Kraken Con 2013, the brand new brainchild of husband and wife co-founders Stephen and Lindsey Daugherty, is scheduled to launch in South San Francisco on October 5th.
The first annual pop culture convention is described by co-founder and self-appointed “Minion-at-Large” Stephen Daugherty as a diverse celebration of creativeness which incorporates media from a mixture of genres.
“Kraken Con was dreamt up by myself and my wife, early this year out of our desire to create an event to celebrate creativity in a social setting,” said Mr. Daugherty. “We envisioned a convention where fans of all backgrounds could come together and enjoy the creative aspects of their favorite medium—whether the characters and stories are on paper, in Japanese or on Saturday morning television.”
On the day the Kraken Con is released, the Daugherty’s say the program is set up in such a way that fans have a range of interactive opportunities to choose from such as a costume contest to win prizes and convention-wide scavenger hunt. There will also be free mini portrait sessions at the photo booth and people may also visit with their favorite artists and ask for autographs in the artist alley.
“We hope to inspire attendees to be creative themselves and have provided programming that should spark imaginations - including art workshops and panels about photography and writing,” noted Mr. Daugherty. “We also have a number of fun interactive events that aim to simultaneously entertain and bring our community closer together.”
Visitors may also listen in on panels, attend workshops, and shop for merchandise. When fans are ready to relax, they may opt to sit in the lounge, network with others, or interact with special hosts from Tea Time Café who will sing, dance, and serve in the lounge.
Kraken Con Special Guests include:
- Jessica DiCicco, the voice of Flame Princess in Adventure Time
- Cassandra Lee Morris, the voice of Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Davidson L. Haworth, a fantasy writer and the author of The Prali Trilogy
- Martin Wong of Martin Wong Photography
- Kairu, Japanese musical entertainer who combines Visual-Kei with Western Glam Rock
The Kraken Con will take place on October 5 from 9am-6pm at the South San Francisco Conference Center.
Presale admission is $12.00 or $15.00 at the door. Registration for Kraken Con is available at: http://www.krakencon.com/.
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