Good evening everyone!
At the time of writing this, happy one month away from the event day! It’s hard to believe the big celebration is almost here. As an extra present to you all, we will be extending pre-registration through March 20th! We won’t be extending the deadline again after this, so be sure to not delay. Thank you!
Wow, we haven’t updated this post since the holiday season. Would you believe it’s because we’re planning the biggest party yet? Just look at that long guest list. And that’s just the guests. There’s also a bunch of you amazing attendees coming, and hopefully we’ll have enough chips and dip for everyone (though the con chair will likely eat it all). We are celebrating 10 glorious years of putting on this show because of you guys, and we cannot wait to indulge in all of the anime, manga, and other fandoms that will be represented.
Speaking of attending, the pre-registration deadline is fast approaching. At the time of this post, only 3 weeks remain with March 17th being the final day to pre-register. After that, only at-door registration will be available at the cost listed; no more early bird discounts will be available. So if you know you’re coming and you want to save some cash to use towards vendor merch, make sure you act quickly! Thank you!
We hope everyone is having a fun Thanksgiving season and will also have a great winter. Don’t forget that the first phase of pre-registration ends with the 2014 year and the prices increase going into 2015.
Whoop, looks like we need to dust off the old announcement board. First, we’d like to thank everyone who supported our 2014 event! It’s thanks to you we were able to once again have a record breaking year with over 4,200 people in attendance! Our dates for 2015 are once again set for April 17th – 19th back in Collinsville, IL. 2015 will also be our 10th year anniversary! We cannot wait to party in style and celebrate 10 years with you all.
It is also thanks to your support that we are able to grow and begin creating new events in the St. Louis area throughout our parent company, Dynamic Midwest Events & Promotions, Inc. One of these new events is coming up quickly on September 13th at Webster University’s East Academic Building. Known as Pixelpop Festival, the event focuses on gaming and game development with a dash of music thrown in. Come meet indie developers and demo their games, as well as learn from them and the industry guests in attendance. Pre-registration is available through August 29th, and at-door registration will be available as well. Please check out the website at http://www.pixelpopfestival.com/ and see all the exciting activities we have planned!
Plenty more announcements are on the way! Stay tuned!
Hey everyone! The clock is ticking as we all countdown to an exciting 2014 show. We still have some deadlines coming up before then. First, resume submissions have opened for the World Cosplay Summit Qualifier that will take place on Sunday, April 13th. The deadline for resume submissions is March 17th, and there will be no registrations for this competition at the event itself. If you plan to enter, definitely do not delay! Also, our pre-registration deadline for badges is almost here. Pre-registration will be open through March 11th, and after that only at-door registration will be available at the posted prices. We can’t believe the convention is almost here, and we can not wait to see all the awesome costumes and cosplays!
Can you believe that Anime St. Louis is just two months away at the time of this post? We’ve still got another announcement or two to make, so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out Midwest Costume Academy. The costume workshop event will be on March 1st at the Gateway Center and offers a wide variety of classes on various techniques and materials. There’s even a sewing machine demo room! A combo badge discount is still available with the event and Anime St. Louis, so be make to take advantage of this great deal while it lasts!
Hey everyone. The holiday season approaches, the cold weather is settling in, and we’re bundling up and heading out to a few upcoming events. Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello at the following places:
Finally, be sure to check out Midwest Costume Academy, a new costume workshop event our parent company is producing on March 1st at the Gateway Center. It offers numerous panels on a variety of topics and is meant for costumers and cosplayers of all skill levels and interests.
Have a great holiday season, and stay warm!
For Halloween, we want to give one lucky attendee a treat without any tricks. We’ve got two tickets to a magical evening at Powell Hall at The St. Louis Symphony’s Fantasia concert on November 1st to the 3rd! Here’s how you can enter to win, no magician’s hat required:
Send an e-mail to email@example.com and tell us your favorite type of music or song (radio, theme song, or otherwise) and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Be sure to include your first and last name to be used in the drawing. The deadline for entries will be Sunday, October 27th. Below are more rules and details about the drawing. We look forward to everyone entering!
- In order to enter the giveaway, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “AnimeSTL14 Fantasia Giveaway”. Please include in the e-mail what your favorite type of music or song (radio, theme song, or otherwise) is, along with your first and last name. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 27th, 2013.
- The winner will be drawn on Monday, October 28th. The winner will be contacted through their e-mail.
- No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one entry allowed per person per e-mail.
As schools begin to start their curriculum and vacations begin to end, we bring guest announcements and news!
First, we have a new guest joining us as an Artist Guest of Honor. Michelle Czajkowski, the artist, writer, and animator of Ava’s Demon, will be a part of our Artist Alley all weekend. If you haven’t yet read the comic and seen the stunning pieces that grace it, then you’re missing out! Be sure to take a moment to catch up on it.
Returning with their Jail N’ Bail and fantastic costumes are The 501st Legion. Have your friends escorted to an Imperial prison…for charity of course. Also coming back is World Events Productions, the awesome team behind Voltron: Defender of the Universe. 2014 is a milestone year for the heroic lions as they celebrate 30 years of keeping the universe safe. Plan to stop by their celebration panel and meet the fantastic team!
Next, we’ve got our own tour and celebrations to announce. On September 6th, we’ll be at the St. Louis Science Center’s First Fridays event, Casino Royale. Our new free-to-play slot machine will be on location, if you think you’re lucky enough to win a weekend pass. Also, we will be at Project Comic Con on September 21st and 22nd. Join us and Can Town St. Louis in collecting canned goods for those who have suffered at the hands of super villains. A charity prize raffle will be going on as well, so don’t miss out!
Our final announcement is a new event entirely. Our parent company, Dynamic Midwest Events & Promotions, Inc., will be running a costume workshop on March 1st, 2014 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL. Midwest Costume Academy promises a great day for costumers of all skill levels and enthusiasm to meet and learn from a variety of speakers. Be sure to like our Facebook page in order to stay up to date on event information.
Phew…that’s all for now. There’s many more announcements to come, especially since pre-registration will be opening in September. We look forward to seeing everyone again! Have a great day!
Summer’s here, and it’s time to plan ahead for those 100 degree days. So for the month of July, we will be giving away a two 30 day anime subscriptions with Crunchyroll! Want to see Madoka Magica or catch up on Attack on Titan? Or maybe just marathon any of the many series to choose from? Allow us to provide you with that chance. In order to enter for a chance to win, just follow the instructions below:
- In order to enter the giveaway, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Crunchyroll Summer Giveaway”. Please include in the e-mail your favorite anime series, along with your first and last name. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, July 16th, 2013.
- The two winners will be drawn on Wednesday, July 17th. The winners will be contacted through their e-mail.
- No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one entry allowed per person per e-mail.
Have a great summer, and we wish the best of luck to everyone!