Category Archives: Headliners

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!