Naka-Kon is an annual three-day convention, celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, music, fashion, gaming, and more! Every year, we bring your favorite voice actors, musicians, cosplayers, artists, designers, and industry experts to the Overland Park Convention Center. Catch guest panels and performances, be part of our cosplay competitions, enter contests, and learn about working in the anime, manga, and music industries.
January 29, 2023
Hello, Nakama! You might have noticed our Facebook page has disappeared. We are experiencing a bit of technical troubles with it. Hopefully we'll get things resolved without trouble within the next week. In the mean time, we still have our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook groups, and website for announcements and updates.
January 16, 2023
Hello my favorite idols! It's time to apply for 2023 Sunflower Idol Festival at Naka-Kon!
Since we had such a high volume of applications last year we are changing the format from first-come-first-served to portfolio submissions. Please make sure to carefully read the requirements before sending in your application. The submission period will be open until February 15th. Final decisions will be announced on Saturday March 4th. Keep an eye out on the email you provided. I can't wait to see your talented selves!
December 20, 2022
Hopefully, everyone is bundling up warm with all this cold weather that is coming. We know everyone has been waiting to know what our COVID policy would be for Naka-Kon 2023.
Naka-Kon has decided that based on current and projected post-holiday COVID rates, flu rates, RSV rates, and trends with other convention policies leading up to Spring 2023, we will continue to require masks at the convention. We will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test to pick up badges or attend Naka-Kon.
November 30, 2022
Hello, Nakama! We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start. Today, we have updates to share as we prepare for next year’s convention scheduled on May 26-28, 2023, Memorial Day weekend.
First, we are excited to announce that our theme for next year's convention is 雲鶴 ・Resilience. The kanji 雲鶴, pronounced “unkaku,”means good fortune, longevity, and happiness.
November 1, 2022
Naka-Kon is excited to announce the aptly titled Naka-Kōen*, a free cosplay meetup at Antioch Park in Merriam, KS, on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 1 p.m.!
Join us for an amazing afternoon featuring an anime swap meet, cosplay photo op, trivia, games, and an opportunity to win a free badge to Naka-Kon 2023. Naka-Kon will provide bottled water free of charge, and staff will also be cooking up s’mores and hot chocolate at the park shelter grill.