SoDak Con Announcements!
05/27/2016 - Cosplay Competition Sign Ups
We're getting close to SoDak Con, which means Cosplay Competition Sign Ups are Now Open!
Cosplay Sign Ups
Also, in case you missed it, we are excited to be welcoming Dante Basco and Lauren Landa as special guests this year! Dante has a long line of characters many know including Rufio from Hook and Prince Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender. Lauren has an extensive list of characters including Annie from Attack on Titan and Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon Crystal to name a few. To find out more about them and the other awesome special guest we have coming to SoDak, go to the Special Guest tab!
04/01/2016- First Round of Special Guests!
Alright guys, it's time for our first big reveal in a looong time! And we swear it's not an April Fool's Joke!! Now, I know you've been waiting for QUITE a while, we know you're really excited! We're announcing one of our first Special Guests for 2016!!
Are you ready?
Are you EXCITED??
We here at SoDak Con are proud to present Kevin McKeever from the RoboTech Tour! Kevin has a vast history and knowledge of everything convention and Robotech. He is super excited to be coming up to SoDak Con for the first time and South Dakota!
Next up, we have two of our official Cosplay judges to Announce, please give a big SoDak welcome back to Kaai and Callie Jiang, whom are returning this year.
This year has been full of change, after years of hard work and amazing artwork our loyal artists Liz and Becca Hendrickson are retiring from SoDak Con after this year. Both have made a name for themselves and have progressed to the point that they no longer will be able give SoDak Con art the attention it needs. So, because of that we are having a mascot contest this year. The ones that win will be asked to be SoDak Con's newest artist. Go to the website for more information.
We have so much we're excited to announce in the next coming months leading up to con! We're anticipating more big news and more cool things to show you! Stand by for more awesome news and let’s get this party started!
01/23/2016- First Big Update!
Welcome to the New Year of 2016! Are you ready for the first big update for SoDak Con for this year?
Well, here's our first! We are pleased to announce our new staffers that are taking positions within our great convention. The first one I want to personally announce is the new Executive Director for SoDak Con. We had many great applicants and it was a very hard choice but after some deliberation we have chosen RJ Walker to start training with Shareece immediately. Please welcome her with wide arms and happy smiles, she comes with years of experience at California conventions and fell in love with SoDak Con's attendees and heart. We can't wait to start this new chapter in SoDak Con history!
Many of the other applicants also received positions within the convention and please give them a big warm welcome as well. Please welcome these amazing people in their new positions!
Megan Navone - Convention Secretary
Friend Olsen- Convention Treasurer
Chase Browdie- Department Head of Operations
Knoah Calvert - Future Department Head of Cosplay, Co-Runner of Bunny's Heroes, Assistant to Programming
Jason Jones - Future AMV/FMV Department Head
Cherry Walker - Social Media and Public Relations
Cayla Daley- Marketing Specialist
And last but not least we have hotels set up for you! We have two for you to chose from. The first is right next the civic center, the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. The rooms are $139 a night. Just call them to reserve your rooms now, the website code will be updated soon. If the $139 is just a bit past your expenses the American Best Value Inn is your best choice at only $89 per night for singles and $99 per night for doubles. You will also have to call them to reserve your rooms. Their info is to the right of the page at the top.
This year's going to be great and we can't wait to tell you all of the amazing things we have planned!
Artist Alley Applications Closed (Waiting List)
Cosplay Competition Sign-up - Open 05/28/2016- 06/11/2016
Dealers Room Applications -Closed (Waiting List)
Fan Music Video Submissions- Open 01/01/2016 - 06/18/2016
Fashion Design Competition - Closed
Panel Applications Closed
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
$139/ Per Night
505 Fifth Street, Rapid City, SD, 57701
(Make Sure To Say You Are From SoDak Con)
American Best Value Inn
$89/ Per Night Singles, $99 Per Night Doubles
620 Howard Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(Make Sure to Say You Are From SoDak Con)