Registration: 3PM-9PM
Exhibit Hall: 4PM-8PM
Programming: 4PM-midnight

West & East Hall Corridor

  • Swap Meet


    Come and buy some slightly loved toys and collectibles! Your fellow attendees will be selling their used goods at killer prices! No badge required to shop or sell. Reserve your space at


  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl


    Makoto Niwa just moved to the city to live with his aunt Meme. He is perfectly fine with that. He discovers a self-proclaimed alien named Erio. He finds her rolling around by the front door up in a futon. It is then he begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.

  • Steins;Gate


    The mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective \"future gadgets\" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina and Hashida Itaru. The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the \"Phone Microwave.\"

  • Dirty Pair


    Kei and Yuri are the two members of Trouble Consultant team 234, code named \"Lovely Angels\". Almost every mission they are involved with ends up in disaster, but not failure and thus they are more generally known as the \"Dirty Pair\", a nickname they hate. They are always cleared of any wrongdoing because the extreme collateral damage is never actually their fault.

Main Events Stage

  • Opening Ceremony


    And so it begins! See a sneak peek of what the Kraken Con Staff has in store for your this time around!

  • Ayakashi


    Rock out a blend of J-Pop and J-Rock from the band Ayakashi!

  • Professor Shyguy


    Enjoy the mixture of rock and chiptunes from Professor Shyguy!

  • Meet the GOHs with David Studebaker


    Join comedian David Studebaker as he breaks the ice with Fall Kraken Con 2016\'s Guests of Honor. Get ready to cry and laugh the night away in this once in a lifetime opportunity - you won\'t want to miss it!

  • BattleFest - Kraken Con Edition


    Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favorite fictional characters encountered and fought each other? Now is your chance to bring those debates to a larger forum in the BattleFest! Prizes will be given to the top 3 individuals who manage to \"debate\" their chosen character to the top 3 positions. But only ONE character can be the ultimate winner! Rules and gameplay will be explained during the first 20 minutes.

Video Game Stage



    Satoru Fujinuma is a young manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about…he was also living with a strange condition only he was able to experience. - REVIVAL A strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs.

  • The Melody of Oblivion


    This takes place in the 20th century where the Monsters have succeeded in defeating the humans through a violent war. The Monsters rule the earth in the 20th century with no one recalling what had happened in the past. Bocca, is a teenage boy who chooses the path of becoming the Warrior.

  • Themed Anime Medley


    Enjoy a medley of space and time themed anime! You never know what you\'ll find. May be interrupted for video game tournament finals.

Room 208

  • Anime Jeopardy


    Watch a lot of anime? Like trivia? Then come test your knowledge at Anime Jeopardy hosted by Sherman Lau to see if you are really the wealth of knowledge you think you are! Or come watch the contestants show their stuff but remember to not shout out the answers!

  • Karaoke


    Nothing brings as much joy as singing your heart out! Come hang out and belt out a tune or two you’re your friends. Talent is of course optional.

Room 201

  • Building Worlds: The Design and Creation of Planets in Sci-Fi.


    It can be daunting wielding the power of a creator tasked with designing worlds for your stories to reside. Ryan Spielvogel is here though to share his methodology in approaching compelling planets in science fiction.

  • Cosplay Sewing Room and Time Management


    Are you thinking of setting up your own sewing room for cosplay? Cherry Tea Girl will share how she organizes her cosplay sewing space and cosplay closet. Remember that organization will set you free! She will also share tips on how she manages her time with cosplay construction while balancing a busy life schedule.

  • Steal Only from the Best: Mining public domain for fun, inspiration and profit


    Break into the business the easy way: by selling the world something it already loves. Whether crafting a new take on a beloved character, building pastiches or mash-ups, or sneaking the plot out of a beloved classic G.S. Denning will teach you how successful stories that have come before can be an excellent way to get your work industry attention.

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time


    Something strange has happened to Makoto Konno. Time has suddenly stopped and moved her backwards. With her newly discovered ability to literally leap backwards in time Makoto finds that tests become a piece of cake, embarrassing situations are corrected and she can have her favorite food anytime she wants. Unfortunately her carefree time traveling has adverse effects on the people she cares for.

  • Tenchi the Movie - Tenchi Muyo In Love


    The merciless criminal Kain has escaped from sub-space where he has been captured! Kain has demolished the GP headquarters and attacked the Jurai King. His next target is earth! Around the same time Tenchi\'s house has suddenly disappeared. What\'s even worse is that Tenchi\'s body is disappearing too! The problem is in the past!

Room 202

  • Cosplaying with the Industry


    Want to know how it\'s like when you\'re cosplaying with the industry? Join Imari Yumiki to learn more about cosplay and the industry on how it works together at multiple events held across the states. A Q/A session will be held at the end of the panel and there will be a raffle for prizes.

  • How To Color Like A Boss


    This ain’t your elementary school color theory class. Melissa McCommon and Erica Andreen will share tips, tricks, and techniques to turn your illustrations from average to amazing. Topics will range from color theory and application, to advice on taking your coloring to the next level, other topics may include basic materials, shading, lighting technique, and creating color palettes.

  • Write Pictures with Eben Burgoon


    Comic book writer Eben Burgoon discusses his process for creating comic books and how he engineered his latest series B-Squad with a Q&A to close.

  • Storycraft Magic: 7 Steps to Take You from Story Noob to Storycrafting Wizard


    Are you an aspiring writer, mangaka, animator, game master, or filmmaker looking to take your storycrafting skills to the next level? Then join international bestselling author Kat Vancil as she walks you though these 7 tips to up your storytelling game and delight your audience.

  • IDOL 18+: The Dark Side of J-Pop Idols


    Everyone knows J-Pop idols as cute, positive role models with music that matches their bubble-gum image, but the world of idols isn\'t always that simple! A-To-J Connections continues its popular \"IDOL\" series of panels with this look at the dark underside of the idol industry from the \"Yami Kawaii\" genre to the tragedy of Okada Yukiko.

Video Game Tournaments

  • Pokken Tournament


  • Gears of War Tournament


Card Gaming Tournaments

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament



Registration: 9AM-8PM
Exhibit Hall: 10AM-6PM
Programming: 10AM-midnight