Rosemont, Illinois – September 23, 2012 – Anime Midwest in Chicago is happy to announce that popular voice actor Sonny Strait will be attending the convention on July 5-7, 2013. Best known for voices such as Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sonny has been the voice behind dozens of popular characters over the past dozen years.
Sonny Strait is most well-known for several voices, ranging from Krillin in DBZ to Lupin III in Lupin III. He’s also known as an illustrator for one of the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Sonny Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.
Besides Dragonball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular animated characters including Maes Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist, Usopp from One Piece and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami Tom. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed and Lupin the Third.
Sonny Strait joins previously announced guests Doug Walker, of http://ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, and voice actor Todd Haberkorn. Guests at Anime Midwest will be appearing in discussion panels and signing autographs throughout the weekend.
Anime Midwest is an anime convention in Chicago, held over the fourth of July weekend. The convention connects thousands of fans with special guests, exhibitors, artists, musicians, and beyond, with hundreds of events every year. Advance registration is only $30, and can be found online at http://animemidwest.com/register
Anime Midwest 2013 will be held July 5-7, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Information about the hotel and booking rooms can be found online athttp://animemidwest.com/location
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Comic-Con International announced today an extension for the convention through 2016. Previously, SDCC was only committed to remain in San Diego through 2015. CCI spokesman David Glanzer indicated that they will continue to monitor how well the currently available space is working on a year-to-year basis.
Classic pulp heroes collide at the Portland Things From Another World November 28 at 7:00 pm! Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro, The Spider, and The Shadow team up in Masks, a new ongoing series from Dynamite Entertainment, written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Memorial), with fully painted interiors by Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come). Meet writer Chris Roberson and pick up your copy of our exclusive Heroic Cover Variant of Masks #1! Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.
Before superheroes, there were M
asks! It’s 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro and The Spider.”We’re longtime fans of Chris Roberson, and we’re thrilled to be hosting a release party for this incredible book,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “We can’t wait to see him and Alex Ross bring these pulp icons to life!”Alex Ross returns to full interiors for the first time since 2003 in Masks #1! The Portland TFAW will have copies of Masks #1 for sale for $3.99, including their exclusive variant and standard covers by Alex Ross, Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, and Ardian Syaf. They’ll also have rare editions available, including the Sean Phillips Wrap Variant, Alex Ross Sketch Variant, and more. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a memorable event for a landmark book by one of the most talented writers in comics!
Power Up! Jason David Frank To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Joins Headliners Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Gillian Anderson, Many Others At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, October 16, 2012 – Best known for his role as “Tommy Oliver” in the long-running TV show “Power Rangers,” Jason David Frank will morph his way to Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Frank, also a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience, will sign autographs, meet fans, pose for photos and conduct an interactive Q&A panel.
Frank morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: “Mighty Morphin Green and White,” “Red Zeo,” “Red Turbo,” and then returned in 2004 as the “Black DinoThunder Ranger.” All in all, “Tommy” appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo (1997).
In addition to owning/operating Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with two schools in Texas and one in California, Frank has taken on several small and big screen roles with his most recent being The One Warrior, an action/fantasy film which also stars James Russo and Dominic Keating. In the story, the character of The One Warrior finds himself in a mythical world where he must destroy the Evil Lord Shoukata.
Frank joins such stars as “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comics legendStan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen,WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “X-Files’” Gillian Anderson atop the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to the event. They will be accompanied by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
The Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson concert is cancelled, but Spooky Empire is still on! Tickets available at the door. If you’re coming for the after party, admission is $10 after 10:00PM tonight only!! Twiggy Ramirez is still scheduled to DJ!