Press Release: Anime-ZAP!, a fourth-year anime convention happening in Peoria, Illinois, is excited to announce that Anime-ZAP! 2013 will be free for the first 250 attendees. Anime-ZAP! is also excited to announce that the 2013 convention will be held January 4-6, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Peoria, Illinois. Anime-ZAP! has expanded from being an instant two-day anime convention to be a three-day convention with over 1,000 attendees converging on central Illinois in January.
"Since the apocalypse is coming, we want to give something fun to everyone who survives," said chairman Ryan Kopf. "Odds are we'll need it."
Attendees can choose their registration price on Anime-ZAP!'s website, ranging from $0.01 to $50. After 250 people have registered for free (one cent), the minimum price will increase to $10. To ensure more individuals get an opportunity to register for free, free registrants are charged $0.01 to register, all of which goes to PayPal, and only 5 free registrations are allowed per PayPal account. If the 2012 apocalypse does happen, organizers have promised that those who do not survive will receive a full refund.
Registration can be found online at http://animezapcon.com/registration
Anime-ZAP! expects to have more events in 2013 than ever, including cosplay contests, two rave dances, over 50+ entertaining panels and events like "Death Note Mafia" and "Dante's Guide To Pick Up Women", a date auction, a formal ball, an exhibit hall filled with dealers and artists, video gaming tournaments, a manga library, anime screenings, lolita fashion demonstrations, ball-jointed doll meetups, tea parties, formal dance lessons, and literally dozens more. A more complete list of planned events can be found at http://animezapcon.com/events
Hotel rooms at the convention will be available for only $90.00 per night for convention attendees.
Anime-ZAP! is a three-day annual Japanese animation festival bringing together nearly 1,000 people for a celebration of arts, music, and games coming from Japan. The weekend is filled with cosplay and costuming, social events, and shopping opportunities. More information about the convention, including convention history, can be found at http://animezapcon.com/
Press Release: Anime-ZAP! 2012 has announced that the convention has moved one week earlier, and to a new location. The convention will now be held at the Four Points Hotel in Downtown Peoria from January 7-8, 2012. The two-day winter Illinois anime convention will feature the same events including a cosplay masquerade, a formal ball, a rave dance, video game tournaments, workshops, and several panels.
"Our previous hotel space is being closed for renovations through all of 2012," said organizer Ryan Kopf. "We want attendees to be right by the action, so we've had to find a new hotel."
Anime-ZAP! is an Illinois anime convention that started as an instant Illinois anime con in Peoria, Illinois after Pokettokon was cancelled in 2010. The first Anime-ZAP! was announced just 72 hours before it happened, and there were over 160 attendees that first year. The second year, at the Holiday Inn City Centre, had 400+ attendees. This third year is excited to return to the same hotel - the Holiday Inn City Centre was renamed to the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton early in 2012. This hotel and convention center offers over 12,000 feet of event space, for a huge rave, dealer's room and artist's alley, and providing plenty of space for convention events.
Featured events include a samurai swordsmanship class, late night rave dance, cosplay masquerade contest, and a manga library with over 1500 manga. Other events include anime screenings, a boffer battlefield, collectible card gaming, a comedy standup workshop, Dante's Fabulous Date Auction, a hall cosplay contest, lolita fashion, cosplay photoshoots, and more.
Anime-ZAP! 2012 will be held at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton from January 7-8, 2012. Rooms are only $89 per night for convention attendees, and can be booked online at http://www.animezapcon.com/registration
More information about the convention and its events can be found at http://www.animezapcon.com/
Press Release: Anime-ZAP! is happy to welcome Daniel and Jillian Coglan as special guests appearing at the third annual Anime-ZAP! anime convention. Anime-ZAP! 2012 will be held January 14-15, 2012 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Daniel and Jillian Coglan are a husband and wife team of full-time martial arts instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel across the country performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history. With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.
Beyond their martial arts skills, the two of them collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled "The Way of the Samurai". Daniel is also an author with several martial arts articles published, and he is currently working on his second full-length novel.
Anime-ZAP! is a two day mini con held in Peoria, Illinois. The first year of the convention was planned as an "instant" anime convention, with less than 72 hours notice before the convention happened. There were over 150 attendees at the first event, Anime-ZAP! 2010, and that number more than doubled for the second convention.
Anime-ZAP! is an annual celebration of the fandom surrounding Japanese arts and animation, with a focus on giving attendees a fun place to be creative and make friends. Convention events include a cosplay masquerade, a dealer's room, an artist's alley, and a manga library with over 1500 manga to choose from. There are also a number of panels, workshops, and special events including a dance and a date auction. Anime-ZAP!'s website can be found at http://www.animezapcon.com/
Press Release: Anime-ZAP!, the Illinois anime convention that started as an "instant" anime convention, will return to Peoria this January 14-15, 2012 at the Peoria Civic Center in downtown Peoria, Illinois.
Anime-ZAP! first started in 2010, after the organizers of QC Anime-zing! had learned that a nearby con, Pokettokon, had been cancelled. The first Anime-ZAP! was created with less than three days of planning, and still had over 160 fans attend that first year. The second year moved to the Holiday Inn City Centre, with around 400 people attending.
In 2012, the convention will be held at the Peoria Civic Center.
"We're excited about having some awesome space, and we will be able to make the convention bigger and better than ever," said Ryan Kopf, senior convention organizer.
Events at Anime-ZAP! 2012 will include anime screenings, video game tournaments, collectible card games, a manga library with over 1,000 manga, fan panels, and more. The convention will also feature a hallway cosplay contest, masquerade, plenty of dealers and artists, a formal ball, and a rave dance.
Admission for this Illinois anime convention costs only $15 through October 10, 2011. Registration increases to $20 through December 31st, 2011, and is only $25 at the door.
Anime-ZAP! is a production of QC Anime-zing! QC Anime-zing! is held annually in the Quad Cities, near Davenport, Iowa. The same organizers are also planning Anime-SPARK! 2012 in Cedar Rapids, IA from February 16-19, 2012 on the weekend after valentine's day.
Learn more about Anime-ZAP! at http://www.animezapcon.com/. Learn more about QC Anime-zing! at http://www.qcanimezing.com/