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.



The majority of our programming is focused on fan-run events. Whether they are organized by convention attendees, or our staff, or special fan-guests, we believe that having so many fan-centric events is very important to creating an open, fun, flexible convention that you can be a part of. Fan-panels are a chance for attendees to interact with each other, and share their humor, special knowledge, and wisdom with fellow attendees.

Submit your panel or event.

Some ideas for possible panels that you can submit:

  • If you’ve lived in a foreign country like Japan, China, or Korea, give fellow attendees a guided tour and inside information on what it’s like to be there.
  • If you can read, write, or speak Japanese, come teach your fellow attendees.
  • If you have special knowledge of asian culture, whether it be in gaming, music, or anime, share it.
  • Host a panel to discuss the legends and myths surrounding your favorite anime. Discuss hidden plots, secret endings, etc.
  • Teach your fellow attendees something special, like the Hare Hare Yukai dance, or the hidden meaning of anime song lyrics.