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Cafe Peko Peko at Knightrokon

GREETINGS MASTER~! With the help of Cafe Peko Peko Knightrokon will be bringing an authentic maid cafe experience to you! There will be dancing, games and delicious deserts!

There is a small fee but it'll be more than worth the experience. So sign-up before you lose your place at the table!

Cafe Peko Peko Sign-Up

Time slots for this event are:

Saturday Schedule (June 7th):
Block A:  11:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M. 
Block B: 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
 
Sunday Schedule (June 8th):
Block A: 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. 
Block Party*: 12:45 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Contest Applications are Open!

I hope you're all excited about the upcoming convention! So lets turn that excitement into a good old fashioned rivalry with the opening of our contest applications! Knightrokon will be running two star contest this year. The always necessary Cosplay Contest and the AMV Contest!

Cosplay Contest Registration

AMV Contest Registration

All rules and information are located on the forms. If you do have an other questions feel free to ask! Keep it clean and see you at Knightrokon!

Artist/Vendor Deadlines Are Five Days Away!

Just a quick reminder that the Artist/Vendor Application deadlines are March 15th, which is currently FIVE DAYS AWAY! So if you're interested in coming out and selling your wares make sure you submit you application before it is too late!

Artist Application

Vendor Apllication

Third Guest - Dante Basco

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With a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio”, the leader of the Lost Boys. He quickly jumped to leading roles like Newline’s Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, and The Debut, which became the voice of a Filipino American generation. 20th Century Fox executives were so mesmerized by the uniqueness of Dante’s look and ability that they gave him a development deal for his own series and he starred in a pilot for Touchstone/ABC, The Chang Family Saves the World, written and produced by John Ridley and directed by Paris Barclay. Ever versatile, he’s “Jake Long” in Disney’s animated series American Dragon: Jake Long as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Born and raised in the City by the Bay, Dante started out breakdancing with his three brothers at the age of 8, calling themselves “The Street Freaks”. Quickly they became one of the top groups in San Francisco, opening for acts like Ice-T and Vanity and performing during half-time shows for the 49ers and the Oakland A’s.

Dante and his family moved to Los Angeles in the mid-80s where he started to work immediately. By the age of 16, Dante was fencing against Dustin Hoffman and flying with Robin Williams in Hook. He’s found success on the small screen as well on from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and recurring on Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and Moesha in the 90’s to prominent spots on Nash Bridges, Touched by an Angel, and Providence in the early 2000’s and hit shows today like CSI: Miami, Entourage and Hawaii Five-0.

A young man of many talents, Dante is the founder of on e of the largest weekly poetry venue in the country, “Da Poetry Lounge” in Los Angeles and he has also shared his spoken word poetry on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam. He has also begun writing and producing his own features with his production company Kinetic Films, including Hang Loose, a (hilarious buddy) comedy with YouTube sensation KevJumba, winning the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Special Jury Prizes for “Best Actor” and “Best Newcomer” respectively.

From breakdancing in the streets of San Francisco to starring in movies on the silver screen, Dante Basco has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and truly an Asian American icon.

Sponsor Announcement: Arda Wigs

What's a convention without cosplay? What's cosplay without a little friendly cosplay competition? What's a cosplay competition without PRIZES?! Nothing.
 
Luckily that won't be the case! Knightrokon would like to give a big thank you to the people at Arda Wigs for sponsoring the prizes that will be awarded to the winners of the competition! A $40 gift coupon shall be awarded for "best craftsmanship". While a $25 gift coupon shall be awarded to the "best newcomer" and the "best group" respectfully.

Artist/Vendor Deadline Approaching

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the cutoff point for artist/vendor applications are almost here! The application deadline is March 15th! So if you are looking to become an artist or vendor this year, make sure you complete your respective application before it is too late!

 Artist Application

Vendor Application

Hope to see you at Knightrokon this year!

Volunteer Application Now Open!


Running Knightrokon would be impossible without of our volunteers, so if you want to help make sure that the third year of Knightrokon is a complete success then please do us a favor and fill out the Volunteer Application.  We need all kinds of help running panel rooms, the game room, the registration desk, and much more!

If you have any general questions or comments about anything volunteer-related, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We look forward to hearing from everyone!

Second Guest - Janet Varney!


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Knightrokon is pleased to announce our second guest for the convention - Janet Varney! Arizona native & San Francisco refugee Janet Varney has made an indelible mark in film, television and theatre, captivating audiences and winning her fans the world over. An established writer, producer, actress and doyenne of the national comedy scene, Janet has created a unique, in-demand brand that has propelled her to the upper ranks of Hollywood.

While she might be starring in film and theater, most of you know her as the titular character from The Legend of Korra!  That's right, Korra herself will be joining Jennifer Hale to continue building towards our Avatar-themed third year.

We still have more guests that we're really excited to reveal to you, so continue watching this site along with our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information on when we'll reveal our next guest!
 

Hotel Booking Information

 

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Knightrokon is proud to partner with La Quinta for our hotel rooms this year.  The La Quinta Inn & Suites UCF is a stone's throw away from campus and will be the perfect place to both gear up and wind down for the convention.

 

La Quinta offers the following amenities:

 

  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome


The group rate for the weekend is $89.25/night for a room with 2 Double Size beds, and $80.75/night for a single King Size bed.

To reserve your room for Knightrokon
, contact La Quinta's Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1, and ask for the Group Reservation: Knightrokon booked at the Orlando UCF location in Orlando FL.  Or you can quote the Group Reservation Code: 0180GRQPOA.  Reservations must be made no later than 5/16/2014 in order to guarantee this special rate.

La Quinta's Group Desk is open from M-F: 830am - 8pm EST & Saturday 10am - 3pm EST.  Closed on Sunday.

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E-mail pr@knightrokon.com if you'd like to consider sponsoring us this year!

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