March 13–15, 2020
Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel

Ticketed Events

Naka-Kon hosts several special ticketed events every year. These events require an additional ticket that can be purchased ahead of time.

Charity Ball

Join us for an evening of formal-wear fun and support Naka-kon's charities. Tickets are $10 per person at Event Ticketing and make sure you read the dress code because it is enforced. The dress code is described below. Masks are not required.

Dance lessons will be provided on Friday and Saturday prior to the ball. Staff dancers will also be present to teach attendees how to dance during the event.

Cos-lesque! (18+)

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.

Homemade Sushi 101

Sushi is not just a roll with seaweed or rice ball with raw fish on top. You can create your own sushi with the ingredients you like. This course will go over the easiest way to make sushi for everyone, and attendees will be able to enjoy the sushi that they make after the course.

Lolita Tea Party

Naka-Kon would like to invite you to join us for tea and sweets at our Lolita Tea Party! All attendees of the Lolita Tea Party are required to appear in fully coordinated formal wear. This includes Japanese Street Fashion styles such as Elegant Gothic Lolita, Elegant Gothic Aristocrat, Shironuri, Cult Party Kei, Otome, Dolly Kei, and Ouji/Boystyle. It is encouraged to wear something by Metamorphose to show support and thanks for the brand joining us this year.

Maid Café

We would like to welcome you to the Naka-Kon Maid Café! Sit back and relax as our charming staff takes care of you. Enjoy a snack and tea, games, and a dance performed by our maids. Feel free to converse with your maid and other guests! We’ll be sure that you’ll have a wonderful time.

Wagashi — Japanese Sweets

Wagashi traditional Japanese sweets have evolved over centuries, influenced first by Chinese culture and later by Western confections. While adaptation of new ingredients and techniques from other cultures was an important aspect of the development of Japanese sweets, the Japanese have incorporated their own artistic sense, creativity, and sensitivity to seasonal changes into their confectioneries and refined them as wagashi. Today, wagashi continues to be an integral part of Japanese culture and has begun to draw more interest and attention from overseas. This presentation introduces various types of wagashi produced in Japan and discusses their cultural meanings and significance. We also explain what makes wagashi distinct from Western confections by focusing on ingredients, cooking methods and techniques, and their designs as expressions of natural beauty and seasonal changes. Participants may taste samples of summer-themed wagashi and tea made by Bimi Bakery, LLC during the presentation.

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