Registration

Name Badges

Naka-Kon attendees are considered members of the convention. As a member of the convention, you will receive a name badge that grants you admission to the vendors room, artist alley, game room, panels, dances concert and other activities. Some activities, such as the Maid Cafe, require an additional fee and are not included in your regular registration. Also, some events require participants to be age 18 or older. Your badge is not proof of age. Photo identification will be required at the door before entering any convention activity with age restrictions.

A parent or guardian with a convention badge must accompany children 12 and younger at all times.

Name badges must be worn on your person at all times while in the convention space and must be surrendered to any staff member upon request. Naka-Kon reserves the right to revoke the badge of anyone who refuses to abide by convention rules. A complete list of convention rules can be found in the convention program book or at Naka-Kon Rules on the website.

In order to attend, you must purchase a membership online or by mail during pre-registration, or at the convention.

During pre-registration, you may purchase a membership online using a credit card or your PayPal account, or you can download a PDF of your completed registration form and mail it, along with a check or money order to:
Naka-Kon Anime Convention
Attn: Registration
11184 Antioch Rd. #344
Overland Park, KS 66210

Please remember your registration can not be finalized until payment is received.

Be sure to provide an accurate and working e-mail address when you submit your registration form. We will use that address to send you a confirmation e-mail message. You will need to bring a copy of the confirmation message when you arrive at the convention to pick up your name badge.

Click to register for Naka-Kon 2015

Ages

  • Adult: Age 13 and Up
  • Child: Age 6–12 (Children 12 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult badge holder.)

VIP Badges

A limited number (100) VIP Badges will be available until supplies run out or the close of pre-registration on Jan. 25, 2015. The benefits of the VIP badge are:

  • Special VIP Supporter Naka-Kon T-Shirt
  • Special Badge and Lanyard
  • Express line for Registration Will Call
  • Ability to skip to front of lines for events for which VIP badge holders arrive at least 15 minutes early (autograph sessions, dance party, formal ball).
  • Access to Kon Suite
  • Early access to Vendor Room

See the table below for prices and deadlines. This fee option would not be limited to attendees staying in the Sheraton. The Kon Supporter program will still be available for attendees staying in the Sheraton.

Military Discount

A discount for active duty members of the US armed forces will be available for sale at the convention. The purchaser must show an official military id card indicating that he or she is currently a member of a branch of the US armed forces. The discount does not extend to dependents. Because of legal restrictions on making copies of military id badges, this discount is only available at the door. See the table below for prices.

Online Full Rate

If you miss Late Pre-Registration, but would still like to register online, you can do so at full "at-convention" rates until February 25, 2015. After that date, all further membership badges must be purchased on site at the convention.

Badge Prices

Online Full Rate (ends February 28, 2015)
Child Badge: $15.00
Adult Badge: $50.00
Group Rate is not available.
At Door Full Weekend
Child Badge: $15.00
Adult Badge: $50.00
Group Rate is not available at the door.
Military Discount Full Weekend
Adult Badge: $30.00
Military discount is only available at the door.

Single Day Badges

(Please note: Single day badges are not available in advance and must be purchased at the convention on the day the badge will be used.)
                       

Child (12 and under), any single day: $10.00
Adult Friday Only: $25.00
Adult Saturday Only: $30.00
Adult Sunday Only: $20.00

Single day badges may be upgraded to a full weekend badge by visiting the Registration desk and paying the difference.

Acceptable ID

ID for attendees ages 18 and older must be an acceptable form of photo identification, which can include: driver's license, passport, or state photo ID. Attendees age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult badge holder at all times while at the convention.

How to Pay

You may pay for your badge by cash or credit card. No personal checks can be accepted. We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Credit card transactions at the convention will be charged a $2 convenience fee.

Lost Badges

Your badge is valuable and it is your responsibility to keep it secure. Naka-Kon will not refund or replace badges that are lost or stolen. Attendees who lose their badges must purchase a replacement badge to re-enter the convention.

 

Badge Pick-Up

Pre-registration name badges can be picked up at the Registration Will Call table starting at 4 p.m, Thursday, March 12, in Exhibit Hall A of the Overland Park Convention Center. Badge pick up will also be available daily March 13–15. Visit this link to see our hours of operation.

Individual Name Badges

  • Watch for signs indicating which pick up lane you should use. Pick up lanes will be organized alphabetically by last names (A–F, G–L, M–S, T–Z & Groups).
  • As a courtesy to others in line, be sure to have your confirmation message and ID ready when you pick up your badge.
  • Attendees age 18 and older, must present an acceptable form of photo identification, which can include: driver's license, passport, or state photo ID.
  • Attendees 17 years of age and younger need only bring a copy of their confirmation e-mail message.
  • Attendees age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult badge holder at all times while at the convention.

