Ichibancon

5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027 5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord Directions
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Report | a year ago
Although the event was well attended, parking was very easy. Great attractions. Great vendors with very reasonable pricing. But my absolute was checking out everyone's costumes! These folks went all out! We are definitely going next year!
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The event was fun but it was not well planned. On Saturday, there were panels held in large rooms that were only 1/8 full while the most popular panel (Overwatch) was held in one of the smaller conference rooms and there was not enough room for all the people who wanted to attend. People began to line up for the Overwatch panel about 45 minutes to 1 hour before the panel began. It was evident 30 minutes before the panel that there would not be enough room for the people in line. There were no other lines for the other panels in the larger rooms so the organizers could have made a last minute switch between rooms, i.e. Event 2 panel move to Event 5 room and vice versa. A sign made with paper and a sharpie on the door to each panel room would have been sufficient to notify late arrivals of the change. I've been to a larger con where last minute changes occurred and attendees were notified via the con app as well as at the door of the panel. It can be done.
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My girls have gone for the last three years. They love it. Large variety of activities, and merchandise for all price ranges.
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Not as much as i would have thought it would be.....
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Held over New Year's weekend, Ichibancon gives anime and video game fans the chance to ring in 2017 doing what they do best: sharing their love of their hobbies with fellow enthusiasts. The convention converts the Embassy Suites Hotel Concord into a headquarters for pop culture appreciation, with guest panels, colorful cosplayers, and a bustling vendor hall supplying plenty of chances to geek out. Read on to learn more:

  • Special guests at Ichibancon include veteran voice actor Richard Epcar, Tim & Eric collaborator Davide Liebe Hart, and video game music masters the Triforce Quartet.
  • Cosplay: Been working on a killer Vegeta costume that the world needs to see? Show it off at the con's cosplay events, which include a contest with awards for both craftsmanship and performance.
  • Otaku Flea Market and Art Fair: Like any good anime con, Ichibancon boasts a robust vendor room and artists' alley. However, in addition to professional sellers, the con also features spaces for attendees themselves to hawk their extra memorabilia or show off their artistic sides.
  • Glow Stick Dance: Held Friday and Saturday nights, these colorful dances combine the pulsing beats of J-Pop hits with the colorful flashes of glow-stick-wielding attendees.
  • Okie Dokie Karaoke: Also held in the evenings on Friday and Saturday, this lively karaoke sessions gives attendees the chance to belt out their favorite anime tunes.

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