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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.

This decision was very difficult to make, but we feel is the best course of action for continuing our mission of providing a quality celebration of Japanese popular culture.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact membership@naka-kon.com.

However, due to the extenuating circumstances presented by the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are waiving our refund policy. We are also providing the option of rolling 2020 Memberships over to the 2021 convention in lieu of a refund. Please complete this form to let us know what you wish to do. If no reply to the form is given by March 27, 2020, then purchased badges will be automatically deferred and valid for Naka-Kon 2021. Badge refunds will start processing shortly but please be aware that due to the number of refunds involved it will likely be a couple weeks before all refunds are processed.

We appreciate your support for Naka-Kon and we will see you in 2021!

Location: Overland Park Convention Center

Location: Overland Park Convention Center

Since 2012, Naka-Kon has called the Overland Park Convention Center home. With its high ceilings, tall windows, cozy nooks and amazing amenities, you will feel right at home, too!

Adjoining the convention center is the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, with additional programming space, a restaurant and bar, and more than 400 hotel rooms. The hotel is very much an extension of the convention.

Nestled between the two buildings in the courtyard, which is an integral part of the convention space, where many of our attendees choose to relax with their friends or gather for photo shoots.

The convention center and hotel have multiple food options available on-site, catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets. However, we’re also in close proximity to many great restaurants.

Along Metcalf Avenue you’ll also find a Target, a Walmart, and multiple grocery stores. There’s even a Jo-ann Fabrics just a few blocks away! If you need any sort of supplies, you are just minutes away. Not only that, but we offer free shuttles to and from major destinations.

Behind the convention center, you’ll find a spacious parking lot that’s completely free! A small number of covered parking spaces are available as well. The Sheraton has a parking lot available, and a free overflow parking lot is situated just a few blocks away. Learn more about parking at Naka-Kon.

Not only that, but many of our overflow hotels are within easy walking distance of the convention center.

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