SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. The 2017 con was October 6th - 8th. The 2018 con has not been announced yet.


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Our theme this year is Multiverse. What is a multiverse? A multiverse is endless possibilities. Literally speaking, there may be an infinite number of universes. There may be universe where you were born with six toes on one foot, or ears the size of your head. You want Naruto to have a Death Note? There’s a universe for that. How about Firefly season 2? Yup, it exists (just not in our universe). Do you think this convention should take place in 1776? Done.

What does this mean for you? Gender-bending, mixing anime, time travel, crossovers, parallel worlds, different planes of existence, etc.

You want examples of multiverses? Dr. Who, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, Digimon, Haruhi Suzumiya, The Devil Is A Part-Timer, D&D’s Feywild, Marvel vs. Capcom, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . . . the list goes on and on!

Our multiverse story including the characters on your badges and conbook can be found here.

Room Block Closed!

Our room block is closed. If you reserved your room on or before September 10, please contact registration before September 29 to claim your VIP upgrade (it can't be done through the website now that the block is closed!).

If you already have an open ticket with Registration, we promise we will get to you as soon as we can. We are waiting on a final rooming list and that may be holding up your ticket. All open registration tickets will be handled before the convention.

Thank you so much for reserving a room at the Nugget this year! It really helps keep the convention going.

If you have already claimed your VIP status, you can look forward to:
  • using the special reg line so you can get in and out quickly, any time
  • special swag in your con bag
  • priority seating at our larger events
  • a catered lunch with the guests on Sunday at 11am!

So many more guests!

We have more guests to announce! Four more, in fact!

Returning guests Kiba Walker and Danielle McRae will be joining us for our 2017 convention and we could not be more pleased to have them back!

In addition, we have prominent voice actress Dorothy Fahn and professional cosplayer Lady Staba joining our ranks. Everyone, say hi!

Check out our guests page and read up on who you'll want to meet during SNAFU Con 2017!

Another guest!

We are pleased to announce that author Spencer Stoner will be joining us again for SNAFU Con 2017!

Spencer Stoner is the author of Ophelia and Lyan are Dead Meat and The Third Life of Ophelia. His short story, "On the Way Home," also included in the flash fiction compendium, In Creeps the Night.

In the past he's held panels about writing female characters and a workshop where you write your own flash fiction. You can read more about Spencer on our Guests Page.

We are extremely pleased to have him back this year and can't wait to see him in October!

Guest Announcement!

We are pleased to announce that Daryl Frazetti will be joining us this year! You may remember Dr. Frazetti from his lively Anthropology of Firefly panel several years ago; you may have attended Geek to Geek, or possibly his classes, and maybe even read his book on Star Trek.

Well, he's back! You can find more information about him on our Guests Page -- and stay tuned, because we have a lot more coming!

Swap Meet!

Due to popular demand, we are expanding our Swap Meet to two nights this year! In addition to our badgeless Thurday Day 0 event, it will also be expanded to Friday night for our regular SNAFU Con attendees. If you have any old anime, manga, toys, posters, etc., you can sell on both nights for the same low price! Because who doesn't need a few extra bucks to spend on more anime?

Register for a Swap Meet space here now!

New! We Have a Mailing List

Join our mailing list to get a few messages a year about registration and general event info. You can also opt in to messages about hotel info, cosplay events, and being a volunteer, panelist, artist, or vendor.

Join our mailing list!

We just opened registration for 2017!

It's the earliest we've ever opened registration!

SNAFU Con 2017 will be held October 6, 7, and 8 at the Nugget Resort Casino in Sparks, Nevada. As usual we'll be opening Friday morning and we'll keep going until Sunday night: we always have something going on.

Registration is $30 for a weekend badge until May 15th, then $35 until the end of preregistration on September 4th. After that the price goes up to $40 and you don't get a nice full-color souvenir badge. Online registration closes October 2. At the door weekend badges are $40 and single-day badges are $20.

Register here now!

Pay attention to this space: we'll announce our hotel rooms soon.


We want to remind everyone that if you have any feedback to send it to [email protected] We love to hear feedback (positive and negative) and we take every suggestion into consideration. If you don't tell us your convention experiences, how else will we know?