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OkamiCon Announces Third Round of Guests!

26 Apr

MESQUITE, NV – With the long awaited event less than a month away, OkamiCon announces the last of two guests that will be joining the multi-genre convention on May 19th, 2012 at the Casablanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada.

Anastasia Jablokov
Anastasia Jablokov will be attending OkamiCon 2012 as special cosplay guest and judge for the Moonlight Masque. Also known as MangaFreak150 on the internet, Ana started cosplaying in 2008 and hasn’t stopped since. She is a fan of manga (hence the name) and her favorite animes are Cardcaptor Sakura and Black Rock Shooter. To learn the tricks of the trade in cosplaying, make sure you check out Ana’s panel Cosplaying 101.

Special Guest – Nathan Hanks with Katie and Sophie
When Nathan Hanks ask if you want to see his snake, he means it literary! Nathan Hanks will be joining the OkamiCon 2012 guest lineup along with his beautiful and charming pair of Burmese Pythons, Katie and Sophie.

Nathan has loved snakes his entire life and has owned Pythons for 15 years. While he has owned a variety of other large snakes such as Boa Constrictors, Anacondas and other breeds of Python, the Burmese Python breed will always grip a special place in his heart. Nathan believes that Pythons are one of the most misunderstood animals in the world and enjoys taking opportunities to help separate myth from fact. He does all this with the help of his two lovely ladies: Katie, a 7 year-old, 12 foot long Albino Burmese Python and Sophie, a 9 year-old, 10 foot regular Burmese Python. Of course it is rude to ask a lady her weight, but these gals clock in at about 50 pounds each!

You can find Nathan and his two scaly sweet hearts hanging out in our Outrigger Dealer’s Room. Make sure you stop by throughout the day for his discussions and educational information on Burmese Pythons, as well as hold and have your picture taken with these slithery beauties!

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.

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.

OkamiCon and AnimeSG Announce 91.8 The Fan as Special Guest!

10 Jan

MESQUITE, NV – After much anticipation, Okami Promotions is proud to announce that internet radio station 91.8 The Fan will be attending both OkamiCon 2012 and Anime St. George 2012 as special musical guests.

91.8 The Fan is a live internet radio station that strives to bring contemporary style radio to anime and manga fans and features the latest music from Japan, Korea and China. Far from being just an automated playlist, 91.8 The Fan also features interviews with icons of the fandom genre as well as contests and reviews. Best of all, it provides a legal way for fans to get their fill of Asian media via free releases and online streaming.

“We are very happy to be having 91.8 The Fan attend our conventions.” Comments, Lisa Monroe, Marketing Director and Public Relations for Okami Promotions, the company which coordinates and promotions both events. “We have wanted to have a live DJ for some time now and they are just what we are looking for. I think our attendees will really enjoy the new atmosphere that 91.8 The Fan will add to both OkamiCon and Anime SG.”

OkamiCon will be taking place on May 19th, 2012 at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. www.okamicon.com

Anime St. George will be celebrating its fourth year on September 29th, 2012 at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George, Utah. www.animesg.net

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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 ANIME SG:
Taking Place in St. George, Utah, Anime St. George is Southern Utah’s Anime Convention. Anime SG provides events relating to Anime, Manga, Asian Video Games and other related arts. Anime SG provides a platform in which the public can enjoy and be educated in this genre.

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.

Okami Promotions Announces Convention Dates for 2012 Season

10 Dec

ST. GEORGE, UT – After much anticipation, Southern Utah based anime convention, Anime St. George, announces their event date for the 2012 convention season.

Anime St. George will be celebrating their “fabulous” fourth year on September 29th, 2012, at the Best Western Abbey Inn located St. George, Utah. The Abbey Inn has been the home of Anime SG since the convention’s start back in fall of 2009, and the event’s organizers, Okami Promotions, are excited to be holding the event at the familiar location.

“We are happy to be returning to the Best Western Abbey Inn.” tells Lisa Monroe, Marketing Director and Head of Public Relations for Okami Promotions.  “It is the perfect venue for us and our attendees like the location. We look forward to bringing a whole new pallet of flavors to the table for this year’s events.”

Joining Anime St. George in Okami Promotions’s event lineup is OkamiCon; a multi-genre convention focusing on anime, comics, gaming and other pop-culture fandom. OkamiCon 2012 will be taking place May 19th, 2012, at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada.

“One event simply is not enough for me.” Monroe continues. “OkamiCon is something that I have been planning for a while now and have finally made into a reality. My hope is to make an alternative event to those in the area who do not wish to travel a great distance to larger comic and gaming conventions.”

ABOUT ANIME SG:
Taking Place in St. George, Utah, Anime St. George is Southern Utah’s 2011 Convention. Anime SG provides events relating to Anime, Manga, Asian Video Games and other related arts. We provide a platform in which the public can enjoy and be educated in this genre.

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.