We’re happy to announce that our vendor/artist registration form is live! See the link below for the registration form. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be moving the vendor/artist room to the much more spacious North Hall in the convention center. The North Hall is a 15,865 square foot hall (almost double the space from last year) with room for plenty of vendors and artists and convention attendees alike!
In addition, many of you have asked us in the past for more space for your bigger setups, so we’ve listened! We’re happy to announce that in addition to our normal table setups, we’ll be offering a limited number of booth spaces! Each booth space is a 10 ft. by 10 ft. space and comes with a table and two chairs, along with pipe and drape behind the booth. You’ll be allowed to setup your booth however you want, and you can purchase up to three booth spaces in a row for even more space!
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The NerdaCon staff have been hard at work the last few months preparing for NerdaCon v11. We’re happy to announce that we finally have our registration forms open! You can find the open registration forms below:
- Attendee Registration
- Panel Submissions
- Special Guest Registration
- Vendor/Artist Registration
- Volunteer Registration
There’s still many more things in the works, so be sure to stay tuned for even more exciting news for NerdaCon v11! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com!
We just want to thank each and every one of you for making NerdaCon v10 a success, from our amazing special guests, to our vendors and artists, and to all of our awesome convention attendees! We’re happy to announce that NerdaCon v11 will be returning to our normal weekend on November 11th and 12th, 2016! We’re already planning for next year, so be on the lookout for information about NerdaCon v11!
We’ve also opened our NerdaCon v10 feedback form. We’re constantly trying to make NerdaCon better every year, but we need your assistance in doing so. Please feel free to submit your comments about the convention to us.
Thank you once again for your continued support, and we hope to see everyone again next year!
NerdaCon is finally here! Here’s a few helpful links to help you before and during the convention:
- Directions to the Venue and Map of the Venue
- Attendee Registration Information and Attendance Policy
- Costume Contest Sign Up
- Panel Schedule and Panel Descriptions
- Special Events and Video Game Tournament Schedule
As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope all of you have a great time at the convention!
We’d like to announce some of the prizes for our raffle. There’s plenty more, and it’s only $5 a ticket to enter the raffle! You can purchase tickets at our booth in the vendor room.
Some of our raffle prizes include our grand prize, the Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle, along with other prizes such as a Doctor Who TARDIS Mini Fridge, Game of Thrones Dragonclaw Goblet Replica, Planetary Glass Set, and a Star Wars Episode VII Millennium Falcon BT Speaker. We’ll have plenty of other really cool prizes, so be sure to enter for your chance to win!
While our pre-registration has closed for badges, you can still purchase badges at the convention both days of the convention. For more information about prices and badge pickup, please see our attendee registration page.
In addition, our panel schedule* and anime schedule have been posted online! Be sure to check out our panel schedule for all of the great content that our panelists will be bringing to the convention. We’re also bringing you a wide variety of anime in our anime viewing room for everyone to enjoy.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com!
* Please note that the panel schedule is subject to change during the convention due to issues beyond our control.
We’d like to announce our special guest DJ for NerdaCon v10!
DJ CobraMagick is an upstart DJ with a hunger for more challenges. As a graduate of Columbus State University he has much to look forward to and more time to book more events. He honed his craft for two years, while he was a student and has DJed the past two NerdaCons with major improvements in the sets played. This year he is eager to work and to provide the much needed atmosphere that makes NerdaCon an amazing attraction for years to come.
DJ CobraMagick will be performing in Meeting Room 205 throughout the convention. He’ll also be DJing for our Saturday Night Dance! Be sure to stop by throughout the day and dance!
We’d like to introduce some more of our wonderful guests for NerdaCon v10!
Kristen McGuire is an award winning artist and voice actress with an itchy drawing hand and an overactive imagination. Armed with a Wacom tablet and a degree in Visual Art and Communication, Kristen has managed to self-publish seven different comic books since 2008 and has won two awards for her original paintings, some of which have sold for over five hundred dollars while on display at local art shows. Her art which heavily features original characters and designs has even inspired professional cosplayers in the industry, who have competed in cosplay competitions utilizing Kristen’s designs. Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), and A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl. In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. You can hear her as Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Vera in Maria the Virgin Witch, Yuriko in Mikagura School Suite, Beach Chevro in Sky Wizards Academy and she also has provided additional voices in several other anime titles. Currently she is planning her next comic book series as well as working as a coloring assistant for Sonny Strait on the popular Dark Horse comic, Elf Quest. She can be seen around the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex teaching teenagers how to draw manga and anime at various libraries.
Although a field archaeologist by trade, Jeremy Hicks teamed up with long time friend Barry Hayes to realize a creative dream and turn their nightmares into fiction. The writing team of Hicks & Hayes created an original fantasy-horror environment (Faltyr™), wrote a screenplay (The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers) to introduce it, and then adapted it into a novelization of the same name. As a result, their first novel was published by Dark Oak Press in August 2013; the second will be published in 2015. Jeremy co-founded Broke Guys Productions and served as Associate Producer on the horror film, “Curse of the Rougarou.” He is a poet and short story writer too. His stories appear in Dark Oak anthologies (Capes & Clockwork; Luna’s Children). Another short is available through Pro Se Productions.
