March 15–17, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel
Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel
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.
Gamers know him from Overwatch, League of Legends, Soul Calibur, and more. Anime fans know him from Hunter x Hunter, The Seven Deadly Sins, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and more. In real life, he’s known as veteran voice actor Keith Silverstein, and we’re ecstatic to welcome him to Naka-Kon 2019!
With over 150 roles in anime and video games under her belt - including Fairy Tail, Wolf Children, One Piece, Steins;Gate, and High School DxD - there’s a strong chance Jād Saxton appears in one (or more!) of your favorite titles. We can’t wait to have her as a guest of honor for Naka-Kon 2019!
She goes by OneOddHuman, and we think she’s one killer cosplayer! Sam will be bringing her tips and talents from St. Louis to Overland Park to share with everyone at Naka-Kon 2019!
Accomplished vocalist and musician Aya Kamiki brings a band of world-class rock artists to Overland Park for another rare and electrifying Naka-Kon concert experience!
We are overjoyed to welcome Satomi Akesaka — the Japanese voice actress behind characters from Shadowverse, League of Legends, Akame ga Kill!, and more—to Naka-Kon 2019!
Any fans of My Hero Academia, Yuri!!! on ICE, ReLIFE, or Assassination Classroom here? Please give a warm Naka-Kon welcome to voice actor, ADR director, and script writer extraordinaire Kristen McGuire!
Please welcome the versatile and talented Kara Edwards — the voice behind Goten and Videl in the Dragon Ball series — to Naka-Kon 2019!
Roland Kelts, beloved author and respected authority on Japanese culture, returns to Naka-Kon in 2019!
Competitive cosplayers Paragon and SkyPirate are certainly no strangers to the convention scene. The captivating duo — known officially as Wig-Wig Cosplay — will be sharing and showcasing their talents at Naka-Kon 2019 as cosplay guests of honor!
Amelie Belcher is an award-winning artist, painter, art instructor, comic creator and pod cast host. Known for her comedy based art education presentations, she has travelled the world teaching thousands of budding artists the secrets to starting their own journeys down the path to artistic expression with an eye geared toward Anime and Manga styled creations.
He’s the energetic personality behind the YouTube channel KaggyFilms, and the voice behind Shallot from Dragon Ball Legends, Naomasa Tsukauchi from My Hero Academia, and many more! We’re beyond hype to welcome Alejandro Saab to Naka-Kon 2019!
Esteemed music director Eric Roth returns to Naka-Kon to bring your favorite video game music to life with a new orchestral production, OPENWORLD!
The captivating elegance of Japanese Lolita fashion makes its way to Naka-Kon 2019, courtesy of renowned brand Metamorphose temps de fille!
Yoshinori Natsume &emdash; award-winning manga artist and author behind series such as Togari, Kurozakuro, and B-TRASH!! &emdash; confirmed for Naka-Kon 2019!
Theater actor and the original Japanese voice actor for Mobile Suit Gundam Wing’s Chang Wufei — announced for Naka-Kon 2019!
Billy Kametz - the voice of Josuke in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Hakuno in Fate/EXTRA, Ichijo in Sword Gai, and more - makes his way to Overland Park for Naka-Kon 2019!
In Japan, Spring is a time of new beginnings. With the end of a cold winter, the start of a new school year, cherry blossom festivals, and more, Spring is a time to start anew.
Naka-Kon has seen many changes over the years, allowing us to evolve and grow in our fifteen years of existence. Some long time members of our community might remember that we started out as a small tabling event held by the University of Kansas Anime Club. In the last five years alone, Naka-Kon has become a 501(c)3 non-profit, joined the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, established a scholarship for local residents in Japanese studies, and brought in over 10,000 attendees for a whirlwind weekend. Much like Spring, Naka-Kon is springing into a new year, and a new beginning.
With this in mind, Naka-Kon is pleased today to announce the convention theme for 2019.
Naka-Kon: 青春 -aoharu- in bloom.
We are excited to collaborate with artist Mori Chack, Overland Park Convention Center, and Sheraton Overland Park Hotel to bring you a whole new dining experience! Throughout the convention, Overland Park Convention Center and Sheraton Overland Park Hotel will be offering special menu items inspired by Mori Chack’s characters Gloomy and Pity. Visit this page for more information about menu items, prices, special prizes and swag!
The Naka-Kon program is full all kinds of useful information about all the activities at the convention, including schedules, maps and guest biographies. Want an advance copy of the program book? Download a PDF Here.
Printed copies of the program book will be available at the Info Desk and in the exit line for Registration in Exhibit Hall A.
Download an advance copy of Tomo Times. Printed copies of Tomo Times will also be available during the convention at Info Desk and in Exhibit Hall A.
Please see our Autograph Rules page for information about picking up autograph tickets and other important information.
Catch up with the continuing of Tomo, Inari and friends in the 2019 edition of the Naka-Kon Manga. Download a copy here.
Our Attendee Services sector, located in the lower level of the Sheraton hotel in the Linden room, provides attendees a number of resources to actively engage with the convention such as Accessibility Services, Conflict Resolution, Volunteer Check-In, Lost and Found and other services. Read More.
Everyone who pre-registers for Naka-Kon 2019 between August 3, 2018, and March 1, 2019, is eligible to enter
our Right Stuf ANIME/Naka-Kon Pre-Registration Sweepstakes! We will randomly choose five winners (one grand prize winner and four runners-up) at the end of the sweepstakes. Prizes will be mailed to each winner. These prizes include:
Full sweepstakes rules can be found here. You must be 14 or older to enter; entrants ages 14-18 must have parental consent. You can enter the sweepstakes by clicking the opt-in boxes when purchasing your badge on EventBrite.