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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- The Time Has Come: TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ Lands In Philly This Holiday Weekend!!!!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Promoting the details of our Hardcore Handbook scheduling guide, last minute festival reminders, & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=287


December 24th, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- What better way to cap off a wonderful Christmas holiday & kick-start your New Year celebrations than by attending the 16th season of The Asian Karaoke Idol invitational (subtitled "Cho-ho-ho-cobo") this December 28th & 29th, 2013 from Philly, PA's own The Rotunda?! Before you arrive, however, we want to make sure you have downloaded your copy of our Hardcore Handbook schedule guide. The Hardcore Handbook (contained in everyone's Hardcore Handbag) is your key to celebratory awesomeness for TAKII! It's just like any other programming book you would find at other like-minded functions/conventions, but it's value is unmatched in the realm of Asian-themed fandom. Featuring guest & performer bios, event schedules, autograph panels, & other TAKII-exclusive sexiness, it's the perfect compliment to everyone's fusion festival experience. Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy of the Hardcore Handbook prior to their arrival, as Collectors Editions (for pre-reggers) & standard style versions of this guide would be available at-the-door in limited quantities. You can download your copy of our Hardcore Handbook here: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.htm ... e_handbook

We are well on our way to making our attendance goal of no less than 200-300+ paying attendees show up for TAKII 16 this season....& let me tell you why it's so utterly important. Guests, performers, concessions, prizes, screenings, equipment, & our charitable donations all cost money. And to consider this season a financial success, we need to be able to fundraise $4,000.00 by the end of TAKII 16 weekend. With that money, we can do more for our surrounding communities, do more scholastic outreach, & realize our DREAM of taking over the entire The Rotunda building & expand into other venues, as well. We can do it, BUT NOT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.

A few seasons ago, you came through for us when it was all on the line....& now we're going for it all. We're done with playing 2nd fiddle, or settling for 2nd best in anything. That is not how we roll....that is not how this TAKII FAMILY rolls. We are at the cusp of exponential growth & by shattering this financial glass ceiling, we can't begin to tell you the opportunities that would open up for ALL OF US! We're in this for everyone who has wanted to do karaoke on a stage & get over their fears of performance....for those who are looking for friendship & find that they had a family in the TAKII Family this entire time, right in their hometown. We're doing this for any otaku who has dared to dream of supporting a cause greater than their own self-interest.

We are ALL in it to win it! We are not going home....we are GOING HARD! This is the season to shatter all records we have previously set in our relatively young lifespan. Without us meeting our 200+ attendee or $4,000.00 goal, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational will die. DON'T LET TAKII BECOME HISTORY....help us to MAKE HISTORY. TAKII 16 features the area's 1st Japanese-themed maid café, a touring J-Rock band, stand-up comedy, elegant panels, expanded retro programming, & so much more that everyone has worked very hard to put together that we can't wait to share with the world once again. And with your continued support, we are confident that we can make our shared dreams come true for many more seasons to come. On behalf of Team TAKII, we can't wait to see everyone's smiling faces yet again to cap off an AMAZING year & to ring in a new one filled with more hope & promise than EVER before. See you at TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ this weekend, minna-san!!


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 16 ~CHO-HO-HO-COBO~
Yesterday....all of our troubles seemed so far away. And now it looks as though they're here to stay by way of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season. Coming to the world from Philadelphia, PA's own The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013, TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, the retro-fitted celebration where gettin' down with your BAD self never felt so GOOD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Comedy To The Extreme: +2Comedy & Manly Battleships Make Their Fusion Festival Debuts @ TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Unveiling TAKII 16's 2 newest "Brand-New Debuts", info on this season's final pre-reg deadline for #1 Contender's Passes & Vendor Table Slots, & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=280


