The Gardening Ninja is here to bring you an important message for this Christmas season! Mostly it’s just that a No Brand Con Preregistration makes a fantastic Christmas gift for those of you doing last minute shopping!
We’re happy to announce another guest for No Brand Con 2018, Sammi Nystrom, aka “Kaye Cosplay!”
Nystrom is an award-winning cosplayer and professional costumer for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2005, she has won over fifteen cosplay awards, most recently representing the United States for the International Cosplay League competition that was held in Madrid, Spain, where she was awarded 2nd place Solo Craftsmanship.
Many who follow her work have come to know Sammi for her craftsmanship, technicality, and cleanliness in sewing. An early fanatic of anime, comics, video games, and anything “nerdy”, Sammi quickly became immersed in the convention and cosplay world, making her first cosplay at the age of 12. A master at designing cosplays to suit real people, she has created a body of work showcasing that anybody can cosplay the characters they love.
A large part of any No Brand Con experience is, of course, the panels. Whether you’re trying to get the best cosplay tips, plunge into in-depth analysis of your favorite series, hear bizarre industry stories you’d never expect, or a plethora of other geeky topics, it’s the a great way to spend your time.
And while some of these panels are hosted by our amazing guests, a huge chunk of our programming is provided by our attendees themselves. Fan run panels by people like you 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 2018, 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!
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
- The ability to skip the registration lines, picking up your badge at the staff room
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make the upgrade.
Get your badge today, and have your best con possible!
We just got back from Daisho Con where quite a few people took advantage of our $20 special Road Show preregistration rate. We know not everyone can make it to any of the cons our team goes to throughout the year though, and it seemed unfair to never offer that deal to the rest of our attendees. With that in mind, and the apropos timing of the Holiday season, we have decided to run a Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale!
From Friday November 24th until Monday November 27th, you can preregister online for No Brand Con 2018 for just $20. That’s ten dollars less than our normal online price — heck, that’s getting a weekend badge for less than the at-door price of most of our day badges!
All you have to do to get the discount is go to our preregistration page between Friday and Monday, and you’ll find the lower price listed. This is our best rate for preregistration, so don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of it!
Hey all you No Brand Heroes! This weekend (November 17-19) we’re packing up and heading to the other anime convention in the Wisconsin Dells, Daisho Con! You can find us in the Ambassador Alley, where you can purchase preregistration for our discounted “road show” price of only $20!
That’s literally getting a weekend badge for less than the price of a day badge!
So if you’re in the Dells for a convention, consider stopping by and preregistering for another convention in the Dells. Heck, you should at least stop on by and say hello – we’d love to see you!
We’re happy to announce another guest for No Brand Con 2018, and that’s SungWon Cho — though you may know him better as “ProZD.” Normally this is the point of the guest annoucement post where I attempt to naturally segue into the guest’s official bio, but there’s not really a good way to do that this time around. Instead, I’ll just abruptly cut to it here: Continue reading Guest Announcement: SungWon Cho (ProZD)
We’re pleased to announce the addition of Samurai Dan & Jillian to our guest list for 2018! Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, martial mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the US, bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.
In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.
Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.
A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.
Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
We’re excited to announce our first guest for 2018, Micah Solusod! He may not have magical powers but Micah Solusod is a fair-trade, free range professional voice actor and illustrator.
Hailing from Hawaii, the rapscallion is best known for his breakout role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. Since then, he has gone on to voice characters such as Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, Yuri Plisetsky in Yuri!!! On Ice, Akito Hyuga in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, Coby in One Piece, Wisely in D.Gray-Man Hallow, Tagoma in Dragon Ball Super, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, Ame in WolfChildren, Arata Kaizaki in ReLIFE, Gakushu Asano in Assassination Classroom, Kakeru Naruse in Orange, Black/King of Despair in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Cho Hakkai in Saiyuki Reload Blast, Bea in Space Dandy, Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, and most recently Haruhiko Ichijo in Myriad Colors Phantom World! It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting?
When he’s not posting unhelpful voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as the lead artist for the webcomic “Ties That Bind.”
The No Brand Con’s Vendor Room and Artist Alley are both now accepting applications for our 2018 convention! If you’re an artist or a vendor, this is the place to show off your talent and/or wares.
Pricing and policies for both of these areas can be found on our Vendors & Artists page, along with links to the applications. We want to provide a diverse, well rounded shopping experience for the attendees, so please don’t be shy in submitting an application.
As these are juried processes, Both Vendor Room and Artist Alley registration will be open until December 31st. After that our team will go through the applications, with confirmations following in the weeks after.