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Panels and Workshops / Re: Older Anime Fan Panel/Older Fan Panel?
« on: November 28, 2017, 03:51:51 PM »
You know, we welcome older people at the Cthulhu for President panel...

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Age Restricted Event Punishments (18+)
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
Despite multiple warnings, multiple people were caught recording (or attempting to record) video in both the HMV room and the standard Hentai room. A three-strikes policy was in place, and the third strike resulted in the events ending early.

I know recordings are something being discussed, but no good solution has been found.

Speaking un-authoratitively to the suggestions by IceFist66:

1. This isn't feasible for many reasons, including liability, security and management/supervision of the items.

2. That is what we did, and it still happened. Some people don't pay attention, some don't care, and some are just trolls.

3. This is what we tried to do, but at some point we as staff can't spend the entire event trying to manage the crowd. At first we kicked the person out, then we evacuated the rooms and forced everyone to come in, and the third time we shut down all of the Hentai events.

To be clear, there are steps that are taken when someone is discovered recording video, but frankly those don't really impact people who don't pay attention, don't care or are trolls.

Believe me, this is something that has been discussed and is still being discussed. It isn't an easy problem to solve due to the common and miniaturized nature of recording devices in society. I found someone recording during midnight madness, and when confronted they didn't think anything was wrong but they stopped and deleted it from their phone. Unfortunately, society is changing where many (and I mean more than a majority) don't see anything wrong with recording anything they want to any place they consider to be "public" even though FanimeCon isn't strictly speaking public.

Below are the entries and Winners for this year!

Audience Winner:
King Redeem - Poppin A Wheelie

Contest Director's Choice:
MinetChan - In Your Endo

The other contestants:
Mysunsau - Unfortunate Souls
Glitch -  The Berenstain Bears hentai adventure
Ecchi Sketchy Extravaganza - Sebastian Knows
Shorisquared - Identitty Crisis

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered. See you next year!

Big Event Showcase / Re: Guests I Want For MusicFest 2018!!!!
« on: June 01, 2017, 05:55:27 PM »
*clears throat*



...that's all.

I would love to add my voice to this, but I suspect they'll never come for FanimeCon. The last times they came to the USA were when the US Dollar was between 80-90 yen, and now they probably can't make it fiscally feasible.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Suite or not to Suite? 2018?
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:54:14 PM »
Most hotels I've been to tend to have suites on all the floors, typically at the end, so having a suite is no guarantee of being on a high floor.

As someone who learned Japanese (albeit poorly), maybe giving a basic primer on verb conjugation? I think that would be something very useful to others.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Over night parking?
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:35:46 PM »
Where and what is Vons?

He means Safeway. They are part of the same chain, just different names. I think it's a NorCal/SoCal thing.

There is a Safeway in walking distance from the convention center, between South 2nd and 3rd streets, along E San Fernando.

I assume the parking garage he is referring to is the one also between South 2nd and 3rd streets, along W San Carlos. It sits above the Psycho Donuts and the theater. I used to use this parking garage for the weekend, but be aware that it tends to fill up very quickly on Friday and tends to remain full through the weekend. Don't plan on leaving and returning.

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Age Segragated Dance
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:13:57 PM »
The word that must not be used likely has implications for the facility and therefore for FanimeCon, especially in the realm of insurance and liability. It has an extremely negative connotation that would likely impact FanimeCon's ability to host an event with that name, irrespective of if it actually has all the hallmarks of a standard event.

Dance events are still held across the country and have a completely different association with them. Saying you are holding or attending a dance doesn't have nearly as much as a negative connotation.

Hence, the choice of language is a specific and particular one that has importance associated with it. The words we choose are important.

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Parking & Shuttle Questions
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:08:31 PM »
The shuttle is free for all attendees.

If Fanime's Hotel info says the parking is free, then it is most likely free because it is included in the convention rate. That is pretty standard practice.

Last week to get your submissions in!

10 days remain! Let's make some awesome HMVs!

I would think this would be something completely unofficial, because technically day zero doesn't exist.

That being said, I'd love to write something up if I could get a general listing of things taking place. I know there will be early badge pickup along with swap meet, but I don't know about anything else.

Live Programming and Events / Re: Anime Church at Fanime
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:01:56 AM »
This sounds more like a Fan Event. You can find the details on Fan Events here:

Video Programming / Hentai Music Videos Contest 2017 - Winners Posted!
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:47:57 PM »
This year's Hentai Music Videos Competition is ready for submissions!

Hentai Music Videos Contest Rules and Guidelines

All questions and comments can be sent to:

Rules are subject to change without notice by FanimeCon or the Contest Director if deemed necessary.
All videos will be screened and may be disqualified and/or excluded for failure to follow any of the rules or guidelines, for violating the general concept of the contest, or for any reason FanimeCon or the Contest Director may see fit.

General Content Rules

  • No Guro, Scat, Bestiality or Real-Life Porn
  • All entrants and members of groups submitting videos must be over 18
  • No illegal content

Submission Directions and Guidelines:

Submissions Instructions
All submissions must be emailed to with the following information:
  • Entrant's Name (or name of the Entrant Group)
  • Entrant's Email Address (If different from the sender email address)
  • Name of the video
  • Song Artist
  • Song Title
  • Footage Used
  • Direct Download URL
  • Will you be attending FanimeCon 2016?

