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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!

Cos-lesque! (18+)

Cottonwood 3, Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

A cosplay burlesque show inspired by Japanese pop culture! This is an 18+ event.

What is Burlesque?

Burlesque is a theatrical presentation set to music and usually involving strip tease. It can be sexy, gory, funny, emotional, and so much more! Burlesque is for every BODY (18+) - regardless of size, race, gender, age, ability, body shape or sexual orientation. At Naka-Kon, there will be no full nudity, however you will see some skin. If that makes you uncomfortable in any way, we advise you not attend.

Expectations and Etiquette

This is an 18+ ticketed event so attendees will need to provide proof of ticket purchase as well as present their 18+ wristband at the door. See details on event registration below. Respectful audience participation is encouraged! If you like something you see, cheer! Clap! We want to hear your appreciation! But please don't have conversations during the routine - it's very distracting to the performers and we want them to be able to give you the best show possible. We also recommend watching with your eyes and not through your cell phone. Bringing cash for tips is also encouraged and appreciated, but not expected.

Physical Contact

Do not touch anyone, performer or patron, without their consent. Our performers are contractually obligated to obtain your consent before touching you as well. If giving tips, please ask for permission before touching any of the performers. Naka-Kon Harassment policies apply to both attendees and performers.

Behavioral Expectations:

GENERAL NAKA-KON POLICIES AND BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS APPLY! This is a safe space for EVERYONE. Racism, sexism, body shaming, and harassment of any kind are grounds for removal from the event, and if necessary, from the convention. If you have questions or concerns about a performer or another audience member, please contact access control or a nearby staff person.

Event Registration and Ticketing:

Please purchase tickets for Coslesque through the Eventbrite link. You will need to verify that you are at least 18 years of age or older. Tickets are $20.

Only one ticket per attendee can be purchased. If you would like to attend with friends, please have them purchase their own tickets.

A Naka-Kon 2020 convention membership badge is required to attend this event. Visit this link to purchase you membership badge

After picking up your Naka-Kon attendee badge at-kon, you will need to bring your Eventbrite receipt with you to the Event Tickets table, located in Exhibit Hall A, where you will be issued a ticket for the event. Do not lose your ticket!

You will need to obtain an 18+ wristband from Access Control at-kon. You will not be able to enter the Burlesque show without a ticket, Naka-Kon badge and an 18+ wristband. Wristbands will be available at the Access Control table located in the Sheraton Cottonwood Prefunction Area.

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

Get your Ticket Here!