Press Release: QC Anime-zing! Announces 2011 Dates & Location
Davenport, Iowa – June 22, 2010 – QC Anime-zing! is excited to announce that next year the anime convention will be held June 17-19, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa at The RiverCenter which features over 100,000 square feet of convention space. QC Anime-zing! is a three-day festival celebrating Japanese arts and animation, and the fandom surrounding them.
QC Anime-zing! was first held this past weekend at The Lodge Hotel & Convention Center (Jumer’s Castle Lodge) in Bettendorf, Iowa.
QC Anime-zing! 2011 is delighted to be expanding to the RiverCenter, which has over 100,000 square feet of usable convention space. The convention will utilize much of this space for a greatly expanded Exhibit Hall (Dealer’s Room and Artist’s Alley), and an expanded mainstage area.
“We had such an amazing convention this year, next year will be unbelievable,” said Ryan Kopf, the convention’s senior executive committee organizer.
QC Anime-zing! 2011 guests will be announced in the near future, pending guest announcements from two other convention’s organized by the staff of QC Anime-zing: Anime-ZAP! and Anime-SPARK! Guests in 2010 included Johnny Yong Bosch (Ichigo, Lelouch, Vash the Stampede, Black Power Ranger), Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd from the Power Rangers, Wizardmon), and Spike Spencer (Shinji Akari, Rolo Lamperouge, Hanataro Yamada, Marth).
Events at QC Anime-zing! 2011 will include a cosplay masquerade, a rave, a formal ball, video gaming, guest discussions, panels, workshops, board gaming, collible card gaming, anime screenings, and a hall cosplay contest. The convention will also include a ConSuite hospitality suite that features free ramen, rice, and soda all weekend.
Rooms for the convention can be booked at The Radisson, which is attached to the convention center via SkyWalk. The convention rate is $109.00 per night. QC Anime-zing! 2011 has worked out a discounted rate of $69.00 for Sunday night, and some programming is expected to continue into late Sunday evening. Rooms can be booked by calling The Radisson at (563) 322-2200 and mentioning QC Anime-zing!
Registration for the entire weekend for QC Anime-zing! 2011 starts at $30.00 until March 20th, 2011. The price increases to $38.00 through May 20th. Weekend registration at the door costs $45.00.