Pre-reg opens tomorrow. Anyone going to this shitfest?>ticket prices gone up to $75 pre-reg/$95 at door>mask/proof of vaccination still required (policy page says 2023)>still haven't refunded some people who requested refunds in 2020
>>10828623fanime died back in 2012
just registered lol
>>10828623Fanime rule are so strict. Any props resembling a weapon are not allowed inside the building. No dressing up as an OC character.
>>10828623>>mask/proof of vaccination still required>>10829563>Any props resembling a weapon are not allowed inside the buildingThe absolute state of the Gay Area.
>>10829563> No dressing up as an OC characterWhere does it say that? That’s fucking retarded if true.
>>10829618it doesn't. you don't even have to dress up, so of course you can dress up as OC.
I met Sachie at Fanime once. I hope to see her again. I have a lot of questions for her regarding the scandal she's been in recently.
>>10829563>>10829618At least make your lies believable.
I met Lilypichu at Fanime once. I was too shy to say hi to her so I hope I have the courage to speak to her this year.
Unless they bring back all their usual programming I'll likely not go. Shame, I bought a 4chan pass solely so I could make the posts to wrangle people.>mask/proof of vaccination still requiredHoly shit why. They have to REALLY bring in some good attractions to get me to go now.
Fanime is just a large ponzi scheme nowadays. They have burned every bridge they ever built with their shady business tactics and lack of accountability. Then they try to ask people to be nice because they're all volunteers? NO. YOU STEAL MONEY. YOU LAUNDER CHILDREN'S MONEY. It's absolutely pathetic and 100% a scam con nowadays.
>>10829650>POLICIAlaugh. at least they're keeping it multicultural>>10829980idk bro has it been anything but a hang out con for a while?
>>10829650>Dressing up anything similar to police, military, or government agencies are not allowedRIP Chainsawman cosplays
>>10829650>Work for government agency>Put your agency's logo on cosplay>Get asked to leave>produce badgeWhat a stupid policy.
>>10830148I think they mean actual government agencies. A bunch of randos with slacks and ties doesn't count.
>>10830168Iirc if you're actually military and show up in uniform, you're in the clear as long as you can prove that you're not pretending to be in the military. I've seen actual military dudes in fatigues in Fanime's dealers hall before.
>>10829980The lack of programming wouldn't even be as bad if Fanime's staff weren't the worst fucking people on earth. >yfw never again experience Fanime with good guests and actual things to do at the con
>>10829650I hope this means airsoft larpers get shown the door.
>all nearby hotels are unavailableIf you have a later booking slot, book outside of the con reservation system. The only hotels left are the ones several miles away.
if anyone manages to book a room and has a spare bed would any anons mind sharing a room?
>>10828623>>mask/proof of vaccination still required (policy page says 2023)I keep wondering why, but then I remember Fanime is near the pozzed mentally diseased Bay Area.
>>10828623If I had to go I’d probably be like this guy hanging outsidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGSgTj8gsHc
How bad has San Jose gotten since pre pandemic?
>>10841043Tbh it’s pretty much back to prepandemic status. Anons like to meme on the bay area for being lib sheep or whatever but in reality, almost no one is masked anymore. The few people I’ve seen still mask are food service workers or paranoid crazies. Fanime has a mask and vaxx card policy but imo they’re highly likely to drop it day 0 or right at the start of day 1 bc it’s going to take forever to check cards (you can fake it anyways like people from last year kek) and there will be too many attendees to enforce masks.
2 and a half months out and we still have shit for guests
>>10841194Fanime is a party con. Who gives a fuck about guests and panels?
>>10841194Is swap meet back? At least masquerade seems to be happening again so the rest of the programming will hopefully follow suit.
Prediction, they will absolutely not follow through with the mask mandate, the pandemic is finally over and too many cons have already happened where it was perfectly fine without them and at that this point they're not going to bother trying to make it the thing you have to do to attend, especially with how many people go to this con
see you there anonsi'll probably cosplay shimakaze
>>10845852Shimakaze-chan or Shimakaze-kun?
what are you guys gonna cosplay? looking forward to anything?>>10846230find out yourself!! I'll be the 4 days there, with friends
>>10841159i really do fucking hope so, masking in current_year is fucking retarded
>>10846800I’m local to the bay and no one here is masked anymore. There’s a 99% chance that >>10843845 will be right and Fanime will drop mask requirements on day 1.
