Join Us for Naka-Kon 2018
 
  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • His manga is beloved by many and has even been adapted into a television series and a pachinko game! Please welcome veteran artist Nao Kurebayashi to Naka-Kon 2018! Read more »

  • Masumi Sendou

    Artist and educator Masumi Sendou uses the power of manga to illustrate complex ideas and connect with inquisitive minds. We’re thrilled to welcome her wisdom and talent to Naka-Kon 2018! Read more »

  • Xanthe Huynh

    Con-goer-turned-voice-artist Xanthe Huynh brings her talents to Naka-Kon! Check out her many anime and video game voice acting credits here.

  • Middle school theatre teacher by day and voiceover artist by, well, always — please welcome the talented Wendy Powell to Naka-Kon 2018! Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Tanimoto Takayoshi

    Prolific vocalist and producer Tanimoto Takayoshi set to rock the mic at Naka-Kon 2018!
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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. Read more »

Naka-Kon has been given a special Discount Code for The Kansas City Symphony's performance of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY! As a bonus, Nobuo Uematsu himself will be in attendance!

Use the discount code NAKA-KON for 15% off your ticket order for the January 17th, 2018 performance!

Be sure to join the official event here.

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!
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Naka-Kon on Ice Returns
01/10/2018

Naka-kon on Ice returns Saturday, January 13, from 6 p.m. to Midnight, at the Ice Terrace at Crown Center in Kansas City! Come hang out with your Naka-Kon friends, and maybe turn a few...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.

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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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Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Japanamerica...
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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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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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Tanimoto Takayoshi

Tanimoto Takayoshi

Tanimoto Takayoshi 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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