Main Events



Welcome to S.S. Kaizoku Con - Opening Ceremonies
 
Saturday 9:30am - 10:30am
Theater

Meet our lovely staff members, get a preview of good things to come, find out about volunteering and how to enter our Cosplay Contest, and learn all about our rules and policies! Have a question you need answered? Here's your chance!
 

 
Closing Ceremonies
Sunday 6pm - 7pm
Theater

Say goodbye to S.S. Kaizoku in style as we raffle off some exciting prizes! You can also learn about ways to participate during our off season. We can always use your help!
 


 
Cosplay Contest/Masquerade
 
Details coming soon!
 
Cosplayers unite! Participants receive five minutes to wow the judges pre-masquerade on stage.
 
This contest is based on craftsmanship so please prepare to have your cosplay inspected closely. Register online HERE or in the basement Dressing Rooms from 11am until 2pm on Saturday. Please see Volunteers Ops near the registration desk for directions.
 
All costumes must be at least 70% handmade/crafted by the costume artist. This includes props, wigs, and clothing. Store-bought costumes are not allowed to participate.


GUEST JUDGES:

Keith Lehmann

Keith has been cosplaying since 2008.  He has done such memorable cosplays from anime: EVA-01 (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop), Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist), Berga Gandor (Baccono!), Mister (Coyote Ragtime Show), and Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan).  Some of his Original Character designs include: a Warrior Priest, a Confederate Pokemon Trainer, and the current design of a Steampunk U.S. Marshal.  

He has also done some cosplay photography for over 10 years with most recent displayed http://animekal.tripod.com .  He has gone out and done such events as SSKaizokuCon, AlamaCon, NMACon, Anime Central, JAFAX – he has done at least half dozen competitions, with one best of show and one runner-up.


Nikkole Cole

Lady Aerith has been cosplaying since June 2009. She has made around 20 cosplays. Her favorite cosplay she has done to date is Nailah from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Some of her favorite games are Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, and Legend of Dragoon. Her favorite animes include Sailor Moon (both the original and Crystal), Inuyasha, and Dragonball Z. 

Her future cosplay plans are to finally make her dream cosplay, Lulu from Final Fantasy X, Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon Crystal. She knows how to budget cosplays. She loves  cosplays with intricate details. She loves o cosplay characters with lots of details and loves the challenge of getting as close as she possibly can. She is also a firm believer that ANYONE can cosplay. It doesn't matter how skinny or large you are, what color your skin is, how pld pr young you are, or if you cant afford to "do it perfect." She chooses her cosplays based on the character's personality and story not just because of the appearance of the characters.  

Besides being a cosplayer she is married to Bacon Ninja Cosplay and has two children. She has lived in Muskegon, MI all her life.


Desirae Stevens

Desirae has been cosplaying since she was 13 years old. Her first convention being Jafax, and is also her home con. She also attends Youmacon, Shutocon, and the grand rapids comic con. Her future con's include: Midwest media expo, Acen, and Anime Expo, and Anime Central. Her favorite cosplays are Daenerys (Game of Thrones) and Panty (Panty and Stocking with Garter belt). Her future cosplay plans are: Repunzel (Tangled), Octavia (Madoka Magica), Lucina (Fire Emblem: Awakening), Garnet (Final Fantasy 9), and Maka Albarn (Soul Eater). 

Most of her cosplays are hand made by her sister Marissa Mason while she makes the props. Desirae has been a prop maker for the past 3 years and strives for accuracy and durability. She believes that with practice and persistence, anyone can be that great Cosplayer everyone admires. 

When she's not cosplaying, Desirae enjoys writing novels,making music, and long boarding. She is currently going to college to major in Diagnostic Sonography of the Abdomen and obtain a duel minor in creative writing and Japanese Linguistic skills. She hopes to one day be a well known young adult novelist.






Drawathon!

Details coming soon!

Artists Unite! Novice, intermediate, and experts are welcome to draw their hearts out at this open event! Practice, make masterpieces, doodle, and more at the Drawathon! Step away from all the convention hubbub, take a seat, relax, and draw, draw, draw! We supply the paper and pencils, you do the rest. 

Draw our mascots and we might even put your work up on our site!



Manga Library

Details coming soon!

Peruse our collection of manga and catch up on some light reading. We have several titles to choose from! We also are accepting donations of manga to add to our stock. For every three books donated you will receive one extra raffle ticket into our Closing Ceremony raffle! Have any used manga that you no longer need? What better way to give back to your fellow fans than providing something for them to read and love, too!