>>10846801i hope you're right. i'm not crossing the atlantic ocean to wear a mask again
>>10846801>>10846803Prediction poster here, I'm doubling down on it for sure, I have absolutely no doubt the mask mandate stuff won't stay. I have friends that went to PAX east and various smaller cons and friends currently attending EVO Japan who say most people are fine and no masked up, it's fine if people want to wear it just to avoid any sickness but I'm definitely not believing for a second that people will follow the rules and the con will just be like whatever it's fine. We're already well past the pandemic and now the endemic and things are finally back to normal thank God, if they try to seriously heavily enforce it it'll just look dumb, especially with how many cons have taken place this year that were well off without those policies
>>10846803please tell me you're not flying from europe just for fucking fanime
>>10846840I am, it's cheap for those dates and for the SFO airport
>>10846840Who cares, let them have fun and live their life>>10846842You do you homie
>>10846842I hope it's like $300 or some shit and you're staying for a couple weeks to visit other things. Fanime is just not worth a lot of money to fly to on its own lmao
>>10828623What happened with fanime? It used to be a lot better than anime shitxpo.
>>10847255did something happen?
>>10847255>What happened with fanime? It used to be a lot better than anime shitxpo.Became shitty because it was VAX con and a lot od people bought tickets and weren't able to get in due to not having all 3 shots.
>>10849827Just take the shot you fucking welch
>>10849836>Just take the shot you fucking welchI did, but there were so many people outside that had 2/3 or 1/3 and due to time spacing requirements the couldn't get in.
so fanime happens every Memorial Day weekend?
Well looks like none of the people I usually go with are going this year. I might head down for one day but it looks like my fanime days are behind me now.
What hotels have shuttles to the con?
>>10851330Only Doubletree since it's the only one you need a car to get to/from. All of the other con hotels are within walking distance, although AC is quite a long walk.
>>10828623has there seriously been no word on the whole mask mandate thing? I live in the general area and it's been like, two years since anyone cared about masks
trying to decide between wearing a lolita coord or a cosplay. I prefer to wear lolita, but have less opportunities to wear cosplay. Maybe I'll get my BOTW cosplay out of storage with Tears of The Kingdom coming out soon. hmmm
>party coni go to cons alone>mask mandatefuck those crazy ass libs in the bay area>hotels near convention center 800$ for 2 nights. literally no events. no guests.hell noyup, not going. anime riverside it is.
You will make sure to have all of your papers, right anon?
any gulls showing up?
>>10854429I'll be checking out the jfash shows and trunk show.
>>10854429>10854429for those literal whos?hah dream on
>>10854581> literal whos> meta> haenuli
>still need to show that you're vac>still need to wear mask
>>10855173It's weird as fuck. Most people in California don't give a shit anymore. Even the people wearing masks have made it a personal choice and don't harass others about it
>>10855203It's a huge pain for staff to deal with/enforce, I think someone in management just got their mind broken by covid; they kicked out a vendor halfway through the weekend because one employee took off their mask to eat lunch.
>>10855173day zero mask requeriment dropped.calling it now
>>10855316that was last year which, while still overcautious, wasn't completely out of whack given the norms worldwide. now, it's straight-up weird. even in japan it's a personal choice and they have signs saying as such.
>>10855316>>10855320>>10855338Said it earlier but I'm absolutely calling that they're not going to end up enforcing it by at least the end of day 1 or 2. The world's back to normal, everyone is vaxxed up or is generally fine, enough people have spoken against it and many cons already have been doing well without it so to have it be mandatory would be a detriment to the event.
>>10855413I live in SJ and am thinking the same thing. I haven't seen a single masked person in forever. The last time I masked up was last Fanime.
>one week away>still no scheduleok.jpg
>>10855525That's pretty normal from what I can remember. They usually at least announce panel times by now.
>>10855525>>10855638It's still weird that they operate like this though, they've been around for almost 30 years now, became one of the biggest and known anime conventions in the US and they're still late when it comes to posting news and updates about the con.
>>10855525I can't believe how much Fanime went to shit over the past few years. They used to actually have decent guests, too
>>10855525https://www.fanime.com/panels/panel-listing/No idea why Fanime has been so quiet about it but douzo. Didn't expect CWF to be 2 nights this year but cool
Holy shit pre reg tix are 95 dollars now?! I guess it's cheaper than buying day passes for the 2 days I'm thinking to be there but DAMN. No way this con warrants that high of a price tag.
>acne outbreak right before conEVERY FUCKING TIME
>>10856130There was this arab kid in my class that would constantly yell at the nerds to wash their faces.>BREH! You HELLA ugly BREH! Go wash yo face!Thanks to him I never had to deal with that.
whats the masking looking like?
