FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- La Vie En Retro: TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ Turns Back The Asian Culture Fandom Clock On December 28th & 29th, 2013!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Premier announcement for the coming of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season, "Historic Archives", & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=243
June 23rd, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Once TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ came to pass, Team TAKII was overjoyed with the embrace & love shown for this season's unique theme! From crossplayers to drag sisters (D-chan & Volkie) & a J-Rock air band (HadoukenChicken!), it was described as 1 of our most vibrant & colorful seasons EVER produced -- & that's saying something when you are dealing with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival"! Surprise performances by TAKII Returning Legends Dokuel & [Ai] only added to the mystique & awe of yaoi screenings, hardcore "Last Otaku Standing" bouts, dozens of Asian game show stunts, a higher quality tier of competition in "Cosplay Battle Royale" than ever before, & SO MUCH MORE! It was thanks to this that The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational was happy that it dubbed 2013 "The Year Of The TAKII Family" (a way of TAKII giving back to its Family & fans in an unparalleled way no other festival or con has ever dared to do). Before TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ even concluded, we had the attendees pick the title & theme of our next season ON THE SPOT! And while the journey that was TAKII 15 has now concluded, a new story begins as we began immediately to prepare for our next season, a fan-produced festival dedicated to retro gaming & anime titled TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, debuting at Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013!!
TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! And the best way that you can make sure you become a part of history in the making is with the purchase of our highly-coveted #1 Contender's Pass & the reservation of our Vendor Table Slots.
Your purchase of a Contender's Pass includes the following perks: a spiffy badge featuring this season's theme, UNLIMITED ACCESS DURING THE ENTIRE WEEKEND to most of our festivities, DISCOUNTS to some of our Team TAKII affiliates & sponsors, FREE pre-reg giveaways, & PLENTY MORE! Since the #1 Contender's Pass was instituted at TAKII 3 ~Video Game Ecstacy~, TAKII fans have praised "the most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" for creating this maverick innovation, often imitated, but never duplicated by similarly-themed events. Done away are the days of having to pay for each gaming tourney separately (unless otherwise specified), or needing to beg your mom for that extra moolah to perform in the "TAKII Show" -- just flash your #1 Contender's Pass when you sign up for a competition & you're ready, steady, (to) go! From now until August 22nd, 2013, you may purchase #1 Contender's Passes for only $8.00 per Pass (a nearly 50% discount compared to our at-door rate) by visiting http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration
! DON'T WAIT TOO LONG, however, as #1 Contender's Passes will be in limited supply & once they are gone, they are GONNNNE -.-*.
Now for those of you who enjoy selling your own swag, or displaying your own skilled works of art, then reserve Vendor Table Slots (enabling you to be featured in our "Dealer's Dominion", or "Community Centrale") for TAKII 16! Due in large part to the popularity of wanting a table, slots are limited & available only on a 1st come-1st served basis. Quoting 1 of our most faithful vendors, Anime Sunrise, "TAKII was the 1st Asian-themed festival/convention that I purchased a Vendor Table Slot for & it was the best decision I could have made! Vendors are made to be just as integral a part of the action as the attendees & trust me, we just can't get enough of this extreme experience! DOMO!!" Until August 22nd, 2013, you can purchase Vendor Table Slots for only $60.00 per Table Slot (a nearly 33% discount compared to our final pre-reg rate) by visiting http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration
! Just as is the case with our #1 Contender's Passes, once Vendor Table Slots are gone, they are GONNNNE -.-*.
For those who need to keep themselves busy after purchasing their Passes & Vendor Table Slots for TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, "the year of the TAKII Family" vows to keep the energy & passion alive with our "Historic Archives". Given that there are 2 seasons of TAKII every year, multiply that by how many people attend every season, plus the TAKII World Tour, & you will get a wealth of memories & experiences that can only ever be properly presented in the official "Historic Archives" section of the TAKII website! So....just how does this all work, ne? Upon the completion of a season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, Team TAKII Coordinators & invited guests celebrate their shared successes at the semi-annual "Domo Arigatou Party" & get right to work on properly chronicling the recently-concluded fusion festival season. Throw in some vital stats, multimedia archives, guest/performer & fan commentary, & that timelessly-treasured TAKII "charm" & you get to relive everything that was the incarnation of a TAKII season! We've recently re-vamped our "Archives" with new YouTube & Flickr galleries & are always looking for seasonal anecdotes from our fans worldwide. For more on how you can take you own personalized trip down TAKII memory lane, visit our "Historic Archives": http://takii.pdnmz.com/historic-archives
With the TAKII Family leading the way, TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is going to be, hands-down, our most ambitious season EVER! From our humble days at the William Way Community Center to dozens of stops on the TAKII World Tour & now where we sit at The Rotunda, we're FINALLY ready to raise that bar of epic excellence. By establishing relationships with individuals, communities, & organizations of all shapes & sizes, we've built the foundation that serves as the platform to spread our "message of truth & love -- & extend our reach to the stars above" in Asian culture fandom. The time has come for for The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational to finally break that festival/con "glass ceiling" & make our destiny come true! We've got a lot of work to do between now & December 28th & 29th, 2013 & not a precious Santa-blessed second to spare. Let's-a-GOOO!!!!
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ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)
Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
ABOUT TAKII 16 ~CHO-HO-HO-COBO~
Yesterday....all of our troubles seemed so far away. And now it looks as though they're here to stay by way of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season. Coming to the world from Philadelphia, PA's own The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, the retro-fitted celebration where gettin' down with your BAD self never felt so GOOD!