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OkamiCon Nevada 2013 Vendor Registration Open!

4 Dec

Sorry for the late update on this guys. Life has been super busy because of the holidays and I needed to take care of of my ‘day job’ before setting up and designing the vendor maps for OkamiCon Nevada 2013.

So for those of you who have been waiting to snag yourself a booth at our new location (The Holiday Inn Express in Mesquite), now is your chance! Vendor Registration will be open from now until April 30th, 2013 or until they are sold out.

New This Year: We are now featuring triple spaces! Get more bang for your buck on compatible triple spaces. Spaces on our map can to be sold as a single spaces (10×10), double spaces (10×20) or triple spaces (10×30). Triple spaces will usually be sold in an “L” formation so please see the vendor’s map for spaces that can be turned into doubles or triples.

You can Register your booth now on the OkamiCon Nevada Vendor Page. An option to add a company website, eBay page, deviantART or other personal website has also been added when buying your space.

Booth Info:
A 10’x10′ Booth will include 1 Table, 2 Chairs and Table Covering.
A 10’x20′ Booth will include 2 Tables and 2 Additional Chairs (If desired) and Table Coverings.
A 10’x30′ Booth will include 3 Tables 2 Additional Chairs (if desired) and Table Coverings.
All Booths Include: 2 Convention Passes, Temporary Nevada Sales Tax License, OkamiCon Exhibitor Packet.
NOTE: 10×30 Booths are available on compatible spaces only and are subject to availability. Please see booth availability map for compatible spaces.

Additional badges will need to be purchased at the front desk at full convention price or through online pre-registration.

Dealer // Artists Booth Availability Chart – Grand Flacon Exhibit Hall
Dealer // Artists Booth Availability Chart – Sunset Mesa Exhibit Hall

Dealers and Artists Booth 10’x10’ Booth: $175.00 (Includes Both Days)
Dealers and Artists Booth 10’x20’ Booth: $300.00 (Includes Both Days)
Dealers and Artists Booth 10’x30’ Booth: $450.00 (Includes Both Days)

Vendor Frequently Asked Questions
I would like a Vendor’s Booth. Can you reserve a space for me?

Vendor Spaces will be reserved after confirmation of payment. We cannot hold or reserve spaces otherwise.

Do You Still Have Vendor Spaces Available? // How Much Are Vendor Spaces?
You can find complete information on our Dealer and Artists spaces by visiting our Vendors Page. You will find pricing information, current vendors, a map of our Exhibit Hall with available spaces and more.

Can I reserve a certain space on the Exhibit Hall map?
Individual vendor spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may request a particular space on the map if it is available, but we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned that particular space.

What items cannot be sold at my booth?
The following items are restricted for sale by vendors at OkamiCon Nevada:
Steel or metal swords/weaponry
-Guns and ammunition
-Food and beverage (including pre-packaged items)
-Adult X-Rated Content and Merchandise (i.e. Hentai)
-Raffle/lottery tickets or other games of chance that require a fee
-Pirated or illegal copies of official copyrighted merchandise

Can I sell wooden/bamboo practice swords, plastic cosplay props or other similar items at my booth?
Yes. We do allow the sale of wooden or bamboo swords, large plastic props and other like items that are not on the restricted list. If you are not sure whether or not your merchandise is restricted, please do not hesitate to contact us.



OkamiCon Nevada Dates for 2013

16 Nov

So the moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. It took a little longer then expected because life sometimes likes to jump out and kick you in the gonads. However, despite a busy work life, some nasty bug I still haven’t quite gotten rid of, and temperamental HTML code, the new OkamiCon Nevada website is up and functional along with the new dates for next year.

Things were a bit touch and go there for a while and there was a moment when I thought we would have to be suspended a year but everything has worked out quite pleasantly. We now have a new home and new double dates for your fandom enjoyment.

So the new dates for OkamiCon Nevada 2013 are…*drum roll*

May 17th & 18th, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express

Unfortunately we will not be returning to Casablanca as they wanted me to sell a kidney to pay for the rooms. While I know a person can function with only one kidney, I would rather leave both of them intact and where they are so, that is why we have changed locations (for those who are curious). The Holiday Inn Express has been fabulous in working with us so far and we will pretty much be taking over the entire lobby and meeting areas. So far we have:

  • Two Vendor Rooms (Sunset Mesa and Falcon West)
  • Activity and Event Room (Falcon East)
  • Screening Room (Arcade Room)

Yes, you did read that correctly. Screenings will take place in the Arcade which is being set up to fit our needs. Also, for those of you who are staying at the hotel, you will be eating breakfast in the same area that will be set up to be our Activity and Events Room. A rather entertain and curious fact.

Regarding Vendors: I am still waiting on a layout of the Exhibit halls so I can put together a vendor map for both rooms. Booth registration should be opening around November 30th, give or take a few days.

So the OkamiCon Nevada webpage has been completely redesigned and updated with the new information. The design has it’s own special flare while still having a uniform layout to match the OkamiCon Utah page. Also, the OkamiCon.Com splash page will now give you an option to choose which convention page you would live to view (either Utah or Nevada).

