Sausome Updates and Reminders 6-5-16

The schedule will be posted as soon as it is ready, which will be before the convention.

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We will be selling Single Day badges at the door for the following rates:
Friday – $30
Saturday – $35
Sunday – $25

At door full weekend badges will be $50.

If you purchase a single day badge and wish to upgrade to a weekend, we will add what you have paid for your single day badge and deduct that from the total for at door weekend.

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If you wish to be in our cosplay contest, it is encouraged to check out our Cosplay page for rules and other information.

The application form for our cosplay contest can be found by clicking here!

There is a limit to how many cosplayers can be in our contest this year. By filling out the form, you place yourself ahead of those that will be applying at the convention!

Any cosplay contest questions should be addressed to cosplay.sausomecon@gmail.com

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Wish to go to Sausomecon but low on funds? Wish to make some or all of the money back that was used to purchase your badge or earn extra badges for next year?

Volunteering is the way to go!

For 8 hours volunteered for, you get 1 badge for 2017 OR half of your badge funds returned.

For 12 hours, you get 2 badges for 2017 OR your full badge reimbursement.

The volunteering form is located by clicking here
Any volunteering questions should be addressed to volunteering.sausomecon@gmail.com

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Want to win a free weekend badge before Sausomecon? Check out the two following links for more information for two different ways to potentially win a badge!

Facebook Free Badge Contest Info Link 1

Facebook Free Badge Contest Info Link 2

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We hope to see everyone in 5 days!

Mike

Lifetime VIP Badges on Sale

Due to demand, we are opening up our Lifetime VIP badges for sale! These are VERY limited in numbers (6 for sell this year), with our plans to ever only sell 10.

A Sausomecon Lifetime VIP Badge gives you VIP access every year, every Sausomecon.

$350 is the price.

Some of the benefits of VIP are:
Reserved Front Row Seating at Main Events
Special Meet and Greets
First in any line/placed in the front of any line
T-Shirts
A lunch or dinner with some of our special guests
Access to the After Party
*VIP rewards are subject to change yearly*

Already bought a badge for Sausomecon 2016 and wish to upgrade to VIP for Life? We can cover you! Contact us at contact@sausomecon.com and we can get it set up for you!

You can order your Lifetime VIP badges at our registration page

Or directly at the Eventbrite page:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sausomecon-2016-anime-and-mixed…

Mike

Team 151

Team 151
Team 151
Team 151

Calling all Pokémon Trainers!
Team 151 is coming back, and has something extra special for you during Sausomecon this year!

Get ready for a non-stop celebration of all things Pokemon that has fun for everyone! Their interactive panel includes comedy sketches and performances from Team 151, coupled with amazing CGI animation in unique videos and CONTESTS! Everybody gets to participate and win prizes from their variety of activities, including an ART contest, TRIVIA, and CHARADES!

Be the very best like no one ever was – bring all your skills, excitement, and Pokemon too!

Check out their stellar trailer from last years Sausomecon in the link below! You won’t be disappointed!

Last Year’s Youtube panel video!

Hotel Reservations End May 20th

Here is a reminder that hotel reservations end in 5 days!

Reserve your hotel room by going to the Holiday Inn by clicking here or copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/kansas-city/mkccr/hoteldetail

The promo code is SAA.

The price before fees are $94 a night for a king bed and $104 for 2 Queen beds.

By reserving a room, you gain access to our Convention Suite room which will have some snacks and drinks available but only for those that reserve a hotel room and VIP’s!

 

Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon
Straight Outta Comicon
Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon is a comedy show that is now 3 tours and 1 CD release old.  We started off calling it a variety show… its stand up comedy, its sketches, sometimes music.  Sometimes its an unscripted show that the audience drives.   At its core Straight Outta Comicon is Matt McInnis and Matt Keck as unmitigated versions of ourselves.  Its two kids that found themselves in comics, cartoons and video games that grew up finding themselves in stand up comedy, without ever leaving behind how we got there.

Its been our comedy, in our voices, on our terms and we’re pretty darn proud of how this geeky little experiment has played out so far.

 

Who is Straight Outta Comicon?

