Don’t want to wait until Comic-Con to show off your whimsical costumes? Then you’re in luck because Kraken Con is in town this weekend! Kraken Con, happening near the Oakland Marriott City Center from November 18-20, 2016, is an anime, cartoons, comics, and pop culture convention that runs twice a year in the San Francisco East Bay Area. This fall, enthusiasts are gathering at the Oakland Convention Center to dress up as their favorite characters, listen to expert panels, and meet some of the industry’s top artists and creators.
Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street,
Oakland, CA 94607
Who You Will Meet
The Guests of Honor are always an exciting part of the convention experience. Guests for Kraken Con Fall 2016 include voice actor Kyle Hebert, actor Max Mittelman, voiceover actress Kimberly Brooks, up and coming Japanese/Korean actress Charlet Chung, and many more. Fans can meet their favorite stars up close at Kraken Con during an autograph session in the beautiful exhibition spaces of the Oakland Convention Center.
Panels and Workshops
Kraken Con is reputed for having some of the most interesting workshops and panels among San Francisco Bay Area anime conventions. Industry experts and veterans will host panels such as “How to Color Like a Boss “or “Sailor Moon and Her Impact on Woman” all weekend long at the Marriott Hotel Oakland Convention Center.
3… 2… 1… FIGHT!
Another bewildering experience at Kraken Con is the video game and card tournaments. The Oakland Convention Center halls will be ignited with shouts and cheers as enthusiastic gamers battle head-on in some heated gameplay. Franchise titles include Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Street Fighter V, and Yu-Gi-Oh. Competitors and onlookers should take note of the specific time blocks set for the brackets and matches.
Need a Place to Stay?
Looking for an affordable place to stay during Kraken Con weekend? Piedmont Place is located just 2 miles from the Oakland Convention Center at 55 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610. This top-ranked Oakland motel features clean, comfortable rooms; free parking; complimentary coffee all day; and free Wi-Fi. At Piedmont Place, you will be sure to have a relaxing stay after enjoying a jam-packed weekend at Kraken Con! To reserve your room today, visit http://www.thepiedmontplace.com or contact us at (510) 658-0550.