Featured Panelist: Lipgloss and Lashes Drag Brunch

Attention Ladies and Gentlemen! NekoCon is proud to present to you
“This Show is a Drag – Anime Edition” presented to you by
the ladies of Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch!


Come out and see

Jasmine Devoux Spaulding, Lily Dolce, Gilette Black, and Jasleane Jade!

This will be a special “one time only” one and a half hour show on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10pm in Panel 1. This is going to be their tribute to anime and geek culture that we here at NekoCon bring to you the fans.

We are also pleased to be bringing you DJKiwi757 to spin the tunes and keep these ladies dancing and entertaining for you!   DJKiwi757 is not new to NekoCon but this will be her first time preforming for everyone!

***This is show is suggested 13 and up due to possible language and crude jokes.

  You can see these Ah-Mahzing Ladies every Sunday for brunch at 37th and Zen.  Call (757)354-1029 for information and reservations and like them on Facebook!


Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch Facebook

Don’t miss out on our Open Staff Drive!

Have you ever been interested in working behind the scenes and seeing how the convention is made or run? Well, Nekocon Open Staff Drive opened today! We are looking for volunteers interested in helping to further our event in departments such as Guest Relations, Panel Programming, Convention Safety, and more! Our staff drive can be found at https://www.nekocon.com/volunteer/open-staff-drive/ and will be open until August 31st, 2018! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@nekocon.com

LARP Character Reservations are LIVE!

Nekocon LARP 2018 Character Reservation Will be Opening Midnight Monday June 18th.

Reservation will be handled with our online system, which has again been upgraded.
To reserve a character you will follow these steps.

1. Go to http://nexus-larp.appspot.com/

2. Sign in with the account that you wish to use to reserve your character.

3. You will now be asked to both put in your name (for official records) and the name you want to be referred to by on the public reg list. Please take these seriously, as we use them for official purposes. Inappropriate reference names may result in a registration being removed.

4. Select the NekoLARP 2018 Event.

5. Scroll through the list to find the SERIES your character is in, and click on it. A list of available characters from this series should appear. If no characters are listed, it means the series is generally approved, but no characters are yet made.

6. Select the character you wish to play.
6a. If the character is available, click on it, and you will be automatically registered for it, and taken to the reserved character list. There is NO confirmation pop up, but you should receive a confirmation email.
6b. If the character has a name next to it, it is already taken, and you must choose another character.
6c. Only one character may be reserved per person. Each reservation must also have a unique e-mail address associated with it. Multiple people may not reserve characters using the same e-mail address. We note that if this is attempted, only one of the reservations will be allowed to remain on the list

7. If your character is not listed click on the New Character Request tab at the top. This will take you to a form you must complete to request the character.
7a. Please take the request for a brief description of who the character is and why you want to play it seriously. This will help us determine who the character is, whether it can be made, and how to design the sheet best.
7b. No video game characters, hentai characters or characters based on non-Asian pop culture works will be allowed. The GMs retain sole discretion as to whether a character is allowable.
7c We will try to respond to any request for a non-listed character as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate all requests for non-listed characters. However the GMs may deny otherwise acceptable character requests if they do not believe they will be able to make the character in time for the LARP. Please have a backup in mind if you request a non-listed character.

8. You may change your character at any time up until when registration closes by simply clicking on a new character. This will change your character and take you to the reserve list. However, once reservation closes, you will not be able to change your character without GM permission. Further, we do not guarantee that your request for the new character will be successful, and you may not be able to return to your original character if it gets taken.

9. At any time, you can check the current list of reserved characters at by clicking on the “Registered” tab up top.

Cosplay Chess Piece Applications are OPEN!

Come and Join us at Nekocon 21 Cosplay Chess!

Chess will be held on Sunday, please fill out the application below to apply to be a chess piece. The application closes September 16th at midnight to give us time to notify chosen

Theme will be chosen based on the applicant pool and announced Monday, September 17th.

