HYBRID ANIME/GAMING CONVENTION
Friday, August 26
Sunday, August 28
11am - 5pm
30846 Watkins St
Union City, CA 94587
Early Registration - $20 (includes a FREE portable charger that you must pick up at the convention)
At-Door (On-Site) Registration - $25
As long as they are accompanied by a paid adult attendee, children under the age of 10 are free.
Selling hours are 11 am - 5 pm. Setup hours are 9 am - 11 am. Take down hours are 5 pm- 6 pm. Sellers are not required to stay for all open hours.
Artist Table spots are currently all filled. However, you can still be added to our waiting list in the event that a spot opens up. Table reservations for Artists are $35 and each include one full day badge (1 full day attendee badge with table purchase).
Dealer Table spots are currently all filled. However, you can still be added to our waiting list in the event that a spot opens up. Table reservations for Dealers are still available, are $60, 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. There is no separate "artist alley" and "dealers hall," both artists and dealers are in the same hall 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 be added to the waiting list as an Artist or Dealer, please complete and email the liability form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 add you to the waiting list. If a spot becomes available 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 email@example.com to request a volunteer position.
For press registration to Kin-Yoobi Con please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Face masks are required at all times at the convention with the exception of drinking or eating. We want everyone to be vaccinated for the convention. We will accept a negative COVID test within a week of the convention. Proof of Vaccination status or negative COVID test will be checked at registration in person.
LauraC is a veteran cosplayer that has has competed in several cosplay competitions and masquerades since 2006. She has judged numerous cosplay contests at a variety of conventions. LauraC has appeared in different media formats. Some notable highlights include the following: In 2007, she was featured in Appleseed ExMachina's movie DVD special feature, "East Meets West!" Over the years, she appeared in a multitude of online news articles, several printed newspapers, international magazines including Cosmode, featured on two magazine covers, and live morning edition news at San Diego Comic-Con International. Furthermore, LauraC's cosplay was showcased in a Facebook commercial titled, “We Are Not Alone." Not long ago, she led a nationwide commercial for Honda, which dominated on the West Coast. One of Laura’s favorite projects is working with Kotobukiya for several years at SDCC. Currently, LauraC is collaborating on a book with artist TeaBearDoodles (Instagram); and it will be available on Amazon. Last notion, LauraC hopes to spark creativity and inspire people to have courage to pursue their passions.
Only One Ronin
Only One Ronin is an artist based out of Oakland, CA. His content is mostly shaped by the anime, comics and the pop culture he enjoys. This is the avenue he has chosen to frame his introspection from his real life struggles and aspirations. As of recently, he has become a streamer on Twitch. He is also Co-creator of Skill Ckeck, a tabletop role-playing game based on freestyle rap, also Twitch. He has performed at every Kin-Yoobi Con and we are very excited to have him again.
The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon
The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon is a traveling troupe of anime convention panelists working to revive the long-lost art of trashpaneling. Through brief google searches, limited cultural knowledge, and professional quality powerpoints they bring only the hottest takes to the table. They are excited to return to KinYooBi Con, and hope to convince you of whatever terrible viewpoint they are peddling.
Steven Savage is a project manager, it professional, writer, publisher, and Elder Geek. When not working at Stanford University Medical School and Hospital, he writes on worldbuilding, careers, and creativity. He’s owned a Genesis and remembers when Sailor Moon was just bootlegs, so he’s seen a lot.
Phoebe Chan (feebeechanchibi)
Singer, Voice Actress, Streamer, Lyricist California-based vocalist, lyricist, voice actress, and online personality, Phoebe (also known by her online moniker "Feebeechanchibi") aims to create comfy, cozy music and entertainment with empathy, warmth, and tolerance in mind. As a child, she started posting her covers of Japanese pop songs onto her YouTube channel since 2010. Now, she has grown from a passionate, budding songbird to into a professional vocalist producing her own original music. In particular, Phoebe is known for her soothing, heartwarming timbre and fairy-like vocals. As music curators Kawaii Fresh remarked, "Phoebe, as the star of the show, displays her airy and cutesy vocals front and center. Thus, delivering an fun and, indeed, whimsical performance." Born in the U.S. and anime-raised by Filipino parents, Phoebe is a cross-cultural blend of East and West. From a young age, Phoebe had a passion for singing, particularly Japanese music, starting her YouTube channel as an elementary schooler. A decade later, Phoebe has not only amassed millions of views on YouTube, but has gone on to become a professional vocalist and actor who is often contracted for recording, performing, voice acting and even lyric-writing work. She makes an appearance in games such as NOISZ Starlight (as Hikari), Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (as Eve), Wildfire: Ticket to Rock (as Miyuki), and Bistro Days (as herself). Since she began streaming in May 2020, she has become a Twitch and YouTube Partner, as well as an Official Artist on YouTube. Solo, she is a full-time artist currently working to create original songs and self-produced her first original solo EP, Moon Garden, which released in May 2020, and most recently, her new EP Chill Bee-Ts to Buzz to. For more info head to https://feebeechanchibi.com/
Baka Twins Cosplay
Baka Twins, kuro and dbnibbles, are East Bay cosplayer who have been cosplaying for over 10 years. They love making their own cosplays and competing in cosplay competitions. They were Crunchyroll Hime Cosplay Cup finalists in 2020 and 2021.
