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Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture[1][2]
Venue Fresno Convention Center
Location(s) Fresno, California
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Attendance 1,600+[3]
Organized by Ani-Jam LLC[2]

Ani-Jam is an annual two day anime convention held during August at the Fresno Convention Center in Fresno, California.


The convention typically offers an cosplay masquerade, live music, table top games, vendors, video game tournaments, and workshops.[1][4]


The first event in 2003 lasted for six hours and attracted 500 attendees.[5] The convention moved to the Fresno Convention Center in 2012.[1] Ani-Jam celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.[5]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attend. Guests
March 28, 2003 Ramada Fresno North
Fresno, California
500+[5] Edward Luena.[6]
August 19–20, 2006 Fresno Fairgrounds
Fresno, California
Agent 760, Akai SKY, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Trish Ledoux, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Random Ninjas, Kristine Sa, Stephanie Yanez, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[7]
August 18–19, 2007 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Adella, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Melissa Hudson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Trish Ledoux, Kenyth Mogan, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Kristine Sa, Amanda Tomasch, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[8]
August 2–3, 2008 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Robert Axelrod, Leah Clark, Justin Cook, Che Gilson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, LYV, Makenai, Vic Mignogna, Fred Perry, Quarter-Circle Jab, Kristine Sa, and Stephanie Yanez.[9]
August 20–21, 2011 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Greg Ayres, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, La Carmina, Robert McCollum, Vic Mignogna, Hannah Minx, Sebastiano Serafini, and Team LoveHate.[10]
August 18–19, 2012 Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
Greg Ayres, Eric Caldero, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Kairu, Brittney Karbowski, Kazha, Mari Watanabe, and Stephanie Yanez.[11]
August 17–18, 2013
"10th anniversary"[5]
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
1,600+[3] Greg Ayres, Richie Branson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Cynthia Martinez, Chris Patton, Aimee Major Steinberger, Mari Watanabe,[12] Robert Axelrod, Brittney Karbowski, and Valkyrie Kiss.[3]
August 16-17, 2014 Fresno Convention Cente
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Greg Ayres, Chris Cason, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Raj Ramayya, Chii Sakurabi, Jad B. Saxton, Steam Powered Giraffe, and David Vincent.[13]


Ani-Vent was a one day convention held in 2010 with the goal of expanding into different events.[14]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 17, 2010[14] Fresno Fairgrounds, Chance Avenue Entrance
Fresno, California


  1. ^ a b c "Ani-Jam convention visits Downtown Fresno". abc30. 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b Santiago, Brandon (2013-08-09). "Get ready for the Ani-Jam anime festival!". Hanford Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ani-Jam Attracts Over 1,600 Attendees for Tenth Year Celebration". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ Meyersmeyer, Seth (2007-08-16). "Anime convention comes to Fresno this weekend". Hanford Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ a b c d Tehee, Joshua (2013-08-14). "Fresno Ani-Jam anime convention marks 10 years". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Ani-Jam 2003 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Ani-Jam 2006 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Ani-Jam 2007 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Ani-Jam 2008 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Ani-Jam 2011 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Ani-Jam 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  12. ^ "Ani-Jam 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  13. ^ "Ani-Jam 2014 Information". Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  14. ^ a b "Ani-Vent 2010 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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