Oh, Katsucon, sweet glorious Katsucon. You are so good to us. In fact, without you, we’d never exist.Â It was way back at Katsucon 14 that we were birth during an Iron Artist battle between our co-founders Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz and Jamie “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi, and we’ve hit the ground running ever since.
That said, each time we come back to Katsucon, we make sure that it’s something special, and we are aiming to do the same this year, as we are a part of Katsucon 18, Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th, 2012.
We kick off the weekend in a rather infamous way, as for the first time ever, we will be bringing Super Art Fight UNLEASHED! to Katsucon.Â That show will be Friday Night, February 17th at Midnight (so technically Saturday Morning), and will feature the darkest, deepest, most messed up ideas of the SAF roster tossed onto canvas.Â As always, this UNLEASHED event will be 18+ and NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO IS ALLOWED. For the dayjobs and such. We like to keep them.Â We’ll update you on the panel room location as we know it.
The Super Art Fight show proper will follow up on Saturday Afternoon, February 18th at 2:30pm. This will be a full featured Super Art Fight live event, featuring the roster you know and love. The event is all ages, and photography and video is ENCOURAGED.
Here’s what you’ll see on the canvas on the 18th…
- Nick “Ghostfreehood” Borkowicz vs. Jamie “Brawlin'” Baldwin
The biggest SAF feud of Summer 2010 is reignited here! Borkowicz and Baldwin have given each other some of the hardest fought bouts in SAF history, so we just HAD to put the rematch in front of one of our most appreciative audiences. Their first one on one bout in almost a year, the stakes are high as Borkowicz is trying to re-situate himself as a singles competitor after his loss of the SAF tag titles, and Baldwin is trying to keep momentum going into her SAF title shot on March 16th. Who will reign supreme? Find out at Katsucon!
- Katsucon 17 Rematch! Kelsey “Killer” Wailes vs. Michael “Spaghetti Kiss” Bracco
Last year, one of the best bouts of the Katsucon show was the first ever one on one pairing of Kelsey Wailes and then SAF Champion, Michael Bracco. The battle was so big that it even expanded past the canvas onto cardboard boxes, and honestly, anything they could draw on. It’s only appropriate that one year later, we see what they’ve got. Bracco versus Wailes, it really doesn’t get better than that.
- Jamie Noguchi Legend Battle! Jamie “Angry Zen Master Noguchi vs. ???
Every year, we indulge Jamie Noguchi. Not in the way you’d expect, given his crazy Art Fight antics. Once a year, at every Katsucon, he makes one demand – he wants to step his game up against a legendary artist. In 2010, he battled Jo Chen. In 2011, he battled Frank Cho. In 2012…he faces….well, we can’t officially announce it yet.Â In an effort to build interest and hype, Jamie has asked that we keep the name quiet until closer to showtime. But, since we want to give you a hint, let’s just say that this might be the battle of the tortoise…and the hare.Â We cannot wait to see this battle happen, as Jamie gets to strut his stuff against one of his favorite artists of all time, and it’s a bout you’ll ONLY see at Katsucon.
There you go. Two big shows, Three big bouts, it’s going to be a heck of a weekend at Katsucon. We hope you can join us live. See you there!