Japan Week Spokane 2015

KuroNekoCon welcomes you to Japan Week Spokane, April 17-26, 2015! Now in it's 22nd year, Japan Week is a time to raise awareness of the rich variety of Japanese cultural treasures that are available to be experienced throughout the year in the Spokane Community. This year for Japan Week, KuroNekoCon will be bringing you multiple Anime, Manga, and Cosplay related events for all different age groups. For complete info on all Japan Week Spokane related events, please visit JapanWeekSpokane.com. See below for a list of all KNC affiliated events during Japan Week. Please Join Us!


KNC's Cosplay Fashion Show and Neon Nyan Dance Party

Come on out to strut your stuff on the catwalk and compete for fabulous prizes, or just come check out the cosplay! Starting out the night is a special performance by our guest Suzaku Taiko. After the fashion show, the lights go down and the glowsticks come out! DJ Maddox and DJ Vumen X will bring the Neon Nyan Dance to life and get the party pumping! Concessions and Glowsticks will be sold for your enjoyment!

If you wish to participate in the Fashion Show portion of the night, please fill out the Japan Week Fashion Show Application, and join us this upcoming year! 

Price: $5 at the Door

Date: Friday April 24th

Time: 6:30-10:00 PM

Location: The Woman’s Club, 1428 West 9th Avenue Spokane, Wa 99204

For questions or concerns, contact Jen French at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

KNC’s Children’s Festival

Honoring the tradition of Tango no Sekku, a Japanese children's festival that celebrates children's personalities and happiness, kids will be able to enjoy fun Japanese children's games, crafts, and stories. Some examples of our crafts including making paper koinobori flags or carp flags, origami paper folding, a tutorial on how to use chopsticks, lantern making, japanese folk-tale story telling, beginners kendama playing, and coloring of children's anime characters! All ages are welcome to come play with us!

Price: Free

Date: Saturday April 18th

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: The MAC (Museum on 1st street, with parking), Artist Room

For questions feel free to contact Jennifer French at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manga Social: A Lesson In Manga

Sponsored in part by the Northtown Comic Book Shop!

A class on basic Manga (Japanese comic art) techniques taught by local young artists. The artists will first show you the basics of how to draw a typical manga-style face, followed by more specific demos on different aspects of Manga. Demos change yearly depending on the guest artists' skills. The latter portion of the class will be a Q & A session and drawing games. After the demos, bring your own manga to swap! Come meet others who share an interest in manga, swap manga and recommendations, and maybe pick up a couple new skills or a new book!

The Northtown Comic Book Shop will also be offering a 10% discount on all merchandise to anyone who mentions “Japan Week” during the entirety of Japan Week Spokane!

Price: Free

Date: Monday April 20th

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location: The Comic Book Shop in Northtown Mall, Second Floor, Spokane Wa, 99207

If you have questions or comments feel free to contact Makayla Miracle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cosplay Chess Demo at the Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Festival

Cosplay chess is a game of human chess performed by players in  costume. Short performances, fights, and skits between the battling players decide the outcome of the game.

Price: Free

Date: Sunday April 26th

Time: Intermixed with other demos

Location: Manito Park; 21st at Bernard Street


March Mayhem




KNC's 2016 Mascot Contest

Attention Artists! Its time to put your creativity to work! KNC is now accepting submissions for it’s 2016 Mascot Contest! This year’s theme is fruit! Submissions must be full body characters with Otaku Cat in the original cat form somewhere in the image. Prizes for this contest include your design featured as the mascot of our 2016 convention (meaning it's going to be EVERYWHERE!), a free, guaranteed spot in our 2016 artist alley, select KNC merchandise, and additional prizes donated by our sponsors!

Send submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Deadline is June 5, 2015. Check out the full 2016 Mascot Contest Rules.

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to email our Marketing Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Registration and Pre Registration

Pre-Registration for KuroNekoCon 2015 is OPEN!

This year's prices and cut off dates:
Full Weekend Pre-Registration Badges for 13+ from January 18th through April 11th - $20
Full Weekend Pre-Registration Badges for 13+ from April 12th through July11th - $25
Full Weekend Pre-Registration Badges for 6-12 year olds - $10
This Year's At The Door prices:
Full Weekend Badges will be $30 for 13+
Full Weekend Badges will be $15 for ages 6- 12
Single Day Badges will be $20 for 13+
Single Day Badges will be $10 for ages 6-12
Children 5 and under are free.
There will be no refunds after the date of July 11th and there are no transfers of Pre-Registration from one person to another.
There will also be a special admittance for the "Dance Party" event on Saturday. Those tickets are for that event only and will not admit you to the rest of the convention's events. These will be sold at the door Saturday, August 1st. These tickets are only $10. Those with badges for the entire convention will not need to purchase these tickets to get into the "Dance Party" event.

* Current Government Issued Photo ID required for all Registration and Pre Registration badge pick up.

* All Minors must have attending adult present when picking up Registration or Pre Registration for KuroNekoCon.

For questions or concerns, please email our registration coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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