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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.

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OkamiCorner Episode 8: Peaches and Cosplay

1 Sep

OkamiCorner is back and this time, A x e l – F is cosplay for Peach Days 2012!

 

One Page, One Mind

26 Aug

I like how Facebook gets smart, then stupid and then becomes smart again. While exploring the settings of my various Facebook pages for Anime SG and OkamiCon Nevada, I came across something that was not there before; the ability to change the username of one of your pages ONCE. This magical ability was not granted to us before. However, this gave me the perfect opportunity to fix an issue that had been bothering me for a little while…

Back when I created the first OkamiCon Page (OkamiCon Nevada) the username/Facebook URL ‘OkamiCon’ was taken by another short lived group who had sense changed their name and abandoned the page after they realized that there was already an OkamiCon present. As such, I grabbed up the username OkamiConNV. I had no notions of changing Anime SG to OkamiCon Utah at the time so it was fine.

However, now that we have OkamiCon Utah on the way, as well as the possibility of having an OkamiCon Arizona in the distant future, I was faced with a predicament; I did not want to have to manage all these different face book pages for all of these events but I could not all send them to OkamiConNV. Then I discovered the ability to CHANGE the Username of the ever growing OkamiCon Nevada page. Now I have the ability to consolidate everything all into one!

So now, the Facebook page that you have known the past few months as OkamiCon Nevada has been renamed back to plain ol’ OkamiCon and the URL has changed to OkamiConConventions. All of those who have already gone ahead and liked our OkamiCon Utah page, please go ahead and like the new standard OkamiCon Facebook Page.

Thanks everyone for being patient while we fix things around and get them settled! Remember to come to next month’s event Anime St. George at the Best Western Abbey Inn on September 29th, 2012 in St. George Utah! The dates for OkamiCon Nevada 2013 will be announced then!

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OkamiCorner Episode 6 – Pioneer Parade!

24 Jul

A x e l – F goes out on location for the first time! Watch her coverage of a parade for Pioneer Days! Come hang out at the next upcoming parade and you might be lucky enough to get one of her awesome post cards! 😀

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OkamiCorner Episode 5 – Viewer Mail #1

14 Jul

You have been sending in your questions and comments and now I read them off in this episode of OkamiCorner!

 

Screening Schedule Now Online

2 May

Our Screening Schedule for OkamiCon 2012 is now online! Both the blog and the official website have been updated to reflect the changes. Here is also a copy of the long awaited list with times included. If you click on the links, they will take you to the official trailer of that anime on YouTube.

OkamiCon 2012 Screening Schedule
Screening Room Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm
All Times Are Approximate.
Nior

9:00

Episode 1

9:30

Episode 2

10:00

Episode 3

10:30

Episode 4
Hero Tales

11:00

Episode 1

11:30

Episode 2

12:00

Episode 3

12:30

Episode 4
Afro Samurai

1:00

Episode 1

1:30

Episode 2

2:00

Episode 3

2:30

Episode 4
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

3:00

Episode 1

3:30

Episode 2

4:00

Episode 3

4:30

Episode 4
Vandread

5:00

Episode 1

5:30

Episode 2

6:00

Episode3

6:30

Episode 4

7:00

Screening Room Closes

FUNimation Entertainment is truly awesome for supporting OkamiCon and many of our other events we hold throughout the year! Remember to support them by buying their products and watching more of their great anime.

On a side note, I have been watching some of these shows myself and Vandread is highly recommended. I know what was just added to my Netflix Instate Queue! 😀

Pre-Registration Closed.

1 May

Pre-Registration is now officially closed. Congratulations to those lucky individuals who managed to send in their pre-registration late last night. I applaud you and it warms my heart to see those payment notification messages in my email inbox. ^-^

For those of you who were hoping that you would be able to register today before the form was taken offline, I’m sorry to say that you are out of lucky because it was just removed. However, you can get a badge at the convention; you will just have to wait inline or come for early badge registration at 9:00AM on Saturday.

Please Remember!: It is required that you show valid identification and your PayPal Receipt when picking up your badge. We will not give you your badge without both!  

On another note, Online Signups for the Moonlight Masquerade will be closing on Saturday May 5th along with Dealer Booth Registration. If you were not able to sign up for the Moonlight Masquerade online, than you will still be able to sign up at the Contest Table the day of OkamiCon. The number of entries for the Masquerade is capped at 25 unless otherwise stated. Special awards will be given to the top three winners of the Masquerade (1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place).

I will be sending out confirmation emails for Pre-Registrations and Masquerade Entry Forms, so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it is on its way.

Last Chance for Pre-Registration!

30 Apr

OkamiCon 2012 is just around the corner! That means with May 1st ready to sneak up and bash us over the head with a mallet, today is your last change for Pre-Registration for the event.

Why Should You Pre-Register?

Those who pre-register on our website prior to the event are set to get all kind awesome goodies! While this doesn’t mean that our staff will be giving you a foot massage, this does mean that you will get:

  1. $5 Discount off the At-Door Price. (This means you only pay $15 instead of $20!)
  2. Custom name printed on your badge. (Normal people just have ‘all day pass’ on their badges).
  3. By Pass the registration process.
  4. Avoid the long line by simply walking up to badge pickup with your I.D. in hand!

 

Now tell me, why would you not want to pre-register with all those awesome perks? That’s what I thought! So what are you waiting for? Go over to our website www.okamicon.com and click on the registration tab to get your pre-registration before tomorrow. You will be glad you did!

Developer Dairy: April 2012

27 Apr

Greetings Convention Goers!

Here at last is the Developer Dairy for April 2012. The OkamiCon website was updated with a slew of information I have been sitting on so I can upload it all at once. The changes made yesterday are going to be the last of any major updates before the convention next month (with the exception of the screening schedule).

OkamiCon Website Changes

  • Guest List Updated
    • Nathan Hanks and Anastasia Jablokov Added
  • Table Top Games Page Updated
    • K.O.M.A Gaming Battle Tournament Rules Posted
    • Tanto Curoe Demo Information Added
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tournament Online Form Closed
  • Schedule Updated
    • Added New Guest Panels // Game Area Events
    • Added Super Mystery Date Event
    • Added TOP SECRET Event
  • Updated Sponsors Page
    • Added Pacific Media Expo Logo

Blog Changes

  • Guest List Updated
  • TCG Tournament Page Updated
  • TCG Tournament Page renamed to OkamiCon Game Area.

Physical Event Changes

  • OkamiCon Game Area is now expanded to two booths in the Outrigger Dealer Room.
    • Game area will include: KOMA Gaming Tournament, TCG Tournament // Free Play and Tanto Cuore Demo.
  • Few Dealer Booths rearranged between North Shore and Outrigger Dealers Room.
  • TOP SECRET EVENT Confirmed
  • Contest Table will be set up and include:
    • Super Mystery Date Entry Forms and Pick-up-lines.
    • Moonlight Masquerade Sign In and Entry Forms.

 

Those are all the major changes coming for now with the exception of the Screening Schedule. I do have confirmation of permissions from FUNimation Entertainment and I am just waiting for the final paperwork to be mailed to me before I announce our screening list.

I probably also will post some information regarding the Super Mystery Date contest so we can get more people interested. It was a big hit at Anime Bonanza last year and I think everyone will enjoy it at OkamiCon.

For those of you wondering about the TOP SECRET Event…well…it’s a secret. 😉 You are going to have to come to the convention to see for yourself what it is. Please feel free to speculate and chat about it on our Facebook page and comment section in the meantime. For those of you who come up with some particularly good theories, I just might post them here on the blog, so ponder away!

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.