Programming

Schedule

Convention Schedule

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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!

Fan Photoshoots During KNC.

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!

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! 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 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 served 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.

Karaoke

Sing your heart out!

Karaoke - Anime Idol with Decibel Diversions

Come prove your love and talent to the world with KuroNekoCon's 1st ANIME IDOL!

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!

Sign up starts at 10:00 am in the Karaoke Room 203 and closes 1:00PM Sunday. All levels welcome to join! Any fandom song or tribute welcome!

Live Drawing Contest

Live Drawing Contest

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.

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!

Masquerade

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)! Button mashing beats provided by returning favorites Jimni Cricket, Nightlock, and Shauk and new players K-Zar and Bouncy join the game all the way from Seattle! All ages welcome!

Fan Panels

Current Government Issued Photo ID required for all 18+ panels.

A Look Through the Streets of Harajuku - Kori_ography

A look into the many styles of the famous Harajuku district in Japan. There will also be a discussion of the current state of the fashion district and how it came to be like that.

Ask the South Park Kids - Lucas

Enjoy a Q&A with the South Park kids.

Bad Japanese Horror - Kori_ography

A sampling of the good, bad, and absolutely hilarious titles from the Japanese horror genre. May contain: bad acting, weird CGI, and possibly disturbing images. 18+ Panel.

Ball-jointed Dolls: An Introduction - Jessica Melges

Interested in ball-jointed dolls? Come see some in person and learn about some of the basics of these gorgeous customizable dolls!

Beacon Academy: A RWBY Ask Panel - Roman Torchwick

Ever wanted to ask your favorite RWBY character any question that pops into your head? Well, you're in luck! Head on over for a good time with an assorted motley of characters from RWBY.

Black Butler Q & A - Dharma

Come ask your favorite black butler character's questions.

Chara's Awakening - Sparkling Trash

Welcome to Chara's Awakening! The title may sound intimidating but the story behind it is that Mettaton has taken a break from being the host of his game show, He then passed it onto Frisk but Chara saw his opportunity and stole it from Frisk. Sit, participate, and watch your favorite Undertale characters fight against each other in a "friendly" session of trivia, mini games, and tasks.

Cosplay Armor and Props on a Budget - Jeiyuun

Cosplay can be an expensive hobby. The costumes alone are usually pricey before you factor in wigs, shoes and accessories. Don’t forget about the con itself, which tends to take a bite out of your wallet! The world of armor and props may seem intimidating at first, but there are many creative ways to get the same (or close to) results and save money.

Cosplay Creation 101- Angelmage99

Do you want to learn to make your own costumes? Need help getting started? Come and learn how to begin your own costume creation with walkthrough on all the details you need to take in when choosing a costume.

Diversity Representations in Anime - Crystal Brooks

This panel dives into a wide array of diverse characters represented in anime. It touches on the subjects of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability, and age and how these representations compare to reality and stereotypes and similar portrayals in Western media.

Homestuck Interactions - Sparkling Trash

Come meet the beta kids and trolls of homestuck! Sit down and talk to your favorite character and have a semi-personal conversation with them! Hangout and play games or ask questions.

How to Make Money in Cosplay - Hollywood

Learn the steps to making a profit from your cosplay. Learn valuable tips and tricks and ask questions.

Love Live! School Wrestling Festival - Andy

The first part of the panel will be character Q & A. The middle part of the panel will be staged arm wrestling competition, with fake betting, giving candy to the people who voted for the winning girl. Then there's an "official" winner who receives a toy replica of the World heavyweight champion belt. The clapping game, audience participation telephone, and a small(very small) trivia part where we ask things about the anime(and give candies to people who get things right.)

Interactive Roleplay with aRPy - Kyra Folie

Come learn about interactive roleplaying through a new mobile app. A great way to enhance your convention and cosplaying experience.

Learning Japanese 101 - Angelmage99

Have you always wanted to learn Japanese? Do you know where to start? Have you tried and failed in the past? Come and learn about methods for learning Japanese and where to start.

