Archive | March, 2012

Dealers and Artists Registration Reopen!

29 Mar

Due to popular demand, our Dealers Room and Artist Alley has been expanded to now include two rooms: The Northshore and The Outrigger. If you missed out on your opportunity to register your space the first time around, how you have a second chance!

The Outrigger Room will be located next to our Screening Room while the Northshore will be located next to the Panel Room. Even though the Outrigger is slightly smaller than the Northshore, it will include 10 additional spaces, 5 of which are still available to aspiring artists or dealers looking to sell their wares. What more, the Outrigger room is also featuring some fun activities such as our TCG Tournament and Free Play Table and the K.O.M.A Video Game Tournament Table (Announcement on that coming soon.) Also make sure to stop by the table of our affiliate convention Combat Con because I hear they will be raffling off tickets to their awesome convention in July down in Las Vegas.

OkamiCon.com has already been updated to reflect these new changes and Dealer // Artist Registration has been reopened and extended until May 5th, 2012. Additional Updates for events will be coming with April’s Developer Diary as well as Pre-Registration for Anime St. George.

OkamiCon Announces Second Round of Guests for 2012 Event!

19 Mar

MESQUITE, NV –  After much anticipation, Okami Promotions is proud to announce that two more special guests will be added to their growing lineup for OkamiCon 2012 on May 19th, 2012 at the Casablanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada.

Who Asked You? Show
The five friends from the internet podcast sensation, Who Asked You?, will be coming to grace OkamiCon 2012 with their antics and comedic sense of humor. Everything from movies, comics and even beer is not safe from their own brand of funny and sound board filled with random Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes. If you like to laugh, don’t mind a dirty joke, and just want to share in general geekyness, then come down to OkamiCon and see the guys behind the microphone for yourself!

Gina Novelle aka The Okami Mommie
She is the woman with the silver hair in which we all wish we could find a wig in that color. Starting up as a female programmer in the days when computers were the size of our convention space itself, Gina is going to bring to OkamiCon 2012 her tips and tricks for expressing yourself and your inner geek. Playfully nicknamed as the Okami Mommie by her children, she will also be judging cosplays in the OkamiCon Moonlight Masque.

“We are so very excited to have these new guests.” Comments Lisa Monroe, Marketing Director and Head of Public Relations for Okami Promotions. “This year is shaping up very well and we are looking forward to making many more exciting announcements regarding our event in the near future.”

ABOUT OKAMICON:
OkamiCon is Mesquite’s First Fandom Convention. OkamiCon is a multi-genre convention focusing on Anime, Comics and Gaming. OkamiCon provides events relating to Tabletop Games, Anime, Manga and Western Comics, Video Games and various other forms of fandom entertainment and geekery.

ABOUT OKAMI PROMOTIONS:
Okami Promotions is a Marketing and Event Planning company based in Southern Utah that currently hosts Anime St. George and OkamiCon events. Okami Promotions provides events relating to Anime, Manga, Video Games and other related arts. In addition, Okami Promotions also provides marketing and event opportunities to both local and out of state businesses, and takes pride in showcasing up-and-coming artists and other members of the “Indy” Arts Community.

Draft Schedule and Updated Guest List

17 Mar

Greetings Everyone!

Spring Break is officially coming to a close here in Southern Utah. It seems like it hasn’t lasted nearly long enough and it has been a bit crazier then first anticipated. As promised, the first draft of our Event Schedule for OkamiCon 2012 is now online both here and on the main website. I am also currently working with FUNimation Entertainment to bring you some truly awesome animes for our Screening Room and our screening schedule will be uploaded as soon as I have the final approvals from them.

Our Special Guests lists has also expanded considerably with the addition of  guys from the Who Asked You? Show and Gina Novelle aka Okami Mommie. The official press release and announcements for these guests will be made tomorrow.

On a few little side notes, there is a high probability that Dealer Registration will be reopened as we are currently in negotiations with the hotel to extend the Dealer’s Hall. As soon as I have all the final paper work sorted out, an announcement will be made and our Dealers // Artist page will be updated with a map of the new spaces available.  To all of the Dealers and Artists interested in attending our event this year, thank you for your patients and understanding.

More updates for the website and blog coming soon when I get a chance.

Enjoy the rest of your spring break!