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Yama-*** 2017: Sixth Sense | Yama-Con Anime-Comic Convention | Friday, 01. December 2017


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  • Welcome Kazha back to Yama-***! Be sure to catch their concert! "Kazuha Oda is a Japanese singer/songwriter. During her debut as a solo singer in Japan, she worked on numerous projects including: 6 albums, 5 singles, and contributed to over 10 compilation albums ranging from Classic to Heavy Metal music.After her successful solo career in Japan, she continued to pursue her dream of singing in a rock band. In the beginning of 2009, Kazuha Oda formed the rock band, “Kazha.”Her background in music has attracted many people from all around the world."
  • Might drag my *** out for once but debating between two cosplays: Joseph Christiansen from Dream Daddy or Cain from Starfighter. Help me pick, random citizens of the Internet!
  • We are looking to add a new event this year for Friday evening, possibly to replace Disney Karaoke. What would you like to see? Add your ideas to the poll and vote for your favorites!
  • Sign up to volunteer! Get your badge reimbursed at the end of the weekend! https://goo.gl/forms/CzkQ7FmLODUGRTJX2
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  • Four Ricks, three days! Who do you wanna see the most of? Ay, and if you remember my panel from last year then you'll be pleased to know I signed up for it again! No word on if it's approved yet or not, but you can help me pick which Ricks I be the most!
  • Have you booked your hotel for Yama-*** yet? We got word today that we are about 30% sold out of the host hotel, the Ramada! http://www.yamacon.org/hotels
  • We are pleased to anounce that Vitamin H is returning to Yama-*** this year! They will also be presenting the AMV League! "Vitamin H was founded in 2013, fueled by a desire to create convention programming that goes above and beyond expectations. We believe that by putting as much time and energy as possible into our content, we’ll be able to present material that is exciting, educational, and engaging. We do everything within our power to make sure that all of our presentations have a professional level of polish and an unwavering level of passion for what we want to share. Our founding (and current) lineup consists of: Kidd the Maniac- The mastermind behind Vitamin H, Kidd the Maniac (that's MR. the Maniac to you, buddy), is the one in charge, the big cheese, so to speak. Kidd decides what panels we're going to do, takes care of business liasons, does all the "dirty work" of applying to conventions, and uses a copious and unrivaled knowledge of anime and video games to dictate to Pathos what sort of things to put into print. Pathos Prime- Pathos Prime is the technical genius and artiste of the group. He's responsible for PowerPoint creation, organization, getting Kidd's lousy computer to do his bidding (no small task), as well as taking all the myriad ideas Kidd throws at him and turning them into a workable and professional presentation."
  • We are pleased to anounce that Vitamin H is returning to Yama-*** this year! They will also be presenting the AMV League! "Vitamin H was founded in 2013, fueled by a desire to create convention programming that goes above and beyond expectations. We believe that by putting as much time and energy as possible into our content, we’ll be able to present material that is exciting, educational, and engaging. We do everything within our power to make sure that all of our presentations have a professional level of polish and an unwavering level of passion for what we want to share. Our founding (and current) lineup consists of: Kidd the Maniac- The mastermind behind Vitamin H, Kidd the Maniac (that's MR. the Maniac to you, buddy), is the one in charge, the big cheese, so to speak. Kidd decides what panels we're going to do, takes care of business liasons, does all the "dirty work" of applying to conventions, and uses a copious and unrivaled knowledge of anime and video games to dictate to Pathos what sort of things to put into print. Pathos Prime- Pathos Prime is the technical genius and artiste of the group. He's responsible for PowerPoint creation, organization, getting Kidd's lousy computer to do his bidding (no small task), as well as taking all the myriad ideas Kidd throws at him and turning them into a workable and professional presentation."
  • Yama-*** is in need of some new staff! Join the team! We need to boost all departments, but we especially need help in registration, public safety, and autographs. Apply at: https://goo.gl/forms/DFH76kxq3RTtWbjI3
  • Transfiguring Adoption is excited to see everyone again this year at Yama-***. Currently We are Asking You and Potterheads from Around the Nation to Adequately Resource Partner Foster Agencies and MORE... The Transfiguring Adoption Elf Squad (volunteers mobilization) is striving to sign up 400 NEW members through the purchase of their Elf Squad Membership Kits. This will successfully get Foster Parent Kits to partner foster agencies and resource agencies that are currently requesting our the useful tool kits. Your purchased kit will assure that a sexually abused foster child has a night light help them feel safe in their new foster home. It will equip a foster parent with children's books that help them have healing conversations with children, and MANY MORE tools. Be a part of the solution, join the squad, and help families. Order your $30 kit today or get more information: http://transfiguringadoption.com/store/?model_number=ElfKit
  • Do you have your cosplay plans all worked out? 121 days till Yama-***!
