Naka-Kon is an annual 3-day convention held in the Kansas City area which celebrates anime, video games, and Japanese culture. Each year, the convention hosts a variety of influential Japanese musicians who perform, host informative panels, and sign autographs for fans.
This year, the convention will be hosting the following musical guests:
Rondonrats – Hailing from Hiroshima, Japan, Rondonrats is a five-piece melodic rock band who will be playing their first ever show in the United States at Naka-Kon. Rondonrats will hold a full two-hour concert on Friday night, and will open the cosplay contest on Saturday with a one-hour performance. The band will also engage with fans through an informative panel covering the Japanese music industry, and through an autograph session after their concert.
A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy – Led by internationally recognized composer and conductor Eric Roth, A New World is a touring small-scale orchestral performance of the legendary music of the Final Fantasy universe. A New World will perform and hold a Q&A session during the convention.
Venue and Entry
The convention will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City.
Entry to any of the musical performances only requires a convention badge – either a $30-$35 single day badge (depending on the day) or a $55 full weekend badge – there are no additional fees for musical performances. Badge registration information is available at the Naka-Kon website.
All performances are held in Ballroom A-B of the Overland Park Convention Center. Locations of signings and Q&A are listed individually below.
5:30pm – A New World Q&A (Cottonwood Room 2)
8:00pm – Rondonrats concert
10:00pm – Rondonrats autograph session (Autograph area B)
11:00am – A New World performance
3:00pm – Rondonrats opens the cosplay contest
9:00pm – Rondonrats panel (Cottonwood Room 2)