Thursday, November 10, 2011

Treat Yourself to a good ol Movie night!

Hey everyone, we know there's alot of things going on in the world right now. And sometimes, it may feel like there's not a lot for you to do to make yourself feel better about it. But, that all changes now! We here at Decepti-Kon understand how you feel and are going to do something about it right now! Starting this November 18th, 2011 at 7pm, we will launch our "Movie Nights." We're gonna start showing some classic films on our big 'ol 15ft screen of awesomeness. Additionally, all films will be in HD! Can you imagine, a 15 ft screen of epic imagery. Now you can't have a movie without some snacks right? Well, we got you covered. At every showtime, we will have our "Dollar Snack Bar" open. You want a soda? $1 Dollar. You want some popcorn? $1 Dollar. Some Hot dogs and candy? That's right, $1 dollar. So the dollar snacks are great and all, but I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Do I have to pay to get in?" Short answer, "Yes." Just $5.00 at the time of the show will get you in to watch the feature, unwind, hang out with some great people, and maybe even make some new friends. So come on down and take in a movie. After all, You deserve it.

Upcoming Movie Nights:

November 18 - Blazing Saddles
November 19 - Aliens

December 2 - Back to the Future 1
December 3 - Back to the Future 2 & 3
December 9 - Tron (Original)
December 10 - Tron Legacy
December 17 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Admission: $5.00 per day
$1.00 Snack bar !!!

Showtime: 7:00 pm

Any questions or suggestions for future movies, drop us a line.

Monday, May 16, 2011

We’re still alive?!

Well just as fast the big day came, it was gone in a flash! An immense Thank You to all who not only showed up to have a good time, but to all those who dedicated their time, effort, and spirit to make sure that Decepti-Kon was memorable to all! As many of you can imagine there certainly was a lot to soak in from the dedicated vendors, gifted artists, death defying martial Artists, Superstar Guests, exceptional volunteers that made the event all that more special.

We’re still alive?!

That’s right! Decepti-Kon has laid down its Foundation! We have done it! To everyone that has been wondering where we’ve been, well it’s been kind of a secret. All that we’re able to tell you is that we’ve been working in the shadows for about a month now to see how well we did and where we could have made some improvements. And boy did we receive a lot of Intel! We want to thank everyone who stuck by us through a lot of the bumps we saw at Decepti-Kon. Please believe that with Generation 2 there will be dramatic changes that will ensure all the great things you loved in Generation 1 continue and that many of the turbulence you experienced is thrown out the window! I think I may have just leaked that info...oops. Anyways, we want to send an even bigger thank you to the individuals who have chosen to fabricate events and situations that we here at Decepti-Kon had nothing to do with. It truly makes it that much easier to provide everything we love to the people we care about without any garbage. I mean people don’t like garbage right? Awesome. To the new members, volunteers, and partners that lay waiting in the future, Thank you in advance for being a part of history.


Truly unbelievable! Decepti-Kon came in with such an enormous voice and boy was it heard! We weren’t alone in this though. With such an enormous appetite for everything Japanese and American Animation, to quell our hunger we had the indomitable spirit of our volunteers from groups like Sac-Geeks, Drunken Animation, and The Klingon Assault Group! These volunteers did more and more of what could have been asked from any volunteer and they all did it in such great pride and passion. We couldn’t have asked for a greater squad! Thank you so very much from everyone at Decepti-Kon!!!

Our Incredible Vendors that came from all across California gave this humble and newborn of a Convention not only their time and effort, but their blessing as welcoming Decepti-Kon into their livelihoods of making so many of us who enjoy all that animation has given us into their lives. Many of our Vendors Like World’s Best Comics, Precious Toys, The Comic Shop, Cartoon Passion, and From the Land Beyond we can’t simply thank enough for being apart of a historic event and hanging in with everyone here at Decepti-Kon! We hope that the spaces we were able to accommodate every single one of you were not only to your liking but surpassed it as well. On behalf of every single fiber in the entire staff of Decepti-Kon, Thank YOU all!!!