>>10855850i mean you waited until the very end to reg. of course shits gonna be expensive.
i live in the area but have no frens going for more than just friday. anyone want to hang out
i’d still rather go to fanime than anime expo nglfuck that hellish nightmare shithole man
>>10856164Possibly anon depends on the day. I’m going with some friends but I do like to step aside and do my own thing for some of the time
>>10856164Are you a cute bishie?
>>10856223i have no real con agenda. i haventbeen to any cons out here and this one was soclose. the friends im going with are real normies though so i imagined id hang out with them on friday and maybe try to make friends for sat/sund. >>10856349i (just turned) 21 but not a twink sadly
>>10856354>mobile spacing.im sorry anons.
>>10856164If you go to the front just talk to randos. Feels like people are out there more than they are inside the actual con center
Cherami Leigh canceled. Again.
>>10856385>no reason given
>>10856354Since you're new, go with the flow. Take everything in, see the sights. Don't feel pressured to see everything, because Fanime isn't really big on guests. Once you go regularly, you'll get an idea of what you want to check out....and go to CWF.
>>10831508same, lmao. I wonder how many are boots and how many are people coming straight there from Moffett.
>>10841043>>10841159Yeah, the only places that really enforce mask are smaller cons, and even then, as long as you're vaccinated, no one really cares if it's not some power-tripping con dude with a grudge. A few stores are gone, and Cafe Stritch's replacement now charges for weekends, but it's the same as always. I miss that ice cream place where Umi Hand Rolls is now.
>>10846840>>10846845>>10847024This is weird, but I agree with both statements. I think it's worth flying out if you've got friends here and love the DJs, but I've considered not going for a while, because capeshit cons offer more for me.That, and I'm staff for SDCC now.
>>10856385>>10856533Likely contractual bullshit again. Or someone gave her the coof.
I have two spots left in a Signia room if anyone needs itedocide#7415 is my discord if you're interested
>>10856560Just say covid
>>10856572pass the boof anon.
if there are any cute twinks going who wanna have some fun with other cute twinks drop a discord here~
>>10856349What if I am?
I heard linecon is back. Did they not figure out how to efficiently verify vax status (or better yet just drop it)? The trauma of getting the line cut right when I got to the front still bears heavily on me.
>>10856901>tfw the line got cut right in front of me
Are they still using clear?
>>10856928Yes, I used it. They did not scan the QR, just photo ID and the app.
God I love Swap Meet.
>>10856556Oh I've been to cons before - I just haven't been to fanime or any california cons before. I moved here about a year ago for university. Just wanted to make some gull friends before getting there
>>10856934glad i kept it still installed on my phone instead of removing it. used it at fanime, sdcc, and that's it for the last year.
What the fuck is up with the mask requirements
>Keisuke Ueda unable to attend due to visa issueswellfuck.gif
>>10856990the one guest they actually had
Got my badge and Covid strap yesterday. Still dumb that you have to wear this damn thing all weekend if you wanna avoiding going through Covid check in line again which is huge pain and wait hours. Was able to snag some magazines and figures during swap meet last night which was cool tho.
can't believe they're actually gonna enforce masking...
to people who are unvaxxed can you still hang outside in the front or will security kick you out for soliciting
I mean not soliciting for loitering
>>10856990Fuckin scam con holy shit. How was that not figured out months ago?! I guess you cancel everything after the final refund date and then hope people forget by next year.
>>10857023They claim it was “last minute, unforeseen” but it doesn’t help when another guest has backed out as wellHow long until this con goes into a hell in a hand basket?
Gonna get fucking crucified but I'll admit it: I like the mask and vaxx mandate. I care for children with cancer as my job and I deserve to have fun too, and by requiring mask and vaxx I have less of a chance of getting sick and getting my patients sick.
>>10857050people in your scenario (and anyone else worried about getting sick) can use a n95 and focus on personal, individual defense without regard to forcing a blanket mask requirement in that case
>>10857023the state department is fucked right now. processing times are all fucked up.
are the /vt/ waifus there this year?
Oh theyre enforcing the mask mandate? No shot I go.
Yeah the masks fucking suck. You have to wear a mask during karaoke, too. Why am I at a convention just to not even be able to see other people’s faces? We’re all vaxxed so this just feels performative.
