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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.

This decision was very difficult to make, but we feel is the best course of action for continuing our mission of providing a quality celebration of Japanese popular culture.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact

However, due to the extenuating circumstances presented by the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are waiving our refund policy. We are also providing the option of rolling 2020 Memberships over to the 2021 convention in lieu of a refund. Please complete this form to let us know what you wish to do. If no reply to the form is given by March 27, 2020, then purchased badges will be automatically deferred and valid for Naka-Kon 2021. Badge refunds will start processing shortly but please be aware that due to the number of refunds involved it will likely be a couple weeks before all refunds are processed.

We appreciate your support for Naka-Kon and we will see you in 2021!

Iron Fic

​Are you prepared for the battle of your literary life? Sharpen your pencils, refill your ink, and stretch that wrist, because Iron Fic Naka-Kon is back! Join us for one grueling hour of creative writing tension. Can you make your fanfiction stand above the rest and earn the title of Iron Fic Champion?


  1. Writers will be given a prompt, after which they will have one hour to write their submission.
  2. Entries must be fanfiction based on works of Japanese origin. Anime, manga, video game, and band (J-rock/J-pop) fandoms are all acceptable. Original characters are allowed, but not completely original settings.
  3. Pens and paper will be available, but you may bring your own.
  4. Electronic entries are also acceptable! You may bring a tablet/laptop to use and submit your work at the end of contest time. Please be prepared with a USB drive as Wi-Fi may not be available in the contest room to email your work.
  5. While the writing time is only 1 hour, the contest appears on the schedule as 1.5 hours to account for handing out materials, presenting this year’s prompt, and collecting entries.
  6. Winners will be announced and receive their prizes during Closing Ceremonies.
  7. Naka-Kon reserves the right to limit entries at the judges’ discretion to ensure sufficient time to read and evaluate each entry.