They are strong believers that cosplay is for everyone and enjoy spreading the love and joy of cosplay through their goofy performances and their informative panels including how to cosplay on a budget and how to get started cosplaying for beginners.
Preston Yeung is a Director, Actor, and Editor best known for the newest season of Kingdom where he voices Wang Ben/Ou Hon and for editing KinYoobi Con 2020. He also is the star of the upcoming live action feature My Vietnam where he plays the lead and has appeared on Japanese television and originated stage roles such as Ernie in White Sky, Falling Dragon where he plays a WWII American fighter pilot with PTSD. On that note, he has a passion for Chinese American history and works with the CHSA to preserve the history of Chinese Americans codirecting and editing the documentary We Served With Pride: Remaster, and writing a pilot on Chinese American Women Pilots during WWII. When not working, he’s entertaining strangers with his piano, guitar, and singing skills and campaigning actively to play the lead role of Okabe Rintaro in the upcoming live action Steins;Gate adaptation. You can find out more about his exploits on YouTube (Youtube.com/cinepresto), Instagram (Instagram.com/cinepresto), and Twitter (Twitter.com/cinepresto)
Cosplay Wrestling Federation
Prepare to be amazed and entertained as Cosplay Wrestling Federation (CWF)
will be premiering a new Suplex Arts Online (SAO) for Virtual Day of Kin-Yoobi Con 2022! Will Tommy Wrestling enact his revenge on Isabelle? You won’t want to miss this EPIC showdown as some of your fan favorites - Spicy Burrito, Sailor Moon and even Skeletor - battle it out for online supremacy!
Tiffany Grant is excited to be part of Kin Yoobi Con! Tiffany recently reprised her signature role, Asuka, in Eva 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, now available on Amazon Prime.
Since 1994, she’s voiced characters in 1700+ anime TV episodes, OVAs & movies including Azumanga Daioh (Kaorin), Blue Seed (Kome), Infinite Stratos (Laura), FMP? Fumoffu (Bonta-kun), Amagi Brilliant Park (Moffle), Full Metal Alchemist (Marta), One Piece (Nojiko), Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess (Momon) & Akame Ga Kill (Koro). Recent projects include Girls Und Panzer: Das Finale (Sodoko).
Select videogame credits: Warframe, Neversong, Brawl Stars, Paladins, Smite, Unlimited Saga, Deus Ex II: Invisible War and AFK Arena!
Ms. Grant has adapted English dubbing scripts for anime TV series such as Hello Kitty's Animation Theater, Ah! My Goddess 2, Infinite Stratos, Parasyte-the-Maxim & Girls und Panzer - Der Film, plus scripts for several subtitled projects including Clamp’s Miyuki Chan In Wonderland and the live-action Tokyo - The Last Megalopolis.
Non-anime work includes Arlington Road (w/Jeff Bridges) and indie films Laughing Boy, Dead of Knight & Lars the Emo Kid. Tiffany also has years of experience in theatre, commercials and industrial films. For more, visit TiffanyGrant.com ~ Facebook ~ Tiffany’s eBay Store
Friday (Virtual Day) :
12pm-12:10pm Opening ceremonies with LauraC
12:10pm-1:10pm “A History of the Video Game: Console Wars” Panel by The Foundation
for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon
1:10pm-2pm “Why Gen 5 isn't pokemon” Panel by The Foundation for the Preservation of
Gen 1 Pokemon
2pm-2:30pm “Self Publishing” Panel by Steven Savage
2:30pm-3:40pm “Asuka from Eva gets interviewed by Wang Ben from Kingdom” Panel by
Tiffany Grant and Preston Yeung (Cinepresto)
3:40pm-4:10pm Only One Ronin and Phoebe Chan performances
4:10pm-5pm Cosplay Wrestling Federation's New SAO! - Suplex Arts Online!
5pm-8:30pm FREE Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament! Hosted by Fremont's Finest
8:30pm-9pm Closing Ceremonies/feedback Q&A/Trivia prizes
9pm-12am Kin-Yoobi con After party channel raid
Cube Cube Free Money Match Code Tournaments throughout stream.
Sunday (In-Person Day):
11am-12pm “My experience getting into voice acting” Panel by Preston Yeung
12pm-1pm “Cosplay Competitions for Beginners” Panel by Baka Twins Cosplay
1pm-2pm “Phoebe Chan's Journey” Panel by Phoebe Chan
2pm-3pm “Ash Can't Ketchum” Panel by The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1
3pm-3:30pm “Dating Auction”
3:30pm-4:30pm Cosplay Contest
4:30pm-5pm Closing Ceremonies/feedback Q&A/Trivia prizes
Outside/back of the building:
1-3pm Free BBQ (first come, first served)
Video Game Section:
Mario Kart 11am
Smash Bros. Ultimate 12:30pm