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General Convention Discussion / Re: DAY ZERO EVENTS
« on: May 21, 2016, 02:01:43 PM »
Gaming Hall will be scheduled to open at 6PM. Located at Hall 3 inside the SJCC.

5/18 update - We have deployed the tournament schedule for eGaming and Tabletop in the OP / first post. eGaming tournament details are being uploaded to the website - we will provide a link when it is ready.

In addition: in collaboration with the "NorCal World Order" Pump It Up community, we are hosting 3 of their tournaments at eGaming's console area:

Freestyle - https://www.facebook.com/events/1532633970371346/
Medium Division - https://www.facebook.com/events/579217508892514/
Hard Division https://www.facebook.com/events/653437491460986/

I noticed that for the tabletop tournaments there were a couple Texas Hold'em preliminaries. Do we have to go to every preliminary or just one?

We are checking-in with Tabletop on this - we'll follow-up.

Hey everyone, we sincerely apologize for the lack of updates here. Been a busy last several weeks - we are in process of updating the website with the tournament schedule, followed by tournament details.

For the Gaming Hall, do we bring our own tabletop games, is that allowed (board or card games)?

You can bring your own tabletop games! Please do keep an eye on your personal games and also not mix up Tabletop's rental offerings.

Smash 4 related questions

Both Smash 4 for the Wii-U and Melee for the Gamecube are being offered this year. We will make a call for community equipment should there a need.

For allowed controllers (This will get included in tournament details):

"Wii classic controllers and WiiU Pro controllers will be allowed, but you are responsible for setting it up in game. If setting up a controller and its controls takes an excessive amount of time, then we may ask you to use a standard GCN controller for the sake of time."

I literally only go for the DotA tournament that you guys had for the past three years, so I'm not sure why the event keeps downsizing the DotA tournaments but promoting undeniably smaller games. If I'm not mistaken I believe for the past three years there were around 200-300 people per DotA event at each year you hosted it so why stop?

It really comes down to making sure we are offering a good variety of tournaments, our resources, and allocating time between freeplay and tournament mode for our PC area. We do recognize that DOTA is one of the most popular games currently and this was not easy decision to not offer one this year. We will review the game again next year's event should there be a significant demand to have it return to our line-up (vs our resources/time).

4/29/2016 Update:

First / "OP" post updated with corrections and tweaks. Latest news updated as well with current updates as of today.

Last year, people loved our arcade selection. While are procuring a arcade list from our vendor, any requests for this year?

Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Keep talking and nobody explodes idea
« on: April 29, 2016, 10:16:14 PM »
The scare tent idea! We debut this back in 2014 in our PC Gaming area with a lot of great feedback; 2015 was unfortunately a series of problems that ended up not working out.

For this year, we're trying to bring the idea back in a different form. I've linked this post to our eGaming department and they'll review it.

4/11/2016 Announcement:

eGaming and Tabletop are in the finalization process of their events and tournaments line-up for 2016. For the forums edition, we will be posting in update waves with details as best as possible.

3/15/2016 Announcement

Our Arcade and Tabletop departments are in high need of extra staff. For Tabletop in particular, they are seeking 18+ individuals for a late night related project.

Reserved post #2, per Games Management. (We really hope two reserved is enough)

Edit: No need to use a 2nd post, we're good for 2016! (Games Mgt)

Reserved post #1, per Games Management.

Arcade Machine List details, 2016 Edition

Air Hockey
Barber Cut
Beatmania IIDX
Beatmania III
Bishi Bishi
Capcom vs SNK 2
Chocolate Factory
Dance Dance Revolution EX
Dance Dance Revolution SN
Dance Dance Revolution X2
Dance Maniax
DJ Maxx Technika 3
DrumMania V8
Ghost Squad
Guilty Gear AC
Guitar Freaks V8
Happy Castle Crane
House of the Dead 1
House of the Dead 2
Initial D5
Key Master
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Metal Slug 5
Para Para Paradise
Pile Up
Pirate Chest Crane
Point Blank 2
Pop N Music 9
Punch Mania
SF3:3rd Strike
Silent Scope EX
Sound Vortex
Striker 1945 III
Super Puzzle Fighter
Super SF4 AE
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Terminator Salvation (42")
Time Crisis 4
UFO Catcher

Welcome to the official 2016 thread for the Gaming Hall
Updated as of May 21st 2016

Located in Hall 3 of the San Jose Convention Center, we are the 24 hour non-stop place for attendees to get their game on @ FanimeCon 2016!

Info and News

Website Info = (In the process of being updated) http://www.fanime.com/exhibits/gaming/
Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/FanimeConGamingHall
Twitter = https://twitter.com/FanimeConGaming ; @FanimeConGaming #FanimeConGaming
Email inquires about the Gaming Hall = games@fanime dot com

If you are a group or company that wants to work with us on an opportunity, please contact us through the Games Mgt email-> games@fanime dot com.
*We may forward email to Marketing/Promotions depending on the contents.