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 16 ~CHO-HO-HO-COBO~
Yesterday....all of our troubles seemed so far away. And now it looks as though they're here to stay by way of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season. Coming to the world from Philadelphia, PA's own The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, the retro-fitted celebration where gettin' down with your BAD self never felt so GOOD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Fusion Festival Philly Firsts: The Asterplace & Moe Maid Café Debut In Philly @ TAKII 16!!!!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Celebrating the Philadelphia, PA debuts of The Asterplace (J-Rock band from Japan) & "Moe Maid Café" (an authentic Japanese maid café), next pre-reg deadlines, & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=277


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 16 ~CHO-HO-HO-COBO~
Yesterday....all of our troubles seemed so far away. And now it looks as though they're here to stay by way of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season. Coming to the world from Philadelphia, PA's own The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, the retro-fitted celebration where gettin' down with your BAD self never felt so GOOD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- La Vie En Retro: TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ Turns Back The Asian Culture Fandom Clock On December 28th & 29th, 2013!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Premier announcement for the coming of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season, "Historic Archives", & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=243


June 23rd, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Once TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ came to pass, Team TAKII was overjoyed with the embrace & love shown for this season's unique theme! From crossplayers to drag sisters (D-chan & Volkie) & a J-Rock air band (HadoukenChicken!), it was described as 1 of our most vibrant & colorful seasons EVER produced -- & that's saying something when you are dealing with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival"! Surprise performances by TAKII Returning Legends Dokuel & [Ai] only added to the mystique & awe of yaoi screenings, hardcore "Last Otaku Standing" bouts, dozens of Asian game show stunts, a higher quality tier of competition in "Cosplay Battle Royale" than ever before, & SO MUCH MORE! It was thanks to this that The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational was happy that it dubbed 2013 "The Year Of The TAKII Family" (a way of TAKII giving back to its Family & fans in an unparalleled way no other festival or con has ever dared to do). Before TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ even concluded, we had the attendees pick the title & theme of our next season ON THE SPOT! And while the journey that was TAKII 15 has now concluded, a new story begins as we began immediately to prepare for our next season, a fan-produced festival dedicated to retro gaming & anime titled TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, debuting at Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013!!

TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! And the best way that you can make sure you become a part of history in the making is with the purchase of our highly-coveted #1 Contender's Pass & the reservation of our Vendor Table Slots.

Your purchase of a Contender's Pass includes the following perks: a spiffy badge featuring this season's theme, UNLIMITED ACCESS DURING THE ENTIRE WEEKEND to most of our festivities, DISCOUNTS to some of our Team TAKII affiliates & sponsors, FREE pre-reg giveaways, & PLENTY MORE! Since the #1 Contender's Pass was instituted at TAKII 3 ~Video Game Ecstacy~, TAKII fans have praised "the most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" for creating this maverick innovation, often imitated, but never duplicated by similarly-themed events. Done away are the days of having to pay for each gaming tourney separately (unless otherwise specified), or needing to beg your mom for that extra moolah to perform in the "TAKII Show" -- just flash your #1 Contender's Pass when you sign up for a competition & you're ready, steady, (to) go! From now until August 22nd, 2013, you may purchase #1 Contender's Passes for only $8.00 per Pass (a nearly 50% discount compared to our at-door rate) by visiting http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration! DON'T WAIT TOO LONG, however, as #1 Contender's Passes will be in limited supply & once they are gone, they are GONNNNE -.-*.

Now for those of you who enjoy selling your own swag, or displaying your own skilled works of art, then reserve Vendor Table Slots (enabling you to be featured in our "Dealer's Dominion", or "Community Centrale") for TAKII 16! Due in large part to the popularity of wanting a table, slots are limited & available only on a 1st come-1st served basis. Quoting 1 of our most faithful vendors, Anime Sunrise, "TAKII was the 1st Asian-themed festival/convention that I purchased a Vendor Table Slot for & it was the best decision I could have made! Vendors are made to be just as integral a part of the action as the attendees & trust me, we just can't get enough of this extreme experience! DOMO!!" Until August 22nd, 2013, you can purchase Vendor Table Slots for only $60.00 per Table Slot (a nearly 33% discount compared to our final pre-reg rate) by visiting http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration! Just as is the case with our #1 Contender's Passes, once Vendor Table Slots are gone, they are GONNNNE -.-*.

For those who need to keep themselves busy after purchasing their Passes & Vendor Table Slots for TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, "the year of the TAKII Family" vows to keep the energy & passion alive with our "Historic Archives". Given that there are 2 seasons of TAKII every year, multiply that by how many people attend every season, plus the TAKII World Tour, & you will get a wealth of memories & experiences that can only ever be properly presented in the official "Historic Archives" section of the TAKII website! So....just how does this all work, ne? Upon the completion of a season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, Team TAKII Coordinators & invited guests celebrate their shared successes at the semi-annual "Domo Arigatou Party" & get right to work on properly chronicling the recently-concluded fusion festival season. Throw in some vital stats, multimedia archives, guest/performer & fan commentary, & that timelessly-treasured TAKII "charm" & you get to relive everything that was the incarnation of a TAKII season! We've recently re-vamped our "Archives" with new YouTube & Flickr galleries & are always looking for seasonal anecdotes from our fans worldwide. For more on how you can take you own personalized trip down TAKII memory lane, visit our "Historic Archives": http://takii.pdnmz.com/historic-archives.

With the TAKII Family leading the way, TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is going to be, hands-down, our most ambitious season EVER! From our humble days at the William Way Community Center to dozens of stops on the TAKII World Tour & now where we sit at The Rotunda, we're FINALLY ready to raise that bar of epic excellence. By establishing relationships with individuals, communities, & organizations of all shapes & sizes, we've built the foundation that serves as the platform to spread our "message of truth & love -- & extend our reach to the stars above" in Asian culture fandom. The time has come for for The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational to finally break that festival/con "glass ceiling" & make our destiny come true! We've got a lot of work to do between now & December 28th & 29th, 2013 & not a precious Santa-blessed second to spare. Let's-a-GOOO!!!!


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 16 ~CHO-HO-HO-COBO~
Yesterday....all of our troubles seemed so far away. And now it looks as though they're here to stay by way of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's landmark 16th season. Coming to the world from Philadelphia, PA's own The Rotunda on December 28th & 29th, 2013 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~ is the very 1st season of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" built COMPLETELY from the ground-up by the power & influence that is the TAKII Family! From selecting our season title & theme to each & every festivity, we proudly go where no festival or con of our kind has gone before in paying homage to retro (pre-2000s) Asian music, anime, & gaming powerhouses, from Kiroro to Cutie Honey to Final Fantasy & everything else in-between. With an abundance of unprecedented charity outreach projects, special guests & performers, & TAKII indulgence unlike anything ever experienced before, it's truly going to be holiday cheer for yesteryear to the extreme! TAKII 16 ~Cho-ho-ho-cobo~, the retro-fitted celebration where gettin' down with your BAD self never felt so GOOD!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- The Time Has Finally Come: TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ Makes Its Debut At Philly's The Rotunda In Groundbreaking Fashion!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Details behind the revival of our video game-flavored festivities, the release of our seasonal Hardcore Handbook, & a final TAKII 15 blessing!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=200


May 16th, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- The time has come...for the world....to experience Asian culture fandom in all of its fiercest forms as we salute our favorite Asian-themed female idols in our momentous 15th season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational! BUUUUT before we get to all of that, we want to share with you all the final remaining tidbits of what is going to be THE festival/convention of your lives this year. For those who remember video gaming as a founding cornerstone of our weekend-long + bi-annual celebration, we're OVERJOYED to announce it's roaring comeback! And of course, no season of TAKII would be complete without our infamous Hardcore Handbook: the key to your journey through TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~! It's "all T, no shade" time, darlings, so let's get right into it ^_^.

