Fandom Meetings

Fandom Meeting Submissions for 2019 have not opened yet

Fandom Meeting Form

This form is to allow fandoms or groups from a particular series to get together for an allocated time to meet up to socialize and discuss their favorite series. There will be a limited number of chairs, tables, and a small stage. San Japan does not supply any A/V in the fan meeting room. This means there aren’t microphones, speakers, projectors or screens. We will not be providing dedicated special photography lighting, backdrop or have a dedicated photographer. This takes place in San Japan designated spaces. We do not designate or appoint anyone as a leader of a meeting. The person who submits the meeting is not required to run it.

Anime groups/series meetups will take the highest precedence and be given the most popular times. Fan Meeting submissions do not count toward a discount badge/pass. The fan meetings are listed in the printed official schedule taking place in an official San Japan panel room, unlike Unofficial Photoshoots which are not listed in the printed official schedule and are not authorized to be in a panel room. Unofficial Photoshoots are handled by San Japan attendees only, not by San Japan Staff.

We are only holding fan meetings based on submissions that we receive from attendees. If your fandom is not listed or in the schedule then it is due to not receiving a fan meeting submission. We encourage attendees to fill out this form if they’d like their fandom to meet up at San Japan.

Fandom Meeting FAQ

QuestionAnswer
When will I know what time/day that the requested Fan Meeting is taking place?
What's the difference between a Fan Meeting and an Unofficial Photoshoot / Meetup?

Fan Meetings takes place in a sanctioned San Japan room. Unofficial Photoshoots take place around the convention area.

What room(s) will Fan Meetings be taking place.

This will be listed in the final schedule, our digital guide and printed schedules. We can not list them at this time.

What is a Fan Meeting?

A Fan Meeting is a designated room which fans of a series or genre can meet up in a room that San Japan utilizes. It is comparable to a meetup but to reduce confusion we call them fan meetings.

What am I allowed to do and not do at this Fan Meeting?

You are allowed to take photos on the stage, hold little games, and you can even do a fan-run character Q&A. Activities need to be family friendly as we do not allow risque behavior.

Is this where I can run a Character Q&A since they're not allowed as an official panel?

YES.

I signed up for a Fan Meeting. Am I required to run it?

NO.

You are not required to run a Fan Meeting that you signup. No one is designated a leader of a fan meeting. It is a slot for a fan meeting placed on a schedule.

I requested a certain day and time for a fan meeting. Does that mean I will definitely be scheduled that requested time/day? Should I post around that it'll be taking place at that time?

NO.

Your requested time/day is not confirmed until it is posted in the final schedule in late August. The posted day/time is final as we will not reschedule it if conflicts with another event that you wanted to go to. We do try to ensure that it does not conflict with a similar event but we can not guarantee that it'll conflict with a popular event at the convention. We will try our best to schedule on the selected day but the time is not guaranteed at all.

How much time am I given at a Fan Meeting?Depending on the popularity of the series up to 90 minutes can be allocated. For most submissions, only 60 minutes will be given. We can not guarantee the requested time slot and day will be given. If you request for Saturday then expect the fan meetings to be in the morning or evening as it is the most requested day every year.
Are food and drinks allowed at Fan Meetings?