Thank you for attending Naka-Kon 2023! We were so glad to see you there!
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.
May 26, 2023
Good morning Nakama! It is Friday of Con and we are excited. Badge pick-up just opened for the day, we have a few hours until gaming opens it doors, and things really kick off at 4 pm with Opening Ceremonies.
What about everything else like vendor hall, registration, or prop checks? We now have our convention hours for different services available on our Convention Hours Page.
May 24, 2023
Nakama! Naka-Kon 2023 is just around the corner. You may pick up badges early tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) from 6 PM - 9 PM at Overland Park Convention Center Ballroom A1. Please note the change in the location of badge pickup compared to years past. Please bring your registration confirmation either printed or on your mobile device. Additional details on registration and badges can be viewed here.
May 24, 2023
This year Naka-Kon is excited to host a special exhibition in the Exhibit Hall, Traveling Kimono Exhibition: Kimono Through Time, presented by Tangerine Mountain. This exhibition will highlight antique and modern kimono fashions and items, and various panels on kimonos will be presented at the exhibit throughout the weekend. The exhibit is free to all Naka-Kon attendees. Please check it out during our shopping trip!
May 23, 2023
Nakama! The list of vendors, artists, and exhibitors attending Naka-Kon 2023 is now available on the website!
May 21, 2023
We look forward to Chiaki Mayumura performing this Friday and Saturday night at Naka-Kon 2023! Chiaki recently appeared on NHK WORLD-JAPAN music program J-MELO. You can view Chiaki's performance and interview free on-demand with English subtitles here at https://www.nhk.or.jp/j-melo/nhkworld/.
May 21, 2023
Nakama - a few updates from our main convention hotel Sheraton Overland Park. First, there has been a handful of room cancellations. Please call the hotel directly if you are looking for last-minute lodging.
For those staying at the Sheraton Hotel, the hotel is bringing back the cleanest room competition with prizes, including free nights and gift cards!
Finally, the Sheraton will be having special food at the hotel during the convention weekend!
May 19, 2023
Interested in going to one of our 18+ Wristband events?
Great! Just a quick reminder that you will need to pick up your 18+ Wristband PRIOR to the time of the 18+ Panels on the day of the panel you want to see. Friday wristbands count for Friday only.
Wristbands available in the Access Control office, Redbud, Sheraton 12pm-9pm Friday and 10am-9pm Saturday. Info desk will also have them available.
If you have an event ticket for Cos-lesque! Make sure you get a wristband too!
May 17, 2023
Cos-lesque is back, this year featuring performance from the talented Foxy By Proxy Revue! For those who don't know, Cos-lesque is Naka-Kon's very own cosplay themed burlesque show. While there will be no full nudity, there will be lots of 18+ fun! Check out our talented performers!
Eucalyptus Soft is a large ball of green slime and chaos just cos playing as a hot girl so she can absorb all the hooting and hollering to become an even larger ball of slime.