With the advent of The Asian Karoake Invitational's 15th season, we are rocking out with some new additions to our Gaming Festivities. And thanks to J1 Studios & The Videogame/Anime Club of Havertown, PA, the video gaming portion of our Gaming Festivities will be even more robust than ever before! In addition to our usual selection of popular title from across all genres & platforms, The Videogame Club is providing some of the most popular console titles to date, including Halo & Rock Band 3. The Nintendo Wii will make a return at TAKII 15, offering popular titles from the Mario saga & Super Smash Brothers Brawl (to name a select few). And as a surprise, The Videogame Club is bringing out a RETRO console from the bygone days of gaming that has NEVER seen the light of day at "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival! Which one you say? Well you'll just have to come to TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ to find out (^_^). Our partnership with J1 Studios & The Videogame Club is sure to bring our Gaming Festivities to that epic "next level" that our TAKII family has demanded....& now we are able to deliver!

As is typical with every iteration of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival", the Hardcore Handbook (contained in everyone's Hardcore Handbag) is your key to celebratory awesomeness for TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~! It's just like any other programming book you would find at other like-minded functions/conventions, but it's value is unmatched in the realm of Asian-themed fandom. Featuring guest & performer bios, event schedules, autograph panels, & other TAKII-exclusive sexiness, it's the perfect compliment to everyone's fusion festival experience. Everyone is encouraged to print out a copy of the Hardcore Handbook prior to their arrival (available here: http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration.html#hardcore_handbook), as Collectors Editions (for pre-reggers) & standard style versions of this guide would be available at-the-door in limited quantities.

TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ has been such a unique & exciting journey for all those responsible for lining up a fabulous slate of entertainment that is rarely ever seen unless TAKII's in town. Whether your passion lies in making your competition "eat it & gag" during the TAKII 15 Show, or "not just getting cute, but drop dead gorgeous" during Cosplay Battle Royale, or squashing your frienemies in 1 of our multitude of TAKII family choice Gaming Tourneys, TAKII glory is yours for the taking! Whether you have been fans of ours since the very beginning or this season just marking the beginning of your Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational adventures, we guaranDAMNtee the most epic time of your lives! Team TAKII can find no other better way to sum up how we feel than by using our widely-circulated tagline: "Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are the 4 most precious qualities one can embody in their own personal pursuits of TAKII-fied infamy. Are you ready to be served up Asian fusion festival realness in all of its fiercest forms in our quest to celebrate the most dynamic femme fatales in Asian culture fandom HERstory? If so, "shantay you stay"! TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ will be taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on May 25th & 26th, 2013 (with hours of operation slated to be 9:00am - 11:00pm on both days). Our inner-lights collectively shine bright & our souls burn with a passion for Asian culture fandom that is simply 2nd to none. No matter what shade you are on the outside, we promise to bring out your inner-glamazASIAN for the world to see!"


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 15 ~GLAMAZASIANS~
Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are the 4 most precious qualities one can embody in their own personal pursuits of TAKII-fied infamy. Are you ready to be served up Asian fusion festival realness in all of its fiercest forms in our quest to celebrate the most dynamic femme fatales in Asian culture fandom HERstory? If so, "shantay you stay"! TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ will be taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on May 25th & 26th, 2013 (with hours of operation slated to be 9:00am - 11:00pm on both days). Our inner-lights collectively shine bright & our souls burn with a passion for Asian culture fandom that is simply 2nd to none. No matter what shade you are on the outside, we promise to bring out your inner-glamazASIAN for the world to see!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Better Than Baked Or Fried: J-Music Tribute Group HadoukenChicken! Makes Its Worldwide Debut At TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: The inside scoop on TAKII's seasonal Brand-New Debut guest performers....as told by the members themselves!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=199


May 10th, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- (The info contained herein is at the request of our season Brand-New Debut; this message will self-destruct in 16 seconds LOL.)

The legend of HadoukenChicken! is a story that is known by few & told by even fewer. In the underbelly of a local dining hall, an assassin was contracted to eliminate his target: a savage wolf that terrorized a local eatery. Armed with nothing more than a handful of chocobo nuggets, the assassin waged war against his rival, only to be stopped by a hollow & a red haired echidna. The duo proposed an offer of epic proportions to the 2 rivals: drop their fruitless skirmish & join them in the epic quest to scour the world with them for treasure & monster hunting. The 2 agreed & with the addition of a cat-human, a camera-wielding gladiator, & a sensei of the industrial arts, the posse was blessed with the name given to them by the gods of music: HadoukenChicken!!

