Press Releases

May 21, 2007

News for FanimeCon 2007:

FanimeCon announces Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball

San Jose, CA / May 16, 2007 – The Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball, presented by FanimeCon, will be held on Saturday evening, May 26th. This highly anticipated event will take place in the Dance Ballroom B of the San Jose Convention Center, starting from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Entrance to the ball is included with any FanimeCon 2007 membership.

A wide range of musical styles will be heard at the ball. Ranging from big band swing to ballroom dance music to songs from anime and video games, attendees will dance the night away. In preparation for the ball, free ballroom dance lessons will be held on Saturday morning and afternoon at FanimeCon 2007.

Attendees are encouraged to either dress in black and white finery in accordance with the theme or proudly display their best cosplay outfits. Ladies in beautiful gowns, smartly dressed gentlemen, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Scouts, or even those in general attire are all welcome.

Participants will enjoy a magical evening of fun and entertainment as the Dance Ballroom B is transformed into a display of elegance and delightful whimsy. The Black & White Cosplay Masquerade Ball will be an extraordinary event not to be missed – see you at the ball!

Note: As referenced from the Weapons Policy for FanimeCon, no real weapons or live steel will be allowed. All scheduled events in this press release may be subject to change depending on last minute emergencies. For the most up-to-date information, please check an Information Desk or ask Convention Operations during FanimeCon.

About FanimeCon – FanimeCon is a matsuri ("celebration") of Anime, Manga, and related arts and cultures. Held annually over Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown San Jose, it has grown to become the biggest Northern California convention. A record 10,000 people joined the fun at FanimeCon 2006. FanimeCon is "by fans, for fans," and offers innovative and interactive events that explore cultures, showcases the arts, and creates opportunities to be a part of the festivities.

FanimeCon features MusicFest, Masquerade Theater, Anime Screenings, Asian Films, Fanime Music Videos (FMVs), Artists' Colony, Cosplay, Gaming, Cultural Demos, Martial Arts, Guests from around the world, Panel Discussions, Workshops, a 50,000 square foot Dealer's Hall and much more. FanimeCon 2007 will be held from May 25th – 28th at the San Jose Convention Center, the San Jose Marriott, and the San Jose Hilton and Towers.
To find out what's in store and learn more about FanimeCon, please visit: (official website)

About Anime Resource Group – Anime Resource Group (ARG) is parent organization behind FanimeCon, providing organizational vision and direction, as well as a financial and legal infrastructure.