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March 10, 2021

Hello hello again!

Coming at you with the most anticipated Naka-Kon Online schedule! This was posted early on the Offical Naka-Kon discord, so if this isn't old news - join our discord!

You can find the schedule along with panel descriptions here!

Be sure to check it out - see you guys Online!

March 9, 2021

The beloved artist, Amelie Belcher, is back! A Guest of Honor with over a decade of gracing Naka-Kon’s panels and vendor hall, it wouldn’t be the same without her. When not making the convention rounds, you can find her streaming on Twitch at!

March 4, 2021

Hello Naka-Fam!

We've got an update video for you guys today, with Virtual Naka-Kon happening next weekend (!!!!) we have this video for you to answer any common questions you might have.

January 22, 2021

Get hype Naka-Kon Cosplayers! Introducing the Naka-Kon Mask-erade! For the March 2021 cosplay contest, instead of a traditional cosplay contest, we’re celebrating personal protection, and the creativity of our contestants to make a mask that pairs well with a cosplay. Get creative and craft a mask that is functional, fashionable, and is themed from a Japanese media or culture source!

January 3, 2021

Happy New Year everyone!

As announced during our New Year's Eve event, the panel application for Virtual Naka-Kon, March 12th-14th, is open!

Because we are so close to the actual event, we do ask that you submit the form no later than February 1st. If you are hosting a panel with friends, only one of you needs to submit the form with all of your names on it.

Here is the application form:

November 23, 2020

Hey there, everyone! We know things have been kinda quiet on our end and we appreciate everyone’s patience. It's no secret that things are a little rough right now, especially with the ongoing pandemic. We want everyone to be safe and healthy, and we've been working closely with the convention center, hotel, the city, and local health officials to figure out ways to still hold the convention that you love while doing our best to protect everyone's health. After months of deliberation and reviewing the recent trends of the pandemic, we are finally in a place to start sharing our path forward. So here's what we're looking at right now.

October 31, 2020

Today is the day ghosts, ghouls, and other Halloween horrors! We've got a whole afternoon of spooky panels, fashion walks, idol performances, and so much more.

The Twitch-or-Treat event kicks off today at 3pm over at

Peak below for our planned schedule. But beware of tricky spooks and other gremlins, they love to cause trouble!

October 15, 2020

Naka-Kon's Twitch or Treat will be hosting a cosplay horror stories panel to share some of the spookiest cosplay experiences! Our panel of seasoned cosplayers will be sharing their own stories of cosplay horror, but we'd love to hear from you too! Share your kookiest, most bone chilling cosplay-related mishaps below and they might be shared on air during the panel. Stories will be shared anonymously.

October 9, 2020

Naka-Kon is asking you to bring your pumpkin decorating skills, but with a Japanese culture twist! From carving, to painting, to decoupage we want you to flex your artistic abilities. Bring us your Shoujo Squash and your Plus Ultra Pumpkins. Your artistic creations will be shown throughout the Twitch event for all to enjoy and admire. Post your pumpkin creations on the Facebook event page with the name you’d like displayed!

October 9, 2020


Join us for a day of spooky programming and creepy fun on our official Twitch channel! Programming starts at 3:00pm CST on Halloween. More details to follow!

2020 - Halloween Teaser

October 5, 2020

Something Twitchy this way comes! Naka-Kon is brewing up some Halloween fun! Haunt us on our social media channels for more information coming soon!

Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

We stand in support of our Black community. It is our belief that it is the responsibility of conventions, organizations, community members -- all of us -- to speak out in support of those from our community when they are treated unjustly. In the words of Desmond Tutu: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor", and as such, we cannot ignore the injustices the Black community is facing.

Listen, learn, and act.

May 12, 2020

A message from Ryuzou Ishino, our seiyu guest from last year.

May 4, 2020

A video message from Ayumi, designer from Emily Temple cute, and gallery of outfits.

May 4, 2020

A video message from Rica Fukami

March 18, 2020

First, we heard that you guys would like to know what days Naka-Kon 2021 would be before making a decision on either deferring your ticket to 2021 or to get a refund. And we are happy to announce that Naka-Kon 2021 will be held March 12th thru 14th. Because of this, we are extending the registration refund/deferral request to March 27th. We don't have a theme yet, but that will be finalized soon.

Event Tickets

March 16, 2020

Updated: March 17, 2020

Working with the Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park Convention Center, and the City of Overland Park, it was decided to not hold Naka-Kon 2020 the weekend of March 13-15, 2020.

Due to scheduling constraints, we have decided rather than postpone until later to instead cancel Naka-Kon 2020, and concentrate our efforts on developing Naka-Kon 2021. This decision is based on the information we have regarding logistics and availability of our facilities.

March 9, 2020

The 2020 schedule is here! Inside are tons of panels, events, and other fun things to do while you are at the convention this year.

View the Schedule Here

March 8, 2020

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! The 2020 Tomo Times has a new issue with information for the discerning Naka-Kon fan!

Read it now! (PDF)


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