SoDak Con

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SoDak Con
Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese popular culture[1]
Venue Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Location(s) Rapid City, South Dakota
Country United States
Inaugurated 2009
Attendance 600 in 2011
Website
http://www.sdcon.org/

SoDak Con formerly called SoDak Anime Convention, is an annual three day anime convention held during May/June at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.[2] The name of the convention comes from the state that the convention is located in, South Dakota.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers art, a charity auction, costume contest, fashion, Japanese fashion show, music videos, speakers, table-top gaming, vendors, video games, and a video room.[1][4][5][6][2]

History[edit]

The convention origins date to the Waldenbooks in the Rushmore Mall.[6] In 2011 an auction was held and the proceeds were donated to the Children's Miracle Network.[7] Fifty percent of the attendees in 2013 were not from the area.[8]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
January 18, 2009[9] Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza
Rapid City, South Dakota
January 23–24, 2010 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
300
(est)[1]
Wendy Powell and Vic Mignogna.[10]
January 15–16, 2011 Best Western Ramkota Rapid City Hotel & Conference Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
600
(est)[4]
Todd Haberkorn and Wendy Powell.[11]
June 15–17, 2012 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Joshua Adams, Cris George, Jeremy Inman, and Uke Li.[12][13]
June 21–23, 2013 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
3,000+[8] Cynthia Cranz, Samantha R. Crossland, Rob "Vash" Lewis, Wendy Powell, and Tom Rasch.[14]
May 30 - June 1, 2014 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Tom Rasch,[15]Cris George, Jeremy Inman, C.W. LaSart, Adrian Ludens, Doug Murano, and Tyson Rinehart.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Anime fans brighten civic center". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "SoDak Con: The State’s Largest Geek Convention". 605 Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  3. ^ "SoDak Annual Convention Continues Growth". KNBN. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Anime Convention". Kota Territory News (abc). Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Anime Convention rolls into Rapid City". Kota Territory News (abc). Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  6. ^ a b "Rapid City anime convention attracts costume-clad participants". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  7. ^ "SD Annual Anime Convention". KNBN. 
  8. ^ a b "SoDak Anime Convention a huge hit". Kota Territory News (abc). Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  9. ^ "SoDak Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  10. ^ "SoDak Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  11. ^ "SoDak Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  12. ^ "SoDak Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Cosplayer Nation Documentary on America Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  14. ^ "SoDak Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  15. ^ "SoDak Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 

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