Rules of the Game
1) You do not need to know how to play chess in order to be a chess piece.
2) You must be over the age of 16 to participate.
3) You MUST be in costume, and you MUST be able to commit 1.5 hours of time to chess on Sunday.
4) It is not a requirement, but we prefer people give a theatrical performance on the chess board instead of just standing and moving from square to square. The more theatrics the better, just keep it family friendly.
5) We prefer anime costumes but costumes from all genres will be considered, no original characters. You must be able to move freely in your costume.
6) If you are not selected you may visit the info booth to be put on the backup waitlist at con.
7) Selected characters will be notified prior to the convention and must check-in at the info booth by Sunday at 12 (noon). If you do not check-in your spot may
be given to a backup. If you do not arrive in time for chess set-up your spot may be given to a backup.
8) You may apply with multiple costumes for a better chance at being selected. You must fill out the application for each character/costume.



Voidmynx Cosplay

Greetings Attendees,

This is perhaps one of the hardest communications I have ever had to write as it relates to a significant security and safety issue from the 2017 convention. Some of you may have seen or heard about issues surrounding Cosplayer Laura Williams/Voidmynx Cosplay and David Allen/464 photography. And those of you who were especially observant may have noticed an increased security presence this year.

After doing some research and taking to Laura Williams/Voidmynx Cosplay it became obvious to us that David Allen/464 photography was not someone we wanted at our event. We reached out to David Allen/464 photography and informed him that we did not want him at our event. He did not take this very well. Threats were made against the staff and Laura Williams/Voidmynx Cosplay. Because of the nature of the threats we felt it necessary to bring this to the attention of the H.R.C.C. as well as the Hampton Police Department.

At this point because of the nature of the threats leveled in order to continue with the event we had to bring on additional security at great expense. Additionally both the H.R.C.C. and the Hampton Police Department requested that Laura Williams/Voidmynx Cosplay not attend for the safety of both herself and others at the event. I want to stress that Laura Williams/Voidmynx Cosplay was not banned from our event but asked not to attend for safety reasons. Understandably a large number of our senior staff was very stressed out and communications were kept to a minimum to reduce the risk of escalating events.

I never thought we would see the day where we had a active threat against our staff and attendees during our event. Fortunately nothing happened and only a small amount of people were inconvenienced. Unfortunately this does mean that we will have to readdress our security for next year and tighten up some areas. We will continue to try and make these changes as painless as possible but some changes are coming.

Always remember while the bulk of the anime community is very accepting and non-threatening there are individuals out there who have less than good intentions. Use the buddy system when meeting up with new people and even then make sure someone knows your planned schedules and locations. I ask that you all continue to be safe while attending any convention, including Nekocon. While I am not going to turn this into a long comment on how to protect yourself at conventions, I note that there are many resources out there that can help you do so, and that Nekocon staff is committed to the safety and security of the attendees.

Martin Mathews
C.E.O. E.S.S.I.

Guest Announcement for Nekocon 21: Eric Stuart

Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart is a special blend of talent. He has successfully combined the world of music, voice acting and directing for many years. Besides starring in hit shows including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Dave Mason, Julian Cope, Dave Davies, John Entwistle, Steve Howe, The Alarm, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Jeffrey Gaines, and The English Beat.
In April 2015, The Eric Stuart Band released their 7th album on Widow’s Peak Records, an EP entitled, Character. This 5 song project includes the edgy rock/pop single One Last Dance and the stripped down acoustic song Tattered And Torn which is to be used on the soundtrack to the upcoming independent film Torn.

In June 2013, the Eric Stuart Band released their album, Lipstick and Barbed Wire. This was their sixth full-length release on the indie label Widow’s Peak Records and it features Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton.

In the summer of 1997, Eric’s classic rock and roll style was noticed by Ringo Starr who invited him to open the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers tour that same summer. Since then, Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton. In 2000, Frampton produced Eric’s next album, Blue, Dressed In Black, along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg.

Now living in Nashville, Eric’s songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters. The band’s great live show of all original, guitar-driven rock/pop has made the Eric Stuart Band a must-see in the area.

Other projects in Eric’s impressive career are Viva Piñata (Les, Pecky), Ultimate Muscle (DikDik Van Dik), Dinosaur King (Dr. Z), Kirby (Metaknight), Slayers (Gourry), ChaoticSonic XTMNTGoGoRikiOne PieceF-ZeroMagical DoReMiFighting FoodonsShaman KingDescendants Of DarknessLabyrinth Of FlamesValkyrie ProfileTama And Friends, and voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations. Eric also stays busy attending anime conventions as a VIP guest.

Eric Stuart stars as the voice of Seto Kaiba in the highly anticipated North American feature film release of Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS.