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 – Pashmina Launch Party

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Join Nidhi Chanani and Trickster on Saturday, October 14th at 6:00 PM for the official launch party for her debut graphic novel PASHMINA. Expect original art (not available elsewhere), samosas and tea. This will be a truly special event and we hope to see you there!

Nidhi will do a short presentation about her process, path to comics and sign copies of PASHMINA.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – FCBD: Baggywrinkles Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles, appears at Tr!ckster  from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – Monstress Signing

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Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM to kick off the second arc of Monstress, the acclaimed comic published by Image Comics.

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – Mike Mignola Signing

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Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate their fourth anniversary!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

VA – Captive of Friendly Cove Signing

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Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome Rebecca Goldfield, Michael Short, and Matt Dembicki, the creators of Captive of Friendly Cove, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at noon.

From the creators of the award-winning “Trickster” and “District Comics,” comes another graphic novel about adventure and tribal life. Based on John Jewitt’s journals, Captive of Friendly Cove tells the story of Jewitt after his ship is burned and his shipmates killed. Jewitt lived as a captive of the Mowachaht Indians for three years on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Readers can follow Jewitt’s adventures in this graphic novel as he plies his skills as a blacksmith, saves the life of his only remaining crew member, and comes up with a strategy to free them both.

All three creators are local and awesome! Come out and meet them and pick up a copy of this great comic.

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

CA – Molly and the Bear Signing

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Cartoonist Bob Scott appears at Trickster on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM to sign the brand new bound version of his popular webcomic, Molly and the Bear!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling Signing

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Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Tr!ckster on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – COWL: The Greater Good Signing

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Kyle Higgins, writer of NIGHTWING, BATMAN BEYOND 2.0, and co-creator of the upcoming Image Comics series, HADRIAN’S WALL, appears at Fantastic Comics to sign C.O.W.L.: The Greater Good! The event will take place on Saturday, August 29th and will run from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

After the signing, you are invited to head on over to TR!CKSTER for a reception with Kyle, from 7:00 to 9:30pm, click here for further details…

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – The Fuse Art Show

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Justin Greenwood appears at Tr!ckster on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM to showcase his art from The Fuse (Image)!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

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