  • Applications are now live for the 4th Annual Yama-*** Freaks & Cheeks Burlesque Revue! They are looking for Anime/Geek Culture Burlesque (Nerdlesque) and Variety Acts for Saturdays 18+ building. Acceptance into this event includes a 2 night stay in a luxurious cabin with fellow performers, a weekend Pass to Yama-*** Anime Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN, three meals, and a performer gift bag. Submissions are free from 8/1/2017 - 8/4/2017 11:59 pm EDT. The Application fee is $10 from 8/5/2017 - 8/31/2017. Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/6Cghvj1HZEbmsQgo1
  • Welcome back to Yama-*** Haiden Hazard Cosplay! Haiden Hazard is an award winning internationally recognized cosplayer, from Alabama, who loves anime, comic books but mostly gaming. She began cosplaying in early 2013 and has been in love with the craft ever since. In the beginning, she didn't make every cosplay she wore, but once she realized her love for sewing she began making all of her costumes and quickly moved to making all of her props, armor and wigs as well. Nowadays, she makes numerous costumes every year, averaging about one a month. Haiden regularly attends anywhere from 30-35 conventions a year and is a guest at many of those conventions. You will find her hosting panels, judging cosplay contests and has a booth where she sets up to meet attendees for photo ops, autographs and has her merchandise available. Her skills include, but are not limited to: Waiting until the day before the convention to finish her costumes, touching her nose with her tongue, spray painting, telling bad jokes and writing in third person. ​
  • Hi there, I'm not sure what the proper channel is for this. What would it take to get you to invite the Ashen Pheonix cosplay group back this year?
  • Did you see we announced Todd Haberkorn? What's your favorite character that Todd has voiced? There are so many it's hard for us to choose :)
  • Who will we see at Akai *** next weekend? What are you cosplaying as? If you haven't got tickets yet pre-reg is still open :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1093765250750978/
  • Give a Yama-*** welcome to Todd Haberkorn!!!!! As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage- Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment as well as a producer for production groups like Geek&Sundry. And he’s even the voice of some fun toys like the Meccanoid robots- winners of the top prize at CES and America's Most Innovative Toy of the Year Award. In the animated world, he voice roles such as Grey Matter in Ben10, Sparrow Hood in Ever After High, Elfonso in Sophia The First, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tierno from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others. He even got the infamous "and I would have gotten away with too..." villain line in an episode of Scooby Doo! As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Persona series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young ***** to zombie sagas and children’s books. His latest win is the 2016 SOVAS award for best narration of a classic novel. As far as on camera is concerned see him in the internationally recognized and award winning, Star Trek Continues, as Spock. Todd's show, Otaking Heads, is a weekly look inside the world of anime with top industry guests and fun games--catch it on Geek&Sundry. When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, LMTalent, Jeff Zannini Management, Go Voices Talent Agency, and VOX USA. Follow Todd on Twitter (@toddhaberkorn) and Instagram ("@official_habergram"). For merchandise like his music album, concert dvd, and t-shirts: www.thehabertat.com
  • Give a Yama-*** welcome to Todd Haberkorn!!!!! As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage- Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment as well as a producer for production groups like Geek&Sundry. And he’s even the voice of some fun toys like the Meccanoid robots- winners of the top prize at CES and America's Most Innovative Toy of the Year Award. In the animated world, he voice roles such as Grey Matter in Ben10, Sparrow Hood in Ever After High, Elfonso in Sophia The First, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tierno from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others. He even got the infamous "and I would have gotten away with too..." villain line in an episode of Scooby Doo! As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Persona series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young ***** to zombie sagas and children’s books. His latest win is the 2016 SOVAS award for best narration of a classic novel. As far as on camera is concerned see him in the internationally recognized and award winning, Star Trek Continues, as Spock. Todd's show, Otaking Heads, is a weekly look inside the world of anime with top industry guests and fun games--catch it on Geek&Sundry. When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, LMTalent, Jeff Zannini Management, Go Voices Talent Agency, and VOX USA. Follow Todd on Twitter (@toddhaberkorn) and Instagram ("@official_habergram"). For merchandise like his music album, concert dvd, and t-shirts: www.thehabertat.com
  • Our awesome vendor director got this signed by Michael Beel for the Charity Auction!
