Anime-zing! announces Greg Ayres and D.C. Douglas for 2014

February 4, 2014 by  
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Anime-zing! announces Greg Ayres and DC Douglas

D.C. DouglasDavenport, Iowa – January 22, 2014 – Anime-zing!, the Iowa anime convention, is excited to announce two more voice actors will be partaking in the 2014 convention. Greg Ayres and DC Douglas join Anime-zing!’s guest list, and will be available to meet fans over the July 11-13, 2014 weekend at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

D.C. Douglas will forever be known as the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake. This is a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical Legion in the “Mass Effect” videogame series. He’s been in all sorts of video games, as The Master in “Buffy,” “The Vampire Slayer,” AWACS in “Ace Combat 6,” Archangel Michael in “Might & Magic Heroes VI,” Raven in “Tekken 6″ and “Street Fighter X Tekken,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil: Umbrella,” & “Darkside Chronicles,” “Mercenaries,” “Capcom Versus Marvel 3” and “Resident Evil 5.” He gave voice to the Geth as Legion in “Mass Effect 2 & 3.” Douglas’ anime credits include President Paradine in “Tales of Graces f.” Alexei Dinoia in “Tales of Vesperia.” Kelvin Garr in “Tales of the World,” Grimoire Noir in “Nier Replicant,” Gabi & Taihaku in “.hack Vol1 & 2,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” and Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!” Recent television appearances include “Castle,” “Workaholics,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Highlight credits for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy include “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed,” “Passions,” “Titanic II,” and “666: The Child.” Douglas can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Apocalypse Kiss” as the serial killer Adrian (an homage to Albert Wesker) starring alongside Troma Pictures legend, Lloyd Kaufman.

Greg AyresGreg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. Funimation has recently announced that Greg will voice the role of Kouta Tsuchiya in it’s upcoming release of Baka and Test.

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the oppor- tunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.

The full guest list can be found occupying http://qcanimezing.com/guests

More information about the convention and all of its events can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/

Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

Gibbons, Hembeck, Kuder, Maleev, and Totleben Come to Baltimore!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - February 4, 2014 - Happy 2014 from the Baltimore Comic-Con!  Our show this year will be the 15th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, our premiere 3-day show, and our biggest event ever, which will be held the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

In December, we officially announced our expansion to 3 days as well as our huge initial set of guests, and the response was fantastic.  Not content to settle for that initial wave of excitement, we’ve kept busy through the 2013 holiday season and into January of 2014 expanding our guest list!

Hopping the pond from England, writer/artist/letterer Dave Gibbons brings a vast resume of truly ground-breaking work.  From his early 2000AD work to the best-selling Watchmen with writer Alan Moore toThe Secret Service with writer Mark Millar and many, many other noteworthy titles, Dave has left his indelible mark on the comics industry.  He has contributed to major and minor publishers, titles, and comic universes on both sides of the Atlantic, and his lettering style inWatchmen was the basis for the “Comic Sans” font.

Fred Hembeck’s unique style has graced numerous publications, but he is probably noted most for his parodies at Marvel Comics, especially in the pages of Marvel Age, Fantastic Four Roast, Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, and Fred Hembeck Sells the Marvel Universe.  He also maintained an unhealthy focus for years on the Marvel Universe B-lister, Brother Voodoo!  In recent years, he contributed to Mars Attacks: The Human Condition from IDW and has provided covers for Garfield from BOOM! Studios.

A relative newcomer, Aaron Kuder found opportunities in doing fill-in issues during DC Comics’ The New 52 event.  A member of Ten Ton Studios, he has handled art duties on titles such asBatman, Superman, and The Avenging Spider-Man, and took over art duties in November of 2013 for Action Comics.

Originally from Bulgaria, Alex Maleev has achieved great success providing art on comics with prolific comics writer, Brian Michael Bendis.  Together, they have collaborated on noteworthy runs on titles such as Image’s Sam and Twitch, and Marvel’s New Avengers, Daredevil, Halo: Uprising, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, and, through Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint, Scarlet.

