News - JAFAX 2.0: Reboot

Thanks and See You in 2017!

Art by Liz Seelye

Thank you to everyone who participated in our reboot show this year! JAFAX will return in summer of 2017. Stay tuned here and at our Facebook page for the most up-to-date news.

Downloadable Program

We have run out of program booklets, so we are making the program available online. You can download a PDF of the program here.


Pre-Registration for the event is available here.

We have re-opened pre-registration to speed up registration. As of now you can use our pre-registration system to register at at-event rates. There will be two lines; pre-registration and at-event registration. If you pre-register for a VIP badge, you may come to the front of the pre-reg line.

Pre-Registration is CLOSED

Maid Cafe Menu

Tasty treats!

Preview our delectable Maid Cafe menu! The Maid Cafe will be open on Saturday and Sunday in the Atrium Room of the Amway Grand. Your $10 admission gets you any one of the menu food items and one of the drinks.

Registration Details

Event Registration

Registration will be open starting at 1:00 on Friday in DeVos Place Ballroom C, with most events starting at 2:00. Further details are in our online schedule.

Vendor Map

See our Exhibitors and Artists!

A map of our artist and vendor booths is now available. See the Artist Alley and Vendor pages for details.

Events & ScheduleEvents!

Check out some of the events coming to JAFAX this year, as well as our schedule of events (updated 6-17-16) for what's happening all weekend long!

Pre-Registration & Hotel DeadlineMach 5 at
              JAFAX 19!

Don't miss your chance to pre-register for JAFAX by May 21 or to reserve a room at our host hotel, The Amway Grand Plaza (conveniently connected to DeVos Place via skywalk), by May 24!

Panel submission deadline extended!

The deadline for submitting panels has been extended to May 14


We have more guests just added to our guests page, including recently announced voice actor, Brittney Karbowski, and more announcements yet to come!

Department Applications

Most applications for event programming from Panels to Artist Alley & Vending will open on February 1st, 2016. If you have been waiting to submit an application for this or other departments at JAFAX, this will be the date they will become available on our site. Stay tuned for more details.

Is that department open now? When will it open?
Find out on our handy "Is it Open?" page!


Pre-Registration for the event is available here. Badges will be available online for $40.

Returning attendees and newcomers alike will enjoy panels, viewings, artists, vendors, popular guests, video and board games, contests, and learning more about Japanese visual culture.

Pre-Registration is Closed!

Important Announcement

JAFAX is back! See you June 24–26, 2016 in Downtown Grand Rapids. We’ll be answering your questions this weekend at our table at Grand Rapids Comic Con.

Stay tuned to this page for all the details and more announcements this week.

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Location & Map

Direction Map
JAFAX is located at DeVos Place Expo Hall and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Get directions from Google

Amway Grand & DeVos Place Building Map
Please click our navigational map below to open a PDF that will help you find your way around our new location!

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                to say "MAP!"


New this year is JAFAX's first dance! Join DJ AAROCK for a night of J-Rock, EDM, rock, dance hits and more.

The party won’t have a chance to slow down as DJ AAROCK keeps turning it up.


Musical Set:

2d6 is providing our Friday night entertaiment! VIP badge-holders are already guaranteed a top spot at this show when JAFAX hosts a meet-and-greet with guests in front of the main stage before the evening show begins.


20 Years of JAFAX

Sure, we call it JAFAX 2.0, because it's new and improved! ;)
But this is also our 20th event to date. Join us Sunday for some special anniversary events including a look back at past AMVs, Door Phil throwbacks, and a museup exhibit!