About “requests” - We do try to accommodate requests as best as our resources allow.

Latest News
  • South Bay Button Mashers are coming to Fanime with retro/indie console games, plus hosting a Nidhogg and Towerfall Ascension tournament!
  • AFK Gamer Lounge (AFKgg) are also coming this year with high end PC gaming computers, and hosting a CSGO tournament with prizing!
  • Showdown eSports will be providing setups for our Street Fighter V and Smash 4 tournament. Also, we have modified our Smash 4 rules to be based on EVO 2016's.
  • eGaming Tournament detail can be link here - http://www.fanime.com/exhibits/gaming/egaming/egaming-tournament-details/
  • Event and Tournament details are subject to change at 'Con - please watch our outlets and inquire at respective dept front desk inside the Gaming Hall.
  • Arcade machine is incoming, will post ASAP!
Events and Tournaments Information
  • All "Events" and "Tournaments" are free of charge and inclusive with a FanimeCon 2016 Member Badge~!
  • We do recommend all participants to arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in with the organizer.
  • Events information is subject to change, including at ‘Con.
    *We will push the latest updates to the website, info desks, and our FanimeCon Gaming Hall social media accounts ASAP.
  • Please do bring positive vibes and observe an sportsmanlike conduct while participating in our events and tournaments!
Areas of Gaming

The Gaming Hall has three types of gaming we offer to attendees - the arcades, eGaming with console and PC gaming, and tabletop!

From classic arcade setups to Japanese music games!

Email inquires = arcade@fanime dot com
Arcade list -> To be posted before 'Con on here/website/social media outlets.

Covering the latest and retro Console and PC Gaming in one area!

Email inquires = egaming@fanime dot com
Events & Tournaments 

Official Web link -> http://www.fanime.com/exhibits/gaming/egaming/
Facebook Console Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/825214490945114/
Facebook PC Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1600868416870201/

"NorCal World Order" Pump It Up community Community FB event links (these are official events hosted in eGaming's Console area)

Freestyle - https://www.facebook.com/events/1532633970371346/
Medium Division - https://www.facebook.com/events/579217508892514/
Hard Division https://www.facebook.com/events/653437491460986/

Tournaments Schedule

Blizzard's Overwatch is in consideration, in review during launch week.

Friday / May 27th

1:00 PM - Heroes of the Storm (5vs5)
2:00 PM - Pokken Tournament (Wii-U) (1vs1)
3:00 PM - Guilty Gear XRD Revelator (PS4) (1vs1)
3:00 PM - Pokemon 3DS: 3DS: Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Smogon Singles)
3:00 PM - Tetris Medley
5:00 PM - Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube) (1vs1)
5:00 PM - Counter Strike: GO (5vs5) (AFKgg hosted event)
8:00 PM - Dance Central 3 (Xbox360)

Saturday / May 28th

10:00 AM - League of Legends (5vs5) (AFKgg supported event)
10:00 AM - Pokken Tournament - Finals
11:00 AM - Smash Bros Melee - Finals
12:00 PM - Killer Instinct (XboxOne) (1vs1)
1:00 PM - Pump It Up: Medium Division
3:00 PM - Pump It Up: Freestyle
3:00 PM - Gamer's Gauntlet 2016 Edition
4:00 PM - Pump It Up: Hard Division
4:00 PM - Street Fighter V (PS4) (1vs1)
5:00 PM - Towerfall Ascension (PS4) (SBBM hosted event)
6:00 PM - Hearthstone (1vs1)
6:00 PM - Killer Instinct - Top 8 finals at Stage Zero

Sunday / May 29th

10:00 AM - Heroes of the Storm - Semi / Finals
10:00 AM - Hearthstone - Semi/Finals
12:00 PM - SMASH Bros 4 (Wii-U) (1vs1)
12:00 PM - Hall of Gaming 2016 Edition
1:00 PM - Catherine (PS3)
2:00 PM - Just Dance 2016 (XboxOne)
3:00 PM - Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS4) (1vs1)
3:00 PM - Pokemon 3DS - 3DS: Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (VGC Doubles)
4:00 PM - Nidhogg (PS4) (SBBM hosted event)
6:00 PM - Street Fighter V - Top 8 finals at Stage Zero

Board and card games of all sorts, plus a Giant Jenga area!