John Totleben initially established a name for himself inking and painting covers for DC Comics’ Swamp Thing during its noteworthy Alan Moore/Stephen R. Bissette run of the title.  He later went on to collaborate with Moore again multiple times, pencilling and inking Eclipse Comics’Miracleman, earning the position exclusively after receiving accolades for his work on the title, and on inks for Image Comics’ 1963.  He has received numerous industry nominations and awards, including a 2004 Inkpot Award.

“What an amazing group of talent to have all under one roof,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  ”We are so excited to be welcoming Dave Gibbons, Fred Hembeck, Aaron Kuder, Alex Maleev, and John Totleben to our not-so-little-anymore family!”

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com - for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org

Ichibancon 2014 Report!

Two years ago, my knowledge of anime was limited to three facts: (1) it was made in Japan, (2) the characters had weird hair and eyes, and (3) my daughter was obsessed with it. She would emerge from her room after a weekend binge, hair wild, eyes bloodshot–looking like a character herself, actually–and I would think, “What does she see in those shows?”

Then I watched Fullmetal Alchemist, then Death Note, then Black Butler, and I thought, “OK, these are pretty cool.” So cool, in fact, that I took my daughter to Ichibancon 3, my first anime convention, in 2012. We are now back from Ichibancon 5, held January 9-12 in Concord, NC, a suburb of Charlotte. It has grown a lot since our first year–bigger hotel, more dealers, more fans, and three days instead of two. Last year, for instance, there were 2-3 arcade games in the hallway. This year, a room was devoted to Street Fighter, Technika 3, Versus City, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Guitar Freaks, and about a dozen Playstations and Xbox 360s.

There were also more guests than before. J. Michael Tatum, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Jad Sexton, and Chuck Huber all had Q & A sessions following by autograph signings. I sat in on Bryce’s Saturday Q & A, which had about 100 attendees in a ballroom that seated nearly 400. Respectable, but not great. Afterward, five or six people left, and about 300 streamed in. Soon cosplayers were standing against the walls and out the doors, waiting for the weekend’s headliner, Vic Mignogna.

Vic is the Johnny Depp of anime. I had seen him at previous conventions, and each time I was amazed at how good he was with fans. He talks to them like old friends, lets girls hug him, and signs anything you wave in his face. In his Q & A, he showed the energy and improv skills of a young Robin Williams. Someone asked him–they always ask him–for his advice to aspiring voice actors, and it was this: (1) get as much experience as you can acting, (2) move to one of the best cities for voice actors–Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, or Vancouver–and (3) find a way to feed yourself. (Voice actors don’t exactly make it rain.)

Ichibancon was fun, and I was glad to see it growing. In March, I am headed to Winston-Salem to the Triad Anime Con, which is operated by the same company, Nostalgiaconventions. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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Long Beach Comic Con (September 2014)

Long Beach Comic and Horror Con

Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/27/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/28/2014
About This Convention
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please use the FAQ button on the website (www.longbeachcomiccon.com). Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.

Questions?  Please contact CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com.  We use a bar code system for tickets purchased online, so please keep a copy of your receipt to bring to the Expo.  Refunds are available until Sept. 27, 2014 when requests are made in writing to CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com and include the order number, order date and email address of the attendee.  Tickets are also available for sale at the Door and at your local Southern California Comic Book Shop.

Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
25000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Long Beach Comic Expo (May 2014)

Long Beach Comic Expo

Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/31/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2014
About This Convention
Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please use the FAQ button on the website (www.longbeachcomiccon.com). Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.

Questions?  Please contact CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com.  We use a bar code system for tickets purchased online, so please keep a copy of your receipt to bring to the Expo.  Refunds are available until May 31, 2014 when requests are made in writing to CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com and include the order number, order date and email address of the attendee.  Tickets are also available for sale at the Door and at your local Southern California Comic Book Shop.

Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
4000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Collectibles

Pop Culture Expo (May 2014)

Pop Culture Expo

Convention Name
Pop Culture Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.PopCultureExpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/23/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/25/2014
About This Convention
The POP CULTURE EXPO comes to the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Mass. Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 as a celebration to all forms of popular culture including a Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza, featuring Cosplay, Costume and Videogame Competitions for Cash Prizes, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Autographs, Screenings, Animation and Anime, plus 150 vendors of Vintage and Modern Toys, Comic Books and Pop Cultural Artifacts.

