Join Us for Naka-Kon 2018

  • Ian Sinclair

    Voice actor Ian Sinclair will join the Naka-Kon 2018 guest lineup.

  • Naka-Kon 2017's Late-Night Dance Party with DJs Scratch and Sniff
    Late-Night Dance Party
    Lights. Music. Energy. The sweet tunes cranked out by DJs Scratch and Sniff keep the good vibes going late into the night at Naka-Kon 2017.
  • Strangecat Cosplay at Naka-Kon 2017 as gijinka-style pokémon, Haunter and Chandelure
    Cosplay 2017
    Characters come to life at Naka-Kon’s cosplay events! The duo known as Strangecat Cosplay appear in stunning gijinka-style pokémon, Haunter and Chandelure.
  • RONDONRATS Concert at Naka-Kon 2017
    RONDONRATS Concert 2017
    J-Rock quintet RONDONRATS deliver plenty of underground attitude all the way from Hiroshima for their first-ever concert in the United States.
  • Charity Ball
    Charity Ball 2017
    Attendees waltz the night away for a good cause at the annual Charity Ball, with proceeds benefiting charities both locally and abroad.

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 »

Online Registration Open


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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Naka-Kon Now Accepting Artist/Vendor Applications


Applications are being accepted between now and October 15, 2017 for artist tables and vendor booths for Naka-Kon 2018.

Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2017...Read more


Fan Panel Applications Open


Calling all panelists! Panel submissions for Naka-Kon 2018 are now open.

Panels must be submitted by Jan. 5, 2018. Visit the Fan Panels page for more information...Read more


Sheraton Rooms Sold Out


The Naka-Kon 2018 room block in the Sheraton Hotel, the main convention hotel, is sold out.

Rooms in our overflow hotels are still available. Also, Individual rooms at the Sheraton may...Read more


Courtyard by Marriott—Metcalf Room Block Opens


The Naka-Kon 2018 room blocks are now open at the Courtyard by Marriott— Metcalf, located at 11301 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, Kansas, which is just about a mile from the Overland Park Convention...Read more


Cleanest Room Contest Held at Sheraton


2018 Naka Kon Convention guests who stay at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel may compete to win prizes for having the the cleanest room upon their check out day.

Three lucky rooms will...Read more