MomoCon 2018 Welcomes Further Guests

MomoCon is happy to welcome voice actors Richard Epcar, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Chloé Hollings, and Doug Cockle on May 24-27, 2018!

Legendary Actor Richard Epcar is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us (Fighting Game of the Year!) Raiden in Mortal Kombat, Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, and now Akuma in Street Fighter V!

You may have first seen Bex Taylor-Klaus in her breakout role as a tough street kid named Bullet in season 3 of AMC’s The Killing, CW fans may know her for her role as Sin on Arrow and MTV fans may know her as Audrey on the TV show Scream and of course, animated fans know her best as the voice of Pidge on Dreamwork’s highly acclaimed reboot of Voltron: Legendary Defender! She joins Voltron castmates Kimberly Brooks and Josh Keaton at MomoCon 2018.

Doug Cockle is an actor best known for his performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher video game series. Doug has been the voice of Geralt since the series began in 2007 and has won and been nominated for a number of awards for this work, including the prestigious BAFTA in the United Kingdom. Doug has worked extensively in the video games industry and has lent his voice to many, many other games including The Division, Quantum Break, and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Chloé Hollings is a French, British and Australian actress, voice-artist, writer and singer. She was born in Paris, France, but spent her early years running on the sunny beaches of Melbourne, Australia. These two extraordinary yet very different backgrounds have made her who she is: a versatile artist, thirsty for knowledge, who seeks beauty in everything. As an actress she’s mainly worked in the theatre but is better known for her appearance in French TV show Versailles, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Luc Besson, and for giving a voice to the well-known Overwatch character: Widowmaker. She is also the author of an anti-diet memoir that was released in France in 2016. She is currently developing two literary projects.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

Christopher Bevins & Rachel Robinson Announced for Anime Boston 2018

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Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fifth round of North American guests of honor today. Voice Actors Rachel Robinson and Christopher Bevins will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

A born-and-raised Angeleno, Rachel Robinson has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos, and anime. In gameland, she’s best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang in Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns. She is robot ADA in Fallout 4: Automatron, Protoss matriarch Vorazun in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Goetia in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nova in There Came an Echo, and Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse.

Recent anime roles include: Cal Shekar in Taboo Tattoo, Chitose Oribe in Sakura Quest, Gundula Rall in Brave Witches, Mauve in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept, Hiroko in Yuri on Ice!!, Anastasia in Drifters, Os Cara Stauffenberg in Project Itoh: Harmony, and Namazuo in Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – her first recurring boy role. She is also Diamondback/Rachel Leighton in Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation. Her known villains include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate, Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Cameran in Sailor Moon, Lidvia in A Certain Magical Index II, and many others.

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has acted in, directed, cast, produced, and/or adapted scripts for over 200 anime projects. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Nino in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Yogi in Karneval, Twenty Faces in Trickster, Sero in My Hero Academia, Nico in Tokyo Ghoul, Hiroshi in Michiko & Hatchin, Rasputin in Drifters, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Johnny Gill in D.Gray-Man, Joe in Prison School, Hagakure in the Danganronpa anime series, Apollo & Amata in the Aquarion series, Lafitte, ChouChou, & Lasso in One Piece, Lahar in Fairy Tail, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, and Jez Roth.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 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, Inc.: 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.

CA – Previously on X-Men Signing

Eric & Julia Lewald will be signing their new book, Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series, at Legacy Comics & Cards on Wednesday, December 20th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

Eric Lewald is one of the premier writer/producers in youth-oriented and animated television, with over 500 produced credits. He has been showrunner on 13 series, including ExoSquad, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, Beetlejuice, Mummies Alive, Street Fighter: TAS, and Young Hercules, starring Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling. Eric has been a studio executive and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. He considers X-Men: the Animated Series his favorite job ever!

Eric’s new book retells his personal, inside account of how the series got on the air, the many challenges that were overcome and how the show prevailed. The head writer interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is an authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood.

Legacy Comics and Cards
123 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 247-8803

A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017

March 21, 2017 by  
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MomoCon 2017 welcomes our first Japanese guest, composer Naoshi Mizuta! He will be joining us for panels and the New World: The Music of Final Fantasy concert on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available now.

Naoshi Mizuta began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game’s five expansions, and considers it his life’s work.

Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Naoshi Mizuta will make an appearance alongside the New World Players on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm for A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

 

Kidrobot Announces SDCC 2016 Prints & Signings

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Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC autograph signing schedule will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman, Street Fighter creator Yoshinori Ono, Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson, Jesse “J*RYU” Yu, and Josh Mayhem. Kidrobot is thrilled to be working with this talented selection of artists during San Diego Comic Con. All signings will take place at Kidrobot’s booth, #5645.