If you love movies, television, comic books, science fiction, horror, art, fantasy, music, toys, animation, collecting, celebrities, autographs, magazines, posters, jewelry or just having a fun day with the family, the POP CULTURE EXPO will be the place to be for the Holiday Weekend.

This Fan Convention is produced by Gary Sohmers, who created and produced the successful Collectibles Extravaganzas in the 20th century, and he brings new technology to enhance the event, and relieve the long lines of fans waiting for autographs. Gary is also well known as the appraiser of Pop Culture for 13 seasons on the PBS TV program “Antiques Roadshow,” along with producing over 1000 concerts and 150 consumer/fan events like this.

A low admission fee of only $15 per day, or $25 prepaid online for a two-day pass, is perfect for collectors to shop the vendors’ booths along with families, fans, nerds, geeks and photographers who just want to come to the event to dress up in costumes, play video games or to see and be seen.

Celebrities will be attending to sign autographs in person, which may be the only way to know that they are authentic, along with panels on pop culture subjects and genres. There will be fees for autographs and photographs with the celebrities. Celebrity fees will vary, and will be posted online in advance.

Pete Best, original drummer for The Beatles, Actress Rae Dawn Chon, Jon Provost from “Lassie” and Mark Goddard of “Lost In Space” are the first guests announced to appear with many more to come.
IMAGE Meet and Greet Personalized Autograph Experiences called “Video Op” will be available to capture the signing of your autograph with video for authentication and to allow the fan to be in the video with the celebrity when they sign the autograph. And if you cannot attend due to geography and still want a video recorded personal autograph experience you can order online athttp://www.imagemeetandgreet.com/events.

Purchasing autographs and tickets in advance is the best way to avoid standing in long lines. Many autograph experiences and panels will sell out in advance.

Each panel room holds only 150 people so the audience can be close and personal with the celebrities and panelists. Panels and Screenings will be announced in advance on the website. These reserved seats will be included with VIP and Conventioneer Packages and while supplies last will then be offered individually priced from $5 and up. Unfortunately, there may be disappointed fans as these will sell out. The celebrities, panels and screenings will be announced on the website as soon as they are confirmed.

Attendees can win prizes and cash in contests at the Pop Culture Expo. There will be costume contests with cash and show money prizes including children’s, teens and adult categories. Pop culture Expo is proud to announce a new attraction, the Create-A-New-Superhero contest, where contestants compete in costumes but they are back story is the most important part of winning. With cash prizes and the audience will vote for the winners.

Game Underground of Framingham MA, will be organizing and operating the Video Game Area with contests in fighting and racing games with cash prizes and “show money” prizes which can be spent with the vendors on the show floor. Top experts from around the country will compete in front of a live audience and online audience.

Since our event does not take place at a hotel, we have a lot more room for Cosplay, Contests, Vendors and Fun. We will be offering several options from our host hotels, which are all within 8 miles of the venue. We will have shuttles going back and forth between the hotels and the Shriners Auditorium all weekend. There is plenty of FREE PARKING around the venue and we will have shuttles taking people back and forth from the far ends of the lots also.

Other Fan and Conventioneer activities will be taking place at our host hotels including Friday Night May 23 Banquet Dinner with the Stars and a Pop Culture Party that includes an Adult Costume Contest with Prizes and live entertainment. Saturday May 24 activities at the hotel include Banquet Dinner with the Stars and a Pop Culture Party that includes an Adult Costume Contest with Prizes and live entertainment. Sunday May 25 includes a Breakfast with the Stars.

Each Banquet and Breakfast will involve 9 lucky fans sitting with each celebrity, along with autographs from, and pictures with, the celebrities at the meal. VIP and Conventioneers get first choice of Meals, and table placement, based on date of reservation. Celebrity meal availabilities will be announced by email and online.

Vendor spaces are available for dealers who sell pop-culture items, antique and collectible toys, authentic memorabilia, accoutrements of the nerd or geek lifestyle, anime and animation artwork and toys, comic books and art along with a large variety of out of the ordinary. Consumers expect to buy items they can’t get locally, so specialized exhibitors will be chosen to satisfy every collector or fans needs.