Matt Keck:

Matt Keck has been a standup comedian since late 2009, and in that short time his videos have appeared on such programs as Comedy Centrals Tosh.0, G4TVs Web Soup, RudeTube, TruTVs Clipaholics, and Right This Minute. He is also set to film his first feature film The Genesis of Lincoln and recently released his first novel “Shift”.

Matt is clearly no stranger to the internet, providing comic book reviews to literacy website www.lipserviceink.com, a weekly addition to the standup podcast Comedy A Go-Go, and running his personal blog SpaceDynamite!!!. His forte, however, is his YouTube channel, where he has 19.7 million views and rising, amassing over 1 million more views each month. His most notable video is the viral hit Im a Snake.

Matt McInnis:

Matt McInnis is a stand up comedian, actor, and  producer.  He’s also written a few things that have surfaced into print in the gaming industry.   His performances began in the theatre. From there, he moved on to producing and writing his own works expanding into short film, voice acting, and internet venues.  This lead to the founding of Mantapus Productions, which opened the door to complete freedom in his creative efforts.  This path lead back to the live stage and to his most notable success, stand up comedy, where he currently performs regularly to this day.

Matt’s body of work includes numerous theatrical appearances, Smoke Break: the 115 Episode Daily Series, co-host and co-writer on the internet radio show “Get Naked With The Threes”, management of Mantapus Productions, and apperances in comedy clubs (and now cons too!) coast to coast.  He can currently be heard on the bi-monthly podcast CineMother Lovers, as well as with Cheap Shots Movie Riffs.   He is in preproduction on Mantapus Productions first feature length film in association with Gunn Park Entertainment the fantastical action-comedy “Happenstance: Vol 1″  expected to see a 2016 release.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Matt serves as a contributing writer to Arcane Wonders for their Origins Award nominated game Mage Wars, his work as been featured in the Dragon Age RPG  and  SOE’s Star Wars Galaxies.  He is currently in development on his own tabletop RPG system and setting “Aether Skies”.

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Jason Carter

Jason Carter
Jason Carter
Jason Carter

Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, Jason Carter, born in London on September 23, 1960, is a British stage, film and television actor.

Leads in school plays and summers at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain led to three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the Physical Theatre classes taught by Jane Gibson, who trained under Jacque le Coq in Paris, Jason found the acting and thinking tools that would inform his approach to his professional work.

Graduating in 1981 after a three-month tour of Holland and Belgium playing Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Jason pursued his craft in a variety of roles. High points include playing Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, three long runs in the London West End: “The Sleeping prince” with Omar Sharrif, Simon Gray’s “Melon” with Alan Bates, Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit” directed by the author, and Steven Berkoff’s Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”. In British television, Jason starred in two series, a mini series, a number of TV movies and numerous guest star roles.

Jason has enjoyed collaborating with many directors developing characters and evolving scenes. He worked closely with Jason Lehel whilst starring in “Boiling Point”, Gil Cates JR. on “The Mesmerist”, and Nick Ward on Working Title’s “Dakota Road” for which, at the Festival du Cinema Britannique de Dinard, Jason received a commendation for his performance as “Raif” from chairman of the judges, Ben Kingsley. The director’s chair is an as yet unrealized creative interest for Jason that he looks to pursue for the future in addition to his acting work.

On American television Jason has had many roles, beginning with Connor, the hero’s nemesis on the pilot episode of “Viper”, and guest starring in many popular series including “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Angel”, “Sentinel”, “Lois and Clark”, and “3rd Rock From The Sun”. When Jason auditioned for Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, he had been told it was to guest star, and so was delighted when his surprised agent informed him it was a three-year contract and he had secured the role – a role that would change his life.

Whilst making “Babylon 5”, fine actor and dear friend, Richard Biggs suggested they partner up and develop fun classes to jointly share the craft they both loved. Richard and Jason would hold “The Biggs and Carter Experience” at conventions until Richard’s death in 2004.

Recently, Jason starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth in the western drama, “By Way Of Helena”, which was filmed in October/November of 2014.

Jason is a fixture at sci-fi conventions all over the world, where he is known to command plenty of attention with his hyperactive wit. In his spare time, he writes poetry.

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