Ikasucon

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Ikasucon
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Video Games, and Japanese popular culture.[1][2]
Venue Grand Wayne Convention Center
Location(s) Fort Wayne, Indiana
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003
Attendance 1,500 in 2009[3]
Website
http://www.ikasucon.org/

Ikasucon is an annual three-day anime convention held during August at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The name of the convention has no particular meaning.[4]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers anime improv, anime music video contest, chess, costume competitions, game shows, gaming tournaments, formal dance, karaoke, original animation contest, panels, rave, vendors, and video screenings.[1][3][5]

History[edit]

Ikasucon was previously held in the Cincinnati, Ohio area until moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2007 for better facilities.[1][4]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 25–27, 2003 Cincinnati Convention Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Steve Bennett, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Monica Rial, and Jan Scott-Frazier.[6]
July 16–18, 2004 Clarion Hotel
Blue Ash, Ohio
886 Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Yad-Ming Mui, and Jan Scott-Frazier.[7]
July 15–17, 2005 Clarion Hotel
Blue Ash, Ohio
1,300 Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Hilary Hatch, Yad-Ming Mui, Michael Poe, Jan Scott-Frazier, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[8]
July 14–16, 2006 The Cinergy Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Greg Ayres, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck, David Kaye, Yad-Ming Mui, Jan Scott-Frazier, Toshifumi Yoshida, and Steve Yun.[9]
August 10–12, 2007 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tristan MacAvery, Kevin McKeever, Yad-Ming Mui, Jan Scott-Frazier, and Toshifumi Yoshida.[10]
July 18–20, 2008 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tristan MacAvery, Jeremy Mauney, Kevin McKeever, Harlan Watkins, and Mariah Watkins.[11]
August 7–9, 2009 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1,500[3] Jeremy Mauney, Wendy Powell, Harlan Watkins, Mariah Watkins, and Travis Willingham.[12]
July 16–18, 2010 Grand Wayne Convention Center[13]
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hilary Hatch, Michael Poe, Spike Spencer, and Sonny Strait.[14]
July 8–10, 2011 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hilary Hatch, Jamie McGonnigal, Steve "Warky" Nunez, Michael Poe, Blake Shepard, Sonny Strait, and Eric Stuart.[15]
July 13–15, 2012 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Steve Horton, Jamie McGonnigal, Steve "Warky" Nunez, Michael Poe, Blake Shepard, Sonny Strait, and Eric Stuart.[16]
July 12-14, 2013 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Abracadabra Productions[17]
August 1-3, 2014 Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Robert Axelrod, James Hatton, Scott McNeil, Blake Shepard, Greg Wicker, Eric Wile, and Lisle Wilkerson.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Penhollow, Steve (July 13, 2012). "Convention celebrates Japanese popular culture". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Wiehe, Jeff (August 4, 2014). "Anime-ted: Convention draws fervid fans". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Hopper, Chris. "Ikasucon fans storm the Grand Wayne Center". WANE. 
  4. ^ a b "Thousands pack Fort Wayne for Ikasucon". WANE. 
  5. ^ "Where Size Matters Not: Why Ikasucon Go-ers Love a Small Convention". IPFW The Communicator. July 17, 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ikasucon 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Ikasucon 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  8. ^ "Ikasucon 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  9. ^ "Ikasucon 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  10. ^ "Ikasucon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Ikasucon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  12. ^ "Ikasucon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  13. ^ "Grand Wayne Center Hosts 4th Straight Ikasucon Convention". Inc Now. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  14. ^ "Ikasucon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  15. ^ "Ikasucon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  16. ^ "Ikasucon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  17. ^ "Ikasucon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  18. ^ "Ikasucon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 

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Coordinates: 41°4′35″N 85°8′25″W / 41.07639°N 85.14028°W / 41.07639; -85.14028