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Anime & Gaming Convention

Attendee Pregistration - $25
Attendee At-the-Door/Day-of) Registration - $30
As long as they are accompanied by a paid adult attendee, children under the age of 10 are free.

Cosplay
Video Gaming
Dealers Hall
Artist Alley
Anime Game Shows
Panels
Free BBQ
Charity Dating Auction
Live Music
Kin-Yoobi Con 2023 Full Schedule

Friday (Virtual Day)
1pm-1:10pm
Opening ceremonies with LauraC
1:10pm-2:10pm “A History of the Video Game: Console Wars” Panel by The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon
2:10pm-3:10pm “Pokemon live!” Panel by The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon
3:10pm-3:40pm “Self Publishing” Panel by Steven Savage
3:40pm-4pm specials from music artists Only One Ronin and Phoebe Chan!
4pm-5pm Cosplay Wrestling Federation's New SAO! - Suplex Arts Online!
5pm-5:40pm Closing Ceremonies/feedback Q&A/Trivia prizes
5:40pm Kin-Yoobi con After party channel raid

Cube Cube Free Money Match Cod
e Tournaments and Amazon digital gift card giveaways throughout stream.

Sunday (In-Person Day)
11am-11:30am “Getting into cosplay” Panel by Astro
11:30am-12pm “Cosplaying on a budget” Panel by Baka Twins Cosplay
12pm-1pm “My experience getting into voice acting” Panel by Preston Yeung (Cinepresto)
1pm-2pm “Phoebe Chan's Journey” Panel by Phoebe
2pm-3pm “Ash Can't Ketchum” Panel by The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon
3pm-3:45pm “Charity Dating Auction”
3:45pm-4:45pm Cosplay Contest
4:45pm-5pm Closing Ceremonies/feedback Q&A/Trivia prizes

Outside/back of the building:
1-3pm Free BBQ (first come, first served)

Video Game Section:
11am Mario Kart
12:30pm Smash Bros. Ultimate
2:45pm Street Fighter 6
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DEALER/ARTIST REGISTRATION

Dealer and Artist tables spots are now SOLD OUT. However, you can still be added to a waiting list as we can offer you spots made available in the event that a registered dealer or artist cancels.

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.

Table reservations for Artists are $50 and each include one full day badge (1 full day attendee badge with table purchase).

Table reservations for Dealers are still available, are $75, 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.

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​Before requesting to be added to our waiting list 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 our waiting list as an Artist or Dealer, please complete and email the liability form to 2009gzr@gmail.com. We will assign you a spot if one becomes available, however please email us with any special need requests. We cannot guarantee specific placement 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 and a spot becomes available, we will send you an invoice to pay using credit/debit card. You may also pay by check.

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VOLUNTEER!

Interested in volunteering for Kin-Yoobi Con? We need your help! Volunteer for four hours and get free admission. Send us an email at 2009gzr@gmail.com to request a volunteer position.

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PRESS REGISTRATION

For press registration to Kin-Yoobi Con please send an email to 2009gzr@gmail.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.

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Honored Guests

LauraC

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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. Most recently, LauraC collaborated with artist TeaBearDoodles to create a coloring book, published by Amazon titled “Happy Halloween with Pip, Roo, and Flora.” LauraC hopes to spark creativity and inspire people to have courage to pursue their passions.

Baka Twins

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Baka Twins are East Bay cosplayers who have been cosplaying for over 10 years. They enjoy making their own cosplays, competing in cosplay competitions, and running informative panels about cosplay.

https://instagram.com/baka_twins_cosplay

https://www.facebook.com/BakaTwinsCosplay

https://twitter.com/bakatwinscos

Only One Ronin

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Only One Ronin is an artist based out of Oakland, CA. His content is mostly shaped by the anime, comics and pop culture he enjoys, but also based on deep thought and introspection from the his real life struggles and aspirations.

Phoebe

Get ready to sing, dance, and smile with overseas idol, Phoebe! Phoebe (AKA "Feebeechanchibi") is an singer, VA, and kaigai idol dedicated to making people smile and enchanting them on stage with her heartwarming timbre and fairy-like vocals. Phoebe loves singing and writing her own original songs in Japanese and English, performs on stage, and most recently released her first full-length album “All of My Life.” As a singer and VA, you can hear her voice in games and animated series such as Luminous Avenger iX 2, NOISZ STΔRLIVHT, Strawbunny and Friends, and many more upcoming projects!
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Preston Yeung

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Preston Yeung is a Director, Actor, and Editor best known for the newest season of Kingdom where he voices Wang Ben/Ou Hon, Dunk City Dynasty, and an upcoming Netflix Korean Drama 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 by following him on his 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 2023! Will Tommy Wrestling battle 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!

The Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokemon

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NorCal anime convention mainstays, "Fifth Gen Isn't Pokemon" present comedic panels focused on Pokemon, anime, and general nerd culture. With almost exclusively contrarian takes, they will not rest until convention goers finally agree with their 100% correct opinion on every issue.

Steven Savage

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.
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Astro

My names astro, I'm 18, and have been cosplaying for around 8 years! I've won over 10+ contests. I prefer they/them pronouns! My one goal in cosplay is to make our community and space a bit more friendly. Everyone can cosplay no matter the body type, skin color, physical appearance, disability, finances, and much MUCH more.
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Location, Date/Time & Contact Us

Virtual Venue

twitch.tv/kinyoobicontv

In Person Venue

S.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall of Alvarado

30846 Watkins St

Union City, CA 94587

Contact

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Virtual Date & Time

Friday, August 25, 2023

In Person Date & Time

Sunday, August 27, 2023

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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