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Main Events

AMV Contest Viewing

Anime Music Videos (AMV's) are fan-made compositions which synchronize edited video clips from one or more anime with an audio track, often songs or a promotional trailer audio.

Want to show off your AMV creations? Enter the AMV contest!

Closing Ceremonies

Help us send away another great KNC with convention highlights, special performances, contest winners, and general hilarity born from a long weekend of non stop nerdy goodness.

Cosplay Chess

Cosplay chess is a game of human chess performed by players in costume. Short performances, fights, and skits between the battling players decide the outcome of the game!

Cosplay Contest

Cosplayers bring their favorite characters to life on stage in KNC's Cosplay Contest! The contest is judged based upon overall look of the costume, accuracy of the character, difficulty of the costume for the contestant's skill level, execution of sewing and crafting technique, and stage presence. Bring your friends to watch this great show full of the finest cosplay our wonderful attendees have to offer!

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

This application will close on July 19th.

Cosplay Contest Applications

Cosplay Skit Contest

The Cosplay Skit Contest is where cosplayers and performers bring their talent to the KNC stage! Skits can range anywhere from a dance, to a song, to a set of dialogue and everything in between. The most important part is the crowd gets pumped and the contestants get creative and fun! The cosplay Skit Contest is primarily judged on performance.

This application will close on July 19th.

Skit Contest Applications

Foam Sword Fighting Tournament

A double elimination tournament for ages 13 and up. Contestants fight for honor, glory, and trophies with safe, foam-padded swords.

Signups taken on a first come, first served basis the hour before the event. Arrive early to reserve a spot!

Youth Foam Sword Tournament

A single elimination tournament for ages 12 and under. Contestants fight for a chance at honorable victory upon the battlefield with safe, foam-padded swords.

Japanese Field Day

KuroNekoCon's first ever Japanese field day event! This event is to celebrate Japan's national health and sports day. Come learn about Japanese culture while competing against your friends in a head to head battle of might, speed and agility. Signups taken on a first come, first served basis directly before the event. Arrive early to reserve a spot!

Lip Sync Battle

KuroNekoCon's newest main event, this epic musical showdown features cosplayers as they compete to see who can dazzle the audience with the best songs and coolest moves! Hosted by our guest of honor, Uptown Cosplay.

Lip Sync Battle Application

Summer Dreams 10th Anniversary Dance

Welcome to KuroNekoCon's first commemorative semi-formal. Bust out your suits, gowns, Cosplay, or... Whatever! And join us for some of your favorite anime music, pop, nerdy waltz, and geek culture classics. There's a little something for everyone.

Neon Nyan Revolution

Dance the night away to some of the Inland Northwest's best DJ's. Glowsticks sold at the door.

Opening Ceremonies

Join the Chair and Vice Chair of the KuroNeko Cultural Association as we welcome in KuroNekoCon 2017 with special performances, guest introductions, and general convention shenanigans!

Walk-On Cosplay Contest

The walk on cosplay contest is the perfect opportunity for a spur-of-the-moment decision to show off off your cosplay on stage! Signups taken on a first come first serve basis the hour before the event. Arrive early to reserve a spot!

Drop In Programming

Anime Viewing

Subbed and Dubbed anime viewing featuring titles licensed by our sponsors.


Sing your heart out!

Manga Library

In the Manga Library you can read manga, take a rest from the convention bustle, and experience a bit of Japanese culture.

Creative Activities and Children's Festival

Children's Festival

Honoring the tradition of Tango no Sekku, a Japanese children's festival that celebrates children's personalities and happiness, the children's festival is where you will be able to enjoy fun Japanese children's games, crafts, and stories. Some examples of our crafts include making paper koinobori flags or carp flags, origami paper folding, a tutorial on how to use chopsticks, lantern making, beginners kendama playing, and coloring of children's anime characters! All ages are welcome!

1000 Paper Cranes

Japanese legend states that those who have the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes are granted their greatest wish. We invite attendees to Arts and Crafts room during Children's Festival open hours to participate in folding 1,000 paper cranes and make a wish for KNC.

Snorlax Coloring Contest

Snorlax is stealing the spotlight in our first ever coloring contest! Using the creativity of a true Pokémon master, design and color your very own Snorlax and enter the PokeArt League! Supplies included at the Children's Festival; open to all ages and skill levels.

Console and PC Gaming

We are now accepting lenders for gaming equipment to be used for KNC 2018! The gaming rooms wouldn't be possible without the support of attendees who are willing to share their equipment with the community for the weekend. Lenders receive complimentary membership to KuroNekoCon. Contact for questions.

Game Lending Agreement

Card, Board, and Tabletop Gaming

KuroNekoCon is seeking experienced Game Masters and DM's to host tabletop content at KNC! Game Masters must be willing to host at least one four hour session. Contact for questions.

Game Master Application