V is for Villains to Perform at Anime-zing! 2013

December 14, 2012 by  
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Anime-zing! announces V is for Villains and Gnome Games

V is for VillainsDavenport, Iowa – December 12, 2012 – The Iowa anime convention Anime-zing! announced today that V is for Villains will be performing at the convention. Anime-zing! also announced that Wisconsin gaming company Gnome Games will sponsor the convention’s 2012 table top gaming room.

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take listeners on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…. V is for Villains will be appearing in Anime-zing!’s Saturday evening concert.

Gnome Games is a gaming store based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, regularly offering games and tournaments at their store location. They will be participating in Anime-zing! 2013 to run numerous table top gaming tournaments, with games including Magic, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Yu-Gi-Oh, and beyond.

Anime-zing! is a three-day Iowa anime convention held in May. The convention brings together just under 1,000 fans to participate in cosplay costume contests, various social events, a formal ball, discussion panels, a date auction, video gaming tournaments, and table top gaming tournaments. Anime-zing! gives fans of Japanese animation a safe, fun place to meet fellow fans and celebrate Japanese animation and culture.

Anime-zing! will be held May 3-5, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa. Registration is currently $27 per person for the weekend, which can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/register

More information about the convention can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/

Anime Midwest Announces Musical Guests for 2013

November 9, 2012 by  
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Chicago anime con announces 2013 musical lineup

V is for VillainsRosemont, Illinois – November 7, 2012 – This July three famous musical guests are slated to perform at Chicago’s anime convention, Anime Midwest. Carnival and Noir rockband V is for Villains, original Nerdy rapper YTCracker, and the next generation Nerd Superstar Doctor Awkward will all be performing at Anime Midwest from July 5-7, 2013.

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment, mixing the visual styles of Steampunk and Carnival and Noir with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score. V is for Villains takes fans on a journey through the imagination, ready to light the world on fire. Most groups often claim to be out for “world domination,” but V is for Villains just may actually mean it. Their website is at http://www.visforvillains.com/

YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster. His website is at http://www.ytcracker.com/

Dr. Awkward is a Nerdcore rapper with several hit songs and performances at Nerdapalooza and after parties at Comic Con, Florida’s Nerd Invasion, and Texas’ Comicpalooza. In 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project “Next Gen,” in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Nerdcore Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with hits like “Geekquilibrium” and “Imposter.” Dr. Awkward release his latest album, “Unlimited” in April 2010, which features an amazing fusion of Nerdcore, Hip Hop, and R&B. His website is http://drawkward.com/

All three, in addition to previously announced guests The Pillowcases and other to be announced groups, will be performing during the convention on Friday or Saturday.

Anime Midwest features three days overflowing with events, panels, autograph sessions, cosplay events, concerts, dances, balls, and beyond, even including a ConSweet filled with unlimited free Ramen, Rice, and Soda. Over 3,000+ people are expected to gather at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for this anime convention in Chicago from July 5-7, 2013. Registration is currently open online for only $30.

More information can be found at Anime Midwest’s official website, http://animemidwest.com/