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“Myths and Legends”

March 15-17, 2019

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! 

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Announcing Brandon Winckler

Brandon Winckler is a long-time anime fan and overall nerd who grew up in Chesapeake, VA. Brandon has provided voices for many English dubbed anime and films including roles such as Theo Cornaro in Record of Grancrest War, Lui Shirosagi in Beyblade, and Jason in the Mattel adaptation of Turning Mecard! He also voices long time Marvel villain, Green Goblin in Marvel Avengers Academy, and more!

Please direct all press and media requests and inquiries to: Brandon Winckler BrandonWincklerVoice@gmail.com 213-454-1659

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Announcing Casual Assassin Cosplay

Casual Assassin is best known for his viral Preston Garvey cosplay, done alongside Painkiller Cosplay (Jay Philip). A self-proclaimed “pyromaniac”, Casual Assassin has found ways to implement his love of fire into cosplay — in the form of dual flaming scimitars. He has also been known to ignite his hands in flames (Talk about playing with fire!).

He says his goal is to bring these characters to life for his fellow fans, “even if I do get a little charred along the way!”

Cosplay Contest Applications

Applications for Kigacon’s 2019 Cosplay Contest are now open!

The Cosplay Contest is a craftsmanship award show, with pre-judging and a catwalk display. Show off your inner nerd; wow your fellow cosplayers and compete for fantastic prizes!

Please review the rules before submitting your application.

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Announcing the return of Show Us Your Pokeballs Comedy Troupe

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! 

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Announcing Voidmynx Cosplay

Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge, skills, and techniques. Laura frequents many local anime and comic conventions in the area supporting the cosplay scene as a positive force for community and well being. (Photography Credit: DBSS Photography)