Northside's only event dedicated to encouraging awareness and appreciation of the artistic and literary depth of anime, manga, and graphic art, and educating students about possible careers in these fields.


Event is 11 AM to 5 PM

Authors, illustrators, presenters, cosplay and contests ALL ONLINE this year!


NISD Nerdvana Con Presents Special Guest
author & illustrator of the HiLo series and Pedro & Me!


Judd Winick is an American comic bookcomic strip and television writer/artistcartoonist, and former reality television personality. Winick first gained fame for his 1994 stint on MTV's The Real World: San Francisco, before finding success with his work on comic books such as Green LanternGreen Arrow, and Pedro and Me, his autobiographical graphic novel about his friendship with Real World castmate and AIDS educator Pedro Zamora. He also created the animated TV series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee for Cartoon Network, which ran for three seasons. For DC Comics, he wrote the Batman storyline Under the Hood, which resurrected Jason Todd (the second Robin) following his murder by the Joker in the storyline Batman: A Death in the Family, in which he became the anti-heroic Red Hood following the "Infinite Crisis" storyline. He would also write a prequel miniseries Red Hood: The Lost Days, detailing the exact nature of Jason's resurrection. He would also write the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, which adapted his original story.

Vic Mignogna


American voice actor and musician known for his voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, such as Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other animation roles include Broly from the Dragon Ball films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host ClubFai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir ChronicleDark in D.N.AngelKurz Weber in the Full Metal Panic! series, Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in the Vampire Knight series, Christopher Aonuma in Digimon FusionNagato and Obito Uchiha in Naruto ShippudenIkkaku Madarame in BleachQrow Branwen in RWBY, and Matt Ishida in Digimon Adventure tri. In video games, he is the voice of E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Junpei Iori from Persona 3. In live-action work, he has participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues, where he plays Captain James T. Kirk. Mignogna has an official fanclub called Risembool Rangers.

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MrCreepyPasta's Storytime


Creepy Pastas are the modern day Urban Legends. MrCreepyPasta has taken these stories and turned them into online Radio Dramas! Over 1 million subscribers and counting, MrCreepyPasta has put his tentacles into nightmares across the globe.


Gather round the campfire boils and ghouls and MrCreepyPasta will tell you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Taken from stories around the internet and some of your favorites from YouTube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love.

I am a librarian with 25 years of experience in education. I love all things Sci-Fi and crafty!

I will have a display of several Amigurumi characters, crochet hooks, yarn, print-outs of crochet basics/patterns, as well as how-to videos. Attendees will be invited to learn the basics of Amigurumi and hopefully be inspired to create them on their own after the event.


Stacie Tharp: Learn the art of Amigurumi!

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