Artist and Club Row Particiapants List!

As we inch closer to con, below is a list of the Artists and Clubs that you will find in our Artist Alley and Club Row.
(All lists are subject to last minute changes)

Pro Row Artists

A. Gato Designs
AshleyZombieArts
Bunnies and Cream
Byte Size Treasure
Coey and Shy
Digitoonie
Esclair Studios
Grandma Thunderpants
Jenovasilver
Kaysha Siemens
Mimosa Studio
Panduhmonium
RadJinja Art
Skullcat studios
Starving Otaku Productions
Studio Kitsu
Sweet Mildred
Techycutie

Artist

Allison Weyda Illustration
Allyssinian
Artist a la Carte
Beastly Boo-tique
beef eye round
Brian Bear Cartoons
Captain Juuter
Cathelios
ChuraGhost
Credocross
Cogs & Creatures
Cross’ Critters
Cute ‘N Kitschy
Dark Red Thread
Dejaguar
[DemiDesignz]
Dodger March
Elefluff
Emiett
ETs Designs
Evan and Sammy Made Some Art
Haruka Illustration
Hatcore
Hikazio
Hootles (Dreamattic Art)
HummingBirb
itsMengo
JD Donnelly – Painting Dragon Feathers
Jimbosmash & Softspock
Kandiman’s Cyber SuPplies
KAPoWeE!!SPoT
Kenzi Corinnne
Khoart
LessDraws
LostGamers Studio
LuckyBlackCatXIII
Marta Mickelsen
Melbelleroseart
Mintandapple
Mocha Cat Studio
Muddymelly
NeverBen Designs & Productions
Ohmonah
Owlapin
Pupcakes and Cupcats
Puvithel
Queenashi Arts
Riadoodles
Scoper Monstar
Shavostars
Shea Parfait
SheepSketch
Shlii Kawaii Toys
Shoestring Scientists
Shoona Browning
Silly Little Things
Silver Cicada Designs
SiNNiNG STRAYS
Sketchy Musings
Smashbeetle!
Snozzbear
Spicytunaa
Spritlings
StudioBliz
Sweet Bitz
Tangent Artists
Tea Fox Illustrations
Technoangel Studios
The Bunny Hutch Boutique
The Ebil Eye
Tiffany Gonzalez
To The Sunnyside
Vulcans Forge studios
WhimsiKya Arts
Whimsipop
Windy Woods Designs

Club Row

501st Legion – Garrison Tyranus
757 Makerspace
Asian Doll of Hampton Roads
Darkon: The Realm of ORCS
Escape Room
Hampton Roads Droid Builders
Legend Live Action Roleplaying and Wargaming
Lovely Heart Maid Cafe
Mandalorian Mercs Firestorm Clan
NV Host Club
The Rebel Legion – Freedom Base

Vendor List for 2018!

So this year, Nekocon will be rolling out some themed merchandise like the Mascot Poker Chips!

Here is the official list of Vendors in Nekocon Exhibitor Hall:

NekoCon Exhibitors 2018

(this list is subject to change due to last minute cancellations or additions)

 

LISTING OF EXHIBITORS BY MERCHANDISE TYPE

 GUESTS/INDUSTRY:

CHAOTIC HARMONY

EXPEDITION COSPLAY

CAITLIN GLASS

TARA SANDS

ERIC STUART

DISCOTEK MEDIA

THE VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

ZENITH FUN

 

ARTISTS/ARTS/CRAFTS:

BIBISAMA (Original Art/Designs)

BLIND ALLEY STUDIOS (Original Art/Designs)

BOOMSLANK (Original Art/Designs)

JELLYMOMO (Origianl Art/Designs)

LAKE FAIRY CREATIONS (Handmade Fantasy Jewelry)

SUGAR BUNNY SHOP (Original Character Art)

SUGAR LAGOON (Original Character Art, Jewelry)

TASTY PEACH STUDIO (Original Character Art)

TWO BROTHERS AND A BARD (Handmade Chopsticks)

 

ASIAN SPECIALTY:

ITABAG PALACE (Lolita Scenic Bags)

ARISE BAZAAR (Kimono)

GREENTEA DESIGNS (Clothing/Decorative)

HEN DA NE, INC. (Imported Doujinshi)

JPOP HOUSE (JPop Fashion & Music)

168 DRAGON TRADING (JSnacks & Toys)

WOLFHOME OUTFITTERS (Kimono,Dolls,Access.)

