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TONS OF SPECIAL GUESTS!

This is going to be a big post, so I will mention all the guests in one sentence for you! INGRESS, ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT, NEXUS GAMING ALLIANCE, OMEGA AV, ARTIX VON KRIEGER, DJ NEOFAUST, DJ SHCRUFFY and DJ J. GUEVARA!

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**INGRESS**

Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global
game of mystery, intrigue, and competition. The World is the Game – move through the real world using your Android or IOS device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.
We will have a special representative from Ingress as well as some of the top players making an appearance at ShadoCon this year. They will also be hosting a special panel with gifts and setting up portals at this years ShadoCon!

**ARTIX ENTERTAINMENT**

Artix Entertainment is a local online game company that has been creating Flash RPGs since 2002. With the help of our gaming community, we build awesome games that play right in your browser! We brought you massively multi-player games like AdventureQuest Worlds, Oversoul and EpicDuel as well as single-player AdventureQuest, DragonFable and MechQuest. We are also responsible for introducing BattleGems to mobile devices near you. We are currently working on new mobile games and a few secret projects. Our friendly team is committed to making our worlds full of danger and adventure while still being suitable for players of all ages. Come by and check out our shop where you can find rare loot for the real world at Heromart.com. Battle On!!!

**NEXUS GAMING ALLIANCE**

These are the guys who will be fueling your video game urges for the weekend! Our tournament schedule should be online shortly!
Initially launched into the gaming scene in 2010, Nexus Gaming Alliance (NGA) evolved themselves into a national gaming phenomenon in 2012. They attend more than 30 shows a year, and debuted a whole new focus in 2013, which is when they incorporated into a non-profit organization. The focus of the non-profit is to bring education through video gaming and social events around the country. Since then, Nexus Gaming Alliance (NGA) has put together more than 20 hours of programming and continues to create exciting content. In 2014 the group continued to tour nationwide, acquiring fans from all across the globe, while starting reviews of games, movies and restaurants.

**OMEGA AV**

Omega AV is a Central Florida-based production company specializing in event lighting & sound, as well as mobile DJ solutions (wedding receptions, company parties, school dances, etc.). New to the market but backed by professionals with over 30 years combined experience, they intend to blow the roof off of ShadoCon’s shows and raves.

**ARTIX VON KRIEGER**

World’s friendliest & craziest video game creator, Adam Bohn is the often silly and crazy CEO/Paladin of Artix Entertainment, LLC. Better known by his character name, “Artix,” he is also the creator of the popular Adventure Quest Worlds, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, BattleGems and many other Artix Entertainment Video Games. Adam is currently working on many new and exciting projects that he can’t wait to unleash onto the world. He lives by the motto “There are only two types of people in the world. Strive to be the third.” BATTLE ON!!!

**DJ NEOFAUST**

By day he works in the INFOSEC field, by night he’s a mild mannered musically minded mad scientist bent on fusing the sounds of video game nostalgia back into the modern psyche! He has always had a history of performing and producing music – his DJ specialties lie in spinning everything from Industrial/EBM to Trance and all in between! Not only is DJ Neofaust a hard-hitting and talented performer, he will be working with OMEGA AV in being responsible for the loud noises, shiny lights, and epic effects in the main events room all weekend!

**DJ SHCRUFFY and DJ J. GUEVARA**

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With a mix of EDM, old school hip hop, bass-heavy tracks, and more, these two DJs will create a party atmosphere that will leave you begging for more. Shcruffy got involved in music at a young age, playing in many local bands of all styles. His long-time love of bass quickly drew him to EDM, where he quickly established a catalog of subtle, bass-heavy tracks with the chilled vibe of an upscale lounge, meshed with the electronic aesthetics of modern dance-floors. J. Guevara started as a producer by trade but worked his way into the DJ world over the past couple of years. By taking the approach of changing the speed of golden age hip hop tracks, and mixing them with modern electronic dance music, J. Guevara makes the best of both worlds collide and compound in a chemical reaction of sound. Shcruffy and J. Guevara have been DJing together across the Bay Area for over two years.

Contests Now Open!

