Adelaide

Caturday, September 17th

Crown and Sceptre

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Welcome to Neko Nation a party inspired by the anime nightclubs of Akihabara. Welcome to our world awesome K-Pop, Japanese, gaming, anime songs and remixes delivered by our awesome Neko Nation DJ’s delivered across two levels. Not sure if you have the energy to dance all night? We’ve taken inspiration from the maid cafes of Japan as we allow you to taste and devour delicious free sushi from our cute, sexy catgirls and catboys. Dance the night away, chill out with other awesome anime fans, dress up and get your photo taken in the photobooth, play Cards Against Humanity, drink delicious anime cocktails and enjoy all the fun that is the world of Neko Nation! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

The JoyPad crew, in association with retrospekt.com.au, has run many events over the last four years. Initially running events solely focusing on chiptunes and retrogames, Joypad has continually experimented and broadened it’s scope to including live music acts, themed videogame nights, gaming tournaments, and a variety of DJs playing music across a variety of genres. At any given event you might hear a mix of chiptune, synthwave, electro, mashups, anime/J-pop, dance, breakbeat, and gaming tunes…and of course music just to make you LOL.

JoyPad recently were involved in coordinating AVCon After Dark with a number of renowned interstate live acts, as well as hosting our semi-regular events showcasing some of Adelaide’s up and coming nerdy, synth, chiptune, and dance live acts and DJs. JoyPad looks forward to again showcasing some of our favourite local geeky music talent, as well as consoles for you all to play on the night.

Welcome to a party that feels like a magical anime wonderland being brought to life! For anime fans and those with an interest in Japanese culture this is an event not to be missed, considered by many to be one of the major highlights of the anime scene all around Australia. Neko Nation welcomes veterans and newcomers with a friendly and loving atmosphere, this is one night not to be missed! ◦°˚\(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦

Latest Updates

DJ Lineups released

Neko Nation Adelaide’s DJ Lineups are out, we’ve got two floors of music throughout the night, the downstairs floor featuring a lot more of our traditional J-Pop, K-Pop, anime, gaming tunes and remixes and the top floor featuring a larger variety of more abstract styles.

Downstairs

8:30-9:30 // K-Pop // Miss Meow (WA)
9:30-10:30 // J-Pop // Catalystic (WA)
10:30-11:30 // Doujin Dance // Gomi ゴミ
11:30-12:30 // Chiptune + Gaming // 5K1P
12:30-1:30 // J-Core // Riot Angel
1:30-2:30 // J-Core // Kai

Upstairs

8:30-9:30 // Weeaboo Dansu // Jelly
9:30-10:30 // Vaporwave + Future Funk // ⑨Ball
10:30-11:30 // Chip-Hop // Freakchild
11:30-12:30 // Synthwave // ⑨Ball
12:30-1:30 // Lyrical Chiptune // Xandox
1:30-2:30 // Bday set // ⑨Ball

Event Details

Neko Nation Adelaide + Joypad
Caturday, September 17th 2016
8pm-Late (Doors open: 7:30pm)
18+ Event

♦ VENUE ♦

Crown and Sceptre
308 King William Street
Adelaide

♦ TICKETS ♦

Tickets $20
Door: $25

Event Links
Click attending on our event page!
Tickets also available from Shin Tokyo

DJs

Neko Nation Adelaide will feature two floors of amazing DJs from both Neko Nation and Joypad, the main room on the bottom floor will be focused on mostly J-Pop, K-Pop, J-Core, anime and gaming tunes, while the top floor will have a much more eccentric mix of genres and styles in a slightly small room that has it’s own bar.  Neko Nation Adelaide will not only feature a wide variety of amazing DJs across Australia but will also include two interstate DJs, Catalystic and Miss Meow.

☆pH☆

J-Core

Make sure you save your dancing feet, because at 1:30 Neko Nation will go into overdrive! Making his Neko Nation debut, ☆pH☆ will be bringing the sounds of Japan’s underground to Adelaide in a set that is sure to end the night on a high. A regular figure on the dance floor since Neko Nation’s birth, ☆pH☆ will deliver an hour of pure, adrenaline-filled J-Core. Don’t miss this one!

