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.

News and Updates

Good afternoon Friends and Fans- and thank you for your patience while we made sure everything was in order for our best year yet! It’s true, we will be on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4th) at the renovated Long Beach Convention Center! With room to grow, we are thrilled, and are looking forward to announcing all the new amazing things we have to offer. In the meantime, check out the website for updates- and, most importantly, register now while prices are low! Artist Alley and Vendor registration is also open.

Hotel registration will be live this week, we have room blocks at 4 amazing hotels (all of which have been renovated in the last year!

The Hyatt Regency is connected to the convention center, and right on the beach, rates are $179/night, $18 overnight parking and free wifi

Hilton Long Beach- walking distance from the LBCC, rates are $149/night, $10 overnight parking free wi-fi and complimentary shuttle

The Renaissance- located right across the street from the LBCC, rates are $139/night, $10 overnight parking, free wi-fi (with Marriott rewards- which is free to sign up for!)- The Anime California Con Suite will be located here!

The Courtyard- located within walking distance from the LBCC, rates are $135/night . $10 overnight parking and free wi-fi

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