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Autograph Policies

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Meet your favorite guests!

One of the best parts of a convention is getting to meet your favorite voices and bands up close and in person. Please follow these guidelines to make sure you get the most out of your experience!

David Vincent

  • 2 item limit
  • No charge for autographs
  • No charge for recordings
  • No charge for photos
  • Voices allowed
  • Pictures allowed
  • Official merchandise only

Eyeshine & Johnny Yong Bosch

  • 1 free item limit
  • No recordings
  • Photos during concerts only
  • No Voice requests
  • No gifts, handshakes or hugs please
  • Official merchandise only

heidi.

  • Official merchandise only please

Jad Saxton

  • No charge for autographs
  • No recordings
  • No charge for photos
  • Pictures allowed
  • Official merchandise only

Leah Clark

  • No charge for autographs
  • No video or sound recording please
  • Official merchandise only

Lex Lang

  • First 2 items free
  • Additional signatures are $10 each
  • Autograph card included with purchased signatures
  • No video or sound recording please
  • Voice requests are okay
  • Official merchandise only

Richard Horvitz

  • Autographs $20
  • Photos $20
  • Phone Calls $20
  • Videos $20
  • Voice Recordings $20

Samantha Inoue-Hart

  • No charge for autographs
  • No charge for voice recordings
  • No charge for photos
  • Voice requests are okay
  • Official merchandise only

Sandy Fox

  • First 2 items free
  • Additional signatures are $10 each
  • Autograph card included with purchased signatures
  • No video or sound recording please
  • Voice requests are okay
  • Official merchandise only

Tyson Rinehart & Bullet Machine

  • Official merchandise only please

Photographers Wanted!

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Attention photographers! Are you planning on bringing your entire camera bag to Izumicon and trying to capture every last second of the weekend? Why not optimize your schedule, get special access to events, and shoot as a member of the Izumicon Staff!?

We’re looking for photographers with experience in event photography, who know how to handle themselves in low (or mixed) light settings, and can move quickly.

Some quick notes:

  • You must provide your own camera (micro four thirds or better)
  • Have an existing portfolio for review
  • This is not for shooting cosplayers exclusively! (although there will be plenty of time for that.)
  • Like every other position at Izumicon, this is a volunteer position.
  • You must contact us before October 1st, 2015.

Sound like something you might be interested in? Send your portfolio to press@izumicon.com!

Attending your First Anime Con!

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Congratulations on deciding to attend your first anime con! To help you out on your journey, here is a simple guide to what to do before the con! Our next entry will be about having the best experience possible during the convention. Without further ado, let’s get this party started.

 

To Pre-register, or not to Pre-register

Now that you’ve decided you want to come to Izumicon (or your con of choice), you have an important decision to make. Will you be able to attend Friday, Saturday and Sunday? If yes, you may want to consider purchasing your membership now to receive a discount on the cost. In addition to saving on the price, you’ll also be able to pick up your pass before the convention starts on Thursday night! If you only want to attend for 2 or even 1 days, you can wait to purchase your pass at the door.

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Clear Your Phone/Camera

Are you getting low storage notifications every time you turn on your phone? Yeah, that’s not going to work for how many pictures you’re going to want to snap at the con. Upload your stuff to your computer, and clear those extra apps early so you have lots of space. Get a cheap battery pack and bring a cord. If you have a camera, clear your memory card, grab an extra and make sure you have extra batteries on hand!

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Are you planning on being at the con all three days? If you enjoy late night events (the Reibu, the ball, or video-rooms etc) and still want to see those early morning panels, maybe you should consider booking a hotel. If your commute is longer than 30 minutes, we’d really recommend it so you’re not driving while exhausted from the con. Conventions generally work out special deals with the nearest hotel so you get a break on the cost when you mention their show. For Izumi, if you book with our hotel, we’ll upgrade your 3 day pass to a VIP badge, that gets you into the dealers and artist alley early, and into our exclusive pool party.

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Once you’ve figured out what type of membership is for you, and if you plan on staying in the con hotel, decide how much you want to spend on food and how much you want to spend on cool stuff. Make sure you actually figure out a reasonable budget for food! It may also help to stock up on granola bars and on the go snacks to cut costs.

