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Thank you attendees for coming to Naka-Kon 2022!
See you next year at Naka-Kon, May 26-28th, 2023!

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.

Naka-Kon News

December 5, 2022

Applications for Naka-Kon 2023 Exhibit Hall are now open! Applications will be available until January 6, 2023. Please visit our vendor hall page for the application link and more details.

Naka-Kon News

December 4, 2022

Hello Nakama - this is a friendly reminder that our 2023 Exhibit Hall application will open tomorrow, Monday, December 5, 2022. The application will be available on our vendor hall page.

Naka-Kon News

November 30, 2022

Hello, Nakama! We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start. Today, we have updates to share as we prepare for next year’s convention scheduled on May 26-28, 2023, Memorial Day weekend.

First, we are excited to announce that our theme for next year's convention is 雲鶴 ・Resilience. The kanji 雲鶴, pronounced “unkaku,”means good fortune, longevity, and happiness.

The Tomo Times

November 1, 2022

Naka-Kon is excited to announce the aptly titled Naka-Kōen*, a free cosplay meetup at Antioch Park in Merriam, KS, on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 1 p.m.!

Join us for an amazing afternoon featuring an anime swap meet, cosplay photo op, trivia, games, and an opportunity to win a free badge to Naka-Kon 2023. Naka-Kon will provide bottled water free of charge, and staff will also be cooking up s’mores and hot chocolate at the park shelter grill.

Naka-Kon News

October 27, 2022

We have new advancements in the ongoing story of Tomo and her friends. Feeling the crisp fall air has invigorated our feisty phoenix and encouraged her flame to burn ever brighter. The 2022 Story continues here.

Tomo Times

May 29, 2022

Thank you attendees for coming to Naka-Kon 2022!

See you next year at Naka-Kon,
May 26-28th, 2023!

Naka-Kon News

May 27, 2022

Attendees staying at the Sheraton, Sheraton has brought back the cleanest room competition! The prize includes free nights for next year's Naka-Kon and gift cards to Amazon and IHOP!

Sheraton is also offering great food specials, including a ramen bar! You can pre-purchase food specials ahead of time, so you don't have to wait in line. 

For more details about the cleanest room competition and pre-pay food specials, visit the front desk.

Naka-Kon News

May 27, 2022

Hello Nakama!

As a reminder we are requiring proof of full COVID vaccination or a COVID test within 72 hours of picking up your badge.

Up-to-date COVID vaccination status per guidelines means THREE total vaccines for Pfizer and Moderna (2 base vaccines and 1 booster) and TWO total vaccines for Johnson & Johnson (1 base vaccine and 1 booster). This applies to all attendees 12 and older. Little attendees from 5 to 11 do not need the booster.

Schedule Information

May 25, 2022

Hi Nakama! It's almost time for Naka-Kon 2022. With all that's going on this year, you might need a few charts or summaries to reference and find what you need. First off, we have early badge pickup today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) 6pm to 9pm.

What about when is the vendor hall, registration, or prop checks open? We now have our convention hours for different services available on our Convention Hours Page.