To Our gifted and talented artists we were truly blessed to have found so many of you here in our own backyard. With people leading this creative exploration like Tom Ramirez, Gina Dunn, Jessica Dunn, The Legends of Heroes and Villains, and Brad Diller with FundayMornings.com, you have all not only demonstrated your talents to us, but to the rest of the world. Not only may we say BRAVO, but thank you! May the ink in your lives continue to paint your passion and souls for the world and beyond to see. Again, on behalf of Decepti-Kon, Thank you!


Decepti-Kon would have been less a monumental event were it not for our Special events and honored guests. From the death defying, world Record shattering Martial arts flash mob from Doce Pares Martial Arts, the rubber burnin’ drifters from 1TenDrift, Cyclone movies and all their free movie passes, The wondrous and courageous women of Trash Film Orgy protecting us from an entire planet of Vampire women, those crazy yet lovable Pirates from the Crimson Delta, and of course being thrown back in time to battle and learn with the honorable and respected members of Thor's Refuge was indeed just a part of the memorable events at Decepti-KON. With such a historic event, it truly was humbling to hear that we would have so many Accomplished stars show up like Karen Dyer, C. Andrew Nelson, Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Smith, Katie Bair and even local sensations like Jason Dube and Scattered Comics along with Miss Carlyfornia and her amazing workshops. We understand that with any new convention that there would be a few hic-cups, but these individuals not only bothered to give us the time of day, but they graced us with the same passion and spirit that we show them every single time we watch an anime series they voice in, every comic that we read that they drew upon, and every video game that we played that they starred in. Passion and spirit come back to one another in a full circle. That is why they are so well received, respected and sought out for! Because they believe in us! The fans! Thank you Karen, Chris, Andrew, Jason, Mike K., Mike G., Katie, Carlyfornia, Anthony, One10Drift, Doce Pares, Crimson Delta, Thor’s Refuge, Cyclone Movies and Trash Film Orgy for all being apart of Decepti-Kon!

Every Convention is comprised not only of spirited volunteers, but of also Dedicated and Visionary Staff as well. Decepti-Kon is no different. With every obstacle that was thrown in front of us, all the way from conception til long after the show was over, our staff remained calm, vigilant, visionary, professional and ever faithful. A grand applause goes out to the staff of Decepti-Kon for making sure that we didn’t kill each other in this entire process, heh. You all went above and far beyond the call of duty to ensure that much stayed glued to this newly founded adventure.

To the many different groups that helped along the way and even during Decepti-Kon, we thank you also. The wonderful podcasting provided by Artistic Alliance and Mission Start podcasting before Decepti-Kon and even during the Con itself! Great job guys! To our honorary T.B.A.G.Rs for making a hot situation turn into a cool memory, Lokis Planet for making a special appearance, our talented Cosplayers for venturing into the realm of Cosplay Cafes was something no one had done before, an outstanding set from Dj RSkee, DubDuece, 420Skills, and DJ Kaminari for providing the official soundtrack to Decepti-Kon. Such a demonstration will never be duplicated again. Our memories have also been secured thanks to a talented individual by the name of Compassionate Wolf. His work in making sure that every piece of Decepti-Kon was eternalized in his photography can be found by contacting him here. Thank you Oscar for your patience.

A special recognition goes out to a group of individuals who we helped push into the spotlight even more so than what they have already accomplished themselves is Team LoveHate. With as much heart, passion, soul, spirit and being that TLH represents, there is no limit to how far they will go to obtain what they deserve. Their accomplishments for Decepti-Kon and beyond will truly be something to keep an eye out for. We are indeed saddened by their decision to move on, but like all families, each member ultimately must develop their own path. We anticipate many a great things from TLH and can’t wait to see what more achievements they have planned for the future. We at Decepti-Kon thank them for welcoming us into their revolution and wish them nothing but the world.


