Founder & CEO Jennifer Perez
Puchicon is led by a highly experienced individual, a Latina otaku mom, former educator, and wife with ADHD. She has been actively involved in the convention circuit since 2006, engaging in cosplaying since 2004, watching anime since 2000, and playing games since the Atari 64 era.
Furthermore, she possesses an extensive background in marketing, sales, tradeshows, and event planning spanning over 15 years, having worked with renowned companies such as Samsung, FLIR, Resolution Games, and ENTG.
Our mascot, Sena, featured prominently in our logo and artwork, is her talented 9-year-old daughter, who exhibits both artistic prowess and an exuberant personality. As our convention progresses, Sena will "grow" alongside it.
Our primary objective is to support our communities in overcoming economic hardships, health-related challenges, and discriminatory setbacks by offering educational and enjoyable panels, activities, and support focused on anime, gaming, cosplay, art, and mental/physical well-being.
Through our events, we strive to create a loving, welcoming, and warm environment that alleviates stress and anxiety. Our vision was to establish an extraordinary anime, gaming, and comic convention organized by individuals who are themselves avid cosplayers, gamers, nerds, and otaku representing all age groups, genders, races, and body types.
Drawing from our firsthand experiences and a decade of planning anime, gaming, and karaoke events, we possess deep insight into what is lacking and what we cherish in conventions. Our genuine aspiration is to make a positive impact on the world, particularly for those who have faced or continue to face economic struggles, mental health issues, or social prejudices.
In addition to providing relief through our events, we are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial pursuits, mentorship, and guidance within our communities, inspiring individuals to pursue career paths that align with their true passions and where they can excel. We recognize that a conventional 9-to-5 job or a college education may not be feasible for everyone due to financial limitations, mental health considerations, or personal preferences. Therefore, we cordially invite you to join us in making each event truly exceptional with your presence.
We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and welcome you as a valued member of our Puchi Family. Let us embark on a journey of collective growth, whether this is your inaugural convention or your fiftieth! Irrespective of our size, we will forever remain a convention with a profound impact, offering notable voice actors, engaging panels, diverse activities, and an unwavering dedication to our cause.
Established in 2018, with up to 3k attendees, Puchi Con, also known as Petite Con, arose from the imperative need to foster a sense of camaraderie and forge new connections among passionate enthusiasts. Our primary objective was to orchestrate an extraordinary convention that is meticulously organized and managed by devoted fans themselves. By upholding an unwavering commitment to safety, joy, and inclusivity, we have created an environment that welcomes individuals of all ages, genders, orientations, and ethnic backgrounds. At Puchi Con, we strive to cultivate an atmosphere that embraces diversity and unity, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees.