Anime Anonymous (the anime club that sponsors NyanCon) is throwing another free event open to the public and Nyangoers are invited! Next Monday, April 14th will debut the first ever chopstick event at Lakeland Community College! This free event is educational and yummy! We'll be learning about the history and evolution of the use of chopsticks in the world and then our members will teach you how to use those tricky utensils. Some light snacks will be provided. Don't miss out!
It's definitely not an April Fool's Day joke, it's really happening! Our applications for everything except cosplay pre-reg are open. Check the links below!
Dealer's Room Application: http://www.nyancon.org/vendors-and-artists.html
Panel Application: http://www.nyancon.org/panels.html
NyanCon Theater Application: http://www.nyancon.org/nyancon-theater.html
NyanCon is adding a new Cosplay Contest to our lineup of events: The Cosplay Challenge! The Cosplay Challenge is an opportunity for you as a cosplayer to come up with an original costume that is sure to wow the judges! Each year we will be choosing a new theme for you to create a costume with. The Cosplay Challenge has less emphasis on the fabrication details of the costume and more focus on the conception; thinking outside the box and designing something smart is the goal.
The 2014 Cosplay Challenge is Crossovers, the act of combining two or more costumes into one amazing cosplay. This is your chance to show us how clever you can be! You will be judged on the compatability and harmony of the characters in the crossover. For example, a Gurren Lagann / Kill la Kill crossover would make wonderful sense, whereas a Flappy Bird Stormtrooper would need some additional explanation. Your crossplay should be original, thoughtful, and applicable to the characters chosen.
This very well may be the first crossover cosplay contest any geek convention has seen. You do not want to miss out on this rare opportunity to present your amazing idea for the world to see!
Finally! We just got word from our school that the badges are on the online store and available for sale! Last year we had overwhelming interest in attendee badges, but didn't have the budget to create them. Now we're offering a commemorative collector's badge that will fund NyanCon 2014. 100% of all proceeds from the 2013 badges will go toward buying real badges for 2014.
These badges are hand cut from cardstock and laminated. It comes with a black lanyard and would be perfect to add to that collection of ever-growing convention badges. Check out the store's link to get a badge or three, and don't forget to tell your friends before they're all gone! Once we sell 300 badges, the store will close and everyone else can be jelly of your founder badge.
$3 per badge, badges will be mailed to you within a month of purchase. For any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible! Thank you! :D
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 interested 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 email@example.com. 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/
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/
Kitsy Con Ohio, September 5th-7th, TBD https://www.facebook.com/groups/232369786806402/
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with your permission to post them. Thank you!