>>10857082immunocompromised anon here.here's the problem with mask mandates: they were always a platitude and functioned on the assumption covid was droplet based. but it isnt: we've known for over a year now it's aerosolised. this means that unless you're wearing an n95 that fits perfectly, the mask isn't doing anything. cloth masks? useless. paper disposables? useless. anything with a "filter"? useless. mask has a gap anywhere in the seal around the nose and mouth? useless. ntm recirculated air. the masks DID reduce unrelated things like flu season so hospitals could prioritise covid, but they should've just said that. it literally would've been safer to tell everyone "don't bother with masks, but move all events and person to person meets to outdoor venues" but instead they told us to stay indoors and wear masks, and made it so pointing this out makes you sound like a conspiracy theorist. personally i would've greatly enjoyed an outdoor convention. but i guess it's too late for that. now it's a virtue signal.
>>10857050If you wear a mask and have gotten the jab, then you have a higher probability of getting sick. If you disagree, then you have a low IQ -- in which case, the probability is even higher.
Is it worth trying to get badge today or should I just go tomorrow
>>10857128same here should I go tomorrowdid I miss anything today
>>10828623I remember in the sakuracon thread someone schizo ranted that the mask mandate exists cause the con was full of MTF trans people and they want to hide their face, and I think about it everytime this comes up at a con. is fanime an anime convention? or is it as autistic as sakuracon?
>>10857112Outdoor cons would be something like jpop summit was in the past when it was in Japantown or cherry blossom festival. Jpop summit was actually really successful (popular) but ran into funding issues because it was on public streets and therefore largely free. When they moved to fort mason the costs went up and they went on indefinite hiatus after that.There's a guy who wants to revive it but he's an average Joe and doesn't have any money or knowledge of how event running works
>>10857147that actually sounds pretty fun-- i was imagining renting a lot or something carnival style.
>>10857149It was basically a street fair with a main events stage (peace plaza) and the restaurants and stores of Japan town on top.
>People melting down online about mask and vaccine requirements I bet AX will implement one at the very last second
So how's AA this year? I'm guessing it's still a lot of Genshin
Went to the video game symphony show across the street and its been an awesome show. If you wanna see music live Id recommend going, tickets were fairly cheap and not large crowd so you can sit up close and hear them play bioshock and WoW music live.
>>10857202Seconding this.I used to go to Fanime just for the AA, then it got flooded with non-anime shit>Steven Universe>Genshin>Other stupid gacha shit>Sellers that have had the same print for the last 10 years
Hosting a gooning sesh anyone wanna meetup?
>>10857130You missed nothing Friday is pretty low energy compared to sat/sun
>>10857169the thing about ax is that even if it's on paper they won't do shit about it. last year when covid was still a thing yeah you were supposed to mask and be vaccinated but no one enforced the masking, and the vaccinations, the minimum wage workers stopped giving a shit halfway through and would just slap a band on you even if they didn't actually look. ax 100% only had it on paper so people couldn't cry about it and try to sue them for not having one
Good on Fanime keeping up with the mask and vaccine requirements. We should never lax on this again. Make it a permanent fixture in all conventions because Covid us never going away.
How's the line looking this morning?
talk about the con instead of covid
>>10857308>>10857308You're an idiot. Vaccines, sure but the masks don't do shit unless you're combining that with social distancing or have a perfectly fit n95. Its still nuts to buts in halls and anywhere with a line. If you wanna keep wearing one go for it but making it a mandate still is perfomative at best. Fanime is over. Nothing but hambeast and and to OPs question troons that are still obvious even with a mask. The same over priced drop shit junk I the vendors hall and the same tired ass artists selling shit merch that's mostly OCs no one gives a shit about or last years leftovers that didn't sell. A $10 cup of agua freca outside the con was the last straw. Fuck this con and the shit heads that run it.
>>10857358you herd it hear first boys and gals!F A N I M E I S O V E R
>>10857358Thank you. Good lord, so glad i didnt go
>>10857014>>10857016Yeah you can loiter unmasked outside
Daaaamn lines hella long. Good thing I brought a chair.
>MFW all the fun shit is the after parties
>>10857386Can unvax people go
>>10857386where the afterparties at
the aki cosplayer is so cute
i was too shy to say hi ;_;
how was park con
>>10857394fanirave was fun
fuck i tried to flirt with the cutest kazuha cosplayer ever but he was straight fml
You have to be a total imbecile to spend 1 dime in this animeshit wearing a mask like a total imbecile, I know, animefags are dumb, but even that have a limit
>>10857523Mask should be the norm permanently. People are still catching covid.
oh god so drunk
Where the fuck is everybody
>>10857559My knee hurts so i went home. Maybe tomorrow.
Did they end up dropping the mask + vax requirement, or are the goyim actually complying?
>>10857023Biden keeping Trump immigration policies. We've had Tinariwen cancel three times in a fucking row because of it. >>10857084This, too.
