KuroNekoCon (or KNC for short) is the first and only Anime and Japanese Culture convention in Spokane, the second largest city in Washington State. Our goal is to celebrate and share Japanese culture, with an emphasis on anime, manga, and gaming subcultures. We pride ourselves in maintaining a family friendly standard, making our convention a safe and fun environment for all ages.
In 2014 we attracted over 1300 attendees and we expect to continue to grow. 2014 was our sixth year running and our second year at the Spokane Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Spokane, right next to River Front Park.
As for us, our staff is a group of volunteers who all have an interest in seeing more people become aware of the great wealth of quality Japanese entertainment and culture. No one on our staff gets paid for their time, meaning all of the profit we make from each year of the con will go directly into the con budget for the next year.
Throughout the year, we try our best to stay involved in our community. We host events such as our annual Otaku Prom, Whose Line is it Anime? improv shows, and our annual Fashion Show and Dance Party sponsored by Japan Week Spokane. Each of these events helps us raise money for our convention so that we can continue to make it awesome. We also host free events throughout the year such as the Manga Social, and Cosplay contests at the Spokane Comic Book Shop. These events are to help spread the word about our convention and to encourage our fans to meet up and share in the interests that bring us all together. In 2013-14, we marched in the annual Gay Pride Parade hosted by OutSpokane, participated in the Spokane Obon Festival and Perry Street Fair, and volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed families in need throughout the Northwest.
You can also check out out quarterly newsletters for a more in depth view of what KNC in all about!