I was born in Oceanside, California in January of 1985. As a child, my family moved around a lot, though not for military reasons. I suppose my mother just didn’t know where she wanted to live. I’ve lived in Japan (which I attribute my love of oriental culture to), Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, New York, and Georgia. I graduated in 2003 in Sandy Valley, Nevada and moved (back) to Georgia where I have lived since. I met my wife when I was working at Target as a logistics manager. I hired her, and eventually fell in love and asked her to marry me after two months of dating. We got married in 2007 and the rest is history. I have three amazing and goofy step daughters, three huskies, a cat, and an iguana. I currently work at mobile forms company as a support manager. I’m a recovering retail worker. My dream is to write full time, though I don’t make nearly enough money writing to do that yet. I am an ordained minister and I follow Jesus. I began seriously writing shortly after I got married. My first work, The Last Page, had been gathering dust in a box before it was published in 2008. I’ve written six other works, including my latest novel The Fallen King.
Cosplay Inc. is a group of cosplayers who bring their characters to life with their replica mystery machine van from Scooby Doo and Jurassic park tour vehicle. Guests get a fully immersive experience taking photos and meeting characters from the Jurassic park series, the Scooby Doo gang, and various other fandoms! They even have souvenirs and art available! And if you feel like helping your local community, cosplay inc always has space in the mystery machine to accept food and clothing for those in need and are donated after every convention!
Ember Tay Cosplay
Ember Tay is an Atlanta-based cosplayer, a model, and a passionate nerd. Although she has been attending conventions a majority of her life, she has just recently begun to make her own costumes, starting with her Aurin from the MMO WildStar, which was recognized by the game designers themselves and won first place right here at Nerdacon last year. She makes costumes now based off of her favorite games, animes, and comics, such as Fairy Tail, League of Legends, and Pokemon. Meeting new people and making friends in the industry has motivated her even further to spread the joy that is cosplay and to help make it even more of a positive community.
Gwennie-Pig is a costume designer, cosplay model and an avid video gamer. She has been cosplaying for 3 years, but has been going to conventions for the past 12 years. When she isn’t at conventions, she is studying hard for school or working with animals. She enjoys creating new cosplays, and making new friends!
Story Teller Cosplay
Story Teller is the alias used by Sophia, a local Georgia cosplayer. She first discovered her love of cosplay about 10 years ago when she attended her first convention. It wasn’t until a few years ago that she started to create and make her own costumes. Everything she has learned about cosplay has been self taught or with the help of friends. In addition to creating new costumes, she loves to do cosplay photography to try and create images that not only portrays the characters but to tell a story…and that is how the alias Story Teller was born. When she’s not sewing or attending cons, Sophia can be found playing video games, catching up on her Netflix shows, reading, and playing various table top games with friends.
You can find all of our awesome guests on our Special Guests page!
Stay tuned for more announcements!
Our tentative panel schedule and video game tournaments schedule have been posted. All panelists should have been notified via email about their panels along with some additional information.
Please also be sure to check our our Special Events page for other events that will be happening at the convention!
We’ll be making some more announcements shortly, including some more of our guests! Stay tuned.
First off, we’re very excited to announce some our guests at NerdaCon v10!
Jennifer Cihi began performing since she was a young girl growing up in California. At the age of 12, she began her professional career when she was cast in the role of Pepper in the 1978 Broadway National Tour of Annie. As a young adult Jennifer lived and worked in Japan for two years performing at Tokyo Disney. Ironically, after moving back to Los Angeles, she was cast as the singing voice of Sailor Moon. She also lended her voice to City Hunter and Princess Mononoke. She went on to star in the Nickelodeon television show Roundhouse and has voiced many national jingles, including the now famed Hot Pockets commercials. Just over a decade ago, Jennifer said goodbye to Hollywood and moved to Nashville where her singing career continued to thrive. Now, Jennifer appears at conventions all over the US and Europe singing the now iconic Sailor Moon songs.
Stefanie DeLeo is a published playwright and novelist. She has a Master’s Degree in Theatre from New York University and had lived and worked in South Africa for two and a half years with the Peace Corps. Her first play, Worth a Thousand Words was published in 2010, which addresses themes of art as a means of communication as seen through the lens of an autistic child. Her novel, Cry My Safari was inspired by a trip to Kenya and tackles themes of racism and economic inequalities spanning two continents. Though a New York City native, she recently relocated to Nashville, where she teaches 12th grade English. She has been a guest at comic cons all over the US and Europe and loves running panels on how to navigate the publishing industry as well as the legality of publishing fan fiction.
AllieCat is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer based in Columbus, GA. She entered the cosplay scene in 2009 with her first costume being Chun-Li from Street Fighter. With only having a background in Fine Arts, AllieCat learned to craft and sew her costumes through self teaching, trial and error, and help from friends. She has competed in Costume Contests receiving best in show and best in her respective skill category. She takes with her the idea that cosplay is fun for everyone to enjoy and she shares this idea with the community through her reach.
Red Bull Clash Course
Red Bull Clash Course is a collegiate gaming tournament to find the fastest Destiny fire teams in the country. Qualifiers start in September and the top 8 teams will win a trip to compete in the national final held at the Red Bull eSports Studio in LA.
We’d also like to announce that our vendors and artists page has been updated for this year. Be sure to check out all of the great vendors and artists!
Lastly, we’d like to let all of you know that our anime viewing room schedule, panel schedule, and tournament schedule will be posted very soon. Be sure to check back for more updates!
Still want to submit a panel about a really cool topic? We’re still openly accepting panel submission! Please fill out our panel submission form if you’d like to run a panel at NerdaCon.