Merry Christmas from The G.A.M.E.S. Blog!

Now that you’re done with your holiday shopping ( . . . maybe), ring in the new year in Austin, Texas at IKKiCON!

When: Friday, December 30, 2011 to Sunday, January 1, 2011
Where: AT&T Executive Education Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX  78705

Ring in the New Year with the sixth annual IKKiCON, a Japanese Anime and Pop Culture Convention to be held at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center.  This three-day event is packed with cosplay contests, video rooms, an artist alley, panels and more.

Hone your cosplay style with panels such as “Sewing, Fabric, and Cosplay – Oh My!” and “Basic Make up for Cosplay and Photoshoots”, or show off your skills at the Karaoke Contest or the “Dance Dance Revolution Throwdown”.  Break out your miniatures & 20-sided dice for “Board Games and Collectible Card Games” and “Miniatures Gaming”, brought to you by Dragon’s Lair comics.

For something a little more for the 18+ crowd, take a peek at “Madame’s Muses Burlesque”, “Yaoi Fest” and “Epic Cosplay Time”.

Guests include:  Johnny Yong Bosch, Michael Tremain Sinterniklaas, Tia Ballard, Brittney Karbowski, Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Jerry Jewell, Caitlin Glass, Carli Mosier, Christine Auten, Christopher Ayres and Greg Ayres.

Featuring performances by J-Pop Singer Chii Sakurabi, edge-rock band Eyeshine, and more!

Check out IKKiCON’s official website for up-to-date information.

Do you have any events you would like us to announce on the site? Have any convention pictures you’d like to share with us? We’d like to know! Please e-mail me at annie.barbe[at]

Original post 12/25/2011; Updated 12/27/2011 for clarification.

Share this post: