Kokorokon was created by four friends who all have a love to conventions and bringing people together. Our goal is to create a safe and friendly environment for everyone attending, and to help you make lasting memories and friendships while attending.
The four owners also help out with Kalamazoo's very own Anime & Gaming convention called Dokidokon, which has been around since 2017 and takes place at the end of July. The staff at Kokorokon come from all walks of life, and each bring their passions and interest to the convention to help add to the experience.
We are very excited to be bringing Kokorokon to Missouri, home state for two of the owners, and we hope you enjoy having another event to attend in the coming years. We appreciate your support and we will continue to work hard to make this an event you can look forward to every year!
About the Location
Kokorokon will be taking place at Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel at 191 Westport Plaza St Louis, Missouri 63146. The Sheraton Westport Chalet has complimentary on-site parking, and the rooms have walk out balcony's. The hotel also has plenty of underground parking also available.
Outdoor and indoor pool and 11 restaurants on-site in the Plaza with additional places to eat out at within walking distance! A shuttle service is available for those traveling by plane.
You can reserve a room in our room block now and be where the convention is taking place, but don't wait too long! The room block will fill up quickly.
About the Badges
The badge is your pass to the convention events all weekend long. You must have your badge on you to gain access to areas of the convention and badge replacements are available for a fee if you lose yours. The Adult and Child's badge are good for the entire weekend! Whether you are staying all weekend in our room block or not, you can come and go so long as you have your badge.
Our VIP badges will include several perks that the Normal weekend badges do not. Some perks include:
• VIP badge holders get two autographs from a guest (vs 1 from the normal badge)
• VIP badge holders get a special limited edition t-shirt as a thank you
• Ticket to the Ice Cream Social event
• Ticket to the Pizza Buffet event
• 1/2 hour early access to vendors room on Saturday
• Front of line access to special Main events and Autograph sessions
• VIP mixer event with Guests
• One adult badge to Dokidokon the following year
We will have single-day passes available at the door the week of the convention and at the convention itself. If you pre-register you can get your weekend badge to Kokorokon at a discount vs at door prices! Click the button to visit our registration page.
We have various policies for our convention, the list of which can be clicked on below to view the PDF of these policies. When registering as an attendee, vendor, artist, staff, or volunteer you will be asked to review some of these policies.
• Badge Policy
• 18+ Events
• Cosplay Policy
• Cosplay Masquerade Policy
• General Convention Policies
• Press and Media Policies
• Harassment Free
[The above will be clickable links. We should have these on the website soon for you!]
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I buy a badge?
You can pre-register online and get your weekend badge at a discount! Visit our registration page here.
I bought a badge but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
We are sorry you will be unable to make the convention! We offer refunds on badges up until July 20th, 2022. The remainder of July into August we will not offer refunds on badges.
Can I sign up to volunteer?
Absolutely! Please see our Volunteer and Staff page and you will find more information and the form to complete. Visit the page here!
I purchased a badge for 2021. What happens now?
Your badge will be automatically moved to 2022, you'll recieve an email with this information as well. Should you like a refund simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue that for you.