Kidrobot will offer the opportunity to obtain wristbands prior to the signings of Kevin Eastman and Yoshinori Ono. On preview night, the first 50 fans to purchase a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Medium Figure & the first 50 fans to purchase a Street Fighter Medium Figure will each be given a wristband. This wristband will guarantee a place in line for Kevin Eastman or Yoshinori Ono’s signing. Wristbands will be designated for each signing.

Signing Schedule

Thursday, July 21st
Kevin Eastman 2:30pm-3:30pm

Friday, July 22nd
Scott Tolleson 11:00am-12:00pm
Jesse “J*RYU” Yu 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yoshinori Ono 3:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday, July 23rd
Frank Kozik 1:00pm-2:00pm
Josh Mayhem 4:00pm-5:00pm

Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson and J*RYU will also feature limited edition prints available for purchase at the booth. Prints will be limited to 500 pieces each and commemorate Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC appearance. Each print will retail for $20. As a special San Diego Comic Con promotion, the first 10 fans in line for each of their signings will receive a free screen print.

Scott Tolleson’s upcoming The Odd Ones Dunny Series will be on display for the first time during his signing. Visit the booth during his signing to get an exclusive sneak preview of the series!

J*RYU’s print will reveal the contributing artists of the upcoming multi-artist Arcane Divination Dunny Series, releasing in 2017. Arcane Divination is Kidrobot’s first multi-artist Dunny series since 2013. Visit the booth during J*RYU’s signing to reveal the participating artists!

About Kidrobot:
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toy, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Kidrobot showcases and sells it unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide. www.kidrobot.com

NYC – IDW Creators Signing

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JHU Comic Books is proud to host a delicious duo of daring delight on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM! IDW’s X-Files and Street Fighter X GI Joe comics are making fans happy all over and what better way to celebrate these hot new titles than with a signing!

Both writers, Joe Harris (X-Files Season 11, Great Pacific, Snowfall) and Aubrey Sitterson (Worth, Strange Sports Stories, Tech Jacket) will be signing their awesome work with us!

Come in, get your fanboy/fangirl on and relive your 80s and 90s nostalgia through these two great titles, with both of these awesome talents!

**Purchase of X-Files #1 or Street Fighter X GI Joe #3 required to participate in signing event!

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – JHU Comics Signing

January 29, 2016 by  
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Edwin Huang, Isaac Goodhart, and Rich Douek sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM! *** Purchase of Street Fighter: Unlimited, Postal or Gutter Magic required to participate in signing event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – FCBD: Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, who is the writer for the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman FCBD comics, and Long Vo (Street Fighter, ThunderCats, Robotech, X-Men Evolution) plus Mike Hampton and Olympia Maxenchs appear at Illusive Comics on Saturday May 2nd at 3:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

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Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

Agent May invades Florida SuperCon

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Ming-Na Wen, star of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Melinda May), Mulan, Street Fighter (Chun-Li), Stargate Universe (Camile Wray), and ER (Dr. Chen), has just been announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON at The Miami Beach Convention Center! She will be appearing Saturday, June 27, 2015 –www.floridasupercon.com

The LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida is Florida Supercon! South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JUNE 25-28, 2015 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Anime Boston 2014 Announces Five New Guests of Honor

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Anime Boston is proud to announce five new Guests of Honor for the 2014 convention! Please join us in welcoming Wendee Lee, Kyle Hebert, Cristina Vee, Patrick Seitz, and Tom Wayland!

 

Wendee Lee is an American voice actress. While she has done voice work for many video games as well as several episodes in the Power Rangers franchise, she is particularly known in anime. With 240 credits to her name, she is one of the most prolific English voice-over actresses in history.

 

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. His current roles include Tenkai Knights (Commander Beag) and Digimon Fusion (Dorulumon, Ballistomon). Other fan faves include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).

 

Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Louise in The Familiar of Zero, and Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, to name a few.

 

Patrick Seitz’s anime roles include Franky in One Piece, Sky High in Tiger & Bunny, Germany in Hetalia, Agil in Sword Art Online, Senji in Deadman Wonderland, Simon in Durarara, Laxus in Fairy Tail, Sloth in FMA: Brotherhood, JP in Redline, Agni in Black Butler, Motochika Chosokabe in Sengoku Basara, Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club, Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, and Grimmer in Monster.

 

Tom Wayland

Tom Wayland is proud to have made a long and successful career out of his most favorite things – acting, directing, and making raucous, loud rock and roll music. Tom has produced and/or directed hundreds of anime programs such as Now & Then, Here & There, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Alien Nine, The World of Narue, Ichi the Killer, Mew Mew Power, Magical Do Re Mi, GI Joe, and currently serves as the voice director on the hit series Pokemon.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2014 is scheduled for Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 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 an organization 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.

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