Due to the wondrous age we live in, there are many mechanisms for sending files online. Please use common and standard file sending mechanisms (mediafire, box, dropbox, etc).

Submission Deadline
All videos must be in the possession of the Contest Director by 11:59PM Pacific Time on May 21, 2017. All videos will be tested and any errors must be corrected by 11:59PM Pacific Time on May 23, 2017

File Formats
All files must be playable on the Contest Director's version of the VLC Media Player. All files will be screened by the Contest Director for playability and issues will be reported to the Entrant. It is the responsibility of the Entrant to resolve any issues.
Unlike the FMV contest, the HMV Contest Director does not have the ability to convert files for submitters. Submitters should take responsibility for ensuring that the video is playable. You can find information on file conversion in the FMV 2016 rules.

Contest Awards

Contest Director's Pick (Chosen by Contest Director)
Audience's pick (Chosen by Audience) :
The Audience's Pick will be chosen based auditory voting of attendees present. If the Contest Director determines there is not a clear winner based on auditory voting, the prize will be split between the two entries that received the most votes as determined by the Contest Director.

Each winner will receive a prize provided by the Contest Director.

For any additional questions, please contact the Contest Director at

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Con friend finding app
« on: June 12, 2016, 10:19:00 AM »
There are lots of apps available finding people with similar interests.

I highly doubt Fanime would ever make such an app for a few reasons:

1. Liability
2. Duplication of existing apps
3. Liability

Winners have been posted above. Thanks to everyone who entered!

As promised, below are my notes from my panel on Books for learning about Japan:

Japanmanship - James Kay
Probably the only book ever written for foreigners who want to get into game development in Japan. Explains a lot about contracts, terms of employment. Very specific, but good information about working in Japan and corporate culture.

Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen - Barak Kushner
   Gives a very long history of overall food in Japan, which leads into Ramen. I would say it gives more information about overall development of food in Japan than just about Ramen.

Tokyo in Transit: Japanese Culture on the Rails and Road - Alisa Freedman
   Reads more like a thesis than a normal book. Very interesting analysis about how railroads were presented in Japanese Culture and how they represented concerns and fears during their time.

Samurai The Last Warrior - John Man
   A very interesting read about the life of Saigo Takamori, who was involved in the Boshin War, and eventually the Satsuma Rebellion.

The Story of Sushi - Trevor Corson
   Excellent history about the development of sushi, from its early days of being a method of preserving Sushi to its development as Tokyo-mae sushi, which is where much of modern sushi comes from

Sumo: A thinking fan’s guide to Japan’s National Sport - David Benjamin
   A humorous guide to understanding sumo, and enough basics for many to get into the sport. Includes basic groupings such as “butterballs”, “athletes” and others.

Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan - William E. Deal
   Essentially an encyclopedia on all sorts of Japanese concepts. Excellent resource for learning about various topics when you don’t understand something specific.

The Roads to Sata - Alan Booth
   Interesting book about a man’s trip walking from the northern part of Hokkaido to Sata, the southern point in Kyushu. This was back in early 1980s, so think very low tech, walking with some spare clothes and a sleeping bag.

Looking for the Lost - Alan Booth
   Second and final book by Alan Booth. His journey trying to find the routes taken by Saigo Takamori back when he was fighting in the Satsuma Rebellion.

Embracing Defeat - John W. Dower
   Extremely dense and well-written volume on Japan after defeat and surrender in WW2. Explains the difficulty faced by most people just to survive, including food and shelter.

The Inland Sea - Donald Richie
   Travel journal about hopping between the various communities on the inland sea.

Butterflies of the Night - Lisa Louis
   Interesting first-hand account of a caucasian woman who entered the hostess industry in Tokyo, and how it swept her up into doing more.

Hagakure - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
   Considered one of the defining books for Bushido in the 1930’s, it was written by a man who served his lord for more than 30 years as a clerk. Very interesting thoughts on what a Samurai should be from a man who never fought in combat.

Yakuza: Japan’s Criminal Underworld - David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro
   A heavy expose on the Yakuza and how embedded they are in Japan. Somewhat depressing when you realize how much power and influence they have in Japan and in Politics.

Tokyo Vice - Jake Adelstein
   A very unique story of a caucasian man who entered the journalism field in Japan and ended up covering organized crime. Sometimes he talks a little too much about his personal affairs, but overall a good tale. Never been able to finish because his actions lead to the death of someone.

Mind Over Muscle - Jigoro Kano
   Compiled collection of writings by founder of Judo. Explains how it is more of a philosophy than just a martial art. Explains the concepts of mutual welfare and benefit.

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword - Ruth Benedict
   Even though it is dated, this is one of the best books ever written about Japanese Culture by a western scholar. Does the best job of explaining the concepts of obligation, face, personal honor. Written during the later years of WW2 and the years after to help the military understand how the Japanese would react.

Oishinbo - Testu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki
   Only manga listed here, but it is almost more of a book than a manga due to the massive amount of text. Gives more information on food and food culture than anything else, and can help to explain concepts of sushi, rice, sake, pub food and many more.

You could always go to the opening ceremony on Day 1. It is along those lines.

I've been going for 15 years (or is it 16, I forget) and I've only gone once.

General Convention Discussion / Re: DAY ZERO EVENTS
« on: May 19, 2016, 02:52:33 PM »


Video Programming / Re: Hentai Music Videos Contest - 2016
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:54:43 PM »
Less than one weeks remains! It's the final countdown!



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