Friday, 7 September 2012
Long time no updates, eh? A thousand apologies to you guys for the lack of news on the Dee-Con 2013 front. However! We've not been sitting idle.
If you read our last blog post, you'll remember I talked a lot about wanting to "pass on the torch" to our 4th year Animation successors from Duncan Of Jordanstone. This is still the case, and we're extremely happy to announce that there will be another Con in 2013!!!
In the beginning, due to internal differences, we agreed that Dee-Con would only be a one-time event. Which is still the case. The entire committee from 2012 are stepping down to a brand new group of organisers. We'll still be giving them a hand now and then, but it's very much their Convention. We're really excited to see how they'll improve upon 2012's amazing success. It's really important for us to keep things improving, and keep them fresh. By providing a new committee each year it ensures the lack of ownership and continued development of the Con.
Which leads me on to the second point, the 2013 organisers have decided (and we completely agree) that a new name is required in order to emphasise the beginning of a new era! Seeing as it's going to be the 4th year Animators at Duncan of Jordanstone (DoJ) organising the events for the foreseeable future, they've settled on DOJ-CON!
Please join their Facebook Page and spread the word! They're also working on a Website, as well as a Tiwtter and blog for all your Doj-Con news.
We'll continue to update our blog and Facebook in weeks to come to help spread the news. It's been great having so many dedicated fans following us throughout the 2012 event, and I know you'll give them the same support.
So get working on those cosplays! (seeing as we got such grief for the short notice last time... =P )
Saturday, 14 April 2012
That said, we were surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of support we received from the Anime/Cosplay community. Our intentions with Dee-Con have only ever been honourable, and we're glad
Thanks again, and stay classy,
Team Dee-Con 2012.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
We are pleased to announce that all our guest speakers and panellists have been confirmed! Talks will take place in Meeting Room 2 and the timetable will proceed as follows:
1pm: Lolita Fashion - Terry Krueger and Ailsa Partridge
An Introduction to Lolita Fashion
Candy curls and cupcake skirts, bonnets and bows, frills and florals - sound familiar? You may have spotted a lolita. But what exactly is lolita? Terri Krueger will take you through the looking glass with an introduction to this intricate fashion, as well as some tips on how to achieve the look for yourself.
The Myths About Lolita Fashion in Tokyo
After a long love affair with lolita fashion, Ailsa Partridge abandoned the cobbled streets of Edinburgh to make her home amid the neon skyscrapers of Tokyo. When she arrived, she quickly realised that not everything she'd been led to believe was true. Join her as she relives her voyage of discovery: the truths, the myths, and the outright surprises encountered by a Scottish lolita in Tokyo.
After the talks, there will be an open Q&A session; alternatively, if you'd like the speakers to address anything particular in their talks then go ahead and post on the Dee-Con Facebook page!
2pm: Cosplay 101 - Yuki
Whether you have never cosplayed before, are new to the scene, or are a veteran just looking for some refreshing tips, this is the place for you! Come to learn about some of the basics of cosplay, from picking out a good character to picking out the perfect wig and everything in between. There will also be a lot of time to ask your questions and I will answer them as best I can!
3pm: Manga: A Global Phenomenon - Dr Chris Murray (MLitt in Comics Studies Course Leader, Director of Scottish Centre for Comics Studies)
This talk will explore the origins of manga, and its development in Japan, before considering how it spread throughout the world, tracing its influence on the comics cultures that it encountered. The particular focus will be on the different ways it influenced Western and Eastern comics, from its profound effect on American comics in the 1980s, and the ongoing influence throughout Europe, to the developing Chinese comics scene. The talk will address the aesthetic and formal impact of the various Japanese styles of comics outside Japan, and will throw open several questions for debate, including, whether the influence of manga on other comics cultures has always been a positive development, whether the influence and spread of manga is likely to continue or is waning, and how the rise of manga has changed the comics industry, and readership.
4pm: How to Draw Anime - Alice De Ste Croix aka DestinyBlue
This workshop starts with the basics of constructing anime characters before going onto more complex tips and techniques used by the pros. It teaches the use and importance of guidelines to help you get features places correctly, how to draw and shade consistently good anime eyes and how to make sure you get those body proportions right.
5pm: Scotland Loves Anime – Andrew Partridge
In this talk, Andrew Partridge will talk about his work as director of acclaimed animation festival, Scotland Loves Anime, and about the promotion and proliferation of animation across the UK and beyond.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Dee-Con 2012 is NOT cancelled. All previous details still stand. Saturday the 7th of April, Mid day until 2.30am (including 18+ afterparty).
We're sorry for any confusion, but the situation was entirely outwith our hands. The Facebook event was hosted by the former D-Con group, which has expired and been archived.
Please spread the word, as there were around 200 attendees on the group who don't follow the Official Dee-Con 2012 Facebook Group (<click that and join if you haven't already).
Again, sorry for the confusion, hopefully this won't cause any problems. Expect a new facebook event page as soon as possible.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
The cosplay events for Dee-Con 2012 will include both a competition and a general masquerade. This means that cosplayers with non-handmade cosplays will be able to show them off on stage as well as those with handmade cosplays.
Applications for the competition and masquerade are to be made prior to the day. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. There are Microsoft Word, Word Pad and PDF versions of the form available. Please specify which one you will need. If you need the form in another format this will try to be accommodated.
If you wish to enter the competition your cosplay must consist mostly of pieces made from scratch or pieces that have been significantly modified by yourself or someone you are representing. If you are modelling the cosplay for someone else you must provide the name of the creator who must be there at the time of judging. Entrants will be judged prior to going on stage.
The masquerade is for all cosplayers. If you want to show your cosplay off on stage but do not have a handmade cosplay please enter for the masquerade. You will not qualify for the competition in a bought cosplay or one which has not been modified enough. If you have a handmade cosplay but do not wish to be judged please feel free to enter the masquerade also.
Groups are welcome however due to time restrictions skits unfortunately cannot be performed. If you are entering as a group each member must fill in their own form. There is a section for you to mention the other members of the group.
More information is provided with the application form. Please read this information. It includes important points you need to know before applying.
Applications must be returned BEFORE Friday the 6th of April 2012.
If you have any other questions please contact email@example.com
See you guys then!
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
In order to apply, please read the following.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Full name.
- Examples of your work (We accept links to DeviantArt, Flickr, Etsy or email attachments)
- Contact telephone number (preferably mobile number)
- Acknowledgement that you will be required to pay £5 on the day of the event.
- Applications are on a table by table basis, assistants/friends sharing a table is absolutely fine but please inform us in your application if you are sharing. If the other person is also selling, please include their details and work examples in your email. You will only be asked for one payment of £5 per table.
- Table dimensions are roughly 6ft by 2.5ft. Table cloths are not supplied, we advise bringing one as the table surface can be quite slippery.
Commercial goods sellers:
Monday, 23 January 2012
Also, the ever-talented Lynsey Schaschke has created some fantastic new artwork for our headers and banners, which celebrates the new year of the Dragon! (Also... is that some post-it notes I spy?) There'll be a selection of illustrations for the various promotional materials in the run up to the event.
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Friday, 20 January 2012
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