Thank you for making Nyancon 2016 a huge success! We’ve been crunching numbers (and our poor, poor bodies) to get everything all set to explain stuff to you, and we’re all set.
We had a whopping 1900+ Confirmed Registered attendees, and an estimated 300+ unregistered, bringing us to a total of 2200+ attendees for Nyancon 2016! This is a 29% guaranteed increase in attendance, which is amazing! A quick break down about the age of our attendees can be found below:
We had a few questions asked multiple times at Nyancon and wanted to round this all up. Below you’ll find the Nyancon 2016 FAQ!
Why did we have to fill out and give our info to get into events & the vendors area/get a wristband?
This info is used for future events, as Nyancon is a free event. We go to the school as well as local businesses to try to acquire funding, and having this data will help potential deals in the future. Think of the info Google collects, but a bit more safe 🙂
Why did the fire alarm go off?
We had an issue with a panelist bringing in an unchecked smoke machine, and it triggered the fire alarm. While we’re happy that there wasn’t an actual emergency, we still had to take all the college and local authority’s directions at this time. We thank everyone that attended for being so quick, careful, and honestly amazing at evacuating the convention. We had the entire convention that was effected evacuated in less than five minutes, which is an absolutely amazing deal. Thanks, and thanks to the amazing Fire Department and Lakeland Police Department, you guys are the real heroes!
Why do you need to see my weapon?
Again, Nyancon is held at a college, so we have to follow up on any safety precautions. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Why did vendors move?
As the convention grows, we’ve had our share of growing pains. The biggest issue has always been the Vendors/Artist’s room, as previously it was held in the A Building (Breaker’s) area. This area was a bit too small for the amount of people flowing in and out and we had to look for a new area. The auxiliary gym worked perfectly for what we needed, despite being a bit of a walk. Upon convention start there was tape, signs, and balloons to direct you to the Vendors/Artists, but while the event was going on these were taken down/went missing. Overall, we are looking into concerns and seeing what we can do in the future!
Can I donate money to the club? / How can I volunteer for future cons?
Thanks for even asking this! We were asked this a surprising amount of times. We’re looking into this now and we’ll be posting updates as we figure it out on the facebook page!
Will you be doing this again next year?
As long as Lakeland allows us, we’ll be working to provide you with the most fun experience every year we can. We’ve already started planning for 2017 just incase though 😉
Alright, I’ll bite: What’s next year’s theme?
We’re not quite ready to announce next year’s theme, but if you search hard enough, you might be able to find it. We’ve been pretty gracious with hints so far. Again, thanks so much for everything you guys have done this year!
One last update:
Dan Hunley, our con head had decided to step down after two years to let someone else’s vision shape Nyancon. This was decided before this year’s Nyancon? And the staff were made aware of it. There will be a new con head as well as changes in leadership for 2017!
We can’t wait to bring more fun experiences to you in the following months!
-The Nyancon Staff