By: Agent Bunnie & Agent Afronaut
Afronauts attended FanimeCon 2019 in San Jose, California during Memorial Weekend. This is a tradition for us here at Afronauts. 2019 marked the 25th anniversary for Fanime! We'd like to congratulate them!
This years Fanime seemed very relaxed and chill, but also less crowded then the last few years. There were 3 other big cons running the same weekend, so perhaps others decided to go to those ones instead, but it was noticeably quieter and easier to maneuver -we're not complaining about the extra space, by the way! We also noticed less independent dealers there this year in the Dealer's Hall, but much more food options! Food vendors was definitely a much needed improvement for Fanime and it seems like this year they really tried. The last couple of years they have hosted a Steampunk addition in which if you could buy tickets to separately or attend with a Fanime badge, but this year it seemed to be missing and instead they had many more video game competitions. There seemed to be more emphasis on panels for diversity and discussion on improving Anime and calling out the negative aspects on anime, which we appreciated seeing.
If you attended FanimeCon, we'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions! What did you love? What did you not like? What would you like to see in the future for FanimeCon? If you didn't attend FanimeCon, tell us why!
Below are some great cosplayers we found at the convention! If you know who they are or that's you, please let us know so we can credit them/you and if they/you have a link let us know and we'll be happy to let people know where they can find you!
We spotted this beautiful Tinkerbell cosplayer in Artist Alley and had to ask for a pictures! We love everything about her handmade outfit, down to the details on her shoes!
Agent Afornaut spotted a kick-ass Shuri cosplayer from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Artist Alley!
Agent Bunnie found a unique (Pokemon) Vaporeon cosplayer in Artist Alley! This Renaissance Eeveelution even had a complete Vaporeon tail!
This is definitely one of the best cosplays we've ever spotted! Strictly, because it's not a character we see people cosplay often. We're fans of Adventure Time though and this Banana Guard is a thumbs up in our book!
Another cosplay we don't see often: Snorlax from Pokemon! We spotted this sleepy giant on our way out of the con!
We hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you have your own blog post about FanimeCon then please leave your link in the comments so we can check it out! Make sure to follow Agent Afronaut & Agent Bunnie on Instagram for quick and instant updates while we're at cons and other major events! We most likely will be at Crunchyroll Expo in August, which is also held in San Jose, California! We hope to see you there!
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