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"Domo Arigatou" For A Wonderful Season!

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:30 pm
by d-chan o^_*o
Dearest TAKII Family,

DOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU for making TAKII 24 ~The Power Of Love~ 1 of the most successful seasons of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational ever! Not only were we able to make a modest profit, but we increased our winter season attendance numbers & had ZERO incidents all weekend! Our schedule allowed for every single festivity to flow seamlessly while keeping all fans consistently engaged. And of course, this was the 2nd season in a row that we were able to host & impress 2 more industry guests/performers: Stefanie DeLeo (accomplished author) & Jennifer Cihi (vocalist for DiC's Sailor Moon).

At the conclusion of TAKII 24, we took a multi-pronged approach so that everyone's efforts could be properly evaluated. You all took part in our feedback sessions, filled out our surveys, Team TAKII staff submitted reports, & yours truly (D-chan) poured over the numbers to provide a fresh perspective. And staying true to our mission of being "the most transparent festival/convention around", here are the essentials we've come away with:

1) Develop our "Historic Archives" component to be more user-friendly & rich in content. (ETA: July 2018)
2) Registration options not only will be more affordable, but we will be creating a special discount program for kids of a certain age & MORE (ie: school discounts, group rates, etc.). We'll also be working on having our Hardcore Handbook be easier to read & have more functionality for fans & potential advertisers alike. (ETA: now through July 2018)
3) All of our guests & performers this season were on point! Kroze was a last-minute edition, but his sense of humor won over the crowd easily. Our main eventers, Stefanie & Jennifer, not only got complimented for their talents, but also for their professionalism & being so personable! Staff, vendors, & fans couldn't say enough pleasant things about this duo & both Jennifer & Stefanie have expressed sincere gratitude for the experience that was TAKII 24 ~The Power Of Love~. If anyone's got any guest/performer suggestions or wants to be one of their own, they are encouraged to visit our website for more info. (ETA: "Guest/Performer Apps" will begin the review process starting Feb. 14th, 2018)
4) TAKII received positive results from our more refined social media approach, thanks in large part to our Team TAKII "interaction" Co-Coordinator, Carmen L., & our new Team TAKII Business Advisor, Stephanie L.. Moving forward, we will increase our presence on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter in a way that promotes not just each season of TAKII, but iterations of the TAKII World Tour, as well. (ETA: Ongoing 2018)
5) TAKII faithful have also contributed the following suggestions: less wacky panels, even wackier game shows, bringing back The Asterplace, more team building activities for Team TAKII volunteers (ie: nights out in Chinatown, etc.), have maid café applications, more focus on the fact that we have a "lost & found", taking the TAKII World Tour to more area festivals/cons, mixing up "Say WTF Karaoke" so that performances aren't quite as repetitive, & expand our "Gaming Festivities" offerings (ie: more tourneys, etc.). (ETA: Ongoing 2018)

Over the days, weeks, & months ahead, Team TAKII will be working with the TAKII Family to implement as many of these suggestions as possible. If anyone else has any other feedback they'd like to share, they are asked to send an email to [email protected] at their earliest convenience.

THANK YOU for being the most lovingly imperfect festival/convention family an organization could ask for -- ONWARD to TAKII 25 in July 2018!

~ D-chan, Founder & Lead Coordinator, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational
[email protected]