Join Us for Naka-Kon 2018
 
  • Strangecat Cosplay

    After witnessing their stunning cosplay at last year’s Naka-Kon, we can’t wait to see what this duo has in store for 2018! Read more about cosplay team Strangecat Cosplay here.

  • Moderately Okay Cosplay

    Moderately okay or mind-blowingly amazing? We think he’s the latter! Welcome Florida-based cosplay champ Moderately Okay Cosplay to Naka-Kon 2018! Read more »

  • Guest DJs Kill Sceen and DJ Chef Nguyen

    Join us in welcoming DJ Chef Nguyen and Kill Screen, our guest DJs for this year's dance parties.

  • DJs Scratch and Sniff

    Resident DJs, Scratch and Sniff, return to provide the tunes for Naka-Kon's dance parties.

  • Dan Kanemitsu
    Noted author and translator Dan Kanemitsu brings years of expertise on Japanese media to Naka-Kon!  Read more »
  • Witness the heaviest of hitters from the KU Smash Crew duke it out in the Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit Finals — held live at Naka-Kon! Read More »

  • Fellow game fanatics from the south OKGAMERS come bearing some of the finest arcade cabinets around. Get ready to show them that KC knows how to play! Read More »

  • Tokyo Attack

    Tokyo Attack brings the Japanese arcade experience back to Naka-Kon’s massive gaming space! Get ready to step up to the cabinet and show your skills! Read More

  • Roland Kelts

    Roland Kelts, beloved author and respected authority on Japanese culture, returns to Naka-Kon in 2018! Read More »

  • Professional sake brewer and educator Ben Bell will appear at Naka-Kon 2018 to share his intimate knowledge of the legendary craft! 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 »

News & Updates
Gothic Lolita Programming Changes
03/14/2018

Due to circumstances outside our control, the location of Gothic Lolita Programming has changed. While events will still be held at the DoubleTree hotel, the rooms used have changed. See the...Read more

 
2018 Program Schedule Available Now!
03/07/2018

The moment you've all waited for — Naka-Kon's full programming schedule is available now! Check out where and when to find your favorite...Read more

 
Charity Ball Time Correction
02/28/2018

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Charity Ball's start time has been moved to 7:30 p.m. All other information should still be correct and current!

If you have other questions...Read more

 
Sheraton Holds Cleanest Room Contest
02/19/2018

2018 Naka Kon Convention guests staying at the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel may compete to see who has the cleanest room upon their check out day. Three lucky rooms will win...Read more

 
Event Tickets On Sale
02/14/2018

Naka-Kon 2018 event tickets are available now! Don't miss your chance to experience great events like our Charity Ball, Lolita Tea Party, Maid Cafe, & Food & Sake Tastings!...Read more

 
Cosplay Contest Prereg Opens
02/14/2018

Pre-registration for the Naka-kon Cosplay Contest registration opens on February 15 at Midnight!

To prepare, make sure to check out the rules for the contest at...Read more

 
Deadline for Tier 3 Pricing Extended
01/30/2018

The deadline for our Tier 3 Pricing for Memberships has been extended to February 11!

Don't delay! Make sure to register for your Naka-Kon 2018 membership as soon as possible to get...Read more

 
OKGAMERS
01/20/2018

OKGAMERS is one of the major hubs for gaming in Oklahoma. If it involves news, tournaments, e-sports, or other gaming events, these folks have the Sooner State covered. OKGAMERS will be...Read more

 
Naka-Kon Hosts Finals for Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit
01/20/2018

Naka-Kon Gaming is proud to announce that Naka-Kon will be playing host to the final rounds of the Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit, March 16, during the convention.!

Five member teams from...Read more

 
Tokyo Attack Brings Japanese Arcade Experience
01/18/2018

Tokyo Attack brings the Japanese arcade experience back to Naka-Kon’s massive gaming space! Get ready to step up to the cabinet and show your skills!

What better way to spend the day...Read more

 
Suggest Songs for KABUKI's Playlist!
01/10/2018

KABUKI is coming, and they need your help with building their set list! 
Suggest your favorite songs from anime and Japanese live action shows here!
...Read more

 
Press Badge Applications Available
12/10/2017

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

 
Online Registration Open
08/25/2017

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.

...Read more

 
Honored Guests

ATELIER PIERROT

ATELIER PIERROT

ATELIER PIERROT is one of the leading brands of the immediately recognizable...
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Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, veteran voice monkey Steve Blum is best...
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Ben Bell

Ben Bell

Ben Bell is an experienced sake professional representing the Sake Education Council. Bell...
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Sean Chiplock

Sean Chiplock

Sean Chiplock is a professional voiceover artist who has been quickly moving his way further...
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Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair, Naka-Kon 2018 Guest

Ian Sinclair is an actor, director, and voice actor that has been working in the...
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Kill Screen

Kill Screen

Kill Screen is a convention, club, and Twitch DJ born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri,...
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Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Japanamerica...
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Dan Kanemitsu

Dan Kanemitsu

Dan Kanemitsu is an author, translator, and expert in Japanese media. Born in Tokyo and...
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KABUKI

KABUKI

Instrumentalist Mikio Sakai and vocalist...
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Nao Kurebayashi

Nao Kurebayashi

His manga is beloved by many and has even been adapted into a television series and a pachinko...
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress,...
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Murata Tam

Murata Tam

Murata Tam is a popular Japanese drummer who, with only 18 energy-filled videos posted to...
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Moderately Okay Cosplay

Moderately Okay Cosplay

Moderately Okay Cosplay (John) is a cosplayer based out of Orlando, Florida. He makes cosplay...
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DJ Chef Nguyen

DJ Chef Nguyen

DJ Chef Nguyen is a circuit club DJ who has been residing at Missie B’s in Kansas City for 8...
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Wendy Powell

Wendy Powell

Wendy Powell is a native of Texas and resides in Dallas with her husband Todd, her son Charlie,...
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Masumi Sendou

Masumi Sendou

Artist and educator Masumi Sendou uses the power of manga to illustrate complex ideas and...
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Mikio Sakai

Mikio Sakai

Mikio Sakai is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who debuted as a solo artist in February...
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Strangecat Cosplay

Strangecat Cosplay

Strangecat Cosplay consists of two ambitious crafters from the midwest who...
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Takayoshi Tanimoto

Takayoshi Tanimoto

Takayoshi Tanimoto debuted as a singer in 2001 with the song “One Vision” for the anime ...
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Xanthe Huynh

Xanthe Huynh

Xanthe Huynh is a voice actress currently working out of Los Angeles. Her years of theater...
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