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Event Updates and Pre-Registration Now Open!

Hey guys!

After a slight delay to that nasty flu bug that has been going around, Pre-Registration opened a little later than previously announced (which was Jan 15th) but it is now open and ready to go!

May 17th – Day One
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Early Registration & Badge Pickup: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Event Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Single Day Pre-Registration: $20.00
Single Day At Door:
$25.00

May 18th – Day Two
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Early Registration & Badge Pickup: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Event Time: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Single Day Pre-Registration: $20.00
Single Day At Door: $25.00

With pre-registration, you will be able to buy either the Single Day Pass (good for one day of your choice) or Double Day Pass (good for the whole weekend.) Due to the large amount of pre-registration we tend to get and because we are going two days this year, we will not  be doing customizable badges. 

Event Updates

Our special event programing page has been updated with information for the KOMA Gaming Tournament. This year they will be holding both a free-to-play tournament as well as a paid-to-play tournament. The PTP tournament will involve a cash prize so it will be worth it. Please see our webpage for details which will also link to their facebook page which has the current gaming roster.

Vendor Registration

Starting on Monday (or sooner if I get to it), I will be sending out emails to all previous vendors regarding participating in this year’s Double Vendor Rooms. We still have plenty of spaces available so if you are interested, get in early for prime spacing in or Falcon East Room.

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.
All Booths Include: 2 Convention Passes, Temporary Nevada Sales Tax License, OkamiCon Exhibitor Packet.

VENDORS WILL ONLY GET 2 BADGES EACH!
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 Falcon 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

The Ghost of the PayPal Button

So the convention is just around the corner (this Saturday)! I am currently both horribly excited and horribly nervous. That being said, there is something important I should bring to people’s attention:
Somehow, people have been able to continue to per-register for Anime St. George 2012 even though pre-registration has been closed since September 17th…and the button is not even on the web page anymore.

There are a few different ways how this could be happening:

  1. People adding badges to cart before closing and simply paying for them after closing.
  2. People seeing a cached version of the web page which still has the pre-reg button available.

Now, I do not mind people pre-registering a three days after closing; that is fine and doable. However, having people pre-register three days BEFORE the convention is not. This is because I print everything out a head of time and pack it all up to be transported a few days before.
Luckily, I have not started printing out the pre-registration badges until today so there is no harm done. HOWEVER, I will and have deleted the Paypal button all together to prevent anyone from pre-registering after closing. If anyone else somehow (though I doubt it) manages to send in pre-registration after last night will be refunded.

Fate of Anime SG Mascots Answered!

Some of you guys have been wondering about the fate of our beloved Anime St. George Mascots as we make the transition to OkamiCon Utah. Wait no further! That question has been answered on this weeks episode of OkamiCorner!

 

Stay tune because every new episode of OkamiCorner is going to be posted on our blog from now on! 😀

 

Anime St.George is Evolving!

Hey everyone, Time for the big announcement!

Anime St. George is evolving! No more being like a lowly little Magikarp flopping around with its wimpy Splash Attack. Starting next year we are evolving into being like a Gyarados that is going to totally blow everyone’s minds!

With the success of OkamiCon (Now titled  OkamiCon Nevada) last month in Mesquite, Nevada, changes are going to be made to Anime St. George to not only bring more for you, our attendees, but to also help our convention grow to being more then just being a Magikarp.

Starting next year for our 2013 event, we are officially changing the name of Anime St. George to OkamiCon Utah. That will not be happening this year. This year we are still going to be called Anime St. George and you will still access everything from our website www.animesg.net. However, starting next year, here are some of the changes you can expect:

  • Event will be listed as OkamiCon Utah on all material and event listings.
  • OkamiCon Utah will have it’s own dedicated page on the OkamiCon Website (www.okamicon.com). You will simply need to choose your destination on the splash page; Utah for OkamiCon Utah, Nevada for OkamiCon Nevada.
  • We will be transitioning to a new dedicated Facebook Page: OkamiCon Utah.
  • We will no longer have AnimeSG Twitter and transition to OkamiCon Twitter.
  • We will no longer have this blog and be transitioning over to OkamiCon Blog.

Those are just a few things on the technical side. What you can expect on the event side:

  • We will be going two days for OkamiCon Utah 2013.
  • We will be multi-genre and not only cover anime but anime, comics and gaming (video games, table top, TCG etc).

Despite most of these changes not happening until next year, we are going to mix things up quite a bit this year:

  • No more lecture style panels. Instead we are going to have interactive activities and games.
  • New layout for the convention itself.
  • More space for dealers (still need a confirmation on this one)
  • Masquerade and Dance will be earlier in the day so the convention will close up around 8:30 pm.

I have yet to update the webpage with these changes yet. I am going to try and meet with the hotel later this week to get confirmation on setup before put all of the revised information on the web. Keep in touch with future updates because I will post a little Q&A announcement for those who might be feeling a little nervous about these changes.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Hey Everyone! Long time no update!

Now that OkamiCon 2012 is finished, things are going to start jumping for Anime St. George soon. Unlike the last three years, we are going to try something a little different this year. New setup, new activities and more. While I am not one to tip my hand right away (and I just love teasing you guys!) all of these is going to be a prelude to something totally epic awesome that will soon be in store for Anime SG. While I may let you guys know a head of time here on the blog and on other social media, the official announcement will not be made until the convention.

But just to tease you all the same…here are some hints!

-Anime SG is evolving starting next year.
-This has something to do with the growing success of OkamiCon.
-It is bigger than a bread box.

If you think you can figure it out with just those three hints, please feel free to comment. If not, stay tune for some more teasers for what is to come!

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