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2013 Guests

.:: Guests of 2013 ::.
Koge Donbo*
Japanese Mangaka and Professional Illustrator (Di Gi Charat, Pita-Ten)
Gene Luen Yang -
Comic Artist, Scriptwriter (AtLA graphic novels series)

Long Vo, aka Vostalgic -
Artist, Creative Director

Wenqing Yan, akayuumei -
Illustration Artist, Comic Artist

Mirage & Nitarou, aka zeiva and muhoho-seijin of Zeiva Inc. -
Game Developers and Creators. Illustration Artists

Holly, aka Kaze-Hime -
Freelance Illustrator and Character designer

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn -
American Voice Actress, Singer

Richard Epcar -
American Voice Actor, Director

Aimee Lee Lucas -
Professional K-Pop Choreographer

.:Confirmed Entertainers 2013:.
Angel Hearts
Alaina Fong



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Due to some issues securing a hotel, we are delaying Kintoki-con until 2015.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
As announced previously, RyusukeHamamoto(Ryu-Moto) will be making a return appearance for 2014.

Our next guest announcement will be at the end of this month so stay tuned!
Thank you to everyone who came, staffed, volunteered or participated in our event.

We appreciate your support and look forward to 2014!

Don't forget to give us feedback on your experience!

We will have 2014 pre-registration online soon. ;)
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NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
What ever happened to Kintoki Con? It was the best con I'd been to, granted small.
Team4D Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Wow this is still here. I don't remember if I even have the log in for this group anymore. 

Well, we were considering another one this past year, but the killer these days is the cost of venues. The old Red Lion where SacAnime used to be before it moved to the Convention Center was a prime place that a lot of people loved and would have been perfect for a 2000 person con..... unfortunately it got bulldozed and is being converted into an assisted living facility. 

Beyond that, after the Arena went in downtown, every downtown venture pretty much priced all the smaller cons right out of the market. The Hyatt Regency across from the Capitol that we had Kintoki-Con at in 2011 is now well over $100,000 for a decent weekend, which is impossible to work with. And outside of downtown, most of the other quality venues no longer exist, as most of the hotels where we COULD have had it, were bulldozed into parking lots or strip malls, and the other venues would only lend themselves to a 1 day con, not a weekend, or are either too small for a 2000 person con, or way too large (and, again, pricey). 

So the short answer, after all that, is that if the right venue came along, I would love to do another one, but that does not seem to be happening at this current time. 
NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah, I guess that all makes sense. 
A lot of us were wondering and concerned because this great con just up and disappeared. Well, I'm afraid I can't be much help as far as thinking of solutions. I'm not sure if the old Scottish Rites convention Center is big enough and cheap enough. I think it may be owned by someone else now though and converted into a language school. :( Hmm... Maybe see where smaller cons are hosting like Sac Con? Though you have probably already looked into that. 
Team4D Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
SacCon is run by the same owners as SacAnime, and they do often use the Scottish Rites. However, that only really works for a 1 day convention, which is more like a dealers room/flea market than a traditional con with guests, panels, workshops, dances, game rooms, etc, etc, which work best in hotels, or con centers connected to hotels. 

The other thing is, when we were downtown, especially in the Hyatt across from the capitol, we were able to make ourselves a real destination convention, albeit a small one. We drew in quite a few people from the Bay Area, and the central and Southern Valley who came out for the entire weekend. 

Getting those people from other areas interested to come in (and then return for Kintoki-Con 2), is what allowed us to have Japanese guests flown in like Ryusuke Hamamoto and Koge-Donbo, and Moon Stream, as well as top tier American Voice Actors like Richard Epcar and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, not to mention the slew of artists, musicians, fashion designers, writers, and more running panels and workshops. 

So, while hotels like the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast might be a possibility, it is also a total island (if you google where it is), and is not really central to other things, where our last two were central to Downtown and Old Sac with tons of after hours stuff. Also, Crowne Plaza has a maximum of 15,000 sqft of con space, where as the Hyatt has 27,000 in comparison. 

I've thought about just trying to do a smaller one, but I am not sure fans would accept that after the first 2 were so much larger in space and scope. 

I am interested to know what local fans think though. 
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rainfreezer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
um... where is kintoki con??? i can't find a location :/
NikkieCole Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA  -->
rainfreezer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
oh thank y ou!
CorellianScoundrel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be there on Saturday!  
NikkieCole Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
CorellianScoundrel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Nikkie. Where is a good place to park, and do you know where they are having the Asian fashion show? I could not find it on the Saturday schedule. Thank you.
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