Coming off of last year’s debut at Connecticon, we at Super Art Fight had a good feeling about our return to the Nutmeg state.Â What we didn’t expect, however, was how amazing it would be. Last year, we packed a room so tight, the fire marshall showed up. This year…we learned we may need an EVEN BIGGER room for 2011.
A record-setting 2,000+ fans jam-packed the Main Events room at Connecticon 2010 as we presented The Havoc in Hartford, featuring 3 bouts, all with a 25 minute time-limit.Â Hosting was handled by SAF commentary staff Marty Day and Ross Nover, and auctioning was handled by our own “Eh Yo” Dern.
In the opening match, Yuko Ota defeated Super Art Fight co-founder Jami “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi. This was Yuko’s second appearance on the CTCon stage, and Jami’s CTCon debut.Â Yuko’s fanbase was in full effect (she was by far, the most requested artist going into the show), and in a bout that started with “World Cup” as a topic, the canvas was covered with Vuvuzellas, Noguchi’s adorable/disturbing puppy cows, and all sorts of assorted craziness.Â Noguchi, a veteran of SAF’s past and present, fought hard, but couldn’t stop “The Crusher” Yuko Ota from taking the victory.
Filling out the middle of the card was a Connecticon favorite, a Super Art Fight tag match.Â The team of Alina Pete and Dirk Tiede (aka the “WereTeam”) defeated Garth Graham and the debuting Tina Pratt. While not as wild as the main event tag seen at CTCon 2009, the battle was brought hard to the canvas, with Pratt making a solid showing for a rookie, but the more seasoned “WereTeam” won out in this “Epic Space War” battle. The canvas threw all sorts of objects (tacos, Scott Pilgrim, Carl Fredricksen from Up) in Space, but at the end of the day, the adept teamwork of Pete and Tiede won the audience over.
Finally, after one year of smack talk, battles across the US, and unbridled mayhem, SAF Co-Founder Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz faced head to head against Lar De Souza. Connecticon 2009 saw the battle fly off the canvas, with boards being broken, punches thrown, and absolute insanity gripping the Art Fight stage, and this year was no different.Â Distracting dance attacks, insulting t-shirts and yes, even TIME TRAVELING letters came into play in this SAF classic, but when the “Kawaii Apocalypse” battle’s dust had settled, one man’s hand was raised in victory.Â While Nick raised his overall profile from a relative unknown to a close competitor, the audiences response was obvious – Lar De Souza had won.
Ladies and gentleman, The Havoc in Hartford was truly one for the ages, and we cannot thank you enough for joining us this weekend.Â As we stated across our Facebook and Twitter, we are unbelievably thankful for such a jaw-dropping turnout and we hope to see you all again soon at future events.Â Big thanks to Alyssa Mow of Connecticon for booking us in the Main Events room in the first place, staff member Eric for going above and beyond the call of duty in assisting us with setup, and to the Main Events room staff for great video and audio work.
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