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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.


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!

Developer Dairy: January 2012

15 Jan

Here are all the updates that have been made to the Anime SG and OkamiCon website//blog for January 2012.

~Anime SG Updates~

  • Dealers and Artist Registration now open (More info on this tomorrow.)
  • The two booths in the lobby from last year will be made available for purchase this year as Lobby Exclusives.
  • Dealer//Artist Map updated.
  • Header image size has been fixed (it was off by two pixels and looked a little fuzzy).
  • Home linked fixed on Dealers page.
  • Homepage Twitter widget changed from RSS Include widget to official Twitter widget.
  • Guests page updated on blog and website. (See Announcement)

~OkamiCon Updates~

  • Contests Page added.
  • Program Cover Design Contest added.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tournament Signups added to Tabletop Games page (website) and TCG Tournaments page (blog).
  • Guests Page updated on blog and website. (See Announcement)
  • New Blog Theme.
  • Facebook and Twitter widget added to blog.

That’s all for tonight! Stay tune for more announcements coming tomorrow!

Developer Dairy: 11/11

11 Nov

Salutations readers. Finally I have gotten off of my Netflix laden behind to bring you a bit of news. I am somewhat glad to see that I am not the only person falling into the holiday slump; people are not usually all that active or interested in conventions towards the end of the year and I applaud those who pull them off this late. All the same, I look forward to January running around after the holiday season ends (my ‘day’ job is centered around retail so you know how busy I have been) and people start waking up again. Not to mention, I always get excited about convention planning at the first of year. 😀

Anyways! Here is an update of the website changes that have been made when Pre-Registraion came online a week and a half ago. I didn’t want to flood everyone with updates and then I forgot to post it all together. Here is what was updated:


Exhibitors link has been changed to read Dealers // Artists.
-Dealer Registration and Pre-Registration functioning and Open.
-Dealer Map fully updated.
-Tabletop Games page added.
-Information on Yu-gi-oh! TCG Tournament added (under tabletop games).
-Twitter Feed added to front page.
-Basic information updated on front page.

Things are slowly moving forward. Stay tune for more happening stuff! 😀

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!

Official Webpage Will Soon Be Up

31 Aug

For those who have been waiting for an actual official webpage for OkamiCon will only have to way a short time longer. I have already completed the design of the OkamiCon website and will be putting the pages together over the next week or so. The reason for the delay is that we are currently changing web hosts and I didn’t want to upload a new webpage on an old host that I will just have to drag over again anyways. Anime St. George website is also in the process of being revamped during the move so it takes a bit more of a priority then OkamiCon (simply because Anime SG is coming up fast on the 24th of Sept.)

However, all the same, you can expect OkamiCon to go live shortly. I also plan on going out to our desired venue either this weekend or next weekend and set down a date and contract. After that, then things will really get rolling and you can have some more solid information about OkamiCon Utah.

Until then, thanks for reading and look for new updates coming soon!