Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 @3pm in room A-2100.
You are cordially invited to a once-in-a-lifetime event! FLCL, the modern classic anime from 2000, is confusing at best when it comes to plot, but we're going to be tearing it apart, breaking it down and discussing what in Mabase is going on! We'll be marathoning all six episodes followed by a panel-style presentation by our officers with informative answers to those questions you've been pondering. We'll also be bringing in lots of food to munch on, so come hungry for both enlightenment and noms! This is a free event open to the public sponsored by Anime Anonymous, the anime club that put on NyanCon. This room is located in the same building where NyanCon 2013 was in the Main Events room.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 @3pm in room A-2100.
Are you interesting in representing your organization at NyanCon this October? If so, then we're excited to announce an area just for that purpose! The Exhibit Hall will be similar to a convention alley or press alley at other conventions, but will include local businesses or organizations interested in spreading their good words in person to hundreds of geeks! Check out the Exhibit Hall page to read the rules and apply!
Our first announcement for NyanCon 2014 is releasing an update for the Dealer's Room! We've updated the rules for both vendors and artists and would like to announce submissions open on April 1st. We have also decided to start charging for vendor and artist tables. Last year we were told by our artists and vendors that they would gladly pay a table fee since the event was largely profitable; we based our prices from vendor and artist suggestions. The extra revenue will also enable us to bring in more industry guests from out of state.
Please visit the Vendors and Artists page for more details on the new rules and see the pricing! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Our staff is fully recharged and ready to start rolling out announcements about NyanCon 2014! We'll be tweaking the rules for vendors and artists, updating and creating more FAQ Editorials, and announcing guests and projects as they come! Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for Caturday teasers!
Happy New Year everynyan! 2014 is going to be a year of congoing, we can just feel it in our paws! For all our wonderful readers, we've compiled a list of all known, confirmed 2014 Ohio conventions with city and date. Hopefully attending NyanCon last year helped prep you for bigger and even better conventions!
DeCONpression, January 17th-19th, Columbus http://www.deconpression.org/
Ohayocon, January 24th-26th, Columbus http://ohayocon.org/
Zipcon, February 22nd, Akron http://zipcon.weebly.com/
Animarathon, March 22nd, Bowling Green http://animarathon.com/
FalCon, March 29th, Huron http://www.falconconvention.org/
Anime Punch: Armageddicon, March 28th-30th, Columbus http://animepunch.org/armageddicon/
Midoricon.5, March 29th-30th, West Portsmouth http://www.midoricon.com/2.5/
Shinbokucon, April 10th-14th, Huron http://shinbokucon.com/
Steampunk Symposium, April 25th-27th, Cincinatti http://www.steampunksymposium.com/
Marcon, May 9th-11th, Columbus http://www.marcon.org/anime/
Cleveland Pop Expo, May 16th-18th, Cleveland http://popexpos.com/
Lake Effect Comic Con, May 25th, Mentor http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
Cleveland ConCoction, May 30th-June 1st, Cleveland http://www.clevelandconcoction.org/
Colossalcon, June 5th-8th, Sandusky http://colossalcon.com/
Origins Game Fair, June 11th-15th, Columbus http://originsgamefair.com/
Trotcon, June 20th-22nd, Columbus http://trotcon.net/
Anime Punch: Fieldcon, June 21st-23rd, Morgan County http://animepunch.org/fieldcon/
Anime Punch: Fishcon, July 14th, Alum Creek State Park http://animepunch.org/fishcon/
Glass City Con, July 26th-27th, Toledo http://glasscitycon.com/
Matsuricon, August 22nd-24th, Columbus http://matsuricon.org/
Midoricon, September 5th-7th, Oregon http://midoricon.com/
Cincinatti Comic Expo, September 19th-21st, Cincinatti http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com/
Pandoracon, September 28th-30th, Cincinatti http://pandoracon.com/
NyanCon, October 4th, Kirtland http://www.nyancon.org/
Con on the Cob, October 16th-19th, Hudson http://cononthecob.com/
Epic-Con Ohio, October 24-26, Montgomery County Fairgrounds http://epic-con-ohio.com/
Cleveland Comic Con, October 26th, http://clevelandcomiccon.com/
Wizard World: Ohio Comic Con, October 31st-Nov2nd, Columbus http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html
Akron Comicon, November 8th, Akron http://www.akroncomicon.com/
Sugoicon, Ohio Kitsune Con, Anime Punch: Shootcon, & N.E. Geek Expo have not announced dates for 2014. Cincy Comicon is technically in Kentucky.
