Kumoricon 2023 COVID-19 Expectations

Posted January 1, 2023

[Update: This news post is no longer the latest information. Please see the announcement on June 11, 2023, for the most up-to-date policy.]

We understand that for many, planning for the next year's convention begins even before the previous year ends. As we look toward Kumoricon 2023 we are hoping to provide insight for those early planners to make the most of our policies and expectations and ensure everyone has ample time to prepare for an amazing convention.

While it is difficult to predict exactly what the global and local landscape will look like ahead of our 2023 con, Kumoricon is committed to providing attendees with general expectations to best support early planning. The details of our 2023 policy have not yet been finalized, but we encourage all attendees and staff to utilize the 2022 expectations as a basis, with the understanding that more specific policies will be communicated via our website and social media outlets in summer 2023.

N95-style mask requirements are anticipated to be the keystone of our COVID-19 precautions as we move forward. As in 2022, we anticipate vaccination status and/or testing to play a potential role in our policies. We encourage all who can to stay up to date on vaccinations, and ask attendees to be prepared for the possibility of on-site testing. We encourage all attendees and staff to review the content located on our COVID-19 safety page and check back often for updates to the policy as we get closer to our 2023 convention dates.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our team at covid.19@kumoricon.org.

Thank you and we look forward to having you at Kumoricon 2023!

photo of health check line at Kumoricon