With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, I’m sure everyone is accustomed to our social life turning completely online by now.
Even our favorite events and festivals saw online venues due to preventive measures and now another one is being added to the list. This time it’s every otaku’s haven FanimeCon.
The FanimeCon 2021 will now be held as a virtual event from the 28th-31st of May 2021.
The reservation dates and other activities are yet to be announced.
The tickets for the cancelled FanimeCon 2020 will also roll over to both FanimeCon 2021 and FanimeCon2022 and fans can enjoy both these events with just one ticket.
But, according to FanimeCon’s official website, the event has already cancelled hotel reservations for FanimeCon block and has requested dealers and artist alley members to contact their respective departments for more clarification.
FanimeCon 2020 had planned on a panel of guests, Cosplay gatherings, and more fun events but due to the cancellation and now the virtual FanimeCon 2021, it’s still uncertain what events are planned for this.
Voice actor Blake Shepard, famous for voicing Arata in Chihayafuru was one of the Guest of Honor for FanimeCon 2020 along with voice actress Yurito Yamaguchi and many more.
I just hope we’ll get to see these people participate in FanimeCon 2021 even if it means seeming them through the digital screens.
Let’s wait and see what this year’s FanimeCon brings to the table!
Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu.
Chihaya Ayase is a schoolgirl who has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s modelling career.
However, that changes when she meets a talented Karuta player, a boy named Arata Wataya. Arata believes that Chihaya has the potential to become a great Karuta player.
As Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan’s best Karuta player, she is soon separated from her Karuta playing friends as they grow up. Chihaya now strives to become the best Karuta player in the world and to one day be with Arata again.Originally Written By Epic Dope