Premiering at TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ as their official seasonal Brand-New Debut, HadoukenChicken! has made it their life's goal to spread their message the only way they know how: playing loud & rocking out! Using air instruments gifted to them by the gods, they bring the energy of Japanese Rock music & the randomness that only the most hardcore otaku can withstand. Expect the unexpected! Be prepared to lose control!! Bring a lunch because you probably will get hungry!!! The wheels of fate are turning once HadoukenChicken! storms the stage!!!!!

(For more info on HadoukenChicken!, please visit their official TAKII bio page: http://takii.pdnmz.com/guests-performers/brand-new-debuts.html#hadoukenchicken. As for everyone else you can expect to meet & greet this season, please check out our "Guests & Performers" section today: http://takii.pdnmz.com/guests-performers. Be ready to J-Rock the TAKII house DOWWWWN, minna-san!!!!)


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 15 ~GLAMAZASIANS~
Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are the 4 most precious qualities one can embody in their own personal pursuits of TAKII-fied infamy. Are you ready to be served up Asian fusion festival realness in all of its fiercest forms in our quest to celebrate the most dynamic femme fatales in Asian culture fandom HERstory? If so, "shantay you stay"! TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ will be taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on May 25th & 26th, 2013 (with hours of operation slated to be 9:00am - 11:00pm on both days). Our inner-lights collectively shine bright & our souls burn with a passion for Asian culture fandom that is simply 2nd to none. No matter what shade you are on the outside, we promise to bring out your inner-glamazASIAN for the world to see!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- SHOCK & AWE: TAKII 15 REVEALS NEWEST UPDATES & DUBS 2013 "THE YEAR OF THE TAKII FAMILY"!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Final pre-reg deadline for #1 Contender's Passes & Vendor Table Slots, info on TAKII 15's "Brand New Debut", & the introduction to 2013 becoming "The Year Of The TAKII Family"!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=191

May 5th, 2013 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Spring is in full swing. Students of all ages are planning their vacations before their semesters have even ended. And we here at The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational are running on all extreme cylinders of awesomeness as we put the finishing touches on our landmark 15th, season, TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~! If you have yet to pre-reg for either a #1 Contender's Pass or a Vendor Table Slot, we'll give you the scoop on our final pre-reg deadline this season (ending May 11th, 2013). Since the end of TAKII 14, the Greater Philadelphia & Internet communities have been abuzz about a rogue group of J-Rockers who have BIG PLANS for TAKII 15 this month....& we're finally read to pull back the curtain on what you may be able to expect from them (^_^). And finally, we will be unveiling to the world what the Team TAKII Coalition has affectionately dubbed "The Year Of The TAKII Family" & how that will FOREVER change the landscape of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" & our fandom as we know it!

We thank our fans all over the Greater Philadelphia area & well-beyond for their more-than-anticipated response to pre-regging for both our #1 Contender's Passes & Vendor Table Slots! It is this kind of support that allows for us to grow & expand the influence & impact of our fusion festival for many seasons to come. Because of that, however, we are running low on available Passes & Table Slots (a 1st in TAKII history)! If you have been sitting on the fence about getting an entrance-necessary Pass (good for both days of TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~), or are nervous about selling your homemade swag with a Table Slot, make that great leap forward!! Until May 11th, 2013, you can attend TAKII 15 at fierce discounts rates of $13.00 for #1 Contender's Passes & $90.00 for Vendor Table Slots. After that date, only #1 Contender's Passes will be made available (in limited quantities) at-the-door for TAKII 15 weekend (for $15.00 per Pass), while Vendor Table Slots will have been sold out by then. ....oh, & at TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~, we will be unveiling a brand-spanking NEW approach to pre-regging, so watch out for that, as well!

