Artist Alley / Vendor Hall

Shop ‘til you drop in the Kogaracon Artist Alley/Vendor Hall! Artists and Dealers have been specially curated for your enjoyment and your wallet’s dismay. Buy anything from beautiful art prints of the latest hot anime to a new plush friend for your bed! You can even rep Kogaracon with official merchandise while supplies last! Come out, have fun, and spend responsibly.

Shop from 10:30AM – 6:30PM.

Asian Food Fest

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Check out the first Asian Food Fest that we will be hosting at Kogaracon. Travel across Asia with our food vendors from various Asian inspired cuisines. Support local businesses and celebrate the start of Asian American Pacific American Heritage Month by trying different types of food that you can find all in one place.

Koga Cosplay Contest

Can’t wait to see what everyone’s been building and making? Come see the winners of the Koga Cosplay Contest during the IdolFest in the Performing Arts Center to support these fine cosplayers! See your favorite characters come to life on stage!


10:30AM – 6:30PM

It’s time to sing your hearts out to the greatest tunes of the century! If you like jamming to anime openings and endings, K-pop, Broadway Hits, J-rock, Taylor Swift, or any kind of music at all, be sure to stop by at the karaoke room! The internet’s the limit here, so feel free to come and request any song you’ve been wanting to rock out to. Our karaoke is an all-day open mic party session that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

Philadelphia Pokemon League

Philly Pokémon League is going to have a tag team battle with Kogaracon! Saturday May 4th, we will be joining forces for a day full of an epic Pokémon tournament and some trivia! Swing by to prove that you can be the Very Best in their 6v6 singles Pokemon Scarlet/Violet tournament!

Please see for more details and make sure to bring your Nintendo Switch for some good Pokémon fun!

Illustrious Cards & Games

Illustrious Cards & Games will be hosting trading card game tournaments. They will be our official trading card game vendor, so check them out at their booth or their tournaments. Entry to each tournament is not included with your convention badge. A separate purchase is required.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game 8 Man Single Elimination
Start Time: 3:00PM
Entry:  $10 (1x Legacy of Destruction Pack on Entry)

1st Place: Free Pass to Kogaracon 2025, 6 Legacy of Destruction Packs
2nd Place: 4 Legacy of Destruction Packs
3rd-4th Place: 2 Legacy of Destruction Packs

One Piece Card Game

One Piece Learn to Play! Event Sessions: 12:00PM, 2:00PM (Entry: $25)
You will receive a Zoro & Sanji Starter Deck to use and keep to learn to play along with 1x Booster Pack after finishing the tutorial!

One Piece Card Game Tournament 8 Man Single Elimination
Start Time: 5:00PM
Entry: $10 (1 Memorial Collection Booster Pack on Entry) (Must have a TCG+ Account to participate)

1st place: Free pass to Kogaracon 2025, 2 Memorial Collection Booster Packs
2nd place: 2 Memorial Collection Booster Packs
3rd-4th Place: 1 Memorial Collection Booster Pack


3,2,1, GOOOO SHOOOOOOT! Get ready to have your nostalgic back as Beyblade will be making an appearance at Kogaracon! Join us as you get to experience and test out the latest products from the Beyblade X line. You will be able to see the evolution of beyblade from past to present and learn about its 25 year history.  

Get ready to have some fun and experience Beyblade like never before. 

Maid Café Experience

Welcome to the enchanting world of Machi Mahou Maid Café! ????✨ Embrace the kawaii culture with a dash of city magic as we bring a unique pop-up experience to New York and New Jersey. Immerse yourself in the whimsical charm of our maids, who blend traditional Japanese hospitality with a modern metropolitan pop twist. Your senses will dance with delight as our talented maids entertain you in our captivating space. Join us for a spellbinding journey where kawaii meets city magic, and every moment is an Instagram-worthy memory.

The Maid Cafe Experience is a separate ticketed event and is not included with your badge for Kogaracon. You must purchase a ticket to participate in the Maid Cafe experience, in addition to already having a valid Kogaracon 2024 badge.

‼️‼️ NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED/SERVED during the experience. During the Maid Cafe Experience, you will be able to witness great performances, interact with the maids/butlers and create a craft with them. Spots are limited, the only way to secure your spot is buy a ticket now by purchasing at the link below.


5:30PM – 6:30PM Performing Arts Center

The Idol Fest is a showcase of musical talent drawing inspiration from areas such as J-pop, K-pop, Vocaloid, 2D idols, and more! Check out the singers, dancers, cosplayers, kaigai Idols, Kpop performers, instrumentalists, and music based streamers/2.5 v-tubers that may be performing!

Follow Us