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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 membership@naka-kon.com.

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!

Gaming

Hours of Operation

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gaming is a major industry in Japan, and it’s safe to say that many anime fans know their way around a controller. Such a sizable community deserves an equally massive venue in which to carry on and compete with fellow gamers, and Naka-Kon is the best place to virtually smash, stomp, and shred with friends both current and soon-to-be. Come visit our gaming space which will features consoles, arcade machines, tabletop games, card games, tournaments, and more, spanning all seven Courtyard Rooms at the Overland Park Convention Center. For all the information you need, see below, and be sure to register if you have not already, as Kon badges are required to join in on the fun!

A priority of the Naka-Kon Game Room is to foster an environment of camaraderie and friendly competition.

To this end, we ask that Kon guests exercise common courtesy and politeness — ask before joining games, pass your controller to another guest after playing for 10–15 minutes, be gracious in both victory and defeat. Children age 10 and under must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What are you excited to play? Which of your friends needs to get bopped? Call out your rivals in the comments, and remember, all you need is your Weekend Membership to enter the Naka-Kon Arcade.

Naka-Kon Gaming has more surprises in store for you. Keep your eyes out for more gaming announcements!

Tokyo Attack returns for Naka-Kon 2020!

Challenge your friends to a variety of the latest and greatest direct from Japan. These Rare-In-America games are brought to you by Tokyo Attack!

  • DANCERUSH STARDOM
  • Initial D ARCADE STAGE Zero (2 Cabinets)
  • Tank!Tank!Tank! (2 Cabinets)
  • DanceDanceRevolution
  • StepManiaX
  • DanceEvolution ARCADE
  • jubeat (4 Cabinets)
  • SOUND VOLTEX
  • Taiko no Tatsujin (2 Cabinets)
  • maimai (2 Cabinets)
  • CHUNITHM (2 Cabinets)
  • Neon FM
  • SCOTTO
  • BISHI BASHI CHANNEL
  • Hatsune Mikue Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone
  • Mobile Suite Gundam: Extreme Versus Maxi Boost ON (4 Cabinets)

Psychic Drive is returning to Naka-Kon 2020!

Based in Michigan, Psychic Drive specializes in multiple selection of retro gaming in the form of American or Japanese Cabinets. The games that they are bring are listed below:

  • Super Monkey Ball
  • F-Zero AX
  • VirtuaOn
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2
  • Capcom vs SNK 2
  • Tetris the Grandmaster 3
  • Windjammers
  • Mr. Driller 2
  • Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
  • Darkstalkers
  • Ikaruga
  • Puzzle Bobble
  • PowerStone 2

Come see Pachinko Fever at Naka-Kon 2020!

Pachinko Fever will be returning with their pachinko parlor with an assorted selection of pachinko machines. Please note, Pachinko Fever will require an additional cost to play, but just like in Japan, your Pachinko Balls can be exchanged for prizes! Come check them out!

Welcome back to Naka-Kon, Japanime Games!

Japanime Games is well known for localizing some of the biggest board and trading card games from Japan to the western audience. They will have a huge assortment of games such as Tanto Cuore, Heart of Crown, Sword Art Line, and will be bringing a future product with the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. 

Industry Guests

In the Overland Park Convention Center Pre-Function space, there will be a variety of organizations that are promoting their products and events throughout the year. Please check them out!

Tabletop Information

Feral Events will be our tabletop providers for Naka-Kon 2020. Feral Events is known for their huge rental library of board games, as well as teaching board and Trading Card Games. Feral Events will also multiple members in their area for gaming assistance in any form. They are also responsible for the few Trading Card Game tournaments, including Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic the Gathering, Final Fantasy TCG, and more. Feral Events will also be holding multiple Dungeons & Dragons sessions this year. If you are wanting to run your own campaign, or card game, you may do so.  Check-In with the team to learn about times and open space regarding these sessions.

Along with multiple Trading Card Game tournaments, Feral Events will also be running a Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield tournament on Saturday! The tournament will follow the official Pokemon VGC Rules. Sign-Ups and times will be posted in the Tabletop Room in Courtyard 7.  The rules are located here.

All dates and times for tournaments and Dungeons & Dragons sessions will be located in the Tabletop Room in Courtyard 7.

Tournament Play

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Naka-Kon’s biggest tournament will be returning this year! Along with multiple setups within the Tournament room, we will be running a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament that’ll take place on multiple days, due to the size of the attendees wanting to participate. 

This year, we will be using the tool, Smash.gg to run and document the upcoming tournament. If you are interested and want to sign up in advance, please sign-in/register, and join the tournament!

If you would like to sign up in advance, please register your account and join the tournaments of choice here. If you need assistance with registering, please locate one of our tournament organizers, and they will be willing to help you.

Additional Pool information, Rules, and Registration help will be located in Courtyard 3.

Other Video Game Tournaments

Not into Smash Bros? Don’t worry. Naka-Kon will be hosting a number of other tournaments this year:

Friday

  • 8:00 PM - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • 8:00 PM - Tekken 7

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 11:00 AM - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • 1:00 PM - Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late:[cl-r]
  • 1:00 PM - Blazblue Cross Tag Battle
  • 4:00 PM - Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • 4:00 PM - Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • 7:00 PM - Dragon Ball FighterZ

(Note: times may be subjected to change.)

Additional Pool information, Rules, and Registration help will be located in Courtyard 3.

If you would like to sign up in advance, please register your account and join the tournaments of choice here. If you need assistance with registering, please locate one of our tournament organizers, and they will be willing to help you.

All tournaments are free to enter, so come out and complete, meet new people, and get to the top and win some prizes! Hope to see you there!

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