Mission Statement

The major focus of Kraken Con is to create an open and inviting convention for fandoms in all genres to come together and celebrate the animated worlds and characters we enjoy.

Future Dates

Fall 2018

Kraken Con…a Brief History

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    2013

    The first Kraken Con was held October 5, 2013 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. We had 1133 unique warm bodies in attendance.

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    Spring 2014

    The second Kraken Con was held April 6, 2014 at the Oakland Convention Center. We had 1667 unique warm bodies in attendance.

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    Fall 2014

    The third Kraken Con (and first two-day event!) was held October 4-5, 2014 at the Oakland Convention Center. We had 2728 unique warm bodies in attendance.

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    Spring 2015

    The fourth Kraken Con (and first to feature Day 0 content!) was held April 25-26, 2015 at the Oakland Convention Center. Also of note is that we grew by more than 20,000 square feet, and had a theme of camping and the great outdoors! We had 2805 unique warm bodies in attendance.

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    Fall 2015

    The fifth Kraken Con was held September 26, 2015 on the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA – the first convention on the west coast to be on an aircraft carrier! We had 2250 unique warm bodies in attendance (attendance capped).

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    Spring 2016

    The sixth Kraken Con was held April 23-24, 2016 at the Oakland Convention Center. We had unique programming for our Aloha theme, including an animal show and Tahitian dancers. We had 3524 unique warm bodies in attendance.

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    Fall 2016

    The seventh Kraken Con was held November 18-20, 2016 at the Oakland Convention Center. This marked our first three-day event and our last twice-a-year event. We had unique programming for our Space theme, including a portable planetarium and a flight simulator. We had 3211 unique warm bodies in attendance.