Friday, December 1, 2023

NekoCon 25: Little Witch Catademia

NekoCon 2023 first official day (WYDaily/Jillian Appel)

HAMPTON — NekoCon, Virginia’s oldest anime convention, held its 25th event with the theme “Little Witch Catademia” Nov. 3-5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The weekend offered a variety of entertainment and activities for attendees from photoshoots to panels to an artist alley and exhibitors hall.

Winners of the NekoCon 2023 Cosplay Masquerade and Craftsmanship Contest (WYDaily/Jillian Appel)

One of the major highlights of the weekend was the Cosplay Masquerade, where NekoCon reported having its highest-ever number of participants. Winners for both craftsmanship and performance were given awards after the performance and were later invited on stage for a group photo.

NekoCon Mascots during 2023 closing ceremonies (WYDaily/Jillian Appel)

At closing ceremonies, NekoCon announced that it raised over $7,000 for the Heritage Humane Society and the Carolina Manga Library. The convention also saw 6,022 people attend over the three days.

NekoCon’s 2024 theme was also announced — “Mewths and Legends.” For more information about the convention, visit the official website.

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