Sunday, February 20, 2011

Naka-Kon Anime Convention this Weekend!

Kansas City’s Premier Anime Convention takes over the Hyatt Regency Crown Center.

Naka-Kon Anime Convention is a three-day convention that allows anime fans, also known as otaku, from across the country to gather and learn about anime and Japanese culture. It has no headquarters, and is run by a staff of uncompensated volunteers, many of whom are students and most of whom live in the greater Kansas City area.  The convention was founded by members of the University of Kansas Anime Club in 2005. It was a one-day, free event funded by the club and the University of Kansas Student Senate.

Naka-Kon hosts a wide variety of events that appeal to all attendees, from veteran anime fans to those who are new to anime and Japanese culture. Game Shows offer attendees with an abundance of Japanese and anime-related knowledge with which to test their wits while simultaneously offering newcomers a glimpse into this popular subculture.

Our large Gaming Room features many different console games with games in both English and Japanese in addition to tabletop games which allow attendees to come together to solve problems while having fun. Contests let attendees demonstrate their talent through creation of stories, anime music videos (AMVs), and other forms of media.

Dozens of entertaining and educational Panels hosted by Naka-Kon staff, knowledgeable volunteers, and prominent American voice actors and manga artists are held throughout the weekend. We also host a Cosplay, or costume, contest on each day of the convention, with the main Masquerade competition on Saturday night and smaller Hall Cosplay contests on Friday and Sunday. In addition to these exciting events, we offer 24-hour anime showing rooms.

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