SoDak Con Announcements!
04.15.2015- Second Hotel!
So all of the downtown hotels are sold out, but we have prevailed and got you an amazing deal for you. American Best Value Inn that is a mile and half up the street from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
They are offering us $89 per night for singles, and $99 per night for doubles. They are only able to get us those deals from the 19th-21st of June, but they are totally worth it.
This hotel has Free Wifi, Free Continental Breakfast every morning, and a Fridge and Microwave in every room. Just call them, book your rooms and tell them you are with SoDak Con and they will give you that amazing deal!
04.04.2015- More Special Guests!
Who are these new special guests?! None other the amazing Filthy Warumono and Studio Ony!
Filthy Warumono is an amazing talented artist that has done everything from recreating your favorite Visual Kei artist to making some of the best geeky hoodies! He is super excited to meet SoDak Con for the first time!
Studio Ony is an amazing husband and wife duo that works hard to be a thriving comic studio. You can see Shannon working hard making the newest art for their webcomics and work. You can see Richard creating great ideas for the studio and working on new projects. Shannon is excited to meet everyone and Richard is excited to be coming back to DJ our Saturday Rave!
To find out more about our awesome special guests, please go to the Special Guests Page! Also, The Hotel Alex Johnson is close to selling out so please do not hesitate to get your rooms. We will work on finding more hotels for you soon.
The official hotel for SoDak Con this year is the Hotel Alex Johnson. The Hotel Alex Johnson has been the SoDak Con hotel for the last three years and continue to give us the best deals on rooms for the downtown area.
This year's rate is $129 per night. You must call in to reserve your room and tell them that it is SoDak Con, or the anime convention and you will get that great rate. If you do not call or tell them that you are a part of that rate, the regular rate for that weekend is $189 per night. Rooms a limited and can sell quickly so do not wait to get your rooms now!
523 6th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
01.20.2015-Last Round of Special Guests Announcements
So, missed today announcement on the radio? Well, here it is! The last round of special guest announcements!
We welcome back Tom Rasch, the amazing comic book artist, who just recently got his original comic book, Black Alpha, picked up for a tv series and game app! Can't wait to it!
We welcome first time comer, Chris Bevins! An awesome voice actor and director that has covered many recognizable characters like Japan from Hetalia and Yogi from Karenval. His Voice Directing has cast and directed many loved shows including Princess Jellyfish and Hetalia, The Beautiful World.
We also welcome back Chantelle Tatum, a video game art designer. She has been working for CIE Games since 2011 and helped create fun things for them. She brings with her an arsenal of cosplay and knowledge of the gaming industry.
And last but never least, we welcome first time comer, Kaai. Kaai is an wicked professional cosplayer from Denver that has done everything from making cosplay to how to panels. He is a blast and can't wait to meet all of you.
This year is going to be amazing and I can't wait to see all of you. Just a reminder, Cosplay rules and dates have been updated. FMV rules and submissions are now live. Don't forget to Prereg early!
Check out more information in the special guests area.
11.22.14- Second Round of Special Guest Announcements!
We are pleased to welcome back Callie Smith. You may recognize her as one of the cosplay judges from last year, but this year she is coming from her love of gaming as a special guest with an extensive Background as a professional 3d animator and motion creator for many gaming companies.
Talking about Cosplay we are excited to welcome Carl Martin of Heroes of Cosplay fame. Carl is excited to visit South Dakota for the first time! To find out more about them just go to the Special Guest tab.
11.02.14- Feedback and updates!
Hey Everyone we are constantly working on making SoDak COn better every year. Because of this we would love to hear from you. There is a small survey we would love you to fill out. Now is your chance to let us know what you think and what we can improve on!
WE have the submissions open for the Fashion Design Competition! Don't miss your chance to be a part of this! Submissions are only open for a month! Also, we have updated some general and panel rules. We have also updated rules, dates and times to many of our competitions for SoDak Con! Please take this time to look them over! Thank you everyone!
10.01.14- our First Round of Special Guests!
WE are so happy to announce our first rounds of Special guests! Welcome Rachel Robinson and Wendy Powell, two amazing voice actresses that are ready take over the Black Hills! Also we have our trifeca of horror authors coming back and this time with a book they compiled together! Check everyone out in the Special Guests Section!
We have many great updates! We have applications for Artist Alley and Dealers Room now open. WE also have a new competition, The Design and Fashion Showcase!
Don't forget to Register Early and keep your eyes open as we keep updating!
07.06.2014 - Sad News
It is with a sad heart that we have to announce that we have lost one of our beloved staffers. Stephen Artnz, one of our security had passed away on Thursday, July 3rd. He had been a long time attendee and this was his first year as staff. He was a great friend that always had a smile that brightened up the room. We will all dearly miss him. If you would like to say your condolences to his family and friends, his family is hosting a memorial at their house on Tuesday, July 8th at 6:00pm. Their address is 601 Dakota Drive, Rapid City, SD, 57701.
06.16.2014 - Changes in the Air
Hello SoDak Con Attendees, Staff and Everyone Concerned With SoDak Con!
As we are moving toward a bigger and better SoDak Con, we felt that it would be important and in the best interest of the convention that we would do a restructure of our Administrative team. From now on there will be a Board of Directors that will be helping making sure that SoDak Con runs smoothly.
Shareece Tatum will continue to be the sole Executive Director, but will now have four trusted long-time staffers join her as Board of Directors. Our new Board of Directors are Skip Dean; Director of Public Safety, Devin Dodson; Director of Programming, Grace Dobbs; Director of Events and Rich Rasmussen; Director of Merchandising. We also have an advisory board that is still being formed, but at the moment we have Brooke “Pixie” Milliken and Martha Krebsbach on that board.
Each one was chosen for their loyalty, hard-work and expertise that will benefit the convention as a whole. They will help oversee areas and make decisions that will make everything run even smoother. We will still have our dedicated department heads that have and continue to work hard to bring you the amazing convention that it is and our wonderful staffers that help bring things together.
This change in management show’s our continued growth in providing you with the best opportunities of entertainment and self-expression that South Dakota can provide.
Preregistration Open- 06.08.2014
Design Competition Submissions - 11.01.2014 Closed
Panel Applications Open - )01.01.2015
Dealers Applications Open- 10.01.2014
-Currently full, but taking Wait list Applications
Artist Alley Applications Open - 10.01.2014 -Currently full, but taking Wait list Applications
Cosplay Competition Sign-up - Opens 05.26.15
Fan Music Video- Open 01.20.2015
Art Show Rules - TBA