YUKI PEARL AND JADE (Decorative/Jewelry/Trinkets)

 

CLOTHING/COSPLAY:

BISHOUJO BOUTIQUE (Jpop Fashion)

COSPLAY MOO MOO (Wigs & Anime)

LADY HEATHER (Fun Fashion)

PAWSTAR (Fun-Fur Fashion)

URBAN SHEEK (Kawaii Fashion and Gifts)

TAWNIE-BOW (Wigs)

TEE-TURTLE (Misc. Genre Tees)

WAI-FU WEAR (Jpop Fashion)

 

GENERAL ANIME:

ALICIA’S ANIME

ANIME GIFT

ANIME PALACE

ANIME REMIX

BE CUTE TODAY

BEST ANIME SHOP

CUTIE PIE KAWAII

HAMSIE’S CUTE SHOP

HOBBY FAN.COM

IT COSPLAY

 

LOLITA FASHION:

BELLADONNA

 

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES:

LaWREN’S NEST (Jewelry/Fantasy Gear)

MYTHICAL FAIRE (Jewelry)

 

MANGA/DVDs:

ANIME PAVILLION

CAROLINA MANGA LIBRARY

FRANK’S COOL STUFF

SCI-FI CONTINUUM

 

SPECIALTY:

CHRISINVICTA DESIGNS (Custom Nerf Guns)

CLOSET GEEK (Rave Gear/Funko Pop)

CRIMSON CHAIN (Leatherworking)

DISCOVER TEAS (Teas & Supplies)

J&J ENTERPRISES (Live Steel)

ROCKY MTN DRAGONS (Dragon Puppets)

RUMBLE & ROAR WANDMAKERS (Wands):

STL OCARINA (Ocarinas)

A STEAMPUNKED LIFE (Steam Punk Mdse.)

TAWNIE BOW (Wigs)

 

TABLETOP GAMING:

ATLANTIS GAMES

FINCASTLE POKEMON GYM

FOAM BRAIN GAMES

ISLAND GAMES

 

TOYS/FIGURES/MODELS:

DRAGON’S LAIR (Plush, Tees)

GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS (Figures)

HKT IMPORT TOYS (Gashapon, Models, Figures, Plush)

IMAGE ANIME (Models, Figures)

KYOTO ANIME (Gashapon, Figures, Plush)

LUNAR TOYS (Gashapon, Models, Figures, Plush)

SIGNATURE TOYS (Gashapon, Models, Figures, Plush)

TRILOGY COMICS (Models, Figures, Manga)

 

VIDEO GAMING:

BATTL3 WORN GAMING

GLITCH GAMING

LEVEL UP STUDIOS                                            

 

ATTENDING CONVENTIONS:

ANIMAZEMENT

AnimeUSA

BLERDCON

COSPLAY AMERICA

ESSI/NEKOCON/ROFCON/FURSONACON

ICHIBANCON

KATSUCON

MAGFEST

MARSCON

PC Gaming Tournament Schedule

Thanks to our friends at Gexcon we will be hosting PC gaming tournaments this year.  Below is a listing of the tournaments we will be hosting.

Friday –
3pm – League of Legends ARAM – 5v5 – 16 teams max
8pm – Rocket League – 2v2 – 32 teams max – best of 3 / single elimination

Saturday –
1pm – League of Legends – 5v5 – 8 teams max – single elimination
7pm – Overwatch – 3v3 – 16 teams max – NOTE: MUST OWN OVERWATCH IN ORDER TO PLAY

Sunday
Noon – Hearthstone – max 16 players

All times and formats are subject to change based upon the interest
levels of the games and tournament times. Tournament Admins will have
final say in all tournament issues.

