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.
June 5, 2021
We would like to inform everyone that our current allotment of badges have sold out. We will have more badges available by August as we receive responses from Naka-Kon 2020 pre-registrants on whether to roll over their badges to 2021 or not. We will make an announcement as soon as we have more badges available for purchase.
June 4, 2021
We have been blown away by your enthusiasm, and we regret to inform you that the Sheraton hotel room block is now sold out.
We would like to provide you all with additional details on why it sold out quickly. As we noted, our hotel room block was limited this year. This was due to other private groups having their own room blocks during the Labor Day weekend, and Sheraton is also scheduled to undergo room renovations this coming summer.
May 26, 2021Hello all - today we have several major updates pertaining to Naka-Kon 2021. We are still on course to have an in-person convention during Labor Day weekend (September 3–5, 2021). There are several important details and changes regarding this event that we ask attendees to pay close attention to. Please note the information below is subject to change as we continue to monitor the pandemic.
March 31, 2021
We at Naka-Kon are deeply saddened by the rise in violence toward the Asian and Pacific Islander communities here in the United States. As an organization whose mission is to celebrate and educate the general public on Japanese art and culture, incidents that directly impact our marginalized communities hit home. Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our core values, and we charge ourselves and our community to actively fight against discrimination.
March 15, 2021
Thank you to everybody who joined our Naka-Kon 2021 virtual convention (星の祭、Star Festival), and thank you to all the panelists, artists, vendors, guests, and volunteers who provided great content over the weekend!
We will share panels that will be available through video on demand these coming weeks and our virtual exhibit hall will be continued to be open through Sunday March 21.
March 12, 2021
Howdy ho, everyone!
Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of Naka-Kon Online!
The party kicks off at 5:30pm central with Opening Ceremonies, so we wanna make sure you guys know where to go.
Be sure to check the schedule to see where the panel is: Schedule
Since Naka-Kon Online is happening over two different places - make sure to save these links:
March 11, 2021
Welcome to day 0 of Naka-Kon Online! The NEW Naka-Kon store opens tomorrow during opening ceremonies for Naka-Kon Online! You'll find it at over here
Now’s the chance to finally try to catch that elusive Inari-kun plushie and all the other goodies that missed their 2020 debut, including signed (and unsigned) copies of the 2020 badge and program book.
We can't wait to see you at opening Ceremonies tomorrow at 5:30pm (cst)!
March 10, 2021
Hello hello again!
Coming at you with the most anticipated Naka-Kon Online schedule! This was posted early on the Offical Naka-Kon discord, so if this isn't old news - join our discord!
You can find the schedule along with panel descriptions here!
Be sure to check it out - see you guys Online!
March 9, 2021
The beloved artist, Amelie Belcher, is back! A Guest of Honor with over a decade of gracing Naka-Kon’s panels and vendor hall, it wouldn’t be the same without her. When not making the convention rounds, you can find her streaming on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/ameliebelcher!