Monday, March 4, 2024

Check out Hampton’s oldest anime convention this weekend

HAMPTON — The NekoCon anime convention is coming to Hampton Roads Convention Center Friday.

Tickets are $65 and includes a NekoCon membership. You can purchase tickets here.

The annual three-day event features cosplay contests, gaming stations, workshops and other activities for anime fans, according to the convention’s schedule.

The guest speaker, Michelle Ruff, is a voice actor for various anime shows, such as Luna from Sailor Moon, and other films like Hotel Transylvania 3.

The 2018 NekoCon is at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the NekoCon website.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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