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December 7, 2009

News for QC Anime-zing! 2010:

QC Anime-zing! answers questions about convention's future

Bettendorf, IA December 6, 2009 - QC Anime-zing!, the premier anime convention of the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities, is hoping to answer questions that arose in the last week.

"We're hoping to make up for some confusion that's been going on the past week," said Ryan Kopf, recently elected to chair the convention.

Two of the convention's former executive hopefuls left the convention in November, claiming the event was cancelled. A majority of the convention staff voted otherwise, and instead appointed new leadership through an online vote.

"We all want the con to happen," said Jesse Larson, one of the convention's leaders who is staying to put the convention on. "It's going to be great no matter what."

The Mindbridge Foundation, who were originally slated as backers of the convention, had trouble with all the confusion.

"We've seen a lot of turbulence, and that makes it tough," said Dennis Lynch, point person for the Mindbridge Board. "If they put on a great show this year and come to us next year then we would be receptive to that. We wish them the best with the con."

Though Mindbridge is not giving financial or organizational support to the convention, they have invited con staff to learn from and talk to AnimeIowa staff to ensure the convention is run smoothly.

"We're looking into announcing more guests and events soon, so keep an eye on our website," said Larson.

Convention events so far include a concert by Johnny Yong Bosch and his band, Eyeshine, on Saturday evening. There will also be a dance, a ConSuite, several panels, along with a board gaming and videogaming sections and two video screening rooms.

The convention will be held from June 18-20, 2010 at The Lodge Hotel and Convention Center in Bettendorf, IA. Registration begins January 1, 2010, starting at $30 for the weekend. Attendees can get updates or register at Registration gets attendees into all the convention's events.