As any follower of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is aware, there are just some moments in time that will burn forever in our hearts & minds. There may even be some of those moments that cause us to have reoccurring nightmares (DON'T even say this doesn't apply to you....the SHADE of it all ^_^). But very few times will things fly under our radar, only then to surprise us in a future season & cause us all to wonder "OMG....WHYYYY!? LOL". One group of rogue J-Rockers are out to change that & turn TAKII upside-down, rightside-up, & rock us to our very extreme cores. Having started out as diehard TAKII fanatics, they have been attending our fusion festival for the last several years. We originally thought this was only to enjoy themselves with fellow TAKII family members & just go crazy for a weekend....but no, were we wrong. Each seasonal attendance was in reality a series of reconnaissance missions geared to extract info on how this wacked-out celebration happens, leaving no stone unturned. Fast-forward TAKII 14 where this band of....SOMETHING....were embroiled in a culinary battle (don't ask) at a local eatery & it dawned upon them: TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ would be the season of our fusion festival where they would FINALLY be making their formal debut!! Since then, people all over the immediate area & beyond TAKII's home venue of The Rotunda have been talking & gossiping....just WHO are these people? What is their purpose? All will be revealed in due time, but trust us when we say that this "league of extraordinary gentle(wo)men" promises (& threatens o.O) to "bring it" in red-hot J-Rock fusion style, leaving all of us to never....eeeever be the same....agaaaain.

Speaking of the transformation of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, Team TAKII is finally ready to share something special with the world that it has been working on for quite some time. We say it all of the time, but it always needs to be mentioned how "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" would be absolutely nothing without the support it receives from is fans around the world 24/7, known warmly as the TAKII family. It is a community-within-a-community that not only exists at each season of TAKII, but at gatherings, festival, & conventions internationally, from as local as Philadelphia to as far away as France (YES, we have the proof, & it was awesome ^_^). And because Team TAKII loves its TAKII family so much, we are proud to dub 2013 "The Year Of The TAKII Family"! Now what implications does this have for our fusion festival? Starting with TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~, the TAKII family will be primarily responsible for selecting ALL of our TAKII Family Favorites festivities for TAKII 15 weekend (supplemented by polls that will be taken all over our social networking group)! In addition to that, Team TAKII will be giving the TAKII family exclusive access to the decision-making process in coming up with a theme & plan for our 16th season, scheduled to take place in December 2013 (with Co-Coordinators mentoring TAKII family leaders & showing everyone how a festival of our kind is run). THAT'S NOT ALL, as the Team TAKII Coalition will also incentivise our TAKII family even more than ever before by offering generous commissions for future #1 Contender's Pass pre-regging, Vendor Table Slot pre-regging, & Coalition Sponsorships!! We will unveil additional details on these initiatives & more over the days, weeks, & month ahead. "The Year Of The TAKII Family" is excellence in the making....& we'd LOVE to have you join in on the fun!

To paraphrase the popular K-Pop girl group Girls' Generation, "life is a mystery & we're gonna make history; we're born to win, betta tell all your friends"! We're on the road to TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~, so strap in tight....it's gonna be a journey "to the extreme" like no other season we have ever celebrated in our 7+ years of existence! ^_^


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: Paparazzi Press Room -- http://takii.pdnmz.com/interaction/paparazzi-press-room
TAKII 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 15 ~GLAMAZASIANS~
Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are the 4 most precious qualities one can embody in their own personal pursuits of TAKII-fied infamy. Are you ready to be served up Asian fusion festival realness in all of its fiercest forms in our quest to celebrate the most dynamic femme fatales in Asian culture fandom HERstory? If so, "shantay you stay"! TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ will be taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on May 25th & 26th, 2013 (with hours of operation slated to be 9:00am - 11:00pm on both days). Our inner-lights collectively shine bright & our souls burn with a passion for Asian culture fandom that is simply 2nd to none. No matter what shade you are on the outside, we promise to bring out your inner-glamazASIAN for the world to see!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, & Talent: TAKII 15 ~GlamazASIANS~ Gets "Untucked" & Unveiled!!!!"
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Revelations regarding The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's unprecedented 15th season, pre-reg & festivity exclusives, & MORE!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=174


