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Allcal Impresses Attendees at Project Anime

Posted with permission from Tradeshow News Network.
https://www.tsnn.com/news/allcal-impresses-attendees-project-anime

August 4, 2018
Lisa Plummer Savas

At its second run as the official event app for Project Anime, the annual conference for anime convention organizers, Allcal Events made yet another splash with attendees and show organizers alike.

Held July 3-4 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles, Project Anime precedes the popular Anime Expo, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Both events are run by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA).

“Project Anime is a B2B conference that bridges Anime Event Organizers with Japanese Pop Culture Industry Professionals to connect, network and support each other,” explained Neko Davis, Project Anime coordinator.

He continued, “Through the help of Allcal, the Project Anime team was able to provide an effortless and above standard experience. This app allowed for the conference attendees to stay informed, plan out their days, get alerts and also interact with the app in ways that encouraged them to also want Allcal for their events.”

As a complete event schedule management solution for event organizers, Allcal Events allows users to build their own mobile event apps and branded online schedules as well as sell tickets.

Lance Heiskell, Allcal head of marketing, hosted a panel at Project Anime, during which he highlighted and demonstrated Allcal’s capabilities by building a sample event calendar in real time.

After asking attendees how long it typically takes them to build their event calendars, Heiskell imported an Excel spreadsheet into the platform, which instantly created 86 events on the sample calendar.

“My favorite part was the audible ‘wow’ heard in the audience when they saw how fast it is to build a full event calendar with Allcal,” Heiskell said.

Launched in 2016, Allcal is no stranger to working with large and small pop culture and anime festivals, conferences and conventions, including Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con; RuPaul’s DragCon; Project Anime: Tokyo; Kitsunekon; Dallas Startup Week; Scare LA and the Philadelphia Film Festival.

“We love Project Anime, this is our crowd” said Daniel Cocanougher, CEO of Allcal. “We’ve worked with many events and conventions in the past couple of years, several of whom we met at Project Anime. We will be back next year.”

 

 

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Allcal Announces Low-Cost Ticketing Solution

The event management platform is offering a cost-effective service for all price points.

North Richland Hills, Texas – June 1, 2018 – Allcal is excited to announce its new ticketing solution for events of all sizes.

Creating a ticketed event is just as easy as creating a free event on Allcal. The setup takes mere minutes while creating your event schedule on Allcal’s platform. Through this service, event planners can set discounts in seconds as well as send last minute event changes through push notifications.

Attendees can purchase tickets directly on the event’s website or the app, streamlining the experience for both users and event planners. Event-goers will not see any competing events advertised when purchasing tickets through Allcal. The service is paperless and user-friendly. To gain entry, patron tickets are scanned by festival staff with Allcal’s ticket validation app.

 

“Ticketing has been a goal of Allcal’s since the beginning. Our team has been diligently developing and refining this service,” states Daniel Cocanougher, CEO of Allcal. “This is part of our mission to make Allcal the premiere event management solution for events, conventions, and festivals.”

Daniel Cocanougher is available for interviews regarding this news. To request an interview and/or Allcal demo, contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com).

About Allcal Events
Allcal Events is a complete event management platform for event organizers. Launched in 2016, Allcal has been the vendor of choice for both small and large-scale festivals, conferences, and conventions. Our clients include Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, RuPaul’s DragCon, Project Anime: Tokyo, Kitsunekon, Dallas Startup Week, Scare LA, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. Learn more about Allcal at: events.allcal.com. See the new simplified version at festivals.allcal.com.

Connect with Allcal Events
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facebook.com/allcalevents
instagram.com/allcalevents

 

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Allcal Events Launches New Branded App Solution

New vertical allows clients to transform Allcal into their own branded event app that’s 100% compliant with the new Apple App Store guidelines.

Dallas, Texas – January 30, 2018 – Allcal Events is excited to announce the new Branded App Solution. Clients of Allcal Events can now select their own color template, logos, and even app icon button to customize the Allcal app for their event attendees. This year the Apple App Store began rejecting white label or duplicate event apps in what is commonly referred to as Appageddon, leaving many events, conventions, and trade shows in need of an alternative. Allcal has the solution and is 100% compliant with the App Store guidelines.

