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