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.
January 22, 2021
Get hype Naka-Kon Cosplayers! Introducing the Naka-Kon Mask-erade! For the March 2021 cosplay contest, instead of a traditional cosplay contest, we’re celebrating personal protection, and the creativity of our contestants to make a mask that pairs well with a cosplay. Get creative and craft a mask that is functional, fashionable, and is themed from a Japanese media or culture source!
January 3, 2021
Happy New Year everyone!
As announced during our New Year's Eve event, the panel application for Virtual Naka-Kon, March 12th-14th, is open!
Because we are so close to the actual event, we do ask that you submit the form no later than February 1st. If you are hosting a panel with friends, only one of you needs to submit the form with all of your names on it.
Here is the application form: https://forms.gle/Jw8RQwrvLSyQEWfb8
November 23, 2020Hey there, everyone! We know things have been kinda quiet on our end and we appreciate everyone’s patience. It's no secret that things are a little rough right now, especially with the ongoing pandemic. We want everyone to be safe and healthy, and we've been working closely with the convention center, hotel, the city, and local health officials to figure out ways to still hold the convention that you love while doing our best to protect everyone's health. After months of deliberation and reviewing the recent trends of the pandemic, we are finally in a place to start sharing our path forward. So here's what we're looking at right now.
October 31, 2020
Today is the day ghosts, ghouls, and other Halloween horrors! We've got a whole afternoon of spooky panels, fashion walks, idol performances, and so much more.
The Twitch-or-Treat event kicks off today at 3pm over at https://www.twitch.tv/nakakonanime
Peak below for our planned schedule. But beware of tricky spooks and other gremlins, they love to cause trouble!
October 15, 2020
Naka-Kon's Twitch or Treat will be hosting a cosplay horror stories panel to share some of the spookiest cosplay experiences! Our panel of seasoned cosplayers will be sharing their own stories of cosplay horror, but we'd love to hear from you too! Share your kookiest, most bone chilling cosplay-related mishaps below and they might be shared on air during the panel. Stories will be shared anonymously.
October 9, 2020
Naka-Kon is asking you to bring your pumpkin decorating skills, but with a Japanese culture twist! From carving, to painting, to decoupage we want you to flex your artistic abilities. Bring us your Shoujo Squash and your Plus Ultra Pumpkins. Your artistic creations will be shown throughout the Twitch event for all to enjoy and admire. Post your pumpkin creations on the Facebook event page with the name you’d like displayed!
June 3, 2020
We stand in support of our Black community. It is our belief that it is the responsibility of conventions, organizations, community members -- all of us -- to speak out in support of those from our community when they are treated unjustly. In the words of Desmond Tutu: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor", and as such, we cannot ignore the injustices the Black community is facing.
Listen, learn, and act.
March 18, 2020
First, we heard that you guys would like to know what days Naka-Kon 2021 would be before making a decision on either deferring your ticket to 2021 or to get a refund. And we are happy to announce that Naka-Kon 2021 will be held March 12th thru 14th. Because of this, we are extending the registration refund/deferral request to March 27th. We don't have a theme yet, but that will be finalized soon.