FanimeCon was named for fans of anime. The motto is "By Fans, For Fans". It was created as a collection of anime clubs in the Bay Area to get together for a day. Only about a hundred people attended that gathering. Eventually, they formed ARG, the Anime Resource Group, much like AX's SPJA, to handle event planning. No where in their history that it specifically says "San Jose", because the convention involves the entire Bay Area fanbase.
Suggestion: can you update the website now for 2015? Include links to the forums, Facebook, etc. Even if it does not include mascot art yet, at least there's a splash screen with information about next year.
I'd like to see a lot of new arcades next year. Maybe through a new supplier (that doesnt bring the same systems for several years). I want the arcade to feel like what SVGL, MGL, etc feels like, and maybe a bit of D&B
If pre registration is going to be the same fast system next year, then you can use South Hall for an all day swap meet and still close up by 1030 on day 0. A lot of complaints were people trying to figure what to do all day on day 0 because there was no more linecon
I think these kinds of signs has been used before, but have been scrapped because they aren't re-usable because rooms get moved around a lot from year to year. However, since Fanime went so well this year, I don't think a lot of rooms will change anymore.
The only things I can think of regarding AA is the registration system a few months before (as a non-artist, it doesn't concern me) and that the new building of the convention center, while huge, is still relatively small for the demand of the AA. Space the booths out more and have more room to walk.