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 15 ~GLAMAZASIANS~
Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. These are the 4 most precious qualities one
can embody in their own personal pursuits of TAKII-fied infamy. Are you
ready to be served up Asian fusion festival realness in all of its
fiercest forms in our quest to celebrate the most dynamic femme fatales
in Asian culture fandom HERstory? If so, "sashay you stay"! TAKII 15
~GlamazASIANS~ will be taking place from Philly, PA's The Rotunda on May
25th & 26th, 2013 (with hours of operation slated to be 9:00am -
11:00pm on both days). Our inner-lights collectively shine bright &
our souls burn with a passion for Asian culture fandom that is simply
2nd to none. No matter what shade you are on the outside, we promise to
bring out your inner-glamazASIAN for the world to see!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Our Time To Shine: TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ IS HERE!!!!"
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Celebrating the long-anticipated arrival of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's 14th season!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=160


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 14 ~NEW YEAR'S EVOLUTION~
The stockings will be hung from the chimney with care. Auld acquaintances shall not be forgot. And the seasonal references could go on & on & before we know it, TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ will be upon us! "The reason for the season" will be descending upon Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 29th & 30th 2012, making it the perfect place to enjoy some after-Christmas chaos & pre-New Year's partying, otaku-fied TAKII-style! With the success of May 2012's TAKII 13 ~United We Stand~, we've carefully extracted the best parts of last season & will combine it with some plans for this beloved festival/convention hybrid that have been in the works for years, giving fans all over the universe something to salivate over before-hand & never forget once TAKII 14 comes to pass.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- In It To Win It: Team TAKII Proudly Presents Groundbreaking "Coalition Sponsorships"
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: A comprehensive look at The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's plan for shared prosperity & strengthened Team TAKII Coalition memberships!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=150

October 10th, 2012 -- Upper Darby, PA --While being a volunteer for The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational has always been (& will always be) an integral part of our continued success, the Team TAKII Coalition's sponsors & affiliates have proven to be just as vital for our financial & promotional stability. The purchase of a Coalition Sponsorship through the "Team TAKII Coalition Apps" form allows dynamic donors from all backgrounds to select from multiple levels of sponsorship in exchange for priceless expose that only "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" can provide, 2nd to none. It is through this unique partnership of invaluable resources & talent that our Coalition Sponsorship program continues to thrive...& we want you to become a part of the action!


BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, please make sure you are already beginning to fill out our "Team TAKII Coalition Apps" form (which is where you can sign up to purchase a Coalition Sponsorship to begin with): http://takii.pdnmz.com/interaction/team-takii-coalition.html#coalitionapps

Team TAKII's Coalition Sponsorships (good for 1 season of TAKII at a time) currently come in 3 levels: Level 1 ($100), Level 2 ($200), & Level 3 ($300). Each level consists of 6 different components, or "flavors", as outlined below:

Flavor 1/6: Press Releases (issued to dozens of print & online media outlets worldwide & archived on the TAKII site)
Level 1 = company/entity name mentioned in all of our press releases
Level 2 = Level 1 + company/entity URL mentioned in all of our press releases
Level 3 = Level 1 + Level 2 + company/entity quote mentioned in all of our press releases

Flavor 2/6: #1 Contender's Passes (measuring 3 in. x 5in. they are required upon entry to a season of TAKII)
Level 1 = your company logo goes on the flip-side of 25 Passes
Level 2 = your company logo goes on the flip-side of 50 Passes
Level 3 = your company logo goes on the flip-side of 100 Passes

