Panel & Workshop Submission Update

Attention All Tom Cats, Kittens, and Everyone in between!

We at NekoCon appreciate your patience as things chug along to putting together a show that’s the Bees Knees! So why don’t you Charleston over to our website and fill out an application! If you submitted a panel for 2020, please resubmit using the link on our website. Thank you- we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Nekocon 2020 Online Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest

Good Afternoon Kitties =^.^=

We have exciting news! We will be hosting a virtual CosplayContest!!!

Please make sure to read the guidelines on our website for Hall Craftsmanship Contest. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2020!

Competitors can click apply at .

We will have a special panel of judges for this year’s virtual competition, you can check out their bios under our Hall Craftsmanship Contest Tab:

CocoaSugar Cosplay
Wig-Wig Cosplay
Uncanny Valley


Sad News – Nekocon Has Been Postponed to 2021

Good Afternoon Cat-lovers!!

We hope everyone is having a safe and fun week so far. Many people have been wondering about the future of Nekocon in 2020 as it relates to the current, ongoing pandemic. After careful consideration and consultation with our Senior Leadership, Corporate Leadership, and our venues, we have decided that it is in the best interest of safety for you; the attendees, vendors, artists, guests, and our staff to postpone this year’s event.

Changes to this event: Nekocon 2020 will be postponed to November 5th-7th, 2021. Our theme will remain the same, and we hope this change gives you extra time to practice your Charleston!! As we verify our Guest lineup, we will announce each Guest via social media and our website.

Nekocon 2020 Membership Options:

  1. By default, your membership will carry over to next year’s event. If you plan to attend Nekocon in 2021, no action is necessary on your part! We will see you there and thank you as always for your continued support!!
  2. If you’d like to DONATE your membership fees from this year’s event to help support Nekocon’s operating costs throughout the year, your membership fee will go directly to developing and improving Nekocon for 2021. Please e-mail us at with the subject line of “Membership Donation” to let us know that you would like your 2020 membership to go directly to Event Support Solutions, Inc. as a donation.
  3. The last option is to request a refund. Please submit your request for a refund to with the subject line of “Membership Refund” by no later than August 17, 2020 at noon and we will process them in the order we receive each request.

If we do not receive communication by September 1st, 2020, we will proceed with the default option and your membership will simply continue over to November 2021.

The Embassy Suites Hotel will automatically cancel this year’s reservation for you, so don’t forget to re-reserve your rooms for November next year. The other hotels around the convention may not automatically cancel your reservation, so please check with the hotels to make sure. Keep an eye out on our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for when our room block re-opens for 2021!

We wish you all a safe rest of 2020, and look forward to seeing you in 2021 at Nekocon: Ain’t No Party Like a Catsby Party!

Thank you for your continued support!

Much love,
Jeremy ‘Spike’ Stuart

Guest Announcement: Kouki Hanamizakura

As lead vocalist of D=Out, we welcome Kouki Hanamizakura as a solo performer as well at NekoCon 23!

Kouki Hanamizakura

Kouki, frontman and vocalist of the visual kei band D=OUT which made a name for itself as an outlier in the genre by being the first visual kei band to play number one on the Oricon music chart with their single “Chuukyori Renai”, made his solo debut as a singer of Japanese ballads in 2015. 

His solo artist name, Kouki Hanamizakura, was given to him by close, personal friend Shou Kiryuin from the band Golden Bomber.

On February 18th, 2015 his debut single “I love Tokyo” was released and placed number 3 on the weekly Oricon singles chart for ballads and ranked 29 overall for the Oricon chart.

On August 5th, 2015, he released his first album “Hanami Dayori -Ore no Onna Uta Meikyoku Shu-.

On September 5th, 2018, after a three year lapse, he released his second single “Wasuregasa” which placed number 2 on the Oricon Singles weekly chart for ballads.

Guest Announcement: D=OUT

NekoCon is roaring on to the scene with our first guest announcement!

D=OUT (pronounced DOUBT) is a Japanese rock band formed in 2006.

Beginning with secret activities at Meguro’s Rockmaykan, their official debut was in March 2007.

Based in Tokyo and playing all over the country, in 2009 D=OUT embarked on their first European tour.

They were able to have their major debut in 2011 with their single ROMAN REVOLUTION.

The following year, they announced their first major album MUSIC NIPPON.

Building up energetic show after energetic show, D=OUT continues to increase in popularity.  They experience changes in their member lineup, and since August 2015, they have been playing with the following members: Kouki (vocal), Ibuki (guitar), Hikaru (guitar), Reika (bass), and Naoto (drums).