Guest Announcement: John Gremilion

Nekocon is proud to announce John Gremilion as Nekocon’s next Guest!

John will be judging our annual Shokugeki this year at Nekocon since he was Instructor Roland Chapelle!

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime
for nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, Hakuoro in Utawarerumono, Daiju Mononobe in Eden of the East, and D in Sentai’s recent re-release of Vampire Hunter D. A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked on the supplemental materials ADV’s 2010 release of Halo Legends and for FUNimation’s release of Assassination Classroom Vol 2. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School.

Guest Announcement: Haunted VA Paranormal Investors

Nekocon is getting spooky with Haunted VA Paranormal Investors as one of our featured panelists

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their families. We look for a logical explanation in everything before we decide that it is “paranormal activity”. We enjoy sharing our adventures of the paranormal with others as well as teaching others about what we have learned and experienced.

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 . For more information about our charity or how everyone can donate items to our charity auction, please reach out to

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.