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The No Brand Con Road Show Comes to Anime Milwaukee 2020!

The No Brand Con Road Show is making another stop, and this time it’s at Anime Milwaukee! That’s right, we’re going to be in downtown Milwaukee this weekend (Feb. 14-16), as AMKE puts on its thirteenth (and a half) convention at the Wisconsin Center and Hilton.

If you find us while you’re there, we’d love to hang out and say hello. You can, of course, also preregister for No Brand Con 2020 at our Ambassador Table too for our Road Show price of only $20. This is likely our last stop before the con this year, so it may be your final chance to get this incredibly low rate!

If you’re coming to AMKE, we hope to see you there!

Have You Joined the No Brand Con Discord Yet?

We know one of the best things about attending cons are all of the personal connections and friends we make while we’re there, and we wanted to remind you that there’s a great way to connect with your fellow congoers (and our staff) through the No Brand Con Discord server!

Using the Discord App on your smartphone or computer, you can communicate in real time with us and your friends at the convention. Just follow our invite link and get started!

Guest Announcement: Eric Wile

We’re excited to announce another guest for No Brand Con 2020: Eric Wile!

Eric Wile is an accredited video game designer. He has been vital in the process of producing many video games created by Sony Online. His most notable talents are level creation, design, character builds, game mechanics, storyboarding and much more.

Find more information on Eric:
https://www.facebook.com/EricCWile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-wile-72484824/
https://www.instagram.com/wileeric/

Guest Announcement: Wig-Wig Cosplay

No Brand Con is happy to announce this year’s cosplay guest, Wig Wig Cosplay!

Traveling from neighboring Minnesota for their first ever No Brand Con, this dynamic duo is an award-winning competitive cosplay pair who have been crafting together since 2013. Paragon and SkyPirate are best known for their combination of technical sewing and fabrication skills alongside entertaining performances. In 2019, they represented the USA in Madrid, Spain at the International Cosplay League and won first place in the duo category – and the first duo gold internationally won for the USA! Their list of self-taught specialties includes sewing, leatherwork, foamwork, wig-styling, propwork, silk painting, and many more. Alongside competition, they have been judging craftsmanship and performance as well as working to promote and assist cosplay departments and competitions around the country. When not in the greenroom, Wig-Wig Cosplay has a passion for learning new techniques and skills, and they love sharing their knowledge and experience with the community. Check out their panels and be sure to come say hello!


(Photos via IG user Fruitycakely)

Don’t Forget About Our Group Rates For Clubs and Organizations!

Are you a member of a fan club, college group, or high school organization? Are you interested in bringing your group to No Brand Con? Well then you should consider taking advantage of our group rates!

For organizations that take advantage of our group rates, we offer a discounted $20 registration per person for groups of five or more. No Brand Con is a great event for all ages, and we’d be excited if you considered joining us.

If your group is interested in coming, just head on over to our group rates page and follow the instructions!

Guest Announcement: Marissa Lenti

No Brand Con is proud to announce our first guest for 2020, Marissa Lenti!

Marissa Lenti, best known as the voice of Moze (Borderlands 3), is a voice actress who you can also hear in anime roles like Cocotte (Dragon Ball Super), Libra (Fairy Tail), Gray Wolf (Kemono Friends), Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu (NANBAKA), Chiaki Hoshinomori (Gamers!), Mikado Ryoko & Marron (To Love Ru), Mistress Sadie (One Piece), Ilse Langnar (Attack on Titan: Junior High), and Atago & Z1 (Azur Lane), among others! She’s also appeared in many other video games, like Brawl Stars, SMITE, Yandere Simulator, Huniepop 2, Freedom Planet 2, A Hat In Time, MechWarrior 5, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more.

When she’s not acting, she’s casting & directing for Sound Cadence Studios, with some of her recent projects being directing the English dubs of the anime Kemono Friends, B’t X, This Boy Is A Professional Wizard, and This Boy Suffers From Crystallization, as well as casting for Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, gen:LOCK, Red vs Blue, Nomad of Nowhere, and Camp Camp. She’s also an ADR Writer, providing the scripts for anime like Bloom Into You, Tada Never Falls In Love, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, Actors: Songs Connection, and Love Stage!!! to name a few.

To learn more about Marissa, check out her website at www.MarissaLenti.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram (@MarissaLenti)!

The Road Show Comes to UWEC Geek Con This Saturday!

The No Brand Con road show is heading out again! This Saturday, November 23rd, you will be able to find us at UWEC Geek Con in Eau Claire, WI. UWEC Geek Con will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Davies Center from 10am-5pm, with admission free to UWEC students, $5 to the public, or free with a donation of a two non-perishables.

At our table you’ll be able to pre-register at our $20 road show rate, and we think it’ll be a lot of fun. And remember, if you can’t get there, you can still preregister for the $20 rate this weekend online since we’re running our Daisho-to-Cyber Monday sale from November 22nd and December 2nd!

Hope to see you there!

Announcing our (Annual) Daisho Con/Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

This upcoming weekend Daisho Con will be taking place in the Wisconsin Dells, but unfortunately our No Brand Con road show won’t be there again this year. We know that can be disappointing since it’s one of the few places attendees have been able to take advantage of our $20 road show rate. We really don’t like disappointing our attendees though…

…so, like last year, we’ve decided to offer it to you online instead.

That’s right — During Daisho Con 2019 we’ll be offering our $20 preregistration rate online again. That rate is usually only available online during our annual Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale. Of course, with Black Friday only coming up a week later, we’ve decided that rather than have the price go up for a few days in the middle, we’ll just extend the sale for the week inbetween! Again! Exactly like we did last year!

All you have to do to take advantage of this rate is go to our online registration page between November 22nd and December 2nd and take advantage of the rate!

Become a Sponsor For No Brand Con 2020!

Did you know there’s a great way to help support No Brand Con while getting some pretty amazing perks for yourself? It’s true — with our limited “Sponsor” registration tier you can get the most out of the convention while helping us make sure the con can be as amazing as possible.

Sponsorships start at just $85, and with that package you get some pretty great stuff – including:

  • Your name printed in the program guide
  • This year’s T-Shirt and a grab bag of goodies
  • Priority seating at guest panels and the cosplay contest
  • Early access to the vendor room
  • Access to a sponsors only meet-and-greet panel

We limit each year to only twenty-five sponsor badges, but all you have to do to purchase one for yourself is to go to our registration page and select the sponsor tier. If you’ve already preregistered and would like to upgrade your badge, contact our registration team at sales@nobrandcon.org to make the upgrade.

Get your badge today, and have your best con possible!

Panel Applications For No Brand Con 2020 Are Now Open!

Panels are always a big part of any No Brand Con experience. Whether you want to plunge into in-depth analysis of your favorite series, hear bizarre industry stories you’d never expect, or just want some cosplay tips, it’s the a great way to spend your time. Many of our panels are actually provided by our attendees just like you too.

Fan run panels often provide the highlights of the convention, and we couldn’t do this without them. We also consider time hosting a panel as “double Volunteer hours,” which means hosting an hour long panel counts as two hours of volunteer time.

If you’re interested in submitting a panel for No Brand Con 2020, you can head on over to our Panels page. There you’ll find the rules along with our online submission form.

We’re excited to find out what you want to do!