Writer, speaker, IT Professional, Elder Geek
(Panelist: Self-Publishing, Healthy Asian Cooking Hacks)
Bay Area based hip hop duo heavily influenced by their love of both Japanese and American pop culture, animation and video games.
An alternative model since 2011, inspired by her love for fantasy and the avant-garde, she has evolved as not just a model, but also as a stylist and creative producer, teaming up with creative individuals around the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Taipei. By taking creative control in her works, she has yielded numerous publications, interviews, and cover features.
(Panelist: Cosplay Sewing 101)
Their goal is to promote awesome, convincing, professional-looking LED saber combat for individuals and groups of all kinds, throughout the world. Owner of SaberCombat.Com & NCSCS, and co-founder of Golden Gate Knights, Matthew “Novastar” Carauddo brings over 15 years of experience in fencing, staged combat and martial arts.
(Host: Saber Combat Workshop)
LauraC is a veteran cosplayer that has competed in several cosplay competitions and masquerades since 2006. She has judged several cosplay contests at a variety of conventions. Recently, she led a nation wide commercial for Honda. LauraC hopes to spark creativity and inspire people to have courage to pursue their passions.
A YouTuber with over 100k subscribers, Rich Alvarez offers nerdy and geeky news vlogs, music video parodies, live action video game sketches, Let's Plays, Nintendo stuff and much more!
(Panelist: How to Succeed on YouTube)
A half-serious/half-just for fun cosplayer and model who made her debut at FanimeCon 2014 in San Jose, California. She subsequently became known for her array of League of Legends cosplays and for hosting the related gatherings around Northern California.
(Panelist: Wings 101, Intro to 3D Printing)
Anime Game Shows
Test your anime and game trivia knowledge with our game shows. Participants with the most points win prizes. Our game shows include Wheel of Fandom and Anime Jeopardy.
Dealers Hall / Artist Alley
Save up for Kin-Yoobi Con because you never know what you'll find on our Dealers' and Artists' tables. Anime and game merchandise, fanart, original illustrations, crafts, and more will be available for purchase.
Casual Gaming / Game Tournaments
We have games running throughout the whole convention for attendees to play. Play on one of our many game consoles or bring your own setup to play. There will be video game tournaments to enter for competitive gamers which will feature prizes for winners.
The most popular event in any anime convention, of course we feature our own. Dress up as a well known, or a not so well known, character of fiction for prizes and recognition.
Free Lunch for Attendees!
We've offered free food to our attendees from the very beginning and this year is no exception. Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Veggieburgers, and bottled waters are free to every attendee for lunch.
Charity Dating Auction
Dress up as a character from a game, anime, or other work of fiction and auction yourself out on a date. Or bid on a date and go out with your favorite fictional character. All proceeds go to charity. Must be age 18 or over to participate.
Panel Discussions / Workshops
Education and entertainment go hand and hand with these activities. Passions turn into practicality. Interests turn into instruments of construction. Listen to experts and specialists and learn more about your hobbies and pastimes.
Self-Publishing (Panelist - Steven Savage):
Let's make your self-published book a reality - with the actual steps you need to take to get it done. From a starting idea to the final touches on formatting, this panel will cover the hands-on work to make your book real.
Healthy Asian Cooking Hacks (Panelist - Steven Savage):
Want to eat healthy? Want to cook fast? Want to enjoy your favorite foods from Japan and beyond? Join cooking enthusiast Steve Savage as he discusses how to hack, repurpose, and learn from popular Japanese and Asian dishes!
Cosplay Sewing 101 (Panelist - Carmilla Jo):
Want to sew your first cosplay, but don't know where to start? Award-winning cosplayer Carmilla Jo will guide you through the process, including choosing your character, hunting discounts for fabrics, and tackling the sewing learning curve. Come learn from her experience and ask questions you may have!