The ShadoCon Contest are now live!

Click on the following links to learn how to register for these contests.

Note: There is no pre-registration for the Cosplay Showcase. You must register for it at the convention. Details found on the page below.

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Music Video Contest

Every year the best editors around come together to show off their best fan-based music videos.  This year we’re adding a category!  Not only are we allowing AMVs, MMVs and VGMVs….we’re also allowing CMVs.  So cosplayers, grab your camera! Anime watchers gear up that crunchyroll! Gamers boot up that console! Manga Readers grab your keys and head to the bookstore! It’s time for the SHADOCON MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST!


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Talent Search

Ladies and Gentlemen!  The event you’ve all been waiting for it just around the corner.  The event that highlights performers of all kinds: The Shadocon Talent Search!  We’re looking for acts to impress and amaze!  But before you enter, we ask you take a look at this year’s rules!  We look forward to seeing your entries!

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Cosplay Showcase

Ready for another great competition this year?  Returning with a $300 Best In Show cash prize: The Shadocon Costume Contest. With a special line up of judges, be ready to bring out your best and impress!

Volunteers and Press Submissions: Now Open

Hello ShadoCon!

Are you interested in volunteering for ShadoCon or acquiring a Press Pass for the event?

Well, submissions are now open! Click on the links below to learn how you can get more involved with ShadoCon this year!

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Trina Nishimura & AHA

We are very excited to announce that Trina Nishimura, the voice behind Mikasa, will be at ShadoCon this year! As well as a grand return from the After Hour Affairs!

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Brandishing her voice just as Mikasa wields her blade; Trina Nishimura has sliced her way through the Anime world over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment.

From meager beginnings as the little hungry girl Namiko in Desert Punk, to her much anticipated and lauded appearance as Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan; Nishimura’s agile voice has brought her critical acclaim, and unprecedented fan support.

Fans will recall Trina’s many dutiful portrayals in such works as Claymore (Flora and Sophia), , Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), , School Rumble and Yurippe School Rumble: 2nd Semester (Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), and the ever popular Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki), to name a few.

More recent work includes Luna in Cashern Sins, Mizune in Soul Eater, Francesca Lucchini in Strike Witches, Lan Fan in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sohara in Heaven’s Lost Property, Aiko Kudo in Baka and Test, Mari Makinami Illustrious in Evangelion 2.22 & 3.33, Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate, Mamitas in Space Dandy.

Trina is that rare breed of performer who not only embodies her characters, but also embraces her fans…taking time to make appearances across the US and Canada.

Though her voice and talents have taken her, and her characters to every corner of the globe….her heart will always belong to Texas, and Taco Villa.

Website: Click Here!

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(A Message from the After Hour Affairs)

Do you think you can handle a world of guilty pleasures and unimaginable fantasies? We challenge you to join us for some After Hours Affairs. We look forward in catering to your every desire by bringing you some of the most provocative skits, dances and a story line so steamy we can’t allow it to leave our room.

Welcome to After Hour Affairs. So be prepared to whip out your… ID’s, as we have no choice but to card at the door. Join us as we explore the art that is the human body using some of today’s hottest videogame and anime characters to seduce your senses and take you on a ride you won’t ever forget. But you should arrive in a timely fashion as once our doors close and the seats are filled they remain that way for the duration of our time together.

Website: Click Here!

Charles Martinet!

We are very excited to announce that Charles Martinet, the voice behind Mario, will be at ShadoCon this year!

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Martinet’s video game voice over debut was as Mario in the 1995 Windows release of Interplay’s game Mario’s FUNdamentals. However, most were first exposed to Mario’s voice in the landmark 1996 game Super Mario 64. He has voiced Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Metal Mario, Shadow Mario, Donkey Kong, MC Ballyhoo, Mini-Mario Toy, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Baby Wario in most games wherein these characters speak. He also voiced the enemies Wart, Mouser, Tryclyde, and Clawgrip in Super Mario Advance. His voice work appears in the English and Japanese-language versions of the games, although his work is always in English (regardless of the Italian references whenever he voices Mario and related characters).

