Welcome to the GarasuNoShiCon 2010 information page!
GarasuNoShiCon is the Toledo area's premiere Japanese anime convention. It's a two day event beginning Saturday, July 17th at 10 am to 11 pm, and July 18th, from 10 am to 6 pm at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. Admission is free and it's open to anyone!
7/15/2010: ATTENTION STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
The following is the setup schedule:
Thursday - We will be meeting up at 6pm for training, assignment placements, some setup, and whatever else needs done.
Friday - We will be meeting up at 3pm for setup. Later we will open the doors to vendors who wish to setup the night before. This is our big setup day so being here is vital!
Saturday - Convention day! Staff reports at 8AM. Doors open to the public at 10am. Convention runs until midnight, but some minor setup/cleaning might need to be done for the next day.
Sunday - Convention day! Staff reports at 8AM. Doors again will open at 10am to the public. Convention will close at 6pm. We have to put all desks, chairs, tables, everything back to the way it was for classes on Monday!! This means from 6pm to whenever you must stick around to help out. If you have to leave by a certain time then fine, let us know. We really don't need a handful of people staying until 3 am again.
Plan on meeting at the Main Event Room (AVCC 125).
Want to live the life of a zombie? Eaten Alive is looking for volunteers to play as zombies in their game. For more information, head over to the Eaten Alive table. Incentives available!
7/13/2010: We are pleased to welcome Chris Curran to Artist Alley!Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
Due to circumstances beyond her control, Cassie Hodges will not be appearing at GNSC 2010.
7/12/2010: We are pleased to welcome Metal Artisan Studios, Sara Joy and Jesse Brown, and Digital Sushi to Artist Alley and Anime Gifts, Evil Petting Zoo, IT Cosplay, and Asian Invasionto Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Man Power will not be appearing at GNSC 2010.
Artist Alley is now closed to new applicants! Thanks to all of those who applied!
We've added some new stuff to Gaming! Be sure to check it out!
6/24/2010: We are pleased to welcome Seann's Anime and Comics to Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
6/23/2010: The site has been overhauled and has the latest (and hopefully final!) information about GarasuNoShiCon 2010! Within the next week, you'll be able to download the schedule and complete program book just in case you want to get a jump on things!
We are excited to welcome Cindy Chu and Galloping Ghost Productions as guests at GarasuNoShiCon 2010! Please check out the Guests page for more information!
We are also pleased to welcome Kenji Watanabe to Artist Alley and Galloping Ghost Productions and Gameology Supply Co ltd to Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
Attention Staff and Volunteers who have stayed out of the loop:
Our next meeting has been moved to July 1st at 5:00 PM in Performing Arts 203 at Owens Community College. All staff and volunteers are highly encouraged to attend this meeting.
Attention Staff and Volunteers who have stayed out of the loop:
Our next meeting is June 29th at 5:00 PM at Owens Community College, location pending. All staff and volunteers are highly encouraged to attend this meeting.
If you're a staff member, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're not 100% sure your name is in the program book. We need to know this by 6/20/2010, absolutely no later. If you don't submit your name and you don't get in, no whining.
We are pleased to welcome Food Palz and Thug-Geek LLC to Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
6/14/2010: We are pleased to welcome Kuroitenshin, Lilly's Art- art by Margaret "Meg" Tyler, Kuroitenshin, Savylicious/Savy Lough, Mae Maryweather & Crossed Wire Designs, Pyrefly Production, Lilly's Art- art by Regent Shaw and Otakumalst to Artist Alley and Home Circle Media to Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
There has been some confusion as of late regarding the badges and cost. Remember: admission is free, and you don't need a badge to get in. We sell souvenir badges for $3 at the convention. The Pre-Reg Packs offer a pre-printed badge and other goodies listed on the Registration page, but it's not required that you pay to pre-reg! A new form with a different layout has been uploaded to help avoid confusion!
