Come to the Davison County 4H Grounds in Mitchell, SD on October 14th, 2017 for anime, games and much more!
This year's Kogata Daycon will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in Mitchell, SD at the Davison County 4H Grounds (3200 W Havens Ave). The con will open to the public at 9:00 AM and will run until midnight.
Kogata Daycon is a small but growing anime, video game, and table top convention in Mitchell, SD. Admission costs nothing; and there are hundreds of free to play tabletop and video games, both retro and current. We also have attractions like arcade style games, Art Tables, and Informational booths for clubs and events from the area. We feature play to win games, video game tournaments, and a cosplay contest; all with prizes, all free to enter. The con features: vendors, concessions, an artists alley, and a raffle. It typically has 200+ attendees. Kogata Daycon is family friendly convention that caters to all ages!
We are avid congoers that felt the need to bring our passion of anime, games and cosplay to South Dakota. We welcome everyone and wish to share our passion with everyone.
We have literally hundreds of table top games for you to try, all free to play! Our collection runs the gamut of virtually all genres and levels of obscurity, and we have games for every age and style of play. Peruse the games at your leisure and check them out to play with your friends.You can play an old favourite or try something new. And if you’d like, you can always ask our knowledgeable staff to help you learn a game you would like to try. Sign up for a game demo and learn with a group. Try out our Play To Win Games for a chance to take home a copy of a great game.
We have a multitude of game consoles, from NESs to PS4s, set up and ready to play in our Video Gaming section. All consoles are free to play! you can check out games from our expansive library or compete in one of our many tournaments. All of our tournaments are completely free to enter and have prizes for the winner.
Alongside our table top and Console game selection we've added a few arcade style attractions as well. Foosball, Air Hockey, slot car tracks, and arcade style basketball. all free to play! Great fun for kids and adults alike!
Last year at Kogata Daycon we tried allowing fans to run panels at the con and it was a big success. So we're opening up registration for panels again this year! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply for a panel. Panels come in blocks so please let us know how long the panel will last, what equipment you need, and what time works best for you. Panel slots fill up fast so we cant guarantee we will still have a slot exactly when you need it, but we will do our best to work with you!
This years categories are:
Each judge will also have a judges choice award to hand out as well!
Groups and skits are welcome, though we have a time limit of two and a half minutes per performance.
We have new equipment this year so we can play any music you would like!
Sign up starts at 9am when the con opens and goes till 3pm, when prejudging begins. The competition starts at 5pm.
A big thank you to Cassandra Nixon for running the competition for us this year! We're really doing our all to bring you the best cosplay experience we possibly can; we look forward to seeing everyone at the con.
Information Coming Soon!
Booth fee payable day of at the con, we will accept new vendors until the day of, including walkins. We would prefer you make contact and reserve a space if possible, it makes things much easier for us and will make getting signed up and set up easier. Contact us.
Booth fee payable day of at the con, we will accept new Artists until the day of, including walkins. We would prefer you make contact and reserve a space if possible. Contact us.
Booth fee payable day of at the con, we will accept new Clubs until the day of, including walkins. We would prefer you make contact and reserve a space if possible. This is something we are trying to help Clubs in the area, if your club would like to host a panel or event at the con we can work that out just send us an email contact us.
We are happy to accept all venders at any level, We do have only a few caveats:
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a booth, Please email me at email@example.com . We look forward to having you!
Andy Ireland, Convention Chair
The deadline to sign up for a sponsorship is Aug 6th. We require the full amount by closing of the con. contact us.
If you would like to share some of your time during the event, we would love to have volunteers. Volunteers help the day go more smoothly and are needed in every part of the convention. If you want to help us on the day, ask us how you can volunteer the day of the convention. For more information, please contact us.
Otaku's Corner sells anime DVDs,manga, plushies, wall scrolls, blankets, cups, clocks, key chains, figures and all kinds of anime swag. Otaku's Corner is run by Travis Pilgrim, He was a vendor with us last year and he puts together a really cool booth for several cons in the area and we are glad to have him at ours. If your interested in inviting him to your event or just want to check him out you can look him up on facebook:
Make sure to stop over and show him some love!
Flashbax of Aberdeen, SD. These guys have been sponsors for us since the very beginning of Kogata Daycon (We actually know them from back in the Sogen Con days) and were super grateful! They have a brick and mortar location at 116 N Main, in Aberdeen SD. Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm. They buy/sell/trade anything from MTG, to toys, to board and video games.
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Our local Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop is back again this year!