Get Involved

Help make a difference in your anime community!

 

KuroNekoCon is a 100% volunteer-run event. From the most involved Board of Directors to the day-of volunteers who donate their time to make sure the staff make it through the weekend, no one receives monetary compensation for the time they donate to the convention. It’s people like you who decide they want to step in to make something better that make this convention possible.

No matter how little or how much time you have to dedicate, there’s an opportunity for you to make an impact.

Next Meeting

General Meeting

This meeting is open to the public! If you’re interested in KNC Staff, or just want to see how things are run, please stop by.

Location

The Comic Book Shop
Northtown Mall
4750 N Division St #2130
Spokane, WA 99207

 

The Comic Book Shop is located between Kohls and JC Penny on the second floor of the mall.

Date

Saturday
See Calendar for Exact Date

 

6:30PM.
Ending time depends on topics to be covered, but will not go past 8PM.

Volunteer

If you have a few extra hours of time over the weekend, but don’t want to or have the ability to be involved with the convention year round, this is the opportunity for you! Volunteers donate a small portion of their weekend while making a big impact – then have the rest of the weekend to enjoy the convention.

Volunteers who donate at least 8 hours of their time over the course of the Convention Weekend will receive complimentary membership for the weekend of KNC.

Becoming a Volunteer

Staff Up!

Staff members stay involved all year with organization and planning, and work together to develop the future of KuroNekoCon as a convention. Staff also have the opportunity to work on other events with KuroNekoCultural Association throughout the year (OtakuProm, Educational events, etc).

All Staff Receive

  • Complimentary Staff Membership
  • Valuable training from a registered 501(c)(3) organization that can be displayed on resumes and scholarship applications
  • 10% off of official KNC Merchandice
  • 50% off attendee membership for immediate family members
  • Inclusion in a close-knit community who share a common passion for anime, gaming, and Japanese culture

 

The staff structure has varying levels of responsibility and commitment:

Assistant Staff

Assistant Staff are not required to attend in person staff meetings, and may interact with their department coordinators via email or other online communication. Assistant Staff can join committees and be involved with organizing events and long term projects, and this level of staffing is an excellent fit for those who want to donate skills and time to a convention they love, but either live too far away or have work schedules that can not align with Staff Meetings on Saturdays.

Due to the low engagement requirement, Assistant staff members do not have voting priveledges or the ability to run for leadership positions. However, Assistant Staff may still join Core Staff to gain voting priveledges. Additionally, they will receive badges that say “Assistant Staff” at the convention.

Joining Assistant Staff
  • You must be at least 18 years of age (Or sponsored by a family member or legal gaurdian who is also a staff member).
  • Submit a completed online Assistant Staff Application, including an agreement to our policies and codes of conduct.
  • A member of the Board of Directors will contact you with any additional questions as a brief online interview, typically over email.
  • Be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Staff (“Core Staff”)

In for a penny, in for a pound! Core Staff members attend General Meetings and stay informed about the inner workings of KuroNekoCon. These staff members have full voting rights at all General Meetings, and can apply for Coordinator positions or run in election for the Board of Directors. If you want to join a team of hard working Japanese pop/culture fans with dedication and perseverance, and have a say in the future of our convention, then this is the community for you.

Core Staff must maintain an attendance of at least 12 meetings a year (an average of one per month), either in person or online via streaming service. 

Joining Core Staff
  • You must be at least 18 years of age (Or sponsored by a family member or legal gaurdian who is also a staff member).
  • Start attending meetings. Potential staff are welcome to attend either general or board meetings.
  • Be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the staff members present at your third meeting.
  • Submit a completed Staff Application, including an agreement to our policies and codes of conduct.

Our meetings are hosted by The Comic Book Shop @ Northtown Mall in Spokane, Wa