News & Announcements

Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit


Witness the heaviest of hitters from the KU Smash Crew duke it out in the Smash Circuit Finals — held live at Naka-Kon!

Statewide masters of Nintendo’s legendary party fighter bring the brawl to Naka-Kon! The Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit is a 4 vs 4 crew battle tournament comprised of students from local universities. The finals for both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee will take place at-con on Friday. If you’re a Smash fan, you won’t want to miss this!



OKGAMERS is one of the major hubs for gaming in Oklahoma. If it involves news, tournaments, e-sports, or other gaming events, these folks have the Sooner State covered. OKGAMERS will be graciously bringing their selection of the best Japanese Arcade Candy Cabs to Naka-Kon so you can live the full Japanese arcade experience. Check out the list of available games below:

  • DoDonPachi
  • Windjammers
  • Street Fighter EX
  • Sailor Moon
  • Tetris Plus 2
  • Buster Bros.
  • Tetris: Grand Master
  • Parodius
  • Tatsunoko vs Capcom
  • Soul Calibur
  • Sexy Parodious
  • Puzzle Fighter
  • Magic Sword
  • Raycrisis
  • Mars Matrix
  • Mr. Driller 2
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike

*List is subject to change.

Tokyo Attack Brings Japanese Arcade Experience


Tokyo Attack brings the Japanese arcade experience back to Naka-Kon’s massive gaming space! Get ready to step up to the cabinet and show your skills!

What better way to spend the day than in a Japanese arcade trying to crush the high score on your favorite cabinet? Stop by the gaming space during Naka-Kon to experience the closest thing to an afternoon in Akihabara as Tokyo Attack return to Naka-Kon with more machines than ever! Check out their list below:

  • SOUND VOLTEX (2 Cabinets)
  • pop'n music
  • jubeat (4 Cabinets)
  • DanceDanceRevolution
  • Initial D ARCADE STAGE 8 Infinity (4 Cabinets)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin
  • Pump it Up PRIME 2
  • Project DIVA Future Tone Arcade
  • maimai
  • DanceEvolution ARCADE
  • Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! (Super Table-Flip!)
  • NeonFM
  • BeatStream
  • Street Fighter V (2-cab head-to-head)
  • Tekken 7 (2-cab head-to-head)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ Ignition (2-cab head-to-head)
  • Silent Scope Bone Eater

Suggest Songs for KABUKI's Playlist!


KABUKI is coming, and they need your help with building their set list! 
Suggest your favorite songs from anime and Japanese live action shows here!
Mikio Sakai, Tanimoto Takayoshi, and Murata Tam will use your suggestions to build their show!

Learn more about KABUKI at
Register for Naka-Kon 2018 at

Press Badge Applications Available


Applications for press badges will be accepted until February 9 for members of the press, including news reporters, student reporters, bloggers, podcasters, and more, to the convention. We also welcome content creators (including, but not limited to photographers and videographers) who want to include Naka-Kon in their projects.

Members of the press (including student reporters) are eligible for free press badges as well as free weekend badges. Creators may receive a free press badge so long as they purchase a weekend badge. Creators with press badges enjoy the same perks and privileges as members of the press, including access to guest interviews.

For more information and the link to the application form, visit this link.

ATELIER PIERROT Brings Fashions to Naka-Kon


Straight out of Harajuku, one of the hottest fashion centers in Japan, comes designer Yuko Ashizawa, representing her popular brand ATELIER PIERROT. Ashizawa carries a wealth of knowledge on Gothic Lolita, and she, along with fashion model and expert Mai, will be bringing plenty of smarts, savvy, and style to Naka-Kon 2018!

Read more here. »

Online Registration Open


Online registration for Naka-Kon 2018 is now officially open, featuring the lowest badge prices of the year and a chance to enter the Pre-Registration Sweepstakes.

Visit our registration page for complete information on the types of badges now available, more information about the sweepstakes, and a link to our Eventbrite registration form.