Post Con Post

Yes, we know the title is confusing, but that’s exactly what this post is: the after the con post.

First, we would like to thank all of you, every attendee, panelist, guest, artist and vendor for helping us have such an awesome first year Yaoi convention!  We could not have done it without the amazing help you gave us, and your positive feedback through the con kept many staffers from going insane.  Thank you.

Second, we would like to thank our sponsors, who provided prizes, materials for the con, and advice on how to make Ahn!Con as awesome as could be.  Thank you: Funimation, Akadot Retail, Digital Manga Inc, Deja Blue Circle, Beautiful Androgyny, Motaku, Neko Knickknacks, Fresh Baked Tees, and Enigmagic Design.

Third, we have final attendance numbers.  We would have liked a few more, but given the “blizzard” on Saturday, we are happy that we still hit our goal(and we know you all will tell your friends and help us grow next year).  We had 113 pre-registrations and 102 at the door for an attendee total of 215.  We had 30 artists and vendors and 35 staff for a grand total of 280 people at the convention!

Last, we are already hard at work planning Ahn!Con 2014, but we need your input.  We will be emailing out a survey to the address you listed on your reg forms with questions about what we can improve and what we did well, features you would like to see, etc.  Please take a few moments and answer the survey when it arrives, and we will select a lucky survey submitter to receive a free badge for next year!

We will be updating info on the site with 2014 information as it becomes available, in the mean time, Keep Calm and Carry AHN!

Hotel Extension and Pre-reg Deadline!

The hotel room rate has been extended!  You can book a hotel room at $69/night by calling and reserving a room before January 1st(be sure to tell them you are with Ahn!Con).

There are only 4 days left to pre-register!  Pre-registration ends the night of January 1st.

Gaming info is now online

We have planned to have a game room from the start, but just kept forgetting to tell you about it.  Well, we have fixed that now, and you can read a little about our game room on the gaming page here.

The big news about our game room is we will be the first convention in the area to have a Wii U in the game room!

The schedule is up!

The schedule is finalized! A couple panel times have changed since I sent out confirmations, and I will do my best to update them in the next few days. Thanks to all those who submitted panels, we look forward to a great con in January! You guys have really been amazing to make our first year something to be proud of! Not only did we have to expand to a second programming room, but we had to extend our hours as well! head on over to the programming page and check out all the amazing panels we have in store!

Panel Times Are Being Finalized!

Anyone who is presenting a panel at Ahn!Con, should have an email in their inbox with their panel times, and assuming all is well, the schedule should be up soon, so check the programming page for details! Anyone who missed out on presenting this year, start getting your ideas ready for 2014, we will have the panel submissions up soon after the convention. Thanks to all those who are presenting this year, we always love the great variety of subjects you all come up with to make the con great! See you all in January!

Scheduling Officially Underway!

Thanks to all who submitted panels for this year’s Ahn!Con. We have some amazing programming in store for you all. Organization and scheduling are currently being undertaken, so if you are a potential panelist,  we should have the first draft schedule sent out for approval before Thanksgiving, if not sooner.