Schedule is UP!

Everything has been updated on the schedule! Check it out here: nekocon242022.sched.com
You can make a profile on Sched and add stuff you want to attend to your schedule, or just pull up the app or website and check out what we have planned for the weekend~
As always, the schedule is subject to change at any time and will be updated online ASAP with any changes. We will have the wall posters around the venue as well as a limited number of pocket schedule copies at con, but the online schedule will always be the most up to date!

Featured Panelist Announcement – Lex Winter

Lex Winter – It was 2009 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 2022 no different!

Featured Panelist Announcement – Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts. Since then, this group of intrepid (and slightly mad) creatives have presented panels and workshops to packed-out rooms at numerous conventions.

https://www.facebook.com/ShoeStringScientists/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEPNSPNd_Ceh-7DYLqbwY9Q

Featured Panelist Announcement – Dessi-Desu

Dessi-Desu is a cosplayer with 20 years of experience crafting and wearing her cosplay creations. Neko Con 2002 was one of the first cons that started it all with her cosplay journey and she has been hooked on cosplay ever since! She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and is also an illustrator that infuses her love for art and design into cosplay. Dessi-Desu has drawn designs inspired by a number of beloved characters for other cosplayers in the community to also enjoy and bring to life. For Dessi-Desu, cosplay has been an ongoing journey in learning and acquiring new skills, so when she isn’t drawing or sewing, she is always on the lookout for the next cosplay project with new and interesting challenges.

Photo Credit: Amie Photos (@amiephotos)

Guest Announcement – Jon Allen

Jon Allen is a guest at Nekocon 2022! Join us on November 4-7 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Badges Available Now!
2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon Allen has voiced in Alessi in “JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE,” Red Blood Cell AC1677 in “CELLS AT WORK CODE BLACK,” Critter in “SWORD ART ONLINE,” Jamilov and Spider in “EDENS ZERO”, Kiyoshi Miyaji and Yoshinori Susa in “KUROKO’S BASKETBALL,” Mori in “FLCL PROGRESSIVE,” Zack Lowe in “GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS,” Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero in “HUNTER X HUNTER,” and numerous others.
In cartoons, you might have also heard him as Thrash in HEROES OF GOO JIT ZU. Additionally, Jon voices Wolfpain, Silverback, Battaxe, Tritops, Verapz, Saturnaut, and Warsnap, and he’s also the announcer for all of the their commercials.
In gaming, he starred in PAIN as Jarvis and H8 Squadder on the Playstation Network. He can also be heard in SMITE as Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ymir – Vryonic Demon. In GENSHIN IMPACT (Kamuna Harunosuke and Ogawa), POKEMON MASTERS (Thorton and Brawly) PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 (Persona the Masked) and in other titles such as DEMON SLAYER – THE HINOKAMI CHRONICLES, WARHAMMER TACTICS, ACE COMBAT 7, and ZANKI ZERO to name a few.

On-camera he’s been seen in the series THE EX-LIST, Comedy Central’s MY PROFILE STORY, KNOW YOUR MEME, YOU CAN DO BETTER on truTV, and starred as Ryan Wyatt in THE CASTMEMBERS. Jon also contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, having wrestled as the two times, and longest-reigning champion of WPW RICOTTA FLAIR in Los Angeles, which streams every month on Twitch TV. He’s also wrestled for former WWE and TNA star Sinn Bodhi’s FREAKSHOW WRESTLING in Las Vegas, and ran FRANS UNITED WRESTLING in San Diego, and is frontman for the funny dinosaur rock band “BONEHENGE.”

Guest Announcement – Charlie Schlatter

Charlie Schlatter is coming to Nekocon!
TV veteran CHARLIE SCHLATTER is best known for starring alongside Dick Van Dyke in the CBS hit series, DIAGNOSIS: MURDER. He also starred with Jennifer Aniston as the title role in NBC’S FERRIS BUELLER. He was recently praised for his performance as Dr. Dick on Showtime’s SHAMELESS, and is currently co-starring as anchorman Paul Michaels in the critically acclaimed FOR ALL MANKIND. On the big screen, he starred in 18 AGAIN! opposite George Burns. Also, Disney’s HEARTBREAK HOTEL, POLICE ACADEMY: Mission To Moscow to name a few.
Currently, he’s starring as the lovable Chad on Nickelodeon’s BIG NATE and as Sport on Apple Plus TV’s HARRIET THE SPY with Jane Lynch. At this moment, you can find him recording the lead role of Sidecar in the newly ordered Mattel series HOT WHEELS ULTIMATE RACERS!

Guest Announcement – Ezra Weisz

We are welcoming Ezra Weisz as a guest for Nekocon 2022! Nekocon will be held November 4-6 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. Badges available for purchase on our website!
Known for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (15-21), One Punch Man (19), Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Advent of the Red Comet (19),  JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (18), Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin VI – Rise of the Red Comet (18), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (13-14), Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (13), Hunter x Hunter (12), Wizards of Waverly Place (08-11), Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meio Shinwa (11), Naruto: Shippûden (09), Vampire Knight (08), Bleach (07), Code Geass (07), Naruto (06), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (02-03), Power Rangers Wild Force (02), Power Rangers Time Force (01), Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (99), Power Rangers in Space (98), Power Rangers Turbo (97), Power Rangers Zeo (96), V.R. Troopers (95-96)

Guest Announcement – Morgan Berry

Morgan Berry is a guest at Nekocon 2022! Nekocon is November 4-6 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. Badges on sale now!
Morgan Berry is a professional voice actor, singer, and YouTuber; best known for her voice roles in various anime television series, films, video games, and web series. Some of the many franchises Morgan has voiced for include: “Pokemon”, “Dragon Ball”, “Beyblade”, “My Hero Academia”, “Final Fantasy”, “Inuyasha”, “Fire Emblem”, “Miraculous Ladybug”, “Sword Art Online”, “One Piece”, “Fruits Basket”, “Food Wars”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Borderlands”, “Love Live!”, “Smite”, “Overlord”, “The Rising of the Shield Hero”, “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Cells at Work”, the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast”, and many more. Morgan has worked with many prestigious companies including Disney, Nintendo, Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, Marvel, Square Enix, SEGA, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Team Four Star.