Figure out a savings plan if you need to. Put that money aside and limit yourself to not going over. This way your wallet won’t be crying after the convention.

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Cosplay Repair Kit

If you plan on cosplaying, the best thing you can do is plan on the unexpected and bring a repair kit. Get a pencil case or small bag, and throw in some fabric glue, needle and thread, tape, scissors and anything extra like buttons you may need in an emergency. Even if you don’t need it, you may be able to help a cosplayer who will.

Cosplay Shops

Pack ahead

As you prep your costume and outfits for the weekend, write down all the pieces you’ll need to pack. Make a detailed checklist of everything you need if you need to. Pack as you can! If you are one of the few that finish their cosplay before 10am on Friday, set it up in a way that it can be safely packed and get it ready to go! Don’t forget chargers!

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Bring a friend!

While cons are a great way to make new friends, sometimes it can be stressful to meet people or wander alone for a few hours. Encourage your otaku friends to come with you. And if not, consider making friends in lines, in panels, or during interactive games. You already know you have anime in common with them, what else do you need!plusle

Plan Ahead

The schedule is usually released 1 month – 2 weeks before the convention. Cons usually post this everywhere – on their website, on their social media accounts, on their foreheads, everywhere! Check through it and make a schedule of what you want to see. Make sure you leave space for video games, table-top, artist alley, dealer’s room, autographs, and eating.

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Follow the convention on Twitter

Throughout the weekend, most conventions will tweet the latest schedule updates as well as cool things happening throughout the weekend. Facebook does not like multiple posts per day and won’t show them to everyone who liked the page, so twitter is the best way to get up-to-the-minute updates during the convention. You can follow Izumicon’s twitter here: http://twitter.com/izumicon

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Stay tuned for more blogs on how to get the most out of your convention experience!

Staff Meeting – August 15

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The second to last staff meeting for Izumicon approaches! Staff are requested to attend at least 2 meetings, so if you haven’t gotten to one yet, now is the time!

This meeting will be held on Saturday, August 15, and orientation/interviews will be conducted after the meeting ends for departments that require it. The meeting will start at 4:30pm and will be held in Meeting Room 4 in the Cox Convention Center.

Cox Convention Center

1 Myriad Gardens

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

For more information on volunteering, please click the button below:

Volunteer Information Contact Us!

ALL the announcements!

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We have a huge number of announcements all coming to you at once – and this is just the start! We’re excited x 9001 to announce 7 guests to join Rob Paulsen at Izumicon 2015! Stop by Oklahoma City’s Largest Anime Con and get a chance to meet these incredible voice actors/band/vocaloid!

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

November 25, 2016

Joe Inoue

Joe Inoue

November 8, 2016

Kazha

Kazha

November 8, 2016

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Sarah Williams

April 26, 2016

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Erica Mendez

March 31, 2016

Preview

Richard Horvitz

October 11, 2015

BulletMachinePreview

Bullet Machine

September 3, 2015

Lex-APreview

Lex Lang

August 22, 2015

Sandy-Apreview

Sandy Fox

August 22, 2015

Rachaelpreview

Rachael Messer

August 22, 2015

Heidipreview

heidi.

August 8, 2015

Sami

Samantha Inoue-Hart

July 22, 2015

DavidVincent

David Vincent

July 20, 2015

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Johnny Yong Bosch

July 19, 2015

Vocaloids Live

Hatsune Miku (Vocaloids Live)

July 17, 2015

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Tyson Rinehart

July 15, 2015

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Caitlin Glass

July 15, 2015

Eyeshine preview

Eyeshine

July 15, 2015

LeahClark

Leah Clark

July 15, 2015

Jad

Jad Saxton

July 15, 2015

Rob

Rob Paulsen

February 20, 2015

Hotel Open for Reservations

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The Renaissance Hotel is now open for reservations! Deluxe Double and King rooms start at $134 and include duvet bedding, iron and ironing board, marble bathrooms, hair dryers, TV, radio with iPod dock, room service, and coffee/tea maker.

Click here to secure your room for Izumicon 2015!