How do I register for Dokidokon?

Up on the navigation bar you'll see the 'Register' page. Simply click that to be transported to the page! Remember: The earlier you pre-reg the cheaper the badge!

Can I sign up to volunteer?

Yes! Please follow these simple steps to sign up to be a volunteer:

  1. ​See the Volunteer page under the 'Information' bar up top.
  1. Complete the Volunteer form.
  1. Be sure to check your spam and junk folders in your email, as you will hear back from us soon.

Can I sign up to host a panel?

Yes you can! You may feel free to sign up to host multiple panels as well! Panelists who get accepted and do 4+ hours will be considered for badge reimbursement or a free pass to the following year of Dokidokon! Panels can be fandom related, informative, discussions, workshop, or considered an active panel (i.e. Cosplay Chess or Anime Jeopardy would fall into this class). Panel submissions always open the first week of November. So be sure to check back when they open to submit your panel!

I bought a badge but now I can't come. What do I do?

We understand situations arise and suddenly a convention you had planned on attending you may no longer be able to attend, for whatever reason. We will do our best to work with you in refunding your badge. We will determine what to do by using multiple factors, the primary being the date you purchased your badge. It is our sole discretion what we can do to help out, and some conventions would not even offer a refund. However we understand, we have been there, and will do our best for you. If you find you suddenly can't make the con, and have already pre-registered, please use the contact form right away so a staff member can assist you. We cannot issue refunds the month of the convention, sorry. This means any refund requests sent in July will not be accepted. We do our best to honor refund requests up until 30 days to the event. NOTE: Vendors who have purchased their table(s) must abide by the guidelines when they applied and will not be refunded for their table(s).

Can I pick which team I am on?

We will allow you to pick a team to be on when you arrive at the convention! Our staff will monitor the teams and have out the team colors that are in need of members at the time of your arrival!

Does Doki offer table swaps with other conventions?

Dokidokon is accepting con table swaps for 2022! To sign up for a table swap please with your event please email us at! Our swap includes one table in a high traffic area, 2 chairs, and up to 4 badges for your staff at our convention. We will also include your events logo and URL on our website under the convention swap page, as well as make social media posts about your event and Dokidokon being there.

Do you allow cosplay at Doki?

Absolutely! We love cosplay and look forward to seeing cosplayers at Dokidokon! Even though our convention is primarily Anime/Gaming we totally allow cosplays from comics, movie characters, mobile games, fursuiters, lolita members, and more!

What, When and Where is Dokidokon 2022?

Dokidokon 2022 will take place over 3 days, July 15-17, 2022 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, at 100 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Dokidokon is an anime convention that is all about American and Japanese animation and culture, gaming (video games, table top and card games), cosplay and furries. General operating hours are from 5 PM Thursday to 5 PM Sunday, with some events running later into the evening (dances, music events, karaoke, eGaming).

Can Children Attend Dokidokon?

Dokidokon is for everyone of all ages. Originally starting out in 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton, Dokidokon's attendance has since grown in size and breadth of interest in the area. Dokidokon now brings together fans at every age.

Is Dokidokon an Event Only for Children?

Not at all! In addition to some great all-ages events, including concerts, panels, events, cosplay, eGaming and Tabletop tournaments and much more, we have specific events targeted at smaller kids (workshops and panels for kids), as well as events for the older folks (late night panels and events, late night targeted programming, several EDM events).

Where Can I Stay for the Convention?

Please see the Hotels section of the website. Also, familiarize yourself with the Location section in relation to your hotel. Parking is available as well in various garages near the main hotel.

How Can I Get to the Convention from the Airport?

Will There be a Map of Convention Groups and Information About Events Available?

Yes, maps and schedules will be available on the website shortly before the convention and at the convention in our handy-dandy program booklets. Some detailed information about specific events will be available in your registration packet in the form of handouts. Looking for a place to host meetups or photo shoots? Check out the Photo Locations page.

Are There Places to Eat Around the Convention?

There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel. There are several table service and fast food options inside the hotel and nearby areas.

I am Under 16 Years old/Do Not Have a Form of ID, Why do I Need a Guardian to Sign In with Me?

Dokidokon is held in downtown Kalamazoo, the heart of a medium-sized metropolitan area, and we would not want anything to happen to any of our attendees. Minors are always welcome to attend the convention, but Dokidokon is an entertainment event, not a babysitting service. We encourage parents to accompany their kids when at the convention, and suggest that families take some time while in Kalamazoo to see some of the attractions in the local area (Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum, Henderson Castle, etc.). We have no way to verify identity for registration if an attendee does not have a valid, identifiable form of ID, so we require that attendees without IDs have a friend (18 or older) or parent/guardian to sign in with them.

I Have Disabilities/Small Children/Medical Conditions, How Can I Manage at Dokidokon?

Check out the accommodations provided by the venue and information on what to do at Dokidokon if you have disabilities, special needs, are pregnant, or have small children.