Apply for a Press Badge

Naka-Kon is more than just an anime convention. It's a 3-day celebration of Japanese culture, music, art, cosplay, and gaming. It brings together people from all over the country and from all walks of life. We bring in voice actors, artists, musicians, cosplayers and other influential figures to talk about their work (and in some cases, perform!). We're also a nonprofit educational association that raises awareness and funds for local and international causes. We're committed to being a positive force in the Kansas City community, and we'd like to share the experience with others!

To that end, Naka-Kon happily welcomes members of the press at our convention, and will provide access to panels and events, including our concerts and dance parties. We will also do our best to arrange interviews between press badge holders and any of Naka-Kon's guests.

Press badge applications will be accepted until February 7, 2017. We typically do not issue press badges on site, so apply early. Please note that you MUST have a convention badge to be in the convention space.

Please review the press rules found here. If you have questions, you can contact

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