SoDak Con Announcements!
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!
01/04/2016- Big Announcement
08/19/2015- We Made It!
We are pleased to announce that we made the minimum for the Masquerade Ball! Now, here's the fun part. Since we made the minimum we now have a maximum, we have a 200 cap. Meaning if we sell out of all 200 tickets before you can buy yours, you are out of luck and have to wait until next year!
Now that it is confirmed, what are some of the things that are going to happen at the Masquerade? When we get closer to the event we will post a schedule but you can expect a silent auction, some ballroom dancing lessons, a dance, and a Masquerade Royalty Competition. We'll keep you posted, but now is the time to buy what's left of tickets and get your outfits prepared!
07/15/2015- You Asked, and You Shall Receive!
One of the biggest requests for the past two years is another mini event during the year while you wait do SoDak Con. The second request under that has been a Masquerade Ball. So, after much deliberation, we decided that we will give it a try. Now, there are a couple of catches though.
Since it is our first year trying it, we're not just going to throw it on and hope it works out. We will have tickets for this event, and if we do not sell 50 of the limited 200 tickets by the end of August we will not do the event. We need to know enough will come to be able to pull it off! So do not hesitate to get your tickets for SoDak Con's first Masquerade Ball Ever! Another catch is that it will have a semi-formal/formal dress code. If you're not dressed nicely, you won't be able to come in, and by buying a ticket you agree to dress accordingly. We do have the rules and dress codes up on the page just for the Masquerade!
So what are the details? Well, the Masquerade Ball will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the Alpine/Ponderosa rooms on October 24th, 2015. It starts at 7:00pm and goes until 12:00am. Tickets are only $25. The link to buy the tickets are right here. Again, if we can't make it to 50 tickets sold by the end of August, the event won't happen and you will be refunded your ticket! Show us how much you want a mini event and Masquerade Ball now.
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 Open 01/01/2016 - 05/01/2016
Preregistration Open 06/22/2015-05/28/2016
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)