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You have been sending in your questions and comments and now I read them off in this episode of OkamiCorner!
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.
ST. GEORGE, UT – Okami Promotions, host of Anime St. George, and ChangYou.com have team up together to bring attendees of Anime St. George 2011 a chance to experience the new online collectable card game developed by Zeonix: Sword Girls.
The fantasy-like trading card game will feature all original artwork by veteran manga artists and will include a revolutionary card crafting system which will allow players to create any playable card and thus open up limitless strategic possibilities. The flash based system will also allow users to play on any flash enabled browser giving them access to swords, sorcery, and more, no matter where they are located.
“We are very excited to be working with ChangYou.com.” Comments Lisa Monroe, Marketing Director and Event Coordinator for Okami Promotions. “They have allowed us to add a new element to our events that we did not have before. We look forward to continue working with them in the future, especially on our new event OkamiCon which will be focused around on anime, comics, and gaming.”
All Anime St. George 2011 attendees will be receiving Closed Beta Passes upon registration, to play Sword Girls Closed Beta starting on October 12, 2011. Anime St. George 2011 will be taking place at the Best Western Abbey Inn on September 24th, 2011 in St. George, Utah.
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.