FAQ

What’s a Nashi?

What dates will NashiCon 2017 be? What are the hours?

How much does it cost? Can I pre-register?

When/how can I get my badge? What do I need to bring with me?

What are your convention rules? Can I bring a prop weapon?

I am under the age of 16, do I have to be accompanied by an adult?

I have an idea for a panel!

I have any sort of non-panel idea for this convention!

How do I get to NashiCon?

Where can I park? How much does it cost?

What kind of events are happening at NashiCon?

How do I volunteer?

I have a question that isn’t answered here!

What’s a Nashi?

A Nashi is an asian pear. For us, though, “NASHI” stands for “Nippon Anime Society of Heavenly Imagery” or just Nashi for short.

What dates will NashiCon 2017 be? What are the hours?

March 31st – April 2nd, 2017. Hours are 2pm – Midnight Friday, 9am – Midnight Saturday, and 9am – 5pm Sunday.

How much does it cost? Can I pre-register?

Please see Registration page for details!

When/how can I get my badge? What do I need to bring with me?

Badges can be picked up starting on Friday afternoon starting at 2pm or Saturday morning starting at 9am. We will not be mailing out badges this year. You can pick up your badge from our Registration tables upstairs unless you have specifically been informed to go elsewhere in order to pick up your badge. You must have a photo ID of some kind in order to purchase or obtain a badge for Nashicon, or if you are under 16 years old you need to have a parent or guardian chaperoning you. Photo IDs can include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or school ID for any level of school.

What are your convention rules? Can I bring a prop weapon?

Our convention rules and policies can be found here.

I am under the age of 16, do I have to be accompanied by an adult?

If you are under the age of 16, you must provide contact information for a parent or guardian, in case of an emergency. In addition, if you are under the age of 13 you must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian over the age of 16.

I have an idea for a panel!

Check out our panel page under the Events tab for more information!

I have an idea for an event! I have any sort of non-panel idea for this convention!

Feel free to send your ideas to info@nashicon.com.

How do I get to NashiCon?

On our website you’ll find directions to the convention center from out-of-town, information about nearby hotels, and the surrounding restaurants.

Where can I park? How much does it cost?

There are plenty of places near the convention center to park free or cheaply. There is a parking lot adjacent to the convention center that is free, a large parking garage across the street that costs $10 per day per car, and there are many metered spaces nearby the convention center. All of the hotels have their own separate parking lots as well. For more information, you can check out the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center’s parking page or the City of Columbia’s parking page.

What kind of events are happening at NashiCon?

There are plenty of events going on during both days of NashiCon. There are panels running the gamut from simple discussion to audience participation, how-to panels, and everything in-between – all run by fellow con-goers and guests!

You can drop into the viewing room to catch some anime or the occasional live-action show straight from Japan, or play some games the video game room or the board game room.

And finally, if you’re looking for an addition to your collection, a gift for a friend, a nice souvenir, or even just somewhere to buy anime swag, check out the Dealer’s Room or the Artist’s Alley.

Can I suggest music for the dance?

Of course! Send an e-mail to info@nashicon.com with your suggestions.

How do I volunteer?

Check out the Volunteering Facebook group for more information!

I have a question that isn’t answered here!

Send us an e-mail at info@nashicon.com or post your question in the Facebook group!