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][2][4][5][6]

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]
June 19–21, 2015 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Chris Bevins, Callie Jiang, Kaai, Adrian Ludens, Carl Martin, Doug Murano, Wendy Powell, Tom Rasch, Rachel Robinson, Chantelle Tatum, Richard Townsend, Shannon Townsend, and Warumono.[16]
June 24-26, 2016 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Dante Basco, Callie Jiang, Kaai, Lauren Landa, Adrian Ludens, Kevin McKeever, and Doug Murano.[17]
June 23-25, 2017 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Kevin McKeever, Bailey Ordiway, and Random Encounters.[18]

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. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Anime Convention". Kota Territory News (abc). Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Anime Convention rolls into Rapid City". Kota Territory News (abc). Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. 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 via KNBN
  8. ^ a b "SoDak Anime Convention a huge hit". Kota Territory News (abc). Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. 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. 
  16. ^ "SoDak Con 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  17. ^ "SoDak Con 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  18. ^ "SoDak Con 2017 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 

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Coordinates: 44°5′18.74″N 103°13′32.94″W / 44.0885389°N 103.2258167°W / 44.0885389; -103.2258167