Next weekend will be the second year of Winston-Salem's Triad Anime Convention. The convention is hosted by Nostalgia Conventions, which also brings Ichibancon to Charlotte and Banzaicon to Columbia, South Carolina each year. TAC will be held at the Marriott Winston-Salem located on North Cherry Street which is located conveniently downtown, making is close to several restaurants and sights.
The schedule is already live for the event and can be found at http://triadanimecon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Triad-2014-Web-Schedule-rev1.pdf
There is a wide range of panels, events and guests to check out. Its a full schedule even though the convention is still new. This year there will be a Moonlight Densetsu Formal Masquerade Ball which is a masked ball. Formal attire is required. Formal interpretations of cosplay will also be allowed. Masks are included in the dress code and will be required for entry.
A popular event at each of the Nostalgia Convention events is the Otaku Flea Market where attendees can unload some of their unwanted official anime merchandise and make a little cash. Space is free and first come, first serve and is always a place of high activity as people look for deals among their fellow convention goers.
Some of the guests include Erica Schroeder who was the voice of Nurse Joy in "Pokemon". Fans of the classic series "Sailor Moon" get a special treat as Toby Proctor who was Tuxedo Mask and Linda Ballantyne who was the voice of Sailor Moon will both be in attendance next weekend. It will be a Sailor Moon reunion as Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) and Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars) will also be there.
For more information on the event, check out their website at http://triadanimecon.com