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What is an anime convention?
An anime convention is a gathering of people who are interested in Japanese animation and a broader understanding of Japanese media and culture. These gatherings usually take place at large venues such as a convention center, hotel, or a college. There are common events such as contests, dances, and concerts; panels which are excellent for learning about many aspects of anime and Japanese Culture; an exhibitor’s hall where you can find anime-related merchandise from both the United States and Japan; RPG (Role Playing Games), Console and PC LAN gaming rooms; and anime theaters which show anime for the duration of the con. You can also see people dressed in costumes of their favorite anime characters. An anime convention is a memorable and sometimes life-changing experience.
What is KuroNekoCon?
KuroNekoCon is a three day convention in Spokane, WA based around anime, Japanese culture and gaming. It started in 2009 as OtakuCon, and became KuroNekoCon in 2011.
What is the three-strike policy?
KuroNekoCon’s three strike policy is how we moderate inappropriate behavior and disorderly conduct. We do our best to maintain a safe and friendly environment at our convention and sometimes this means delivering warnings to some of our attendees. Three strikes on your badge could mean nonrefundable ejection from the convention as well as some other more serious penalties. For more information please visit our Policies page.
What is peace bonding and why do I have to do it?
Peace bonding is the process of having a prop or item that may potentially be used as a weapon examined by a member of staff and flagged, usually with a colored ribbon or tie. This tie is a physical contract stating that you understand never to brandish or use this item as a weapon in the convention space and are solely liable for any consequences from breaking this contract. If you are unsure if your item or prop needs to be peace bonded, please visit the peace bonding table to have it examined.
Why don’t you allow outside food inside the Convention Center?
This is a policy of the Spokane Convention Center. As renters of their venue, KuroNekoCon and its attendees must follow this rule.
Why don’t you offer any Japanese food or snacks?
The Spokane Convention Center has an exclusive contract with their food vendor. Because of this, we are unable to offer any outside food or drink. If you have suggestions for food and beverages you’d like to see the convention center offer, send us an email at info@KuroNekoCon.com.
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How can I become a member of KuroNekoCon’s staff?
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Why is the convention named KuroNekoCon?
Kuro Neko means “Black Cat” in Japanese, and KuroNekoCon takes its namesake from its mascot, a little black cat named Tsuki. Tsuki’s favorite pastime is taking cat naps and attending events with KuroNekoCon staff. In the meantime, you may be lucky enough to find her browsing Facebook. Her other hobbies include: playing with yarn, watching anime, crawling under blankets, laying down on manga, and catnip.