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NDK At A Glance
- With a total weekend attendance of more than 21,000 (more than 7,000 per day), Nan Desu Kan (a Japanese pun translating loosely to 'what is it?') is the largest convention in Colorado and 14 surrounding states (excluding Texas), as well as one of the top 15 largest anime conventions in the country.
- The Marriott Denver Tech Center has been NDK's home since 2005. NDK also offers attendees the option of overflow hotels.
- NDK 2013 is the convention's 17th year, and its third with an attendance cap. It began in 1997 as a 200-attendee festival celebrating anime at the Tivoli on the Auraria college campus in Denver. In 2009, it was featured on CNN.
- NDK is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association, a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Meet the RMAA Board.
- Since 2000, NDK has sponsored a charity auction with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to a select organization. In 2011, NDK held a special one-day event for Japanese disaster relief, and matched all funds raised dollar-for-dollar. Rave2Save Japan raised $13,440 (included matched funds).
- A combined $82,000 has been donated to previous worthy recipients: the Japan America Society of Colorado, American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, Child's Play, United Way Gulf Recovery Fund, the Japanese Red Cross, Aurora Victim Relief Fund, and the American Heart Association.
About Nan Desu Kan: Nan Desu Kan (NDK), the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region (excluding Texas), provides a diverse mix of numerous cultural panels, musical guests, games, dances, workshops, art showings and auctions, as well as screenings of new and classic anime. Nan Desu Kan is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association. NDK 2013 is Sept. 13-15 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, CO 80237. Weekend passes are available online or at the door for $50. Due to an attendance cap, pre-registration is highly recommended. For the latest news and programming information, visit http://ndkdenver.org.
About Rocky Mountain Anime Association: The Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture in Colorado. The RMAA sponsors Nan Desu Kan at the Marriott Denver Tech Center and NDK NYE, the New Year's Eve costume ball, at the Denver Renaissance Hotel.