Miyacon was a 1-time convention that took place at the Old Pine Community Center in Philadelphia, PA on June 2nd, 2009. Its founder, Simmee Myers, was inspired to create Miyacon by being tasked with a graduation project for her Senior Year at Masterman High School in Philly, PA. After having been in attendance at TAKII 3 ~Video Game Ecstacy~, she met the TAKII Coordinators & was able to see 1st-hand the beauty & excitement that the fusion festival created all throughout the year. During a conversation that would be had in February 2007, Simmee confided in D-chan how much she admired "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" & how her dream was to not only be a part of making it happen, but she wanted to create an event on her own, under TAKII's direction! To make it official, D-chan had to sign as Simme's official Graduation Project Mentor & was contacted by Masterman High School multiple times in an effort to assess her progress in creating what we all now know & love as Miyacon. Though this convention only happened once, a lil known fact is that The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational still holds out the option to revive it!! But until that happens, let's enjoy Miyacon 2007 through a compelling multimedia presentation!
<< JUNE 2nd, 2007 >> After saying his goodbyes to everyone at the Central Bucks East Mini-Con earlier that afternoon, D-chan & his TAKII Roadie (& close personal friend), Mikey Z., drove down to South Philly for Miyacon, held at the spacious Old Pine Community Center on June 2nd, 2007. As soon as the TAKII World Tour arrived, Simmee (the girl that D-chan mentored for Miyacon) & her asisstant were right there, helping him & Mikey Z. unload all of the TAKII World Tour's DJ-ing/performance equipment into the venue (their help was greatly appreciated ^_^). When everyone finally walked into the Community Center, the 1st person to greet D-chan is KojiroJames, otherwise known as "That Team Rocket Guy" in cosplay circles. He is a supporter of local events & a hardcore TAKII extremist, shouting "Hey Pink Lady!!!" (This was in relation to TAKII's tribute to Pink Lady, where D-chan dressed up as Kei).
ANYWHO, after everyone was settled, the TAKII World Tour got underway, as D-chan was DJ-ing the remainder of the day & sang along to some of his favorite performance pieces (such as Pink Lady's "Wanted", BoA's "Love & Honesty", & Fullmetal Alchemist's "Melissa"). The "TAKII Show" was alive & well, where the prize was putting smiles on the faces of all Miyacon-goers (....& of course, some TAKII & Miyacon swag ^_^). There was 1 young man who got up to sing some DDR song for "Say WTF Karaoke" & his interpretation was so unique, that not only did he have himself laghing, but everyone at Miyacon was in complete stitches!! While people were enjoying the TAKII World Tour, others, got to participate in some classic "Gaming Festivities". D-chan ended up getting to play in a Soul Calibur 3 tournament on PS2. His master character is Ivy & he wasted no time in showing who's boss at Miyacon! However, he then goes into a match against Miyacon Chairwoman, Simmee, as Voldo; big mistake (LOL). After leaping all over the board in typical Voldo fashion, Simmee, as Kilik, is able to maneuver past D-chan & knock him off of the edge of the screen for the win! It was at that point that D-chan challenged her to an extreme bout of Soul Calibur 3 at TAKII 4 ~Rhythm D-Generation X-Treme~ & he was able to finally defeat her, returning the favor :-P. Simmee would go on to become 1 of TAKII's most trusted Team TAKII Coalition Members in a variety of positions & maintains a strong friendship with D-chan to this day. Who knows....you might see Miyacon back someday, miina-san ^_*!