Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nate's Report: Fanime 2017

Well it has been quite a while since my last report in Sakuracon 2017. Well actually that was just a month ago that Sakuracon happened. And now it's the month of May and the beginning of the convention season. The big conventions are happening all over the country and it's the perfect time to attend since mostly everyone is free from school. And it all begins here in the Bay Area in the heart of San Jose. Yes, its that time of year again. Welcome to Fanimecon 2017! This will be my 8th year in attendance and hoping for another awesome year at my local con!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ray Reports: Fanime(Con) 2017

FanimeCon, as those reading this blog may already know, is the largest anime-focused convention in Northern California, held annually on Memorial Day Weekend at the San Jose Convention Center.

Its longstanding gimmick has been its mantra of "By Fans, For Fans," with minimal industry presence compared to other conventions of similar attendance size such as Sakura-Con, ACen, and Anime Boston. Can this convention continue to really thrive the way it does in its current state, especially for longtime customers like myself? To give an honest answer: Maybe. Maybe not.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Matthew Reports - Shawnanigans Presents FFF: Foolish Fools in a Fools Tournament

With SakuraCon two weeks ahead, I needed to "warm up" and get back into the groove of reporting as well as editing both photos and videos before heading out to Seattle Easter weekend. And what better place to do that is at a...

Pump it Up tournament?

Monday, March 27, 2017

Animation On Display 2017

Hello again, AOD, it's been another year and another show. How have things changed? Were they better, or did the con take a turn for the worse? Let's take a look at this year's convention and see how it went.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

10 Years of the California Conventions Blog, Part 1 - FanimeCon 2007, Part 1

The old fountains at the San Jose Convention Center. Taken in 2008 because there were no photos from 2007.
2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the California Conventions Blog, although when my idea of convention reporting came around it was just me and a couple of people that I knew from my local community college that were organizing a trip to San Jose to this convention known as FanimeCon. Back then, the blog I started had my name on it because it was my experiences, my story that I wanted to share about the things I saw, touched, felt, and ate throughout a given convention weekend.

To start off this celebration of a long journey, we begin where it all started ten years ago.