Join Us for Naka-Kon 2018

  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

    She’s lent her talents to some of the biggest anime, games, and films. Now, the Naka-Kon community is excited to welcome voice artist, singer, writer, and director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to Naka-Kon 2018! Read more »

  • If we were to list all of his voice acting roles here, it might overload your browser! Get ready to welcome Steve Blum - the voice behind hundreds of anime, video game, TV, and film characters - to Naka-Kon! Read more »

  • KABUKI to Debut at Naka-Kon
    KABUKI to Debut at Naka-Kon
    Vocalist Takayoshi Tanimoto, instrumentalist Mikio Sakai, and drummer Murata Tam join forces at Naka-Kon for the first time ever to form KABUKI. Ready your anime song submissions for this talented supergroup now! Read More »
  • Tanimoto Takayoshi

    Prolific vocalist and producer Tanimoto Takayoshi set to rock the mic at Naka-Kon 2018!
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  • Mikio Sakai

    Composer and multi-instrumentalist Mikio Sakai brings his firsthand expertise and impeccable musical talent to Naka-Kon! Read more »

  • Murata Tam

    Fiery young drummer and YouTube star Murata Tam set to grace the Naka-Kon stage and crush some of your favorite anime tunes!
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    The striking elegance of Gothic Lolita fashion makes its way to Naka-Kon 2018, courtesy of leading brand ATELIER PIERROT.
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  • Ian Sinclair

    Voice actor Ian Sinclair will join the Naka-Kon 2018 guest lineup. Read more about Ian.

  • Sean Chiplock

    Voiceover artist and Smash Bros. wizard Sean Chiplock will be appearing at Naka-Kon 2018!
    Learn more about Sean here. »

  • Badge Art Contest

    Inviting artists to submit their designs to the annual Badge Art Contest! The deadline for entries has been exteded to  Dec. 22, 2017. Read more here »


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 »

Voiceover Artist Sean Chiplock to Appear at Naka-Kon

You may know prolific voiceover artist Sean Chiplock from his work in “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” as Revali, Teba, and The Great Deku Tree itself. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed his “...Read more

Fan Panel Applications Open

Calling all panelists! Panel submissions for Naka-Kon 2018 are now open.

Panels must be submitted by Jan. 5, 2018. Visit the Fan Panels page for more information...Read more

Online Registration Open

Online registration for Naka-Kon 2018 is now officially open, featuring the lowest badge prices of the year and a chance to enter the Pre-Registration Sweepstakes.

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Press Badge Applications Available

Applications for press badges will be accepted until February 9 for members of the press, including news reporters, student reporters, bloggers, podcasters, and more, to the convention. We also...Read more

ATELIER PIERROT Brings Fashions to Naka-Kon

Straight out of Harajuku, one of the hottest fashion centers in Japan, comes designer Yuko Ashizawa, representing her popular brand ATELIER PIERROT. Ashizawa carries a wealth of knowledge on...Read more

Badge Art Contest Deadline Extended

For Naka-Kon 2018, we’re once again giving our fans, a chance to shine by featuring your artwork on our convention badges!

The theme this year is “Tomo’s Choice,” which is going to tie...Read more

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