Due to circumstances outside our control, the location of Gothic Lolita Programming has changed. While events will still be held at the DoubleTree hotel, the rooms used have changed. See the table below for the updated schedule.
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Beginner Lolita 101
Kansas City Theatre
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Latest News and Trends in the Golthic Lolita Scene
Guest of Honor–Atelier-Pierrot
The moment you've all waited for — Naka-Kon's full programming schedule is available now! Check out where and when to find your favorite guests, programming, and fan panels, and plan your weekend at Naka in advance!
2018 Naka Kon Convention guests staying at the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel may compete to see who has the cleanest room upon their check out day. Three lucky rooms will win prizes. To participate, only those checking out on Sunday, March 18, 2018 will be considered. The winning rooms will be determined by the hotel housekeeping department. Winners will be contacted directly. For your own safety and security, we will not post the names of the winning guests.
The top three cleanest rooms will win the following prizes*:
(Four) $25 Amazon Gift Cards
(Four) $25 IHOP Gift Cards
$100 Gift Card to OP1906—Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
In addition, we will have 12 Honorable Mentions available to win a $25 credit towards the 2019 Naka Kon.
Inside tips from previous winners:
Linens removed from the bed and placed with the towels in front of the closet.
All trash, (pizza leftovers, to-go boxes), into one trash bag.
All recyclables into a separate bag. (including RedBull Cans, Glass, Mountain Dew Bottles, Water bottles and all other recyclables.)
Guests can ask for extra-large trash bags at the Front Desk.
In order to qualify:
Guests must provide a valid email address prior to check out.
Guests must check out of their hotel room by noon (12 p.m.) on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Naka-Kon 2018 event tickets are available now! Don't miss your chance to experience great events like our Charity Ball, Lolita Tea Party, Maid Cafe, & Food & Sake Tastings! Grab your tickets now! Note that all events require a Naka-Kon 2018 membership.
Naka-Kon Gaming is proud to announce that Naka-Kon will be playing host to the final rounds of the Kansas Collegiate Smash Circuit, March 16, during the convention.!
Five member teams from KU, K-State, Wichita State University, and Johnson County Community College will face off in Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS for ultimate Smash Supremacy!
Melee will be streamed for twitch.tv/ks_smash and Smash 4 will be streamed on twitch.tv/privatequantum .
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:
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 (2 Cabinets)
jubeat (4 Cabinets)
Initial D ARCADE STAGE 8 Infinity (4 Cabinets)
Taiko no Tatsujin
Pump it Up PRIME 2
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone
GROOVE COASTER 3 EX
Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! (Super Table-Flip!)
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition (2-cab head-to-head)
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! http://ow.ly/QyJg30hHHLN
Mikio Sakai, Tanimoto Takayoshi, and Murata Tam will use your suggestions to build their show!
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.
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!