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News » News Articles » Robotech comes to Biloxi for CoastCon
News ArticlesMarch 2, 2010
Robotech comes to Biloxi for CoastCon
The Robotech Convention Tour makes its first ever stop in Mississippi to celebrate its 25th anniversary the weekend of March 5th - 7th!
Author: Kevin McKeever

UPDATE:
Check out photos of this event on our Facebook page!


The 2010 Robotech Convention Tour will make its first ever stop in Mississippi at CoastCon 33! CoastCon is a three-day event that attracts Mississippi's science-fiction and fantasy community. The convention is operated by a non-profit organization, the members of which volunteer their time to host events throughout the year to promote "fandom" in the Southern Region. CoastCon is celerating 25 years of Robotech with marketing coordinator Kevin McKeever, who has been invited to Biloxi for a weekend full of panels, giveaways and autograph sessions!


EVENT LOCATION:

Mississippi Coast Convention Center
2350 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39535
Tel: 228-594-3700


The Super 8 Biloxi has been designated the host hotel of the convention. Click here for more information.


REGISTRATION:

$45 – Full weekend
$30 – Friday only
$35 – Saturday only
$30 – Sunday only
$20 – Volunteer rate (with 12 hours of volunteer time)
$20 – Dance only pass
$10 – Merchant room only pass
(kids & hobbits 9 and under are free)

An at-the-door registration discount of $5 is available for each person that donates two cans or 5 pounds of non perishable food (rice, beans, etc.). Limit one discount per person.


ROBOTECH EVENT SCHEDULE:

• Friday, March 5th •

CODENAME: ROBOTECH
• 8:00 PM @ The Main Stage
Join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Robotech's original broadcast premiere with a special screening of the rarely seen pilot Codename: Robotech!


• Saturday, March 6th •

INDEPENDENT FILM MAKING PANEL
• 11:00 AM @ Panel Room 1
Join industry veteran Kevin McKeever as he show you the ins and outs of getting a career started in the world of independent filmmaking.


WAR STORIES FROM THE CONVENTIONS
• 1:00 PM @ Panel Room 1
Do you think touring around anime conventions is easy, glamorous and luxurious? If you think so you are in for a shock as Kevin McKeever tells you about the good, the bad and funny of life touring around anime conventions!


ROBOTECH: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
• 3:00 PM @ Panel Room 2
Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever covers the history of the TV series that introduced a generation to anime in a special 2-hour panel, and discusses new upcoming releases in the wake of the announcement of the live action feature film.


• Sunday, March 7th •

ROBOTECH FREE-FOR-ALL
• 12:00 NOON @ Panel Room 2
Did you miss Saturday's panel? Do you still have questions about the past, present or future of Robotech? Well then here is your chance to get your questions answered!


DO ANIME CONVENTIONS HAVE A FUTURE?
• 2:00 PM @ The Main Stage
Oil is over $60 USD per barrel, airlines are raising fares while cutting services, inflation is on the rise, the economy is slowing and disposable income is on the decline. Can anime conventions survive, let alone grow, in this environment? Join Robotech.com's marketing coordinator Kevin McKeever for an in depth look at these issues and the surprising answer.



MORE INFORMATION:

• Discuss CoastCon 33 in the forums
• Visit CoastCon's official website
• Get the latest updates from the Robotech Twitter feed
• Check out the list of other cities from the 2010 Robotech Convention Tour

Do you run a convention and want the Robotech Tour to make a stop at your event? Then contact Kevin McKeever at kev@robotech.com for more information.

Special thanks to CoastCon's Raymond Boudreau and Jessica Styons for their effort in bringing the tour to Biloxi!

 

CoastCon 33 will be held on March 5th to 7th at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi.

The Super 8 Biloxi is CoastCon's host hotel.

Meet Harmony Gold's Kevin
McKeever in person at CoastCon!










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If you can't make it to Mississippi, you can also submit questions through the Robotech page on Facebook.



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