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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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

PROS:
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!

CONS:
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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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I have a spot for Friday if anyone needs a partner. Also, when is the latest we should pay? I don't have enough funds for $80 atm until my next paycheck.

By latest or before May 15, 2015 11:59pm since that's when we stop accepting applications. Or when spaces run out.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: Fanime 2014 Hotel Review
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:13:22 AM »
Hotel Stayed: San Jose Hyatt
Nights Stayed: Thursday night to Monday morning
Amenities: Mini-fridge and sofa bed
Helpfulness of Staff: Very helpful and polite. When I was checking in, they gave us the wrong room so I had to go back to the front desk and showed them the email for a double bed room, not one king bed. It was very quick and smooth! The parking was hassle-free!
Roomshares?: 6 people. 4 on beds, 1 on sofa, and 1 on floor. Surprising, it was still comfy to sleep.
Pros of Hotel: Easy walk to the convention center.
Cons of Hotel: Hoping for the window to open more than a crack for some fresh air.
Would You Stay Again: Most definitely.
Recommendations/Suggestions/Misc: For quieter sleep, I suggest getting the room facing the parking garage.

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Beside the long lines to get into the swap meet for buyers; as a seller, checking in and items examination went very smooth! You guys were great with the process.

Hopefully, we can get a different venue to hold swap meet. Sitting on a hard floor was rough.

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Registration / Re: KUDOS TO REGISTRATION!
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:30:33 AM »
You guys are too amazing! Picking up our badges was a breeze! Beside flying through the maze for a good exercise. XD. It was magnificent. The staffs deserves a good hug! <3

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Oh. Is it possible now to switch from CA pick up to Fanime instead if this is going to be an issue?
Yes. You do not have to request it- essentially we ask this of everyone so that we can get a gauge of where to allocate our resources (such as in this instance). You may pick up at either location regardless of what you chose during registration but I do strongly suggest to pick up at FanimeCon if you are not attending CA at all.

Okay! Thank you very much for this clarification! Will do!

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