What is Nyancon?
NyanCon is a one-day, local anime and pop culture convention in Northeast Ohio sponsored by ASAP (Active Society for Animation Preservation) of Lakeland Community College. With live performances, cosplay, vendors and artists, all fandoms are welcome at the best Caturday ever!
Where is Nyancon?
Lakeland Comunity College
7700 Clocktower Dr
Kirtland, OH 44094
Introducing our first guest, fan favorite: Ghost in Blue!
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We’re absolutely thrilled to have Ghost in Blue back for their SECOND Nyancon! They were easily our most requested guest return so far, and we can’t wait to hear them again.
You can find their bio below!

Ghost in Blue is a J-Rock cover band based out of Stow, OH. Making their second appearance at Nyancon, they hope to deliver a performance that will leave you saying “Oh man, I’m glad I saw that Blue Ghost thing!” Keep an ear open for some of your favorite anime tunes from Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Erased, and more! Stick around afterwards for fine dining and deep conversations while gazing deep into the stars…

Ghost in Blue is:

Sean Goodrich, Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Thomas O’Malley, Bass
Joe Studer, Lead Guitar
Jordan Solitro, Drums

Be sure to give them a “like” on Facebook and tell them what anime song you want to hear at Facebook.com/ghostinblueofficial or follow them on Twitter @GhostinBlueBand

Why we’re charging for this year’s Nyancon
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This decision wasn’t an easy one to make. We’ve debated this for a while now, but with last year’s attendance hitting an all time high we noticed our funds taking an absolutely massive hit. Previous Nyancon couldn’t be brought to you without many of the student body’s personal funds being hit in some way, shape, or form. When meetings for Nyancon 2017 started, we weren’t even sure we’d be able to hold it. We were in one of the worst places we’ve been in financially as a club in the entire time the club has been together. So we started thinking. More bake sales, more fundraising, nothing we imagined could possibly help to make Nyancon as amazing as we want it to be. So the college’s student leadership suggested an entry fee.

We loved being free. We felt that it was the perfect way to bring a slice of conventions to our hometown and give as much to the anime and pop culture community as we could. Last year was amazing. With just under 2500 attendees, we never imagined our little convention would grow so big. The bad side of growth though is that costs start to rise. More security, more space, more rentals, more advertising. Every dime counts when planning. So we decided as a team that we had to have the fee. But, we’re making as many steps to make it as absolutely positive as we can. Kids under 5 will always have access to Nyancon for free, and we’re looking into other ways to bring discounts and value to attendees. So, this year’s Nyancon will have a $5 entry fee. You can be assured that with this badge you will have access to everything Nyancon has become known for. We’re looking at bringing even more amazing guests to you as well as more musical acts than we’ve ever had. We’ve looked at the feedback that you’ve given us and are doing everything we can to meet these expectations. We’re hopeful that despite the change, you’ll find $5 an acceptable hit for everything we provide. What you get for Nyancon 2017’s entry fee will be announced soon.

Again, we know this will be met with resistance, but we hope you understand exactly why we’re having to charge. And don’t worry. Any money raised by the event will go into making next year’s Nyancon an even more amazing event. The staff is all volunteers with a common goal. We all want you to have fun, and become heroes.

Expect more info soon, and thank you for all of your understanding.

-Nyancon Staff

Heroes! Prepare for Nyancon 2017!
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We’re very happy to announce that Nyancon 2017 will be taking place once again at Lakeland Community College on October 7th, 2017.

We’ll be opening vendor and artist as well as panelist applications soon, make sure to follow our Facebook page here!

This year’s theme is HEROES. Be it super powered or our local heroes that help us every day, heroes inspire us to be the best person that we can be. With Nyancon 2017, we aim to build ourselves into the best we can be. This will for sure be an awkward year, with many transitions, but we can’t wait to step up to the challenge and do everything we can to make Nyancon the best caturday yet!

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