There are still a few things that need to be done and updated which I will get to once I start feeling better:

  • Okami Promotions Webpage (need to update event information)
  • OkamiCon Utah Page (new dates, event information, etc.)
  • OkamiCon Blog (change a few things around to reflect both conventions)

As I am sure you have already noticed, the blog has a new look itself. There are still some updates that need to be made with the  blog pages as I am going to change them completely around, but that will come in the next few weeks.

Thanks for Coming to OkamiCon 2012!

25 May

Late post is a little late, I know but…

Thank you everyone for attending OkamiCon 2012!

We had a wonderful turn out this year and I am happy to be reading messages on Facebook about how much fun everyone had. I am already starting to hash out details with our venue for our OkamiCon ’13. Here is what I can tell you at this point:

-OkamiCon WILL be returning to Mesquite, NV.
-We will be going two days next year.
-We will most likely be during mid-may again.
-We are revamping our setup to make things more fun for not only attendees but for dealers as well.
-OkamiCon in Mesquite is not going to be our only OkamiCon event.

The last one is meant to be a little teaser. 😉 More information on our second OkamiCon event will be trickling out over the next few weeks so stay tune!

Pre-Registraton for 2012 Now Open!

2 Nov

Pre-Registration for OkamiCon 2012 is now online and fully functional. It may be a little early for some people to worry about getting badges for an event that is next year but remember, OkamiCon is May and will be coming up faster then you think. 😉 Why not get your badge now and be all set for when the event does come around?

You can Pre-Register for a Badge or Register for a Dealer or Artist booth either on OkamiCon.com or on OkamiPromotions.com.


Pre-Register for OkamiCon 2012 to reserve your badge ahead of time and get the online discount!
Why pay more at the door and stand in line for badge registration when you can pre-register online in the comfort of your own home? Not only that but you can also personalize your badge with a nickname unique to you or your cosplay character! We accept both PayPal and all major credit cards as payment.

Pre-Registration for OkamiCon 2012 is now OPEN through April 1st, 2012.
At Door Price: $20.00 US Dollars
Online Pre-Registration Price: $15.00 US Dollars.

Early At-Door Registration and Pre-Registration Badge Pickup will start before the event at 9:00AM Saturday May 19th, 2012. If you pre-registered, please make sure you bring your PayPal confirmation page and valid ID with you when you come to pick up your badge; we will not be able to give it to you otherwise.


Website Completed!

15 Sep

At last…after a two days of slaving away in front of my computer (and after a few system bombs), I have at long last completed the OkamiCon website! It is now fully fictional (save for exhibitor and pre-registration not open) and it has already been directed to it’s proper URL.

From now on, www.OkamiCon.com will go to our official event site and www.OkamiCon.net will redirect here to the blog. The event listings and information for OkamiCon have also been updated on the Okami Promotions webpage.

Because OkamiCon doesn’t have a humanoid mascot like Anime SG or the Late Anime Bonanza, the webpage design was completely different then the designs I have made for our previous event pages. Instead, it has more of the same look and feel of Okami Promotions company page then Anime SG or Anime Bonanza. Infact, I had originally created the draft page of OkamiCon first, and then created the Okami Promotions page using the template. That is one of the reasons why they look so similar; that and I wanted something completely different than what I previously had.

All and all, I am happy with the design. I enjoy having the social media buttons on the menu as well as having the menu on the side bar. Like Anime SG, it has a dark color theme, and it is blue…very blue. Like a-smurf-just-thew-up-all-over-it blue. Don’t worry. There may be a hellva lot of blue, but it is wonderfully easy on the eyes. 😉

Unfortunately, I need a lot more to survive than universe juice, so I am off now to go stuff my face with whatever tasty love I can find. Until next time!

Date and Venue Decided!

14 Sep

Hey everyone! Sorry for the extended delay in posts and updates lately. My life has just been madness (This is Sparta! *boot*) so as a result, it has taken me a little longer to get everything together.

The original plan was to have a convention titled OkamiCon Utah and to have a location here in Utah with a time in the summer around August-ish. Well, as change would have it, our previous venue fell through and everything had to be reformulated (thus the main reason for the delay in information). Now instead of going under the title of OkamiCon Utah, we are just plain OkamiCon and instead of holding our convention in Utah, we have  found a nice cozy little place in Mesquite, NV!

What: OkamiCon
When: May 19th, 2012
Where: CasaBlanca Resort
City: Mesquite, NV

OkamiCon will be the first of the Okami Promotions hosted event to be at a genuine hotel/resort and casino. Unlike Anime SG, OkamiCon will be a multi-genre event that focuses on Anime, Comics and Video Games. That way we can have a little something for everyone; not just for the anime fans out there.

The website is going to take a little longer then expected to get up and running simply because I did not have the necessary date and venue information which determines the bulk of the content that is on the website. However, it will be completed in time for the Official OkamiCon Announcement taking place at Anime St. George 2011.