Registration Changes: Badge Names

"I LOVE standing in registration lines!" said no one ever, and we completely understand.  

Each year, the Naka-Kon Registration staff goes back over our systems and procedures, looking for ways to minimize time attendees spend in lines to pick up badges. This year we will be introducing a change to our registration system with the goal of dramatically reducing wait times.

4 days 20 hours ago

Enter the Naka-Kon 2016 Badge Art Contest!

How'd you like to see YOUR artwork on the  Naka-Kon 2016 badges? You could, if you enter our badge art contest! The winner receives either a free artist table and a VIP badge, or a $300 gift card. Even if you've already applied for an artist table (whether you were accepted or not), you're still eligible to enter the contest! Entries are due by December 6, 2015. For more information, visit the Badge Art Contest page. Good luck!

3 weeks 2 days ago

Welcome Benyamin Nuss

Another special treat for our attendees! Pianist and video gamer lover Benyamin Nuss will be giving a special piano concert at #Naka2016. Nuss is part of the A New World ensemble, and has also performed as a soloist for Distant Worlds concerts in Tokyo and Chicago, among others. A lifelong gamer himself, Nuss released his own album, "Deutsche Grammophon," which is also a tribute to Nobuo Uematsu.

2 months 1 day ago

Earthbound Papas and Critical Hit at Naka-Kon 2016

What's this? Another guest announcement so soon!? We're so excited we just couldn't keep this to ourselves: Earthbound Papas, led by Nobuo Uematsu himself, and Critical Hit, led by Jason Hayes, will be performing at #Naka2016! Uematsu-san is, of course, known for his work composing for the Final Fantasy games, and Jason Hayes is best known for composing the score for World of Warcraft. They'll be bringing you an evening full of spectacular video game music. We'll have more details about the concert to come, so stay tuned! 

2 months 4 days ago

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

We're thrilled to announce our first guests for #Naka2016! A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy​ is a chamber ensemble performing music from the beloved video game series like you've never experienced before! Stay tuned for more details on the concert, as well as more special announcements in the coming days!

2 months 1 week ago

Naka-Kon 2016 Exhibit Hall Applications Open

Calling all artists and vendors! #Naka2016 exhibit hall applications are now open! Prices start at $100 for artist booths, $220 for vendor booths. The application deadline is October 15, 2015. For more information, or to submit an application, go to:

2 months 2 weeks ago

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 months 6 days 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.

3 months 3 weeks 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 months 3 weeks 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.

7 months 5 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.

8 months 4 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.

9 months 1 day 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!

9 months 1 day 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:

9 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:

9 months 2 weeks ago