MARCH 15-17, 2019
THE ANNUAL ANIME CONVENTION OF NEWPORT NEWS
Kigacon is a three-day convention of the Hampton Roads. We celebrate Japanese anime, GAMING, and cosplay culture. we are welcoming of all pop culture fans! At Kigacon, you will see lots of amazing cosplay, meet sensational featured guests, and walk away with tons of loot from the Vendors' Room! Don't miss out!
Preregistration badges give attendees full access to the convention floor for the duration of the convention at a discount. If you are purchasing a badge for additional person(s), please fill out a separate form with their name(s) listed for the badge(s), or they will have to be present with the registered person when picking up the badge.
Registering as an artist will secure you one 6x2’ table in the Vendors’ Room and two 2019 convention badges. If you request additional tables or badges, you will be invoiced for these after we receive your order. Please note: Artist is defined as one whose products are handmade.
Purchase of vendor registration comes with one 6x’2’ table in our Vendors’ Room and two convention badges. Please note: Vendor is defined as someone selling a production product, or a work that is not handmade.
Please purchase a Kigacon 2019 badge before submitting a panelist application. Panelists who do 2 or more panels will receive a partial refund on their 2019 badge. If you are submitting multiple panels, please submit separate forms for each panel.
This form is intended for non-vendors, meaning groups which will not be selling any products at their table. Please read the additional info at the bottom of this product page for details.
Thank you for volunteering at Kigacon 2019! Please note: If you volunteer for 6 hours at the convention over the course of the weekend, you will receive a refund on your 2019 badge. If you volunteer 8 or more hours, you will receive a free Kigacon 2020 badge. We ask that all volunteers register before volunteering on the convention floor. Thank you for all of your help! The convention wouldn’t happen without you!
Kigacon is hosting its first cosplay meet-up at Virginia Beach! We're revving up for the summer convention season by inviting you to debut your best and latest cosplays in a picture-perfect setting!
Thank you all for an amazing Kigacon 2018! We sang along with our favorite voices of Vocamerica, and were awed and inspired by the talented Rachael Messer and Paul St. Peter... We had laughs with Show Us Your Pokeballs Comedy Troupe and WHEREDAWAIFU... We partied with DJ PonFetti, and had lots of cosplay fun with Katsumi Cosplay, AutumnVirus Cosplay, and Dynamic Duchess Cosplay!
The Kigacon 2018 convention schedule is live! I repeat, the convention schedule is live! Save our link for live updates, and be sure to look at the bottom tabs -- there are ones for each day, with and without descriptions, for easy download. If you're having trouble viewing the page, try downloading our schedule as a portrait-oriented PDF! For more details, visit our "Schedule" tab under CON OVERVIEW.
Due to the high volume of registrations, online convention registration will be extended to March 3rd at 11:59 PM! Registration ticket price is $27.50 for the weekend. While badges will be sold at the door, online registration is the only way to guarantee that you will receive a badge to the convention; there are a limited number remaining.
Katsumi Cosplay has been rockin' the con scene since 2012! Known for her original design cosplays, she is also reputed for crossplaying. Lover of all things cute and chaotic, You can find her cosplaying from shows Like Camp Camp and RWBY and videogames like Overwatch and Persona 5.
Please welcome WHEREDAWAIFU as a Kigacon featured guest! Inspired by anime and cosplay, otaku lifestyle artist WHEREDAWAIFU began developing his trademarked brand WAIFUWEAR in 2015. Since its official launch, he has brought his brand to conventions in California, Las Vegas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and now Virginia, while promoting his #WHEREDAWAIFU movement across the states.
Raksmey Prak is a college graduate and has been a cosplayer since 2010; over 7 years now. Her first anime convention was Otakon 2010, and her first cosplay was Farah from the Prince of Persia: Two Thrones. Since then, she has loved designing, crafting, and making cosplays, and her love for attending conventions grew. She has, since then, set her alias name to AutumnVirus Cosplay. She has seen herself become more of an armor based cosplayer because she enjoys crafting, building props and armor.
Dynamic Duchess Cosplay has been an avid cosplayer since 2016. While she's renowned for her RWBY cosplays, Dynamic Duchess is also notorious for her love of villains, psychopaths, and yanderes. You'll catch her as Neapolitan and Cinder Fall of RWBY, Jinx of League of Legends, and Gasai Yuno of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki).
Concon is an app that allows users to access information for more than 500 anime and comic conventions around the United States. The staff at Concon know just how difficult planning for a convention is, and they're here to make that as easy as possible!
KIGACON 2018 is excited to announce the return of Vocaloid music-producer and illustrator AKI GLANCY (EmpathP of Vocamerica) & voice actor PAUL ST PETER (of Naruto and Kingdom Hearts). We are also excited to announce the appearance of film, stage, and voice-actress Rachael Messer (of My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, and Disney Channel's Polaris Primetime) and musical talent DJ PonFetti.
DRAGONS, TENGUS, AND KAPPAS... OH MY! THE THEME FOR KIGACON 2019 IS MYTHS & LEGENDS! cosplay your favorite samurai or your favorite mythical beast, AND GET READY TO SEE SOME LEGENDARY COSPLAYS!
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