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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.

Tomo Times

April 29, 2022

Hello! For those looking for hotel rooms, we have some good news. A limited number of rooms are now available to book at the Sheraton Hotel and Holiday Inn. These will likely go fast, so jump to them as soon as possible. 

Additional updates, the room block at our overflow hotels, Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Courtyard Metcalf, is sold out. The Marriott Courtyard Convention Center can also be considered sold out as rooms with convention rates are only available for Sunday nights. 

March 22, 2022

If we don’t reach $100,000, does that mean Naka-Kon 2022 is canceled?

Absolutely not! We’re still on board and set for a stellar 2022 show. While we’ve got an attendee cap as well as some changes in programming, we’re still going to have a full schedule with a lot of your favorite Naka-Kon events such as the dance party, cosplay contest, charity ball, and ticketed events. 

Then why do you need so much?

Tomo Times

January 15, 2022

Are you part of an idol group searching for a stage? Well do we have an opportunity for you! Applications to Naka-Kon 2022 Idol Fest are open! If you are interested fill out the google form response linked. Applications must be turned in by February 26th. If you have any questions please email them to


Tomo Times

January 8, 2022

Nakama! Badges and hotel rooms are now available!

Visit our Registration page to score a badge today and checkout our Hotel pages for room block information and booking.

Naka-Kon News

January 5, 2022

Greetings, Nakama — for those who are still awaiting rollover codes, we apologize that we were not able to send all the codes by the December 31 deadline we posted last week. Unfortunately, the staff member leading the effort had to temporarily step away to take care of unexpected personal matters. We all wish that staffer well.

Here is where we stand with registration as of today, January 5, 2022:

Naka-Kon News

December 7, 2021

Hey Nakama,

We’ve been waiting to get all our foxes in a row before making our announcements, so we have a BUNCH of items to cover with you today. Please read everything closely!

First off: Our COVID-19 Protocols (in their current form)

Naka-Kon News

November 30, 2021

Greetings, Nakama — We hope everyone's holiday season is off to a great start. As we reflect, we are very thankful for all the people involved in making Naka-Kon possible each year and the support to celebrate Japanese pop culture and art.

Today, we have an important message that we would like to share with everyone. To be candid, the permanent closure of Naka-Kon is a real possibility that we are facing.

September 20, 2021

Hello everyone, we apologize for the belated post. We want to take this time to express our gratitude to everyone who was part of Naka-Kon 2021. When we canceled Naka-Kon 2020 and postponed Naka-Kon 2021 from March to September, we were very close to ceasing operations. Attendees, vendors, artists, donors, sponsors, convention center staff, the City of Overland Park, and all the hard-working volunteers – you were all vital in helping this convention survive and enabling us to host Naka-Kon 2021.

September 3, 2021

Nakama, as previously mentioned, this year we will be sharing our space with a number of other groups, so while we encourage you to enjoy the convention, please be respectful of the other non-convention attendees who will be using some of our usual programming and lounge space.

-Naka-Kon only has rights to the convention center side, so other events happening in the Sheraron Hotel are unaffiliated with Naka-Kon. These groups have the rights to the spaces they are using.

September 2, 2021

This year we are going digital with the program book. That's right it'll be right on your phone or tablet. And what's even cooler is you can install a version to your device and it'll be accessible even without internet access!

Naka-Kon Digital Program Book

Naka-Kon News

August 31, 2021

Naka-Kon is excited to introduce you to the judges of the Hall-Star Cosplay Contest Adonis Cosplay, and E from Team Whatever!

August 31, 2021

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.


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