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Mika Kobayashi to Perform at T-MODE 2015!

Mika Kobayashi

I am honored and beyond thrilled to announce Mika Kobayashi will be performing at T-MODE 2015!

Mika Kobayashi is an exceptional pianist and vocalist. She has collaborated with famed composer Hiroyuki Sawano on songs from popular anime, such as “Bauklötze” from Attack on Titan, “Before My Body is Dry” (Don’t Lose Your Way) from Kill la Kill, “BIOS” from Guilty Crown, “Call Me Later” and “Me and Creed” from Blue Exorcist, and more.

Mika is excited to meet and perform for all of you at T-MODE!

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T-MODE 2015 Guest: Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Welcome Lisle Wilkerson to TMODE 2015!

Lisle is a 5’10 Japanese speaking blond and the powerhouse voice behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters. Nina Williams, Christie Monteiro and Zafina from Tekken; Sarah Bryant from VirtuaFighter; Joy and Xiuying Hong from Shenmue II, just to name a few.

Lisle also appears in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation, as well as the award winning indie film Kamataki. She’s excited to battle fans in Tekken, host various panels and sign autographs at T-MODE!

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T-MODE 2015 Guest: Rare Candy

Rare Candy

Rare Candy will perform at T-MODE 2015! They’re going to rock your face off with their video game music tributes and electrifying live stage performance.

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October T-Meets: Silver Spring Zombie Walk

Silver Spring Zombie Walk

Join T-MODE for a night of zombie filled fun at the Silver Spring Zombie Walk! Dress up as a zombie and walk in the zombie parade, or you can be a spectator and watch the zombies lurch by. The walk is free and ends at AFI Silver Theatre. You can also purchase tickets to watch a screening of Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead after the walk.

T-MODE T-Meets:
Silver Spring Zombie Walk

When:
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gather @ 8pm
Walk @ 9pm
Movie @ 10:15pm

Where:
The walk starts on Selim Road next to Jackie’s Sidebar and ends at AFI Silver Theatre.

Jackie’s Sidebar
8081 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cost:
Zombie Walk – FREE
Dead Snow 2 Movie – $12.00 General

We advise movie tickets to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available online at AFI.com.

RSVP:
October T-MODE T-Meets: Silver Spring Zombie Walk

T-MODE @ Otakon 2014

T-MODE will be hanging out with the fine folks at Otakon this weekend, August 7-10, 2014. We’re providing our signature brand of festival games at Otakon’s Thursday Matsuri. For the rest of the weekend, you can find us in Artist Alley for more T-MODE Matsuri fun and games.

We may have contests and other promotions over Otakon weekend, so check our Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

Otakon 2014

August T-Meets: DBZ Battle of Gods

Our August T-MODE T-Meets is a screening of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! The movie is showing in select theaters for a limited time. Follow T-MODE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

T-MODE T-Meets:
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

When:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 7pm

Where:
AMC Hoffman Center 22
206 Swamp Fox Road
Alexandria, VA 22314 [ map ]

The AMC Hoffman Center is easily accessible via the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station on the Yellow Line. The theater is located a short walk away.

Cost:
$10.00 General

We advise tickets to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available online at Fandango.com.

RSVP:
August T-MODE T-Meets: Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods

June T-Meets is Zoo-tastic

June T-Meets: National Zoo
June T-Meets: National Zoo

We had so much fun at the National Zoo for our June T-Meets. We explored several exhibits and saw a lot of different animals. The baby panda was the highlight of our trip. It’s just so adorable! More photos of our zoo adventure are posted on Facebook. Also connect with us on Twitter for more T-Meets updates.

T-MODE 2015 Guest: It’s Raining Neon

It's Raining Neon

Welcome It’s Raining Neon to T-MODE 2015! It’s Raining Neon, aka DeAnna Davis, is an accomplished cosplayer, makeup artist, model, costume and prop designer.

Her work has been featured in the BlazBlue Thank You Project art book, Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men ad campaigns, online articles on College Humor and more. She also appears in cosplay focused showcase novels like Breaking All the Rules; Cosplay and the Art of Self Expression.

DeAnna is excited to share her cosplay and costuming talents with everyone at T-MODE 2015.

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2015 Otaku Bazaar Registration is Open!

The Otaku Bazaar is now open and accepting Merchant applications for T-MODE 2015. Submit the Merchant Request Form if you would like to be considered for booth space. Get your applications in early. Last year, Otaku Bazaar spaces sold out in only 2 days. Questions? Send us an email, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Be a Merchant in the T-MODE Otaku Bazaar

2015 Otaku Bazaar Registration Opens July 1

T-MODE Otaku Bazaar

SAVE THE DATE! Merchant registration for the T-MODE Otaku Bazaar opens July 1, 2014. I’m really excited because we have huge changes this year.

1. More room!
The Otaku Bazaar is now located in the Plaza Ballroom. That means we have more merchant spaces available. Much more! It also means that we will no longer impose a space limit. Merchants can purchase as many spaces as they want.

2. All spaces are $150.
Getting a larger room means we have to increase rates to help cover the higher costs.

3. Receive 2 complimentary 3-Day memberships.
To help with the rate increase, each booth space will receive two complimentary 3-Day memberships!

4. All booth spaces are 6′ x 6′.
Booths include one 6′ x 3′ table and two chairs. If you’re used to a bigger booth size, you can purchase two 6′ x 6′ spaces to create one big 12′ x 6′ booth for only $300. Plus you’ll get 4 complimentary memberships with your space. Remember, you can purchase as many spaces as you want to create an even bigger booth.

Everyone selling something at T-MODE is considered a merchant. We still don’t distinguish between artists or vendors, so that hasn’t changed. This is also a great opportunity to take advantage of our fantastic $89/night hotel rate to make selling at T-MODE even more convenient.

We’ll announce when Otaku Bazaar registration is active on July 1. Feel free to email us with any questions, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.