⑨Ball

Vaporwave / Future Funk / Synthwave

⑨Ball has been a staple at Neko Nation Adelaide since it’s debut 5 years in 2011 and recently has joined to be a part of Joypad as well. Always experimenting with new set ideas, like Vapourwave, Synthwave, and Moeswag to name a few, ⑨Ball always brings something new and interesting to the mix”

5K1P

Chiptune and Gaming

Over the years SK1P has been involved in the organisation of numerous events including JoyPad, AVCon After Dark, Neko+JoyPad, and SideQuest. He has DJed at Neko Nation (Adelaide and Melbourne), JoyPad , and numerous AVCon parties. Inspired by all electronic music, especially the rave sounds and DJs from the last twenty-five years (yes, he’s really been around that long), expect his videogame and chiptune set to be full of dance tunes, mashups, classic tracks, unexpected surprises, and geeky fun…all at 150bpm

Xandox

Lyrical Chiptune

Are you game BOI? Well then Xandox has got you covered. Hell be pumping out a live set of chip music from his Nintendo Gameboy rig. Get lost as he plays a mix of original tracks and retro interpolations of some well known tunes. He’s warmed out his vocal chords to sing along. This is bound to be a crazy set full of surprises. And before you ask him, yes… that is a real game boy he’s using

Jelly

Weeaboo Dansu

U mad? Me Jelly. Jelly is teh mix master meme. Here to play teh soundtrack of the internet mixed with gaming an anime references. A mainstay at Neko Nation since 2011 and regular Joypad contributor since 2014. A winner is you! Jelly never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down

Riot Angel

J-Core

Lemphek aka DJ Riot Angel has been pushing Japanese electronic music in Australia for quite some years now. Between his residency as a Neko Nation DJ, playing at the Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane shows, involvement as a DJ for the annual AVCON Ball and Chinatown’s regular Harajuku no Yoko events, and host of Soundpond online radio show “Sushi Kitchen”, Lemphek has refined his musical and technical skills, bringing something new and fresh to the Australian J-music scene.

ゴミ (Gomi)

Doujin Dance

I’m Gomiゴミ , and this is my set list. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Weab. Everything in here has a key and a tempo. One thing I’ve learned after 21 years – you never know WHAT is gonna come through those monitors.

Freakchild

Chip-Hop

In a dark dark town, there was a dark dark street. And in the dark dark street, there was a dark dark house, and in the dark dark house, there were some dark dark stairs and down the dark dark stairs, there was a dark dark cellar and in the dark dark cellar, three skeletons lived! There was a big skeleton.
and a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. Woof.

That has absolutely nothing to do with FreakChild, a dorky DJ from Adelaide who loves thumpin’ the nerdy beats with a penchant for gaming and hip-hop.

Miss Meow (WA)

K-Pop

Interstate guest Miss Meow will be hitting the decks and bringing some Korean flavour to this party.  Heavily influenced by the hard and dancier end of the K-Pop spectrum, Miss Meow has DJed all over Australia and is excited to be bringing all her K-Pop hits and remixes to Neko Nation Adelaide!

Catalystic (WA)

J-Pop

The man behind TeddyLoid’s Australian debut, Catalystic is one of Neko Nation’s most versatile DJ’s, he will be bringing a mix of anime anthems and remixes in the Neko Prefecture and later cranking out J-Core in the BIOS Arena.

Free Sushi!

Neko Nation’s famous free sushi served by catgirls and also catboys will once again be taking place at this event, as usual make sure you get in early to get plenty of sushi while it’s fresh and plentiful.  If you’re not a fan of sushi we’ve also got candy being served as well too.  Below you can find information about our wonderful catgirls and catboys who will be serving you throughout the night!

Blossom Kitten

Blossom Kitten is head Catgirl of the Adelaide event. it’s her job to keep all the rowdy cat boys and girls in line.  She is a local alternative model specialising in gravure photoshoots. Blossom is internationally published and works for Kitten Sightings. When she’s not modelling or wrangling catgirls she enjoys anime, Jpop, writing and sleeping in. To keep Blossom happy feed her green tea flavoured things

Neko Yukai

Neko Yukai is small, 24 year old, Adelaide kitten who loves Idol music and Anime! Her hobbies include singing, studying language, anime/manga and amateur modelling for fun and modelling for Kitten Sightings. Partnered with the gorgeous Blossom kitten, these two are sure to make your night fun!

 

Adonexa

Adonexa has lived in Australia for 19 years but originally hails from Asia! She is an avid anime fan passionate about art. When she’s not watching anime, you’ll find her either writing, singing, or just simply going on adventures. Make sure you say hi to one of Neko’s newest kittens on the night!

Mavi Lee

Mavi Lee is a local cosplayer and full time magical girl who loves anime, animals, and fashion. She enjoys being creativity and is inspired by anything cute and creepy, sci-fi, fantasy and Japanese pop culture. Currently studying a bachelor in fashion design, she is incredibly passionate in developing her own label and traveling around the world with her designs.  Paired with the lovely Shaira, these two are set to bring all the cuteness your way!

