Invites were sent out and I am pleased to confirm two brand new guests for this year! First we have musical guest Lisa Furukawa who will be performing popular anime tunes as well as presenting panels. Second, we have the very popular voice actor Spike Spencer, you might know him as Shinji from Neon Genesis Evengelion or from one of his dozens of other roles.
We are also thrilled to be bringing back a fan favorite, Joe Grisaffi! He has been hard at work on some new projects and with luck will be showing them at No Brand Con. What is guaranteed is that he will be a great guest to hang around with and that he will continue to smell like muffins.
We thought you guys would enjoy it if we showed you what happens behind closed doors in No Brand Con planning. Because of that, we put cameras into one of our crucial planning meetings! Some of your favorite No Brand Heroes (GreenBoy, Cardboard Commando and the Gardening Ninja) met to discuss this year’s theme, and you’ll be surprised with what they chose!
It’s been forever since we’ve had one of these so we thought we would start the new year out fresh with an OAAH! event! I’m guessing many of you don’t know what OAAH is unless you have been around for awhile: it stands for Otaku Anonymous After Hours! and basically refers to No Brand Con staff hosting a room party at another con or just driving somewhere and having funn.
This time we are going to Ohayocon! Yeah it’s in Ohio…. yeah it’s a long ways away… but it’s the biggest convention within driving distance of Wisconsin between now and No Brand! We’ll be there, will YOU? Look for our flyers to find out what neat stuff we’ll be up to once we’re there! 😀
Good news No Brand Heroes, we have a new event for you this year: A Sunday buffet with the guests!
The Ramada Hotel has a Sunday buffet open to the public every Sunday so we figured why not make this into an event everyone can enjoy? We will invite the guests to attend the buffet so you all can have an opportunity to chat with them that you might not otherwise get at a panel. We can’t guarantee that all the guests will attend or that they will stay the entire duration, but food will be available from 10am-2pm.
The Hotel has offered to serve the buffet in a separate room as to not disturb the public and as such there is a limited capacity and attendance cap for this event and will therefore require preregistration! Tickets cost $18 and can be purchased during pre-registration, orÂ mailed in separately to our mailing address. There will be last minute sign-up available at the registration desk during the con but tickets must be purchased by 5 PM on Friday April 20th!
Where: No Brand Con, Ramada Hotel/Convention Center 1st floor (room TBA, depends on attendance)
When: Sunday, 10am-2pm
Why: Meet the guests, eat a tasty meal, and have funn!
We’ve just unveiled our new site design. How do you like it? We’ll be adding all of our old news articles in soon (I hope) so do not fear! They are not lost~! 😀
Get ready for another thrill-packed con better than any ever before! We’ve taken steps to improve everything! Here we come!