Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SPJA Adopts Anime Conji


The first major steps have been made regarding the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation adopting Anime Conji from the San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. Normally on my articles, I would write an article that analyzes the impact of it and how it can affect the convention's future. Seeing that I am on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, a major party in this discussion, I will refrain from it.

This is in my blog for a couple of reasons:
  1. It has heavy historical value for the history of both SanSFiS and SPJA
  2. I am on the Board of Directors of the SPJA, and thus this is relevant to my position.
  3. I am a huge fan of Anime Conji and I want the convention to succeed and prosper
Here are the press releases from both organizations, the final contract still needs to be approved:


Here is the Press Release from SanSFiS regarding Anime Conji
San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. ("SanSFiS", nonprofit corporate sponsor of Anime Conji), and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation ("SPJA", nonprofit corporate sponsor of Anime Expo & Project Anime), are pleased to announce preliminary agreement to shift operation of Anime Conji to the SPJA.

The transfer agreement is contingent upon approval by both Boards of Directors.

More information about Anime Conji 2013, including online registration, will be available on this website by June 1st, 2012. All previously announced discounts for AC2013 will be honored. SanSFiS and the SPJA view Anime Conji as a vital part of anime fandom in San Diego and Southern California, and both organizations believe this move will help ensure the convention's continued success and growth.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact David Bloom, SanSFiS President, president@sansfis.org. 

 Here is the Press Release from SPJA regarding Anime Conji
The San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. (“SanSFiS”, nonprofit corporate sponsor of Anime Conji), and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation are pleased to announce that a preliminary agreement to adopt Anime Conji has been reached.

We’re thrilled to welcome our friends in San Diego into the SPJA family, and in the coming weeks will be setting up meetings to discuss the details of the transition.  We look forward to collaborating with the existing SanSFiS and Anime Conji staff and have every intention of enabling them to continue to deliver a premier convention experience for the San Diego community.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact David Bloom, SanSFiS President, president@sansfis.org.

Sincerely,
Marc Perez | Chief Executive Officer

I believe that this adoption will help both Anime Conji and Anime Expo. I look forward to see what will happen in the future with both conventions. Look forward to an official statement from myself once everything has been finalized.

Links:
SanSFiS PR
SPJA PR
Anime Conji 2011 Con Report
Anime Conji 2012 Con Report

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