Sogen Con

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Sogen Con
Status Inactive
Genre Anime[1]
Venue Sioux Falls Convention Center
Location(s) Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Organized by Otaku Incorporated[2]
Website
http://www.sogencon.org/

Sogen Con was an annual three day anime convention held during the summer months at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was originally based in Minnesota until moving before the 2007 convention. The name of the convention is based from the Japanese word for prairie, sogen.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention features artists, dances, dealers, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, video games, voice actors, and workshops.[1][3][4]

History[edit]

In 2011, Sogen Con started a Kickstarter with the goal of raising $15,000 to cover the costs of the convention. The issues stemmed from the organizers (Otaku Incorporated) involvement in two less successful contentions, KakkoiCon and Minneapolis Anime Convention (M.A.C), which had financial and staff issues.[5][6] The convention was able to successfully raise the money in two weeks.[3]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
May 20–22, 2005 Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, Minnesota
Christine Auten, Greg Ayres, Johnny Yong Bosch, Luci Christian, Michael Coleman, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, Tiffany Grant, Kumiko Kato, Wendee Lee, Vic Mignogna, Scott Ramsoomair, Monica Rial, Carrie Savage, Stephanie Sheh, and Travis Willingham.[7]
May 19–21, 2006 Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, Minnesota
Greg Ayres, Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Caitlin Glass, and Mike McFarland.[8]
October 5–7, 2007 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Johnny Yong Bosch, Michael Coleman, Eyeshine, Crispin Freeman, Tiffany Grant, Kyle Hebert, Taliesin Jaffe, Jan Scott-Frazier, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[9]
September 26–28, 2008 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Jessica Boone, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, Jan Scott Frazier, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[10]
August 7–9, 2009 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Fredd Gorham, Josh Grelle, Carli Mosier, Samantha R. Sangster, Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do Dojo, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[11]
July 23-25, 2010 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Cynthia Martinez, Carli Mosier, Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do Dojo, Richard Townsend, and Shannon Townsend.[12]
August 12-14, 2011 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres and Richard Townsend.[13]
July 20-22, 2012 Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chris Ayres, Nick Landis, Carli Mosier, and SWEK.[14]
August 30 - September 1, 2013 Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Genius Pi, James Hatton, and Ryan Reynolds.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anime fans find friends, passion in art form". Argus Leader. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Sogen Con Convention In Sioux Falls". Keloland. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sogen Con Draws Anime Fans to Sioux Falls". KDLT. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Make Sogen Con Happen: funding an anime convention". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Sogen Con Looking for a Kickstart". Convention Fans Blog. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  6. ^ "A Message from our Friends at Sogen Con". Anime Detour. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Sogen Con 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Sogen Con 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Sogen Con 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  10. ^ "Sogen Con 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  11. ^ "Sogen Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  12. ^ "Sogen Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  13. ^ "Sogen Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  14. ^ "Sogen Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  15. ^ "Sogen Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°33′45″N 96°44′54″W / 43.56260°N 96.74847°W / 43.56260; -96.74847