The last day of Kraken Con was all about hitting up the vendors for some souvenirs while saying good bye to the friends you made during the weekend. It was also the last day to meet the guest of honors or check out a panel that explored a subject of pop-culture.
Like on Saturday, the morning started with guests meeting up for breakfast and sharing stories at Iron & Oaks on the second floor. When the doors opened for the last time, it was more of a chill day for the attendees as they took their last stroll through the halls to check out the vendors and to find that special gift for a friend or loved one. Even if one had no shopping agenda, it’s fun to look through all the cool stuff and meet the many artists.
The day also had several interesting panels that fans would enjoy, depending on their interest. Jason B. Thompson hosted another insightful panel this time about his new game, Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics. Patrick Delahanty of AnimeCons TV had an educational panel on podcasting and how one could start their own. Those who have wanted to venture all the way to a major Con would find Brain Age Guy Cosplay’s panel very informative.
On the main stage, David Studebaker hosted The Squiddly Show first with Max Mittelman then later with Kyle Hebert. This talk-show style Q&A session gave fans the chance to learn about their favorite stars and to gain some insight into the world of a voice actor. Anyone who has been to a panel featuring Mittelman and Hebert will know how entertaining they can be.
The final highlights of the day was the Animation Film Festival that were being shown in the Junior Ball Room. Those who missed the The Squiddly Show with Charlet Chung and Kimberly Brooks would have a second chance at another Q&A session.
Of course no convention story is ever complete without mentioning all the amazing cosplayers that were present. After a weekend of meeting new friends and having fun, Kraken Con came to an end with the talent show and the closing ceremony.
During the closing ceremony, it was announced that Kraken Con will be a once a year event. They also announced the first ever Hydra Con which will be held in 2017.
Overall this was an unforgettable weekend and 8Bit/Digi will be back for the next Kraken Con and the first Hydra Con.
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Disclaimer: Kraken Con provided us with passes for the weekend.
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