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.