NashiCon

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NashiCon
Status Active
Venue Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Location(s) Columbia, South Carolina
Country United States
Inaugurated 2008
Organized by NASHI (Nippon Animation Society of Heavenly Imagery)[1]
Website
nashicon.com

NashiCon is an annual two day anime convention held during March/April at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. [2]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers an anime viewing room, artists alley, dance, human board game (OTAKU - Over-sized Tangential All-Consuming Kaleidoscopic Universe), and panels.[1][3] The Carolina Manga Library provided the conventions manga library in 2014.[4]

History[edit]

The first convention held in 2008 attracted 200+ attendees.[3]

Event History[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 11, 2009 University of South Carolina, Columbia Campus
Columbia, South Carolina
Northrup Davis and Thor Thorvaldson, Jr.[5]
April 17-18, 2010 University of South Carolina, Columbia Campus
Columbia, South Carolina
Sean McGuinness, Morgan Skye, and Thor Thorvaldson, Jr.[6]
March 19-20, 2011 University of South Carolina, Columbia Campus
Columbia, South Carolina
900
(est)[1]
Kittyhawk, Sean McGuinness, Morgan Skye, and Thor Thorvaldson, Jr.[7]
March 31-April 1, 2012 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina
Kittyhawk, Sean McGuinness, Morgan Skye, Spike Spencer, and Thor Thorvaldson, Jr.[8]
April 13-14, 2013 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina
Laugh Out Loud, Sean McGuinness, Mega Ran, and Thor Thorvaldson, Jr.[9]
April 19-20, 2014 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina
Robert Axelrod, DJ Cir9, Laugh Out Loud, Sean McGuinness, Mega Ran, K Murdock, Seraphina, Thor Thorvaldson, Jr., Greg Wicker, and Lisle Wilkerson.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mann, Eddie (2011-03-21). "NashiCon takes over Russell". The Daily Gamecock. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ "NashiCon Celebrates Japanese Culture" by Tug Baker, Free times, 3/27-4/2 issue, #25.13, p. 25
  3. ^ a b Maluck, Thomas (2008-04-18). "U. South Carolina's anime club hosts first convention". The Daily Gamecock via University Wire. 
  4. ^ Dong, Bamboo (April 16, 2014). "South Carolina Non-Profit Provides Manga Library for Local Cons". Anime News Network. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "NashiCon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  6. ^ "NashiCon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ "NashiCon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  8. ^ "NashiCon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  9. ^ "NashiCon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  10. ^ "NashiCon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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Coordinates: 33°59′48″N 81°2′16″W / 33.99667°N 81.03778°W / 33.99667; -81.03778