Martinet provided voiceover acting for the boxers and the announcer in the Super NES title Super Punch-Out!!. He voiced the character Vigoro in Sega’s Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube role-playing video game, Skies of Arcadia. He did the voice of Homunculus in the Konami PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows game Shadow of Destiny, and provided voices for Reader Rabbit and The ClueFinders games.

In addition to videogame voice overs, Martinet has worked as a voice actor in commercials, cartoons, and promotions. At the E3 trade show in 2005, Charles (as an Animal Crossing character) could be found roaming the virtual village featured in the playable demo of Animal Crossing: Wild World. Martinet did Mario’s voice as the voice announcer for Pac-Man Vs. on the Nintendo GameCube.

Other than the Mario series, Charles has also done work for the video game Cel Damage as the voice of Fowl Mouth, as well as the primary voice work in several educational game series such as LeapFrog. He also voiced the dragon Paarthurnax in the 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and narrated the cutscenes and menus for the 2013 video game Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.

Website: http://www.charlesmartinet.com/

ShadoCon: League Of Legends Viewing Party!

Attention everyone who enjoys League of Legends!

ShadoCon wants to officially invite you to a special series of weekly events for the League of Legends LCS NA Summer Split! We will be gathering for prizes, quizzes, and fun giveaways for the next several Saturdays. Come watch these professional teams make their way towards glory!

There will also be a fun costume contest at this event, so come in your best anime, video game, comic book, or other type of costume! League of Legends cosplays get extra points!

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Next week we will be announcing the details for our ShadoCon League of Legends tournament, so get your teams together now. There will be amazing prizes at ShadoCon for our top winners. More information to come!

Location:
Oblivion Games
4350 West Waters Ave #206
Tampa, FL 33614
United States

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 2:00 pm

See you there!

Shado App!

ShadoCon now has its own APP!

Keep up to date with all the latest ShadoCon news and more, simply by downloading one of the “EXMO” links posted below.

Then from EXMO, search for “ShadoCon 2014″ and get ready to have your mind blown by all the amazing features and surprises in this wonderful app.

What does this app do, you ask?

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From the EXMO app, you can view the convention layout, as well as a detailed schedule of all ShadoCon events. You can start a discussion with other app users, create your own agenda, check out polls, and create social events throughout the con and even before the con. Any information you might want will be on the app – guests, rooms, schedules – you name it, it’s there.

We will be able to keep you all posted throughout the weekend with notifications, so if there are any schedule or room changes you will be the first to know!

Download the app below to begin your adventure:

Available on the App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/exmo/id650684751

Android App on Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.EXMOInc.EXMO

Exhibitors Are Now Online!

Greetings, ShadoCon friends and family! Exhibitor booths have gone LIVE on the ShadoCon Eventbrite page! That’s right, vendor booths and artists booth are now for sale. If you’re interested in becoming an exhibitor at ShadoCon, hurry to the Eventbrite page now to reserve your booth before they are all gone.

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Dealers Domain
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Artist Block
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Convention Layout Released!

Below you will see our new convention layout for ShadoCon. We’ve added a few more rooms and areas that you might want to take note of. We’ve added a Maid Cafe and a Workshop room this year. On top of that we will be hosting outdoor activities which include festival games, dodge ball, and even a water balloon war! We are excited to release all these new events this year and more will come all in due time.

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heck out our [Program Guide] page to stay up to date with all the Shado Events! Also, if you sign up for the ShadoCon Newsletter, you will receive all the ShadoCon updates straight to your email of choice. To sign up simply enter you email in the right-hand column under the Newsletter section. Thanks!

Doug Walker!

We are very excited to announce that Doug Walker will be returning to ShadoCon this upcoming year!

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Doug Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, who reviews bad movies and TV shows from childhood. He also plays the roles of That Guy With The Glasses, who answers the weirdest questions fans can come up with, Chester A. Bum, the hyper active bum who loves every movie ever made, and Dominic, a bar tender who has talked with some of the video game world’s biggest stars. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. Often his convention appearances end up turning into comedic videos featured on his site, so don’t miss your chance to possibly be featured in one.
Website: Thatguywiththeglasses.com



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