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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!

Strangecat Cosplay

Convention Year:
Strangecat Cosplay

Strangecat Cosplay consists of two ambitious crafters from the midwest who have a variety of passions, including cosplay, cats, and Dungeons and Dragons. They have been cosplaying and attending Naka-Kon for several years, and have been competing in various cosplay competitions since 2013. When they're not working hard on their cosplays, they're at their day job, fixing various arcade machines.

Carley, also known as Cat, is the seamstress of the two, usually up way too late, patterning different pieces and trying to find where her pins went. Her mother taught her how to sew at an early age, and it all continued from there. She studied at the University of Kansas, with experience in Textiles and Metalsmithing. Always up for a challenge, she enjoys dyeing fabrics, putting LEDs in things, and encourages others to explore outside the box when tackling those difficult cosplay problems.

Victor is the crafter, painter, and eye for detail.  As the go-to for priming and coloring, he has an obsession with drawing and painting that started at a very young age and never stopped. He often helps Cat when trying to decide what different colors to use, especially when determining exactly what shade a character's clothes are. He can usually be found painting small details, sewing buttons, or embroidering the finishing touches.

Together, this duo hopes to encourage others to express themselves through the art of cosplay, and have fun doing it!