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

February 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Iowa

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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/

Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing! 2014

January 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Anime, Comic Books, Convention News, Gaming, Iowa

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Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA – January 9, 2014 – Anime-zing! is excited to announce yet another edition to the convention’s growing guest lineup in Caitlin Glass.

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A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Most recently Caitlin has played Zessica in Aquarion: EVOL, Arissa in Guilty Crown, Pepe Lima in Michiko & Hatchiin, Magnolia in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Hinata in Future Diary and Bel Peol in Shana seasons 2 & 3. Other well-known roles include: Deneve in Claymore, Dhianeila in Heroic Age, Eila in Strike Witches, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Hannah Annafellows in Black Butler II, Hiyono in Spiral, Kaori in Kanon, Kim in Soul Eater, LaLa in D.Gray Man, Lithia in Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Maya Ibuki in the Neon Genesis Evangelion reboot movies, Miria in Baccano, Miss Anderson in Shin-chan, Momochi in Level E, Nerine in Shuffle!, Otohime in Okamisan, Phryne in Fractale, Saras in Is This a Zombie?, Satelizer el Bridget in Freezing, Triela in Gunslinger Girl, Vivi in One Piece (FUNimation), and Yakumo in School Rumble. Caitlin can also be heard in Appleseed XIII, BECK, Black Cat, Casshern Sins, Darker Than Black, Dragonaut: The Resonance, Hell Girl, Initial D: 4th Stage (FUNimation), Kaze no Stigma, Kenichi, Mushi-shi, My Bride is a Mermaid, Negima, Nabari no Ō, Panty and Stocking, Ragnarok, Sergeant Frog, Shiki, Solty Rei, StrAIn, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, and Witchblade, among many others. Caitlin has also voiced Cammy in the Street Fighter IV series of video games, Amitadatelion in Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers and Aya in Infinite Undiscovery.

Over five years ago, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Other directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos Head, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka and FUNimation’s One Piece. You can follow Caitlin at @caitlinsvoice on Twitter.

Caitlin joins a guest list at http://www.qcanimezing.com/guests that includes fellow longtime voice actors Chris Patton and Eric Stuart.

Anime-zing! is a jovial and community-centric celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese animation, and video games as part of a three day event that brings together over 1,000 anime fans for a weekend of anime screenings, guest Q&As, concerts, and more. Caitlin and the convention’s other guests will be available to meet attendees and sign free autographs throughout the weekend.

Anime-zing! 2014 will be held July 11-13 at the RiverCenter in Davenport, IA. More details at http://www.qcanimezing.com/

V is for Villains to Perform at Anime-zing! 2013

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Wisconsin

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Anime-zing! announces V is for Villains and Gnome Games

V is for VillainsDavenport, Iowa – December 12, 2012 – The Iowa anime convention Anime-zing! announced today that V is for Villains will be performing at the convention. Anime-zing! also announced that Wisconsin gaming company Gnome Games will sponsor the convention’s 2012 table top gaming room.

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take listeners on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…. V is for Villains will be appearing in Anime-zing!’s Saturday evening concert.

Gnome Games is a gaming store based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, regularly offering games and tournaments at their store location. They will be participating in Anime-zing! 2013 to run numerous table top gaming tournaments, with games including Magic, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Yu-Gi-Oh, and beyond.

Anime-zing! is a three-day Iowa anime convention held in May. The convention brings together just under 1,000 fans to participate in cosplay costume contests, various social events, a formal ball, discussion panels, a date auction, video gaming tournaments, and table top gaming tournaments. Anime-zing! gives fans of Japanese animation a safe, fun place to meet fellow fans and celebrate Japanese animation and culture.

Anime-zing! will be held May 3-5, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa. Registration is currently $27 per person for the weekend, which can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/register

More information about the convention can be found at http://qcanimezing.com/