Category Archives: Official Announcements


Interested in Joining No Brand Con Staff? Come to Our Open Meeting This Week!

No Brand Con is a completely volunteer run event, and we’re always looking for more people to join the team. Conventions like ours don’t happen without ordinary people like you (and me) pitching in, and if you’ve ever wanted to staff a convention now’s a great time to start.

This week on Thursday, February 8th, No Brand Con is having an open staff meeting for new members in Eau Claire, WI. It starts at 7:00pm in the Council Oak room of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Davies Center.

Joining staff has plenty of perks, and is frankly a ton of fun. Consider stopping by and get on the (metaphorical) train to awesome-town!

(Regular meetings continue at 8pm on Thursday nights at other locations – if you can’t make this meeting and would like to join staff please email us for more information)

Vendor and Artist Alley Registration Now Open!

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.

Pardon the Mess!

So you may have noticed things look a little bit different around these parts. Right now we’re giving the website a good old overhaul for the 2018 convention, and that means a fresh new look!

While we pick through the various bits, please let us know if we made a mistake or two though. We’re doing our best, so we ask you to please hang in there. Our mascot is made from duct tape for a reason.

Join No Brand Con Staff!

No Brand Con Staff meetings are starting up this Thursday at 7PM. We are looking for awesome people like YOU to help us make No Brand Con 2018!

Stop on by The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Ho Chunk Room, 3rd floor of Davies on September 14th. We are eager to meet you!

(Regular meetings after that continue at 8pm on Thursdays, and you can email us for their location.)

Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan and Jillian

We are happy to welcome back the ever popular Dan and Jillian to No Brand Con 2017!

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 U.S., 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 on their Facebook page!

Guest Announcement: John Gremillion

We are excited to welcome John Gremillion to No Brand Con 2017!

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles for ADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, Seraphim Digital and Sentai Filmworks.

John recently played Takeshi Hirokawa in Parasyte: The Maxim and General Liver in Akame Ga Kill!, both seen on Adult Swim’s Toonami. In 2015, he was nominated for BTVA’s Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film for the role of “D” in Sentai’s re-dub of Vampire Hunter D. Some of John’s other popular roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, Hakuoro in Utawarerumono, Daiju Mononobe in Eden of the East, Cardinal Francesco in Trinity Blood, Albedo Piazzolla in Xenosaga, Schawanheld Bulge in Galaxy Railways, Law in Full Metal Alchamist, Fal (The Duel) in Halo Legends, Yutaka Takenouchi in Cromartie High School, Dr. Kestner in Appleseed Ex Machina, and Makoto Shinjou in Area 88. John has played supporting roles in such titles as Spriggan, Summer Wars, Devil Survivor 2, Air Gear, Phi Brain, Five Numbers!, Devil May Cry, Darker than Black, Coyote Ragtime Show, Speed Grapher, Full Metal Panic!, Peacemaker, Desert Punk, Gilgamesh, Gantz, D.N. Angel, Chrono Crusade, Saiyuki, Princess Nine and Gasraki, to name a few.

A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked with ADV Films on the supplemental materials for their 2010 release of Halo Legends. In addition to anime, John has provided voice over for several commercials and some feature films. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School.

DJ Announcement: Color Wars

We are excited to bring DJ “Color Wars” to No brand Con 2017!

Whether he’s transmitting radio waves into space or dropping his original songs, Color Wars is a performer you do not want to miss. An Electro House DJ/producer hailing from Chicago, Color Wars perfected his art form by spending countless hours spinning at underground radio stations and designing custom soundwaves. Combining everything from groovy drops to heavy basslines, Color Wars sets are always full of good vibes and dancing. Having previously played New Years Eve shows with the likes of Skrillex, Zomboy, Candyland, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, as well as some of the best anime conventions in the world, Color Wars brings his signature sound to No Brand Con for an unforgettable experience.

Check out his soundcloud here!

Guest Announcement: Katie Tiedrich

We are excited to welcome webcomic artist and mechanical engineer Katie Tiedrich to No Brand Con 2017!

Katie Tiedrich makes Awkward Zombie, a webcomic about videogames and the things that happen in them. When she’s not doing that, she’s usually at her day job as a mechanical engineer, building spaceship parts.

Click here to find Katie’s website!

DJ Announcement: Liquid86

We are inviting a talented group of DJ’s to spin for you at No Brand Con 2017!

Our Third DJ is Liquid86!

Jason “Liquid86” has been spinning for over 15 years, jumping on his first set of turntables in his sophomore year of high school, and is die-hard fan of raving and EDM for as long as he can remember. In 2007 he attended his first Anime Convention and set his sights on a new rave scene, fueled by otaku and geeks all over the country. Now, a decade later, Liquid has performed more shows than he can count for geeks all over the country. A master of Big Room and Electro House, Liquid is sure to get your hands in the air and make you sweat.