Come aboard USS Hornet with Kraken Con for a day of cosplay and high-seas adventure–we’re taking over the ship! Activities and amenities include:
The Museum is also opening its most exclusive spaces with the All-Access Pass! This ticket upgrade will grant you access to fantastic and unique backdrops like Combat Information Center, the Captain’s Bridge, the Ship’s Jail, some of the ship’s creepiest passageways, and more!
Proceeds from the event go to supporting the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, a National and State Historic Landmark whose service spanned from WWII to the recoveries of the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts!
Buy your All Access Pass now! Price will go up to a $10 upgrade the day of the event!
Please Note! The City of Alameda will also be hosting a marathon Sunday morning, so, if you are planning on arriving before Noon, we strongly recommend the following driving directions to ensure a smooth arrival!
If you arrive in Alameda via the Webster Tunnel in Oakland (see map below):
If you arrive in Alameda via the Park St. Bridge, Fruitvale Railroad Bridge, High St. Bridge, or Doolittle Dr. Bridge, make your way onto Lincoln Ave. then continue on the directions above starting at #3.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Museum has free parking at the base of the pier. Click here for driving directions.
Public transportation is limited and likely will require calling a Lyft/Uber/taxi to complete the trip to the Museum. As advance notice, Alameda Point will also be hosting a half marathon on this day, while there are no street closures guests may experience traffic delays due to runners from 10 AM – 10:30 AM.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We recommend that you do bring your printed ticket for proof of purchase.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
It is okay if you transfer your ticket to another person–the name does not have to match.
The Museum is a National and State Historic Landmark, and as such retains its original steep stairs throughout the ship. Those guests who are mobility impaired will only have access to the main Hangar Deck and can access the Flight Deck if they are able to stand upright for a short time (going up and down an escalator).
Cosplay Day Policies:
All functioning bags (regardless if part of a cosplay or not) must meet bag size restrictions of 12”x8”x12”. A bag check area will be provided outside of the USS Hornet Museum by Kraken Con staff.
All clothing and costumes must be appropriate under Alameda County and California public decency laws and all private parts must be covered – no nudity allowed. There should be no chance of slippage or gaps. Additionally:
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For additional questions about Cosplay Day, please email email@example.com.