Join Us for Naka-Kon 2017

  • Guest Artist: Showshow Kurihari

    We are honored to announce renowned manga artist Showshow Kurihari as a guest for Naka-Kon 2017. Kurihara-sensei has amassed an impressive body of work including manga art, album cover art, game character design and many other commercial art projects. Read more.

  • Rondonrats

    We are pleased to announce this year's first musical guests, Rondonrats! Formed in Hiroshima, Japan, Rondonrats is a five-piece melodic rock band. Read more and check out their videos!

  • Join us in welcoming award-winning voice actor David Vincent. David is an award-winning voice actor and producer based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of animation/anime episodes and video game titles, as well as made guest star appearances on TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. Read More.

  • Tei Ogata is a mangaka from Osaka, Japan. He is also a teacher, providing lessons to aspiring young manga artists on how to improve their drawing and storytelling skills. Read more.

  • The Lolita Fashion Show is always a popular feature at Naka-Kon. Would you like to participate as a model in the Lolita fashion show? Read More
  • Naka-Kon is happy to announce "A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY" will perform Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in the Overland Park Convention Center Ballroom. Read More

  • Dance Party Lights
    Dance Party lights, music and energy combine to make a good way to wrap up a day at Naka-Kon.
  • Learn how you can help make Naka-Kon better than ever. Have fun. Make friends. And get some money back on your badge! Read more ».

  • Robbie Daymond, voice of Prompto in FFXV and Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, is coming to Naka-Kon 2017! In addition to these roles, Robbie has also voiced characters in anime such as One-Punch Man and Sword Art Online II, as well as video games such as Persona 5 and Tales of Zestiria. Read more


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. Read more »


New Manga

2017 Naka-Kon Manga

Read the latest chapter in the adventures of Lady Tomo, Anari, and friends. Visit this link.

Event Tickets

Buy Your Event Tickets!

Ticket sales for our special events (maid café, saké tastings, charity ball, Lolita tea party) are live! Get yours here.


Rondonrats to Perform

We are pleased to announce this year's first musical guests, Rondonrats! Formed in Hiroshima, Japan, Rondonrats is a five-piece melodic rock band. Read more and check out their videos!. Read more


Guest Artist: Amelie Belcher

Guest Artist: Amelie Belcher

Amelie Belcher returns to Naka-Kon with her very popular art panels where she secretly sneaks art education into people’s minds by hiding it under all the hilarity.
Read more about Amelie.

Join the Team

Join the Team!

Want an easy way to make new friends? Want to experience Naka-Kon in an entirely new way? We're still looking for a few more people to help out with Naka 2017! When you join our team, you get amazing perks—including a free badge! The final deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2017, so get your application in if you'd like to help out! Read more

Press Badge Applications Available

Press Badge Applications Available

Naka-Kon is now accepting applications from journalists, bloggers, and other content creators who would like press badges. The deadline for application is February 7, 2017.
For more information, visit this link.


Lolita Fashion Show Models

Lolita Fashion Show Models

Would you like to participate as a model in our Lolita fashion show?
The fashion show will take place Saturday, March 11, about 7 p.m., during the cosplay competition.
Visit this link for more information and to submit an application.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Sold Out

The Naka-Kon 2017 room block at the Holiday Inn is sold out. Closer to the convention, some individual rooms may open up due to cancellations. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about any room openings. Don't forget to check out our overflow hotels for additional room blocks. Read More