Cosplay: Masquerade Online Registration Open

Online registration for the Cosplay Competition/Masquerade is now live!!

Masquerade 2015
Photo Credit: Yenra Photography

Interested in creating an original skit to participate in our Cosplay Competition known as the Masquerade? Need to brush up on the rules? Then make sure to visiting our Cosplay Competition/Masquerade page before submitting your entry!

Reminder: Online registration will be limited to the first 25 confirmed entries. Confirmed means they have been contacted by the Cosplay Staff and have replied to this contact. Once 25 entries have been reached, we will post here that Cosplay signup is full.

Programming: Panels & Workshops Submissions LIVE!

Panelists! We are now accepting submissions for panels and workshops for NekoCon 2016!

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.

Submissions will close on October 1, 2016.

Guest Announcement: Mike McFarland

Please join us in welcoming voice actor Mike McFarland for NekoCon 19!


Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, Amon in Tokyo Ghoul, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as many others.

Visit our Guests page to learn more about Mike and our other guests!

VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project


We are excited to announce our Friday concert along with some exclusive opportunities! This year NekoCon will be the first to host VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project!

The VOCAMERICA Concert Project is a live holographic musical event featuring English and Western vocal synthesizers.

The goal of the Kickstarter is to help fund the further production of the VOCAMERICA live concert. This is the first attempt to bring the Western and English VOCALOIDS to the public through a live performance!

Make sure to check out the Kickstarter, because there are some exclusive, limited NekoCon perks up for grabs – including the “Full Access Reward Package” which includes a three-day/two-night stay at the SOLD OUT Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads Hotel, Spa & Convention Center along with other rewards!

So check out the Kickstarter today and we’ll see you in November!

Online Pre-Registration is Open!

Registration for NekoCon 19 is now available through EventBrite!

Please keep in mind that only members of NekoCon are eligible to attend. All events and areas of the convention center are for members only. NekoCon memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that you will not receive a refund if you are unable to attend NekoCon.

You may be asking yourself “why should I pre-register?” Benefits include early check-in Thursday night, allowing you to skip the registration line on Friday or Saturday. If you do check-in on Friday or Saturday the line is faster. In addition, your membership helps us prepare for the event and special projects while saving you money!

We hope to see you this year!