After lots of consideration, the organizers of Anime California have stopped holding future Anime California events and the corporation behind Anime California has been permanently dissolved. Unfortunately venues in the California area have become increasingly expensive for the type of event we organize, and it was determined that hosting future Anime California events would simply not live up to the hype and expectations we have built for our fans. An excellent anime convention requires sigificant assets and finances, and because we were unwilling to compromise on the quality and integrity of the event experience for fans, each year Anime California either barely broke even or lost money.

If any other event appears calling itself Anime California, that event is not affiliated with Anime California or its original organizers or owners or corporation, and uses the name without authorization. Many first year conventions in recent years have had problems, with examples including Universal Fan Con, Epic Icon Comic Con, Dash Con, or Paraguay Comic Con, so we urge caution to anyone looking into attending a new convention.

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Lolita DarkAug 27, 3am

Lolita Dark is a 5 piece female fronted bilingual rock band with roots in Southern California and Japan formed in 2012.

Kyoto renowned Urasenke tea ceremony master Takahashi Sokei and Chanoyu UrasenkeAug 27, 3am

Join Kyoto renowned Urasenke tea ceremony master Takahashi Sokei and Chanoyu Urasenke as they return to host their famous tea ceremony at Anime California 3 lucky guests will join these masters on the stage, so knowing a little bit of Japanese and tea ceremony etiquette will help, but don’t fret, our hosts will teach you as you go.

Eeveelutions Maid CafeAug 19, 1am

Come join us at the Anime California Maid Cafe. The theme this year is Eeveelutions. We would love to have you join us for tea (provided by our awesome sponsors, Turtletea.), desserts, and games. You wont want to miss out on all the fun, so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out- and meet our amazing maids.

Anime California Swap MeetAug 9, 12am

Have some old cosplays. Fabric. Maybe even some Dvd's or figurines that you need to unload. You can do so at the swap meet on Thursday night, in the Platinum Lobby. Setup is from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Swap meet opens to the public at 7:00pm and closes at 1:00am and Half table spots will be $20 Registration is on a first come/first serve basis.

Updated Contact InformationJul 27, 10pm

Good evening. Anime California is working hard to make sure that things run more smoothly for those of you with questions. In order to ensure the quickest response, if you are inquiring about: Press, Industry, or Fan Tables, please email: ac.

Book your hotel room for a chance at a suite deal!Jul 11, 12am

Hello Anime Fans. We are excited you will be joining us at the second ever Anime California convention. We have news of a suite deal for you. If you book your hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott, the official hotel for Anime California, you will win a chance for a free suite all to yourself for Anime California 2016.

Panel submissions close July 13th!Jul 5, 12am

Make sure to submit your applications to host a panel, workshop, lecture, or other event at the convention soon. The deadline for submissions is July 13th. Click here to submit a panel or event. See you at AC2015.

Vic Mignogna Coming to AC2015Jul 6, 8pm

We are excited to share another voice actor announcement with the news that Vic Mignogna will be coming to our California anime convention. You may know Vic in his roles as Ed from Fullmetal Alchemist or Tamaki in Ouran High School Host Club.

Anime California goes to Anime Expo!Jul 1, 5pm

Heading to Anime Expo. Anime California will be there, with exciting new updates. Find us (or we'll find you.) and if you've already registered for Anime California 2015, or plan on registering, we'll have an exclusive Anime California Neck Wallet/badge holder for you.

Artist Alley and Vendor Hall UpdatesJul 1, 5pm

Great news for Vendors and Artists on the wait list- the wait list is now open, and we have available dealer hall space. Please send an email to Vendors@animecalifornia.com to get your registration code.
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