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Top 100 Anime ConventionsKuroNekoCon is Spokane's anime convention. We're celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2018 and we want you to join us!

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Upcoming Events


Spirited Away - The Garland Theater

KNC will be hosting a cosplay contest at this special viewing of Studio Ghibli's award winning animated film Spirited Away. Tickets are $2.50 at the door.


KNC Pre-Reg and Reg pickup - Spokane Convention Center

Save your precious convention time by picking up or purchasing your badge on Thursday from 6-9PM!


KuroNekoCon - Spokane Convention Center

Convention Hours


Aug 2

Registration 6PM-9PM


Aug 3

Registration 8AM-8PM
Event Hours 12PM-10PM


Aug 4

Registration 8AM-8PM
Event Hours 10AM-10PM


Aug 5

Registration 8AM-1PM
Event Hours 10AM-5PM

Cosplay Lineup Downloadable Graphic

KuroNekoCon is fast approaching and we want to see what costumes you are planning! Share your lineups with us using this spiffy graphic! (hint, our Official Facebook Group is here)

(click to download)
Knc cosplay line up graphic example

Lip Sync Battle!

Lip Sync Battle applications are now open! Come strut your stuff in this epic battle of music and performance with Special Judge Uptown Cosplay!

This application will close on July 19th.

Lip Sync Battle Application

Cosplay Contest Applications

Cosplay Contest applications are now open! Come and show off your costumes and get a change to win cash prizes and recognition for all your hard work!

There is a limit of 60 people so make sure you sign up early!

This application will close on July 19th.

Cosplay Contest Application

Skit Contest Applications

Skit Contest applications are now open! Come show off a dance, tell a story, do your best to make our audience cry with joy... Or sadness. Just make sure they cry.

This applications will close July 19th.

Skit Contest Application

2018 AMV Contest Now Open

Cash prizes awarded for Best in Show, Comedy, and Judge's Choice Awards!

AMV Contest Submission

2019 Mascot Contest Now Open!

Submissions are now open for the 2019 KuroNekoCon Mascot Contest!

This year's theme is J-Fashion! Entries should celebrate the expansive world of Japanese street fashion by including such fashions as decora, lolita, oiji, mori, and visual kei. Submissions must be full body characters and include the KNC mascot, Otaku Cat, in the image.

The artist of the winning mascot will receive $150 cash prize, and a table in the 2019 Artist Alley!

Please click through for the complete guidelines and rules.

2019 Mascot Contest

Volunteer Applications are now Open

Volunteers help with aspects of the convention such as panel moderating, main events, information tables, gaming, and more. They spend 8 hours total helping out and receive complimentary membership. Volunteering is also a great option for parents and guardians who are bringing a minor to the convention and want to help support the community!

Get Involved

Cosplay Chess King Applications Now Open

Get your game on by applying to be a King! It's good to be the king.

Cosplay Chess Kings Application

Pre-registration and hotels are now open!

Purchase early for the lowest price available. You can pre-register at The Comic Book Shop Northtown or online.