Main Events

AMV Contest

Anime music videos (AMVs) are fan-made compositions which synchronize edited video clips from one or more anime with an audio track, often songs or promotional trailer audio.

Anime Viewing

Subbed and Dubbed anime viewing featuring titles licensed by our sponsors.

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!

Cosplay Chess

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! Join us as characters from across a variety of Anime and Video Games battle it out for victory. What is on the line this time? What sort of battles shall occur? See if they have the determination to see though the tricks that one side plays on the other and can survive the battles to come. Warning: May contain spoilers.

Cosplay Contest

The cosplay contest is where contestants go to show off their favorite costumes. The contest is based upon stage presence, craftsmanship, accuracy to the original character or design, and overall look. Bring your friends to watch a great show of cosplay at it’s finest, or sign up and show everyone your skill! Fabulous cash prizes will be awarded to the winners! Anyone can enter, and this event is all ages. Walk on participation is also available!

Cosplay Skit Contest

Skits can range anywhere from a dance, to a song, to a set of dialog between characters or a short story. Think you have what it takes to act in front of a live audience? Enjoy entertaining others? Then this may be the contest for you! The cosplay skit contest is based on performance only and will not be based upon your cosplay. Bring your skills to battle for a chance at cash prizes or just come to watch a fantastic show!

Dating Game

Meet exciting new strangers behind the curtains. Are they a Country, Alien, Human, or something else completely? All you have to do is ask.

Foam Sword Fighting Open-Play

Not interested in competing in the tournament? Not a problem! You can also fight your friends for free with our safe, foam padded swords during open play!

Foam Sword Fighting Tournament

KNC's Foam Sword Fighting Tournament is a double elimination style tournament fought with safe, foam-padded swords.

J-Fashion Show

The J-Fashion show will showcase a variety of different Japanese fashion types such as Sweet Lolita, Gothic Lolita, Visual Kei, and Decora among many others! The models will walk on stage within their category, and afterwards, those who are willing to answer questions will take part in a Q&A directly following the show.


Our illustrious KJs, with the help of all our screaming Karaoke fans, will pick one winner to be the very best (that no one ever was!) The winner will get some prizes from our sponsor and a trophy, but will also get to perform their winning song at closing ceremonies!

Live Drawing Contest

Compete against your fellow artists by drawing our Cosplay Contest participants live at KNC! Following the Cosplay Contest we'll ask them to pose while you draw like crazy.

Manga Cafe

In the Manga Library you can read manga, take a rest from the convention jumble, and experience a bit of Japanese culture.

Manlyness Panel

It’s time for a lesson in all things manly, from your hosts the time traveling duo responsible for shaping the course of manlyness. Join us once again as we pass our knowledge on to you. The only question is, "Can your minds can handle the workout?"

Mask Making

Wanna attend the masquerade? Worried because you don't have a mask? Well come on over to Mask Making and let your creativity soar! Craft supplies are provided!


Welcome to KuroNekoCon's annual night of grace, dignity, and mystery. Come dance the evening away to fun dance music that ranges fromwaltz to pop and ballads. There's music for everyone. As is custom, masks are required, but don't worry if you don't have one already. We have a free mask making panel so you can get creative and make your own.

If you'd rather take a more direct route, we'll be selling them from $1 to $5 in various styles at the Masquerade door. Dressy or Cosplay costumes are encouraged, but only a mask is a requirement since all are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Panel of Manlyness (18+):

The Panel of Manlyness is not to be confused with the Manlyness Panel. Where the Manlyness Panel is a lesson in manlyness, the Panel of Manlyness is a panel of manly panelists answering your manly questions in a manly fashion.

Saturday Night Dance: Nyan Nyan Revolution

Dance the night away to some of the Northwest’s best DJ’s. Glowsticks sold at the door.

KuroNekoCon is pleased to invite you to its annual Saturday Night Dance: Nyan Nyan Revolution (neon and black theme)!

Guest Panels and Events

Check back later for guest panel announcements.


Console Gaming Events

Console Free Play

Enjoy over 20 consoles including Xbox, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 64, and over 70 different titles available for free play in the gaming rooms. Big shout out to BlackWolf Gaming Center and our fantastic staff for making such a selection possible!

Console Tournaments

This year’s tournaments co-hosted by Black Wolf Gaming Center will be Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros Wii U, and Halo! Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place of all tournaments.

PC Gaming Events

Free Play

8 PC’s will be available in the gaming rooms for attendees to play League of Legends and Hearthstone: Hero’s of Warcraft.

League of Legends 1V1 Tournament

Come one come all to KNC’s first League of Legends 1v1 Tournament! Here you will test your brains, brawn, and might to see if you can be #1! 32 person first-come-first-serve bracket. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners.

Card, Board, and Tabletop Gaming Events

Free Play

Space available for card, board, and tabletop gaming all day. Board games available for checkout!

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Join us at KNC's Standard magic tournament and discover what could be lurking on Eldrirch Moon (the newest set.) Prizes will be awarded for first place only.

Muchkin Freeplay

Wanna slay monsters, slack off as much as possible or be a zombie on the hunt for brains? Then join me for some fun Steve Jackson games, including Munchkin, Chez Geek and Zombie Dice. Prizes are available for winners and promos are available for everyone. Limit of 6 players per game, please.

Pokemon Tournament

Join us for KNC's first unlimited Pokemon tournament! This event is perfect for new and old players alike. Not matter how old the cards or deck come play! Prizes will be awarded for first place only.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

It’s time to D-d-d-d-d-ddduel!!! The KNC Yugioh Duelist Series will test your worth against all other contenders. Rack up wins and climb to the top where only one Duelist will emerge as the Ultimate KNC Champion! Who will be crowned the victor? Prizes will be awarded to 1st-4th place.

Arcade and Group Gaming


DDR, Ms Pac Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, and Mortal Kombat cabinets will be available to fill the gaping hole left in your heart by the absence of the arcades of your childhood.

Group Gaming

Just Dance will be available in the Arcade room all day and Rockband will be available in the Karaoke Room from 5PM to Close.

For questions, comments, and concerns please contact our Gaming Coordinator at