>>10857559>>10857563hilarious to watch you losers so fucking lame
Is it just me or are there less attendees? You'd think CRX and SVCC cancelling would drag more people in
>>10857358Ngl the reason I support trans rights is because it makes wieners like you so angry and spaghetti spilling. Thanks for the laughs
>>10857578It's probably the vax+mask mandate on top of the fact that they have no fucking guests.>You will never again experience Fanime at its peak>Based AA full of artists open for commissions, cool anime shit for sale>Lolita boutique that was worth getting there early for>Shitload of good guests, Japanese VAs, directors, artists>MusicFest had bands like Flow
>>10857576Where are you bozo
>>10857559Just go to park con it's literally in the park>>10857578Outside the con is pretty crowded in the plaza during the day so idk feels like a lot of people
The Genshin Beyblade tournament was based af
>>10857594Thanks, I ended up going to park con. Is that happening tomorrow night too?
I didn’t go today or yesterday, is there still a chance to go Sunday? I’m just gonna hang out in front since unvaxxed and all, maybe check out the park if there is still people
>>10857599Yeah it's basically every night. It's the replacement for lobby con bc they used to do it in the con center but the con center didn't like it lol.
>>10857603Sat and sun are the busiest days for fanime bc it's the weekend and a lot of people have Monday off for the holiday, so they don't have to check out and go back home on Sunday. Can dedicate the whole day to fun.
As expected, the us state dept was all fucked up
Best Fanime ever! I hope it's like this every year.
>>10857609How long does that run? I have roles e before two for my shuttle, but I'm thinking of staying until whatever time everyone fucks off from.
>>10857603Bring a chair and sit out front. The staff didn't hassle me for it and it makes people watching easy.
>>10857667what color is the chair
To show the stupidity of the mask mandate, Hirokatsu said he didn't want to wear a mask and Fanime didn't stop him. If they really gave a shit they would have required him to wear one too
>>10857706It was a green camping chair. I didn't bring it today.
Anyone outside? If you see a white guy in a day off sweater say hi. I'm hanging by the trees for a bit.
Fuck there are a lot of trees. The ones bordering the Marriot.
Just showed up today, anyone have recommendations for things I should do/see/buy? I haven't gone to many cons and I'm a bit overwhelmed desu
>>10857775Go to CWF at 6pm. If you like <popular thing> then you'll like artists/dealers. Otherwise there won't be much of anything for you.
>>10857612>Good news is that he's organizing another live event>In Japan
was at fanime earlier todayabsolutely nothing to do. it was boring.are other cons better? this was my first one and it's disappointing as fuck
>>10857826Yeah, pretty much. You go with friends, and maybe if you really like a guest. I keep telling myself to go to Kublacon or Momocon instead.
>>10857826CRX and SiliCon is unfortunately cancelled but I preferred the guests. There's Fan Expo in SF later this year and the first was great. Do MagWest and California Extreme if you are local.
>>10857826Fanime is a horrible con for a solo. You really need to know people or be good at talking to people.
>>10857873just go to park con and get drunk and say stupid shit
>>10857522got his pic? let me see
>>10857873whats a good con for solo?
Holy shit I need to make some friends. I have no clue what I'm doing here.
Worth going on monday to check out the fashion trunk show? I'm local so it's not super out of the way.>>10854429How is it? I'd expect meta's stock to be pretty picked through by now but who knows.>>10857202>>10857232Any FGO presence in AA?
>>10857885MagWest and California Extreme, and the former is 24/7. They're both gaming cons, so if you don't care for the panels, you're busy with games. California Extreme isn't panel-focused, but then it is, it's cool boomers talking about how game dev and design was, back in the day. Sac Anime, any version for sure; the panels are actually good and even though there's technically less to do, it's very well run.I haven't gone to HornetCon yet, but the guys who ran Krakencon have never failed me before. If CRX ever comes back, that's good.If you don't mind normie capeshit, Fan Expo in SF, unironically. The guests were pretty hyped and it wasn't super crowded.
>>10857826Literally one of the worst cons I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to a ton. Just go to any of the suggested ones. Really liked CRX last year at the same venue. >>10857909I’d say no since it’s really small
>>10857910ty MagWest is happening at the same san jose center that fanime was at today. I think I'll go to that one.Fan Expo in SF might be cool too
>>10857921Just Doubletree. I'm not sure how long they'll have it for, because they're about to do major renovations. It's normally in Fall, so I'm a little concerned the hotel's trying to fuck them over.
