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April 27, 2011

News for Nan Desu Kan 2011:

Nan Desu Kan announces Rave2Save for Japanese disaster relief

Donations will be matched dollar for dollar

DENVER--Nan Desu Kan, the largest convention in the Rocky Mountain region, is sponsoring a one-night-only event to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. The all-ages Rave2Save Japan will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 8 p.m. at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colo.

A minimum $10 cash donation is required for entry. All money raised will be matched dollar for dollar by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA), the parent nonprofit organization of Nan Desu Kan.

"We know that some of our attendees have limited resources, and they might not feel like they'll be able to help on their own," said Amanda Liebermann, executive director of RMAA. "By pooling everyone's donations and then matching them, we'll help our attendees make a significant difference for Japan relief, and have fun at the same time."

Rave2Save Japan will also feature DJ Bullock, a silent auction and traditional Japanese games kingyo-sukui (goldfish-scooping) and wanage (ring toss).

"Our goal is to help Japan however we can, while it's still fresh in everyone's minds," said Liebermann.

Attendees are welcome to cosplay. Hotel rooms begin at the special rate of $69, and parking is free. The Marriott Denver Tech Center donated the Evergreen Ballroom for this event.

ABOUT NAN DESU KAN: Nan Desu Kan (NDK), the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region, 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 Japanese animation. NDK 2011 is Sept. 9-11 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, CO 80237. Beginning in 2011, Nan Desu Kan will institute an attendance cap. For the latest news, visit

ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIME ASSOCIATION: The Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit 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.