QC Anime-zing!

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QC Anime-zing!
Status Active
Venue Clarion Hotel Conference Center
Location(s) Davenport, Iowa
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Website
http://www.qcanimezing.com/

QC Anime-zing! is an anime convention organized in the Quad Cities.[1] The convention offers anime screenings, video games, a dealers room, guest panels, fan panels, cosplay competitions, and many other events typical of an anime convention.[2] It was first held at The Lodge Hotel in Bettendorf, IA from June 18–20, 2010.[3][4][5] Guests for the 2010 convention were Johnny Yong Bosch, Robert Axelrod, Spike Spencer, Eyeshine, and The Man Power.[6][7] The 2011 convention will be held June 17–19, 2011 at The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa.[8]

Programming[edit]

QC Anime-zing! runs for three days, including events happening throughout the weekend.[2]

  • Anime Screenings - The convention will be showing anime series in screening rooms.
  • Artist's Alley - Artists have the opportunity to sell or display their artwork.
  • ConSuite - A hospitality suite with free rice, ramen, and other snack foods.
  • Cosplay Contest - Visitors can compete to see who's costume is the best.
  • Dealer's Room - Outside vendors sell their products, including mostly video game or anime-related goods and Japanese snack food.
  • Guests of Honor - Voice actors and musicians will be appearing and performing, giving autographs and interacting with fans.
  • Rave - An official dance that will last late into Saturday night.
  • Video Games - There will be video games and tournaments organized throughout the weekend.

History[edit]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 18–20, 2010[3] The Lodge Hotel and Conference Center
Bettendorf, Iowa
Robert Axelrod, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, The Man Power, and Spike Spencer.[9]
June 17–19, 2011[10] RiverCenter
Davenport, Iowa
Robert Axelrod, John Bivens, Johnny Yong Bosch, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Eyeshine, Russell Lissau, Trevor A. Mueller, and Spike Spencer.[11]
June 1–3, 2012 Clarion Hotel Conference Center
Davenport, Iowa
Robert Axelrod, John Bivens, Johnny Yong Bosch, Alan Evans, Eyeshine, Trevor A. Mueller, Sonny Strait, V is for Villains, and Cristina Vee.[12]
May 3–5, 2013 Clarion Hotel Conference Center
Davenport, Iowa
Dr. Awkward, Greg Ayres, Martin Billany, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Quinton Flynn, and Sonny Strait.[13]
July 11-13, 2014[14]

[15]

The RiverCenter
Davenport, Iowa
Aegis Academy of Swordsmanship, Greg Ayres, D.C. Douglas, The Eric Stuart Band, Caitlin Glass, Chris Patton, and Eric Stuart.[16]

Anime-Zap![edit]

QC Anime-zing! is particularly known for organizing an 'instant' anime convention after a small nearby convention, Pokettokon, had been cancelled less than a week prior to the convention weekend.[17] The instant event gathered 160 attendees with less than 72 hours of planning.[18]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
January 16–17, 2010[19] Hampton Inn Peoria-East At The River Boat Crossing
East Peoria, Illinois
160[20]
January 15–16, 2011[21][22][23] Holiday Inn City Centre
Peoria, Illinois
January 7–8, 2012 Four Points by Sheraton Peoria Downtown
Peoria, Illinois
Daniel Coglan and Jillian Coglan.[24]
January 4–6, 2013 Four Points by Sheraton Peoria Downtown
Peoria, Illinois
Cascade Nightmare, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, and V is for Villains.[25]
January 3–5, 2014 Embassy Suites East Peoria - Hotel & Riverfront Conference Center
East Peoria, Illinois
Airship O'Reilly, The Asterplace, The Audio Pool, Greg Ayres, The Black Roses, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Chuck Huber, John Swasey, and V is for Villains.[26]

Anime-Spark![edit]

QC Anime-zing! recently announced another second anime convention, Anime-SPARK!, to be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Valentine's Day weekend.[27]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 10–14, 2011 Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Quinton Flynn, and Chris Rager.[28]
February 16–19, 2012 Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aegis Academy of Swordsmanship, Quinton Flynn, Chris Rager, and Greg Wicker.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Turner. "First Q-C Anime Festival Coming in June". Quad-Cities Online. 
  2. ^ a b "Events". QC Anime-zing!. 
  3. ^ a b "For fans, anime is more than art". Rock Island Dispatch-Argus. 
  4. ^ "QC Anime-zing! Adds Voice Actress Carrie Savage and Musicians The Man Power". Anime News Network. 
  5. ^ "QC Anime-zing! announces at-con registration rates". AnimeCons.com. May 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Burke, David (June 13, 2010). "Invasion of the anime". QC Times (Lee). 
  7. ^ "QC Anime-zing! 2010". UpcomingCons.com. 
  8. ^ "QC Anime-zing! Announces 2011 Dates & Location". AnimeNewsNetwork.com. 
  9. ^ "QC Anime-zing! 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  10. ^ "The Quad: Your going-out guide to the Quad-Cities" (NewsPaper). Davenport, Iowa: Lee Publishing, Quad Cities Times. 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  11. ^ "QC Anime-zing! 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  12. ^ "QC Anime-zing! 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  13. ^ "Anime-zing! 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  14. ^ "Comic book, anime fans gather this weekend". Quad Cities Times. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. 
  15. ^ "Anime-zing event flashes into RiverCenter". Quad Cities Times. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. 
  16. ^ "Anime-zing! 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  17. ^ "News of the Day 1/18/2010". Fan To Pro. 
  18. ^ "First Instant Anime Convention Reports Higher than Expected Attendance". Anime News Network. 
  19. ^ "Hundreds of anime fans descending on East Peoria". East Peoria Times Courier. 2010-01-15. 
  20. ^ "Anime-Zap! 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  21. ^ "Anime-Zap! 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  22. ^ Tyler Maritote (2011-01-15). "Anime fans get in character during Peoria conference" (NewsPaper). Peoria, Illinois: Journal Star. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  23. ^ "ANIME-ZAP comes to Peoria". NewsCenter. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  24. ^ "Anime-Zap! 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  25. ^ "Anime-Zap! 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  26. ^ "Anime-Zap! 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  27. ^ "MaiOtaku & QC Anime-zing! Announce Anime-SPARK!". GeekCal. 
  28. ^ "Anime-Spark! 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  29. ^ "Anime-Spark! 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 

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