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Naka-Kon is an annual 3-day convention, celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, music, fashion, gaming, and more! Every year, we bring your favorite voice actors, musicians, cosplayers, artists, designers, and industry experts to the Overland Park Convention Center. Catch guest panels and performances, be part of our cosplay competitions, enter contests, and learn about working in the anime, manga, and music industries. We’re thrilled to provide a truly Japanese experience, including not just anime, manga, and cosplay, but also culture. Naka-Kon brings Japan to the Midwest in an authentic way, from panels about language, food, and the symbolism behind your favorite stories to saké tastings and cultural festivals. We also host a variety of fan panels, so you can celebrate the fandoms you love with people just like you! Each year also brings an interactive story event where you, the attendees, play a role. Prove your athletic prowess in the Naka Warrior Challenge or test your bravery in a 100 Ghost Night challenge! Don’t miss out on a ton of fun with special events and live performances!

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Recent Meetups

  • November 19 · 12:00 PM

    Join us for our November staff meeting!

    8 Members

    We are inviting anyone who is interested in working as a volunteer, convention assistant or staff member at Naka-Kon 2017 to join us for the November staff meeting.... Learn more

  • July 31 · 11:00 AM

    Re-Kon 2016

    25 Members

    Naka-Kon's annual summer picnic is back! Join us for Re-Kon 2016, July 31 at Shawnee Mission Park (Shelter 8). Come catch up with all your friends from Naka, and enjoy... Learn more

  • July 16 · 2:30 PM

    Naka-Kon July Staff Meeting

    3 Members

    Time to start planning Naka-Kon 2017. Directors will bring everyone up to speed on the plans made so far, and we will be screening video from last year's convention.

  • March 6 · 3:00 PM

    Final Staff All Call Meeting

    4 Members

    This will be the last all staff meeting before Naka-Kon 2016. If you would like to volunteer to help, this is the place to be. After the short general session, sectors... Learn more

  • February 6 · 3:00 PM

    Join us for the Naka-Kon February Staff Meeting!

    4 Members

    We are inviting anyone who is interested in working as a volunteer, convention assistant or staff member at Naka-Kon 2016 to join us for the February staff meeting. We... Learn more

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