Kin-Yoobi Con 2020

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Sdes Alvarado

30846 Watkins Street

Union City, CA 94587

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Kin-Yoobi Con 2020 is an anime and gaming convention featuring cosplay, video gaming, panels, free food, live music, vendors & more...

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Kin-Yoobi Con 2020 is an anime and gaming convention.

Go to kinyoobicon.com for detailed information about specific ativities and programming.

Dealer/Artist Registration:

Selling hours are 11 am - 5 pm. Setup hours are 9 am - 11 am. Take down hours are 5 pm- 7 pm Sellers are not required to stay for all open hours.

Table reservations for Artists are $25 and each include one full day badge (1 full day attendee badge with table purchase).

Table reservations for Dealers are $50 and each include two full day badges, one for the dealer and one for a helper (2 full day attendee badges with table purchase).

What is the difference between a dealer and an artist? An artist is only allowed to sell art that they, themselves, made. That includes fanart or crafts. A dealer, on the other hand, is allowed to sell a variety of things, like anime merchandise such as DVDs, official art books, wall scrolls, games, cards and an assortment of other things that the dealer might not have necessarily made themselves. That's the only difference. Artists and dealers do not have separate areas, both are in the same sections and both have the same table size.

​Before registering please first read the Kin-Yoobi Con Dealer/Artist Terms of Agreement and Limit of Liability for complete information. Registered Dealers and Artists must turn in a signed copy of this form.

To register as a Dealer or Artist, please complete and email the liability form to registration@gzronline.com. Kin-Yoobi Con is spread out among Hall 1 and Hall 4 of the Newark Pavilion. Hall 1 has the primary stage that we will use for all our main events like the Cosplay Competition. Hall 4 has the secondary stage that we will use for panels. Hall 4 will also have our gaming area. We will assign you a spot, however please email us with any special need requests. We cannot guarantee a spot but special accommodations will be taken into consideration when determining location. In particular, we will try our very best to accommodate for medical needs. Please also indicate any helpers you would like to register in your email.

​Once we receive your email we will send you an invoice to pay using credit/debit card. You may also pay by check.

Volunteer Registration:

Interested in volunteering for Kin-Yoobi Con? We need your help! Volunteer for four hours and get a complimentary attendee pass. Send us an email at registration@gzronline.com to request a volunteer position.

Press Registration:

For consideration as press registration to Kin-Yoobi Con please send an email to registration@gzronline.com with a link to your publication and information about your involvement with the press organization you contribute to, including title and/or affiliation. Kin-Yoobi Con staff will evaluate your press proposal and send you confirmation email promptly if approved. We encourage all interested members of the press to apply.


Kin-Yoobi Con is back for its 12th year, bringing attendees a cosplay gathering & contest, video gaming & tournaments, panel discussions & workshops, dealers hall & artists alley, live music performances, and free food! This time we're located at Sdes Alvarado of Union City, offering photographic scenery for all your cosplay pictures.

The first time we hosted Kin-Yoobi Con, back in 2007, was on a Friday. We used the Japanese word for Friday, 金曜日, pronounced, Kin'yōbi, as our title to highlight the unusual situation of hosting an anime convention on a Friday only. We had particular reasons for hosting the convention so we have kept the name (despite now hosting the convention on a Sunday) to remind us of those reasons.

What are those reasons?

- To showcase and share our interests, gaming and anime, with our community.

- To learn more about these interests from ourselves and from the fan community.

- To grow from these interests so that we can use them constructively.

The name is a constant reminder to us of our vision for the convention. We don't ever want to loose sight of our direction.

We are aware that "Kin-Yoobi" is an obsolete romanization of the Japanese word. However, several of us learned Japanese from a native born Japanese college professor that used this particular romanization as part of her curriculum. She was a major influence toward the founding of this convention. We keep this older romanization in honor of her.

Kin-Yoobi Con is about sharing our passions with each other and using them as an artform for positive change. We're about having fun and learning along the way. That's who we are. And that's who we always will be.

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Sdes Alvarado

30846 Watkins Street

Union City, CA 94587

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