Contests and entry forms
Kumoricon's international anime music video competition. Editors from around the world compete in different categories that are judged by the audience during the contest.
Come see your favorite characters battle it on a giant chessboard stage! Attendees in cosplay serve as the pieces, and at the direction of two chess masters, will move, fight and die, live on stage.
Whether you prefer competing as a contestant on stage or viewing the skits and costumes from the audience, the Cosplay Competition is Kumoricon's main costume event where entrants compete for recognition and top prizes.
Cosplay Lip Sync ShowdownView
You asked for it and we're here to deliver! Join us for the Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown, where cosplayers of all ages get on stage and lip-sync for their lives.
Fan Art ContestView
Artists and art enthusiasts! Enter your masterpiece, and join us at the con to get critiques from the judges, and tips and tricks from fellow artists.
Fan Fiction ContestView
Have a story you've been dying to share? Show us what you've got!
Fans show and express their passions by hosting panels to discuss their favorite subjects. Whether it be anime, games, manga, or cosplay, there's always a variety!
Apply to present a panel!
Come sing your heart out, or have a seat and relax, but most importantly, enjoy the music!
Artists, here's your chance to make your work a part of Kumoricon!
The Gunpla Lounge is a place to hang out and build Gundam models. We'll have tools you can use, award-winning Gunpla professionals you can consult for tips, and possibly some witty mecha banter, available all weekend.
Anime Viewing Rooms
Want to get inspired to watch new shows? Looking for somewhere quiet to take a break from the roaring crowds? Stop by our anime viewing rooms too watch some oldies, some newbies, and some things in between.
The Chibi Room is a place for exploring the natural cultural curiosity of children and teens through simple arts and crafts. Come join in the fun and enjoy taking your creations home!
Fan Creation Workshops
Looking for something a little more hands on? A little more interactive? Fans host a variety of workshops that let you test out their lessons.
Ghost Neko's Purranormal Maid Café
We kindly invite you to Kumoricon's Maid Café! Sessions combine a sampling of a Japanese maid cafe experience with the community of an American convention, presented as a special dining event.
Guests of HonorView
Coming from all over the world, Kumoricon brings together industry professionals and celebrities to help us host a truly unique and exciting show!
Hear what's the latest and greatest coming from our industry guests!
Come sit, relax, and read your favorite manga in Kumoricon's very own manga library! It's a great place to take a break from all the con chaos!
Showcasing a variety of artists' works, walk through and bid on unique art pieces!
Get your photo taken in front of a simple backdrop at no cost to you. Kumoricon is filled with so many keepsake moments, and we are happy to help you relive and treasure your Kumoricon memories.
Not your typical round of cards, our Tabletop Gaming team brings folks together to play tournaments, run drafts, and help out beginners who just want to try their hand at a new game.
Running nonstop, our Video Gaming department boasts one one of the largest video game collections in the area and will be hosting tournaments all weekend!
Play and Win
Do you like playing tabletop games? Do you like free things? Everyone who plays one of our Play and Win games is entered into a drawing for that game at the end of con.
Artists, local and from around the country, have come together to showcase their incredible art inspired by your favorite shows, games, and movies. Located within our KumoriMarket.
Visit the Exhibitor Area of KumoriMarket for figures, apparel, and officially licensed merchandise; unique items; and so much more!
The Small Press, part of KumoriMarket, welcomes freelance artists and creators who focus on original art, including fashion apparel, tabletop games, web comics, and plushies.
… and more!