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.
Thank you to everyone who submitted to participate in the Masquerade! Online entries are now closed. An additional five slots will be available on site, with preference given to young cosplayers. Please note that this limit will be strictly enforced.
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.
Please welcome back voice actor Lauren Landa for NekoCon 19!
For the last 10 years, within the world behind the mic, Lauren is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend: Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in DrakenGard 3, Nio in Riddle Story of Devil, Nora in Noragami, Karin Kanzuki in Street Fighter V and most recently, the voice of Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media dub of Sailor Moon!
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!
Please welcome our next group of featured panelists, 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.
Please welcome our first featured panelist, Action Arcade!
Action Arcade is a group of (by no means professional) gamers who got their start in the first Ring of Fire Convention in 2014. They take games and find different ways to play them, sometimes painful, oftentimes hilarious. They do speed runs, card games, tag team gaming, finding weird games to stream, and their signature in competitive gaming: Cutthroat Gaming. Come out and watch as this group of gamers torture themselves for your entertainment!
Please join us in welcoming our fashion guest for this year’s NekoCon, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT! Established in 1988, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright is a lolita fashion clothing brand founded by Akinori and Fumiyo Isobe in Tokyo, Japan. The brand’s vision is to create designs that make one feel cute and elegant like a beautiful princess, happily dressing up in fancy frills and lace.