Karaoke signups are open!

Catpocalyptic Karaoke Overdrive!

 

The apocalypse has reached all areas of Nekocon, including karaoke!

For one year, AND ONE YEAR ONLY!  There will be very limited regulations as to what you can sing.

Do you want to sing “Cruel Angels Thesis” ?   Sure!

Do you want to sing Vocaloid?  Of course!

Do you want to sing ‘Don’t Stop Believing “ by Journey?   OKAY!

The only “guideline” is to keep it PG, with no excessive profanity.

–To keep sign-ups simple, entries to compete will be held solely online. Once we receive the first 30 complete entries, sign-ups will be closed. No sign-ups will be accepted at the convention!

–There will be a mandatory meeting for all karaoke contestants before the event.  This will be announced by email once your entry is accepted.

-We ask that you send us a MP3 copy of your song in your entry form.  We will check it for quality and content.

— To maximize the number of performances, we are limiting song time to five minutes. If your song runs over time, we will fade the music out and your song is over.

–Everyone involved with the karaoke contest puts a lot of time and effort into making the event a memorable one and a great time. Boos, heckles, catcalls or disrespect of any karaoke judges, MC or contestant will result in ejection from the event, regardless of whether or not you are a participant or audience member. This is the apocalypse, but we still ask everyone to behave.

–Please do not spam the email account asking if we have recieved your entry; you will recieve a prompt email once your song has been evaluated and approved. (Chances are, if you sent it before we post that signups are closed , we have received it.

To Enter send an email to  karaoke@nekocon.com and include

  1. Real Name (don’t worry, this is for lineups only)
  2. Stage Name (what the host(esses) will announce you as
  3. Title of song
  4. Artist
  5. Where its from (game, anime, etc.)

 

Once again, please include the MP3 of the song, and bring a backup of the song just in case.

DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS October 20th , or until they are filled! FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!!

Guest Announcement: AkaneSaotome

Next guest up to announce coming to Nekocon 20 is…

AkaneSaotome is a veteran cosplayer from the east coast. Having spent 14 years in the cosplay community, she has accumulated over 100 costumes, and won multiple craftsmanship and performance awards from various competitions. With those skills, she’s judged many masquerades and craftsmanship contests, including conventions such as Megacon, Anime Boston, Otakon, AnimeNext and even the World Cosplay Summit, plus many more.She has also been featured on many websites, podcasts, videos, and magazines for her cosplays, along with getting casted as the official Mercury for Viz media at Otakon and the Arda Wigs Iron wig contest.

When AkaneSaotome isn’t cosplaying, she’s designing new bags for the medical field, and making dreams come true as a party princess. She loves crystal Pepsi and hates Jalapenos.

You can follow her on her fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/akanesaotomefanpage

Guests: Aimee Blackschleger, Diana Garnet, & Joe Inoue

NekoCon welcomes performing artists Aimee Blackschleger, Diana Garnet, and Joe Inoue! All three artists will be joining forces for an amazing concert on Saturday of NekoCon!

Aimee Blackschleger is an American singer/songwriter living and working in Tokyo, Japan. You can hear her in popular anime and games including Attack on Titan (“D.O.A.”), Devil May Cry (“FUTURE IN MY HANDS” and “Room DESPAIR”), Aldnoah.Zero (“No Differences”), Final Fantasy XIII-2 (“Unseen Intruder”), and Xenoblade Chronicles (“By My Side,” “Melancholia,” and “Don’t Worry”).

Diana Garnet is a Tokyo-based singer, television host, and voice actress who has performed themes for anime such as Naruto Shippuden (“Spinning World”) and Tantei Team KAZ: Jiken Note (“Nankai Mystery”).

Joe Inoue is a Japanese American musician who was born and raised in California. He first gained attention from singing the song for Naruto Shippuden OP4, “CLOSER.” His fifth single “Kaze no Gotoku” was used as the second theme song for the Yorinuki Gintama-san anime.

Visit our guest page to learn more about who will be joining us for NekoCon 20!

Featured Panelist: Action Arcade

Please welcome returning featured panelists, Action Arcade!

Action Arcade is a group of (by no means professional) gamers who got their start at 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!