|San Jose, California|
|Event Date from:||05/25/2012||Event Date to:||05/28/2012|
|Venue:||San Jose Convention Center|
FanimeCon is Northern California’s largest anime convention. Packed with videos, costumes, music, games, parties, tournaments, panels, and guests from around the world, this annual celebration of Japanese art and popular culture entertains a colorful spectrum of fans and friends. FanimeCon is “By Fans, For Fans”, and over 20,000 enthusiasts joined the fun at FanimeCon 2011. FanimeCon will return to downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2012.
FanimeCon (also known as simply Fanime) is an annual anime convention run by the Anime Resource Group (ARG). It is the largest anime convention in Northern California  and one of the ten largest anime conventions in North America.
FanimeCon features events including a meet the guests reception (“The Yamaga Party“), artist’s alley, a masquerade (“Cosplay Spectacular”), AMV contest, swap meet, game show, karaoke, video gaming, tabletop gaming, dances, and musical performances (“MusicFest“). Big attractions include celebrity guests, such as Hiroyuki Yamaga, the Japanese writer-director-producer famous for the film The Wings of Honneamise. There are also panels scheduled on a wide range of topics including anime blogs, pocky, and how to make shoes and boots for costumes. FanimeCon also includes round-the-clock video programming.