FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
-- It's Morphin Time: TAKII 22 Celebrates Shining Stars Of Powers Rangers & Asian Culture Lore....& MUCH MORE!!PRESS RELEASE FEATURES
: TAKII's official introduction of its 2 newest "Brand-New Debuts" (Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd & Finster from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) & Cris Ryan (Chinese TV talent & fashion designer)), relaunch of this season's pre-registration process, & MORE!ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL
: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=513Upper Darby, PA
-- October 12th, 2016
-- Capping off what has been a wonderful celebration of 10 years of service, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's brand new season, TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~
(taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on January 7th & 8th, 2017), is proud to announce the Philadelphia debuts of 2 "Brand-New Debut" guests/performers: ROBERT AXELROD & CRIS RYAN!ROBERT AXELROD
Robert Axelrod has carved a career in show business that runs the gamut. Born & raised in New York City, he did commercials & theater as a child & teen, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-Garde Theater scene in a show called Little Trips, then Off-Broadway in a play called The Destroyers. Axelrod then left acting for the world of music. He spent 8 years as a working rock musician playing electric bass & singing in Folk, Rock, & Soul bands. Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting, a decision he never regrets.
Since then, Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over 30 feature films including 4 with Charles Bronson, the Sci-Fi hit remake The Blob with Kevin Dillon, & many others. Television appearances include guest star roles on Amazing Stories, Star Trek Voyager, Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, & Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video “Stranger In Moscow” & is in the soon-to-be-released horror dark comedy, The Revenant.
Mr. Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd & Finster on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Lord Zedd voice is 1 of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon & Wizardmon on Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on Spiderman, Rico on Robotech, & has voiced countless anime features including Akira, The Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Brain Scratch, & many more. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the 1st Power Rangers feature film & the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment’s Wowser series (as Ratso Catso), Journey To The Heart Of The World (as Scarface), Hallo Spencer (as Elmer), & more. He just finished narrating the mockumentary Safety First: The Rise Of Women & voicing 4 anime series: Gaiking, Danguard Ace, Captain Harlock, The Adventures Of Nadja, & Fist Of The North Star. TAKII is beyond honored that Robert Axelrod has chosen "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" to make his Philly festival/con circuit debut at!CRIS RYAN
Christopher Gerard Ryan (born November 21st, 1990), better known as Cris Ryan, is an American artist & designer. After receiving his Cosmetology license in early 2010, he collaborated with television personality ZNS (Michael William Ryan) during his participation in Kuaile Nansheng (Happy Boy/Super Boy). Cris' designs were featured in various variety shows around China, such as CCTV's Chinese Bridge Competition. During this time, Cris achieved international popularity for his experimental designs inspired by video games from Square Enix & Nintendo, as well as from the following mentionable designers: Thiery Mugler, Gareth Pugh, & Alexander McQueen.
Cris continues his artistry in New York city, where he has collaborated with various musicians, such as Sol Ardour & Kento Iwasaki. In October 2012, Cris debuted his very 1st ready-to-wear clothing line. A year later, he hit the world up again with his Spring/Summer collection, titled Mourning Past. Early 2013 also featured the launch of AUGURY, a fashion collective directed by Cris, & 2015 gave birth to his Pokémon-inspired brand aptly named CAPUMON. A former Philly's Next Top Cosplayer guest sensei whose avant-garde fashion sense is 2nd-to-none, Cris Ryan hopes to be an artistic inspiration to all of TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~'s attendees!
In order to enter TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~ & enjoy our main event-caliber guests/performers, you will need to obtain a #1 Contender's Pass
. Speaking of which, from now until October 31st, 2016, you can pre-reg for a Pass at the low intoductory rate of $10.00. If you want to sell your warez at what is sure to be our 1st sell-out season of the New Year, pre-reg for a Vendor Table Slot
(which comes with 2 FREE #1 Contender's Passes) for only $20.00 (until, of course, the end of this month). Please also keep in mind, due to how unique TAKII 22 is shaping up to be, attendance caps will be enforced, so don't delay & pre-reg for your Passes & Table Slots TODAY by visiting our "Registration" section ASAP: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration
(NOTE: Extremely limited amounts of #1 Contender's Passes will be available during TAKII 22 weekend; Vendor Table Slots can ONLY be purchased through our pre-reg process).
Of course, no season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" would be complete without "Extreme X-Posé
" & our "Extreme X-Posé Panel Apps
"! With "X-Treme X-Posé Panel Apps", we give everyone the opportunity to reach their TAKII-given potential in any of our festivity flavors they so desire. "X-Treme X-Posé Panel Apps" are accepted & reviewed all-year-round by the Team TAKII "Festivities" Coalition, but panel programming slots are in limited supply. So, get those creative juices flowin' & fill out a "Panel App" at your earliest convenience: http://takii.pdnmz.com/festivities/x-treme-x-pose-panel-apps
Now, while TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~ isn't until January 7th & 8th, 2017, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's TAKII World Tour promises to keep all of our fans busy in the run-up to our finest produced season yet! Starting TODAY, we'll be taking applications for "Philadelphia's 1ST-EVER reality show-based cosplay competition", Philly's Next Top Cosplayer: Season 2
(slated to begin airing this coming November 2016)! We're going to be following that up with a return trip to the Hyatt Morristown on November 18th - 20th, 2016 for DerpyCon 2016
(as hosts for the highly popular "TAKII World Tour Karaoke Lounge
")! And we're going to cap off a brilliant 2016 run with the relaunch of "Pennsylvania's 1ST & ONLY Korean pop culture convention", KPOP-alypse-KON 2016
(the 2nd year of KPK will be taking place at the International House Philadelphia Conference Center on December 17th & 18th, 2016)! More details on all of these fascinating developments will be forthcoming (via the TAKII website & all of our "Social Media Outreach
) platforms in the days & weeks ahead.
Get those Dinozords ready, TAKII Family, cause January 7th & 8th, 2017 belongs to TAKII 22 & it truly will be "MORPHIN TIME" in Philadelphia once again!Team TAKII "Interaction" Coalition ~Paparazzi Press Room~TAKII
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-- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4 [email protected] ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL
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 22 ~IT'S MORPHIN TIME!~
Boldly going where no convention has gone before, 10 years strong -- with some special guests coming along (^_*). "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda on January 7th & 8th, 2017 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), it will be the strongest testament to-date of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's much-touted expansion (featuring top tier "Brand-New Debuts" Robert Axelrod (acclaimed actor & VA for Lord Zedd & Finster from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) & Cris Ryan (Chinese TV talent show personality & avant-garde fashion designer, among others). We've spent the last DECADE taking our flavor of Asian culture fandom to the streets (changing minds & touching hearts) & we can't wait to earn your seasonal support once more.ABOUT THE TAKII WORLD TOUR
For our fusion festival fans, the TAKII World Tour has become a way for them to connect to The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational at a like-minded event that is closer to them, being able to trade infamous stories of TAKII lore with their passionate compatriots. For organizers of similar festivals & conventions, it's a chance for them to partner with the most dynamic force in this genre of Asian-themed entertainment & add that missing element of "the extreme" for their own attendees to enjoy. Touring since November 2006, the TAKII World Tour has universally rocked the foundation of Asian culture fandom & continues to do so all-throughout the year & many more to come!