The last good news we heard about D’espairsRay was their 15th anniversary live last July, but now there is even better news for D’espairsRay fans in the States! Vocalist Hizumi will be making an appearance at a convention overseas called Naka-Kon. It’s neither on the West Coast nor the East Coast, so fans who are landlocked and normally unable to see their favorite visual kei band members are in luck–especially if they live in Kansas! Information on the convention’s whereabouts are available below. Those of you needing to make travel plans can start early!
Hizumi at Naka-Kon
Where: Overland Park Convention Center
Address: 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66211
When: March 13th-15th
Entrance Badge Options
Online & At Door Full Weekend
Military Discount Full Weekend
At Door Single-Day Badges
Child: $10 (*any one-day)
Adult: $25 (Friday), $30 (Saturday), $20 (Sunday)
*Pre-registration discounts are no longer available.
Please note that the 2015 schedule for the convention is not yet available, and likely will not be so until closer to the time of the convention. As such, no exact date or time is set to see Hizumi either at a Q&A panel or performance, so what to expect and when to expect it is…unknown! However, if you’re interested in the convention for the sole purpose of seeing Hizumi, you can keep an eye on the website for the new programming to release.
Another very important note for those of you who will be traveling: you may want to book your hotel room early. The convention utilizes the Sheraton hotel, but it was already noted on Naka-Kon’s website that rooms for the Sheraton hotel for that particular weekend are already sold out! You will have to look for a different place to stay. Otherwise, have fun at the convention, guys! Multiple guests, panels, and even dance is likely to be a fun way to spend your time here. And of course, definitely check out what Hizumi is all about!