Convention Starter Guide

What to expect at your first convention

Welcome to Kaiga Convention "KaiCon"! We're excited to have you join us for an unforgettable experience celebrating all things anime, pop culture, and gaming. Whether it's your first time attending an anime convention or you're an experienced con-goer, here's a handy starter guide to help you make the most of your day.

Above all, remember to have fun, get amongst the excitement, and enjoy the atmosphere of Kaiga Convention. We can't wait to share this amazing experience with you, and we are here for you every step of the way!


Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows you to move freely throughout the day. The convention can involve a lot of walking, so prioritize comfort over style.


Consider bringing a bag to carry your belongings and purchases. Some essential items to include are a refillable water bottle, snacks, a portable phone charger, and a notepad and pen for jotting down notes!


Check the event schedule and plan which panels, workshops, or activities you'd like to attend. It's a good idea to prioritize your must-see events to ensure you don't miss out on anything you're particularly interested in.


Attending KaiCon is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who share the same interests as you! This is a wonderful chance to make new friends.


Remember, cosplay is not required, but if you choose to dress up, ensure your costume is comfortable and appropriate for the event. Respect others' personal space and always ask for permission before taking photos or touching someone's cosplay. Cosplay is not consent!


If you get easily distracted, set alarms to ensure you drink enough water and eat food throughout the day. Don't let your energy get depleted! Try to go for healthy options such as fruit instead of caffeine, you will thank yourself later.


Check the our website or social media pages for any updates or announcements leading up to the convention. This will help you stay informed about any changes, important updates, or additional activities.


Be mindful of your own individual needs and ensure you plan for any worst-case scenarios. Double check you have all your medications and support systems in place! Communicate with friends and family of your needs and plans.


Make sure you have a plan before attending, how much do you need for food and drink, what will you spend on merchandise, how much will transport cost?


We have designated areas to recharge devices, if in doubt just ask at the Help Desk! You can also be prepared ahead of time by bringing your own power bank.


We encourage you to proactively seek support whenever you have concerns or questions during your time at the convention. Your well-being and comfort are important to us, so please don't hesitate to approach our dedicated team of Security Guards, Volunteers, or Staff Members for further guidance and assistance. Rest assured that your concerns will be taken seriously, and we are here to support you throughout the event. 


We understand that the convention atmosphere can be overwhelming at times, with its vibrant lights, bustling crowds, and overlapping sounds. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or on the verge of a meltdown, we encourage you to prioritize your well-being. Please take a moment to find a seat and, if possible, signal a nearby volunteer who will be ready to assist you. They will be able to provide guidance and support in escorting you to a quieter and more comfortable area where you can take a break and regain your composure and emotionally regulate.


Prior to entering the convention, it's important, especially if you have small children, to establish a communication plan with your dependents and friends in case of separation. Designate a specific meeting point, such as the Foyer, where you can regroup if needed. Additionally, our dedicated stage volunteers are equipped to make announcements, so if you find yourself separated, they can assist in reuniting you with your group. 

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Pictured: Rain Cevo , Courtesy of HKPhotographyperth | @raincevo


Exploring the diverse selection of artists, small businesses and exhibitors is an essential part of the Kaiga Convention experience. Take the time to visit each booth and appreciate all the anime-inspired and original design merchandise, collectables, more.

We strongly recommend you visit the 'Artist Alley' where creators gather to promote and sell their art and small business creations, it is one of KaiCon's highlights and we are highly motivated to support them. You don't have to make a purchase to support the Artist Alley though, you can learn more by clicking the link below!


At Kaiga Convention, we offer an exciting array of activities, games and community activations to keep you entertained throughout the event. This is a great oppurtunity to connect with local groups and clubs, and you may even find something you'd like to support or take part in even after the event ends! It is our goal to help you unlock new interests and unleash your creative side.

If you're a DnD fan you can join in sessions run by Swan Con WA , who also generously run our board gaming area! Challenge your friends to a friendly competition with our selection games, or put your gaming skills to the test in our video game tournaments.


Get prepared for a weekend of music and performance as talented idols take the stage, delivering sensational singing and dancing acts! We always post our stage schedule well in advance to help you plan your day so you don't miss out on seeing your favourite acts!

You can also expand your knowledge and engage with industry professionals during our panels, talks, and Q&A sessions, where you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts and gain insights into various aspects of our event themes. If you'd like to learn more about the Kaiga Stage, and audience etiquette, follow the link below!


Taking breaks is essential to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience at Kaiga Convention. With our designated relaxation areas, quiet room and ample seating throughout the venue, you can easily find a place to rest, relax, and recharge.

Remember to listen to your body and take regular breaks to prevent fatigue, keep your energy levels up, and drink lots of water! KaiCon is held in the summer time, so it can get very hot outside. Be sure to communicate with your friends if you need moments to step outside or decompress!

Last step: Don't forget to buy your tickets!