Con-Jikan! Launches Kickstarter for First Year Convention

“The Albuquerque anime con you've waited for!”
Hosted by: Potato Dog Entertainment, LLC in conjunction with UNM Convention Builder's Association
November 16-17, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – June 10, 2013 - Potato Dog Entertainment, LLC is excited to announce that the Kickstarter for their upcoming anime and video game convention, Con-Jikan!, has launched! Running through June 28th, this Kickstarter campaign gives fans who have been clamoring for an Albuquerque anime convention a chance to contribute to the effort while simultaneously pre-registering for the convention. Fans who donate to donate to the groundswell can count on scoring backer-exclusive goods such as T-Shirts, original art prints, and custom voicemail messages from one (or both!) of Con-Jikan!'s two professional voice actor guests: Kyle Hebert and Cristina Valenzuela.

Kickstarter rewards range from $1 to $1000, and prospective attendees can pre-purchase convention admission for a little as $25, which entitles them to a weekend adult badge, a Kickstarter ribbon, limited-edition artwork of a Con-Jikan! anime mascot (their choice), a printed credit in the convention program, and future campaign updates. As more backers donate, the convention grows to scale, adding more guests, convention parties, and other stretch goals. A link to the Kickstarter campaign can be found at con-jikan.com. For further information, reach out to Convention Chair Justin D Brough ([email protected]).

About Con-Jikan! Year 1
Con-Jikan! (lit. Con Time!) is happening this November 16-17 at the University of New Mexico Student Union Bldg. in the heart of Albuquerque, NM! This event – the first of its kind to be run by an all-Albuquerque staff – promises to support and grow the impassioned Abuquerque community of alternative pop-culture fans and participants (i.e. geeks and nerds of all stripes). Featuring a cosplay masquerade, special guests, video games, a large exhibitors hall, and tons more, Con-Jikan! is the con Albuquerque otaku have waited for!

About Potato Dog Entertainment, LLC
Founded in 2013 through the partnership of Justin D Brough and Robert J Doyle (former President and Treasurer of the UNM Anime Club, respectively), the mission of Potato Dog Entertainment, LLC is to create events that foster the growth of localized Japanese anime and pop-culture industry, and its fandom. These events will bring together fans, artists, scholars, retailers, industry, and other participants to spur the growth of the anime market in the southwestern United States.

About UNM Convention Builder's Association
Chartered 2012 into the University of New Mexico's wide variety of undergraduate student organizations, Convention Builder's Association exists to facilitate networking relationships between members of the UNM community whom are interested in fan and industry conferences. Convention Builder's Association has working ties with UNM Anime Club, UNM Japanese Club, and UNM League of Legends.

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