Email inquires = tabletop@fanime dot com
Events & Tournaments = Official web link -> (TBA); list below:

Tournaments Schedule

Friday / May 27th
11:00 AM // Jenga
12:00 PM // Texas Holdém Preliminaries
3:00 PM // Magic: the Gathering (Format: Standard)
4:00 PM // Giant Jenga
7:00 PM // Texas Holdém Preliminaries

Saturday / May 28th
10:00 AM // Pokémon TCG (Format: Expanded XY to Fates Collide)
12:00 PM // Texas Holdém Preliminaries
3:00 PM // Giant Jenga
4:00 PM // Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (will follow current ban list to date)
7:00 PM // Texas Holdém Preliminaries
8:00 PM // Jenga
11:00 PM // Magic: the Gathering (Format: Modern; This event will be held in the 18+ Late Night Gaming room in the Hyatt)

Sunday / May 29th
10:00 AM // Pokémon TCG (Format: Expanded XY to Fates Collide)
10:00 AM // Speed Painting and Brush Off Tournament (w / Chibitainment)
12:00 PM // Texas Holdém Finals
1:00 PM // Jenga
2:00 PM // Magic: the Gathering (Format: Proxy Legacy)
3:00 PM // Munchkin
7:00 PM // Weiss Schwarz (Format: Neo Standard; Mixed language OK)

Events Schedule

Friday / May 27th
10:00 AM // How To: Texas Holdém
10:00 AM // How To: Pokémon TCG
6:00 PM // Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday / May 28th
12:00 PM // Munchkin / Steve Jackson Dice Games
8:00 AM // How To: Pokémon TCG
6:00 PM // Dungeons & Dragons 3.5

Sunday / May 29th
10:00 AM // Speed Painting and Brush Off Tournament (w / Chibitainment)
12:00 PM // Munchkin / Steve Jackson Dice Games
6:00 PM // Dungeons & Dragons 3.5

Live Programming and Events / Re: Ping Pong Tournament?
« on: December 14, 2015, 06:14:58 PM »
We currently have no plans to have a Ping Pong tournament in Tabletop's area in the Gaming Hall. Should that change, we will make an announcement in the future Gaming Hall 2016 forum thread, website, and our official social media outlets.

Long story short - Table spacing issues @ Tabletop

There were some layout complications that occurred on setup day and we have made note of them. I do agree it was too cramped and we'll attempt to space it better for 2016. 2015 was a attempt at space optimization and attempts to mitigate higher crowds - we were somewhat successful but we did learn quite a bit on actual design.

Feedback: We'll take some Gaming Hall-specific feedback here and social media, but please do post in the official Convention feedback thread in the link below. We are listening and striving to improve the Gaming Hall for FanimeCon 2016!


Hi everyone, thank you for coming out for this year's Gaming Hall! Games Management is aware there is quite a bit of feedback for our area - please standby for the feedback forms that will be setup.

I do want to say this: we are 100% aware that some tournaments did not run smoothly as we would of liked. We do apologize for the inconsistent tournament experiences and we are reviewing what we can do to improve for 2016.

Gaming / Re: Where are all the Ninja players?
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:29:29 PM »
Space limitations actually. Our Gaming Hall departments are expanding and it is challenge to accommodate that while maintaining enough walking room for everyone. Its not like we wanted to cut back - I did see a few Ninja games but they were in random spots.

We do care about attendee safety and having someone getting hurt on the concrete floor is not a fun ending for any of us.

5/19 update: we have formally announced our Arcade Machine List, which can be found in the 2nd post of this thread, or click below:


@abcbadcat - We are working with our arcade vendor to get that final list out ASAP. We do sincerely apologize to you and the general public on the delay on this list. Games Management does know of people wanted a good selection and esp bemani games.

@bahamutknightzero - We did have someone ask a similar question on our social media page and here is that answer:

"Originally we were looking at the PS4 edition until we found out it will not be released in time for 'Con - this forced us to fall back to previous generation. Given what was used for EVO 2014, staff inventory, and what our sponsors can offer, we decided on the 360 edition."

Hi all,

E-Gaming has deployed a significant update on their events/tournament list and posting a partial details list of pc/console tournaments. Please do check the first post/OP for details!
  • Start times for various tournaments have changed! Smash Bros 4 1's/4's and Mario Kart 8 are in better spots for attendees to participate!
  • We are formally announcing "Persona 4 Arena Ultimax" and "Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend" as tournaments! We do have two more console tournaments we are finalizing.
  • Our Ultra Street Fighter 4 and both Smash Bros 4 "1vs1" / "4vs4" finals events will be hosted on Stage Zero! USF4 and Smash 1vs1's on Saturday, with Smash 4vs4 on Sunday. Both events @ Stage Zero will start at 6pm!
  • 5vs5 League of Legends, DOTA2, and CS-GO tournaments are under review due to recent developments. We will post updates ASAP regarding the status of those tournaments.

Thanks to offers from the community and new developments, E-Gaming is busy adjusting the tournament schedule and finalizing new tournament details. Given the sheer amount of details however, we might update it in waves.

@ Mizuki - We will be updating either the OP or the 2nd post in this thread with details. What I can tell you tho is for the DOTA2 1 vs 1, it will be based on the "Practice 1 vs 1" that is found in-game.

4-30-2015 update = E-Gaming has released their events/tournaments list for this year. Tournament specific details will be updated ASAP (probably in the overflow post if I manage to hit the character cap).

@ abcbadcat and SatoshiS: We are currently waiting on our Arcades vendor to give us the list for this year. I'll update the OP ASAP and announce it =)

@ jedisurvivor : Yes!

4-27-2015 update - Tabletop has released their tournament/events list for this year. E-Gaming will be next!

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