April 4th - 6th, 2008

Cleveland, Ohio

Presented by

FTS Conventures


The Notacon Community

How to get involved

Press Releases
Promoting and Publicity
T-Shirt Design Contest
Contact Us

Meet the people who make Notacon happen.


Other cons of interest



Become a part of the Notacon organization.

Interested in donating your time, talents and expertise to the betterment of Notacon? Please sign up on our volunteers mailing list to tell us what you can provide. Notacon is a community-based volunteer effort so everyone's contributions are welcome and appreciated.

Individuals lending equipment of value for use by the organizers for the purposes of supporting the event will be covered by the event's liability insurance and will have their equipment registered prior to the event. All personal possessions not explicitly cataloged by the organizers for use during the event are brought AT YOUR OWN RISK. In no event shall Notacon nor FTS Conventures be held liable for any damages whatsoever to equipment not explicitly agreed to be covered by the event's insurance policy prior to the event.

Press Releases

Keynote Press Release - Michael DeAloia to Keynote Notacon 4 (March 1, 2007)

Blockparty Press Release (March 20, 2007)

Promoting and Publicity

Let others know about Notacon through banners, ads and fliers.

Want to help promote Notacon in your area? The easiest way is by putting fliers up in the places you visit most. Some examples of places that are usually receptive are given below. We would certainly appreciate the help. Below are some fliers and what-not you can print out and use! All are in Adobe PDF format.


Notacon celebrates the birth of the United States as well as the 9 month mark until Notacon 5 in our newest video ad!

Froggy has created the first Notacon Ad! Spread the word. Got talent making videos? Make your own ad and let us know!



If you would like to create a banner, use of our logo and preferred fonts is encouraged. To contribute, email tyger@notacon.org

T-Shirt Design Contest

We're nearing Notacon 2008 and we're looking for talent to be portrayed as a piece of Notacon history! If you're looking for a way to contribute your artistic ability to Notacon, here's your chance! Design the art for an official Notacon and/or Blockparty shirt! As always, the themes are art, music, and technology. We encourage you to let your imagination run wild and be as creative as you want to be.

Submissions Due: March 1, 2008

Design Requirements

  • Art must be Adobe Photoshop (*.psd) at 600dpi or Adobe Illustrator (*.eps or *.ai) format.
  • Please limit the design to 4 colors on your 'main' side and 1 color on the other side. Each color must be in it's own layer since each screen is a separate layer. Also indicate in which order you would like the layers applied, if necessary.
  • Optionally, specify the color of the shirt(background). We may not be able to do exact matching, but will do our best to do so.
  • Minimum design width of 6" (3600px if *.psd) on your 'main' side. Maximum size is 12" x 12" (7200px x 7200px).

Though not required, we strongly encourage incorporation of the word "Notacon" and/or "Blockparty" on the shirt, as well as the dates of the event (April 4 - 6, 2008) and the location (Cleveland, Ohio). We may add this information to your entry if we feel it would be in good taste. Use of the NAC and Blockparty logos is also encouraged.

Shirt designs _must_ be appropriate. A design can be edgy, but the judging panel reserve the right to deem a shirt inappropriate. You can trust that we do have a sense of humor!

Submission Procedure

Email submissions to tshirt2008@notacon.org. Submissions must be received by March 1, 2008 at 11:59pm.

Files must be named with the format [your_name_or_handle]-[#]-{front,back}.{psd,eps,ai,txt}. Increment the number for multiple submissions. Replace spaces in your handle with underscores (_). Enclosing brackets not required. Ex: Kris_Suter-2-front.psd


All official Notacon/Blockparty resources will be available at: http://notacon.org/tshirt_resources.html


All designs will be judged primarily on creativity and originality! Judges decisions are final. By submitting a design to this contest you agree to transfer all ownership, copyright, and trademark rights related to the design to FTS Conventures. The creator is responsible for gaining permission and licenses if any copyrighted material is used in the submission.

Winners will be notified via email prior to the event and will receive a free shirt containing their design in their size and any other prizes as determined by FTS conventures. Winners will have their name and firm(if applicable) featured in the program with credit attribution for the T-shirt design.

Please email all questions and comments to tshirt2008-at-notacon.org

Contact Us

Notacon is wholly run and organized through FTS Conventures.

For more information about specific topics:

For general questions, check out our forums, mailing lists, and other ways to get involved in the Notacon Community. We welcome your input and will do our best to respond to any concerns or questions posed.

If you need to fax, us, you can do so by dialing: 216-221-1409

If you want to contact those responsible for this event, contact froggy -at- notacon -dot- org or tyger -at- notacon -dot- org.

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