Live Action Role Playing - Thrundor

Come learn about LARPing and related activities, followed by a question and answer session and a look at some LARPing equipment.

Makeup 101 - Kori_ography

Learn some dos and don’ts of makeup as well as how to make your makeup look how you want it to and last through a long and sweaty con!

Marketing In Cosplay, Sci-Fi & The Real World - Hollywood

Learn how to create a market for yourself in cosplay, sci-fi, and the real world. Learn to set goals and use media to your advantage.

Match Game - Chibi Allyss

Match Game is an homage to the classic 70's and 80's hit game show with a twist - anime celebrities! Come join a panel of anime celebrities. Contestants will fill in the blanks in hopes of matching the stars. Who knows? Maybe you'll see your favorite anime celebrity.

Miraculous: Marinette & Adrien - SoulSisters Cosplay

Come and see your favorite Miraculous Ladybug characters perform an amazing assortment of games and improv skits.

More Food in Anime and Video Games - Ritsuna

Curious about what they were eating in the anime you just watched, or maybe you wonder just what might be in that lunch your video game mom or girl friend gave you, or maybe you always wanted to try sea salt Ice cream from Kingdom Hearts? Come to this discussion panel where we talk about food and perhaps even learn how to make something yummy. While there won’t be any food at this panel you will learn about what things are, and how they are made, as well as some of the history behind them.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Q/A - Kaworu Nagisa

Have you ever wanted to ask the characters from Neon Genesis Evangelion a specific question, in person? You mustn't run away!

Percy Jackson/ Ask the Demigods - Corian

Come and ask some of the demigods from the Percy Jackson universe questions.

Plan-It Disasters: You against the Cosplay Con Crunch - Jeiyuun

It’s inevitable. You’re making your cosplay for the next convention and time sneaks up on you. Before you know it, the con’s less than a month away and you still have a list a mile long of things you need to get done...oh and don’t forget packing! In the rush to finish in time, we tend to make the process a lot more difficult for ourselves without knowing it. Join cosplay crunch ninja Jeiyuun for a panel discussing ways to level up your skills in planning under pressure, keeping yourself focused, and of course, positivity.

Soul Eater: Meister Madness! - SoulSisters Cosplay

See your favorite Soul Eater character play an amazing assortment of games and improv skits.

Soul Eater Q&A Panel - Matti

Ask questions to or about your favorite Soul Eater character! Pictures after panel.

Undertale Q&A Panel - Mettaton

Chat with the characters of Undertale.

Visual Kei PV Room - Uruha

View Visual Kei and J-Rock videos from various anime while also learning a bit about each band that's playing.

Welcome to Cosplay - Marcy Pan

‘Welcome to Cosplay’ is a beginner's intro guide for cosplay how-tos, tips and tricks and do's and dont's. We will be talking about body positivity, proper behavior in the cosplay community (such as cosplay is not consent) along with helpful ways on how to plan and start cosplays, identifying skill levels and cosplay difficulty, obtaining materials, and makeup finishes! With this one hour super panel we will get you confident and ready for those photo shoots!

Whose Fandom is it Anyway? (Take 1 and 2) - Lucas

Enjoy a variety of entertaining games and skits, including ‘Scenes from a Hat’, based off of the popular show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’.

Guest Panels and Events

Chii Sakurabi Concert

Experience JPop star Chii Sakurabi perform her high-energy music coupled with her kawaii style!

Q&A with Jpop Star Chii Sakurabi!

Come and ask Chii about her music, life as a Jpop star, and the music industry in Japan!

Voice Actors Unite! Q&A with Darrel Guilbeau, Kristen McGuire, and Patrick Seitz

What to come and listen to some of the biggest names in anime tell stories from behind the mic and all the ins and out's of the industry?? This is the panel for you!

