UPPER DARBY, Pa.
- July 22, 2014
-- July 19th, 2014 -- Boldly going where no festival has gone before. Taking the road less traveled by all conventions far & wide. "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 27th & 28th, 2014 (10:00am - 10:00pm both days), it will be the strongest testament to-date of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's much-touted expansion. Unique to this season will be special editions of our TAKII World Tour, with stops between now & December 2014 highlighting each festival aspect we will be enhancing (for his & her pleasure ^_*). This is made possible by our newest venue partners, Studio 34 & INE Studios (both within the same neighborhood as The Rotunda), each with the amenities & space required to satiate the voracious entertainment appetite of our ever-growing fanbase.
It was at the conclusion of a full capacity TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~ that Team TAKII Coordinators were propositioned by no less than a dozen new venue partners who offered unique opportunities for "the premier Asian fandom convention experience in the Greater Philadelphia area & beyond" to expand its slate of programming in ways we wouldn't have thought were possible. And many emails, meetings, & visits later, Studio 34 & INE Studios were selected to be premier pilots for some of our freshest TAKII World Tour experiences ever produced. What will happen when the worlds of "Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert" & "X-Treme X-Posé" collide? Can you envision taking in the sights & sounds of Asian cinema in an AUTHENTIC theater setting? What about baring witness to the fiercest, reality-based cosplay competition the "City Of Brotherly Love" has ever seen? Or how about making another notch in your pro gamer belt for large cash prizes? Let your curiosity get the best of you as these & other events are revealed on the wild ride that is (the last half of) 2014's TAKII World Tour!
BUUUUT before you get that far, make sure you pre-reg your TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~ #1 Contender's Passes & Vendor Table Slots (http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration
)! From now until September 11th, 2014, fans may purchase Passes (required for entry) at a rate of $8.00 per Pass & Vendor Table Slots (for the sale of your warez & display of your artistry) at a rate of $60.00 per Table Slot. Those who pre-reg will also be entered into a special raffle that will give you the chance to sponsor your favorite festivity or even become an honorary co-coordinator!
An added perk to this season's registration process will be a COMPLETELY REVAMPED Hardcore Handbook (handcrafted by Team TAKII "Registration"
Co-Coordinator Melissa Shaw & staffer/artist Nikki Hamilton), details for which are a closely-guarded secret until closer to TAKII 18. And if you needed another reason to pre-reg this season, know that a portion of those proceeds will be donated not only to our longtime venue partners, The Rotunda, but also to "Project "DATTE" (Delivering Assistance To The Extreme)" Awards Recipients (families across the Greater Philadelphia area who embody the spirit of TAKII & are in need of some inspirational assistance in a variety of ways). Trust us when we say that "paying it forward" is the most humbling honor our fusion festival is able to take part in & we thank you for helping us to do so in advance.
By attending TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~, you'll also be able to enjoy the talents of this season's very 1st "Brand-New Debut", Angele Joubert-Johnson (http://takii.pdnmz.com/guests-performers/brand-new-debuts.html#angele
)! Angele Joubert-Johnson's musical abilities & Gospel background have enabled her to sing around the world, touring in America, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, & most recently Japan. She has lent her voice to several CD projects, including The Glory Gospel Singers’ "Christmas In Koln" & "Tenshi Ni Anime Song Wo," a CD with Gospel covers of songs from the infamous Studio Ghibli. Angele was also a finalist in the world famous Japanese show "Nodojiman! A Song For Japan". She is an up & coming vocalist, music composer, screenplay writer, director, & children's book author, crediting all of her talents as simply "God-given". A former "TAKII 16 Show" Champion, Angele Joubert-Johnson can't wait to share her soulful musical stylings with "the most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" at TAKII 18!
We can label ourselves anything we want, but it is our actions that will be louder than any spoken word. What started as a charity event that couldn't fill a living room is blossoming into an experience that now has the option of imposing attendance caps. We have gone from reaching out solely through a computer screen to taking our brand of fandom to the streets, visiting schools, community events, & other like-minded festivals & conventions. But in order to continue to grow, we must take calculated risks that yield high rewards as nothing ventured is nothing gained. That is why we are once again honored to have you all join us on a fusion festival/convention journey that will culminate with a ground-breaking season we will all learn to love as TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~! See you soon, minna-san!