About Us

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 2015 we attracted over 1600 attendees and we expect to continue to grow. 2015 was our seventh year running and our third year at the Spokane Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Spokane, right next to River Front Park.

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.

We are currently preparing for KNC 2016! You can keep up with our convention throughout the year on our main page, our Facebook, YoutubeTumblr, and Gallery!

For more in depth information you can also check out our:

Community Involvement

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 offer our attendees more and more each year. We also host free events throughout the year such as the Manga Social and Bi-monthly Cosplay Contests in conjunction with 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 recent years we have been marching 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.

To keep up with the events we will be at throughout the year, check out our Event Calendar.


Year Attendees Exhibitors and Artists Guests Volunteers and Assistant Staff Staff  Total Attendance
2009 300 --- 3 --- 4 300+
2010 500+ --- 8 --- 15 500+
2011 600+ --- --- --- --- 600+
2012 600+ --- --- --- --- 600+
2013 850 39 booths 10 --- 25 900+
2014 1300 41 booths 23 55 32 ~1451
2015 1640 42 booths


36 33 ~1789

Joining Staff

You, too, can join us in making an impact on our community by becoming a member of our staff. For meeting locations and times check out our Monthly Meeting Schedule. To join staff all you need to do is attend any 3 consecutive meetings, or any 5 non-consecutive meetings, read and agree to our bylaws and codes of conduct, then be voted in by a majority vote of the current members. If you have any questions feel free to send an email to our general email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We hope to see you there!