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.
November 27, 2023
Nakama, Happy Cyber Monday! Registration for Naka-Kon 2024 is now open and can be purchased from our Registration page. Early bird badge rates will be available until February 29, 2024.
Also, big congratulations to the following people for winning last month's KC Japan Festival and Planet Anime raffle! Each winner will receive a pair of Naka-Kon 2024 badges and will be notified by email with directions to claim their badges.
October 5, 2023
The Kansas City Japan Festival is this Saturday, October 7, at the Johnson County Community College! Come swing by the Naka-Kon booth or participate in the cosplay contest for your chance to win Naka-Kon 2024 badges. At our booth, we will also give away gift cards for the KC Craft Ramen and Right Stuf Anime (Crunchyroll) Store!
September 24, 2023
The Greater Kansas City Japan Festival is coming up on October 7 at Johnson County Community College! Naka-Kon will again be part of the festival, helping out the Anime and Manga area. The festival is currently looking for volunteers. To sign up and read all the benefits, please visit https://www.kcjapanfestival.org/volunteer/.
September 22, 2023
Get ready to run down memory lane at Sonic speed!
Courtesy of MGP Live, we are excited to share that we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway for the upcoming Sonic Symphony Concert scheduled to be held on January 27, 2024, at Kansas City Music Hall.
To enter the giveaway, simply visit this webpage and enter your information! Entry will be open through the end of November: https://www.mgplive.com/sonic-symphony-kc-giveaway
May 29, 2023
Nakama, it was great seeing all of you! Thanks for coming and we'll see you next year: May 24th to 26th, 2024.
May 26, 2023
Good morning Nakama! It is Friday of Con and we are excited. Badge pick-up just opened for the day, we have a few hours until gaming opens it doors, and things really kick off at 4 pm with Opening Ceremonies.
What about everything else like vendor hall, registration, or prop checks? We now have our convention hours for different services available on our Convention Hours Page.
May 24, 2023
Nakama! Naka-Kon 2023 is just around the corner. You may pick up badges early tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) from 6 PM - 9 PM at Overland Park Convention Center Ballroom A1. Please note the change in the location of badge pickup compared to years past. Please bring your registration confirmation either printed or on your mobile device. Additional details on registration and badges can be viewed here.
May 24, 2023
This year Naka-Kon is excited to host a special exhibition in the Exhibit Hall, Traveling Kimono Exhibition: Kimono Through Time, presented by Tangerine Mountain. This exhibition will highlight antique and modern kimono fashions and items, and various panels on kimonos will be presented at the exhibit throughout the weekend. The exhibit is free to all Naka-Kon attendees. Please check it out during our shopping trip!