Saber Combat Workshop
(Hosts - SaberCombat.com):
An in-depth workshop, training you in the fun & excitement of creating your own “fight scene”, focusing on single saber vs. single saber. The SaberCombat NCSCS system of targeting & notation aids in allowing workshop attendees to create a robust fight sequence/scene both effectively… and quickly! Participation is an additional $10 per person.
How to Succeed on Youtube
(Panelist: - Rich Alvarez):
Youtuber Rich Alvarez of "Stupid Mario Brothers" fame discusses the ups and downs of life as an internet personality. Plus how to maintain an audience and grow as a creator.
Wings 101: How to make wings for cosplay!
(Panelists - Liliphae and Kohalu):
Have you ever wondered what goes into making wings for your cosplay? In this panel, we will be covering the basics of what goes into making feathered wings, bat wings, latex wings, fairy wings, and even animatronic moving wings!
Intro to 3D Printing for Cosplay
(Panelists - Liliphae and Kohalu):
The use of a 3D printer for making cosplay is a relatively new discovery, but how do you start and what do you even do? Join experienced cosplayers as they take you through where to find printer files, how to make your own files, and where to print your creations and truly make the most out of this game-changing device!
Dungeons and Dragons For Everyone
A "how to" panel on how to start playing DnD that costs no money! For Players and Dungeon Masters.
The DesC: Content for the People
Join DC and Kameron to learn about a community based media digest site made for the mid 80's - mid 90's generation.
Check out a dazzling showcase of fashion from local and community designers. Multiple designers will be displaying several different kinds of fashion on many talented and engaging models. Check out San Francisco Bay Area high fashion at our Fashion Show!
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Newark Pavilion - Newark, California
As long as they are accompanied by a paid adult attendee, children under the age of 10 are free.
We are currently sold out of all vendor table spots. If you would like to be added to our waiting list to be registered in the event that a registered vendor cancels, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selling hours are 11 am - 8 pm. Setup hours are 8 am - 11 am. Take down hours are 8 pm- 10 pm Sellers are not required to stay for all open hours.
Table reservations for Artists are $25 and each include one full day badge (1 full day attendee badge with table purchase).
Table reservations for Dealers are $50 and each include two full day badges, one for the dealer and one for a helper (2 full day attendee badges with table purchase).
What is the difference between a dealer and an artist? An artist is only allowed to sell art that they, themselves, made. That includes fanart or crafts. A dealer, on the other hand, is allowed to sell a variety of things, like anime merchandise such as DVDs, official art books, wall scrolls, games, cards and an assortment of other things that the dealer might not have necessarily made themselves. That's the only difference. Artists and dealers do not have separate areas, both are in the same sections and both have the same table size.
Before registering please first read the Kin-Yoobi Con Dealer/Artist Terms of Agreement and Limit of Liability for complete information. Registered Dealers and Artists must turn in a signed copy of this form.
To register as a Dealer or Artist, please complete and email the liability form to email@example.com. Kin-Yoobi Con is spread out among Hall 1 and Hall 4 of the Newark Pavilion. Hall 1 has the primary stage that we will use for all our main events like the Cosplay Competition. Hall 4 has the secondary stage that we will use for panels. Hall 4 will also have our gaming area. We will assign you a spot, however please email us with any special need requests. We cannot guarantee a spot but special accommodations will be taken into consideration when determining location. In particular, we will try our very best to accommodate for medical needs. Please also indicate any helpers you would like to register in your email.
Once we receive your email we will send you an invoice to pay using credit/debit card. You may also pay by check.
Interested in volunteering for Kin-Yoobi Con? We need your help! Volunteer for four hours and get free admission. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a volunteer position.
For press registration to Kin-Yoobi Con please send an email to email@example.com with a link to your publication and information about your involvement with the press organization you contribute to, including title and/or affiliation. Kin-Yoobi Con staff will evaluate your press proposal and send you confirmation email promptly if approved. We encourage all interested members of the press to apply.