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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Hotel stay 2018 feedback
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
This year will be my third time staying at the Fairfield Inn.


+ Free parking
+ Free WiFi
+ Mini fridge and microwave
+ Free breakfast (certain hours)
+ Free coffee/tea
+ Quiet location despite being near two casinos and US 101
+ Staffs are friendly
+ Easy access to US 101


+ Distance from con
+ Shuttle (They’ve been good with the run time until late in the evening and that’s when some drivers will let people on for the Doubletree Route. It is actually a block away from Doubletree.)

I stayed at Fairfield because it saves money on parking and we didn’t have to worry about losing a spot. Starbucks is across the street along with great Pho place and Chipotle. There is a glass sliding door that leads to outside patio where we can air out hairsprays or any aerosol type from our room. That was a huge plus.

We will stay again if we do not get the Hyatt.

I might be there as Haggar if I don't get my '84 Keith outfit done on time.

Hotel and Facilities / Fanime 2018 Roommate Thread
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:39:44 AM »
Welcome to 2018 version for this thread. More descriptive and more professional looking post. Do you need roommates? Or do you need a room? This is the place to post up your wanted ads.

+ Hilton (adjacent to convention, has mini fridges)
+ Marriott (adjacent to convention, most of the video rooms are at)
+ Hyatt (a block away, close to Civic Center)
+ The Westin San Jose (across from Marriott) (formerly The Sainte Claire Hotel)
+ Fairmont (across the street from Saint Claire, near restaurants like Johnny Rockets and others)
+ Holiday Inn (3 miles from the convention center, on the free shuttle route, free interwebs and free parking)
+ Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport (3 miles from the convention center, on the free shuttle route, free interwebs and free parking) (formerly San Jose Airport Hotel, Radisson San Jose Airport)
+ Double Tree (former site of Clockwork Alchemy, 4 miles from the convention center, on the free shuttle route, free interwebs)
+ Fairfield Inn (has free parking, microwave, and mini fridge;a block away from Double Tree)

What you need to know:
+ Please be respectful to your roommates along with everyone else on the same floor.
+ Please do not try to crowd beyond the maximum occupancy of the hotel since it is a fire hazard.
[If you have any other suggestion, please voice it out.]

Roommates Wanted: (only main leader can post it)
+ Introduction: Introduce yourself. Do you have Facebook or Myspace? Feel free to post it up.
+ Hotel Information: where are you staying at and how long you're staying in.
+ Costs: how much for each person, how to pay, etc...
+ Requirements: what are you looking for, your set rules, etc...
+ Contact: how to get in touch. Please keep all your PMs and/or emails until the day they're check-in.
+ Miscellaneous: anything else you like to add.

Need a room:
+ Introduction: (same as above)
+ Hotel Information: where and how long you're willing to stay
+ Requirements: any restrictions or requests you like to make.
+ Contact: (same as above)
+ Miscellaneous: (same as above)

Once transactions are done, please post in bold and underline words that it is fulfilled. As stated above, don't forget to keep all your PMs and emails of your exchanges.

Thank you.

(adapted from 2011 page)

« on: January 18, 2018, 03:55:11 PM »
How is it too late? My registration date and time is tomorrow. What hotel did you get? Majority of the hotels in Fanime block will have shuttles to the convention center.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: 2018 Hotel Registration times?
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:16 PM »
That's interesting. I registered 4 days before the deadline and I got Friday the 19th at 10pm.

Registration / Re: Id questions
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:39:59 AM »
You would have to email registration@fanime.com directly. Their FAQ states that it has to be valid government-issued photo ID to pick up the badge.

Registration / Re: Adding on Group Registration
« on: December 12, 2016, 12:55:51 AM »
So I already pre-registered back when registration first opened, but would like to add a friend into my group registration. Although, I would like to know, would adding another person now affect my hotel registration time?

Also, I might be mistaking it for another con, but are we able to get refunds on registration, so long as it's within a certain number of days after payment?

You would have to email Registration, but FAQ stated of no refunds. If you bought Clockworks badge, it can be used for Fanime also. It wouldn't affect your time since I had two friends added on a few days after the registration opened.

General Convention Discussion / Re: HELP! Tips for first timers
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:58:38 AM »
Stay hydrated! It has been warmer each year during Fanime weekend and especially for cosplayers who wears multiple layers. Water + lemon makes the best hydration drink along with sport drinks. 

Small snacks. I always carried a small snack in case I get slightly hungry and do not want to miss out panels and such. Saves money until dinner time hits. XD

Stay in a group at night. No matter what, be careful at night. Do not go alone at night.

Registration / Re: 2017 Registration Opens 11/30 at 12PM/Noon
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:52:03 AM »
Much better early announcement than last year's fiasco even if it was 24 notice vs 2 months BEFORE MAY.

Hopefully, they are able to put in separate and space out time blocks for the hotel than everyone on the same time to ease the site traffic.

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2017
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:43:52 AM »

Voice Actors:

I honestly don't care; we just need some Japanese seiyuus, Fanime. This is one guest department Fanime lacks in.

