A big shout out to everyone who entered NekoCon’s Hyper Karaoke Battle Royale – sign-ups are now closed! Make sure to join the fun on Friday, November 4, from 6-10PM in Panel 1.
Please welcome back featured panelist Game Guy for NekoCon 19!
Jason aka the “Game Guy” is excited to return to NekoCon for his fifth year to the convention. He will be hosting two versions of his “NekoCon Game Show hosted by Game Guy.” Contestants will be picked from the audience to play crazy games for prizes and there will be door prizes at each game show for attendees. So don’t miss either show!
He will also be in the Video Game Room hosting “Surprise Game Tournaments” all weekend. You don’t need to be an expert in the game to sign up, in fact you won’t even have to know which game you’ll be playing when you do. So everyone should be at the same level. Everyone who participates will get a prize, so be sure to sign up at the Virginia Lottery tent before all the spaces fill up.
All games, fun and prizes from Game Guy are sponsored by the Virginia Lottery. We’re Game!
NekoCon’s selected charity for this year’s event is The Virginia Living Museum! Throughout the weekend you will be able to support this wonderful organization’s conservation and education efforts in Hampton Roads and beyond!
The Virginia Living Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 – 50 years of stimulating knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the living world.
Created by two community organizations to promote science education, the museum continues to be a museum leader in its use of native wildlife to present its message. Museum visitors encounter more habitats, wildlife and plant species than would be encountered in a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Virginia. The exhibits showcase all of the state’s regions from the upland coves of the Appalachian Mountains to the salty offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean and feature more than 250 different animal species, including 11 that are endangered or threatened.
The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. It is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please welcome cosplay guests and actors, Kim and Misty Ormiston!
Kim and Misty Ormiston are best known for their roles in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as Leeg 1 and Leeg 2, the badass, devoted sister soldiers in Katniss’s Star Squad “451.” In addition to performing various roles on SyFy they have walked the runways in New York for top brands such as Christian Dior and posed for several magazine spreads on covers such as Maxim. The duo also direct, edit, and write their own short films.
Loves of creativity, versatility, and originality, the twins have the ability to transform from female to male model and have an awesome time rocking this ability when they cosplay. Their favorites include Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd, the Goblin King Jareth and Goblin, and Gambit and Rogue.
Hours have been spent rehearsing. Many nights have gone by filled with dreams of the coveted microphone trophy. It’s time once again for NekoCon’s Hyper Karaoke Battle Royale!
This year’s contest will be on Friday, November 4, from 6-10PM in Panel 1. Sign-ups will be from October 3rd thru October 24th. In order for a happy, smooth, and successful contest this year, please visit and read through the page before signing up! Sign-ups will be ONLINE ONLY for the first 25 entries. No at-con entries will be accepted.
Panelists! The deadline for panels and workshops submissions for NekoCon 2016 is rapidly approaching! Make sure to get your submission in by Saturday, October, 1, for consideration! Please keep in mind that successful completion of the form does not guarantee that your idea will be selected. Once the submission period closes all entries will be put before a selection committee. The committee will choose which submissions will be accepted. Please complete all sections of the form to the best of your ability, and please refer to the Panel & Workshop FAQ before emailing with a question.
Thank you to everyone who submitted to participate in the Masquerade! Online entries are now closed. An additional five slots will be available on site, with preference given to young cosplayers. Please note that this limit will be strictly enforced.
See you in 35 days!
New for this year we are excited to officially announce that we will have our first ever host club! Please welcome Dreamy Hearts Host Club!
Dreamy Hearts Host Club is a Hampton Roads based host club whose goal is to entertain the nightlife crowd at conventions. Inspired by hostess and host clubs in Japan, their goal is to bring the experience to Hampton Roads! To learn more about the host club, what to expect, and hours of operation, please visit their page!
Please note that just like a traditional host club, Dreamy Hearts Host Club will be 18+ only, and will require a valid government-issued photo ID. However, if you’re looking to take part in a unique dining experience, then make sure to check out Lovely Heart Maid Cafe during their hours of operation on Friday and Saturday!
Please welcome our next group of featured panelists, ORCSLARP!
Darkon: the Realm of Orcs (ORCSLARP) is a Live Action Role Playing wargaming club, a.k.a. LARP. Being a chapter of Darkon, an even larger war gaming club, the Realm of Orcs is ever exciting and always accepting new members even with it’s extensive 16 years of history and adventure. The club members are always interactive whether it be practicing different fighting tactics to teaching on how to make your own weapons and armor.