NekoCon 2017 returns to Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. – NekoCon has returned to Hampton Roads for another year.

The anime convention is being held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, bringing out many from the area. Attendees wore colorful and vibrant costumes of anime characters.

Anime describes a style of Japanese animation that is characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes.

For the last event  on Sunday, aspiring chefs from the Culinary Institute of Virginia will be competing in a live cooking competition based on the popular anime show, Food Wars Shokugeki.

In addition to the opportunity to cook in front of thousands of guests, culinary students are competing for $8,000 in scholarships.