Patrick Seitz Q&A

Spend an hour with Patrick Seitz: voice actor, ADR director and ADR script adapter of over 100 titles. You probably know him as Germany in Hetalia, Franky in One Piece, Arthas/Garrosh in World of Warcraft and Ragna the Bloodedge in BlazBlue. Plus, you’ve seen his directing work (including Monster), and you’ve heard his script adaptations (including Steins;Gate, Deadman Wonderland, Wolf Children and Summer Wars). Now’s your chance to ask him about those works and more!

The Other Side of the Mic: Writing & Directing Anime with Patrick Seitz

Ever wondered how your favorite dubs are actually made? Go behind the scenes with veteran ADR Director and Scriptwriter Patrick Seitz as he peels back the curtain and discusses the process of adapting and directing anime and video games for the English-speaking world.

Darrel Guilbeau Q&A

Ever wanted to ask Darrel Guilbeau all your questions about voice acting and the Dollars of Durarara? This is your chance!

DURARARA!! With Darrel Guilbeau

For fans and those who want to learn more about the popular anime, Darrel Guilbeau, the voice of Mikado, will share his experiences of being a part of this anime, as well as behind the scenes info. This is an interactive panel, so bring your Durarara!! questions, opinions and cosplay. There will also be giveaways to a few lucky attendees!

Play Marvel Vs. Capcom with Darrel Guilbeau

Come to the gaming room to play Marvel Vs. Capcom with the voice of Viewtiful Joe himself, Darrel Guilbeau!

Basic anime style drawing with Kristen McGuire

Learn the basics of drawing anime! Big eyes, small nose, and hands. Ugh... hands.

Breaking and entering into voice acting with Kristen McGuire

Voice actors share their stories about how they broke (and possibly entered) into the voice acting industry. Come get all your voice acting questions answered!

Act like an Idiot improv acting with Kisten McGuire

Improv is the foundation for any type of acting, whether it’s stage, voice over, or just everyday life! Come join Kristen McGuire and participate in fun improv games that will get those creative acting juices flowing!

Tips and tricks of Cosplay with 137Cosplay

Helpful hints on starting or perfecting your skills in cosplay.

Prop making on a budget with 137 Cosplay

Come learn about prop making in a way that won't hurt your wallet from one of the best!

Q&A with Steampunk/Fantasy Artist Faina Lorah

Come meet Faina Lorah, a Russian surrealist oil painter who specializes in fantasy and steampunk art with a touch of whimsy. Enjoy a moderated conversation about being an artist and finding inspiration.

Russian Fairy Tales and the Art They Inspire with Faina Lorah

Enjoy the reading of several popular Russian fairy and folk tales, as well as see the creepy, unique, and fun art that they can inspire. Appropriate for all ages.

So You Wanna Be an Artist with Faina Lorah

Learn the inside tricks to being a full-time artist: what your daily schedule can look like, how you can market yourself, what you need to know, and more!

Kimono Demonstration with Madeline West

Madeline West is a seamstress with a passion for traditional kimono. Come and see how to dress in a kimono and learn the history of these beautiful garments.

Spokane Obon Festival Dancers

The colorful yukata (summer kimono) and happi coat clad Obon Festival Dancers bring you BonOdori, or Bon Dancing.

Epona Equestrian Team

Live combat demonstrations and informative discussions taking an in depth look at riding and medieval combat in popular media.

Amtgard: Duchy of Stormhaven

Join The Duchy of Stormhaven and explore single and team based foam combat, and a world of magic, monsters, and more!

Gaming

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.

Play marvel Vs. Capcom with Darrel Guilbeau

Come to the gaming room to play Marvel Vs. Capcom with the voice of Viewtiful Joe himself Darrel Guilbeau!

Gaming with Patrick Seitz!

Come down to the gaming room and play video games with the voice of gaming icons like Scorpion, Garrosh Hellscream, and Dracula from Castlevania.

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

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

Arcade

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 kncgamingcoordinator@gmail.com.