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.
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.
March 16, 2020
Updated: March 17, 2020
Working with the Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park Convention Center, and the City of Overland Park, it was decided to not hold Naka-Kon 2020 the weekend of March 13-15, 2020.
Due to scheduling constraints, we have decided rather than postpone until later to instead cancel Naka-Kon 2020, and concentrate our efforts on developing Naka-Kon 2021. This decision is based on the information we have regarding logistics and availability of our facilities.