  • Who will we see at AARC in Asheville this Saturday? http://www.ashevillearc.com
  • Welcome back Hooligans! The Cosplay Hooligans are a collection of cosplayers who enjoy shenanigans and wearing costumes. Always Adriel, Cle_Shay, Galacticat, and Vivandiere Designs combine talents and skills from a range of backgrounds, and prefer to use their powers for the forces of good. Vivandiere Designs and Galacticat will be attending YamaCon. Galacticat is a Nashville-based costumer / cosplayer, and a semi-crazy cat lady. Her Brienne of Tarth cosplay was featured in HBO's Game of Thrones Compendium. She's a lover of sci-fi, comics, & other geekery. Vivandiere Designs, also a Nashville based cosplayer, has 20 years of experience of creating historic clothing. She is an Army veteran who now spends her time making both costumes and historic garments.
  • ConQuest, the cosplay entertainment duo, returns to Yama ***! In addition to the Iron Cosplay, Conquest is bringing all-new games and a special puzzle with an escape room twist! ConQuest Interactive is a cosplay entertainment group led by Peyt and Evan Bolivar, based out of Orlando, Florida. Focusing on live entertainment and crowd engagement, ConQuest has been immersing guests in various worlds and stories since 2012. ConQuest has put on shows throughout United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Primarily known for creating and organizing games, ConQuest also regularly hosts cosplay contests and interactive panels, such as Yama ***'s own Cosplay Contest! Whether you are a cosplay newcomer or seasoned veteran, ConQuest Interactive is sure to welcome you in to their growing community!
  • Panel and workshop applications are now available on the site! FAN PANELS: Have something you are passionate about and want to share your knowledge with others? Do you want to host a Q &A role play! Maybe have a debate about which anime is best? Do you think you have the knowledge and passion to host a panel? Then apply today and embrace your fandom! COSPLAY WORKSHOP: We will have a programming room dedicated to panels, presentations, workshops, tutorials and lectures ... all about cosplay! Do you think you have the knowledge and passion to host a cosplay workshop? Then apply today! *Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Approval emails will be sent out after applications are closed.* application at http://www.yamacon.org/programming Photo of Unison Raid Cosplay Group
  • We are so excited to announce that Cythia Cranz is coming to Yama-*** this year! Cynthia is a professional actress, best known for voice work in Anime and video games. Her break out role was as Chi Chi in Dragon Ball Z (beginning in 1999 through current), Boton - Yu Yu Hokusho, Mitch - Case Closed, Paninya - Full Metal Alchemist, Bellemere - One Piece and Mitzi in Shin Chan. Other notable roles include: Ping Pong - Emiko, Princess Jellyfish - Chieko, Summer Wars - Rika, Lupin The Third - Diana, Big Windup – Coach Momoa, Negima – Fei Ku, Kodocha - Hisae, Soul Eater - Lisa, Gun Slinger Girl - Ferro. Beet The Vandel Buster - Arin, Black Blood Brothers - Sayuka, Corps Princess - Rika, D. Grey-man - Sarah, Darker Than Black - Shizuka, The Devil Is a Part Timer - Miki, Dragonaut : The Resonance – Shelly / Fafner: Dead Aggressor : Heaven and Earth – Yumiko, Desert Punk – Dog Girl, Fruites Basket – Mitsuru / Tohru’s Aunt, The Galaxy Railways – Liza, Ghost Hunt – Noriko, Glass Fleet – Muscat, **** Girl – Yuko, High School DxD – Mira, Kenichi: The Mighty Desciple – Saori, Kiddy Grade – Marieanne, Linebarrels Of Iron – Chisato, One Piece – Onion, Michiko and Hatchin – Joanna, Rin: Daughters Of Mnemosyne – Youko, Romeo and Juliet – Handmaiden, Rosario + Vampire – Tsurara (Misore’s mom), The Sacred Blacksmith – Justina, Save Me Lollipop – School Nurse, Shiki – Nau, Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning – Reiko, Trinity Blood – Lilith, Moon Phase – Shizuru, Monster Tale – Ethan, Space Dandy – Meow’s Mom.