February 9, 2007
News for Tales of Anime 2007:
Tales of Anime now offers pre-registration for individual days
San Mateo CA - Tales of Anime, the nation's premiere convention for female video game enthusiasts and fans of shoujo anime and manga is shaping up to be one of the most exciting Bay Area events of 2007!
Taking place Easter weekend (April 6-8, 2007) at the Marriott San Mateo-San Francisco Airport, Tales of Anime is pleased to be able to offer a special gift for those attendees staying as guests of the host hotel -- a ConPass, which provides many perks not available to general attendees, including access to an exclusive meet and greet with the convention's Guests of Honor, preferred early entry to the Dealers' Room, and a greater chance at winning the coveted Nintendo Wii.
For guests unable to attend for the entire weekend, day rates have become available at pre-registration discounted prices.
Additionally, Tales of Anime is excited to announce new additions to their programming line-up.
- ToA brings tournament-style game play to San Mateo, with a variety of competitions to challenge gamers from neophyte to expert and amazing prizes to the winners.
- Costuming aficionados will be competing for various prizes, including a brand new Nintendo DS Lite, during the Cosplay Contest; judges will include Tales of Anime's esteemed Guests of Honor, all voice actors for Capcom's "Devil May Cry" game series.
- Other scheduled events and activities include an Art Gallery exhibiting lovely pieces of original art, from conception to completion; a ball-jointed doll "Tea Party", where avid collectors and beginners may mix and mingle; a take on the popular Japanese "host club", where "beautiful boys" will serve non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks while providing relaxing entertainments; a Dealers' Room filled with merchandise of interest to fans of anime, manga and gaming; among others.