QC Anime-zing! is excited to announce that next year the anime convention will be held June 17-19, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa at The RiverCenter which features over 100,000 square feet of convention space. QC Anime-zing! is a three-day festival celebrating Japanese arts and animation, and the fandom surrounding them.
QC Anime-zing! was first held this past weekend at The Lodge Hotel & Convention Center (Jumer's Castle Lodge) in Bettendorf, Iowa.
QC Anime-zing! 2011 is delighted to be expanding to the RiverCenter, which has over 100,000 square feet of usable convention space. The convention will utilize much of this space for a greatly expanded Exhibit Hall (Dealer's Room and Artist's Alley), and an expanded mainstage area.
"We had such an amazing convention this year, next year will be unbelievable," said Ryan Kopf, the convention's senior executive committee organizer.
QC Anime-zing! 2011 guests will be announced in the near future, pending guest announcements from two other convention's organized by the staff of QC Anime-zing: Anime-ZAP! and Anime-SPARK! Guests in 2010 included Johnny Yong Bosch (Ichigo, Lelouch, Vash the Stampede, Black Power Ranger), Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd from the Power Rangers, Wizardmon), and Spike Spencer (Shinji Akari, Rolo Lamperouge, Hanataro Yamada, Marth).
Events at QC Anime-zing! 2011 will include a cosplay masquerade, a rave, a formal ball, video gaming, guest discussions, panels, workshops, board gaming, collible card gaming, anime screenings, and a hall cosplay contest. The convention will also include a ConSuite hospitality suite that features free ramen, rice, and soda all weekend.
Rooms for the convention can be booked at The Radisson, which is attached to the convention center via SkyWalk. The convention rate is $109.00 per night. QC Anime-zing! 2011 has worked out a discounted rate of $69.00 for Sunday night, and some programming is expected to continue into late Sunday evening. Rooms can be booked by calling The Radisson at (563) 322-2200 and mentioning QC Anime-zing!
Registration for the entire weekend for QC Anime-zing! 2011 starts at $30.00 until March 20th, 2011. The price increases to $38.00 through May 20th. Weekend registration at the door costs $45.00.
Press Release for June 22nd, 2010
QC Anime-zing!, the first anime convention on the Iowa/Illinois border, is excited to announce at-con registration discounts for single-day registrations for their June 18-20, 2010 convention. The biggest part of the announcement includes the addition of single-day registrations. Friday costs $25, Saturday is $35, and Sunday is only $15. Full weekend registration is $50 at the door.
"We've toppled all of our pre-registration goals," said Ryan Kopf, the convention's senior executive organizer. "We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy what we're putting together."
Anime-zing! is also happy to announce family-friendly discounts added to registration options. Registrations for children under age 13 are only $25, and registrations for children under age 7 are free. Both options require an adult registration (max 2 children per adult).
QC Anime-zing! 2010 will be held June 18-20, 2010 in Bettendorf, Iowa at The Lodge Hotel & Convention Center at 900 Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf, Iowa. The convention's panel schedule has been released online, and can be found at http://www.qcanimezing.com/events
Featured events include a concert featuring Eyeshine and The Man Power, and special guests Johnny Yong Bosch (Vash, Trigun; Ichigo, Bleach; Power Rangers), Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd, Power Rangers), and Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion). Learn more about the convention online at http://www.qcanimezing.com/
Registration will be available at the door starting Thursday evening.
Press Release for May 25, 2010
, the premier anime convention of the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities, is hoping to answer questions that arose in the last week.
"We're hoping to make up for some confusion that's been going on the past week," said Ryan Kopf, recently elected to chair the convention.
Two of the convention's former executive hopefuls left the convention in November, claiming the event was cancelled. A majority of the convention staff voted otherwise, and instead appointed new leadership through an online vote.
"We all want the con to happen," said Jesse Larson, one of the convention's leaders who is staying to put the convention on. "It's going to be great no matter what."
The Mindbridge Foundation, who were originally slated as backers of the convention, had trouble with all the confusion.
"We've seen a lot of turbulence, and that makes it tough," said Dennis Lynch, point person for the Mindbridge Board. "If they put on a great show this year and come to us next year then we would be receptive to that. We wish them the best with the con."
Though Mindbridge is not giving financial or organizational support to the convention, they have invited con staff to learn from and talk to AnimeIowa staff to ensure the convention is run smoothly.
"We're looking into announcing more guests and events soon, so keep an eye on our website," said Larson.
Convention events so far include a concert by Johnny Yong Bosch and his band, Eyeshine, on Saturday evening. There will also be a dance, a ConSuite, several panels, along with a board gaming and videogaming sections and two video screening rooms.
The convention will be held from June 18-20, 2010 at The Lodge Hotel and Convention Center in Bettendorf, IA. Registration begins January 1, 2010, starting at $30 for the weekend. Attendees can get updates or register at www.qcanimezing.com
. Registration gets attendees into all the convention's events.
Mindbridge Foundation, the organization behind much of sci-fi, anime, and fantasy fandom in eastern Iowa, is pleased to announce that it has created the first ever weekend anime convention in the Quad Cities of Iowa/Illinois, called QC Anime-zing!
The convention will be held from June 18-20, 2010 in The Lodge Hotel in Bettendorf, IA.
This three-day convention will be a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and culture. Activities will include multiple panels and workshops, a dance, a masquerade cosplay contest, a consuite, video game tournaments, anime screenings, a dealer's room, and an artists alley. The convention plans to book voice actor guests of honor to do panels and provide more entertainment for attendees.
The convention's venue, The Lodge Hotel, brings a distinct fantasy feel to the event. The Lodge's Victorian castle theme creates a majestic atmosphere for convention attendees where big, poofy dresses will fit in well right next to maids and butlers - many original steampunk characters will fit in especially well.QC Anime Zing!
The convention is fully backed and structurally supported by the Mindbridge Foundation, an eastern Iowa organization dedicated to promoting science-fiction, fantasy, games, and anime. Mindbridge also organizes AnimeIowa in Coralville, IA, along with two additional annual conventions. Mindbridge has run over 50 conventions over the years.
"We are absolutely ecstatic to bring an anime convention to the Quad Cities," said Project Executive Patrick Murphy. "There are a lot of people in the immediate area that are already thrilled."
Anyone wishing to learn more or get involved with the convention is welcome to attend any meeting of the Mindbridge Foundation or QC Anime-zing!, and can find out more via the website at www.qcanimezing.com
.About QC Anime-zing!
QC Anime-zing! Is a three-day anime convention held in Bettendorf, IA. The convention will feature special guests, panels, discussions, screenings, cosplay, contests, and more. Registration and information is available at www.qcanimezing.comAbout Mindbridge Foundation
Mindbridge is a not-for-profit corporation organized to provide social venues and a social outlet for people interested in Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Nongambling Gaming, Anime, and related subjects in eastern Iowa. Learn more at www.mindbridge.orgAbout The Lodge Hotel
The Lodge Hotel, officially Jumer's Castle Lodge, offers unique character with the beauty and majestic charm of a Victorian castle. Each of the 210 rooms is touched with unique elegance such as priceless antiques and specially designed tapestries, creating a fantasy feel that fits perfectly with the convention. Learn more at www.lodgehotel.com