Second Round of guest announcements, and news about badges!

We are proud to announce our second round of guests:

— Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask),
— Sonny Strait( Krillin from Dragon Ball, Arsene Lupin the III from Lupin III, Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist, Usopp from One Piece, and more. See ),
Chris Cason (Gluttony in Full Metal Alchemist, and more. see , and — Wendy Powell (Envy from Full metal Alchemist and many more. See

Also, we are pleased to announce our first Japanese guest this year, Mr. Takahiko Abiru, Animation Director for Hunter x Hunter!

Mr. Abiru began his career in the famed animation studio Madhouse as inbetween checker for PAPRIKA, a film directed by the famed director Satoshi Kon. As Key Animator, he is heavily involved in long-run epic series, DEATH NOTE, and robot action series, RIDEBACK. As an Animation Director he worked on the thrilling gambling series, ULTIMATE SURVIVOR KAIJI’s 2nd season. Currently, he’s taken a great leap in his career by working on the HUNTER x HUNTER series as animation director since its beginning. Follow him on his twitter: @mountfull
This will be his first appearance to any American convention.

Next up, Flood Registration Rollovers!:
During the next week we will be contacting the people who will have badges rolled over due to the floods last year. We will make another announcement when we have finished rolling over the unclaimed badges in our registration system. If you believe you are owed a badge and we do not contact you by August 13th, please email online registration.

Keep in mind that we do not mail badges out ahead of the convention for any reason; they are held on a will-call basis at our pre-reg desk.


Pre-Registration closes in five days.

Good morning everyone! We only have five days until Pre-Registration closes! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, go to to get yours now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know! See you in a month!


As promised, here is the hotel link for 2014.

The Marriott uses a third-party booking agent called PassKey to handle room reservations. Do not call the Marriott to reserve a hotel room. If you do, your room reservation may not be guaranteed. Keep in mind that we usually sell the hotel out in less than a week, so if you want to be in the main convention hotel, do not delay in reserving a room!

 Please note that atrium balcony rooms sell out in less than 5 minutes.  If you are trying to book one, and the atrium option isn’t available, it is because they have already sold out. 

 Entering the Inner Atrium Balcony Decorating Contest? We’ll have updated information ready in the spring. Until then, you’re welcome to view the 2013 pagefor reference and relevant measurements to help with your planning.


Good luck!

Toight is the BIG night!

Tonight is the big night, so here is all the info you will need to ring in 2014 with us!

Registration opens at 6:00. Tickets at the door are just $20. If you have pre-registered, your tickets are held on a will-call basis. We never mail out the wristbands ahead of time. Parking for this event is free.

All costumes have to abide by our dress code, so make sure you read it before coming to the hotel. Last year we had a few people trying to crash the party with unapproved costumes. Please keep in mind that if you are caught sneaking in, you will risk being banned.

No tie, no problem! If you forget to bring a tie to NYE, you can get a really ugly one at our charity table. A $5 donation will give you a chance to win a fabulous tie from the Ugly Tie Tree.

We also have new traditional charity games for this year, expanded pachinko parlor, and an upgraded casino!

We are holding a food drive for Food Bank of the Rockies. Bring in 2 canned goods and receive a free masquerade mask! Our silent auction is also back this year, so come bid on awesome items for a good cause!

Have an amazing costume? Our annual royalty contest sign-up is open from 7:00-8:30 pm. Enter to win fabulous prizes and strut your stuff. Details are here.

Can’t wait to see you all later tonight!

1 more day! Pre-Registration closes tonight.  Last chance to get your discount tickets.  It’s $20 at the door!

NDK NYE is 2 days away! Pre-registration ends tomorrow night, so be sure to get your discounted tickets at just $15.

You can also register at the door for $20.
This is a semi-formal event, so check out our dress code here!

Remember that there are still a few hotel rooms left, and they are going fast. Call the Renaissance at 1-800-468-3571 and mention NDK to receive the special room rate.
Its going to be an awesome party! Can’t wait to see you all there!

NYE Plans? Come Party with Us!

The best all-ages NYE party in Denver is nearly here!   Join us for our 5th annual New Year’s Eve ball at the Renaissance Denver Hotel as we welcome in 2014, the Year of the Horse!  Doors for the dance open at 7pm December 31st, 2013.

Rooms are still available at the Renaissance for the special rate of $99.  Contact the hotel 303-399-7500 to book your stay.  Make sure to mention that you are with NDK NYE or Nan Desu Kan to receive the group rate.

The Renaissance Denver Hotel, just off I-70 and Quebec features free wireless Internet in the lobby, free parking, three restaurants, 24 hour room service, an extensive plug-in panel for game consoles, laptops, etc. inside each room, as well as a free shuttle for DIA and nearby shopping areas (Quebec Square and Northfield Stapleton).

Spend the evening dancing at our 5th annual formal ball until the midnight balloon drop.  Take some time to help others by participating in fun games, a silent auction, casino, or even a pachinko parlor for charity.  Professional photography is also available to create a special souvenir of the evening.  All proceeds from our charity auction and games will be donated directly to the United Way Colorado Flood Recovery Fund.

Still deciding on your formal attire or costume?  Be sure to check our Dress Code for our latest guidelines. 

Board News

It is with regret that we must announce that A Jinnie McManus is no longer with RMAA or NDK. This past weekend, RMAA held its annual meeting. As a result of a vote, Ms. McManus’ Director status was rescinded, and her area head status with press and social media was restored. Rather than continue with NDK as an area head, and lead the industry team, Ms. McManus has chosen to leave NDK. With her resolute drive, unparalleled PR savvy, and a bevy of cupcakes, Ms. McManus made significant and lasting contributions to this organization. Her absence will be strongly felt, and NDK wishes her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.

Join us for NDK NYE!

We’ve updated all the information for NDK NYE on the website! Come welcome the Year of the Horse with us! Learn about registration, booking a room and more here.

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