SoyCon 7 | The School Edition
   
 

We Value Your Feedback

July 1, 2014

SoyCon worked hard throughout this past weekend to provide the best attendee experience for you during your visit at SoyCon. But we understand that when it comes to running big events like this, there may be times when we miss the little things or the things we did not see throughout the weekend. In reality, we are all not perfect, but that doesn't mean we don't want to strive to be better. We want to give this opportunity to you to either ask, comment, or even give advice to us on how to make SoyCon a better experience for you and everyone else in the future. You can give some constructive feedback, explain the pros and cons this past year, or perhaps if you have an great idea you want to pass, feel free to message us and we can talk about it. Every bit of help counts no matter if it is or isn't during SoyCon. This is open to all staff, volunteers, supporters, and volunteers of this SoyCon. Feel free to contact us via email address below.

soyconfeedback@gmail.com

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A Huge Thank You!

June 30, 2014

To everyone who had attended and supported SoyCon throughout this weekend, Thank You! It has been a wonderful ride enjoying the moments we shared during this event. We laughed, we smiled, and most importantly, we had fun! We found through the hot weather and we even hoped hard enough that we scared the rain away to have a perfect weather weekend. We want to thank the entire staff and volunteers placing in their hard work and time to pull this together. We also want to thank is the attendees who took their time to not only attend, but also contributing food, drinks, and all the essentials to make it all happen. Everyone had played a major role to make SoyCon one of the best cosplay gatherings around. We really hope SoyCon became a memorable experience for you and we hope to see you again at SoyCon 8 | The Island Paradise.

To all attendees (students), we declare that all of you are official graduates from SoyCon Academy. Thank you again and see you next year!

Photo By Keir Briscoe Photography

 

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SoyCon Beach Day

June 27, 2014

The beach day will have a green light this year. Today is a time where everyone can get a head start with the SoyCon activity. Beach day is only optional and doesn't require any registration forms or anything. It's a day at the beach! Feel free to visit if you can. (This was unadvertised event, we apologize for any inconvienences.

The address to the location is 1200 S Lynn White Dr., Chicago, IL. (Close to the Alder Planetarium) We will be there from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. When you arrive, we should have a canopy tent setup. If you are driving, they have a parking spot by the beach. It's around $22-$27. They accept card and cash. (Some restrictions may apply when you arrive.) Spots are limited. There are more parking spaces by the museums. You can also use public transportation, but we are unsure of their schedules, times, and route. Visit your travel website for travel information.

Other than that, we'll see you all at the beach! If you can't come today, we'll see you this weekend!

For more information about this beach, visit: http://www.cpdbeaches.com/beaches/12th-Street-Beach/

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Selfie Photo Contest 2014 - Winners Revealed!

June 26, 2014

Announcing the winners of SoyCon's first ever selfie photo contest. The winners below were judged by SoyCon Creator/Event Director, Arthur "Soy Sauce" Garcia. The selected winners will recieve a $10 eGiftCard to Amazon.com. All winners will be notified via e-mail this evening on how to recieve their award. Here the finalized selfie photos for this year's contest. Congrats to all the winners and we would like to thank everyone for their participation. We'll most likely host one for next year!

 

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Things To Know About This SoyCon Weekend

June 25, 2014

There's alot to cover in this update. Let's jump into it.

SoyCon is a potluck style event. We ask if everyone will be willing to contribute food, drinks, coolers w/ ice, eating utencils, warmer trays, foil, plates, napkins, grills, canopy tents, hot dogs, burgers, buns, and more. There's probably going to be alot of person coming to this event throughout this weekend. If we all willing contribute, we should be able to be well prepared for everyone that attends. There's stores nearby if you need to make a run and grab something before arriving.

The Battlefield rules have been posted on the Activities page. We may or may not go off of the rule list exactly, but it will be the general idea on how to play. We'll keep you posted during the event.

Photo Selfie Contest judging and it's coming to a close. Winners will be selected and finalized by the end of the day. It'll be posted in the middle of the day during June 26th. Stay tuned for the winners.

SoyCon's picnic grove does not have an address. The only address we can give you is a building that is across the street from where we're at. That location is 3800 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. (Please do not go to this address. We are in the picnic grove on the other side of Golf Rd.)

Beach Day is still green for this year. We will be meeting at 12th Street Beach in downtown Chicago from 12:00pm-5:00pm. (The location is close to the Alder Planetarium.) This day is optional. We won't be collecting any registration forms during this day.

