Anime Los Angeles Celebrates 20 Years of Cowboy Bebop

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Celebrate 20 years of Cowboy Bebop at Animé Los Angeles 14 – January 25th to 28th at the Ontario Convention Center!

Voice talent guests from Cowboy Bebop include Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Wendee Lee, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Lia Sargent, Skip Stellrecht, and Paul St Peter!

We have a wide variety of guests and programming for your enjoyment. Be sure to check out our website for all the recent updates including daily schedules.

Animé Los Angeles 14 is a little more than 2 weeks away – January 25th to 28th at the Ontario Convention Center! Are you registered? Memberships and Single Day tickets are available! Tickets are going fast!

Get more info and register at the link…

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ANIMÉ LOS ANGELES RETURNS TO THE INLAND EMPIRE IN 2018

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ANIMÉ LOS ANGELES RETURNS TO THE INLAND EMPIRE IN 2018 

The 4-Day Event To Take Place At The Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California On January 25-28, 2018

Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn headline Animé Los Angeles’ Initial Guest List 

Ontario, California October 25, 2017 – Animé Los Angeles (ALA) is proud to officially announce the return to the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California for a third consecutive year this January 25-28, 2018.  Animé Los Angeles is the largest and fastest growing animé convention in The Inland Empire.  In the last two years attendance numbers have skyrocketed by more than 150%. 

Animé Los Angeles will be bringing industry icons Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars: Rebels, Voice of Wolverine) and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: Rebels, Steven Universe, Critical Role) to headline it’s fourteenth year. 

Also joining the ALA 2018 guest list are Beau Billlingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Digimon), Les Claypool  (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Big O), Mary Claypool (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Big O), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon, Invader Zim), Victor Frost (Steven Universe Universe, Frostworks) & Paul St. Peter (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts).   With many more guests to be announced over the next few months, attendees can expect Animé Los Angeles 2018 to be the must attend event of the winter.

“We’re excited to be The Inland Empire’s premiere animé and cosplay event,” said ALA Chair Alec Orrock.  “We know we have a strong reputation to live up to and our team is dedicated to delivering an incredible experience.”

Looking to the future, Animé Los Angeles has contracted and committed to being held at the Ontario Convention Center through 2021 and being part of The Inland Empire for many years to come.

Ensure that you are part of the fun by ordering your tickets to Animé Los Angeles before the early registration discount ends on 10/31.

For more information as well tickets head to www.animelosangeles.org

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About Animé Los Angeles

Animé Los Angeles, established in 2005, is a medium-sized, community-focused animé convention with a more moderate-paced environment where you can meet up with old friends and make new ones, while also offering an abundance of diverse programming to keep our members busy and entertained. We are run with our fans in mind with the hopes to bring people closer together while celebrating a common love of Anime, Cosplay, and Fandom.

Animé Los Angeles (2006-present) is sponsored by Institute for Specialized Literature, Inc. (ISL), an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

For More Information Contact:

Alec Orrock – info@animelosangeles.org

BoroughCon 2017 Announced for Memorial Day Weekend

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Superhero, animation and gaming fans will soon converge on Utopia Parkway for a four-day celebration in a park-like setting.

St. John’s University will host BoroughCon, a new pop culture convention, over Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 26-May 29. The event, which is expected to draw up to 20,000 attendees, will appeal to enthusiasts of heroic stories in film, television, gaming and graphic formats, as well as to those who enjoy anime and manga –animation and comics, respectively, in the Japanese tradition.

BoroughCon programming will include panels and autograph sessions with celebrities, gaming tournaments, screenings of both classic and as-yet unreleased films and TV shows, a vendors’ room and an artists’ alley. In addition to special programming for youth and children as well as their parents and grandparents, there will also be a cosplay competition.

“Cosplay is the performance art of creating costumes based on your favorite media characters, then embodying those characters for the audience,” BoroughCon CEO Matthew Goodison-Orr explains. “It has become a staple of these conventions, and cosplay is always one of the most popular draws.”

Media guests are currently being announced on BoroughCon.com and Goodison-Orr says, “BoroughCon will be able to deliver at least a couple of household names, as well as several actors well-known to everyone from all walks of life within the nerd community.”

Current guests include:
•    Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies)
•    Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Young Justice, Teen Titans)
•    Dante Basco (Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long)
•    Steven Blum (animated voice of Wolverine, record holder for most video game credits)
•    Cree Summer (Codename: Kids Next Door, Inspector Gadget)
•    Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot, Animaniacs)
•    Grey DeLisle (Scooby-Doo, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
•    Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: Rebels, Ghost in the Shell)
•    Chester Rushing (Stranger Things)
•    Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy)
•    Grizz Chapman (30 Rock, The Lair)

The nerd community, he said, includes fans of comic books, manga, gaming, and science fiction/fantasy movies and television shows—and a great many self-professed nerds live in underserved neighborhoods of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. Comic creators appearing include Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans), Mike Grell (Green Arrow, Jon Sable), Tony Bedard (Supergirl, Birds of Prey)  Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks, Exiles).

“Surprisingly, New York City and the surrounding area runs short of adequate event space despite the world-class sports and concert venues,” says Goodison-Orr, who, when he served three years as CEO of Orlando’s KnightroKon, catered to up to 40,000 fans a year. “None of the hotels have anywhere enough meeting space for a convention of BoroughCon’s size, and the Javits Center is already home to New York Comic Con, with which we have no desire to invite comparison. So my partners and I chose to focus on the Four Boroughs, and St. John’s became the clear choice.”

The decision to embrace the outer boroughs required very little persuasion.

“Queens has roughly the same population as Houston, and Brooklyn is almost the size of Chicago. Both those middle-American cities host multiple ‘cons’ annually. So why would we want to be the second-biggest-by-a-mile in Manhattan when we can build something new and different here?”

What will set BoroughCon apart, according to Goodison-Orr, is the degree to which fans will enjoy direct access to well-known guests.

“If you come to BoroughCon, you’ll get a chance to meet, shake hands with or get an autograph from someone whose work you admire,” he said. “BoroughCon will be for regular fans – the con for the rest of us.”

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For up-to-date information, visit boroughcon.com.

CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Anime Stars

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Rob Paulsen welcomes anime voice actors Steve Blum, Kari Wahlgren, Sean Schemmel, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Todd Haberkorn to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv! A signing will follow the show.

Get tickets at the link!

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The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048