NDK started in 1995 as a small anime festival at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. Since then, we have grown to the largest convention in 13 surrounding states, excluding Texas. We pride ourselves on offering a small-convention atmosphere with excellent programming, cultural material, and appearances from our wonderful Guests of Honor.
Nan Desu Kan is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture in Colorado. The RMAA also sponsors NDK NYE, the New Year’s Eve costume ball at the Denver Renaissance Hotel.
The RMAA consists of a governing Board of Directors and an advisory committee.
Board of Directors
Executive Director, CFO
Tara O’Neil: President
Director of Marketing, Director of Art
Rex Hiltermann: Vice President
Director of Public Safety, Co-Director of Staff
Jeremy Pieta: Secretary
Director of Hospitality, Director of Technology, Co-Director of Staff
Guy Davis: Member at Large
Director of Archives, Historian
Chris Lange: Member at Large
Director of Logistics, Director of Operational Technologies
Kelly O’Neil: Member at Large
Director of Merchandise, Co-Director of Staff
Scott Peterson: Member at Large
Director of Events
George Robbert, Charity Czar
Shawn Eason, Advisor at Large