Thank you Bandai, Sakura, SCCG, Signs by Tomorrow, Chito, Marie, Fontaine, UglyThumbs, 32GTR, Bubbles, WakemeWithaKiss, Bullit, Necro, Trejo, Ron, Minnie, Our water Queen Jessica, C.Love, Dominic, Jiriya, BackBrace, Brandon, Billy, Gabe, and to everyone out there that loves Anime, Manga, American Animation, movies, comics, Video Games, Steampunk, cosplaying and being an Otaku, THANK YOU !!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dinner update!

Hey everyone! Breaking news update! From now until Friday night, the prices for Decepti-Kon's first dinner has been slashed to $25.00! That's right for nearly the price if half a tank, hah! You can enjoy a gourmet dinner with all your friends, join in the silent auction for Japan relief and have a lil extra time with some of our special guests all in one night! So make sure you reserve your place as come on day and break bread with Kon and the rest of us here at Decepti-Kon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dinner Time!

Ok folks, you've heard about the murmurs and rumors that are floating around for a while now. Well, I'm here to tell you that they're all true! Yes that's right Decepti-Kon is hosting a very special Dinner and Silent Hill...I mean Silent Auction on the eve of April 15th. This special dinner will be hosted at the Red Lion at 7pm. Space is definitely limited and plates are $50.00 per person. Dress attire is "Dress to Impress" with some exception for furry tails and ears. Heh. Many of the items at the auction will have been donated by our Vendors, Artists and even our Special Guests. Will our Special Guests be in attendance? I'd say make sure your there to find out. You don't want to miss out! On top of that, all of the proceeds from the auction will be going towards the American Red Cross to aid in the Relief in Japan. So remember its a great cause, great food. and great company! So reserve your spot today and see you all at Decepti-Kon!




A legend in the making!

Greetings all! It seems that the list keeps getting bigger and bigger. We are truly humbled and honored to hear that the ever Popular and Talented Katie Bair will be joining us at Decepti-Kon! Katie has truly done some remarkable work in her vast career.

She is delighted to be at Deceptikon, and is very much looking forward to meeting up with old fans and new!


Katie will be hosting a workshop this year titled *Total Package Cosplay*

Join cosplay judge Katie Bair as she discusses the little touches that really take a costume to the next level.  From make-up and wigs, to accessories and props, this panel will help you get the most out of your costumes by building on skills you already have, and give you a behind the scenes look at how cosplay judging is done.




Monday, April 4, 2011

Hitting the Airwaves!

For all of you out there that are in the know, you may have recently seen Decepti-Kon on the local airwaves courtesy of ABC News 10 daytime show "Sacramento & Co." If you just so happened to be still asleep that day, heh, you can watch the segment here. When your done watching us make a spectacle of ourselves tripping over our own words, heh, make sure to set your DVRs for Friday April 15th when we go for Round 2 on Good Day Sacramento! This time we got a whole day to trip all over ourselves on the airwaves! So make sure to tune in, watch, record, and don't forget to register! You don't want to be caught in the masses waiting to get in! Looking forward to seeing you all at Decepti-Kon!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Down the Stretch

Alright you guys, were all coming down to the wire. Don't forget to register online. You don't want to have to wait in the long lines on the day of the big event! So sign up now and receive a free t-shirt from one of our proud sponsors!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Safety Issues.

Greetings to all. A quick note to everyone that will be attending Decepti-Kon. Safety is something that we take very seriously. We want everyone to have a great time but at the same time, there is no room for any type of misconduct that would put another person in danger. That is why for anyone attending Decepti-Kon, there will be a weapons policy that Zero Steel weapons of any kind will be accepted during the show. Any attendees that purchase from a vendor must immediately place the product in their respective vehicles or hotel room and keep it there til the end of the show. Any person that violates this policy will be immediately escorted from the convention and banned from returning. All fees will be subject to a non-refund for this violation. Additionally, weapons that appear to be of realistic pistol or machine gun like will be required to be unloaded at all times. Any person in violation of this will also be escorted from the convention, banned from the premises and subject to a non-refund as well. We here at Decepti-Kon want nothing more than for everyone to enjoy themselves and create wonderful memories in a safe and secure environment. With that said, here's to everyone having a great and safe time at Decepti-Kon!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Seasoned Favorite!

