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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of this Con?
KotoriCon was designed for the education and enjoyment of Japanese anime fans ages 13 and up in Rowan College at Gloucester County (formerly named Gloucester County College) and the surrounding community. Learn more about the purpose of Kotoricon.
What does the name mean?
Kotori is Japanese for little bird. The college that hosts KotoriCon has a mascot that is a blue Roadrunner, and Kotori is a baby roadrunner. Kotori changes shape each year with our theme. Con just refers to "convention", as in "anime convention". Kotori is designed by illustrator Alexandra Glenn-Collins, who has been the KotoriCon staff artist since we started.
Is this Con suitable for children and what is the cost for children?
All anime fans are welcome; however, the event has been organized to ages 13 and up. Some of the videos been screened may not be appropriate for young children. We ask parents to carefully read our video descriptions and make that decision. There are no events especially for younger children, but they still may enjoy some of the videos and demonstrations. Children 8 and under are free with an accompanying paying adult. Please make sure you read our guidelines regarding children in our Policies.
Will there be a dealer’s room or artist’s alley?
We have dealers and several artists selling anime related merchandise this year. They are selected from a competitive process that starts in August.
Can my group perform at the Con?
We are working on our schedule now. If you have suggestions or would like to perform, give panel, or a workshop please contact us.
How can I register?
Pre-register online. NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Tickets are found on http://kotoricon2015.eventbrite.com/
Do I have to pre-register?
YES! We need you to pre-register and tickets are capped. We have sold out the last two years.
Can I volunteer?
Thanks for your interest in volunteering! KotoriCon will need helpful volunteers to make the convention run smoothly. Volunteers must pre-register be able to commit 5 hours of time to help to get their badge reimbursed. All volunteers must be 18 years old by January. Volunteers will be able to apply in September. Application forms are found under Forms in Vitals.
Can my anime club get a discount?
There are early bird ticket discounts and group discounts for clubs and schools. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We have friends under 16 in our group. Do we really need an adult with us
Yes. Anyone under 16 is required to have an adult on campus. It is for their safety. There is great programming for all ages if a parent wants to come.
What voice actors/bands will be coming to the convention?
Our guests are announced as we complete their contracts and get the information on the website.
When is the convention?
KotoriCon is running Friday afternoon of January 9and all day (10am- 8:30 pm) January 10, 2015
Do I need to buy a ticket for Friday and a second ticket for Saturday?
Some people have asked if the ticket covers both Friday January 9th and Saturday January 10th. YES. One ticket covers all! Friday evening badge pick up starts at 4 PM. Saturday doors open at 10 AM.
How do I get there?
You can find directions on our website. KotoriCon is held in Rowan College at Gloucester County. This is the same location as previous years. Gloucester County College changed its name. It is NOT Rowan University.