Group Pre-Registrations

Group badges can be picked up at the Will Call table in Exhibit Hall A starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 12. and daily during the convention.

Group leaders must pick up badges for their entire group. If the group leader can not be present to pick their group's badges, the leader must designate an alternate to collect that group's badges. The group leader must inform Naka-Kon Registration in writing by letter or e-mail before noon of March 1, 2015 if they will be designating an alternate.

Group members may NOT pick up badges individually. It is the responsibility of the group leader and group members to coordinate distribution of the badges among the group.

Group leaders, or the designated alternate, must present the following items to pick up their group badges:

  • A copy of the group confirmation e-mail sent to the group leader; and
  • Front and back photocopy (or scan) of each attendee's acceptable identification.

ID for attendees ages 18 and older must be an acceptable form of photo identification, which can include: driver's license, passport, or state photo ID. Attendees 17 years of age and younger need only be included in the roster listed in the group confirmation email. Attendees age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult badge holder at all times while at the convention.

Registration Schedule

Registration services will be located in Exhibit Hall A of the Overland Park Convention Center.

Thursday, March 12
Will Call (Pre-registration)
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Badge Sales 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 13
Will Call & Badge Sales
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
Will Call & Badge Sales
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 15
Will Call & Badge Sales
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Changes to this schedule subject to change at the convention committee’s discretion.

FAQ

When are the deadlines for pre-registration?

  • Early pre-registration closes Oct 14, 2014
  • Regular pre-registration closes Nov. 16, 2014
  • Late pre-registration closes Jan. 25, 2015
  • Online Full Door Rate online registration closes Feb. 28, 2015

See Badge Prices for price information.

I have pre-registered, why haven't I gotten an e-mail confirmation message yet?

Confirmation e-mail messages were sent to all of the e-mail addresses given on the online registration form. However, some of these addresses are undeliverable due to typos, closed accounts and other issues beyond our control. When you register, make sure you give us a working e-mail address where we can contact you.

I got a receipt by e-mail from PayPal when I pre-registered. Is that my confirmation message?

No. That is your online transaction receipt. You will receive a message with a confirmation code and other information from Naka-Kon Registration within about a week of your online registration. If you don't get one, e-mail us at registration@naka-kon.com.

Are group registration specials available?

Group discounts will be available online until Jan. 25, 2015. No group registrations will be available during Full Rate online registration or at the convention.

I am registered as part of a group, can I pick up just my badge?

Group members may NOT pick up badges individually. It is the responsibility of the group leader and group members to coordinate distribution of the badges among the group.

I have 6 people (or less) in my group. Can I still get a group discount?

No. Group discounts are only available for 7 people or more.

Where and when can I pick up my badge?

You can pick up your badge at the Registration Will Call desk during the convention. Visit this link for more information.

What if I lose my badge?

Your badge is valuable and it is your responsibility to keep it secure. Naka-Kon will not refund or replace badges that are lost or stolen. Attendees who lose their badges must purchase a replacement badge to re-enter the convention.

My friend asked me to pick up/purchase their badge. What do I need to bring?

You may pick up pre-registration badges for other people with a front and back photocopy of your friend's ID (see above for acceptable IDs).

You may also purchase badges for friends at Naka-Kon with a front and back photocopy of their ID.

Why aren't the badges cheaper?

Each badge allows the holder to experience a full weekend or full day of activities and events. Professional sporting and entertainment events with similar or higher prices may only last two to three hours, and not have as wide a spectrum of activities. In addition, all badge purchases go directly to funding the convention to pay for hotel space, purchasing panel and event equipment, and accommodating special guests. Badge costs for each year are based on the cost of running the convention and the number of people expected to attend. To save a few dollars, we highly recommend pre-registering.

All I really want to go to is the [place your choice of event/area here]. Can I just pay for that and not pay for the full badge?

No. This would cause many challenges in both the production and operation of the convention. We understand that the value of a badge and what one can get out of it will change from person to person. However, we highly recommend that you attend other panels and events. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

I already bought my badge, but I can't make it to Naka-Kon! Can I get a refund?

No. All sales are final and we do not offer refunds no matter the reason. Although purchasing pre-registration badges does save you money, we recommend that you wait to purchase the badge until you are sure that your schedule and finances will work out for that weekend.

Can I give or sell my badge to someone else?

You may give or sell your badge to someone who can attend, but you must request a Badge Transfer form from Naka-Kon Registration, then submit the completed form so we can transfer the registration. If the transfer is not in our records, the recipient will not be able to pick up the badge.

The FAQ section didn't have the answer to my question. Who should I contact?

Please e-mail the Director of Registration at registration@naka-kon.com.