Monday, June 27, 2016

Matthew's "Amended" FanimeCon Report Part 2 - The Report

So here I am, about to turn myself up to full-blown tourist mode and do everything on FanimeCon weekend that I haven't done before.

Matthew's "Amended" FanimeCon Report Part 1 - Intro

BONUS PHOTO: A view from China Lake State Camp
In my my six years that I have attended FanimeCon, outside excursions have occurred but were short. Most of them involved just going to Japantown for a couple of hours rather than exploring the entire city if I didn't head straight to San Jose due to time constrants like checking in.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nate Reports: Fanime 2016

After the winter cons of SacAnime Winter and AOD plus the spring con of Krakencon Spring, it's the summer time now and that means the real con season begins! And what better way to start it off with FanimeCon here in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's always been a great time at Fanime for me as it always is the kickstarter to the con season. I've seen the con have it's ups and downs like my first years attending the con was great to the construction years where it was just horrible to go around the con. And these last two years after the construction and expansion of the San Jose Convention Center I must say have had no problems at all. In my 8th year attending FanimeCon, this one's had a lot of things that I didn't expect to see!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ray Reports: Fanime 2016

Fanime staff seems to have this pattern of doing everything late, from announcements to hotel rooms to professional registration, and things somehow working out in the end. On top of that, it's undergone a few gamechangers this year that have made it a make-or-break experience for many.

For this report, rather than a day-by-day breakdown--as I don't go to many events at cons for the most part and I've written about Fanime four times now--I'll switch to a more topical style, covering things like housing, registration, and programming in their own blocks.