Jaylen

Jaylen is from South Australia. He’s been attending Avcon since 2012 and making costumes since then. He loves helping  friends make costumes and armour for Con’s both anime and regular Con’s. A few of his hobbies include Blacksmithing, painting, sewing and cooking Japanese cuisine. He one day dreams to move to Japan as a translator or study as a apprentice in Japan to work as a mechanic!

Baby Bat

Baby Bat is an alternative model and internationally published, her favourite things are bats and space, her favourite sweet treats are sherbert and she loves to dance and perform. She is mostly dressed as space themed but will switch to kawaii things on the occassion. Baby Bat is a friendly and outgoing little mew and will always be there for her Neko family. Paired with cutie Jaylen these two will light up your night!

 

Kirakira

きら きら☆ is a Japanese obsessed space cat girl. She is a Fashion obsessed of the Harajuku streets Quirky mermaid  who plays with make-up and accessories. She’s also a DJ who loves to pose behind the camera and secretly wants to be Sonico.  Working for Quirky stylin, she has an avid interest in the fashion and modelling fields and this definitely ties in with her fashion studies

James

James has decided to serve us as the great Walter C Dornez. James works for the hotel industry and hopes to use this experience in Japan in a couple of years. He has a talent for throwing his voice into other characters or people using this with cosplays and every day life. Highly interested in the Japanese culture, see him and the Gorgeous Sammi  on the night! They will be sure to entertain you!

Gaming

Thanks to our friends at Joypad we will have a variety of retro games that you can play when you need to take a break from the action on the dance floor.  We will also be having Cards Against Humanity in the beer garden too.

Photobooth

Foto Play will be bringing their photobooth along to Neko Nation Adelaide, as seen at the recent AVCon event, Foto Play’s photobooth has always been an attraction at all the events he’s attended at, make sure you pop in for a photo and capture your amazing outfit!

Cocktails

Crown + Scepter is home to one of the best bars in Adelaide and possibly Australia.  Featuring 100 different options of beers, wine, spirits and non alcoholic options there’s something for everyone, including a wide variety of anime and gaming cocktails.  With three bars across the venue, bar service is faster than any other Neko Nation event in Australia!

Getting There

Neko Nation Adelaide is located at Crown and Sceptre on King William Street in Adelaide, it’s a very short walk South of Victoria Square, located virtually in the central heart of Adelaide, easy to get to, find and away from the rowdiness of Hindley Street.
Public Transport
Crown and Sceptre is a short walk from either Victoria Square tram stop and is a short walk south towards Crown and Sceptre following King William Street.  It’s also a short walk north of City South tram stop, both stops are approximately a similar distance apart to Crown and Sceptre.
By Car and Parking
There is no parking on King William Street or at the venue, if you’re lucky you may be able to find some free street parking but to save you time, however there are three parking spots located near the venue which open late:
– 11 Wright Street (Adelaide Car Parking)
– 19-21 Mill Street (Wilson Parking)
– 14-22 Moore Street (Adelaide Car Parking)
Getting-to-the-Venue---Adelaide-2016

FAQ’s

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Neko Nation is an 18+ event. Neko Nation takes place in a licensed venue, according to the liquor licensing act, only the following current (not expired) ID is acceptable
– Proof of Age Card
– Australian Driver’s License
– Passport (Any nationality)
Student cards, bank cards and mecha licences are not acceptable by law, sorry even teenagers can pilot mecha.

Are there door tickets?
Yes, there will be, if you are unable to buy tickets beforehand please get to the event early. A sellout is unlikely but numerous Neko Nation events in other cities have sold out this year, so buying early will guarantee entry.
What is the dress code for Neko Nation?
Cosplay is highly encouraged! We encourage cosplay, alternative and unique outfits for you to dress to impress for your chance to win prizes!  We discourage any sort of fragile or dangerous cosplays due to dark environment and people dancing, however being an 18+ event, highly sexualised, non-family friendly outfits are welcome at our events.

What is the weapons and props policy for Neko Nation?
Weapons are highly discouraged at our events, unless made out of weaker materials (foam, cardboard) and look non threatening, (guns and swords are generally a no-go, compared to staffs and wands). Our policy is similar to many cosplay conventions although we tend to be a bit stricter, due to the darker environment, people dancing and alcohol. Security has the final say in regards to props and weapons.

Is there a cloak room on site?
Yes, Crown and Scepter will providing a cloak room for $5.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Via the contact us page, please note we will not answer questions on the day, due to setup commitments.

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Neko Nation Adelaide @ Crown And Sceptre

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