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January 29, 2023

Hello, Nakama! You might have noticed our Facebook page has disappeared. We are experiencing a bit of technical troubles with it. Hopefully we'll get things resolved without trouble within the next week. In the mean time, we still have our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook groups, and website for announcements and updates.

Naka-Kon News

January 16, 2023

Hello my favorite idols! It's time to apply for 2023 Sunflower Idol Festival at Naka-Kon!

Since we had such a high volume of applications last year we are changing the format from first-come-first-served to portfolio submissions. Please make sure to carefully read the requirements before sending in your application. The submission period will be open until February 15th. Final decisions will be announced on Saturday March 4th. Keep an eye out on the email you provided. I can't wait to see your talented selves!

The Tomo Times

January 1, 2023

Nakama, Happy New Year! We are happy to announce that our 2023 EARLY BIRD registration is now open! Please visit our registration page for details and the link to purchase.

Naka-Kon News

December 26, 2022

Nakama - Our apologies, but we will be delaying the launch of the Naka-Kon 2023 registration a few more days to New Year, January 1, 2023.

Naka-Kon News

December 20, 2022

Hopefully, everyone is bundling up warm with all this cold weather that is coming. We know everyone has been waiting to know what our COVID policy would be for Naka-Kon 2023.

Naka-Kon has decided that based on current and projected post-holiday COVID rates, flu rates, RSV rates, and trends with other convention policies leading up to Spring 2023, we will continue to require masks at the convention. We will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test to pick up badges or attend Naka-Kon.

The Tomo Times

December 9, 2022

Nakama! Hotel blocks for Naka-Kon 2023 are now open! Please visit the Hotels Page for details and reservation links!

Naka-Kon News

December 5, 2022

Applications for Naka-Kon 2023 Exhibit Hall are now open! Applications will be available until January 6, 2023. Please visit our vendor hall page for the application link and more details.

Naka-Kon News

December 4, 2022

Hello Nakama - this is a friendly reminder that our 2023 Exhibit Hall application will open tomorrow, Monday, December 5, 2022. The application will be available on our vendor hall page.

Naka-Kon News

November 30, 2022

Hello, Nakama! We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start. Today, we have updates to share as we prepare for next year’s convention scheduled on May 26-28, 2023, Memorial Day weekend.

First, we are excited to announce that our theme for next year's convention is 雲鶴 ・Resilience. The kanji 雲鶴, pronounced “unkaku,”means good fortune, longevity, and happiness.

The Tomo Times

November 1, 2022

Naka-Kon is excited to announce the aptly titled Naka-Kōen*, a free cosplay meetup at Antioch Park in Merriam, KS, on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 1 p.m.!

Join us for an amazing afternoon featuring an anime swap meet, cosplay photo op, trivia, games, and an opportunity to win a free badge to Naka-Kon 2023. Naka-Kon will provide bottled water free of charge, and staff will also be cooking up s’mores and hot chocolate at the park shelter grill.

Naka-Kon News

October 27, 2022

We have new advancements in the ongoing story of Tomo and her friends. Feeling the crisp fall air has invigorated our feisty phoenix and encouraged her flame to burn ever brighter. The 2022 Story continues here.

Tomo Times

May 29, 2022

Thank you attendees for coming to Naka-Kon 2022!

See you next year at Naka-Kon,
May 26-28th, 2023!

Naka-Kon News

May 27, 2022

Attendees staying at the Sheraton, Sheraton has brought back the cleanest room competition! The prize includes free nights for next year's Naka-Kon and gift cards to Amazon and IHOP!

Sheraton is also offering great food specials, including a ramen bar! You can pre-purchase food specials ahead of time, so you don't have to wait in line. 

For more details about the cleanest room competition and pre-pay food specials, visit the front desk.

Naka-Kon News

May 27, 2022

Hello Nakama!

As a reminder we are requiring proof of full COVID vaccination or a COVID test within 72 hours of picking up your badge.

Up-to-date COVID vaccination status per guidelines means THREE total vaccines for Pfizer and Moderna (2 base vaccines and 1 booster) and TWO total vaccines for Johnson & Johnson (1 base vaccine and 1 booster). This applies to all attendees 12 and older. Little attendees from 5 to 11 do not need the booster.

Schedule Information

May 25, 2022

Hi Nakama! It's almost time for Naka-Kon 2022. With all that's going on this year, you might need a few charts or summaries to reference and find what you need. First off, we have early badge pickup today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) 6pm to 9pm.

What about when is the vendor hall, registration, or prop checks open? We now have our convention hours for different services available on our Convention Hours Page.

Naka-Kon News

May 25, 2022

To ensure Naka-Kon can keep bringing you some of the best of what Japan has to offer. Half of the ticket price goes directly to our general fund (convention and outreach). The other half is put into a pile that grows with every ticket sold until our drawing on April 29, 2022, the start of Japan’s Golden Week.
Naka-Kon News

May 24, 2022

Interested in going to one of our 18+ Wristband events?

Great! Just a quick reminder during the crazy Pre-Kon days that you will need to pick up your 18+ Wristband PRIOR to the time of the 18+ Panels on the day of the panel you want to see. Friday wristbands count for Friday only and Saturday for Saturday only.

Wristbands available in the Access Control office, Redbud, Sheraton 12pm-9pm Friday and 10am-9pm Saturday. Info desk will also have them available.

Naka-Kon News

May 22, 2022

Only 500 badges are left for this weekend's Naka-Kon 2022! All Maid Cafe session tickets are sold out!

Register now! 

Please read our COVID safety policy to understand the requirements to attend.

2022 Schedule is Here

May 20, 2022

The Much Desired Schedule™ has finally arrived! Check it out and start planning your weekend. Also remember to check the schedule before events begin for any updates.

2022 Schedule

Naka-Kon News

May 20, 2022

We are excited to have the many awesome vendors, artists, exhibitors, and guests of honors joining our Exhibit Hall this year. To see them and the hall's hours visit the Exhibit Hall page.

Naka-Kon News

May 18, 2022

Hi Nakama! In light of the recent FDA Authorization for the COVID-19 Vaccine booster for ages 5-11, we wanted to provide some clarification to our policy.

Only attendees 12 years of age or older are required to have the booster under our policy. For children aged 5-11, they will be considered fully vaccinated under our policy so long as they have completed the base course of the vaccine.

Review our full policy at here.

Naka-Kon News

May 18, 2022

Naka-Kon 2022 is coming next week! Friendly reminder that you need 2 documents to pick up your badges:

  1. Your 2022 registration confirmation email from Eventbrite.
  2. Your vaccine record that shows you have received the base and booster dose OR negative COVID test administered by a healthcare provider.

Additional information about vaccine and testing requirements can be read here

Naka-Kon News

May 15, 2022

Attention: we have less than 1,000 badges available for purchase, and they are going fast! 

Friendly reminder that we are capping our convention this year at 6,000 badges, and we do have face mask and vaccine requirements which can be read at our COVID Safety Policy.

Visit the registration page to purchase your badge!

2022 Ticketed Events Announcement

May 8, 2022

Nakama! We have several events at Naka-Kon 2022 that will require additional tickets to be purchased to attend:

  • Maid Café
  • Charity Ball
  • Byakko’s Kimodameshi
  • Cos-lesque! (18+ Event)

Tickets to the events will go on sale online the evening of this coming Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Details on the events and links will be made available here.