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April 13, 2024

Don't lose your mind over our next voice guest, Lex Lang! Lex Lang is a veteran voice actor with an extensive background in Animation, Anime, Video Games, TV and blockbuster films. Lex is currently starring as Suguru Geto in the international hit anime film and series Jujutsu Kaisen.

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April 12, 2024

Nakama, you can never have too many friends. So please welcome Sandy Fox as our guest for Naka-Kon 2024! Sandy has been voicing characters in Anime, Animation, Video Games for over 30 years. She began her career in the entertainment industry working for The Walt Disney Company performing in hundreds of live stage shows as a singer, dancer and comedic talent. You know her as Hello Kitty, Chibiusa, and many many more!

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April 4, 2024

Nakama - the Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott - Metcalf overflow room blocks are sold out! We have added convention room blocks at two hotels: Quality Inn and Hampton Inn, both located off of I-435 and Metcalf and about a mile away from the convention center. Both hotel room rates include complimentary breakfast. Please visit the Hotel Page for additional information and directions to reserve the rooms.

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April 3, 2024

Nakama - please welcome Briana Lawrence and Jessica Walsh to Naka-Kon 2024!

Over 20 years ago Briana Lawrence and Jessica Walsh (Snow) were two fanfiction writing ladies who geeked out over Gundam Wing boys and Resident Evil. Now? They’re still geeks and still have their fandoms, but they’re also a married couple who write books, wear nerdy outfits and do their best to keep their three butt-head cats in line. They’re failing. Send help.

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April 2, 2024

Nakama - we regret to inform you that WATWING will not be able to attend Naka-Kon 2024 due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize to those who were looking forward to their performances and appreciate your understanding. We will continue to work hard in hopes of being able to host them sometime in the future.

ナカコンの来場者へ:残念ながらWATWINGは予期せぬ事情により中コン2024に参加できなくなりました。コンサートを楽しみにしてくださっていた皆様には、心よりお詫び申し上げます。ご理解のほど、何卒よろしくお願い致します。いつかまた、中コンがWatwingのイベントを主催できることを願って、今後も努力してまいります。

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April 2, 2024

The Naka-Kon Mainstage Cosplay Contest application opens today at 6:00 p.m.! Read over the rules and access the application here.

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March 30, 2024

We are so excited that Diana "Binkxy" Tolin is Returning to Naka-kon! She was originally coming to facilitate the WCC integration efforts with the Mainstage Cosplay Contest, but she has graciously agreed to step in as a Mainstage Cosplay Contest judge!

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March 26, 2024

Hello Naka-ma! We have an update regarding our cosplay guest lineup for 2024. Teca Cosplay will be unable to join us for the show this year due to an unforeseeable conflict. We hope to see her at a future event. We will announce a new mainstage judge soon!

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March 23, 2024

We're serving up some hot and fresh cosplay event information for Naka-Kon 2024! The website has been updated to reflect updated information for all of the 2024 Cosplay events, including the Main Stage Contest and our brand new collaboration with Holiday Matsuri for the Naka-Kon x Holiday Matsuri WCC Delegate Contest!

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March 23, 2024

We’ve got something delicious in store for cosplayers at Naka-Kon 2024! We’re extremely excited to announce our collaboration with Holiday Matsuri for an amazing new competition and prize that will be added to the Naka-Kon Mainstage Cosplay Contest: The Winter Cosplay Champion Delegate Contest! Winners of this new contest will be granted travel and accommodations for 2 to enter the WCC at Holiday Matsuri 2024!

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March 19, 2024

Alright Nakama, it's time to announce the Mainstage Cosplay Contest Judges for 2024! The judges for this year's show have a wealth of experience competing both domestically and internationally with performance and craftsmanship wins under their beautifully embellished belts. We are so excited to welcome them to the Naka-Kon family!
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March 16, 2024

Nakama - please welcome singer and voice actress Aika Kobayashi to Naka-Kon 2024! Nicknamed Aikyan by her fans, Kobayashi-san is best known as the voice behind school idol and Aqours member Yoshiko Tsushima from Love Live! Sunshine!!.

