SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. The 2023 con was November 17 - 19, 2023. The 2024 con has not been announced yet.

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SNAFU History

Shadows, 2008-2009.

If you are interested in our origin, it began with Shadows. Shadows has been thrown annually around Halloween by the Anime and Manga Society of UNR for nine years or so. However, the people at large behind SNAFUcon had only been involved with Shadows, UNR, and the local community for three years.

The first event of real note was Shadows '08. It was, to put it simply, a mess. We swore on our pride as otaku that never again would we contribute to the contamination of the community with such a poorly thought out and mismanaged event.

But, from the remnants of that chaotic mess came inspiration. The inspiration was simple. We had always treated Shadows like a party, and that wasn't the right way. We were part of the Anime & Manga Society of UNR, we were otaku. Shadows shouldn't just be a party, but a full con. That is how we started the planning for Shadows in 2009, as a small con.

We rallied together to make Shadows 2009 a truly brilliant event. But as we planned, we realized that Shadows simply wasn't enough. This city needed a real convention with all the bells and whistles. And we decided to bring it.

Shadows 2009 confirmed that we can run events, and that people will attend. Now, we're building a convention that Reno can be proud of. One that will put Reno on the map.

SNAFUcon 2010

Our first year apart from UNR as a true con was a great success. Roughly 700 of you (yes, YOU) came out of the woodwork and proved us right: ¬ĚReno can handle a great con, and deserves one. WE would like to cordially thank all our guests, staff and volunteers for coming to the GSR and showing us how Reno really rocks out at a Con.

SNAFU Mission Statement

Sierra Nevada Anime Fans Unite Convention (SNAFU Con) is a collaborative effort of local anime, game, comic-book, and science-fiction fans.

Our goal is to provide a convention that will benefit both the producers within the local area and community at large. The primary goal is to connect local fans to each other as well as producers and retailers, allowing them to interact with their customers in a fun and relaxed setting.