Anime California

Industry, Press & Photography Updates

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Good Afternoon- we have some great news! Industry, Press and Photography applications are live!! Policies and Instructions on how to apply can be found here:

Press, Industry & Photography Guidelines

Website Updates

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If you take a peek at the website, you’re sure to notice that there are some important updates for 2015! All of our Press, Industry and Photography Policies can be found in the About section of the site. We are now accepting applications for: Press, Industry and Photography.
Our Weapons Policy,and Minor Waivers have been updated, and can be found in the About Section as well!

Exhibitor and Artist Alley Updates

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We want to thank everyone for being patient while we work our magic behind the scenes! For Artists and Vendors returning from last year, we do have space available! If you have any questions, or were interested in returning and still need to pay, please email:! We will have a map of our new exhibit hall posted on the site later this week!

Registration is Open

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We are very happy to announce that registration for Anime California 2015 is now open! Join us in August for an epic weekend filled with cosplay, dance events, gaming, concerts, autograph signings, and more.

Click here to register

We look forward to seeing you!

2015 Theme: Obon Festival

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This year’s Anime California theme will be Japanese Obon Festival! Help us honor the spirits of the ancestors.

According to Wikipedia, Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.

2015 Location in Anaheim

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We are very excited to announce that Anime California 2015 will be held in Anaheim, California! This location may be familiar to many people with it’s position right next to Disney and next to the Anaheim Convention Center.

You can visit the location page to book your hotel room. Rooms for con attendees are only $125 per night for the convention. We encourage you to reserve a hotel room early in case we run out of rooms.

How to get your badge.

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Today will be the last day to purchase your ticket to the convention in advance. Otherwise you can register with cash-only at the door starting Thursday.

Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
Thursday – 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Registration Prices
Full Weekend: $50
One-Day-Only $30

One-day badges can only be picked up or paid for on that day, except Friday badges can be purchased on Thursday.

We only accept cash as credit cards slow down registration lines that we are trying to make as fast as possible.

To pickup a badge you’ve paid for, all you need is an ID or your email confirmation. You may not pick up a badge for anyone other than yourself, not even a relative.

Hotel room prices increase soon.

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We wanted to remind everyone that their last chance for getting a discounted hotel room for Anime California is near the end of this month.

After that time, room prices will be at the hotel's best available rate, which may be much higher than the convention price of $109/night. Go to our location page to book your room early.

Come meet Natalie Hoover~

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Join us in welcoming Natalie Hoover to the guest list of Anime California 2014!

Natalie Hoover is a voice actor residing in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Oregon, Natalie had always admired the world of Hollywood. Realizing her passion for the arts, she enrolled herself in several organizations to explore what would soon become her career. Her most recent voice acting roles are Sonia Nevermind from the acclaimed title DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Tiara in Fairy Fencer F, Ryubence in The Witch and the Hundred Knight, Toya in Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, Raven Banecroft in Rival Threads, and Yolko in the hit series Sword Art Online that aired on Toonami, as well as many more titles which will be released soon. To learn more about Natalie, visit her website or follow her on twitter (@NatalieHooverVO).

Rock out with StarSlay3r!

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Time to crank up the bass and rock out with StarSlay3r at Anime California 2014!

Whether you recognize Ciji from her reality show appearances on WCG Ultimate Gamer and The Tester, or in films such as FRAG, Killer Game, you know she’s a force to be reckoned with in the gaming scene.

We are happy to welcome Ciji “StarSlay3r” Thornton to our lineup as our first gaming scene guest. She’ll be bringing along her podcast Gamer Girls Gone Wild! Come hangout and play games with Ciji in our many gaming rooms and events.