„Nyaaa!” cosplay festival is a project of non-governmental organization “Utenos Ekonomikos ir kompiuterijos klubas” based in small town Utena, Lithuania. Project started its journey in 2011 when the main organizer decided to make Asian culture festival in Utena. The first event was really small, only around 100 people visited it, but friendly people created such warm atmosphere, that next year we doubled the number of guests (and keep doing that every year).
Started as Asian culture festival now “Nyaaa!” is fully cosplay orientated event, which tries to promote cosplay culture in Lithuania, teach its participants something new, bring interesting foreign guests.
From the very beginning “Nyaaa!” befriended with non-formal youth group “TOKI”, which helped during the events. In 2015 “Nyaaa!” team has grown. Now Karolis (Vampire Kitteh www.facebook.com/VampireKittehCosplay ) is responsible for all the bureaucracy and international affairs, Ingė (Dulcinea www.facebook.com/DulcineaCosplay ) is responsible for cosplay part of the event and the stage, Jurga (Maumas www.facebook.com/MaumasArt ) is responsible for all art contests and art alley during the event. Our team together with “TOKI” and other volunteers try to make a professional event which breaths in spirit of friendliness and coziness, because all cosplayers are just one big family.
“Nyaaa!”: By Cosplayers – For Cosplayers.