Ikkicon

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IKKiCON
Ikkicon3logo.jpg
Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Japanese pop culture[1]
Venue Hilton Austin
Location(s) Austin, Texas
Country United States
Inaugurated 2007
Attendance 6,000 in 2010/11
Organized by Ikkicon LLC[2]
Website
http://www.ikkicon.com/

IKKiCON is an annual three day anime convention held during December at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas.

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers live entertainment, musical performances, panels, screening rooms, vendors, video games, and workshops.[3][4]

History[edit]

IKKiCON was created in 2007, originally taking the date of Ushicon, and was held at the Woodward Hotel & Conference Center.[1] Due to high attendance numbers, IKKiCON changed venues to the Doubletree Hotel for 2008. For 2009 the convention moved to the Hilton Austin. In 2009, voice actor Greg Ayres suffered a mild heart attack while attending the convention, and later thanked the staff for its response to the emergency.[5][6] For 2010 and 2010/11 the convention remained at the Hilton Austin, until for 2011/12 the convention moved to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The convention returned to the Hilton Austin for 2012 and 2013.

Detailed Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 2–4, 2007 Woodward Hotel & Conference Center
Austin, Texas
2,500 (estimated) Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Steve Bennett, Sandy Fox, Lisa Furukawa, Rivkah Greulich, Hilary Haag, Kyle Hebert, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Limit Break Cosplay, Matthew Mercer, Vic Mignogna, Matt K. Miller, Robert Navarro, Chris Patton, Wendy Powell, Erica Reis, Xero Reynolds, Mark Rizkallah, Carrie Savage, Doug Smith, Space Invader, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and Stephanie Yanez.[7]
February 8–10, 2008 Doubletree Hotel
Austin, Texas
3,500 (estimated) Tina Anderson, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Steve Bennett, Leah Clark, Aaron Dismuke, JoEllen Elam, Lisa Furukawa, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Josh Grelle, Chris Hazelton, Kyle Hebert, Matt Herms, Chuck Huber, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Limit Break Cosplay, Vic Mignogna, Jace Moore, The OneUps, Brina Palencia, Chris Patton, Wendy Powell, Xero Reynolds, Rusika, Carrie Savage, Doug Smith, Space Invader, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Amanda Tomasch, Vaeidos, Kira Vincent-Davis, and Larissa Wolcott.[8]
February 6–8, 2009 Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas
4,000 (estimated) Hannah Alcorn, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Chris Bevins, Jessica Boone, Leah Clark, Jason David Frank, Caitlin Glass, Josh Grelle, Todd Haberkorn, Clarine Harp, Kyle Hebert, Matt Herms, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Last Stop Tokyo, Jamie Marchi, Carli Mosier, Trina Nishimura, Chris Patton, Peelander-Z, Meredith Placko, Wendy Powell, Derek Stephen Prince, Kristine Sa, Tony Salvaggio, Carrie Savage, Jan Scott-Frazier, The Slants, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Brett Weaver, and J. Shannon Weaver.[9]
January 1–3, 2010 Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas
4,200 (estimated) Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Johnny Yong Bosch, The Browncoats, Eyeshine, Jason David Frank, Caitlin Glass, Yaya Han, Matt Herms, Vic Mignogna, Outland Armour, Meredith Placko, and Schwarze Sonne.[10][4]
December 31, 2010 – January 2, 2011 Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas
5,971 Airship Isabella, Christine Auten, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Johnny Yong Bosch, The Browncoats, Descendants of Erdrick, Eyeshine, Yaya Han, Matt Herms, Brittney Karbowski, Carli Mosier, One-Eyed Doll, and Michael Sinterniklaas.[11]
December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas
Christine Auten, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Tia Ballard, Amelie Belcher, Johnny Yong Bosch, Richard Epcar, Eyeshine, Caitlin Glass, Yaya Han, Jerry Jewell, Brittney Karbowski, Carli Mosier, NeRiMa, Riddle, Chii Sakurabi, Michael Sinterniklaas, and Ellyn Stern.[12]
December 28-30, 2012 Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Amelie Belcher, Junko Fujiyama, Brittney Karbowski, Julia Litchy, Bryan Massey, Kyle and Malinda Mathis, Lisa Ortiz, Psyche Corporation, Justin Rojas, Michelle Rojas, Brad Swaile, Tom Wayland, and Greg Wicker.[13]
December 27-29, 2013 Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas
Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Tia Ballard, Clifford Chapin, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Junko Fujiyama, Caitlin Glass, Jarrod Greene, Ben Hamby, Andrew Hilton, Lauren Landa, Kyle and Malinda Mathis, DJ Midget, Carli Mosier, Nylon Pink, The Sky D.o.G.s, and Krystal Stoner.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Konnichiwa, Austin! Celebrating Japanese pop culture at IkkiCon IV". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Ikkicon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  3. ^ "'Ikkicon' brings thousands of anime fans to Austin". Your News Now. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Venturing into Anime". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Voice Actor Greg Ayres Hospitalized with Chest Pains". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Greg Ayres Releases Statement after Mild Heart Attack". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Ikkicon 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  8. ^ "Ikkicon 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Ikkicon 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  10. ^ "Ikkicon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  11. ^ "Ikkicon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  12. ^ "Ikkicon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  13. ^ "Ikkicon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 

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Coordinates: 30°15′54″N 97°44′17″W / 30.26500°N 97.73806°W / 30.26500; -97.73806