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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 10 Years In The Making: TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~ Is Comin' & It's FREE!!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Details on how TAKII's celebrating its 10th anniversary all throughout 2016, new stops coming up on the TAKII World Tour, & MUCH MORE!!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=504


May 1st, 2016 -- Some said it couldn't be done. Others claimed that we "bit off more than we could chew". Well, folks, we're beating the odds again with yet another season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival", The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational! Coming at you on May 14th & 15th, 2016 from Philly, PA's The Rotunda (THE ENTIRE BUILDING), TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~ IS FREE TO ATTEND & is the ultimate gift to its fans by way of an intimate retrospective of the best (& worst) moments & memories of seasons-gone-by & a special insider's peek at what's in store for this incomparable phenom in the weeks, months, & years ahead. Featuring epic mash-ups of some classic TAKII festivities, a fresh slate of debuting guests & performers, & some TAKII World Tour insanity, TAKII 21 promises to be THE season NO ONE is going to want to miss!


HISTORIC ARCHIVES (http://takii.pdnmz.com/historic-archives)
Since 2016 marks TAKII's 10th year of existence, we're taking this time to not only revamp our classic "Historic Archives", but to also pay tribute to each & every season/stop on our World Tour EVER PRODUCED! The TAKII Family will also be given multiple chances to win some awesome swag as a reward for showing off their old school TAKII knowledge (something that will commence at TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~).

REGISTRATION (http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration)
THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS -- TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~ is going all-in for its fans & will be offering FREE ENTRY for everyone! No matter if you only attend on Day 1, Day 2, or both, you will be gifted a FREE #1 CONTENDER'S PASS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html#contender_passes) & access to all of our premium festivities by default! Think of this as our way to say "thank you" for all of the support the TAKII Family has given us in over 10 years of existence (^_^). ....& since your Contender's Passes are FREE, that's all the more money you can spend on pre-regging for 1 of our Vendor Table Slots (http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html#vendor_table_slots)! If you've got $25.00 to spare & some swag/talents to show off, please consider purchasing a Table Slot (before our pre-reg deadline of May 13th, 2016) straight from our "Registration" section: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html#deadlines_specials.

FESTIVITIES (http://takii.pdnmz.com/festivities)
With over 20+ different festivities to enjoy this season, TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~ exemplifies what it means to be an all-inclusive festival for people from all walks of life. This season's "Gaming Free Play" boasts a record 40+ games to be potentially played (not counting our treasure trove of retro games), while our "Cinemazement Lounge" offerings bring unto the TAKII fan dozens of screenings of titles from our TAKII Video Archive (including a montage of moments from TAKII ~Ichiban~ all the way to TAKII 20 ~Ichiban: Part 2~)!!

GUESTS & PERFORMERS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/guests-performers)
Featuring Philly's 1st mobile maid café (The Mint Maid Café), our 1st-ever Nerdlesque troupe (Pleasant Nightmare Burlesque), & 2 "Charity Beneficiaries" ("DATTE" Awards Recipients & The Foundation) TAKII 21's "Guests & Performers" are guaranteed to tear the house down during our "Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert" & touch your hearts all throughout this very special weekend.

LOCALE & DIRECTIONS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/locale-directions)
Thanks to the permits that are allowing us to take over our venue's ENTIRE BUILDING, The Rotunda welcomes The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational for yet another season of hilarity as can only be experienced by attending TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~. Gina Renzi (Director of The Rotunda) has played a huge role in helping us establish & maintain an effective presence in the Greater Philadelphia region (& beyond) & no words can express how much TAKII & its fans appreciate her unconditional support.

RULES & REGULATIONS (http://takii.pdnmz.com/rules-regulations)
We're expecting to reach capacity this season, so we recommend everyone reading up on what our legal FYIs are. ^_^

INTERACTION (http://takii.pdnmz.com/interaction)
Let not your heart be troubled by TAKII withdrawl before, during, or after TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~, minna-san. The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational provides a plethora of avenues of "Interaction" for anyone to choose from. Whether that be we find you at a hot-spot on the TAKII World Tour, or you become members of our Team TAKII Coalition, or you simply just help us pimp the good name of TAKII worldwide with our wallpapers & avatars, you'll always be able to find something to keep yourselves busy. Speaking of our World Tour, we'll be previewing the following stops LIVE at TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~: TAKII @ Liberty City Anime Con 2016 (we're taking over Times Square this summer, y'all!), Season 2 of Philly's Next Top Cosplayer (who will follow in the royal footsteps of our reigning champ, Koralene Cosplay?), SeraMyu Selects (our 1st-ever stage production of a Bishoujo Senshi SailorMoon musical!), & KPOP-alypse-KON 2016 (the return of Philly's 1st-ever Korean pop culture convention!).


It's hard to think that in 10 years, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational has come all this way, thanks to all of you who have supported us through the years. While we might be looking ahead to the awesomeness that awaits us all at TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~, we can't help but to think of all the memories we all have made together that have no only changed minds, but hearts of people within & beyond the scope of Asian culture fandom. When you have kids running up to you, thanking & hugging you for giving them the courage to overcome their insecurities & display their talents for the TAKII world to see, it can put a knot in your throat & a tear of joy in your eye. From all of us Team TAKII Staffers to all of you TAKII fanatics, we say "kanpai (cheers)" -- onward & upward to many more years of fusion festival wonderment, starting with TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~ (which is FREE TO ATTEND) on May 14th & 15th, 2016!!!!


Team TAKII "Interaction" Coalition ~Paparazzi Press Room~
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: Interaction ~Paparazzi Press Room~ -- http://takii.pdnmz.com/interaction/paparazzi-press-room
TAKII Forum -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4
press@takii.pdnmz.com


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 21 ~ANNIVERSARY~
Boldly going where no convention has gone before, 10 years strong. "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 21 ~Anniversary~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda (THE ENTIRE BUILDING) on May 14th & 15th, 2016 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST 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 Team TAKII Coalition sponsors, 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 21 ~Anniversary~, "Make-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!