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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

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!

Jewelcat Cosplay

Convention Year:
Jewelcat Cosplay

Jewelcat Cosplay is a cosplay duo from Chicago consisting of Julie and Christy. They met in the cosplay club at their college and immediately bonded over the manga Shugo Chara. Through their love of cosplay they formed a friendship that has lasted for over a decade. 

With Julie's passion for performance and Christy's love of craftsmanship, the two finally teamed up in 2017 as Jewelcat Cosplay, winning their  first Best in Show title that same year.  The duo would go on to compete throughout the Midwest, winning multiple top titles. In 2018, they became WCS Team USA at Anime Expo and represented the USA at the World Cosplay Summit finals in Nagoya, Japan. They are the current USA representatives for the 2020 edition of the Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup finals in the Netherlands.

When they aren't cosplaying, Julie spends her time playing winter sports and writing novels while Christy enjoys drawing and video games. They are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Naka-Kon 2020 and hope to share their love of sewing and performance with everyone they can!