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Status Defunct
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese culture[1][2]
Venue Fresno Convention Center
Location(s) Fresno, California
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Most recent 2014
Attendance 1,600+[3]
Organized by Ani-Jam LLC[2]

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


The convention offered anime screenings, a cosplay masquerade, live music, table top games, vendors, video game tournaments, and workshops.[1][4][5]


The first event in 2003 lasted for six hours and attracted 500 attendees.[6] The convention moved to the Fresno Convention Center in 2012.[1] Ani-Jam celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.[6] The convention held a day zero (Friday) event before the start of the 2014 convention where pre-registered attendees could attend a formal ball.[7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Attend. Guests
March 28, 2003 Ramada Fresno North
Fresno, California
500+[6] Edward Luena.[8]
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.[9]
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.[10]
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.[11]
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.[12]
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.[13]
August 17–18, 2013
"10th anniversary"[6]
Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
1,600+[3] Greg Ayres, Richie Branson, Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, Cynthia Martinez, Chris Patton, Aimee Major Steinberger, Mari Watanabe,[14] Robert Axelrod, Brittney Karbowski, and Valkyrie Kiss.[3]
August 16–17, 2014 Fresno Convention Center
Fresno, California
Akai SKY, Greg Ayres, Jessica Calvello, Chris Cason, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Raj Ramayya, Chii Sakurabi, Jad B. Saxton, Steam Powered Giraffe, and David Vincent.[15]


Ani-Vent was a one-day convention held in 2010 with the goal of expanding into different events.[16]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 17, 2010[16] 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. ^ Appleton, Rory (2014-08-16). "At Fresno's Ani-Jam, heroes, villains and average Joes unite". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  6. ^ a b c d Tehee, Joshua (2013-08-14). "Fresno Ani-Jam anime convention marks 10 years". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  7. ^ "Ani-Jam 2014 This Weekend At Fresno Convention Center". KMPH. 2014-08-14. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Ani-Jam 2003 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Ani-Jam 2006 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Ani-Jam 2007 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Ani-Jam 2008 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  12. ^ "Ani-Jam 2011 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  13. ^ "Ani-Jam 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  14. ^ "Ani-Jam 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  15. ^ "Ani-Jam 2014 Information". Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  16. ^ a b "Ani-Vent 2010 Information". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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