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Fannatiku Fast 2009!

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Feb. 12th, 2009 | 02:12 pm
location: Hurricane, Ut
music: Gundam SEED OST

So Natchan and I are working on our 3rd annual Anime Convention - Fannatiku Fest!  This is only our second year with guests, but we're still growing!  I'm in charge of the dealers and the Masquerade.  Nat's in charge of nearly everything else.  (Considering this is her baby, she has a tough time delegating to anyone else.)   gentileschi has been a huge help to me for the masquerades!  I'm just glad she isn't sick of me yet!  As of today, I have all the dealer slots filled and 10 people signed up for the masq!  Go me!

The Fest is only one day, March 28th, 2009, but we have a blast each time.  We decided that we wanted to go in the direction of a better con before we advanced to a longer con.  This year we have two Guests of Honor. . . Jerry Jewell (Kyo Sohma in Furits Basket and Barry the Chopper in FullMetal Alchemist) and Aaron Dismuke (Hiro Sohma in Fruits Baket, Alphonse Elric in FullMetal Alchemist and Ion Fortuna in Trinity Blood)  Fortunately, Nat is friends with the founder of Anime Vegas - he helps us out so much!  He's the person who schedules our guests, supplies all the equipment and episodes for the screening room, and does all the work with the hotel!  We love him so much!   This fest couldn't happen without him!

The thing that is stressing me out right now is the new stuff we're trying out this year. . . like trying to get sponsors to give us stuff for our swag bags.  Nat's busting her butt over that as I type.  We're also trying to have an AMV contest this year, and entries for that so far have been few and far between.  At least we have some very gung-ho volunteers that want to help us. . . even if they're part of what is adding to my stress levels.  Some of them are WAY TOO GUNG-HO!  If I don't kill them before the Fest, I pray they don't offend or scare anyone off. (Sigh) We need the help, though. . .  so we work with what we've been delt.

I guess I never realized how much effort went into one of these shindigs before Nat and I started our own convention.  It really makes me appreciate the people who manage to put these together on a huge scale.  It's like herding cats trying to keep everything organized!  Aaaaaahhhhhh!

Anyway, besides cosplay and work, this is what has taken over my life recently.  Sorry I haven't posted for a while. . . I really am alive!

Hugs to all!



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fairwig

From: fairwig
Date: Feb. 14th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
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If you can let me know where, when, and how much I will ask my mom to take me. Seriously. I wants to go.

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hostclubgirl

From: hostclubgirl
Date: Feb. 17th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
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It's $15 if you mail us the money before March 7th, or $20 at the door. It is on March 28th starting around 9am. We're at the Hilton Garden Inn which is on the south side of St. George, just off the Bluff Street exit.

Does that help?

There's more info on our website, animefannatiku.com

Hugs!

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