Fall Kraken Con 2015 - Anime, Comics, Cartoons, and Cosplay

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USS Hornet Museum

707 West Hornet Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

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Join us for an amazing convention experience on board the USS Hornet Museum! Badges are limited so purchase early to guarantee admission!

MuseumYour badge includes admission to Kraken Con and the rest of the Hornet Museum - including the largest Apollo Space exhibit on the West Coast, a number of aircrafts (jets, propellor and helicopters!), and of course the Hornet herself! Learn more about the ship and her history by taking a docent-led tour (time and location TBA). For a thrilling adventure stop by the flight simulator for a 5 minute ride similar to Star Tours at Disneyland (tentative hours 12PM-3PM)! All this and more is included FREE with your Kraken Con admission!

The ConventionKraken Con exclusive areas of the ship are Hangar Bay 3, a portion of the Flight Deck, the CPO Mess and the Fantail. Vendors, artists and our theater are located in the Hangar Bay while the CPO Mess is a short distance away and our panel room. The Flight Deck contains our Main Events stage and photo studio. Finally, be sure to visit the Fantail to play a special Kantai Collection-themed puzzle game in the vein of the popular Room Escape Games! As always our trading card game cards can be found in various locations and our scavenger hunt will be returning as well!


At the request of Board of Trustees of the USS Hornet Museum, out of respect to the men and women who served on board the USS Hornet, and due to concerns about safety while on board there will be additional rules regarding our cosplay/dress code policy. We know our attendees have been respectful but we need to stress the importance of the following rules which will be enforced before entrance to the event is granted. USS Hornet staff will have the final word regarding any rules enforcement.


1. All functioning bags (regardless if part of a cosplay or not) must meet bag size restrictions of 12”x8”x12”. A bag check area will be provided outside of the USS Hornet Museum for Kraken Con attendees.

2. All props must be under 6’4” in height and 48” in width. Non-functioning bags (cannot be opened or used to store items) are considered props and must meet these requirements as well. Exceptions may be made for modular props which can be taken apart and put back together.

3. Shoes must be worn at all times. Comfortable shoes are recommended as staircases can be steep and the ship is large, requiring a lot of walking.

4. Undergarments of any kind (bras, panties, boxers, etc) should not be visible.

5. Skirts/shorts should completely cover the derriere.

6. Tops should not be so low cut as to reveal undergarments or excessive décolletage.

7. Bare midriff is allowed as long as the rest of the outfit conforms to all other listed requirements.

8. Topless or open shirt cosplay is not permissible.

9. Cosplay involving one-piece Japanese bathing suits (Sukumizu) may be worn under other clothing and revealed for photos only within Kraken Con badged enforced areas.

10. While military uniforms and costumes inspired by the military - both the US and abroad - are welcomed, please refrain from wearing swastikas or other Nazi party regalia.


1. Functional weapons are not allowed. Weapon props created out of plastic, cardboard, foam or other such materials are permissible provided they are not too realistic in appearance. Airsoft guns (even if non functional), replica guns, swords with metal and other weapons that have metal components are not allowed. Please note all props must conform to the aforementioned height/width dimensions.

2. Markers and painting materials are strictly prohibited. Vandalism or defacement of any nature is subject to prosecution.


Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 6 and under do not need to purchase admission but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Policies are subject to change. Please visit http://www.krakencon.com/info/policies/ for complete policy information.

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Due to the historic nature of the ship, wheelchair and stroller accessibility is extremely limited. To enter the ship you must be able to walk up a flight of stairs. Most doorways have thresholds and to visit various areas (CPO Mess and Flight Deck) steep ladders or stairs must be traversed.


There are no ATMS located on or near the ship.


There are vending machines on board the ship as well as concession stand(s)/food trucks outside.


There is plenty of free parking located across from the pier.


The nearest BART station is located at 12th Street, Oakland City Center. We will be providing a courtesy shuttle from the BART station to the USS Hornet.



There are no refunds or exchanges for Kraken Con tickets purchased online. All sales are final.

Is what I purchased on Eventbrite my ticket? All tickets are e-tickets - you will exchange this ticket for a badge/wristband at Registration, located on the dock outside of the Hornet. You should receive your ticket as well as confirmation via the email address you input during the checkout process. Be sure to check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive an email from Eventbrite after purchase. Contact us at info@krakencon.com if you need further assistance.

Do I need to print out my ticket(s)? Yes, please print your ticket(s) to expedite the registration process.

What if I purchased multiple tickets and they all have my name? This is not a problem - tickets are transferrable. Just be sure that everyone in your party has their own printed out ticket. You can also update the name on your ticket(s) through Eventbrite here.

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USS Hornet Museum

707 West Hornet Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

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