Friday and Saturday Night Dances
What do you do when all the panels are done for the day, the concerts are over, and you’re still itching for more? Check out the nightly dances, of course! Each night NekoCon brings you something unique to keep your body moving until the late hours.
- Props such as hula hoops, light wands, LED staves up to 6-feet, light sabers or similar props will be allowed, but only in a pre-designated location within the dance. This will be at the discretion of our staff and we reserve the right to reject any props we may deem as unsafe.
- Masks covering the lower half of the face will be allowed, however our staff may ask you to lower it at any time. Full-faced masks or helmets will not be allowed.
- We understand your need to rest, however, please do not sit or lie down on the floor of the dance.
- No bags are allowed in the dance, unless it is a proven medical bag that you do need to have on you.
- No food or drinks are allowed inside the dance. There will be water stations both inside and outside of the dance so you can stay hydrated.
- No glow sticks on strings or similar items on strings will be allowed. Glow sticks are most certainly welcome, they just cannot be on strings. Strings can be worn, but not swung. You will be warned 2 times if we see you swinging anything on strings, on the third time, you will be asked to leave. Light wands are the only exception to this rule, due to the controlled nature of the prop. We still reserve the right to ask you to put it away if we find any actions you take with the light wand unsafe.
- Break dancing will be allowed in a designated area. Outside of that designated area, it will not be allowed and feet cannot go above the thighs while dancing.
- Dancing on NekoCon equipment will result in automatic ejection from the dance for the night.
- Any drug use or suspected drug use can result in an automatic ejection from the dance and from the convention.
- Harassing the performers on stage or climbing the stage without expressed permission will result in automatic ejection from the dance and possibly from the convention.
- Sexual harassment, misconduct, or any sort of physical assault towards anyone will not be tolerated and can result in ejection from the convention.
- Cameras/recording will be allowed during the dance, but at your own risk.
- NekoCon and ESSI reserve the right to change these rules at any time for any reason.
In 2014 the NekoCon world experienced the first Spike led Neko Dance Party event. Since that day, the Neko Dances have never been quite the same!
Spike brings his years of experience, from the LA Club Kids to the London Fetish Balls to the 757 Goth Clubs and Theatre scenes, and has created one of the most popular events at NekoCon as well as one of the most talked about events on the East Coast Convention scene.
Balcony DJ Coordinator
Check out the 2nd Floor balcony on Friday and Saturday afternoon for a preview of the tunes played during our nightly dances!
Hello my Name is DJ Soundmello and I’ve been Djing for 5 years and i been taught by the best in the area. I play music from tech house to trance deep house and maybe some disco. I enjoy making people dance to my music so if u wanna feel the Mello experience and enjoy the music.
Friday Night Dance: Nekos of Night City
Friday 11pm-2am in Main Events
Friday Night Lineup:
11:45pm-12:30am: Erika B
12:30am-1:15am: Kakumei X
“How can I say this to you? Oh yeah, bass destroyer, dance floor burner, you name it!”
That opening statement is the correct way to describe DJ Tala music. As an open format DJ, he is skilled in any genre of music from house to future house and dubstep to hard style. DJ Tala is the most energetic DJ you can ever find in the 757. DJ Tala learned his talent from his amazing friend The Doctor, another legend DJ in the 757. With his amazing music choice and the skill to feel the energy from the crowd, DJ Tala will deliver the show you’re looking for.
Local legend DJ Erika B has been spinning for years and played a pivotal role in establishing the Hampton Roads EDM group. Having played all over the area and beyond, DJ Erika B knows how to cater to a crowd, whether it be at the iconic Peabody’s Nightclub, Bugatti’s, or your favorite hangout spot!
DJ Kakumei X is no stranger to Electronic music. Born into DJing thanks to his dad, he spent his early years of his life seeking out house music on radio stations on the way to New York, and spent equally as much time in the record shops there. He later found Trance as his escape early in his teenage years, with the later years turning to Hard Trance and Hard House. After he graduated high school in 2004, he learned of Hard-style and fell equally as much for it. His sets are a heavy blend of hard hitting 4 on the floor bass elements with spine chilling vocals.
Born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, Que has been an active DJ in the area since May 2014. After learning from several DJ’s in the area. He has played at several local conventions such as Anime Mid-Atlantic, Ring of Fire, FursonaCon, and NekoCon and such local establishments as 37th and Zen, Peabody’s, Chemistry, Central 111, and Empire. More known for his House and Top 40 Remixes, Que has been known to expand his range just to get the crown going so that everyone there can enjoy themselves and have a great time.
Saturday Night Dance: Neko Magica
Saturday 10pm-2am in Main Events
Saturday Night Lineup:
10:00pm-10:45pm: Mikey V
1:15am-2:00am: Slumber Party
DJ Mikey V. Formerly known as DJ 401k is no newbie to Neko. Originally announcing his retirement on stage at Neko, Mikey took a few years off the club scene and show circuit and recently came out of retirement to throw a festival, Under One House. He is now back under his own name.
Emerged from the South Carolina club scene as one of the most exciting live DJ’s in the South. DJ Insomnia is known for his heavy beats and uncanny ability to mix.
After relocating to the 757, DJ insomnia became known as one of the premier house party DJ’s in the area. Spinning all genres from trap to hardcore, DJ Insomnia’s ability to adapt to the venue has made him one of the most respected figures in the scene.
Steven Dotson’s career is the culmination of a lifetime of DJing around the club scene observing people react, and making people move. He has toured the United States twelve, electrifying party people with an infectious showmanship, a crowd-commanding presence, and a musical palette so broad, he relates to everyone within his reach, uniting all dance floors with high energy.
Hazmat does not follow strict guidelines. He mixes toxic genres while collecting energy samples from crowds to build his sets. You can find him at clubs around the area like 37th and Zen and Peabody’s. So put on your mask, sanitize and wash your hands cause your about to get contaminated.