Masaya Matsukaze and Daisuke Sakaguchi were the Guest of Honors for this year's Fanime and the year before was Ai Nonaka. I don't mind seeing them again for next year. So not sure why Fanime would be lacking in this department? They have done well and did their best to bring in more seiyuus. Here's the list for a good memory jog of their past guests they've done well in getting. On their Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FanimeCon.

Big Event Showcase / Re: Guests I Want For MusicFest 2017!!!
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:30:57 AM »
Wow. There are some really big names on some of these lists. Mashiro Ayano is still new, but she has done other songs for animes like Fate/Stay and D.Gray Man Hallow. I don't mind seeing Granrodeo, but I read that Taniyama Kishio is afraid of flying though. ^^;;

Legit question though-- Will fans be willing to pay extra admission on top of your Fanime badge to see these people? I vaguely remember there was a thread before about not wanting Fanime to ever charge extra for events but I don't think some of these artists would be possible to get unless Fanime charged extra for tickets to see them.

For me, I don't mind paying extra to see any artists to come. If fans who attended AX and bought tickets on top of their badge for AniMatsuri concert, then we can too. It would be a cool thought to see the concert perform at SAP center that's not too far from the convention center(~about 1.0 mi).

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Review Your Hotel 2016!
« on: September 18, 2016, 11:09:55 PM »
Fairfield Suite and Inn SJ Airport

1. Room was spacious with balcony.
2. Mini-fridge
3. Quiet rooms. Best sleep ever. It was quiet despite being near the freeway and casino
4. Staffs were great and free breakfast!
5. Starbucks in walking distant.
6. Free parking!

1. Shuttle. I would have to take the Doubletree route to get back if I missed it plus it takes the longest to wait. Luckily, it was only a block away.

I don't mind staying here again. It was so quick to hop on the freeway too.

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2017
« on: August 15, 2016, 01:12:37 PM »
Mashiro Ayano. I would love to see her perform for MusicFest too. She sang the Ending theme songs for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, and D.Gray-man Hallow (which that's how I love her).  ;D

Serious Business / Re: Is Fanime worth going to anymore?
« on: June 02, 2015, 10:14:44 AM »

I enjoyed when there isn't much on Thursday. I drive a lot since I have to pick up my friends from different cities a day before and we all drive up together on Thursday so definitely, I don't mind if there is not much going on. Good time to explore around SJ and even stocking up at Mitsuwa and Clover Bakery.

Registration / Re: Pick up Registration question.
« on: May 07, 2015, 02:34:45 PM »
Registration hours.
Thursday: 3pm — 8pm
Friday: 8am — 7pm
Saturday: 8am — 7pm
Sunday: 8am — 7pm
Monday: 8am — 12pm

That's when they are closed for both registration and picking up your badge on site.

I might have a friend help me out but does she need a badge? This will be Friday night, she's just wants stay help me if I need food or need a bathroom break or be my human calculator.

Yes, it's required to have a badge on Friday.

Registration / Re: Question regarding ID for badge pickup
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:19:40 AM »
It should be fine since I have that same problem before. If you are still uncertain, emailing the Registration staff will help and they can note it in their memo.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Hyatt Booking Age?
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:16:02 AM »
They won't let you do it if you're under 18. Best option would be to see if you can transfer the hotel room into the name of one of your friends who is 18+. They don't really care who pays for it, but the name on the room has to belong to an "adult". So, I'd give them a call for sure. :D

Or make sure they listed at least one of the roommates (that are over 18) in the itinerary and they can check in instead.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Fairmont Hotel security deposit?
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:10:23 AM »
I stayed at the Fairmont a few years ago (like, around 2010).  It's a fairly nice place.  The lobby is huge with big comfy chairs and the rooms are fairly spacious too.  One kind of awkward thing though, is the shower.  It's this kind of clear glass booth-stall in the corner (think in the same vein as a phone booth), and it's all tile on the bottom so you have to be careful about watching your step.  But IIRC the toilet has a rolling door that blocks it off from the rest of the bathroom, which is nice.

The only other awkward thing I can think of is getting in the building an operating the elevator late at night.  If someone wants to confirm this then go for it, but IIRC at about 9-10 pm they lock the south tower.  This makes it so, in order to get in, you have to insert your room key into a pillar located by the entrance doors.  (You have to be kind of fast catching the door as well.)  Then when you get in the elvator, you have to insert the room key AGAIN before it'll let you choose which floor.  I'm not sure why they do this, but it's a thing, and a good reason to keep track of your room key at all times (besides the obvious ones).

Aside from the little annoying things, it's a nice place to stay.  It's quiet, a short distance from the CC, there are a bunch of restaurants nearby, the rooms are always spotless, the beds are comfy, and just overall it's a good hotel.  Lol only reason I don't stay there anymore is because I like the convenience of the Hilton better.

Good to know! I've only attended Fanime a couple of times, my first year we drove back and forth from home & last year I stayed at Ramada. I'll try Hilton or Marriott next year just because they're adjacent to the CC

The Hyatt is a great hotel to stay in since it is just across the street of the convention center and next the civic. They have mini-fridge and a very comfy sofa in the King room.

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