Flavor 3/6: Hardcore Handbook (measuring 8.5 in. x 11 in. it's our ultimate programming guide for the season)
Level 1 = 1/4 pg. (2.125 in. x 2.75 in.) advertisement
Level 2 = 1/2 pg. (4.25 in. x 5.5 in.) advertisement
Level 3 = 1 pg. (8.5 in x 11 in.) advertisement

Flavor 4/6: Hardcore Handbag (filled with goodies & essentials that TAKII attendees have loved for many seasons)
(you will need to ship to us your materials for their inclusion in a Handbag)
Level 1 = promo material included with 25 Handbags
Level 2 = promo material included with 50 Handbags
Level 3 = promo material included with 100 Handbags

Flavor 5/6: Festivities (our slate of original programming keeps the TAKII family comin' back for more)
Level 1 = name recognition for sponsoring 1 festivity of your choice
Level 2 = name recognition for sponsoring 1 festivity category of your choice
Level 3 = name recognition for sponsoring ALL festivity categories for the season

Flavor 6/6: At-Venue Ads (with over 3000 sq.ft. of space at The Rotunda, there's plenty of prime advert space to go around)
(you will need to ship us your materials for them to be hung at TAKII's venue)
Level 1 = 1 small-sized advertisement no bigger than 8.5 in x 11 in.
Level 2 = 1 medium-sized advertisement no bigger than 42.5 in. x 22 in.
Level 3 = 1 large-sized advertisement no bigger than 85 in. x 44 in.


Upon your purchase of a Coalition Sponsorship from having filled out our "Team TAKII Coalition Apps" form, you will be sent a PayPal invoice to the email address you included in the form itself. Payments can be made online via PayPal (which is preferred), or mailed-in via check/money order (ATTN: PDNMZ, RE: TAKII Coalition Sponsorships, 7112 Penarth Ave., Upper Darby, PA 19082). This payment will need to be received no later than 7 days after your "Team TAKII Coalition Apps" form submission, or the last day of pre-regging for that season of TAKII in particular, whichever comes 1st. In the event that payment isn't received, then your Coalition Sponsorship portion of the form will be rejected.

Any & all logos/promo material can be made in black/white or color; we will not charge you more for 1 choice, or the other. We will require, however, that your images are at least 150-300 DPI & are in either PDF, JPEG, or PNG format for best results. So that the words "paid advertisement" don't have to appear all over the place, we ask that any & all of your ads present yourself & TAKII (& our shared principles for taking Asian culture fandom "to the extreme") in the best light possible. All ad material must be received within 7 days after your payment for your Coalition Sponsorship is confirmed as "received", or the last day of pre-regging for that season of TAKII in particular, whichever comes 1st. Any ads that are found to violate any of our guidelines (ie: inappropriate content, bad specs, etc.) & aren't revised by you to meet our standards in an acceptable time frame will not get your Coalition Sponsorship refunded & can be rejected by Team TAKII Coordinators with/without notice. Other tidbits & frequently asked questions can be found on our Coalition Sponsorship page: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=121

Our Coalition Sponsorship program is only 1 of many ways that you can get involved with The Asian Karaoke Idol invitational, but it is an avenue that allows for you to have a greater impact on how it is we spread our passion for all that is Asian culture fandom to the world & beyond. We thank you in advance for your support & look forward to creating long-lasting memories for many seasons, years, & generations to come! ^_^


Team TAKII PR Coalition
TAKII -- http://takii.pdnmz.com
TAKII: 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 14 ~NEW YEAR'S EVOLUTION~
The stockings will be hung from the chimney with care. Auld acquaintances shall not be forgot. And the seasonal references could go on & on & before we know it, TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ will be upon us! "The reason for the season" will be descending upon Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 29th & 30th 2012, making it the perfect place to enjoy some after-Christmas chaos & pre-New Year's partying, otaku-fied TAKII-style! With the success of May 2012's TAKII 13 ~United We Stand~, we've carefully extracted the best parts of last season & will combine it with some plans for this beloved festival/convention hybrid that have been in the works for years, giving fans all over the universe something to salivate over before-hand & never forget once TAKII 14 comes to pass.