>>10857921You can tell if a con treats its guests well if the big name dudes are just all universally hyped. Honestly, I've been liking capeshit cons, because even if it attracts normie, there's a wider variety of guests. Krakencon used to have animators who worked with Walt Disney and stuff like that.
i had fun :)
I had fun, though it was my first con. I wished AA wasn't just genshin merch though. Best panel was CWF wrestling.
>>10857926*hyped to be there
>>10857897Anon, if you've got social media, I could chat.
>>10857826If you want to make the trip down south, AX in July and ALA in January.
Should I go today to hold onto the last drops of con feelings or will there be nobody there?
A couple got married on Stage Zero? This is news to me
>>10857948Ah man is that the only way nowadays? I like coming here so I can remain mostly a ghost online.
>>10857993How are you going to make friends if people can't tell who your are on a day to day basis? At the very least discord
I won at charity golf so I guess I'm going next year. Hopefully the vax/mask restrictions get dropped and they get guests that can follow through and show up. At least CWF was fun.
>>10857993Well, that, and IRC. But I get you, social media's mostly cancer. Shit, I've nearly been doxed before, and there apparently used to be some /r9k/ group that deliberately set up fake /cgl/ meetups to mock anyone who showed up.
>>10857974Go. I'm going. It's nice to hang out, even if it's mostly done.
>>10857931what was the CWF wrestling panel like?I missed it
>>10857885AX has always been at least decent, even if I'm solo or with really shitty friends. The sheer amount of attendees, stuff going on, and cosplay tends to make it entertaining.
>>10858081why would you go with shitty friends
>>10858078I’m here, and it is nice hanging out.
why was the BART merch line so long
>>10858080People in cosplay trash talking the other cosplayers and a large crowd yelling for 3 straight hours. It is the best fan panel now by a wide margin [spoiler]but I still liked Banzai Arcade better ;_;[/spoiler]
>>10858095Are they even still doing cons in wherever they moved? Iirc the main dude is in the Midwest now.
>>10858098Last I remember the guy's laptop that had the whole thing on it got stolen. He's done other panels at fanime since but I think he said banzai arcade was not going to ever come back.
If we were allowed to post from mobile internet, I would have replied to a lot of people to come meet up. The Marriotts internet was down could post an open room to help finish like 20 bottles. Hopefully ax is better.
>>10858101Most public+mobile IPs have been range banned, I think that is a main contributor to thread deadness. I bought a pass just so I could post while on the go, but I wasn't in one place long enough to get something going.
>>10858104>Most public+mobile IPs have been range banned, I think that is a main contributor to thread deadness. I bought a pass just so I could post while on the go, but I wasn't in one place long enough to get something goingYeah I might have to purchase one before ax. Not really down for unsecure public WiFi.
>>10858099I'm honestly surprised there aren't more goons casing Fanime. When I worked for Cinequest (the San Jose film festival), we had a guy who had all his camera setup stolen.
>>10858104>>10858109For 4G/5G, AT&T isn't banned, but Comcast is. That said, my ban only applies to /co/, for some fucking reason.Speaking of, it sucks LAN had so much issues this year. I talked to the staff, and according to them, the new guys in charge of McEnery are charging them more to up the bandwidth.
>>10857826If you like /tg/ shit, Kublacon is up in Burlingame on Memorial Day weekend. There's Pacificon on Labor Day weekend at Santa Clara, but it clashes with Sac-Anime. Big Bad Con is also in Burlingame.Anime Riverside is a thing and they had a shitton of anime VAs this year.Has any of the AOD staff unretired?
>>10858111Yeah I'm surprised there aren't more robberies given all the photographers, myself included.
>>10857826YumeCon is at the Holiday Inn near the airport this year. Really cool minicon.
>>10858113I'm on at&t and I'm perma rangebanned on mobile?
Anyone know the theme for 2024?
>>10858126Yeah more masks and vax requirements
>>10858117Same, I’m on AT&T and was also banned all con.
Anybody know what happened to the guy that got his arm snapped during arm wrestling with Kratos? That shit was gnarly
How did this go from being the best con in California to the worst con?
>>10858146Drama, oversaturation, and more focus on partying than guests.I've heard Fanime doesn't get a lot of good guests because of past maltreatment, which always weirds me out when I found out Gainax personnel used to stop by pre-2010. On top of that, Anime Expo and other cons just pay out more, and given people still hold grudges about AX and Fanime at both cons, I wouldn't be surprised if it's AX deliberately trying to strangle Fanime. Last time I showed up to a WRAC meeting, even the East Coast cons knew Fanime was run like crap.Everyone used to come to Fanime, even if you were only into capeshit, Western cartoons, or sci-fi. That changed when SDCC became a hype machine, I think, because now you really needed to get to Hall H instead of blowing money at some weeb con.And, really, the zoomers, millennials, and Gen Xers don't give a shit as long as they get to party with friends. The people who want panels have fucked off elsewhere.Kind of a shame, really. Also what >>10857583 said. It really changed around 2014.I do wonder if Fanime will ever return to form. Them getting Haruhi's VA probably took an act of God.