If you know of an Ohio convention that we missed here, please comment or email email@example.com to let us know!
NyanCon happened almost a month ago and already it feels like an eternity.. Fear not, we're always going to be keeping records of all the amazing smiles! So far we've amassed lots of photos and fan videos, check out our fan page to see what our attendees have put together. And Buffering While Bored and Goofing Off! have made some amazing reviews and compilations of NyanCon, we couldn't be more thrilled to see professionals grace our convention! And always, remember to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages for others sharing photos and being awesome.
And if you're interested in getting your video or pictures on our fan page remember that it must be pictures taken at the convention and to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your permission to post them. Thank you!
We just heard from faculty and staff at Lakeland Community College. They love their students and they love NyanCon! We're coming back next year for a convention that will be sure to blow your beautiful minds! We're already making plans for 2014 and we'll be releasing details early next year! Stay tuned and thank you again for helping us put on a great event that will be coming back every year!
Have you just not had enough of Lakeland giving you more free fun? We thought so..
On Thursday October 24th, Lakeland's Campus Activities Board from Student Activities (the same department that NyanCon was sponsored from) will be holding their annual Halloween party that is free and open to the public! The party has food, spooks, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, games and a DJ! The kids portion with appropriate games runs from 6p-8p and the adult portion is from 9p-11p. Stop by in cosplay and represent that geeky style!
You're probably wondering about how NyanCon did and what's going to happen next year. We are too! In order to attempt to get an accurate count, we created the raffle door prizes to encourage people to sign up. Despite this, we had many people completely unaware of the door prizes and at least a hundred that didn't want to sign up when they came to buy baked goods. So while we had 322 attendees officially sign up and enter into the raffle, we had an unknowable number of actual attendees. During our busiest moments, we could count at least 400 in the cafeteria. This doesn't include the panel rooms, the main events room (which could hold over 100), or any of the miscellaneous alcoves and sitting areas. We most likely had about 500 attendees show up for our first year, but because there's no accurate way to measure a free convention, it is only an approximation. Next year we'll be selling optional badges with a limit of one per person in the attempt to get a more accurate count.
We've also been reading the feedback and will be doing some things for NyanCon 2014. The game room will still be on the first floor of the cafeteria, but it will be spread out so there is less crowding. We can't increase the size of the panel rooms without blowing out some walls, but we will be doing our best to fill up every room so there are alternatives in case your event is full (please consider holding a panel next year, panels depend on you). There will be a map posted next to the schedules and rules as well as in the program. We'll also create a weapons check area at con ops which will be located on the first floor. Next year we'll be debuting an info alley where other conventions and related geeky businesses can have a table to advertise their awesomeness.
Thank you again for making our very first convention a wonderful event and the date for next year will be announced hopefully soon! Stay tuned and keep the nyan strong!
If you're just an eager beaver for some more con experience, then you might want to check out some other conventions!
In just a few weeks on October 19th, Colossalcon is premiering a new sister convention, Cleveland Comic Con! The convention is in Independence, Ohio and admission is only $10!
On Saturday November 2nd, The N.E. Geek Expo is having their third annual convention in Ashtabula, Ohio! Admission is $5 or $10 for a special badge and lanyard.
And early next year, there's Zipcon, another new free anime convention in Akron, Ohio on Saturday February 22nd!
Remember to check them out and support local conventions!