Schedule is LIVE!

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!

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The Chibi Neko Returns!

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.


Hours of Operations:
Friday: 10AM-8PM
Saturday: 10AM-8PM
Sunday: 10AM-2PM

See you all soon =^.^=

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Maid Cafe Hours of Operation!

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

We are very excited to announce that our Maid Cafe will be returning for not just one, but TWO days this year!

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe will be serving at the Cyprus Grille Restaurant in the Embassy Suites (right next door to the Hampton Roads Convention Center) from 11am-3pm on Friday and Saturday (last seating at 2pm)! There will be no reservations this year, so make sure to take some time to visit them!

For more information about the cafe, please their page!


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Registration Update

The deadline for pre-registration is October 20 for mail in (group and individual) and October 31 for online.


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Cosplay Announcement!

Cosplay Masquerade Registration is CLOSED! All 30 slots have been filled! 5 additional slots will be available at the convention, so visit the Cosplay information table across from main events!

Also,  our newest contest, Hall Costume Craftsmanship Contest, is still open and registration will be taken at the door on a first come first serve basis. 

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Gym Leader’s Challenge is BACK!

Future Pokémon masters! Are you ready to take on the Gym Leader’s Challenge?(=^w^=) It’s back for a second year, this time being hosted in the Video Game Room!

Itching to get some training in? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, September 27, and visit us at Discover Teas in Newport News to battle fellow trainers and even a few gym gym leaders!

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There are only NINE slots open for online Masquerade Registration! Make sure to get your entry in today, because there’s only five slots open at con!

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Guest Announcement: Jason Charles Miller


We are very excited to announce that Jason C. Miller will be attending NekoCon 17! His credits include Guy (Street Fighter series), Jin (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit), and Robert Kendo (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles).

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Dance Announcement: DJ Arcade




Kicking off Saturday night’s dance is our brand new event, DJ ARCADE! Each of these three DJs will get 30 minutes to incorporate a popular video game theme into their entire set. The game theme will be assigned a month prior to the event so that they have time to create an awesome set!

Make sure to dance your way over to the Saturday Night DJ section to learn all about these wonderful DJs, preview their music, and even get a sneak peak at who else is joining them on Saturday evening!

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Featured Panelist Announcement: Lord Ramirez

Lord Ramirez

Please join us in welcoming back featured panelist, Lord Ramirez! He has been presenting panels at various sci-fi and anime conventions over the last ten years, with some of his topics including costuming, make-up, steampunk, and Japanese culture. We are very excited to have him returning this year!

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