Although it might seem that we fell off the face of the Earth, rest assured we are still here and that means that KinaCon will be happening. Many of you have contacted us and we appreciate you taking the time to prod and poke us with your questions. We try to answer all the questions we get and if you have not received a response from us, feel free to contact one of us directly to get an answer. We are here to serve you and make KinaCon the best it can be. Without you we cannot do that, so keep those questions coming!
Now, on to the announcements.
We have a Date! - Yay! Yes, we finally have a timeframe for KinaCon. After weeks of hard waiting we have a weekend where all things seem to work out. KinaCon will take place on the dates of Aug 14th to the 17th in the LA area.
KinaCon is Longer! - We have decided to deviate a little from the normal KinaCon precedent. This year’s KinaCon will be 4 days longinstead of the usual 3. Yes, we are adding in an extra day of KinaCon gallivanting in favor of giving a bit more breathing room to events and avoid that ever so rushed feeling that seems to creep in. The new arrangement has KinaCon starting on a Wednesday and continuing to the traditional Saturday. If you have been to past KinaCons, the beach day and the banquet day are unaffected by this new arrangement. More time = more fun!
Registration Opening! - Registration for this year’s KinaCon will be opening on Monday June 3rd. Registration cost will be $60. That includes a stylized badge, a KinaCon Goodie Bag (KGB), a couple of sponsored lunches and entry to all of KinaCon’s activities from the Beach BBQ, an evening activity and of course the banquet finale! Please note that 100% of the registration fee goes back into making KinaCon what it is! Further registration details will be announced when we get closer to the date.
KinaCon 2013 T-shirts! - We are also pleased to announce that we will be offering the annual KinaCon T-shirt at the regular $10 price. This year’s logo is going through it’s final touches and will be revealed shortly. I believe we already have approval from MamaG herself! Please remember that t-shirt sales close a few weeks before registration closes. This is to ensure that we have the shirts ready for the beginning of KinaCon. Shirts will be available for purchase when we open registration.
We need your help! - Any artists out there? Want to have an audience for that song/work/creation you have been practicing? We will be bringing back the portion of the banquet where you can make a contribution! If there is anything that you would like to do during the banquet please let us know! Send us an email of what you are interested in sharing with us and we will put the scheduling together for you. Covers, originals, games or anything you can think of or want to share is welcome.
More Events! - Because we have added a day we are going to add some additional events. One of which is a trip to Griffith Observatory during sunset and another to downtown LA. We are still working on some of the logistics of these sites but it will be a great time. We are also adding a couple of seminars. Do you really know how to Street Team? We’ll offer a brief presentation on what and how to do it right while having fun! We are also considering an instructional session on playing music and possible other artsy endeavors. Stay Tuned!
Ok, it’s time to get back to work for us. Remember, if you have any questions, feel free to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet to @KinaCon2013, or send a message to our FaceBook page www.facebook.com/KinaCon/.
Wishing you the best and we’ll be talking to you soon!
Your KinaCon planning team,
Harold, Nick, Ronald, Kim, Toby and Glenn