Introducing our first musical act…Ghost in Blue!

Ghost in Blue is a J-Rock cover band based out of Stow, OH. Making their first appearance at Nyancon, they hope to deliver a performance that will leave you saying “Golly gee Willickers! That show was swell!” Keep an ear open for some of your favorite anime tunes from Deathnote, Erased, Naruto, and more! Stick around afterwards for fine dining and deep conversations while gazing deep into the stars…

GhostinBlueGhost in Blue is:
Sean Goodrich, Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Thomas O’Malley, Bass
Joe Studer, Lead Guitar

Say hello to David Russell!

NyanoxakjasdaBorn in Painesville, Ohio, David studied Industrial Design at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh and Fine Art at Lakeland Community College and Academy of Art University. In 2010 he began his art career with the northeast Ohio publishing house, Bystander Group LLC. At Bystander, he supplies covers and interior art for the magazines, Bystander Presents and The Vampire Gazette along with several novels which include: The Expediters, The Camelot Memo, Orson vs. Alfred: Linking the Legends, and the ongoing Bystander Adventure Series.

You can see some of his work on the Bystander Group Facebook page!

Fresh from the vault, it’s Lindsey Glinka!

13403272_1801792353390845_7102673215866919323_oLinds, also known as Lady of Rohan, has been cosplaying for more than 10 years, and modeling since 2012. She’s an avid gamer, and loves recreating outfits of her favorite characters!

Her cosplay has been featured by Kotaku, as well as companies such as Capcom, Naughty Dog, and Bethesda, including the official page of The Evil Within (her favorite game).

When not cosplaying or attending conventions, Linds can be found writing and creating jewelry pieces inspired by video games and nerd culture.

You can find Linds at her Facebook, Etsy, Instagram, or Tumblr!

Chris Lambert returns to Nyancon 2016!

Chris Lambert

Being interested in literature from a very early age, Chris Lambert began writing as a professional at the age of 16 for the Cleveland Scene Magazine, interviewing and reviewing such rock legends as Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, J. Geils Band, Yes, Heart and stars connected with the Beatles Apple Records label such as Billy Preston, Badfinger and more.

After three years of rock journalism, Chris went back to his love of comic books, writing hero histories and analyzing trends as he wrote for Comic Book Marketplace and the Kirby Collector, being labeled “The Will Rogers of Comic Books.”  After spending a few years as an Overstreet Advisor to the yearly Comic Book Price Guide, Mr. Lambert created and wrote the independent comic character…Happy.  He capped off the early part of his writing career by contributing to the best seller, “Superman at 50,” with comic legends, Denny O’Neil, Curt Swan, Harvey Pekar and partner Dr. Phil Skerry.

Attention was being gathered around Mr. Lambert’s career as he wrote, voiced and co-produced a daily history of a comics type radio show, called “The Comic Corner.” Shortly afterwards, Chris wrote for PLUS,
Project Literacy U. S.  This was the brainchild of First Lady, Barbara Bush and as his tenure there ended, Mr. Lambert received a (still) coveted “thank you” letter from the White House.

From there, Chris spent a dozen years as a columnist for the News-Herald, writing about comics, film and real life subjects.  He returned to the rock and roll world long enough to edit a book on the history of Apple Records rock band…Badfinger.  Then after assisting the producer on a Pete Ham (key member of Badfinger) solo CD, Mr. Lambert contributed writing to The VH-1 “Behind the Music” series for television.

After a very short stint writing for the Sci-Fi channel, Chris began blogging for the News-Herald on the subject of comic books and teaching both film and comics at Lakeland Community College while lecturing at Cleveland State and Lake Erie College. Then came three years as a co-host of the radio show…”The Friday Show.”  Mr. Lambert has continued that trend talking film (and comics) on the weekly podcast “Lambert and Lynch in the Lobby.”

Starting five years ago, Chris has also begun performing a one man show on the life of film genius, Orson Welles. Call this cosplay for movie legends.  At the same time, Mr. Lambert has created and written a line of pulp novels for the Bystander Group LLC. These novels feature sci-fi, super heroes, supernatural as well as adventure and children’s themes.  He appears regularly at local conventions and the Mentor Barnes and Noble.

Stories tell of “Nyancon”. This Oct. 8th, you’ll be part of the story.

Nyancon 2016 is happening. Growing up, everybody wants an adventure. Most of us become fans of anime, games,  books, and other forms of pop culture in order to go on adventures. 2016 marks the anniversary of a ton of great series. Let’s break it down:

  • 30 Years of The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, Metroid, Castlevania, and Dragon Ball.
  • 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 20 Years of Pokemon & Cardcaptor Sakura
  • 15 Years of Animal Crossing

But even with all these amazing adventures, we all want our own. This year’s Nyancon theme is “Adventure”. While the yearly themes of course aren’t any necessities, we’d love to see what YOU can do with the theme. But the important part of this post is the date. Oct. 8th, from 1pm-11pm at Lakeland Community College. We hope you’ll join us on our adventure.