Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Actors Appear at Anime Boston 2015

animeboston2015Press Release:

Voice actors Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Koki Uchiyama have been announced as Anime Boston 2015 as Guests of Honor.

Born in 1960 at Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kazuhiro Furuhashi began his career as an animator on Ranma ½, before moving onto production. His directorial debut was in 1990 with the Ranma ½ Hot Song Contest OVA.  Since then he has directed numerous works, including Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His most notable directorial work includes the entire run of the popular Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Real Drive and Amatsuki.

Koki Uchiyama is a Japanese voice actor whose voice can be recognized in many popular anime characters today, including Banagher Links from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His voice can also be heard in the Kingdom Hearts Series as Roxas and Ventus, Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater, Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto in Ping Pong: The Animation, Kaito Tenj? in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!! among many others.

About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (March 2015)

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Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/15/2015
About This Convention
The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be holding another great show at the Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street in Toms River, NJ on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

We will be featuring over 20 guest artists, writers and creators of comics. Some of the artists we will be featuring are Alexander Simmons, Rusty Gilligan, Bob Petrecca, Joe DelBeato, Howard Bender and Eric Cooper, just to name a few. Also on hand will be a variety of vendors offering up comics from the Golden Age to Present, as well as Toys, Non-Sport Trading Cards, Action Figures, T-Shirts, Comic Crafts, Collectibles and More!!

Back by popular demand and joining us again will be the 501st Legion, a huge Star War Costume Group that allows people to interact with them and even battle it our with Storm Troopers (and even Darth Vader himself!) with their ever popular “Blast a Trooper” game. They are a wonderful group and involved in Children’s Charities and all monies collected at shows goes towards this Charity. Another great group joining us again is the North Jersey Ghostbusters. And….of course MAC the famous cat from the comic book, “Mac and Trouble” based on the real life pets owned by artist Rusty Gilligan will be on hand again handing out goodies and posing for photos, so don’t forget to bring your camera!!

Since this show is just two days before St. Patrick’s Day, we will be celebrating the “Wearin’ of the Green” and holding a Leprechaun contest opened to Adults and Children, with prizes for the best Leprechaun. Cosplay Contest for Adults and Children will be held also. There will also be drawings thru-out the day for some great prizes and $how Cash, which can be used for purchases at the show.

Admission is $3.00 Those in (Adult only) Costume $1.00 and all kids under 12 FREE

Please check our web-site for further information and up dates regarding guests, etc.. Artist and Vendor information can also be found on our web-site: jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com OR call: 609 242-7756

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Venue Name and Address
Toms River Elks Lodge
600 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Alexander Simmons, Rusty Gilligan, Bob Petrecca, Joe DelBeato, Howard Bender, Eric Cooper, Marc Hayhoe (Little Blokes), Tony Townsend, Tom Schloendorn, Jeff Maksuta, Steve Lisefski, Michael Grassia and More!

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Motor City Comic Con (May 2015)

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Convention Name
Motor City Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/15/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
The 26th Annual Motor City Comic Con is Michigan’s largest (and best!) Pop Culture event. With over 300,000 square feet of exhibit and function space it features the best guests from the world of Comics, TV, Film, Horror, Wrestling, Cosplay and more. The largest vendor area of any Michigan Con features over 1 million comic books for sale and trade, gaming, Anime + Manga, new and collectible toys, clothing and accessories, Pop Culture inspired crafts, posters and much much more. Other programming includes The MCCC CosPlay contest (all ages) on Saturday afternoon, Kid’s CosPlay contest(under 13), Panel discussions with your favorite comic book artists, Q & A’s with the Stars, 501st Legion Fun Area, Star Wars Costume Parade, 24 hour Animation Room featuring the best NEW Anime, Magic the Gathering and other CCG tournaments, Dungeons and Dragons tournament. Sunday is K id’s Day: all children 12 and under are FREE on Sunday and there will be special events just for the kids.

Visit the MCCC website for more info.

Venue Name and Address
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, Michigan 48374
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
50000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ivan Reis, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Simon Bisley, Joe Prado, Ryan Hurst, Tony Curran, Katie Sagal, John Wesley Shipp, Lou Ferrigno

Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show (April 2015)

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Convention Name
Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/19/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show (March 2015)

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Convention Name
Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/08/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

 

Lake Count-I-Con (August 2015)

Lake Count-I-Con 2015

Convention Name
Lake Count-I-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.counticon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/29/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/30/2015
About This Convention
Lake Count.I.Con is a pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features over 500 booths and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, movie memorabilia, and much more.
Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans.
This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.Event Details:
*Adult and children’s costume (cosplay) contest

*2,000 sqft video game tournament area with 20 HD TVs, consoles, and PC LAN gaming

*80 tables of local and national talent including, artists, authors, and sculptors

*4,000 sqft area for table top gaming tournaments including, Magic the Gathering, NetRunner, WarHammer and others

*2 conference rooms with guest speakers and workshops running all day on both days of the event

*Hundreds of booths featuring local and national businesses selling and trading pop-culture collectibles

*$5 admission for adults

*Free admission for children under 12 and active-duty military

*Get in FREE on Sunday with paid admission on Saturday

The event is created, hosted, and managed by local, Round Lake residents and staffed by volunteers from all over the Lake County area.

www.counticon.com

Venue Name and Address
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, Illinois 46307
Grayslake, Illinois 46307
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ashley Witter, Mark Nelson, Jeff Moy, Philip Moy, Ash Maczko, Josh Blaylock, Mark Landry

Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

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Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

NJ Comic Anime Con (June 2015)

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Convention Name
NJ Comic Anime Con
Convention Website Address
http://njcomicanimecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/27/2015
About This Convention
Come celebrate your love of comics and anime at NJ Comic Anime Con at the Hyatt Morristown on June 27, 2015 from 10am to 6pm. We’ll have great artists, creators, guests, panels, and a cosplay contest for everyone to enjoy. Make sure check out our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

njcomicanimecon.com
facebook.com/njcomicanimecon
twitter.com/njcomicanimecon

Hyatt Morristown
3 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

For any questions about the con, feel free to email us at njcomicanimecon@gmail.com.

Venue Name and Address
Hyatt Morristown in Headquarters Plaza at 3 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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VA Comicon (February 2015)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/07/2015
About This Convention
Moving to a new 1-day show location in 2015, the Richmond Raceway Complex!
Featuring over 100 artist tables! Vintage comics, Toys, Collectibles and more! FREE PARKING!
Venue Name and Address
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23222
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
148
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dan Parent, Matt Slay, Dan Nokes, Chris Otto

OK – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Sandman) appears at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is listed in the “Dictionary of Literary Biography” as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. A prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, Gaiman’s latest book is “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.”

Tickets available at the link…

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-7122

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