THANK YOU FOR A SUPER KIGACON 2018!

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CON-GOERS,

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 CosplayAutumnVirus Cosplay, and Dynamic Duchess Cosplay!

We want to give a huge shoutout to our wonderful vendors and artists—it was Kigacon’s best Vendors’ Room yet, and it was an awesome sight to behold! Our panelists entertained us with both new and old fan-favorite panels, and the convention could not happen without them!

And of course, thank you to our attendees. The best part about Kigacon is it’s friendly, family-like atmosphere, and that’s all thanks to you. You guys are the best, and we can’t wait to see you back for Kigacon 2019! 

2018 CONVENTION SCHEDULE IS LIVE

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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.

Kigacon 2018 Convention Schedule

 

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EXTENDED ONLINE REGISTRATION, CONTEST SUBMISSIONS, SCHEDULE, & MORE!

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EXTENSION OF ONLINE REGISTRATION AMV CONTEST SUBMISSIONS

COSPLAY CONTEST SUBMISSIONS 

CLOSURE OF PANELIST & CLUB ROW APPLICATIONS

VOLUNTEER & STAFF SEARCH 

SCHEDULE & VENDORS’ ROOM LAYOUT RELEASE

COSPLAY BALL GALLERY FROM PINUP COSPLAY STUDIOS

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CON-GOERS,

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.

AMV Contest submissions will remain open until March 4th at midnight! Categories include: trailers, action, drama, upbeat/dance, romance/sentimental, and comedy/parody. Each category winner, Best in Show, and Coordinators Choice, will receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Please submit your entries to kigacon@gmail.com with the subject line “AMV Contest Entry 2018”. You can review the rules on our website here: http://www.kigacon.com/amv-contest-rules/ We look forward to your submissions!

Online Cosplay Contest registration is open until March 15th at midnight! You must come to prejudging in order to participate in the on-stage portion of the competition, which is currently scheduled for Saturday March 17 from 12 PM-2 PM. We will be accepting Cosplay Contest entrants at the convention, but it is preferred you enter early as possible. Please review the rules on our website: http://www.kigacon.com/cosplay-contest-rules/ There will be prizes for the winners of the contest! We can’t wait to see your amazing craftsmanship!

We are no longer accepting Panelist applications and Club Row table applications. As a reminder, vendor registration is closed. However, we are still looking for staff members and volunteers! Please contact us at kigacon@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of our team.

The convention schedule and the Vendors’ Room layout are scheduled to be posted March 3rd, so please keep an eye on our website and social media.

Thank you to all those who attended the first Kigacon Cosplay Ball! You all had some dazzling cosplays and epic dance moves! If you had your picture taken at the Ball, Pinup Cosplay Studios’ gallery will be available until March 16th: https://pinupcosplaystudios.shootproof.com/KigaCon2018

Thank you for being a part of Kigacon 2018! We’re looking forward to a super convention and can’t wait to see you all there!

ANNOUNCING KATSUMI COSPLAY

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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.

At Kigacon, you can find Katsumi hosting panels, judging the cosplay contest, as well as selling her own crafty items in the vendors' hall!

For more on Kasumi Cosplay visit her link here: https://linktr.ee/katsumicosplay

ANNOUNCING WHEREDAWAIFU

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CON-GOERS,

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. Sharing his ideals and championing the notion that all #WAIFULIVESMATTER with everyone he has met, WHEREDAWAIFU is on a mission to take the term back from the otakus who limit the identity of waifu to body pillows, figurines and 2D/3D characters, and is giving it back to the real life waifus that are otaku themselves. He believes that it’s #ALLWAIFUEVERYTHING or NOTHING, because without waifus, which we all love so much, there wouldn’t be otakus in the first place. Find him and his team at his WHEREDAWAIFU booth where you can find his WAIFUWEAR gear and meet some of the local artists and photographers that rock with with his brand. 

Visit his personal blog - www.wheredawaifu.com

Instagram - www.instagram.com/wheredawaifu

Facebook - www.facebook.com/wheredawaifu

Twitter - www.twitter.com/wheredawaifu

WAIFUWEAR - www.waifuwear.com

ANNOUNCING AUTUMNVIRUS COSPLAY

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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. Not only is she a cosplayer, but she is also a model and a Twitch affiliate. Gaming is a big part of her life, and she is currently trying to make cosplay, modeling, and gaming/streaming a full time career. 

She has attended Creator Con Festival 2017 as a cosplay guest & judge and was awarded 3rd place in the cosplay contest. She was also a cosplay guest and cosplay judge for last year's Norfolk Anime Explosion in Norfolk, VA and Anime-Mid Atlantic in Norfolk, VA! She is currently sponsored by Waifuwear apparel, Arawelo Shop apparel, and Gymmonkee fitness apparel. 

She hopes to progress even further with her cosplays and her Twitch streaming in the near future. Cosplay and streaming aren't her hobby, they're her passion and dream. 

You’ll find AutumnVirus in the Vendors’ Room with Waifuwear and as a judge for our Cosplay Contest. Be sure to stop by the Vendors' Room and check our her awesome cosplays!

 

ANNOUNCING DYNAMIC DUCHESS COSPLAY & SHOW US YOUR POKEBALLS

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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).

Dynamic Duchess, also known as Lex, will be hosting an autograph session and panels during Kigacon 2018, and you'll find her booth in our Vendors' Room. Be on the lookout for Dynamic Duchess and her wicked cosplays!

 

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Show Us Your Pokeballs (SUYP) is a traveling comedy troupe based out of Iowa wishing to spread their love of joke-telling and geek-culture to the masses. Billing themselves as "Comedy FOR Nerds, BY Nerds", SUYP originated as an R-rated stand up show in 2015.

The troupe has since evolved to offer stand up and improv comedy shows (both 18+ and family-friendly), as well as an assortment of workshops and hilarious panels! SUYP has had the honor of performing at a multitude of conventions, including Anime Central, Cedar Rapids Comic Con, Gen Con, Anime Milwaukee, and Anime Iowa. Be sure to attend their Stand-up and Improv Shows Saturday night!

Kigacon is Partnering with Concon!

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Kigacon is partnering with Concon to bring you all the latest news about our 2018 convention!

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!

There are numerous features built into the app. By allowing the app to access your location, the app will display a list of events near you, so you'll never miss out on any awesome convention experiences (including Kigacon, of course! ;))! You can also bookmark the event and come back later for the details on the dates, prices, application URLs, and more. For more information, visit the links below, and be on the lookout for Kigacon on the Concon app!

Website: https://conconapp.com

Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/concon-app/id1073484948?mt=8

Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=creatabu.concon 

PREREGISTRATION AND SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES

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PREREGISTRATION FOR KIGACON 2018 IS NOW OPEN!

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. More info on our guests below. 

Preregistration for ATTENDEES, VENDORS, ARTISTS, PANELISTS, & VOLUNTEERS is available at http://www.kigacon.com/registration/

More details and announcements will be available soon. Get excited for a phenomenal, action-packed Kigacon! 
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AKI GLANCY: https://vocamerica.com
PAUL ST PETER: http://animevoiceover.wikia.com/wiki/Paul_St._Peter
RACHAEL MESSER: https://www.rachaelmesser.com
DJ PONFETTI: http://www.djponfetti.com