Since 2009, Connecticon has been one of our favorite places to play.
Year one, we packed the room so heavy that the Fire Marshall showed up. In subsequent years, we’ve had the honor of playing the 2500 seat Main Events room.
This year, the Main Events room has been upgraded, now able to hold 2750 of you, and we intend to go all out, so it’s our honor and pleasure to announce the card for this weekend…THE CLASH IN CONNECTICUT 2012!
Hitting the Main Events Room (CTCC Ballrooms ABC) on Saturday Night, July 14th at 9:30pm will be the following card.
MAIN EVENT: Jamie “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi versus Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander)
At Connecticon 2011, Team IMPACT leader Jamie Noguchi did the impossible and defeated 12 other competitors to win the first ever SAF Rumble. As the first artist in, and the last one out, The Angry Zen Master earned a new nickname that day – “Iron Man” and proved himself a force to be reckoned with. On that very same show, the Main Event was a battle between two fan favorites. Yuko Ota defeated Least I Could Do’s Lar DeSouza in a Battle of Undefeated Icons. Yuko has yet to be defeated over FOUR YEARS of Super Art Fight appearances, and on July 14th, Jamie Noguchi will be aiming to finally put a “1” in her loss column. Long-time fans may recall their amazing bout at Connecticon 2010, and there’s no reason to believe this bout will not deliver. This will be a Main Event to be remembered.
Not seen since our Fire Marshall infuriating Connecticut debut at Connecticon 2009, Obsidian art fights out of Colombia, South America, so with this being his first East Coast convention appearance in years, you know we just had to sign him back up. The charismatic bald man will be facing some tough competition, however. Dirk Tiede is one of the more regular stars in our convention appearances, having appeared on Super Art Fight events up and down the East Coast, including memorable bouts at Connecticon 2009 and 2010. His marker skills are matched with an incredible artistic wit, so for pure drawing action, you’re not going to get a better match than these two. Who will reign supreme? Find out Saturday night.
Debuting at our 2011 Super Art Fight Idol Event, Henry and Dann have made quite the name for themselves. Joining forces immediately upon their call up to the main SAF roster, they’ve left a path of dried markers and destruction in their wake. Having won the SAF Tag Titles, there are few teams more elite than these two, and Henry has made multiple appearances on out of state cards, such as last year’s Boston debut and this year’s ROFLCon appearance. This is Dann’s first convention show, and the money minded duo are being met with strong opposition. Phil Kahn and Mike Donohue are not new faces for the hardcore SAF fan. Phil Kahn (literally) exploded onto the scene at the 2012 SAF Idol Competition and Mike Donohue impressed SAF brass with back to back finalist nods for the 2011 and 2012 SAF Idol Tournaments. Phil and Mike both wish to make an impact at the biggest Super Art Fight show of the year, and the road to future bookings has one big roadblock called Dann and Henry in front of it. Can Kahn and Donohue defeat one of the craftiest duos on the Super Art Fight roster?
PLUS: ONE MORE BONUS BOUT TO BE ANNOUNCED. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages this weekend to find out the fourth bonus match to appear on Saturday night’s card. There is an amazing grouping of talent coming to Hartford, CT this weekend, and we promise to showcase it in a way no other show can – on our combative canvas in front of the greatest fans in the world.
If that wasn’t enough, our Super Art Fight co-hosts, Ross Nover and Marty Day will be joined by a special guest commentator, James Hatton (In His Likeness). Hatton is one of the finest live event hosts in the world of geek, and he will be adding his take to the commentary on Saturday night.
So, Connecticon Attendees – consider this your demand from us. Come to the Main Events room on Saturday night. Be ready to cheer, applaud and live it up. And let us show you why we are The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe.
It’s The Clash in Connecticut 2012. Be there.