In the spirit of what makes anime conventions welcoming to all, the LGBTQ+ cosplay gathering for FanimeCon 2020 has been announced.

LGBTQ+ in Anime & Manga Gathering will be hosted by YuriZokuis and will take place during the FanimeCon 2020 weekend. No official time or date has been set at the moment.

The gathering is open to LGBTQ+ guests and allies of the community. The photo shoot will focus on anyone cosplaying as an LGBTQ+ character (including ships and couples). Also included in the photo shoot will be characters from Yuri’s and Yaoi’s.

Cosplayers who come to the gathering should be aware that FanimeCon staff will be present to take photos. Anyone who wishes not to have their photo taken (for their own safety). Those who remain with a group during the shoot will be treated as having given consent to being photographed.

The photo shoot will take place in the following order:
– All cosplayers
– Ships and couples
– Solo chracters
– LGBTQ+ cosplayers
– Characters by series

Cosplay gatherings are one of the most iconic events during the FanimeCon weekend. Other cosplay gatherings that have been announced are Old School Anime, Star Wars and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

The convention will also host several eSport tournaments, concerts and invites special guests. Yuriko Yamaguchi from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Erika Harlacher from The Seven Deadly Sins and anime historian Gilles Poitras are among the confirmed guests. More will be announced in the coming months.

FanimeCon 2020 is one of the largest fan organized anime conventions and will take place on the Memorial Day weekend. Check out some of the amazing cosplayers form the 2019 event.

If you can’t make it to FanimeCon 2020 then check out the many conventions that are set to take place in the Bay Area and surrounding region. We will work to provide updates and announcements when they become available.

8Bit/Digi is an independent media outlet that provides an insight into the video game community and industry of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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