Celebrating 2018 with you!

Kimikon 2018 Highlights

Kimikon 2018 was a major milestone for us and we could not have done it without you! It was a blast and for that, we are truly greatful for having you with us. As we come to a close, take a look at the highlights of this year as well as highlight video brought to you by the awesome Try Japan!

Our Guests

These amazing and talented guests graced us with their presence at the 2018 convention!

Alvin
Alvin Lee

Professional Artist

Ben
Ben Lo

Professional Artist

David
David Campiti

Professional Publisher, Editor, and Writer

ElieAi
ElieAi and Mingmiho

Professional Cosplayers

Eric (EBas)
Eric (EBas) Basaldua

Professional Artist

Hana
Hana Bunny

Professional Cosplayer

Hendo
Hendo

Professional Cosplayer and Model

Jeremy
Jeremy Inman

Professional Voice Actor/Director

Jinky
Jinky Coronado

Professional Artist

Joanie
Joanie Brosas

Professional Cosplayer

Keith
Keith Baker

Professional Gamer

Natali
Natali Sanders

Professional Artist

Peter
Peter Adrian

Professional Actor

Phil
Phil Mizuno

Professional Cosplayer

Sakimichan
Sakimichan

Professional Artist

Sayori
Sayori Chu

Professional Cosplayer

The
The Wanpans

Professional Cosplayers

Vera
Vera Bambi

Professional Cosplayer and Model

Yoshi
Yoshi Sudarso

Stunt Performer/Actor

Our Performers

Check out these fantastic performers who gave life to the KimiKon 2018 After Party!

The August Party
The August Party

Pop Punk Band

DJ Mavros
DJ Mavros

Electronic Dance DJ

Events & Tournaments

Art Wall 2018

Art Wall 2018

Thank you to all our aspiring artists! The 2018 Art Wall was filled with all your fantastic work. Check out some of the work we've compiled from the wall!

View 2018 Art Wall
Kimikon Cosplay Meetup

Cosplay Meetup

We thank all who participated in this little project, you guys made it awesome! Special shout out to our volunteer photographers from Neffy Avese Creative: Neffy, Nasif, Klarence, and of course our KimiKon photographer, David.

Check out the gallery showcasing the fantastic shots and we look forward to seeing more cosplayers for our Summer 2019 photoshoot!

View 2018 Cosplay Gallery
After Party

After Party

A celebration to thank our attendees, staff and friends! Have a blast at the end of Saturday with fun and music from the recent and classic anime and tv shows with fantastic performances from our local talent: The August Party and DJ Mavros

Sponsors & Partners

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our friends, sponsors, and supporters that have aided in making KimiKon 2018 possible!

Battle Sports

Battle Sports

KimiKon and Battle Sports Inc. have partnered up to bring you a weekend long Nerf War! Whether you're a fan of cardio and/or just pelting complete strangers with foam darts, now is the time to unleash your inner child/warmonger!

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Bibisama

Bibisama

Bibisama's goal is to be the first true brand that positively represents Otaku culture and the art style unique to the genre. Using only the best materials and the highest quality printing, they create premium quality Otaku-wear for stylish fans and everyday people alike. Bibisama's goods are manufactured at a factory that understands their vision and more importantly; is committed to their high standards for quality.

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Blade Source

Blade Source

Blade Source Inc are importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of high quality martial arts equipment, knives, swords and self defense equipment. Being in business since 2006, they have learned many things along the way. Over the years, they have developed cost effective operation methods and are now looking to pass the savings on to you, valued customers.

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Horse Fiddle Press

Horse Fiddle Press

Toronto based painters and print makers, Sustai Ulanbaagen and Tian Yu are Horse Fiddle Press. They create original and unique cuteness with their collection of artistic, animal treasures. KimiKon and Horse Fiddle Press aim to express the world of art not only on paper, but on apparel and are one of the official VIP swag sponsors.

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Nomnivore

Nomnivore Games and Emberwind

Nomnivore Games cares about making ambitious games and telling stories that challenge gamers’ expectations and immerse them in rich, nuanced worlds that reflect the diversity and complexity of Nomnivore own. It’s in their company DNA to challenge genre tropes and try to raise the level of discourse in tabletop design, while treading carefully and respectfully around sensitive topics and making sure that the gaming table remains an inclusive space. Their goal isn’t to focus on divisive issues or push a particular agenda, but to provide a safe space to talk about and roleplay complex moral and societal situations.

EMBERWIND is a new tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) designed to create dynamic stories and whole-party adventures, with or without a game master. It was created with a deep respect for and experience in traditional TTRPGs, and an awareness of the high learning curve for new players. Through the use of our RISE System, EMBERWIND can easily be picked up by new players, while still offering the beloved crunchy experience of a good adventure game for experienced players.

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PinCandies

PinCandies

PinCandies is a digital marketing company which combines cutting edge technology with online marketing prowess. They offer a wide array of products and services such as web development, digital printing, photography, electronic commerce/SAAS platforms and niche merchandise.

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Arda Wigs

Arda Wigs

Arda Wigs is a Chicago-based wig company dedicated to bringing cosplayers and wig enthusiasts wig styles wearable on any head type, as well as being realistic and easy to style.

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Thank you for joining us!

The entire KimiKon team and I would like to thank you all for celebrating with us Toronto’s newest convention, KimiKon. It has been a fun journey for us to bring to you our event that promotes the Arts in all of its expressions, whether you are a hardcore otaku that’s a super fly artist or a gamer with the hidden talent for crafting amazing cosplay.

With great humility and gratitude, the staff and I would like to thank our sponsors, community partners, and a tremendous special thank you in appreciation to our KimiKrew Volunteer Sushi Bunnies, whom without their dedication and efforts, would not have made this event possible.

Lastly and most importantly, thank you, the attendee for showing the support and enthusiasm that gave us the strength we needed to make it possible for us to keep going in our times of hardship and tribulation.

- Jia Ylanan, Director of KimiKon

Onwards to 2019!

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