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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.

The Tomo Times

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.

The Tomo Times

February 10, 2024

Nakama - the Sheraton Hotel Room block is sold out! If you are still looking for rooms, please visit the Hotel Page to find the list of the overflow hotels.

The Tomo Times

January 21, 2024

Are you interested in becoming a Fan Panelist at Naka-Kon 2024? Head on over to our programming page and fill out a panel application before the deadline on April 14, 2024! We know you have been sitting on some amazing ideas and we can't wait to see what panels you all bring to the table.

The Tomo Times

January 15, 2024

Nakama Idols! Applications for the 2024 Sunflower Idol Festival are now open! ❤︎

We are so excited to have you join us! Please make sure to read the requirements closely before sending in your application. The submission period will be open until Saturday February 17th at 6pm CST. Final decisions will be announced on Saturday March 2nd. Keep an eye out on the email you provided. We can't wait to see your talented selves!

The Tomo Times

December 8, 2023

Nakama, the 2024 hotel room blocks are now open! Please visit the Hotel Page to reserve your rooms!

The Tomo Times

December 1, 2023

Nakama, the exhibit hall application for Naka-Kon 2024 is now open! Please visit our Exhibitors page to submit your application! Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 5, 2024.

The Tomo Times

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!

The Tomo Times

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

The Tomo Times

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: