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Convention Events

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.

Showcasing a variety of artists' works, walk through and bid on unique art pieces!

Artists, local and from around the country, have come together to showcase their incredible art inspired by your favorite shows, games, and movies.

AMV Contest

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.

Place your bid on rare collectors' items, unique and signed paraphernalia, and all the proceeds go to a great cause.

Chibi Room

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!

Cosplay Contest

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 Chess

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.

Cosplay Lip Sync Showdown

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.

Enter our contests all in one place.

Visit the hall for figures, apparel, and officially licensed merchandise; unique items; and so much more!

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.

Fan Panels

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!

Panelist applications have not yet opened for 2018.

Formal Dances

Put on your dancing shoes and your finest ball attire and get ready to dance your nights away. (Dress code may apply.)

Coming from all over the world, Kumoricon brings together industry professionals and celebrities to help us host a truly unique and exciting show!

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Industry panels

Hear what's the latest and greatest coming from our industry guests!

Karaoke

Come sing your heart out, or have a seat and relax, but most importantly, enjoy the music!

Late Night Rave

Get on your favorite rave gear and prepare to dance the night away! With an awesome DJ lineup—our raves are something to rave about.

Manga Library

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!

The Small Press welcomes freelance artists and creators who focus on original art, including fashion apparel, tabletop games, web comics, and plushies.

Tabletop Gaming

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.

Video Gaming

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!

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