Still Looking for a Hotel Room?

For those of you who are still looking for a room last minute, you may have noticed that the official Hotel has been full for a while, as is our primary backup hotel. Because of that, we’ve set up another backup hotel. It’s a bit away from the convention center, so you’ll need to drive down to the con from there, but it’s easy to find from the freeway.

Our backup hotel is the Heartland Inn —
4075 Commonwealth Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715 839 7100

No Brand Con 2008 Preregistration now Closed!

Hey folks, it’s April 1st, and that means (besides the fact that you should check your chairs for whoopee cushions) that No Brand Con preregistration has closed. The final count isn’t in yet (as we still need to tabulate our mail in registrations) but early results show that we’ve beaten last years prereg count quite handily.

We think that’s pretty neat.

Confirmation letters will be going out at the end of the week, so make sure you check your mail.

Just to remind you, that if you missed the chance to preregister, that you can still attend No Brand Con (albeit for a slightly higher price) – so don’t let having forgotten to preregister keep you from attending. We still would love to see you there.

No Brand Con Podcast #2

Hey there! While the No Brand Heroes are busy fighting evil, we thought we’d bring you the second No Brand Con Podcast to continue the entertainment extravaganza. In this installment Topher talks to Ross, the No Brand Con workforce organizer, about volunteering at No Brand Con. He also talks to Katie about what to expect at this year’s No Brand Con Dance. Finally, Connor Rants about something. It’s full of fun, trust me.

Download No Brand Con Podcast #2
Next Week: Music at No Brand Con 2008!

And remember, Preregistration closes at 11:59pm Central on March 31st — so if you want the reduced rate for registration, make sure you get that in quickly!

Preregistration Extended!

I know you’ve probably been scrambling to preregister to make it by the March 21st Deadline — but fear not! We’ve decided to extend No Brand Con preregistration until March 31st!

That’s right, you have a whole extra ten days to preregister for No Brand Con 2008!

Register Online or use our Mail in Registration Form!

Don’t wait much longer though, because the 31st is coming up pretty quickly too.

No Brand Con Podcast #1

No Brand Con isn’t just a once a year event for a lot of people. In fact, there is a community both locally and online that works towards this event year round.

Because of that, we thought we’d start a semi-regular podcast to update you not only on convention planning, but geekery in general. This opening episode is just a brief introduction by No Brand Con co-founder and long time staffer Topher “I play Greenboy” Marohl, but stay tuned for more in the long run.

Download No Brand Con Podcast #1

No Brand Con comes to MarsCon 2008!

Hey folks, the crazy No Brand Heroes are at it again, and are invading another convention for a good old fashioned OAAH! Room party.

At the end of the month/beginning of March we’ll be showing up at MarsCon, in Bloomington, MN. Our party is on the Saturday night of the convention (March 1st), so look out for us. Our parties tend to be quite a bit of fun, so stop on by our room on the 13th floor, say hello, and have a great time.

Or don’t. It’s really up to you.

That same weekend, February 29th-March 2nd, some of our staffers will also be walking around Anime Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While we won’t be running a room party there, we will be coming to have a great time.

If any of you No Brand Heroes are attending these conventions, and you have No Brand Con T-shirts, you should make sure you wear them – so we can find you and say hello!

Massive Website Changes

So, while our website is still in flux (and not everything is up yet), we’ve added quite a bit of handy information this weekend for your enjoyment.

Make sure you poke around, but if you visit the attendee and vendor pages you’ll find some new information that wasn’t there before, along with printable, mail-in versions of our registration forms (which we know some of you were patiently waiting for). On the Attendee page you’ll also find a link to the documentation on Sponsoring No Brand Con (PDF).

Look out for more information and updates soon!

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