motion Picture, Ganba no Bōken, Genji Monogatari Sennenki, Golgo 13: The Professional, Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz, Mighty Orbots, Nobody’s Boy: Remi, The Rose of Versailles, The Snow Queen, Space Adventure Cobra, Takarajima (Treasure Island), as well as episodes of Astro Boy and several Lupin III television episodes and specials. He developed a very unique style of direction that included dramatic freeze-frames, split-screens, and lighting effects in pivotal scenes.

Born in Tokyo in 1943, he debuted as a manga artist when he was still in high school. In 1963, he joined Mushi Productions, the studio founded by manga and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka, and he made his directorial debut with Ashita no Joe in 1970. Dezaki and Masao Maruyama co-founded the anime studio MADHOUSE in 1972. Afterward, Dezaki founded Studio Annapuru with frequent character design collaborator Akio Sugino.

*new*Anime Hell

Anime Hell is a free-form video presentation featuring short film clips, commercials, failed pilots, amateur films, found video, instructional and educational films, music videos, film trailers, and some of the material is Japanese animation, other material is not. Please welcome our gracious host of Anime Hell, Eric Miller.
Time: Saturday, 10pm
Location: Video Main

*new*Trigger Finger Studios Fan Parodies

Coming soon to eyeballs near you: The acclaimed fan-made parodies of Trigger Mortis and Trigger Finger Studios!! POWERGIZED for your viewing pleasure on the Televisual screens of Fanime Con! If you don’t leave thinking why the hole in your brain hurts, there’s definitely something wrong with you.
Time: Sunday
Location: Film Room

FanimeCon Short Film Showcase

FanimeCon’s nine-year hit is back! Come and enjoy FanimeCon’s version of Spike and Mike Festivals, taken from the web and Japanese industry showing some of the finest in animation, music videos, and commercials. Check back for schedule!
Location: Video Main


Robot Armageddon – Champion Edition

With video clips!
This programming is inspired by the “Giant Robot Rumble” panel hosted by Steve Yun from Harmony Gold USA. For over 4 years these robots have been battling it out to find out who is the best of the best, and now it’s time for a undisputed winner! Prepare for the ultimate in fan interactive panels! Jerry Gonzales, Head of Video Programming for FanimeCon, hosts a tournament where 5 panelists are picked from the audience to argue and vote over which robots would win in a fight. Many will enter but only one will emerge the victor! Check back for time!
Location: Video Main


The Best of the Angry Video Game Nerd

The Angry Video Game Nerd (aka the Angry Video Nintendo Nerd) can’t get over the terrible video games that consumed many frustrating hours of his childhood (and yours too)! Although this was in the ’80s, the Nerd is still pissed!
Time: Friday, 9pm
Location: Video Main


The Best of Zero Punctuation

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, see why gamers love it and developers fear it.
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Location: Video Main


Remembering the Past with The Nostalgia Critic

Along with the 5 Second Movies, The Nostalgia Critic is the most popular video series created by Walker, in which he plays the titular Nostalgia Critic, a grumpy and easily aggravated character who mostly reviews entertainment from the 1980s and 1990s. His catch-phrase, “I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to,” usually opens and ends each video. Not all reviews are negative, such as the reviews of Double Dare, and Gargoyles. He also does “Top 11 Countdowns” and “Old vs. New” comparisons between two movies that share source material.
Time: Sunday, 9pm
Location: Video Main


Video Game Movies

Over the years we’ve been building up to this by playing such video game movies like Cowboy Bebop: The Song Remains the Same, Starcraft 2, Dead Fantasy, Portal 2, Batman Arkham City, and Uncharted 3. Well, the time has come to bring you some of the hottest games turned into movies, with gameplay and ingame cinematics blended together to create the perfect story! Bring the popcorn and your gaming controller, and immerse yourself in the drama! Check back for schedule!
Location: Video Main


*new*Yaoicon Events

More info coming soon.
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 8pm
Location: Industry Room

Video Themed Rooms


Abridged Series Screenings

You made this happen with your emails, raiding the forums, and showing up to the screenings then filling up the room! So once again, a different abridged series everyday of the con. Come and show your love and passion for these fan made parodies. Check back for schedule!
Location: Film Room


Fansub Room

Come in and see the future of anime! We show what other cons call premieres years before. Tons of great variety to choose from.


Full Length Rooms

Watch your favorite full length anime movie in our large viewing room. Showing everything from classics to the latest and greatest, which includes live action versions of your favorite anime!


Industry Room

Vote on what language you want to hear from various US companies on DVD and BluRay! Select from English, Spanish, French, or Japanese dub with English subtitles for the language impaired.


Nostalgia Room

FanimeCon invites you to take a step back in time and see the roots of modern anime. Our newest themed room, the Nostalgia room, has a wide range of anime spanning the ’60s all the way to the ’90s. It showcases ’60s classics like the original Astro Boy, the original Pirate Captain Harlock, and anime’s first bad boy Devilman, to modern ’80s and ’90s classics such as Kimagure Orange Road, Project A-Ko, Ranma ½, and Sailor Moon. Come and see what made us anime fans!


Omake/Film Room

Short movies, Animation, Anime Music Video parodies, all the cool stuff from Japan, and rare and unusual fan-made videos! Watch your favorite full-length anime movie in our large viewing room. We show everything from classics to the latest and greatest, including live action versions of your favorite anime!


Marathon Room

For those fans who like to immerse themselves, gain the greatest experience with complete saturation, and those who just plain want to see the whole thing all at once all over again, we have the Marathon Room. Here we exhibit a single block of only the most asked-for anime for hours on end. It’s a great social setting for like-minded otaku!

Hentai Nights

Hot, sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, pounding heartbeats — and that’s just the audience. Three scintillating nights of sexy shoujo 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. Now eight years running. All events are 18+ events. An ID will be checked by FanimeCon volunteers prior to entry.
Time: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday; Midnight
Location: Industry Room (Saturday), Film Room (Sunday & Monday)


Hentai Music Video Awards – 18+ Only, ID Required

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 entrants 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! rules are now posted. they can be found here.
Time: Monday, Midnight
Location: Film Room


Hot Yaoi Nights – 18+ Only, ID Required

It’s raining bishonen! Three 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 whipped-cream dollop of male bonding on top. You know you’re curious…
Time: Sunday & Monday, Midnight
Location: Industry Room


YAOI [n. ya-oh-ee] acronym for: “YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi” Self-deprecating genre label for homo-erotic manga and anime. Some prefer the more humorously descriptive alternative: “Yamete! Atashi no Oshiri Itaii!”