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.

To enter your AMV in the contest head over to our AMV Contest Submission Form! Submissions due by July 22nd.

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!

Kids Need to Read LogoThis year KuroNekoCon is hosting a book drive for Kids Need To Read during the Children's Festival! Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.

You can help! All you have to do is bring a NEW children's book for ages 0-18 or a cash donation to the Children's Festival during KuroNekoCon. With your charitable donation you will be entered into a raffle to win an awesome prize!

For more information about Kids Need to Read you can check out their Website and their Facebook Page.

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!

Cosplay Chess applications for 2016 are now open! To participate, please complete a Cosplay Chess Application! See inside for all deadlines.

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 Contest Applications for 2016 are now open! To participate, please complete a Cosplay Contest Application by July 25th!

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!

Cosplay Skit Contest Applications for 2016 are now open! To participate, please complete a Cosplay Skit Contest Application by July 25th!

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.

Sign ups for the tournament are taken on a first-come first-serve basis at the door. Please arrive to the event before the start of the tournament to reserve a spot.

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.

J-Fashion Show applications for 2016 are now open! To participate, please complete a J-Fashion Show Application!


Sing your heart out!

Live Drawing Contest

Sakura of America

Compete against your fellow artists by drawing our Cosplay Contest winners live at KNC! Following the Cosplay Contest we'll ask the winners to pose for 30 minutes while you draw like crazy. 1st-3rd place prizes and a youngest participating artist award will be donated by our sponsor, Sakura of America. The winners will be announced at Closing Ceremonies. You do not need to be present to win.

All participants must bring their own art supplies. We ask that you use traditional media only. Make sure to arrive at the panel early to secure a good spot!

Manga Library

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

To volunteer as a Maid in our Manga Library please fill out a Volunteer Application and make sure to specify that you would like to volunteer in the Manga Library on the application!

Manlyness Panel

Manly Description to Come.


Welcome to KuroNekoCon's annual night of grace, dignity, and mystery. Come dance the evening away to fun dance music that ranges between waltz, 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'll have our free mask-making panel to get creative and make your own.

If you'd rather 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 manily 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.

Check back for DJ announcements!

Fan Panels

Fan panel applications are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied.

Guest Panels

To Be Announced!


Console Gaming Events

Gaming for Charity with Extra Life

Extra Life LogoKuroNekoCon is teaming up with Extra Life Spokane Guild! During gaming at KuroNekoCon you can play with this wonderful group and help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. All money donated goes to Spokane's own Sacred Heart Children's Hospital to help children in need.

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals.

With your charitable donation you will be entered for a chance to win an epic raffle prize! So join us this year at KNC to be a hero for children with Extra Life. Play Games. Heal Kids.

Check out the Extra Life Website and Facebook Page for more information about this group!

PC Gaming Events

To Be Announced

Card, Board, and Tabletop Gaming Events

To Be Announced

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


Convention Schedule

Check back soon for our full schedule!

Fan Photoshoots

This year we are encouraging our attendees to organize photoshoots during KNC by creating their own Facebook Event Pages. As a courtesy to the hardworking attendees who organize these photoshoots, KNC will post a schedule of all Fan Photoshoots at the Information Table at KNC, and on the KNC guidebook app!

To host a Fan Photoshoot during KNC all you need to do is create a Facebook Event Page for your photoshoot, then submit it to us for publication via the Fan Photoshoot form. Check the submission form for more details!