Guess what all? We have another Veteran in our midst! You know him, you love his work and he's a local favorite, Jason Dube!!! Please join us as our Special Guest Jason hosts a great Panel for anyone that's looking to break out into the Comic industry. Learn in a session what Jason and his studio have accumulated for over 20 years!

 
 

 
 
 
 
Jason Dube
Jason has been self-publishing under his comic book company Scattered Comics for almost 20 years. He has published titles such as Scattered, Panda Days, Caffeine Poisoned, and Waiting for Something to Happen. He has been putting out monthly web-comics which include the new Artist-themed comic “COMICS VS MANGA“, and branched out to releasing his titles to download on I-tunes. Jason also working as a full-time freelance comic book artist has worked as artist, colorist, typesetter and layout artist for several independent companies. (Companies include NEKO PRESS, BLUE WATER PRODUCTIONS, COMICBOOK DIVAS, and ZEPHID COMICS). He also runs Scattered Comics Studios and works with several other Artists to create comic books for clients. Locally, Jason Dube founded the SCCG (Sacramento Comic book Creators Group) in which comic book artist, writers and creators can meet each week, share, motivate and support each other in their endeavors.
www.scatteredcomics.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Guest Announcement!

The original Man in Black! C. Andrew Nelson aka Darth Vader is takin a slight detour to come all the way down from the Outer Rim Sector to grace us with his benevolent presence. So dust off those Lightsabers and focus on those force powers. Come on down to Decepti-Kon and see if you have what it takes to take on "The" Sith Lord of all Sith Lords!



C. Andrew NelsonNelson is most notable for having played the role of Darth Vader for Lucasfilm since 1994. His appearances as Vader include: The Empire Strikes Back: the Special Edition theatrical release of Star Wars Episode V, LucasArts' Star Wars: Dark Forces Video Game, Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire Video Game, commercials, print ads, TV shows, and magazine covers. He was also the voice of Luke Skywalker for a number of LucasArts’ games which makes him the only actor to have ever officially portrayed both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker..Nelson is an actor, visual effects artist, animator, and lecturer. He spent several years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he was a visual effects supervisor and senior artist. 

Andrew spent nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor helping to create such popular video games as Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine, Full Throttle, The Dig, and Curse of Monkey Island. Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic.  His visual effects credits include  Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy QuestAdventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Race To Witch Mountain, The Perfect StormThe Time Machine, The Jumper, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D, Enchanted, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Jurassic Park IIIIn addition to his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and art director for some of the top effects, animation and post-production facilities in the country, including Disney, MTV Networks, PBS, Fox, and Hasbro Interactive. www.candrewnelson.com

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Karen Dyer!!





That's right Capcom fans, the Resident evil bombshell herself: Sheva Alomar will be present at Decepti-Kon! So make sure to polish your pistols, pack your zombie repellent and pack a few eggs with ya, 'cuz you just never know what to expect. Keep close tabs here to find out on a special appearance. See you all at Decepti-Kon!

Flock of Guest Announcements!

Welcome fellow Otakus and fans alike! We have a slew of Special guests to announce! Cchck our Guest page for a more detailed list. Right below is the quick version of what to expect.

Voice Actor Christopher Smith

Gothic Lolita Seamstress Extraordinaire CarlyFornia

Famed Artist Mike Gray

Simpsons and Futurama Comic artist Mike Kazaleh

Friday, March 11, 2011

HOPE for Japan

Everyone here at Decepti-Kon send our condolences to all of those especially those who have lost loved ones in Japan and will keep everyone in our prayers. Any and all donations to help all affected by this are being accepted worldwide. In Coordination with our Honored guests, proceeds from our Ceremonial Opening dinner will be donated to the families in Japan. Should you wish to donate and help those affected please stay tuned for more details. you can also help by donating to the American Red Cross. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of our brothers and sisters overseas. .

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hotel Discounts!