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March 16, 2024

Nakama - please welcome the Japanese male dance and vocal group WATWING as they spread their wings and grace the stage at Naka-Kon 2024! The six artists, Ryo Furuhata, Asahi Suzuki, Fu Takahashi, Rintaro Hachimura, Ryuta Kuwayama, and Noa Fukuzawa, have been combining their musical talents since taking the win at ‘Star Boys Audition’ in 2019 and have followed up with steady music releases and electric performances from there.

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March 14, 2024

We are honored to announce that fashion model Misako Aoki will be a guest of honor at Naka-Kon 2024! Appointed as the ‘Kawaii Ambassador’ by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, she has visited over 45 cities in 25 countries on cultural diplomacy as the leading representative of Lolita fashion. She helped found the Japan Lolita Association and served as the first president, and in addition to being a model Aoki-san also works as a nurse in Japan.

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March 12, 2024

Nakama - we are excited to share that Japanese fashion brands EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet will be part of Naka-Kon 2024! Joining us from Japan will be the brand's President and Director. EmilyTemple cute and Melody BasKet specialize in fun, feminine clothing suitable for casual, otome and Lolita styles. Please check out the brand's clothing and items at the exhibit hall, fashion show, and tea party.

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March 6, 2024

Ever want to marry a 10 foot tall cryptid and be whisked away to a magical forest forever? Please welcome our next guests Dani Chambers and make sure to ask her about it. Dani made her anime debut as Chise Hatori in The Ancient Magus Bride. Since then, she's voiced many roles such as Becky from Spy x Family, Nilou from Genshin Impact, and Timerra in Fire Emblem Engage.

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March 2, 2024

Are you ready to believe in the power of Love? You better be ready to sing your heart out Nakama! Please welcome the singing voice of the Moon Princess herself, Jennifer Cihi. Jennifer has been performing since she was a young girl where she played Pepper in the Broadway National Tour of Annie.  Her most notable job is the original English singing voice of Sailor Moon. She also sang for City Hunter and Princess Mononoke.

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February 29, 2024

"Jupiter Power! Makeup!" Nakama, it's the pretty guardian of Love and Courage in a sailor suit, Sailor Jupiter! Please welcome Amanda Miller as our guest for Naka-Kon 2024! Amanda is best known for playing spunky, badass, and occasionally deranged heroines (and villains).

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February 27, 2024

"I haven't shown you this one yet, have I?" No? Well Nakama please welcome Anne Yatco as our guest for Naka-Kon 2024! Anne is a Filipino-American voice actor (and former forensic scientist) best known as the English voice of Nobara Kugisaki in Jujutsu Kaisen, Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact, and Sabine Dupain-Cheng in Miraculous Ladybug.

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February 25, 2024

"Nah, I'd win". Nakama, are you prepared to meet the self proclaimed strongest jujutsu sorcerer? If so, please welcome Kaiji Tang as our guest for Naka-Kon 2024! In addition to Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen, you may recognize Kaiji as Ichiban Kasuga from Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Guts from Berserk 2016, and Hendricksen from The Seven Deadly Sins.

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February 23, 2024

Nakama, we are excited to announce our first guest for Naka-Kon 2024. Please welcome Heather Gonzalez! You may recognize Heather as Yukari Takeba from Persona 3 Reload, Mineru from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Gloria Costello from JoJo's Bizarre Adventures as well as many others.

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February 10, 2024

Nakama - the Sheraton Hotel Room block is sold out! If you are still looking for rooms, please visit the Hotel Page to find the list of the overflow hotels.

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January 21, 2024

Are you interested in becoming a Fan Panelist at Naka-Kon 2024? Head on over to our programming page and fill out a panel application before the deadline on April 14, 2024! We know you have been sitting on some amazing ideas and we can't wait to see what panels you all bring to the table.

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January 15, 2024

Nakama Idols! Applications for the 2024 Sunflower Idol Festival are now open! ❤︎

We are so excited to have you join us! Please make sure to read the requirements closely before sending in your application. The submission period will be open until Saturday February 17th at 6pm CST. Final decisions will be announced on Saturday March 2nd. Keep an eye out on the email you provided. We can't wait to see your talented selves!