COMIC CON OKINAWA
Comic Con Okinawa

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Convention veterans and newbies alike will fall in love with Comic Con Okinawa 2021, which will be jam-packed with activities, shopping, live music, gaming, cosplay and even some celebrity sightings. For those of you who are just as excited as us, we hope you can join us in one of the following areas:

Exhibitions and Artists: Exhibitors, sponsors and artists who are looking to share exclusive merchandise, goodies and artwork, this is the event for you! With our large and unique audience, there is plenty of business to be had at Comic Con Okinawa. For more information on how to get involved, click here.

 

Gaming Hub: With gaming’s exponential climb in popularity, placing a Gaming Hub in the Community Center was a no-brainer. Stop by to play in or spectate several eSports tournaments.  

 

Cosplay: Whether you’d like to participate in the Cosplay Contest, join a Cosplay Meetup or simply want to walk around in a costume, Comic Con Okinawa is the place to come dressed to impress!

 

FREE Meet & Greets: Meet & Greets are FREE.  

 

FREE Discussion Panels: Here, you can hear from your favorite guests about upcoming project details—and where you can even ask them some questions!

 

Live Performances: We are pulling out all the stops! In addition to the abundant contests and Meet & Greets, we’ll even have live performances. And be sure to stop by the booths next to the stage to pick up some exclusive Comic Con Okinawa merch.

 

Volunteer: COME JOIN US!  Whether you are looking to learn about working at a comic convention or just want to be a part of our super team, volunteers are always welcome at Comic Con Okinawa. Sign up information will be available soon!


Registrations: Subscribe to the MCCS Okinawa Newsletter to get details on registration dates.


Gold Pass Exclusive:  Looking to elevate your Comic Con Okinawa experience? The Gold Pass Exclusive is a limited pass that offers fans a memorable, exclusive Comic Con Okinawa experience.  Check back for more information.



COVID-19

Comic Con Okinawa is committed to the health and safety of fans, guest, exhibitors, volunteers and staff.  Your health is our priority which is why we are happy to share that MCCS, U.S. Forces Japan and U.S. government agencies on island have enacted effective, proactive mitigation measures to protect fans, guest, exhibitors, volunteers and staff from the spread of COVID-19.  For the latest III MEF and MARFORJ Command Information relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and current Health Production Condition (HPCON), please visit the following link - COVID-19 Updates (mccsokinawa.com)

Current COVID-19 guidelines

  • Temperature Scan upon entry, 100.4 or above will not be allowed entry
  • Face Coverings (face coverings with vents and gaiters are not allowed)
  • Social Distancing
  • Health Survey


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GET INVOLVED On behalf of MCCS Okinawa, we cordially invite you and/or your organization to take part in Comic Con Okinawa!  We are excited to offer excellent opportunities at this event for talent, artists, vendors, retailers, and exhibitors.  Read below for more information on how to get involved!

   

ARTIST ALLEY Comic Con Okinawa welcomes artists from Okinawa, across the U.S. and around the world!  Artist Alley tables are reserved for amateur and professional comic artists, illustrators, web comic creators, writers, and handcraft artists.  Showcase your comic books, graphic novels, artwork, and creations. 

RULES & REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTISTS

  • Artist Alley is to highlight the creative talent from fans of cartoons, anime and manga so we encourage artists, both amateur and professional, to showcase their original prints, comics, books, publications, and crafts (examples include, but not limited to, pins, candles, jewelry, accessories, household crafts, handmade clothing, etc.).  Sales of merchandise, other than those produced by you, are not permitted.
  • All artwork must be original of the creator(s) at the table.  If you are selling mass-produced items, you will NOT be approved for Artist Alley and should purchase an exhibit booth.  If you have any questions or would like your application evaluated, please email specialevents@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
  • Any artwork from an accepted artist MUST NOT contain any form of nudity, NO EXCEPTION. This is a family event and as such we must conduct our event appropriately. If these items are detected, ONE warning will be given for removal or correction.  Should the items continue to be displayed or sold, you will be escorted out of the event and have forfeited your table.
  • Anti-American or offensive propaganda, commentary or displays will NOT be allowed; you will be immediately escorted out of the event and have forfeited your table.
  • Music/videos may be played provided you requested power or have your own power source.  Please be considerate of neighbors and ensure all sound/visuals are controlled to your table.


VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS 
Comic Con Okinawa features exhibitors’ fandom booths in Vendor Venue and Exhibitor Hall designated for vendors who sell mass produced merchandise.  Whether you would like to showcase your collectibles, provide fandom services, offer/sell fandom gear or promote exclusive comics/manga, apparel, accessories, games, and more, a prime location is waiting for you!

RULES & REQUIREMENTS FOR VENDORS/EXHIBITORS

  • Vendors must have a Comic Con theme and/or selling items related to Comic Con, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Vendors can apply for up to 4 booths for purchase.  No two activities can occupy one booth space (i.e., food and comic books sold in one booth space).
  • The sale of unlicensed materials is prohibited. Exhibitors must comply with copyright and trademark laws as applicable.  Anyone caught in violation of this rule will be immediately removed from Comic Con Okinawa without refund or re-entry.
  • All vendor items MUST NOT contain any form of nudity, NO EXCEPTION.  This is a family event and as such we must conduct our event appropriately.  If these items are detected, ONE warning will be given for removal or correction.  Should the items continue to be displayed or sold you will be escorted out of the event and have forfeited your booth.
  • Anti-American or offensive propaganda, commentary or displays will NOT be allowed; you will be immediately escorted out of the event and have forfeited your table.
  • The sale or display of fake weapons such as guns, swords, knives, bows, and arrows by vendors are prohibited at Comic Con Okinawa.  Safety is always of the utmost importance at MCCS events, and we take our attendees’ security very seriously.  If these prohibited items are detected within a vendor’s possession, you will be immediately escorted out of the event and have forfeited your table.  The ONLY exception to this is for cosplayers and approved exhibitors with props made of cardboard or foam.
  • Music/videos may be played provided you requested power or have your own power source.  Please be considerate of neighbors and ensure all sound/visuals are controlled to your table.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registration is NOT first come, first served - all interested artists and vendors/exhibitors  must submit an application - ARTIST APPLICATION and VENDOR APPLICATION . The application period will close at 11:59 PM Japan Standard Time on August 16, 2021.  All applicants will receive an application status no later than September 1, 2021.  If accepted, you will be sent a link with more information and payment details.  You must make payment by September 1, 2021 to reserve your space.  Late payments will not be accepted.  If payment is not received by this date, you forfeit your space.  As this event is hosted on U.S. government property, all participants must submit proper documentation for temporary access/authorization to the event site.  Failure to provide documentation may result in denied access to the base property and ultimately the event.


AVAILABLE BOOTH TYPES

The following table details the booth types available for this event; we cannot guarantee specific booth placement requests but we will consider requests as available. 


Booth type Price Description
 2x2m Fan Booth$200 FLOOR SPACE ONLY; NO BOOTH PANELS, TABLES, OR CHAIRS.  This booth gives fans an opportunity to share their fandom through exhibit or discussion.  Must submit proposal of exhibition plan or topics of discussion.
 2x2m Package $500

2x2m space with booth panels, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 trash bins, company name sign, spotlights, and access to power

 2x2m Package Corner Upgrade $550
Guaranteed corner 2x2m space with booth panels, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 trash bins, company name sign, spotlights, and access to power
 3x3m Package Booth $750 3mx3m space with booth panels, 1 table, 2 chairs, company name sign, spotlights, and access to power
 Corner Booth Upgrade $800

Guaranteed corner as 3mx3m space with booth panels, 1 table, 2 chairs, company name sign, spotlights, and access to power

 Premium Showcase Booth  $2000
Premium 9mx9m space with booth panels, 4 tables, 8 chairs, company name sign, spotlights, and access to power

 



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