Naka-Kon 2016 Hotel Room Block

Hey, everyone! The ‪#‎Naka2016‬ hotel room block at the Sheraton Overland Park is open! Room blocks at our overflow hotels (Chase Suites, Marriott Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, and Holiday Inn) are also available to reserve. Head over to or to get details and directions on how to book a room!

3 days 13 hours ago

Registration for 2016 Open!

Dear Naka-Kon Attendees,

Pre-registration for Naka-Kon 2016 is live! That means the convention season is officially upon us. Naka-Kon 2016 will take place March 11-13, 2016, at the Overland Park Convention Center.

Every year, our lovely attendees come back, and you bring more and more of your friends with you! In 2015 we had 8,414 attendees, plus guests, vendors, artists and staff.

2 weeks 6 days ago

Kansas City Comic Con

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a friendly reminder that Kansas City Comic Con is happening August 7-9 at Bartle Hall. Come enjoy great events and meet guests, including Trina Nishimura, who voices Mikasa in Attack on Titan! Naka-Kon will also have a table at the con, so swing by and say hi to us :) Weekend and day badges are still on sale!

3 weeks 1 day ago

Naka 2015 Numbers

For those who have been wondering, here are the final numbers for Naka-Kon 2015. This year we had 8,414 attendees taking part in the convention, which is around 1,200 more than last year. When you add in guests, exhibitors and staff, the total count comes in at 8,772. Needless to say, a new attendance record was set.

4 months 2 days ago

Inaugural Charity Gala

Naka-Kon cordially invites you to attend our inaugural Charity Gala! Join us for a night of formal dancing and music, including a guest performance by JIN! We are bringing back your favorite events from the masquerade ball, including the Waltz to the Moon dance contest, the rose exchange, the crowning of the Gala’s royal court, and much more.

5 months 3 weeks ago

Pre-sales for our ticketed events are live!

Pre-sales for our ticketed events are live! If you want to attend the Lolita Tea Party, Maid Café, Saké Tasting Sessions, or the Charity Gala, get your tickets now at! Online pre-sales will be available thru Wednesday March 11, 2015. Remember, space is limited for our paid events. Please don't forget to print the receipt page after registering and bring a copy with you to the event. You will need a standard Naka-Kon badge in addition to the event ticket to attend these events.

5 months 4 weeks ago

2015 Schedule is now available!

The Naka-Kon schedule is LIVE! Head over to the panel page and more. And don't forget to download the Guidebook app to put the schedule directly on your phone at the con!

5 months 4 weeks ago

Security Staff Search

How'd you like a free badge to Naka-Kon? What about some great resume experience? We need con assistants to work security!

We rely on our security volunteers to handle props and weapons check, enforce the dress code and other rules, and check badges at the entrance to panels and other events. The requirements are pretty simple, too. You must be able to handle crowds, speak loudly, and deal with problems if they arise — nicely, of course.


Here's the deal. As a con assistant, you get the following:

6 months 1 week ago

Welcome Greggo!

Naka-Kon would like to welcome back Greg Wicker, a.k.a. Greggo, as a guest for Naka-Kon 2015! As the man behind Greggo’s Game Shows, he hosts anime-themed game shows at conventions around the country, and you may have caught his panels at Naka-Kon in the past!

Learn more:

6 months 1 week ago

2015 Story of Lady Tomo begins (manga)

Have you wondered what Lady Tomo has been up to since earning her audience with Inari last year? Find out in the first few pages of the 2015 manga! Check it out at

6 months 2 weeks ago

Welcome Greg Ayres!

Another guest announcement! We’re happy to say that voice actor Greg Ayres will be appearing at Naka-Kon 2015!

You may know him as the voice of Kaoru Hitachiin in “Ouran High School Host Club,” Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” Heihachi Hayashida in “Samurai 7” and many, many other roles, which you can find here:

6 months 2 weeks ago

Welcome Patrick Seitz

We’re excited to welcome voice actor and director Patrick Seitz as a guest to Naka-Kon! You might know him as the voice of Franky in “One Piece,” Agil in “Sword Art Online,” or as the voices of Lucian, Kog’Maw, or Renekton in League of Legends, among many other roles!

6 months 2 weeks ago

Welcome Takashi Kisaki

We are overjoyed to announce that award-winning mangaka Takashi Kisaki will be a guest at Naka-Kon 2015!

Kisaki-sensei first got his start in Weekly Shonen Jump and now currently draws Zombiemen for Monthly Afternoon. In addition to his many projects, Kisaki-sensei actually teaches courses in manga art and will be running workshops during Naka-Kon to teach aspiring artists the basics of manga and drawing.

Learn more:


7 months 4 days ago

Welcome Reverend Barrish

Naka-Kon is pleased to welcome Reverend Barrish, Senior Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America, to Naka-Kon 2015! Rev. Barrish will perform a Shinto ceremony at the convention, in addition to hosting a panel to answer questions about Shinto! Learn more:

7 months 5 days ago


Naka-Kon is super excited to welcome Ali Watson and Jess Tran of to Naka-Kon 2015! These staffers travel the world to keep up with all things J-rock, including interviewing the bands and covering concerts. Learn more about them here:

7 months 1 week ago