No Brand Con

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No Brand Con
Status Active
Venue Plaza Hotel and Suites
Location(s) Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Country United States
Inaugurated 2002
Attendance 1,504 in 2015

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]


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]


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]


  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". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  9. ^ "No Brand Con 2003 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  10. ^ "No Brand Con 2004 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  11. ^ "No Brand Con 2005 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  12. ^ "No Brand Con 2006 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  13. ^ "No Brand Con 2007 Information". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  14. ^ "No Brand Con 2008 Information". Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  15. ^ "No Brand Con 2009 Information". Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  16. ^ "No Brand Con 2010 Information". Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  17. ^ "No Brand Con 2011 Information". Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  18. ^ "No Brand Con 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  19. ^ "No Brand Con 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  20. ^ "No Brand Con 2014 Information". Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  21. ^ "No Brand Con 2015 Information". Retrieved 2015-06-09. 

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Coordinates: 44°47′37.8″N 91°31′12.3″W / 44.793833°N 91.520083°W / 44.793833; -91.520083