Programming: Online Schedule Now LIVE!

The online schedule is now live!

We are using Sched again this year, which will allow you to create a login (if you haven’t already) and create your own schedule which you can share via social media!

If you missed the pre-registration deadline we have extended online sales until Wednesday, November 2. You can visit the registration page, or the “tickets” tab in Sched. Cost is at-door pricing plus the Eventbrite fee, but you will be able to pick up your badge as early as Thursday evening.

Less than ONE WEEK!

Featured Panelist: Game Guy

Game Guy

Please welcome back featured panelist Game Guy for NekoCon 19!

Jason aka the “Game Guy” is excited to return to NekoCon for his fifth year to the convention. He will be hosting two versions of his “NekoCon Game Show hosted by Game Guy.” Contestants will be picked from the audience to play crazy games for prizes and there will be door prizes at each game show for attendees. So don’t miss either show!

He will also be in the Video Game Room hosting “Surprise Game Tournaments” all weekend. You don’t need to be an expert in the game to sign up, in fact you won’t even have to know which game you’ll be playing when you do. So everyone should be at the same level. Everyone who participates will get a prize, so be sure to sign up at the Virginia Lottery tent before all the spaces fill up.

All games, fun and prizes from Game Guy are sponsored by the Virginia Lottery. We’re Game!

Programming: Karaoke Open for Submissions!

Hours have been spent rehearsing. Many nights have gone by filled with dreams of the coveted microphone trophy. It’s time once again for NekoCon’s Hyper Karaoke Battle Royale!

This year’s contest will be on Friday, November 4, from 6-10PM in Panel 1. Sign-ups will be from October 3rd thru October 24th. In order for a happy, smooth, and successful contest this year, please visit and read through the page before signing up! Sign-ups will be ONLINE ONLY for the first 25 entries. No at-con entries will be accepted.

Programming: Panels & Workshops Submission Deadline

Panelists! The deadline for panels and workshops submissions for NekoCon 2016 is rapidly approaching! Make sure to get your submission in by Saturday, October, 1, for consideration! 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.

Programming: Dreamy Hearts Host Club

New for this year we are excited to officially announce that we will have our first ever host club! Please welcome Dreamy Hearts Host Club!


Dreamy Hearts Host Club is a Hampton Roads based host club whose goal is to entertain the nightlife crowd at conventions. Inspired by hostess and host clubs in Japan, their goal is to bring the experience to Hampton Roads! To learn more about the host club, what to expect, and hours of operation, please visit their page!

Please note that just like a traditional host club, Dreamy Hearts Host Club will be 18+ only, and will require a valid government-issued photo ID. However, if you’re looking to take part in a unique dining experience, then make sure to check out Lovely Heart Maid Cafe during their hours of operation on Friday and Saturday!

Featured Panelist: ORCSLARP

Please welcome our next group of featured panelists, ORCSLARP!


Darkon: the Realm of Orcs (ORCSLARP) is a Live Action Role Playing wargaming club, a.k.a. LARP. Being a chapter of Darkon, an even larger war gaming club, the Realm of Orcs is ever exciting and always accepting new members even with it’s extensive 16 years of history and adventure. The club members are always interactive whether it be practicing different fighting tactics to teaching on how to make your own weapons and armor.

To learn more about ORCSLARPS and our other featured panelists, check out their page in our Programming sections!

Programming: Lolita Fashion Tea Party

Image Courtesy of Yenra Photography
Image Courtesy of Yenra Photography

Tickets for the Lolita Fashion Tea Party will be available via Eventbrite beginning on Friday, September 9, at 11:00 PM EST! 

This is a limited ticketed event. Tickets will be available until sold out. Tickets do not include a membership to NekoCon, which must be purchased seperately.

All ticket holders will receive a novelty gift from BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, a commemorative postcard, and a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. Two coordinate contests will be held, one for BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT and another for Alice and the Pirates. Attendees of the tea party will also have the opportunity to have photos taken with our guests from BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT.

To learn more about the event, dress code, and guidelines, please visit the Lolita Tea Party page!

Featured Panelist: Con LG

Please welcome our next group of featured panelists, Con LG!

Con LG

Con LG exists to bring grade A panels, workshops, and events to the CONvention community and those affiliated with it. Since coming together, they have performed several podcasts, game shows, and comedy panels at different conventions in the state of Virginia. Some of their better known panels have included: Welcome to Night Vale live performances, Whose Line is It Anime (NekoCon), and Vague Jeopardy.

Check out our Featured Panelists page to learn more about who will be presenting at this year’s NekoCon!