No Brand Con

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No Brand Con
NoBrandConlogo.png
Status Active
Venue Plaza Hotel and Suites
Location(s) Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Attendance 1,504 in 2015
Website
http://www.nobrandcon.org/

No Brand Con is an annual three day anime convention held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The convention was founded by members of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Anime Appreciation Society.[1] No Brand Con's name was derived from the closing credits theme of the anime Here Is Greenwood.[1]

Programming[edit]

No Brand Con features anime viewings, an anime music video contest, artist alley, board games, comics, dealers room, independent films, panels, role playing, video games tournaments, and voice actor appearances.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

In 2005 the convention moved to the Plaza Hotel and Suites, which allowed for food sales, and the convention to run for a full 24 hours.[3] From 2006-2010 the convention was located at the Ramada Inn Convention Center, until returning to the Plaza Hotel and Suites for 2011.[5] In 2011, the convention brought around $277,000 to the economy of Eau Claire, and held a benefit for the Japanese Red Cross.[6][7]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
April 5-6, 2002 UW-Eau Claire Davies Center[6]
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
115 Tiffany Grant and Steve Kurth.[8]
April 4-6, 2003 UW-Eau Claire Davies Center[2]
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
250 Tiffany Grant, Brazil Joe Grisaffi, Steve Kurth, and Doug Smith.[9]
March 12-14, 2004 UW-Eau Claire Davies Center[1]
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
300 Rob Giffen, Brazil Joe Grisaffi, and Monica Rial.[10]
April 15-17, 2005 Plaza Hotel and Suites[3]
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
400 Greg Ayres, Mike McFarland, Chris Patton, and Monica Rial.[11]
April 21-23, 2006 Ramada Inn Convention Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
605 Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Brazil Joe Grisaffi, and Kyle Hebert.[12]
April 20-22, 2007 Ramada Inn Convention Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
905 Lisa Furukawa, Tiffany Grant, Brazil Joe Grisaffi, Kyle Hebert, and Spike Spencer.[13]
April 18-20, 2008 Ramada Inn Convention Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1,075 Johnny Yong Bosch, Kyle Hebert, R. K. Milholland, The Slants, and Sonny Strait.[14]
April 24-26, 2009 Ramada Inn Convention Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1,249 Robert Axelrod, Tiffany Grant, Jason Griffith, Steam Century (HMA Badger), Kevin "Vinnk" Tambornino, and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano.[15]
April 30-May 2, 2010 Ramada Inn Convention Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Chris Cason, Dr. Cancer and the SKAmbies, Todd Haberkorn, Wendy Powell, and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano.[16]
April 15-17, 2011 Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1,271 Jay Bauman, brentalfloss, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial, Chris Seward, Mike Stoklasa, and Matthew Taranto.[17]
May 4-6, 2012 Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Jason "Liquid86" Bruner, Chris Cason, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Quinton Flynn, Kyle Hebert, Mega Ran, K-Murdock, and Andre "DJ Jinrei" Smith.[18]
April 12-14, 2013 Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
DJ Amaya, Leah Clark, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Richard Horvitz, Jamie Marchi, The Protomen, Andre "DJ Jinrei" Smith, and Kent Williams.[19]
April 25-27, 2014 Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Jason "Liquid86" Bruner, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Darrel Guilbeau, Andre "DJ Jinrei" Smith, Eric Stuart, and Katie Tiedrich.[20]
April 24-26, 2015 Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1,504 Tia Ballard, Jason "Liquid86" Bruner, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Kyle Hebert, Andre "DJ Jinrei" Smith, and Matthew Taranto.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "UW-Eau Claire hosts third annual No Brand Con". The Spectator. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Hard work puts on No Brand Con 2". The Spectator. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "The gathering". The Spectator. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  4. ^ Kroeten, Alyssa (April 24, 2015). "Anime, video games come to life at No Brand Con". WEAU. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "No Brand Con X". Volume One Magazine. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  6. ^ a b "Growth of anime convention expected to continue". Leader-Telegram. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Celebrating Japanese cartoons, culture in Eau Claire". WQOW. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  8. ^ "No Brand Con 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  9. ^ "No Brand Con 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  10. ^ "No Brand Con 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  11. ^ "No Brand Con 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  12. ^ "No Brand Con 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  13. ^ "No Brand Con 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  14. ^ "No Brand Con 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  15. ^ "No Brand Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  16. ^ "No Brand Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  17. ^ "No Brand Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  18. ^ "No Brand Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  19. ^ "No Brand Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  20. ^ "No Brand Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  21. ^ "No Brand Con 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 

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