Continuing into 2013, Azure Lorica’s affiliates flourished in media and hosting entertainment events. DBoy Productions’ Producer, Danny Gonzales, started Ninja-Con with us at Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA. Raging Nerds escalated in their productions, giving Azure-Lorica.COM a boost in press content. After a number of events, including the Skull Girls Fan Expo, Final Fantasy Prom, and the Tokari Maid Cafe, Azure Lorica separated three of our main services into the following brands:
Our hosting service, mainly as our arts festival in Downtown LA, tours between Long Beach, Pasadena, and DTLA – providing Artists and Performers a venue to bring the arts to the community.
- Triskele Press
Elaborating our community news service, we rebranded Azure-Lorica.COM, to serve our new “geek” audience. We post videos and blog posts for reviews between the industry and the public.
- Drift Plume
Selling tickets and merchandise is a business all by itself. By creating a merchant service, we’re able to not only sell Azure Lorica’s products, but also invite others in the community to join in the opportunity.
2013 brought us a beautiful community that can gain more with our charity, connecting the new generation to culture and arts like never before. By serving our audience through this current “geek” media, we’ve scouted Patrons, Musicians, Artists, and Performers who never knew how to enter the industry without our help. It’s been our pleasure to aid our community in their endeavor to join us in the entertainment industry, as either a Talent or Patron through Azure Lorica’s cause.
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.
Please give a warm welcome to Danny Gonzales, Vice President of Azure Lorica, Inc.