Open Staff Drive

Open Staff Drive is live for Nekocon 2019!
If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out the event, applications can be found at  OPEN STAFF DRIVE.

Staff for Nekocon will receive certain perks such as multiple meals a day, staff social on Sunday at the end of the convention, a staff t-shirt, and a free badge for the weekend.

Guest Announcement: Paul St. Peter

With the release of Kingdom Heart 3 yesterday, we would like to reintroduce everyone to our guest Paul St. Peter, aka Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts!

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga), BERSERK (Grunbeld), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper), NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick) YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad), ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet), HUNTER HUNTER (Razor), and SAINT SEIYA (Hakurei).

 

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angele

Hotel Reservations are now OPEN!

Our hotel blocks are now open. Please make sure to read the post below. Some hotels can be done online others will only have call in options at this time. Get your rooms now before they are gone!

 

Embassy Suites Hampton RoadsBook Now!
Embassy SuitesOur main hotel, located within easy walking distance to the convention center (there is a covered walkway!) at 1700 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Get some last minute sewing done from the comfort of your spacious two-room suite. A private bedroom and separate living area, featuring a sofa bed, means you have the flexibility to relax with the whole family. Start every day in style with a free breakfast. In the evening, unwind with a drink and snack at the complimentary Evening Reception (must be of legal drinking age). The Embassy Suites Hampton offers one of the best convention hotel experiences you’ll find. A block of rooms have been reserved for October 31 2019 – November 4, 2019. Please use the link above or the code “NKO” to book your room. The special room rate will be available until October 2, or until the group block sells out, whichever comes first. Act fast, because the hotel sells out fast!

Courtyard by Marriott Hampton – Nekocon 22 Overflow Room (CALL IN ONLY)

Courtyard HamptonLocated within walking distance, or a short drive, of the Hampton Roads Convention Center at 1917 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. This establishment provides complimentary on-site parking and high speed internet access. The special room rate will be available until October 12, or until the group block sells out, whichever comes first. Act fast, because the space in this block is limited!

Holiday Inn Express Hampton-Coliseum Central (CALL IN ONLY)
Holiday Inn ExpressLocated within walking distance, or a short drive, of the Hampton Roads Convention Center at 1813 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666.  This establishment provides complimentary on-site parking, breakfast, and Wi-Fi. The special room rate will be available until October 3, or until the group block sells out, whichever comes first. Keep in mind, space in this block is limited!

Hampton Inn Hampton-Newport News (GROUP CODE: NEK)
Hampton InnLocated within a short drive of the Hampton Roads Convention Center at 3101 Coliseum Dr, Hampton VA 23666.  The hotel provides Complimentary Hot Breakfast, High Speed Internet, complimentary parking, indoor pool, fitness center, and each guest room has a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker for the convenience of the guest. The special room rate will be available until October 15, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

 

Other Hotels

Hyatt Place -Hampton Convention Center (NEW HOTEL) – Nekocon 22 Overflow Rooms (CALL IN ONLY)

Days Inn Hampton (1918 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666) – Nekocon 2019 ( CALL IN ONLY)

Red Roof Inn Hampton Coliseum & Convention Center (1925 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666)  – 2019 Nekocon  (CALL IN ONLY)

SpringHill Suites Hampton (1997 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666) – Nekocon 2019 (CALL IN ONLY)

Studio 6 Extended Stay – 2019 Nekocon 22 Overflow Rooms (CALL IN ONLY)


Hilton Garden Inn Hampton Coliseum Central (1999 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666- 2019 Nekocon Overflow Block (CALL IN ONLY)

 

Guest Announcement: Hollow Mellow

Nekocon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA!
Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does the arrangement, and the unique compositions they create together fulfill their classical theme and have perfect balance.  Their songs hit their listeners like a bulls-eye, deeply piercing the darkness of the heart with strong, ephemeral lyrics. The fans are called “Rosebuds” and Hollow Mellow strongly appeals to those who like gothic lolita fashion. With their visuals and performance stabilized, Hollow Mellow was invited to participate in Japan Expo, Europe’s largest Japanese culture event, as well as many other overseas performances. They act as an icon to promote Japanese culture all over the world. They have also produced music for anime and video games and done modeling work.