Now that Nekocon 17 has come to an end we are excited to announce the dates, theme, and location for Nekocon 18!
Nekocon will be returning to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, November 6-8, 2015! We will be taking you on a Magic Carpet Ride, so look forward to all the fun and exciting announcements.
As always, please feel free to email comments, critiques, suggestions, and compliments to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with pre-registration badge pick-up tonight. Thank you for bearing with us!
Varekai by Cirque du Soleil will be performing next week at the Hampton Coliseum, and they have some fun surprises in store for us this weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center! Interested in seeing the show on opening night for FREE? We will be giving away two pairs of tickets at Jez Roth ‘s panel, “Cirque du Soleil: A Costumer’s Dream” on Saturday at 11am in Panel Room 3. If you miss your chance there we will also be auctioning off a pair in our charity auction with all proceeds going to our charity, ShelterBox.
NekoCon has lost two valuable staffers and friends this past year.
A small dedication for Daniel Taraschke, or Big Danny T as we knew him, will take place during opening ceremonies, Friday, November 7th.
A small dedication for Lee Herring will take place during the Masquerade, Saturday, November 8th.
Cards can be found for them in room 205 for you to sign at your leisure over the course of the weekend and will be given to their families after the convention. We encourage you to add art, photos, or notes to the cards, which will later be given to their families.
A memorial gathering will be held for them both in Panel 2 on Saturday afternoon from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We ask that your favorite photos of our parted staffers to be placed in the card.
Lovely Heart’s Message to NekoCon!
We have a very special message for you from our friends at Lovely Heart Maid Cafe! If you’re joining us for pre-registration badge pick up this Thursday then you’ll be able to meet some of these wonderful maids since they’ll be joining us… to hype up the line! You can join them for lunch at Cyprus Grille at Embassy Suites on Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 3:00pm with last seating at 2:00pm. There will be no reservations taken, so make sure to arrive early.
“NekoCon would like to offer its deepest condolences to the friends, family, and all those who knew and loved Daniel Taraschke. Big Danny T has been a con fixture for a very long time, and if you’ve been to a convention on the east coast chances are you have run into him, or had your picture snapped by him at some point. Not only did the convention world lose a wonderful staffer and avid fan, but a wonderful friend. To everyone who knew him, Danny was one of the most loyal, generous friends you could ask for. Always there to lend an ear or offer advice, always thinking of the happiness of others before himself. He loved people and they loved him in return, and while gone far too soon, we can take a small comfort in knowing that he tried to enjoy his life to the fullest each and every day. Many of us met each other through the efforts of Danny T and he always brightened a room with his booming comedic charm. The party truly didn’t start until he arrived. But as we grieve we know the entertainer in Danny would want the show to go on. Rest in peace, brother, the world has truly dimmed with your parting.”
Kelly Gable, Chairman, and all of the staff here at NekoCon.
There will be a dedication in Danny T’s honor during Opening Ceremonies on Friday. We will also have a card available for all to sign in room 205 (Medical) across from main events. We would be grateful if you would take a moment to share your thoughts and condolences with the family. If you have artwork or pictures you would like us to pass along you may leave them with the card.
Danny T would have wanted the show to go on, so let’s have the best year ever for him!
Sign-ups for the Hyper Karaoke Battle Royale have closed! Thank you for all of the entries we’ve received! If you’ve signed-up, you will be hearing from us very soon about your confirmation. Stay tuned!
For the rest of you, we’ll see you Friday night in Panel 2 at 6pm! Let’s sing and dance the night away!
Our Lovely Lolitas, join us in the Red Queen’s garden on Sunday, November 9, for a picnic and croquet tournament. Come eat, play, and chat with others dressed in Lolitia, Aristocrat, and Ouji fashion. Beginners are welcome to join the festivities. You might even win a prize from a local indie brand.
Not a Lolita, but want to learn more? A Lolita Fashion 101 panel is scheduled for Saturday at 9 pm. We would love to see you there!
We know you’re ready to start planning for an excited weekend, so to help you out we’ve released our schedule! Please note that the schedule is subject to change with or without notice, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated with all the latest greatness!
Curious as what to expect at the panels and workshops? Then make sure to read up on their descriptions!
Calling all Chibi Neko’s!! We are adding the final touches for Chibi Neko Programming track. This will be a special place for the little ones to have a good time with kid friendly activities including arts & crafts, kid friendly videos, games and special activities specifically for those under 10 throughout the weekend.
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See you all soon =^.^=