Registration FAQ Registration is the process of becoming an Attendee Member of KuroNeko Cultural Association. As a member, you gain admittance to KuroNekoCon.
I pre-registered but now I can’t attend KuroNekoCon. Can I get a refund?
Refunds are allowed up to a month before the convention. Please contact our Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I give someone else my badge?
No. Badges are not transferable. Each attendee must register in their own name.
What do I need to bring to the convention to pick up my badge?
For those 18 and older:
a current government-issued photo ID
Optional but encouraged: Your registration receipt.
For those under 18:
Someone 18 or over who will act as your attending adult, this could be your parent or legal guardian, a relative, sibling, or a friend!
If you have someone other than your parent or legal guardian acting as your attending adult, you will also need a parental permission slip signed by your parent or legal guardian. Or, you can submit a digital copy of the slip.
How do I know if I am registered?
When paying through our website with PayPal you should receive two emails. One is from PayPal showing details of your financial transaction. The other is from KNC confirming your registration.
If you haven’t received either of these emails after a couple of days, check your spam folder and then contact our Registration Coordinator at email@example.com.
When paying by other means you will receive an email confirming your registration. This email is sent manually, so it may take some time for it to arrive.
Can I purchase registration at the door the day of the convention?
Yes. Full weekend and single day registration can be purchased at the convention.
Can I register at the door for somebody else?
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.
Can I pay for someone else’s registration at the door?
Yes, however the person whom the badge is for must be present.
What do I need my ID for?
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.
I’m under the age of 18. Do I need to show you my ID?
No, but the adult who is picking up your badges will need to show us their current government-issued photo ID. If they are not your parent or legal guardian you must also submit a signed parental permission slip giving them permission to act as your attending adult.
What are your policies concerning minors (under 18)?
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, if the attending adult is not the minor’s parent or legal guardian, 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.
Do you have permission slip for my parents to sign?
Attendees under the age of 18 who are attending without their parent or legal guardian must submit a signed parental permission slip.
Does my attending adult have to be my parent or legal guardian?
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, and be named on your parental permission slip .
If I’m attending with my parent do I still need to submit a parental permission slip?
No, a parental permission slip is not required if you are attending with your parent or legal guardian.
I’ll be under the age of 18 at the time of the convention. Can I attend KuroNekoCon by myself?
No. You must be accompanied by an adult who also registers, picks up your badges, and remains on the premises of the event grounds while you attend. If they are not your parent or legal guardian you must also submit a signed parental permission slip.
I’ll be under the age of 18 at the time of the convention. Can I pick up my badge myself?
No. An attending adult who is 18 years of age or older must register, pick up your badges, and remain on the premises of the event grounds while you attend. If they are not your parent or legal guardian you must also submit a signed parental permission slip.
My child will be under the age of 18 at the time of the convention. Can I drop them off and leave the convention?
No. An attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible attending adult 18 years of age or older who registers, picks up the badges 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 the adult is not the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
My birthday is during the convention. What happens then?
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 if your attending adult is not your parent or legal guardian.
Can I pick up a friend or family member’s badge without them being there?
No. Attendees over the age of 18 must present their current government-issued photo ID to pick up their badge. You can pick up the badge for a minor if you are their parent, legal guardian, or are listed as the attending adult on the parental permission slip.
Do you mail badges?
We do not mail badges. You can pick them up during registration hours the convention at the Spokane Convention Center.
I pre-registered. What days can I pick up my badge?
Days and times will be announced closer to the convention.
Is registration good for all of KuroNekoCon?
A full weekend badge allows access for the entire convention. A single day badge only allows access for the day it is issued.
Why did the cost of registration go up?
We want to ensure that KuroNekoCon can occur every year and to present the best event we can. As our convention grows, so do the expenses associated with running it. In 2013 we moved to the Spokane Convention Center, making our expenses greater than ever before. For 2018, we are expanding to three days and that adds significantly to our costs. Additionally, we must continually increase the space we rent to accommodate the growing number of attendees. The cost of registration has risen to account for these things.
What forms of payment do you accept when registering at the con?
Registration accepts cash, credit, and debit.
I’m bringing a child who is 5 years old or less. Do I have to pay for them?
No. Children ages 5 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 if you are not the parent or legal guardian.
Why do I need to have a “responsible attending adult” with me at KNC? Why does a minor need an adult to attend with them at KNC?
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.
Can I pay for more than one person?
Yes. When registering online you can add information for multiple attendees.
What is the difference between pre-registration and registration?
Pre-registration is available before the convention. Registration occurs at the convention. Pre-registration is less expensive and can save you time when you collect your badge at the convention.
I purchased a badge for myself and a minor, and listed myself as the attending adult. Can a different attending adult pick up our badges?
Please contact our Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to change the attending adult.
What if I lose my badge?
We can replace a lost badge if you can show prior purchase. There is a fee for replacing your badge that increases with each subsequent lost badge.
Can I leave the convention and come back?
As long as you wear your badge you can enter and exit the convention as needed.