NerdaCon

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NerdaCon
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue

Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center (2015 - present)

Columbus State University Davidson Center and Schuster Center (2007 - 2014)
Location(s) Columbus, Georgia
Country United States
Inaugurated March 2007
Organized by Campus Nerds of Columbus State University
Filing status Non-profit[1]
Website
http://www.nerdacon.org

NerdaCon is a multi-genre fan convention (first seen as a "gaming, popular arts, and crafts convention"[2][3]) held annually since 2007 at Columbus State University by the school's Campus Nerds group, a campus organization that describes itself as "an organization that embraces all special interests and gives its members a community of like minded invidiviuals".[4] Each year, the con is titled "NerdaCon vX", where "X" is the number of the con (The first was "v1", the second was "v2", etc.). As it is a multi-genre convention, it has no general focus other than that of the Nerds, in that the panels, guests, and dealers each add a focus toward anime, manga, science fiction, gaming, comic books, zombie apocalypse, or a combination of these or other generally nerdy or geeky things to add to the atmosphere.[1] NerdaCon was a free event to the general public[1] until NerdaCon v9, in which it switched to a paid admission system in order to support its move from Columbus State University to the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in 2015, where it has been for NerdaCon v10 and for all future events. [5] NerdaCon has helped support organizations such as Children's Miracle Network and the Hero Initiative[3] through donations, and has also helped other organizations in the past and will continue to do so for the life of the event.

By tradition, the convention is held on a Friday and Saturday in November, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the Friday, and 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Saturday. However, since NerdaCon v6 was held on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), each day was extended by 11 minutes, making it end at 11:11 PM.[6][1]

Events[edit]

NerdaCon holds many events throughout the span of the convention, including boffer, trading card, and video game tournaments (and casual play), a costume contest to judge the best Cosplay, and the Saturday night dance with music from guest DJs. NerdaCon also offers a vendor hall with many vendors and artists selling goods, multiple panel rooms hosting a variety of topics, an anime viewing room,and a variety of special guests.

Event History[edit]

Version Dates Location
v1 March 25 2007[7][2] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center
Columbus, Georgia
v2 November 9-10 2007[citation needed] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center
Columbus, Georgia
v3 November 14-15 2008[citation needed] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center
Columbus, Georgia
v4 November 13-14 2009[8] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center[8]
Columbus, Georgia
v5 November 12-13, 2010[9] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center and Schuster Student Success Center
Columbus, Georgia
v6 November 11-12, 2011 (1800 - 2311 and 1000 - 2311, respectively)[10][11][1][5][12] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center, Schuster Student Success Center, Student Recreation Center (Costume Contest and Raffle only)[1]
Columbus, Georgia
v7 November 16-17, 2012 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM, respectively)[13][14] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center, Schuster Student Success Center, University Hall [15]
Columbus, Georgia
v8 November 15-16, 2013 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM, respectively)[15][16] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center, Schuster Student Success Center[15]
Columbus, Georgia
v9 November 14-15, 2014 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM, respectively)[17] Columbus State University - Davidson Student Center, Schuster Student Success Center, University Hall, Student Recreation Center[15]
Columbus, Georgia [18]
v10 November 6th-7th 2015 (2:00 PM to 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, respectively)[19] Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center[19]
Columbus, Georgia
v11 November 11-12th 2016 (5:00 PM to 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, respectively)[20] Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center[20]
Columbus, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Sonya Sorich (November 10, 2011). "NerdaCon arrives at Columbus State University". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b QJ Staff (March 25, 2007). "NerdaCon at Columbus State University: something for every enthusiast". QuickJump Gaming Network. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "GEORGIA'S COLUMBUS STATE'S NERDACON SUPPORTS THE HERO INITIATIVE". HERO. March 23, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Campus Nerds' self-description, as stated in the site's About section". November 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Information on Nerdacon 2011". AnimeCons. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The time intervals of v6, as stated in the "Nerdacon v6 info" box on the welcome page". November 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "NerdaCon attendance, as stated in the site's About section". November 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Information on Nerdacon 2009". AnimeCons. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Information on Nerdacon 2010". AnimeCons. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "NerdaCon schedule, as recorded by CSU". November 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "NerdaCon schedule, as stated by their website homepage. May be temporary.". November 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ Paul (November 7, 2011). "Cons This Weekend: November 11-13 2011". Joygazm. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ "NerdaCon v7 schedule, as announced on the welcome page of the NerdaCon website". November 18, 2011. 
  14. ^ "NerdaCon v7 schedule, as announced on the Campus Nerds' Facebook page". March 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c d Directly told this by the convention's organizers
  16. ^ "NerdaCon v8 times as listed on the official site". ~~~~~.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "NerdaCon schedule, as stated by their website homepage. May be temporary.". October 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "NerdaCon schedule, as stated by their website's schedule page. May be temporary.". October 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Awesome News For Everyone!". NerdaCon.org. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  20. ^ a b "NerdaCon Website". NerdaCon.org. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 

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