>>10858117>>10858135What the fuck. I'm on AT&T and wasn't banned.Was it from all boards?
>>10858126Racing.>>10858130Cope and seethe
Theme for Fanime 2024 is racecars, yeah.
anyone still here down to go to japantown?
>>10858153Where to, broski? I know some dudes were at 7 Bamboo through the week.
>>10858150>>10858152oh awesome im quite the racist myself after all
>>10858150>>10858152Do they even display itasha cars?
Would the city ever allow drift races and shit?
>>10858169Maybe if you had an organized and insured event held on a track or private property where the owner allowed it. If you mean some sideshow guerilla shit that'd get shut down
The mask business might have been because of liability issues with the staff and the city and somewhat acceptable, while the vax rules were quite excessive, and probably not even particularly effective.>>10858116What're YumeCon's emphases on, anime and jfashion? how's the guest lineup usually?
>>10858164They do, but I can't remember the last time they were on the Dealer Hall floor. There's also the guys who show up and park around the hotels.>>10858169Very likely not, there's a huge issue with sideshows. Even if the city knows Fanime's deal, they'll cite the last time San Jose had a Formula/Le Mans thing, and if I recall, that was a clusterfuck. The roads weren't great for it, and they're even narrower now. >>10858161DAAAAAAD.
Why did AA suck so much this year?
>>10858187San Jose stopped officially requiring masks ages ago. Any mask or vaccination requirements is solely on an event
I feel the same way; it felt like there was just so much genshin stuff and I don't care for it.
>>10858087>why was the BART merch line so longI can't believe people stood in that long-ass line to get stickers for a train that smells like crackpipes.
>>10857707>To show the stupidity of the mask mandate, Hirokatsu said he didn't want to wear a mask and Fanime didn't stop him. If they really gave a shit they would have required him to wear one tooI met that dude after his panel and he signed my badge. He's cool as fuck and I respect him for saying not to the mandate.
>>10858204Five bucks days they're all zoomers who only take Caltrain. I've passed on jobs because I'd need to be taking BART daily.
Did anyone not get their wrist checked when going into the convention center? My band was hidden under my sleeve most of the time and about half the time they didn't confirm if I had one.
>>10858191No commissions, FOTM stuff, Genshin. Don't get me wrong, I don't think they were bad, but I only really look for unique stuff. That, and I'm broke.
>>10858209Sometimes, usually after sundown. Around noon, most people wanted you to show it.
had lots of fun, took many photos and had many people ask to take a photo. i just wish we didn't have to use masks by now, I prefer pics without them...
Anyone know where they're posting pics from the cosplay gatherings? I'm too lazy and it's inefficient to scroll through #fanime2023 on insta
>>10858149Yes, all boards for me.
>>10858141Wait, where was this?
>Fanime was so shit this year that the majority of my social media feed was from the Parkcon.
>>10858141>>10858374I sense a lawsuit is coming.
>>10858389>>10858374>>10858141Dude posted about it online
>>10858390>ina hoodie/vt/sisters.... we got too cocky....
>>10858148>even if you were only into capeshit, Western cartoons, or sci-figood fuck off we dont want you here
>>10858187Yumecon has no money so they only get volunteer “guests” (really just randos trying to get their 5 minutes of fame). They got an English va last year but it’s literal whos otherwise.
Anyone remember when that secretly antivax cosplayer tried to get in last year anyways and was kicked out after making a scene? Was wild to watch. Can’t believe I’ve only seen it mentioned once or twice considering her following
>>10858322>Anyone know where they're posting pics from the cosplay gatherings? I'm too lazy and it's inefficient to scroll through #fanime2023 on instaI think they'll get mixed in here?https://fanimecon.slickpic.com/gallery
>>10858390I saw this in-person and I felt so bad for the guy. The sound made me cringe so hard.
>>10858398Who did that?
>>10858395>wants genshit, moeshit, isekai, and FOTM shitEnjoy your dead con.
>>10858397>>10858187Anime and some jfashion, but otherwise, treat it as one of those minicons through the Bay Area, like Kin-Yoobi.