“The new Apple App Store guidelines are a great thing for users and event organizers alike, because it will force developers to make better apps,” states Allcal CEO Daniel Cocanougher. “But it will also leave a big hole in the event app industry and many organizers scrambling – that’s where Allcal can help.” Allcal is the aggregator or “picker” model that Apple specifically refers to in the updated App Store guidelines as an example of what is acceptable.

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The numerous filters on Allcal Events can handle even the most complicated scope of multi-day programming with color-coded filters. The new panel schedule creator allows clients to have creative control in an interface that’s easy to use. Allcal Events clients can add links, images, Twitter feeds, and more to schedules.

In-app chat rooms allow users to communicate in real time, building excitement and community for events. Clients can also promote and sponsor important chat messages to be seen by event attendees. All updates to the schedule update in real time, sending a push notification to event attendees.

Allcal Events also features convenient in-app ticketing services and complete event and calendar management system within the dashboard so that clients can manage everything in one place and see valuable engagement data. No coding is required to utilize Allcal Events. The branded app package costs $3,000 per year, considerably less than the cost to develop one’s own app.

For more information, visit events.allcal.com. To request an Allcal demo, contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com).

About Allcal Events
Allcal Events is a complete calendar and event management solution for event organizers. Launched in 2016 as a unique social calendar solution for events, Allcal has been the official scheduling vendor for both small and large-scale festivals, conferences, and expos. Successful events include Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, RuPaul’s DragCon, Dallas Startup Week, Scare Los Angeles, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. Learn more about Allcal Event’s features and capabilities here: events.allcal.com.

Connect with Allcal Events
twitter.com/allcalevents
facebook.com/allcalevents
instagram.com/allcalevents

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Con Tip #1 Take Advantage of Venue Maps

The Allcal Team is kicking off the new year with a series of convention tips that can help any event of any size. Up first – why you need to take advantage of venue maps throughout your website and mobile app.

Why You Need A Venue Map

Don’t assume your attendees know where to go. You might have held the same event in the same venue for over 5 years but you get new attendees every year.

Don’t frustrate them.

In fact, you’ll probably need more than just one venue map to keep attendees organized. Make sure you have easy access to all maps that guide your attendees throughout the venue.

Make Sure You Have These Venue Maps –

  • Hotels and conventions should provide you with their recent floorplans of conference space and meeting rooms so you can make updated maps each year.
  • Have “You Are Here” maps printed and posted in high trafficked locations so people can get their bearings.
  • Post your maps online before the convention so people can plan ahead.
  • Include the main map in the program guide. Have print outs of this map at every Help Desk.
  • Make all the maps available on your event app to access from anywhere. With Allcal, you can add a panel room map to every event listing to make panels easier to find.

We all want attendees to have the best time possible. We’ll be back soon to talk about using schedule filters to find programming faster.

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Online Event Scheduling Can Be Easy and Beautiful

Allcal is the online event calendar solution for large and small scale festivals, conferences, and events.

Post a branded online schedule to your site with our interactive, mobile-friendly, no-coding required toolset. Allcal integrates with external ticketing systems for a seamless user experience to purchase tickets.

Allcal was selected as the integrated calendar for the twenty-sixth annual Philadelphia Film Festival hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society. Over 150 screenings took place during the world class festival which ran from October 19-29, 2017. Allcal was seamlessly embedded in the website to serve as the festival’s primary schedule platform. View the schedule here.

Our responsive design allows users to view the schedule on all screen sizes. Your schedule will be sized correctly on mobile phones, tablets, laptops and TV monitors. To the right is our demo calendar sized for mobile to explore. View the demo in a new browser window.

Allcal’s numerous filters can handle the complicated scope of festival entries.

Three Primary Viewing Options

  • Schedule Grid
  • Day View
  • Alphabetical Listing

Secondary Filters

  • Genre
  • Country
  • Language
  • Showtimes
  • Keyword Search
  • Theater
  • Custom Filters by Request

Below are screenshots of the 8 ways to view our calendar for the 26th Philadelphia Film Fest. We want your attendees to have fast and efficient means to find what they need.

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