Guest Announcement: Voidmynx Cosplay

Nekocon is proud to announce Voidmynx Cosplay as a Cosplay Guest this year!


Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge, skills, and techniques. Laura frequents many local anime and comic conventions in the area supporting the cosplay scene as a positive force for the community and well being.

Laura and Nekocon would like to thank Strike and Hide Photography for the beautiful photography of Voidmynx Cosplay.

Charity Announcement

Nekocon is very excited to announce Meowloween’s Official Charity, The Cat Corner!
The Cat Corner is an nonprofit, no-kill shelter for cats that has been saving cats and kittens for over 30 years and is solely funded by donations. You can read their humble little story at www.thecatcornerinc.com/who-we-are . For more information about our charity or how everyone can donate items to our charity auction, please reach out to info@nekocon.com.

Guest Announcement: Charles Dunbar

Nekocon is proud to welcome back Charles Dunbar. He had the following words to provide us as to his appearance this year:
It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at Nekocon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen at best, not the 100+ that decided to spend time with me. That was where it all began, where I decided to start presenting topics on my passions, and opening doors and minds to the hidden symbols and signs behind their favorite series. Nekocon has always been there, reminding me of why I walked down this path in the first place. And while my topics have veered into directions like Japanese history, literature, tourism, and gaming, Nekocon has also welcomed those changes and expansions to my interests and horizons. Let’s make 2019 no different!

Guest Announcement: MR Fashion and Mika Takeuchi

Nekocon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi!

MR Fashion Brand
MR is asking and searching the beauty of our feminine side in an ongoing travel through time. We are continuing to explore femininity through the symbols of our cultures, past and present, as well as through ourselves.
We seek to enable the women to get in touch with their child-like selves, dark selves, and beauty alike through the unity of fabrics and images in our collections. Our designs are very airy, dream-like at times, yet tell the story of strength, fragility, and beauty of the female within us.

Mika Takeuchi
Mika Takeuchi made her debut in the Gothic- Lolita world as a designer in S-inc. Her work included designing for various h.NAOTO brands, as well as having her own brand,‘Honey’.
She joined Antigone’s Co Ltd in 2014, and since has been designing for the MR brand. Her designs are inspired by women’s feeling and thoughts, and constitute a mixture of
Gothic- Lolita and femininity. MR presents a new image; airy and earthy, dark and light, for the feminine aspiration in today’s world. In 2018, MR made their American debut at Tokyo in Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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)