>>10857991Yep, and it was NGE themed, too.
>>10858406I believe it was Freckled Zelda
>>10858398are there any videos of this because it sounds hilarious
>2024 reg opens>$85damn I remember when this con was so cheap that weekend at the door was $50
Charity gold Chads keep on winning.
>>10858597I mean, what happened? Like was there a lifetime membership deal or something?
>>10858600pretty sure you can win next years badge from playing that
>>10858600What >>10858604 said. You sink some golf balls (1 dollar per try) and you get your next year's badge free. The weekend badge is so expensive now that a lot of people are trying the golf game for their badge. I only paid 20 bucks and got it on the 13th try.
The duality of the Bay
>>10858628>bart unveils anime mascots to try to appeal to gen z>zoomers on Twitter respond by calling the mascots stupid and tell bart that they should’ve spent the money upping security and improving serviceActually the kids are alright
>>10858628Why is one of them a nigger?
I went to the smash bros gathering in lieu of there being a splatoon gathering. After having seen the Jojo meet up that day and especially after seeing the chainsaw man gaterhing the day after, I have to ask what the fuck was up with the guy running the SSB meet up? Easily one of the worst gatherings I've experienced in my years at fanime but leave it to fucking smash bros to be good at something>focused on mario groupings>only counted down from 5>didn't even have a megaphone>only one pose per group callout>my wife and I cosplayed as our inklings for thiszelda, FE and xenochads, I kneel
>>10858692equal opportunity representation. same reason why the bart operator is on the chubby side.
well, I shelled out for the 2024 registration
>>10858692i bet you got your ass kicked in Oakland
>>10858746Same. Couldn't rage at parkcon this year because I had to drive. Hope you get a good hotel slot, nonny.
>>10858819The secret is to stay so long you sober up by the time you have to drive
that's some optimism you got there, anon - assuming you believe next year will be more well- put together. this year was the most meh Fanine in recent memory. it's been reiterated every which way in this thread already, but it seems like the most fun people had didn't actually have anything to do with the con itself. i kinda have to ask myself if $85 is worth just hanging out in SJ for a weekend with very little to actually do in the con proper
>>10858913That's basically every fanime for many years. You have maybe one or two guests you like and the rest are whatever. You're more there for your friends that you only see one in a blue moon. It's more chill at Fanime than ax so you can actually spend time with them
>>10858442I don’t know if her being a racist antivax trump supporter would make people here like her more or less
>>10858706You were the inklings? You all looked like shit, easily the worst part, everyone else was great though lol
I wanted a shipgirl gathering ;_;>>10858990be nice
>>10859006I was sad to not see any KanColle cosplays. I get that it's entirely dead in the west but I'd at least see one each year. I did see some race queen AL cosplays that were pretty hot. I am hoping that next year's theme brings in more of those kinds of costumes.
>>10859046but I was there cosplaying shimakaze!
>Trigun becomes popular thanks to new anime>Think this would make me happy as a long time Trigun fan seeing more fan art in AA>just feel conflicted because I know deep down half of those artists give zero shits about TrigunIs this what witnessing secondaries feels like?
>>10859084I saw just as much people in og trigun outfits as stampede. The people fuck with trigun. Isn't that what counts? Artists are always going to draw what sells wether they like the property or not. Way of the world.
>>10859079Fuuuuuuuuuuck I really need to get my eyes checked then.
>>10859095I was cosplaying there all 4 days ;_;
>>10859084I'm an artist. You need to sell popular shit so you can afford to sell less popular stuff as well. Plus I can still appreciate a character's design and style from an artistic perspective without knowing much about the source. It's a different kind of appreciation. I think that counts for something.I've also personally become interested in shows or manga because of the cool fanart, so either way I think it's a positive thing. I understand where you're coming from, though.
>>10858401>I saw this in-person and I felt so bad for the guy. The sound made me cringe so hard.Prediction:Fanime will have a rule against arm wrestling or other physical activity like that.
>>10859107That was outside the con center where their liability ends. They don't have control over what happens at the sideshows.
>>10858746 Are volunteer hours waivers worth it?
>>10859223It sure doesn't look like it. The staffers I see look pretty overworked and have very little communication. Doing a panel to get the badge comp'd seems like a better cost/time ratio.
>>10859006>shipgirl gatheringThat’s what Carriercon is for
>>10859234that kinda goes back to another talking point i've seen in fanime threads in years past: staff seem to be running a big con as a little one. seems to be part of the reason why they haven't gone back to the 24h format yet; they can't find staff and/or volunteers who want/are able to pull the graveyard shift