If you would like to see our information guide, visit this link here and download the .PDF version. We hope to setup a document scanner so you can download this same guide onto your mobile smartphones. We will have a very limited number of paper copies of that same guide.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at SoyCon@soycon.com.

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Cosplay Contests & Dodgeball

June 19, 2014

We will be hosting a hallway style cosplay contest called "Field Cosplay Contest". It's an opportunity for all craftsmanship cosplayers to be judged without even meeting up at a designated location. The judges will come and ask you if you would like to be judged in the contest. And of course, if your costume want to be judged then feel free to ask them! Awards will be given out for the best costumes. If you can't make it on Saturday, don't worry! We will have the field cosplay contest on both days!

For those who had purchased costumes or have store bought costumes won't be able to be entered in the field cosplay contest, but we do have a cosplay showcase show where you can show off your amazing costume as a walk-on! And if you are one of the best walk-ons in the show, we will be giving out some awards as well!

If costumes is not your thing, how about spending some time in our gym class with one of the best games to play, dodgeball! We will be hosting variations of dodgeball games for you all to play!

Head on over to our Activities page for more information about these events!

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Period Schedules Posted

June 19, 2014

Here's the official schedule posting for this year's SoyCon for both Saturday and Sunday! We hope many of you will be able to take part in our activities this year. Feel free to read our activities section for more details on what we're planning this year!

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Selfie Photo Contest - Submissions Now Closed

June 15, 2014

Submissions for the SoyCon Selfie Photo Contest are now closed. We will begin judging from June 16th to June 25th. Winners will be announced on June 26th. All winners will recieved a $10 eGiftCard to Amazon.com and will be notified via e-mail.

If you would like to see all of the entries of this contest, we have them uploaded on our facebook page!

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Selfie Photo Contest - Final Day Submission

June 14, 2014

Today is the last day for to submit your selfie photos towards our selfie photo contest. The deadline is tonight (June 15th @ 12:00am). To enter, review our contest page and submit your photos to soyconselfie@gmail.com. We hope to see many of your submissions so you have a chance to win a $10 eGiftCard to Amazon.com!

Now get on out there and take those selfies!!!

Want to see everyone else's entries? Head on over to our SoyCon Fanpage on Facebook to check them out!

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Update on Moe Moe Tea Time & The Photobooth

June 12, 2014

We have updated information on the Moe Moe Tea Time event. Our moe school girl cast are ready to serve you during our wonderful show & tell talent show! They will be serving drinks, snacks, and treats!

Plus, Keir Briscoe of Keir Briscoe Photography will be setting a photobooth for Saturday June 28th to grab those special yearbook style photos. Come down and catch a photo! These photos will also be featured in our digital SoyCon yearbook!

For details, head down to our Activities Page!

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3DS Video Game Tourneys

June 3, 2014

For the first time, SoyCon will be hosting it's first 3DS tournaments for two popular games, Pokemon X & Y and Mario Kart 7.

Bring your 3DS system to SoyCon for some epic battles and races. For details, visit our Activities Page!

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SoyCon General Registration Forms

May 27, 2014

General Registration forms are now online! All attendees can download your registration forms and fill them out at home. That's one less step you need to do when you arrive at SoyCon. Feel free to download your forms on the Registration Page on our site!

Not sure how this all works? It's easy! Just simply download your form, print, fill out the form, and bring it to SoyCon on the day of arrival to obtain your free badge! Don't have a printer? Having trouble downloading? Forgot your form at home? No worries, we will have extra copies for you to fill out when you arrive!

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Selfie Photo Contest

May 3, 2014

Introducting our first annual photo selfie contest.

If you love to take selfie photos, here's your chance to have some fun with this contest! Not only that, the winners that has the best selfie photo will win a $10 gift card to Amazon! We have 5 different categories for you and your friends to select from to participate in. You can enter in one, multiple or even all of them! Submissions begin now til June 15th @ midnight. Happy photo time!

For details, visit our Contest section!

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SoyCon Academy Online

May 1, 2014

Hello students!!! Welcome to SoyCon Academy!

We are gathered here for our 7th annual social cosplay gathering event, known as SoyCon, to enjoy good times and memories with your fellow student community members and student council staff. SoyCon is the largest cosplay gathering of the midwest and we're hoping that all of you can make it out for this year's event. This year we are presenting our theme as "School". So bring out your school uniforms, your backpacks, and your learning materials for the enjoyment that is SoyCon.

Our event will be once again held at Ned Brown's Meadow in Rolling Meadows, IL on June 28 & 29, 2014. Feel free to browse around to learn more about this year's event!

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