Naka-Kon

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Naka-Kon
Status Active
Genre Anime
Venue Overland Park Convention Center
Location(s) Overland Park, Kansas
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Attendance 7,697 in 2014
Website
http://www.naka-kon.com/

Naka-Kon is an annual three day anime convention held during March at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. The convention is within the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically features contests, game shows, panels, showings, vendor booths, video game rooms, and workshops.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Naka-Kon was founded in 2005 by members of the University of Kansas Anime Club.[1][2] The convention moved to the Overland Park Convention Center in 2012.[4]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 17, 2005 University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
300[5]
March 4-5, 2006 University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, and Caitlin Glass.[6]
March 2-4, 2007 Hilton Kansas City Airport
Kansas City, Missouri
1,529 Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Steve Blum, Caitlin Glass, Rob Mungle, Dustin Reudelhuber, and Angela Von Huber.[7]
February 8-10, 2008 Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri
2,091 Chris Bevins, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Taliesin Jaffe, Dustin Reudelhuber, Chris Sabat, Sonny Strait, Angela Von Huber, and Kari Wahlgren.[8]
March 13-15, 2009 Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri
3,135 Yamila Abraham, Amelie Belcher, Leah Clark, Chuck Huber, K-State Yosakoi, LeetStreet Boys, Kevin McKeever, Brina Palencia, Chris Patton, Dustin Reudelhuber, and Angela Von Huber.[9]
February 19-21, 2010 Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri
4,084 Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Shion Francois, Kyle Hebert, K-State Yosakoi, Kojokan Shinbutai, Yumi Kwaguchi, M. Alice LeGrow, Peelander-Z, Wendy Powell, Dustin Reudelhuber, Eric Vale, Angela Von Huber, and Tommy Yune.[10]
February 18-20, 2011 Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri
4,684 Alsdead, Amelie Belcher, Tristen Citrine, Daniel Coglan, Gavin Goszka, Clarine Harp, Kojokan Shinbutai, Brina Palencia, Dustin Reudelhuber, Patrick Seitz, DJ Sephiroth, J. Michael Tatum, Angela Von Huber, and Eric Wile.[11]
February 10-12, 2012 Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas[4]
Amelie Belcher, Blood Stain Child, Steven Blum, Aleathia Burns, Chris Cason, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Quinton Flynn, Yaya Han, DJ Infam0us, Wendee Lee, Nina Matsumoto, and Take One Productions.[12]
March 15-17, 2013 Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Christine Marie Cabanos, Richard Epcar, Kyle Hebert, Catherine L. Jones, Tony Oliver, and Nobuo Uematsu.[13]
March 14-16, 2014 Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas
7,697 Amelie Belcher, Ben Bell, Chaka Cumberbatch, DESTROSE, Kevin McKeever, Scott McNeil, Atelier Pierrot, DJ Reeves, Revolution Boi, Monica Rial, Michelle Ruff, Team Whatever Cosplay, Travis Willingham, DJ Willis, and Steve Yun.[14]
March 13-15, 2015[15] Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naka-Kon books Blood Stain Child as musical guest for 2012". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ a b Farr, Courtney (2006-03-03). "U. Kansas club hopes to spread Anime fever". University Daily Kansan. 
  3. ^ Kim, Sean (2013-03-20). "Naka-Kon a place of growth and diversity". The Current Online. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b Shain, Nathan (2012-02-10). "Anime fans convene in Overland Park". KSHB. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Naka-Kon 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Naka-Kon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Naka-Kon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Naka-Kon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Naka-Kon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Naka-Kon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Naka-Kon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  12. ^ "Naka-Kon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  13. ^ "Naka-Kon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  14. ^ "Naka-Kon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  15. ^ "Naka-Kon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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Coordinates: 38°55′42″N 94°39′19″W / 38.92833°N 94.65528°W / 38.92833; -94.65528