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The Prince of Saiyans comes to Wai-Con!

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We’re proud to announce that Christopher Sabat, the one and only Vegeta from Dragonball Z, is coming to Wai-Con!  Chris has starred in a multitude of roles, from Dragonball to One Piece to Lupin III, and will be sharing his wisdom (and signature) with all of you!

We’ll be announcing Chris’s panels early next year, so keep an eye on the Wai-Con webpage for more info!

Want more Chris Sabat in the mean-time?  Check him out on Twitter at @Chris24_Sabat.

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It’s dangerous to go alone – take this!

Eugene (our illustrious Cosplay Coordinator) has fought and won many battles through his time at Wai-Con.  With his trusted friend at his side, the Cosplay at Wai-Con was full of laughter and glamour.  It was a wonderous sight for everyone to behold; a jewel in Wai-Con’s shimmering crown.

But now, his trusted friend has left to fight his own battles, and Eugene stands there in the dust alone.  His resolve unshaken, Eugene sets out to find a new MC for the Cosplay Competition.

Watch here as Eugene goes on his travels to far off places in search of Wai-Con’s new Cosplay presenter in “Quest for the Wai-Con Emcee!”

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Date announced!

Here’s some amazing new news for you all!

Wai-Con 2014 will be held on March 1-2, 2014 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre!  As this is our 10th Wai-Con, we’re celebrating our anniversary by looking back at our roots.  With a focus on traditions and legacy, we’re looking at our conventions past and having a fantastic celebration of all things Wai-Con.

Join us on a trip down memory lane, as we look at the ten years past, and look forward to the future!

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Annual PAniC Ball

Come along and dance the night away! It’s your chance to dress to the nines, try out that formal cosplay that you’ve been looking forward to, or just throw a suit/dress on and hang out with the Wai-Con crowd at the formal event of the year!

Tables seat 8 and are strictly limited – don’t wait or you’ll miss out!

Tickets are $99 plus booking fee. Please specify any meal requirements and anyone else you wish to be on your table when you book.

You can buy tickets here!

WHEN: 17th August 2013, 7pm til midnight!
VENUE:
THE OLD BREWERY
173 Mounts Bay Road
Perth Western Australia

MENU:
Entree – Roast dorper lamb saddle, saffron & olive potato, lemon & garlic dressing
Main 1 – Seared snapper with pan-fried goats cheese gnocchi, with roast tomato, parsley & radicchio
Main 2 – Grilled beef fillet, with roast pumpkin & potato gratin, sautéed green beans, jus
Dessert – Individual valrhona chocolate & almond puddings, pistachio ice cream, chocolate sauce

Dietary requests able to be accommodated.

(Main courses are alternate drop.)

EVENT IS 18+ – HAVE YOUR ID READY!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email Allan at events@panic-wa.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

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PAniC Committee Vacancy

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Tim Barrett is stepping down from his role as Vice President. Tim has always been a valued member of the Committee and it’s very sad for us to see him go.

 

Due to his resignation, the Committee has done an internal reshuffle, and we’d like to announce that Megan Hinkley-Haynes has been moved to the position of Vice President, and Michael Cogan to the position of Secretary in her place. Congratulations to both members; we know you will both do your best to fulfil the duties of these roles.

 

This all leads to one very important fact: the Committee is now short on one member. As such, PAniC would like to officially announce the vacancy of the Logistics Coordinator position and we are now welcoming applications.

 

If you think you might be interested in this position, a basic list of duties can be found here. You can also feel free to send an email to president@panic-wa.org or vp@panic-wa.org if you have any questions about the role.

 

Application forms can be found here and must be emailed to secretary@panic-wa.org by 5th July.

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big “Thank you!” to Tim for all of his hard work over the last few years. He will be sorely missed, and we hope to see him in the coming years.

 

Good luck to all applicants.

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Sub-Committee Announced!

Well it’s been a long wait but we’re finally announcing the Sub-Committees that will be helping to bring you Wai-Con in 2014. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to those who were successful.
Say hello to…

Art -Sarah Walker

Cosplay – Eugene O’Sullivan

Video Games – Adam McCaw

Wai-Factor – Emily Partington

AMVs – Zac Katz

Volunteers Coordinator – Albert Teow

Exhibits – Kerrie Fulker

Documentations – Wilson Law

Registrar – Layla Chalmers

Screenings – Ebony Clift

Merchandise – Sam Westhoff

Online Community Manager – Karina Bowater

Programme Book – Sarah Kingsbridge

 

Welcome on board, everyone!

 

If you’re interested in doing your part for Wai-Con, keep your eye out for volunteer applications when they open later this year.

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Sub-Committee Positions now open!

As we all know, it takes more than just a committee to run a convention. Apart from the many, many volunteers that devote their time to the con (Yay!), we also need people to help out the committee throughout the year. We could not possibly do half the events we have without these people. So if you want to help out more but aren’t sure if you’re ready to run for the board, then subcommittees is a good way to start~!

 

The positions and their descriptions are below.  Have a good read and if you think you’re right for the job, apply away!

 

The following positions are available:

 

Cosplay:

 

The organisation of the Cosplay Competition at Wai-Con.

The duties include:

  • Acquiring all items required for their competitions at the con (and prior) between themselves and the logistics coordinator
  • Writing (in consultation)and communicating a ruleset for all competitions
  • Coordinating the running of each competition on the day, and communicating the winners to Head of Competitions.
  • Taking opportunities to promote their competitions and listen to constructive feedback
  • Answering all questions about their comps promptly
  • Reports to Head of Competitions

 

Art:

 

The organisation of all art competitions through out the year and at the convention itself.