6/7/2010: We are pleased to welcome A Darkly Cute Fantasy, Mystic Sheep Studios, and FANcy That! to Artist Alley and Strictly Anime and White Wolf Toys to Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
5/27/2010: We are pleased to welcome Cyanineblue Studios, Heidi Black, Insanity Central, and Spooky Designs to Artist Alley! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
Just a few more quick reminders. If you want a pre-printed badge, pre-registration will be ending on June 30th. We'll accept pre-regs until July 14th, but you will not receive a pre-printed badge.
Vendors and Artists: your applications and down-payments are due June 11th. Even if we've sent in an application, if we don't have your down-payment, your name will be removed from the website and you will not be mentioned in the program book. Payments received after June 11th are still eligible to have table space and we will try to promote you as best we can, but we can't make any assurances.
5/19/2010: We are also pleased to welcome Manifested Dreams and LiXLeo to Artist Alley! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
A friendly reminder: if you're planning on signing up for Vendor Venue or Artist Alley, time is running out! Down payments must be received by June 11th to receive mention in the program, after that, there are no guarantees! We'll try to work something out for late arrivals, but the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get you into the con! Sign up now!
5/12/2010: Due to high demand for hotel rooms, all rooms at the Days Inn and Comfort Inn near the convention will be open to the general public on June 1st. If you want a room, don't wait! Reserve a room today! Check out the Location section for more information!
5/10/2010: We are excited to welcome Robert Axelrod and Cassandra Hodges as guests at GarasuNoShiCon 2010! Please check out the Guests page for more information!
We are also pleased to welcome BoushiOnna Hats and Nicholas Sikora/Sharon Vinson to Artist Alley! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
A tentative schedule of events has been posted in Events. This is by no means final, but it will give you an idea of what's running when.
4/22/2010: Rules regarding costumes for cosplaying in the halls have been added to the Rules section. If you're planning on just cosplaying in the Cosplay Contest, please read the rules anyway, as there are some that carry over.
4/19/2010: We are pleased to welcome MALIK Studios to
Artist Alley! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
Starting today, the con organizer will slowly start adding GarasuNoShiCon Gear to his new eBay store. Please note it costs a little more than if you purchase it through the convention directly (we have to cover the listing fees somehow), but if you for some reason prefer dealing with eBay and our willing to pay the extra money, you have the option!
3/29/2010: We are pleased to welcome Cardz Xtcetera to
Vendor Venue! Please support them by paying a visit to their table and purchasing something!
3/29/2010: We had a great time over the weekend promoting at Animarathon 2010 at Bowling Green Stat University in Bowling Green, Ohio! This is another great convention you should check out next year!
We've finally added a link to the GarasuNoShiCon 2009 gallery at J. Bak Studios. If you missed last year, this is a great place to see just some of a great stuff that happened at GNSC 2009!
3/23/2010: We are pleased to welcome Livestock Productions and StarrCrunch to our Artist Alley! Please support them by paying a visit to their tables and purchasing something!
We've just added a handful of official advertising banners for those who want to help us out by linking to us. Check out the advertising section for more information!
3/11/2010: Starting today, the sticker packs available in Con Gear now come with 12 different designs instead of the previous 10, and are available for the same price!
We now have a link to the official Eaten Alive website, so check it out!
We've also added a few new rules, so please look them over!
2/23/2010: We're proud to welcome back AniGames and Reihelen back to GarasuNoShiCon! Please support them by paying a visit to their tables and purchasing something!
2/18/2010: The form to apply for advertising/sponsorship is now online!
2/12/2010: A new pre-reg form is available, and the Con Gear form is available now!
2/11/2010: We're excited to welcome Julie Jensen to GarasuNoShiCon 2010! Julie worked as a voice actress on several Disney shows and feature films as well as stage musicals. She attended GarasuNoShiCon 2009 as a member of the Salad Time Soldiers. Drop by and see her at her panels!
We've added a few vendors and artists to the con. If you're interested and have downloaded and application, please note the application for both have been overhauled and contain additional information and fields to fill out. If you haven't filled one out already, download the new one now!
1/28/2010: Site launch today! Please check out all of the exciting things we're offering at GarasuNoShiCon 2010, and be sure to check back as information will be added as it comes in, and things are always subject to change! If you want to be a part of GNSC 2010, please don't hesitate to let us know!