No – Due to the end of of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration on May 11th, accessibility for testing has decreased significantly. In order to reduce hurdles such as cost and availability, KuroNeko Cultural Association (KNCA) will not be requiring proof of Covid vaccination or a negative test to attend our event. This decision was made with our attendees in mind.
In place of the vaccine documentation and negative test requirement, we are implementing a basic health check to help determine whether or not you are feeling well enough to attend an event with many other people. This check will be sent out to all attendees & non-attendees within 48 hours of our convention via our registration platform Eventeny.
If you find yourself feeling unwell during the event, we encourage you stay home to avoid potentially passing “con crud” to other attendees.
KuroNekoCon cares for the health and safety of our whole community. As such we highly encourage masks to be worn on site during all events and will be providing them at any KNCA booth during our convention (Info Booth, Control Booth, Merch Booth), but this is only required for representatives of KNCA (volunteers, staff, guests, industry, exhibitors, artists, and press).
Don’t wait, register as an attendee now! If you apply for, pass jury selection, and complete a contract for the Artist Alley or Exhibit Hall we will refund your attendee badge and the badge of your table helper at that time.
Both online and in-person registration at the convention will close either when 800 attendee badges have been sold, or one hour before opening ceremonies, whichever comes first. Registration will not be open online or in-person after this deadline.
At first, due to software limitations, the required questions were not generated for all badges when more than one badge is being purchased. As of April 27th, 2023, that issue has now been fixed~
All adult badges that are purchased on or before June 19th, 2023, and have a valid vaccination record on file will be mailed to the mailing address listed.
All minor badges that are purchased on or before June 19th, 2023, have a parental permission slip* on file, and whose Attending Adult* has uploaded their ID will be mailed to the mailing address listed.
Badges that were purchased after June 19th, 2023, or do not have the required paperwork completed, will be available for pick up at Will Call at the convention.
A new badge can be printed at Will Call for a replacement fee of $15. Valid Government issued ID must be provided to re-print a badge.
If the tracking information associated with your mailed badge shows that the badge never arrived, or shows that the badge was delivered to an address that does not match what was provided to KNCA as the mailing address (eg: a typo by KNCA Staff) then a new badge will be provided at Will Call at no fee. Valid ID must be provided to re-print a badge.
If the tracking information shows that the badge was mailed to the address on file, then a new badge can be printed at Will Call for a replacement fee of $15, as it is the responsibility of the purchasing party to provide a valid mailing address. Valid ID must be provided to re-print a badge.
Refunds are allowed up through June 19th, 2023. Please contact our Registration Coordinator at email@example.com.
No. Badges are not transferable. Each attendee must register in their own name.
For those 18 and older:
- Bring a current government-issued photo ID.
For those under 18:
- You must have a parental permission slip signed by your parent or legal guardian completed.
- You must be accompanied by someone 18 or over who will act as your attending adult, who is also a registered attendee. This could be your parent or legal guardian, a relative, sibling, or a friend! They must be able to show their ID.
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “New registration purchased for KuroNekoCon”.
If you haven’t received this email after 24 hours, check your spam folder and then contact our Membership Director at email@example.com.
KuroNekCon 2023 will have a limited number of registrations for sale. If registration sells out before the first day of the convention, no badges will be available for sale at the door the day of the convention.
If registration has not sold out, then badges can be purchased either online or at the door up to one hour before Opening Ceremonies begins. Registration sales will not be available after the event begins. Badges that were purchased but not picked up can be picked up at the Will Call desk all weekend long.
No, membership to KuroNekoCon is non-transferable. Each person who registers at the door must be there to register for themselves, supply needed documentation, and pick up their own badge.
Yes, however the person whom the badge is for must be present.
Registration staff asks for your current government-issued photo ID to prove that you are 18 or older. You will also need to present your ID to enter 18+ panels and events. Examples of government-issued photo ID are a driver license, passport, and military ID.
No, but the adult who is picking up your badges will need to show us their current government-issued photo ID. You must also submit a signed parental permission slip giving them permission to act as your attending adult.
Minors attending KuroNekoCon need to have a responsible attending adult register, pick up the badges, and remain on the premises of the event ground while the minors attend. Additionally, a signed parental permission slip must be submitted. A minor is an individual under the age of 18 during the convention, and an adult is an individual who is 18 years of age or older.
Attendees under the age of 18 must submit a signed parental permission slip.
No, your attending adult does not need to be your parent, but they must have a current government-issued photo ID, be 18 years of age or older, a registered attendee, and be named on your parental permission slip.
Yes, a parental permission slip is required for all attendees 18 and under.
No. You must be accompanied by an adult who also registers and remains on the premises of the event grounds while you attend. You must also submit a signed parental permission slip.
No. An attending adult who is 18 years of age or older must register and remain on the premises of the event grounds while you attend. You must also submit a signed parental permission slip.
No. An attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible attending adult 18 years of age or older who registers for themselves and the minor, and remains on the premises of the event grounds while the minor attends. Additionally, a signed parental permission slip must be submitted.
If your 18th birthday is on one of the days of the convention, you will need to bring a current government-issued photo ID as proof of your age and your badge will be changed from an indicated minor badge to an adult badge. Until you turn 18 you must also submit a signed parental permission slip.
Only if they are a minor and you are their parent, legal guardian, or are listed as the attending adult on the parental permission slip.
All other attendees must be present with their current government-issued photo ID to pick up their badge at Will Call.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for press inquiries, or email@example.com for industry inquiries.
Yes, a badge allows access for the entire convention. Single day badges will not be sold for KuroNekoCon 2023.
We want to ensure that KuroNekoCon can occur every year and to present the best event we can. As inflation increases, so do the expenses associated with running the convention. Our badges are priced to cover the cost of the venue.
Every dollar of your registration goes towards operating expenses – every staff member of KuroNekoCon (including the Board of Directors) are volunteers who are not paid for their time or expertise.
Online registration accepts all major credit & debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
If registration is available at the convention, they will accept the same.
No. Children ages 4 and under can attend for free when accompanied by a responsible attending adult 18 years of age or older who registers and remains on the premises of the event grounds while the children attend. A signed parental permission slip must be submitted for each child.
Due to a number of conditions such as the event space, event location, event run-time, and the growing number of attendees, KuroNekoCon Staff are simply unable to watch every attendee all the time. There must be the presence of an attending adult to be responsible for minors in situations that would require their knowledge of the minor or for when staff may be unable to provide assistance.
Update: Yes, you can! Be sure the checkbox for, “Copy the answer choices…” is empty so you can enter each badges unique information, such as badge name, birth date, etc.
There is no difference between pre-registration and registration for KuroNekoCon 2023. Registration can be purchased online until it sells out or until one hour before Opening Ceremonies, whichever comes first. Badge prices will increase from $55 to $70 after June 19th, regardless of how or where they are purchased.
Please contact our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to change the attending adult if you’re unable to do so on your form.
A new badge can be printed at Will Call for a replacement fee of $15. Valid Government issued ID must be provided to re-print a badge. The fee may increase if several subsequent badges are lost and replaced.
As long as you wear your badge you can enter and exit the convention as needed.
No! If you have received your badge in the mail, you can wear it into the convention without standing in line at either the Registration Desk or the Will Call Desk.