Greetings all you Otaku socialites! I know alot of you have been waiting wondering when this vital piece of information was going to make its way onto here. Well, the waits over and here it is: Anyone who makes the trip up to Decepti-Kon and finds that they are a bit tired from all the caramell dansen, hollow hunting and just plain using too much jutsu, The Red Lion Hotel has privileged us to give out discounts to all of their luxurious rooms. How much of a discount?  How about $65.00 per room!! How do you get such an awesome deal? Use code: "1103DECE" And remember to ask for a room on the "Courtyard" Even better news, everyone who books a room facing the "Courtyard" will receive special goodie bags filled with exclusive merchandise provided by our Sponsors! Even better! Specially marked rooms will have designs set to the theme of the convention. So team up with a couple of your best friends or even someone you just met down at the Cosplay Restaurant and get in on this deal!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

News for Vendors

Attention to all vendors! Breaking news from our Partners at "Signs By Tomorrow." Any vendor that books a table at Decepti-Kon and wants to develop a professional banner of their own to display will receive a 25% discount with "Signs By Tomorrow." All you have to do to receive this discount is book a table at Decepti-Kon and then contact our Partners and ask for Steve Crain.

Second Poll Results!

Alright everyone, the second poll is finished and it looks like a bunch of you seem to have a taste for good ol' fashioned violence! What a surprise right? Heh heh. So it looks like we'll be showcasing both the Guyver series and Scott Pilgrim vs The World in our screening rooms. So make sure you grab as much Sex Bob-Omb gear as you can and watch  out for them Zoanoids as you find your way down to Decepti-Kon!  Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for our next poll!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Poll Results!

Ok, the results of those magical polls are in. We asked and you voted! When we asked what video game you would most like to see at Decepti-Kon and the winner was: Marvel Vs Capcom 3!!! Not too much of a shocker but hey, we still had to put it out there for you all. So with that being said, come on down to Sony's Gaming Lounge and get your Fight on where you'll get a chance to take on the whole world with your choice of over 40 characters in the newest installment in the Marvel vs Capcom series!!!

But wait, weren't there two polls? Why yes, there were. For those of you paying attention to the other poll. We asked who would you like to serve you at our Cosplay Restaurant? The results? Well, it was a tie! Our winners coincidentally are very familiar to the Marvel vs Capcom universe also. The ever reliable Servbot and the illuminating Morrigan will be among your top Hosts this year. Make sure you bring your appetites folks! And stay tuned for your chance to put in more of your input on our next set of polls. Can't wait? You can always drop us a line at: Deceptikon2011@gmail.com

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bring in all three FLYERS!

Were giving back to the fans both breaking new and the seasoned.
Below is the three designs of flyers to be released.
Decepticon, Autobot and our rare flyer the Unicron.
Bring in ALL three at the door and you get free admission.
Good hunting!
() P.S. The flyers have to be dual sided and in Color.















Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Partnership

Its official! What once was a low murmur has been "Transformed" into a Booming announmcement! Decepti-Kon and Team LoveHate have formed a partnership towards the success of the upcoming Decepti-Kon this April 16th-17th, 2011 at the Red Lion Hotel. Along with several other sponsors such as Sony, Sakura, and Bandai, Team LoveHate is anxious to showcase all of their bright and new ideas for Northern California along with the world to see. Stay tuned for more news updates. More infomation can be found here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Updated Registration Info!!!

Alright everyone, we all know you've been waiting for this! Registration is now up and running! If you'll be joining us all weekend long, you'll be looking at $20.00 for the whole weekend, $15.00 for just Saturday and $10.00 for the wrap-up day of Sunday. This year is everyone's year! Lets make 2011 a year that we will all remember and prosper from. Again, any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at: deceptikon2011@gmail.com

Heads up everyone, just went through a couple requests and noticed that one crucial thing was missing...Your Names! Oh boy, someone pass me another shot of MANA would ya? OK, so if you haven't already, Here's all the info for getting yourself registered:

Weekend: $20.00
Saturday: $15.00
Sunday: $10.00

Anyone looking for more information regarding the hotel, vendor information, or anything else about the Convention, drop us a line at: deceptikon2011@gmail.com.




Registration
First Name, Last Name
Gamertag, Screen Name