Fanime took place on May 23 - 26, 3008. This was the largest event of its kind on the West Coast on Memorial Day Weekend. The fans by fans for fans event occured at the San Jose Convention Center where it held roughly 13,000 anime fans. Fanime marked the debut of our Second Video Unit (SVU) - Stan and Deb. Many fans from Southern California vowed Fanime to be their big event of the year due to Anime Expo's location change. Fanime welcomed them with open arms.

There was so much to do at Fanime - the ballroom dance, masquerade, Stage Zero, many cosplay gatherings, artist alley, the gaming room - almost never a dull moment. Downtown San Jose had many eateries to offer Fanime attendees - Johnny Rocket's, Peggy Sue's, Original Joe's, and many more. Of course, let's not forget to mention GAINAX Studios invading the Fairmont hotel either. They were Fanime's biggest guests from Japan.

Read on for more information about our crazy San Jose adventures!

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