Guest Announcement: Michelle Ruff

One more spin on the roulette wheel and it’s coming up guest announcement. NekoCon welcomes Michelle Ruff!

Michelle, originally a mid-western girl from The Motor City Madhouse now hails from Sunny Los Angeles. You can hear Michelle as some of your favorite anime and Video Game Characters Including Sinon from
Sword Art Online 2, Young Satoru in Erased, Sakuya Tachibana from God Eater,Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach, Yoko Littner from Gurren Laggan, Fujiko Mine from Lupin the Third, Kirari from Kakegurui,
Ririka Nishizono from Occultic Nine, Yuki Nagato from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Anri Sonohara from Durarara, Luna from Sailor Moon Classic and Sailor Moon Crystal, Princess Euphemia from Code
Geass, Yukari Takeba from the Persona 3 & 4 Series, And Sadayo Kawakami from Persona 5, Eliza from Skullgirls, Jill Valentine in Resident Evil Revelations, C-Viper from Street Fighter, Robin from Fire
Emblem, Tokki in Lawbreakers, Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia, Chi from Chobitz, Cream the Rabbit From Sonic the Hedgehog and many others.

Michelle also lends her voice to TV shows and feature films including popular animated features like, Hotel Transylvania 3, Cars 3, The Star, The Angry Birds, Kung Fu Panda 3, Home, Madagascar, The Wind Rises & Your Name. If you listen close you can hear her voice in popular films like, Rampage, Jurassic Park: Ancient Futures, Batman v Superman, Fast and Furious 7 and TV shows like Arrow, Supernatural and Daredevil.

Video Game Tournament Schedule

Below is our console tournament schedule. Please keep an eye out for additional video game information coming soon.

Friday

11:00am               Injustice Gods Among Us 2

12:00pm               Tekken Tag 2

1:00pm                 Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

3:00pm                 Mortal Kombat XL

4:00pm                 Puyo Puyo Tetris

5:00pm                 Tekken 7

7:00pm                 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

8:00pm                 King of Fighters XIV

9:00pm                 BlazBlue Cross Tag

11:00pm               Street Fighter V Arcade (Sticks/Controllers)

Saturday

11:00am               Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 4

12:00pm               Pokken Tournament

1:00pm                 My Hero One’s Justice

2:00pm                 Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

3:00pm                 DragonBall FighterZ

4:00pm                 BlazBlue Central Fiction

5:00pm                 Super Smash Brothers

9:00pm                 Soul Calibur 6

11:00pm               NekoCon 12th Annual Iron Man

Sunday

11:00am               Guilty Gear XRD 2nd Rev

1:00pm                 Skullgirls 2nd Encore

Guest Announcement: Greg Ayres

Lucky number 7 has come up for NekoCon!  We are thrilled to welcome back NekoCon veteran Greg Ayres!

Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2017!  He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. 2017 also gave him the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair.  Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. Thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. He can also be hear as Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra.  Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima.

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks”at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently helps organize dance and music tracks at several US conventions. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from the show with his friends.  Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little  noise.

New Hotel Block Open – Courtyard by Marriott

With the closing of the Quality Inn we have been working in the background to make sure that all of our displaced attendees had a option close by to obtain lodging for the NekoCon weekend. We are happy to announce that the Courtyard by Marriott is opening up our staff block of rooms to all NekoCon guests! If you were displaced by the Quality Inn’s closing or are still looking for a room please contact the Courtyard by Marriott at 757-838-3300 and tell them you would like to make a reservation under the NekoCon room block they will get you taken care of! Please note that you will need to contact them at 757-838-3300 and not through their website to take advantage of this special offer! See you all in a few weeks!