Registration for Press Access is now live! Please review the Press Relations Procedures and Policies for 2016. Press interested in covering NekoCon should apply in advance. The deadline is August 31, 2016.
Please read the requirements for the application carefully. If your application is missing anything, it will be denied.
Panelists! We are now accepting submissions for panels and workshops for NekoCon 2016!
Please keep in mind that successful completion of the form does not guarantee that your idea will be selected. Once the submission period closes all entries will be put before a selection committee. The committee will choose which submissions will be accepted. Please complete all sections of the form to the best of your ability, and please refer to the Panel & Workshop FAQ before emailing with a question.
Submissions will close on October 1, 2016.
Please join us in welcoming voice actor Mike McFarland for NekoCon 19!
Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, Amon in Tokyo Ghoul, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as many others.
Visit our Guests page to learn more about Mike and our other guests!
We are excited to announce our Friday concert along with some exclusive opportunities! This year NekoCon will be the first to host VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project!
The VOCAMERICA Concert Project is a live holographic musical event featuring English and Western vocal synthesizers.
The goal of the Kickstarter is to help fund the further production of the VOCAMERICA live concert. This is the first attempt to bring the Western and English VOCALOIDS to the public through a live performance!
Make sure to check out the Kickstarter, because there are some exclusive, limited NekoCon perks up for grabs – including the “Full Access Reward Package” which includes a three-day/two-night stay at the SOLD OUT Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads Hotel, Spa & Convention Center along with other rewards!
So check out the Kickstarter today and we’ll see you in November!
Exhibitor information is now available for NekoCon 2016. Please visit the corresponding tabs to learn more!
Attendees! Check out our currently confirmed exhibitors so you can start preparing your shopping list!
The application period for REGULAR tables are now OPEN! Please remember that regular applications are lottery only. Make sure to review the artist alley page and the Artist Alley FAQ before submitting your application!
The application will be open through Tuesday, May 31, at 11:59 PM EST. We look forward to seeing your submissions!
The application period for PRO-ROW tables are now OPEN! Please remember that pro-row applications are JURIED only. The application will be open through Tuesday, May 3, at 11:59 PM EST, so ACT FAST! Make sure to review the artist alley page and as there have been a few changes made since last year.
Registration for NekoCon 19 is now available through EventBrite!
Please keep in mind that only members of NekoCon are eligible to attend. All events and areas of the convention center are for members only. NekoCon memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that you will not receive a refund if you are unable to attend NekoCon.
You may be asking yourself “why should I pre-register?” Benefits include early check-in Thursday night, allowing you to skip the registration line on Friday or Saturday. If you do check-in on Friday or Saturday the line is faster. In addition, your membership helps us prepare for the event and special projects while saving you money!
We hope to see you this year!
Now that Spring has sprung and we’re out of hibernation, it’s time for another guest announcement! Please welcome voice actor Lisle Wilkerson!
Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does voice work is done in both English and Japanese. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro (Tekken series), Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter series, as well as Shenmue II.
To learn more about Lisle and the other guests joining us this year, click here!
We have just received word this morning that our main hotel for NekoCon, the Embassy Suites by Hilton, is completely booked! We will keep our link live just in case rooms become available. With that in mind, we have opened up a second overflow block at the Hampton Inn by Hilton, which begin at $99 a night (before taxes and fees).
To check out more information about the hotel and other lodging options, please our Hotels page!