The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational ExpandsJul 24th 2014
The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is EXPANDING & we want everyone to know we're ready to take on a "Brand New World" by making the following GROUNDBREAKING announcements:
TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~ Announced!! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=355
"We can label ourselves anything we want, but it is our actions that will be louder than any spoken word. What started as a charity event that couldn't fill a living room is blossoming into an experience that now has the option of imposing attendance caps. We have gone from reaching out solely through a computer screen to taking our brand of fandom to the streets, visiting schools, community events, & other like-minded festivals & conventions. But in order to continue to grow, we must take calculated risks that yield high rewards as nothing ventured is nothing gained. That is why we are once again honored to have you all join us on a fusion festival/convention journey that will culminate with a ground-breaking season we will all learn to love as TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~!"
Cosplay Battle Royale ~Super Bowl 2~ Approaches! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=356
"Your summer season has now been taken to an even more fusion festival extreme, minna-san! The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is proud to announce its next stop on the TAKII World Tour for the year known by no other name than Cosplay Battle Royale ~Super Bowl 2~! A sure-fire fusion festival classic, Cosplay Battle Royale ~Super Bowl 2~ comes to you from Naylor's Run Park in Upper Darby, PA on July 26th, 2014 (going from 2:00pm - 8:00pm EST). It will feature your favorite Team TAKII members combined with the ever-passionate TAKII Family, in all of their collective costumed glory, as we enjoy delicious picnic-y delicasies while taking part in Asian festival/convention fandom's ONLY costumed game of football in existance."
Makenai X-Posé Shines Down In Philly On 8/16/14! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=357
"At the conclusion of TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~, we polled you, our TAKII Family, to determine which kinds of festivities you enjoyed the most. And as a result of that feedback, we have created a new stop on our TAKII World Tour known as Makenai X-Posé! A blend of "Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert" & "X-Treme X-Posé" panels, Makenai X-Posé takes place on August 16th, 2014 (6:00pm - 10:00pm EST) from 1 of TAKII's newest venue partners, Studio 34 (located at 4522 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143, which is 8-10 blocks from The Rotunda). Co-hosted by TAKII Founder, D-chan, & TAKII 17's hostess, Anastasia Oxnuttz, it promises to be a buffet of sights & sounds for all fans of Asian culture fandom. Sharing with us their talents for the special premiere of Makenai X-Posé will be "Returning Legends" Lady Ai (J-Rock/J-Pop vocalist) & the Manly Battleships (convention panelists extraordinaire). The most important guests for the evening will be, of course, YOU, our fans!"
TAKII Joins The Fun At J1-Con On 9/14/14! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=358
"The name of J1 Studios has grown amongst fans of anime, card gaming, cosplay, & video gaming for quite some time. Six successful J1 An-Ex "mini conventions" & 2 stellar J1-Cons later & it's evolving yet again to what is now J1-Con (2014) -- & what better way to celebrate this development than to invite The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's TAKII World Tour along for the ride!? At the request of J1 Studios head honchos, our World Tour will be bringing J1-Con attendees a special version of a very popular fusion festival festivity: "TAKII Show: Remixed"!"
Cinemazement Returns w/a 2nd Installment 9/27/14! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=359
"For so many of us, we have fallen in love with Asian culture fandom by watching but a few episodes of our favorite imported Japanese favorites & we were hooked! Racing home after school, tossing aside the homework we had weeks to do, just to spend 30 minutes watching anything from Bishoujo Senshi SailorMoon to Pokémon & any other anime under the sun. For others of us, Asian-themed cinema was a guilty pleasure; fingers trembling as we'd purchase the latest volume of our "must see" Korean & Chinese dramas with an intimate circle of friends who understood our passion for such masterpieces. The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational brings memories of yesteryear & visions of the future together with its own TAKII Family & other casual Asian film fanatics to present to you our hit TAKII World Tour experience, Cinemazement 2!"
TAKII Premiers Philly's Next Top Cosplayer! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=360
"Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are some of the most important qualities one must possess in order to be successful. But do you have what it takes to be the best in the world at what you do in a universe of costumed illusions? If so, put your skills that pay the bills to the test in Philly's Next Top Cosplayer! Produced by The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, it premiers the "City Of Brotherly Love"'s 1st-ever, reality show-style cosplay competition during the ENTIRE month of October 2014. And if you know anything about "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival", it's that we take everything we do "to the extreme" (^_*)."
Gaming Tourney Takeover Rocks Pro-Gaming 11/22/14! -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=361
"One of the most attractive aspects of any season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational has always been our "Gaming Festivities". Whether it was via "Gaming Free Play", "Gaming LIVE On PPV", or "Gaming Tourneys", gamers from all over the area would descend on The Rotunda to test their skills on today's greatest hits (or go old school on some of yesteryear's "misses"). However, there was a certain "pro" element that was always missing from what we previously offered, just outside of our grasp. "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" now grabs that elusive brass ring by giving birth to the pro gaming circuit's newest innovation, Gaming Tourney Takeover (debuting November 22nd, 2014)!"
ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)
Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
ABOUT TAKII 18 ~BRAND NEW WORLD~
Boldly going where no convention has gone before. "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 27th & 28th, 2014 (10:00am - 10:00pm both days), it will be the strongest testament to-date of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's much-touted expansion. And with the help of our BRAND NEW venue partners, unique to this season will be special editions of our TAKII World Tour (highlighting each fusion festival aspect we will be enhancing). We've spent the last several years taking our flavor of Asian culture fandom to the streets (changing minds & touching hearts), waiting what seemed to be a lifetime for a momentous occasion such as this. TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~, "SIGN ME UP!"
ABOUT THE TAKII WORLD TOUR
For our fusion festival fans, the TAKII World Tour has become a way for them to connect to The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational at a like-minded event that is closer to them, being able to trade infamous stories of TAKII lore with their passionate compatriots. For organizers of similar festivals & conventions, it's a chance for them to partner with the most dynamic force in this genre of Asian-themed entertainment & add that missing element of "the extreme" for their own attendees to enjoy. Touring since November 2006, the TAKII World Tour has universally rocked the foundation of Asian culture fandom & continues to do so all-throughout the year & many more to come!