The schedule of events will be posted online and continuously updated at www.PopCultureExpo.com, along with ticket information and autograph opportunities. For further information, or to apply for vendor space, contact Gary@IMAGEMeetAndGreet.com or wexrex@aol.com.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Hudson, MA Wilmington
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Pete Best of The Beatles, Mark Goddard of Lost In Space, Jon Provost of Lassie, Rae Dawn Chong of Melrose Place, Artist Roger Kastel of Jaws, Author Laurie Jacobson of Hollywood Haunted, more to be announced,

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Hickory Con (May 2014)

Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/10/2014
About This Convention
Hickory con will have a number of artist that will be attending.You can get you own sketch from any of these guys!
We will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes $10 entry for tournament.
Admission to the show is $4.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you there.
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles

Greg Ayres and Jonathan Klein added as Guests to AniMinneapolis 2014

January 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Minnesota, Video Games

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AniMinneapolis announces two more guests

Minneapolis, MN – January 8, 2014 – AniMinneapolis announced earlier today that two new guests, Greg Ayres and Jonathan Klein, will be appearing at the convention in May in downtown Minneapolis.

Jonathan KleinJonathan Klein is an English language producer and director of Videogames and Anime at his company, New Generation Pictures, Inc. He has produced and/or directed the English voices on many popular anime titles, such as Hellsing & Hellsing Ultimate, Paranoia Agent, Ergo-Proxy, R.O.D the TV, Haibane Renmei, Texhnolyze and many others. Recently he directed Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor for Funimation. He has also produced and/or directed the English voices on such videogames as Final Fantasy IV (DS version), Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers, Star Ocean IV, Valkrie Profile II & VP: Covenant of The Plume, The Guided Fate Paradox, Rune Factory 3, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and every version of Capcom’s Street Fighter since Street Fighter IV, and a whole lot more. Jonathan is also involved in the production of several other Marvel Comics related videogames which he’ll talk about at the convention.

Greg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. Funimation has recently announced that Greg will voice the role of Kouta Tsuchiya in it’s upcoming release of Baka and Test. When he’s not in a booth at the anime studios with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of a different variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the opportunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love for music with anyone who will listen.

The two guests will both be signing autographs and doing panels at AniMinneapolis, which will be held from May 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. You can see the announcement at http://animecon.org/posts/975-Jonathan-Klein-and-Greg-Ayres-at-AniMinneapolis.

This year will feature AniMinneapolis’s first ever charity auction. 100% of proceeds will be going to charities such as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, as the convention auctions off rare and limited edition anime collectibles. Thanks to New Generation Pictures and future sponsors the convention will be auctioning off over 50 of the most rare and unique anime pieces that can be found.

Jonathan and Greg join a growing guest list that includes Chris Rager, Eric Stuart, Linkara, Jad Saxton, Leah Clark, and Steam Powered Giraffe. The full list, including bios for each, can be found at http://animinneapolis.com/guests

AniMinneapolis costs only $45 to attend for the weekend for attendees who register in advance, before March 31. Interested anime fans can register at http://animinneapolis.com/registration.

MegaCon 2014 Pre-Purchase Photo Ops Now Open

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The link for pre-purchased photo ops for MegaCon 2014 through our friends at Celebrity Photo Ops is now available on the Photo Op Info page on our website:

http://megaconvention.com/photo-op-info/

Please note, the photo op schedule for individuals and scheduling/pricing for group photo ops are still being developed.

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Creator Owned Expo Returns August 9th

Creator Owned ExpoCreator Owned Expo is designed to encourage Literacy, Artistic Creativity, innovations in Technology, and Social Interest in the sciences through Art, Sequential Art, Science fiction, Fantasy, Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Mythology and other related genres.

This event promotes Independence in the areas of creative media, comics, art, crafts, animation, and self-published literature. We are a close knit ecosystem, a community built to encourage communication between the creators and the audience.

Ultimately,“this event is about comic creators, publishers, writers, film makers and creators in general and the fans who love them.” We need dedicated fans like you to help us get the word out about this wonder event. The event will feature educational panels, raffles, gifts, prizes, an artist exhibit area, and contest.

 6650 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33309

Saturday August 9th, 2014

 11:00 am – 7:00Pm

www.creatorownedexpo.com
creatorownedexpo@gmail.com

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