Ani-Jam

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Ani-Jam
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]
Website
http://www.ani-jam.com/

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

Programming[edit]

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Ani-Jam 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Ani-Jam 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Ani-Jam 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Ani-Jam 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Ani-Jam 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  12. ^ "Ani-Jam 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  13. ^ "Ani-Jam 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  14. ^ a b "Ani-Vent 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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