Naka-Kon began in 2005 as a single-day event at the University of Kansas. Since then, the convention has grown into a three-day convention with more than 10,000 attendees in 2016! Our attendees come from all across the country to celebrate anime, manga, music, video games, cosplay and many other facets of Japanese history and culture.
Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime, Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.