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.


Convention Location

Anime California will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Our convention center and hotels features a ton of space – letting us host up to a maximum capacity of about 30,000 attendees. With a variety of hotels to choose from, with reasonable rates, you can choose from the: Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Renaissance or Courtyard, but remember, the early bird gets the worm!


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: 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.