Find us at No Brand Con 2016!

So we’re heading to No Brand Con tomorrow in the Wisconsin Dells. As per normal, we’re bringing the full show of awesomeness, and Pher and Nick are doing their Otaku Tonight thing too… so yeah it’ll be fun.

And I totally copied that first paragraph from our post about this from last year. I mean, with a tweak to the city name, but still.

All con long, you can stop by the Nerd & Tie Expo table and register for our upcoming convention in Eau Claire, WI. Pher will be there most of Friday and Saturday, and Nick and Trae will be there at various points throughout the weekend. Some of the Nerd & Tie team you never see publicly will be there too — and they want to be your best friends.

Nick and I (Trae) will be scattered throughout the Artist Alley as well, so you should stop by their tables and say hello. It’s fun. But besides random table sitting, we’re doing panels too. Here’s our full schedule!

First and foremost, we know what everyone reading this page wants to know about first.

  • Nerd & Tie LIVE! Sat. 9:00pm Panel Room One
    Join Pher, Nick and Trae for a live recording of the Nerd & Tie podcast! Also joining us this episode is special guest host Gen Prock! Just because! Also, Pher thinks he’ll be sober this time around. Let’s find out if he’s right!

Besides the big show, we’re all doing other stuff. Here’s where:

Pher & Nick Together:

  • One Night Stand Up Fri. 9:00pm No Mercy Room
    With Brandon Kay, Sydney Stafl, Amber Rose, Miles Reid-Labatto. Enjoy this 18+ panel of nerdy stand up comedy.
  • Whose Line is it Anime? Sat. 6:00pm Panel Room One
    With Sydney Stafl, Miles Reid-Labatto and Brandon Kay. Join the Otaku Tonight team for an hour of geeky improv games and entertainment.

Just Nick:

  • Live Action Anime Fri. 10:00pm Panel Room One
    Nick (and friends) talk about live action adaptations of anime, and everything good and bad that comes along with it.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Rise and Fall of the Zeon Reich Sat. 2:00pm Panel Room One
    Do you like history? About the fictional history of a science fiction Anime series? Join Nick for this panel on Space Nazis. It’s entertaining, we swear.

Just Pher:

  • Don’t Eat the Mic Fri. 8:00pm Panel Room One
    With Amy Quinlan. Pher and Amy are going to teach you how to do live comedy — from writing sketches to how to perform on stage, they want to show you how to be the best performer you can be.

Just Trae:

  • Podcasting on a Budget Sat. 8:00pm Panel Room One
    Want to learn to podcast but you’re broke? Join me for an hour and I’ll teach you how. By the end of it, I’m sure you’ll be at least a little less confused.
  • Webcomics A to Z Sat. 10:00pm Panel Room One
    Hey, I do webcomics! Hey I want to teach you how to do webcomics too! In a panel that I didn’t expect to be in the middle of the night, join me as I walk you through all the stuff you need to know before you do a webcomic! It’ll be an adventure!

For the few of you who are asking “Hey Trae, where’s Hanzo the Razor?” Well, for those of you who missed last year, I officially retired from hosting the event after last year. I’m told my replacement is pretty great though, so if you know how to execute this year’s secret rice plan, I’ll join you there too.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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