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{{ PR }} 3 Main Event Challenges In Time For TAKII 14!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Best In The World: 3 Main Event Challenges In Time For TAKII 14!
PRESS RELEASE FEATURES: Inaugural "TAKII 14 Challenge" contest info, "AMV Battle Royale" guidelines, & a new FUNdraising stop on the TAKII World Tour!
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE URL: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=149

October 9th, 2012 -- Upper Darby, PA -- Are you "that damn good"? Would you say that you are "the best in the world at what you do"? Some people like say "WHAT!?", or perhaps "it doesn't matter what you think" in the 1st place. In any case, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is giving its fans more opportunities than ever to show what they are made of in epic contests against one another in the run-up to TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~, including:

(TAKII 14 CHALLENGE: HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST)
In the weeks & months leading up to this season's TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~, Team TAKII Coordinators will be holding a variety of "Challenges" for our fans worldwide to take part in & put some of their skills to good fusion festival use & be rewarded at the same time ^_^. With Halloween only a few weeks away, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational couldn't find any other better way to celebrate the season (& give away some prizes) than to hold our 1st annual Halloween Costume Contest! Using characters from within Yu Yu Hakusho (TAKII 14's anime theme), your job is to create a masterpiece of fanart by placing said characters inside of your very own Halloween costume by the October 24th, 2012 deadline. Once all submissions have been received, they will be posted on the TAKII homepage (http://takii.pdnmz.com) & the public will be given a chance to provide their feedback (as Team TAKII Co-Coordinators provide their own in private). On October 31st, 2012, TAKII Co-Coordinator, Cheryl Snyder, will then grade all of the submissions received (based upon a combo of feedback generated & her own critiquing on a 1 (worst) thru 10 (best) scale) & announce our winner, who will then have their artwork featured on badges for TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~. That's not all they'll win, as they will also be the proud recipient of 2 LIFETIME #1 CONTENDER'S PASSES to any & all future seasons of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational! For more info on "TAKII 14 Challenge: Halloween Costume Contest", please visit it's official page: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=147.

(AMV BATTLE ROYALE)
A tried & true artform from Asian culture fandom dating as far back as your old VHS tapes, fanatics get together to compile their favorite video clips from Asian-themed shows against their own choice of music to produce masterpieces that are known as AMVs, or animated music videos. And after taking a hiatus for a few seasons, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's "AMV Battle Royale" is back & with a vengeance in time for TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~! But seeing as how we are dealing with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival", we can NEVER do things the normal or easy way ^_^. As such, TAKII fanatics all over the Universe will be tasked to compose AMVs in the following categories:

* MOST EXTREME
o A freestyle AMV that stretches the confines of reality to a true TAKII extreme
o VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: It must consist of a majority of Asian-themed visuals
o AUDIO REQUIREMENTS: You may use any audio source you'd like
o All other "AMV Battle Royale" rules/restrictions apply

* TAKII 14 CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
o An AMV challenge of epic proportions that must adhere to the following:
o VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: You can only use footage from TAKII 14's theme
o AUDIO REQUIREMENTS: You may use any audio source you'd like
o All other "AMV Battle Royale" rules/restrictions apply

All entries must be received by December 20th, 2012. Then when TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ comes around, all qualified AMVs will be shown & judged based upon which 1 gets the most audience applause in each category & TAKII Coordinator scores (in the event of a tie). Will "AMV Battle Royale" be the moment of glory your AMV has been waiting for? If you think you've got what it takes, visit our official TAKII Forum for a complete set of rules & how to send us your submissions RIGHT NOW: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=140.

(TAKII WORLD TOUR: GAMEGAME STYLE)
K-Pop superstar Psy might be well known for telling everyone that he want's "a girl with Gangnam style", but we here at The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational declare that we want fanatics that just gotta have GameGame Style! Our newest hopeful regular stop on the TAKII World Tour, GameGame Style takes place from TAKII HQ on November 10th, 2012 at 2:00pm - 8:00pm. For a nominal entry fee of $10 (payable via cash at the door), participants get to compete in a wide variety of gaming tourneys across multiple platforms & mediums, including: Wii (Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii), 360 (WWE '12, Soulcalibur V), PS3 (Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition), 3DS/DSi (Tetris DS, Mario Kart DS), old school (NES, SNES, etc.), & card gaming (Magic: The Gathering).

As everyone snacks on Asian edibles (prepared by chef D-chan), they will also be racking up points in standard bracketed tournaments (ie: loser is out & winner stays in) based upon the following: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, & 0 points for a loss. After each tourney battle, the players will get to select a Point Stipulation Card that could do the following to their score with the points earned: add it, subtract it, multiply it, or divide it. The reason this is being done is to make those who tend to "plow" through their competition more of a challenge to maintain their point leads & give those who get knocked out "earlier than they are ready" an incentive to keep battling on 'till the very end.

At the end of the evening, point totals will be added up & the following prizes will be awarded: 1st place = 50% of the entry pool (ie: $1000 in entry fees = $500 in prize money), 2nd place = TAKII swag pack #1, & 3rd place = TAKII swag pack #2. For those who might think that GameGame Style might be jam-packed enough as it is....then you obviously don't know how the TAKII World Tour likes to throw a party! In addition to all of the gaming tourney madness, all GameGame Style participants will get FREE #1 Contender's Passes to our upcoming season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~!! BUT THAT'S NOT ALL o.O! On top of all that awesomeness, we will be unveiling unprecedented TAKII news that is going to shake the fusion festival to its very core & resonate all throughout the landscape of Asian culture fandom -- & WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL, beginning at GameGame Style. For even more info on this stop on our TAKII World Tour, check out: http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=137.

As a famous person once said, "every journey starts with a single step". Glorious competitors, it's now time for you all to become "the best there is, the best there was, & the best that there ever will be"; ganbatte, minna-san!!


Team TAKII PR Coalition
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TAKII: Paparazzi Press Room -- http://takii.pdnmz.com/interaction/paparazzi-press-room
TAKII Forum -- http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4
press@takii.pdnmz.com


ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)
Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.

ABOUT THE TAKII WORLD TOUR
For our fusion festival fans, the TAKII World Tour has become a way for them to connect to The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational at a like-minded event that is closer to them, being able to trade infamous stories of TAKII lore with their passionate compatriots. For organizers of similar festivals & conventions, it's a chance for them to partner with the most dynamic force in this genre of Asian-themed entertainment & add that missing element of "the extreme" for their own attendees to enjoy. Touring since November 2006, the TAKII World Tour has universally rocked the foundation of Asian culture fandom & continues to do so all-throughout the year & many more to come!

ABOUT TAKII 14 ~NEW YEAR'S EVOLUTION~
The stockings will be hung from the chimney with care. Auld acquaintances shall not be forgot. And the seasonal references could go on & on & before we know it, TAKII 14 ~New Year's Evolution~ will be upon us! "The reason for the season" will be descending upon Philly, PA's The Rotunda on December 29th & 30th 2012, making it the perfect place to enjoy some after-Christmas chaos & pre-New Year's partying, otaku-fied TAKII-style! With the success of May 2012's TAKII 13 ~United We Stand~, we've carefully extracted the best parts of last season & will combine it with some plans for this beloved festival/convention hybrid that have been in the works for years, giving fans all over the universe something to salivate over before-hand & never forget once TAKII 14 comes to pass.
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