Press Releases

July 9, 2004

News for GothPlay 2004:

Nan Desu Kan announces Cosplay Dance Party

Nan Desu Kan and Rock Island, with The Wizard's Chest, present the first-ever Nan Desu Kan pre-con CosPlay Dance Party at Rock Island Night Club in LoDo!

Dateline: August 8th, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
Rock Island, one of Denver's oldest and greatest alternative dance venues, will host a Gothic/Anime costume fashion fiesta in concert with Nan Desu Kan, the Rocky Mountain Anime Convention, and local costume resource The Wizards' Chest.

Slated for five weeks before the con and ramping up to our annual NDK excitement, the night should give you a great chance to try on your Gothic and Lolita style, or any anime series costume, to make an appearance on stage and on the dance floor at Rock Island, backed by the sounds of the best Goth night this city has seen! The schedule includes an open-entrance fashion show with audience awards (make sure to arrive early to sign up!), martial arts dance performance by underground dance legend A. Wilder, and giveaways of free tickets to the Cure and the Colorado Ballet's upcoming production of Dracula as well as passes to Nan Desu Kan, and a dance floor large enough to satisfy everyone who wishes for just a little more space to shine!

The event is open to anyone ages 18 and over (ID required) and will run up to 1 a.m. with a cover of only $3 for Rock Island entrance at the door (all proceeds from door fees go to Rock Island). Alcohol available with 21+ ID only. Rock Island is at 1614 15th Street in Lower Downtown Denver. This is an adult venue, no exceptions, ID will be checked at the door. NDK does not take responsibility or liability for anyone attempting to circumvent these rules ­ Rock Island will enforce ID as required by law. For more information on the venue and parking, check out


Nan Desu Kan is: 3 days straight, 24 hours a day of Japanese animation and culture, guest artists, actors and production specialists, art shows and seminars, costuming, crazy panels, wild competitions, performances, demos, video gaming, gaming, vendors and much much more. It happens only one weekend a year, September 17-19, 2004, at the Holiday Inn DIA at I-70 & Chambers. Visit for more information about Nan Desu Kan!

The Wizard's Chest, Denver's long-standing costume and game paraphernalia shop, has been a fixture in the Cherry Creek area for over 20 years. Named top toy store in Denver in 5280 magazine, Wizard's chest has toys, games, gifts, plushes, kits, and a wide range of makeup and other costume accessories. An online sales site launch is planned next month! Visit for further information on this local resource.

NDK does not manage or operate the Rock Island Night Club venue. Please direct all questions about venue rules and operation for the event to the Rock Island inquiry addresses on their web site, attention Alyx.