After two years of working with Azure Lorica, from the stand up comedy shows, to the now infamous Ninja-Con, Danny Gonzales, a.k.a. DBoy, has joined Azure Lorica not only as just a Producer, but officially as an Officer in our cause!
Beginning with DBoy Productions, Danny was originally sponsored to continue his shows under the aid of Azure Lorica’s 501c3 status. The agreement contracted him for a year of service, following the obligation to invite teenagers to attend his shows for free. Adhering to our terms as a charity, he pushed for an alternative idea, that would allow an arcade of artists, and not just performers, to take the stage and become stars of their own. He pitched us a humble art festival, catered to low income anime hobbyists – he called Ninja-Con. Named solely after the Koga clan, of whose history was known for being of the lower class warriors in medieval Japan – deadly in their skills in the black arts, and infamous for staying invisible – Ninja-Con was created, in his own words: “By the fans, for the fans, from a fan.”
Today, Ninja-Con produces free small seasonal events for the fans, inviting vendors and small business to join the action, while featuring new up-and-rising artists, such as the Tokari Maids and the independent videogame prodigies of Skull Girls! For more information, please visit: www.ninja-conla.org
On November 29, 2013, Azure Lorica’s Board of Directors recognized Danny’s hard work, helping our nonprofit theatre charity reach over one thousand supporters within a day, and a couple more thousands afterward – leading our organization to invite an array of artists, giving the youth free shows, and allow both volunteers and donors to aid our cause – we couldn’t be more proud to introduce Danny Gonzales publicly as Azure Lorica’s newest member, as Founder and Chairman of Ninja-Con.