Frequently Asked Questions
Applications for Artists, Dealers, Volunteers, Panelists open August 1st
How can I email a question?
First check these FAQ. If you question is not listed you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 History of KotoriCon.
Did Kotoricon change its focus?
cons bring new people into the fandom and build on the sense of
community. To create a fan centered environment, we brought in more
workshops, games, contests and interactive events this year. We are
creating an interactive experience to make friends and have fun with the
fandoms you love. We hope you find new things to enjoy this year.
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.
Is this Con Accessible?
Rowan College at Gloucester County is an ADA compliant campus, with ramps and wheelchair accessible doors leading into and out of all buildings. and elevators in buildings where needed. When purchasing a ticket, there is a section in which you can make note of any special needs or accomodations needed. We also reccomend contacting KotoriCon via email prior to the day of the convention so accomodations can be made where needed.
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 will be sold on Eventbrite.
Do I have to pre-register? I want to buy tickets at the door.
We need you to pre-register and tickets are capped. We have been known to sell out. No tickets are sold at the door.
Where are my tickets and what do I do with them?
Check for an email from Eventbrite; your tickets are attached. Email registration if you do not have the email and we can have Evenbrite send it again.
When you arrive you just show your ticket at registration in the Univerisity Center and you will get your badge and program. Registration is open 4-8 pm on Friday and 9-5 on Saturday. After 5 PM go to Con Ops in the Instructional Center
If you are under 18 the next FAQ is important too.
We are under 18. Do we really need an adult with us?
Yes. Anyone under 18 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. If the adult with the group is not your parent or guardian you will need to bring a permission slip signed by your parent. It is found here.
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 6 hours of time to help to get their badge reimbursed. All volunteers must be 18 years old by KotoriCon. Volunteers will be able to apply four months prior to the comvention by going to the Volunteer page under the "Ask Kotori" Section.
Can my anime club get a discount?
There are early bird ticket discounts and group discounts only for clubs and schools. Please contact us for information.
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. We changed our focus to interactive activities for you instead of bringing in Voice Actors in 2020.
When is the convention? Friday Night 4 PM to 8:30 PM. Saturday 10AM to 9PM. We allow attendees to enter the Registration building(only) early at 9am on Saturday morning to get their badges.
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 and Saturday . One ticket covers all! Friday evening badge pick up starts at 4 PM. Saturday doors open at 10 AM. Badge pickup starts at 9 AM.
How do I apply for a Press Pass?
Please contact us here for information on Press Passes.
How do I get there?
You can find directions on our website. KotoriCon is held at Rowan College of South Jersey at Gloucester County. It is NOT Rowan University.
I am at Rowan University. Where do I go?
You are in the wrong place. KotoriCon is held at Rowan College of South Jersey at Gloucester County. Please see our Directions Page for more detailed information on how to get to RCSJ.