The duties include:

  • Acquiring all items required for their competitions at the con (and prior) between themselves and the logistics coordinator
  • Writing (in consultation)and communicating a ruleset for all competitions
  • Coordinating the running of each competition on the day, and communicating the winners to Head of Competitions.
  • Taking opportunities to promote their competitions and listen to constructive feedback
  • Answering all questions about their comps promptly
  • Encouraging fangroups and artists to enter their works
  • Reports to Head of Competitions

 

AMVs:

 

The organisation of the AMV Competition at Wai-Con.

The duties include:

  • Acquiring all items required for their competitions at the con (and prior) between themselves and the logistics coordinator
  • Writing (in consultation)and communicating a ruleset for all competitions
  • Coordinating the running of each competition on the day, and communicating the winners to Head of Competitions.
  • Taking opportunities to promote their competitions and listen to constructive feedback
  • Answering all questions about their comps promptly
  • Reports to Head of Competitions

 

Video Games:

 

The organisation of all Video Games competitions through out the year and at the convention itself.

The duties include:

  • Acquiring all items required for their competitions at the con (and prior) between themselves and the logistics coordinator
  • Writing (in consultation)and communicating a ruleset for all competitions
  • Coordinating the running of each competition on the day, and communicating the winners to Head of Competitions.
  • Taking opportunities to promote their competitions and listen to constructive feedback
  • Answering all questions about their comps promptly
  • Reports to Head of Competitions

 

Karaoke/Wai-Factor:

 

The organisation of all Karaoke related competitions through out the year and at the convention itself.

The duties include:

  • Acquiring all items required for their competitions at the con (and prior) between themselves and the logistics coordinator
  • Writing (in consultation)and communicating a ruleset for all competitions
  • Coordinating the running of each competition on the day, and communicating the winners to Head of Competitions.
  • Taking opportunities to promote their competitions and listen to constructive feedback
  • Answering all questions about their comps promptly
  • Reports to Head of Competitions

 

Registrar:

 

During the year, Registrar will be receiving preregistration forms and processing them. They will also be taking memberships for PANIC at events and generally through the mail.

During the convention, Registrar has to organise and man the front desk (preregistration and day registration).  This position reports to the Secretary.

 

Documentations

 

This position handles the paper work side of PAniC.  Dealing with forms and laws in which we abide by and keeping them neatly filed away.  This position is also responsible for leading the PAniC Media Team and documenting events and the Convention.  This position reports to the Secretary.

 

Volunteers:

 

Volunteers deals with the organisation of all things volunteer-ee at the convention!

This includes:

  • Organisation of the Volunteer Handbook
  • Organisation of Rosters
  • Organising the Volunteers After Dinner with help from the Events Co-ordinator
  • Reports to Vice President

 

Online Communities Manager:

 

OCM is a Forum Mod, as well as making sure things like events and other advertising are on our groups on Facebook, Twitter Tumblr, or any other online sources that may be relevant.  However, this will also include management of semi-official sources, such as Wikipedia and other informational pages.  This position reports to the Marketing Co-ordinator.

 

Graphic Design:

 

Designing all art content that will advertised or used through the promotion of Wai-Con.

This will include but is not limited to:

  • Wai-Con Logo
  • Merchandise Art Work
  • Pass Art work
  • Advertisement Art Work

Please note, that if you apply for this position, you MUST provide a portfolio of your previous work.  This position reports to the Marketing Co-ordinator.

 

Programme Book:

 

Programme Book deals with the co-ordination of the Wai-Con programme book.

Their duties include:

  • Working with Marketing and Graphic Design to come up with layout of the book
  • Organising the content for the book with various board members
  • Organising printing
  • Reports to Marketing Co-ordinator

 

Merchandise:

 

The duties of Merchandise include:

  • Inform Marketing and Vice President of the merchandise they would like to include.
  • Order Merchandise
  • Put VIP bags together
  • Organise Designs for merch at PAniC HQ
  • Reports to Marketing Co-ordinator

 

Catering:

 

Order and deliver Pocky, Ramune and other Japanese snacks and drinks for the Convention and PAniC related events.  Sourcing water for volunteers and traders at Wai-Con.  This position reports to the Logistics Co-ordinator.

 

Screenings Coordinator:

 

The screenings co-ordinator works with various Australian anime distributors and organises the screening timetable for the convention.  This position reports to the Panels and Guests Co-ordinator.

 

Bootlegs:

 

Bootlegs patrol the convention looking for bootleg products that traders might be selling.  It is up to them to address and enforce the bootleg policy that we have at Wai-Con. This position reports to the Traders Co-ordinator.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Nominations close April 21st! If you are interested in applying for a Sub-Committee Position fill out the form below and send it to secretary@panic-wa.org

Details of interviews will be sent out upon applying!

Sub Com Application

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2013 Board announced!

Next year Wai-Con is heading into its 10th anniversary!  And with that we needed 10 excellent members willing to give up their time and energy to make the 10th year the best of all time!

We hereby announce the new board members and roles they have been elected to take on!

President: Mike Browner

Vice President: Tim Barrett

Secretary: Megan Hinkley-Haynes

Treasurer: Adam Runks

Marketing: Melissa Rayner

Events: Allan John Clarke IV

Competitions: Nathan Rocca

Logistics: Michael Cogan

Traders: Cathy Gilbert

Panels: Nik Steuart

Congratulations to all the new committee members and re-elected ones, and thank you to our departing members for all their hard work!

For those of you who are interested in getting involved as well, don’t fret.  Sub-Committee positions will be announced soon.  If Sub Committee isn’t quite what you’re looking for, volunteer applications will open later in the year!