Posts tagged Anime
- Lazaro Suarez, creator of “My Date With The Devil’s Daughter.”
- Golden Age Comic Book Legend Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff.
- Artist Javier Lugo.
- Artist Tayler Bryan.
- LeVar Leo and Face Palm Comics.
- Pat Martin from Students of the Unusual.
- Voice actor Melissa Fahn.
- Voice actor Michelle Knox.
Ya got all that?
- Speaking of which, Cincinnati Comic Expo (and no, I didn’t spell Cincinnati correct on the first try) announced they have over 70 guests.
- Want to go to Anime Expo in LA for free? Willing to dress up like a maid and serve people to do it? Boy are you in luck. Also, more charity Ebay auctions from the con for the crisis in Japan.
- Oh no, more of the giant lists! Albuquerque Comic Expo (right on the first try!) announced artist alley guests.
- Eclectic Elements
- David “Artassassin” Harrigan
- Jamie Chase Arts
- Summer Amber
- Robert Elrod
- Andy Perez
- Kevin Gentilcore
- Stephen McCranie
- Enrique Martinez
- Chris Yates Studios
- John Peters / Gypsygirl Press
- Dale Deforest
- HappyJack Comics
- Jon Sanchez
- Jeremy Montoya
- Jonathan Perea
- Jeff Benham / ACME Anvil Scenic
- Paul Z. / Sotoman
- Hey kids, do you like the World of Warcraft? Do you like watching movies of the World of Warcraft? Good, then I-Con has a panel for you.
- Retweet this tweet, you might get a free shirt from MTAC. And by telling you, I just lessened my chances of winning. D’oh! Also, they got con maps!
- Wanna buy Megacon tix? Clicky clicky.
More sad news from the Land of Geek, as Nicholas Courtney, better known to Doctor Who fandom as Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, died at the age of 81. Courtney was a regular guest at many conventions throughout the years, and his presence will be missed.
And here’s the rest of the news…
- Want to go to Naka-Kon in Kansas City, but too cheap to pay? You might be in luck. Fill out this survey and you can win a pass for free. Deadline is March 8, so don’t dawdle.
- Going to Total Confusion in Massachusetts and want to go to GenCon, but too cheap to pay? If you are a kick-butt GM, then you too may also be in luck. Win their regional Iron Gamer competition, and you’ll get a four-day pass, airfare, hotel and $1,000, plus free gaming stuff.
- FOGCon has announced their Saturday night programming.
- By Odin’s Beard, Chris Hemsworth, the Mighty Thor himself, will be at C2E2.
- Comic Con International has announced four new entries into the Eisner Hall of Fame. Congratulations to everyone!
- In Las Vegas for Creation’s Star Trek Convention? You’re going to get a chance to meet the baddie from a ton of sci-fi movies, from Star Trek to Tron, David Warner! Also appearing, prolific writer and Tribbles creator David Gerrold!
- Tune in to AX Live at 7 tonight to find out a new special guest at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.
- Speaking of Los Angeles, Creation’s Twilight Convention has updated their website with a ton of new information.
That’s it for now. Tune in tomorrow, same Con Time, same Con Channel.
Yeah, that signoff isn’t going to get old quick.
Hey Con Maniacs,
Free Con will now be the weekend of April 8-10. Not the end of Febuary.
Free Con, Tallahasee, FL Anime Convention
Hello Con Maniacs,
Cosplay is such an important part of convention going so I thought I would let you all take a look at some great video of some amazing cosplay during 2010!
Below is some great super hero cosplay featuring Austrian Belle (Rogue, Supergirl, Mad Hatter), Blaze (She Joker, Tarot, Dawn, Phoenix, Slave Leia), BelleChere (Rogue, Phoenix, Blackcat), Taliesin (Mr . Sinister, Gambit), monkey of steel (Superman, Superboy), Patient J (The Joker. Make-up by Batinthesun), Ana Aesthetic (Harley Quinn, Phoenix), JRyan (Dr . Suess), Frost…Emma Frost… (White Queen w/t Cyclops), Joshua (Spider-Man), Chrissy (Darth Maja action figure),Chad (aka Shain Nelles/Cactus Jack), JënarationX (X to Y gif), LianaK (Red Sonja), Brandon Hex (Hexy69 editing).
Some great work from these amazing fans. If you know any of these people please let me know. I would love to give them credit and feature some more of their work. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
Hello fellow Con Maniacs,
Let’s venture to Miami, Florida for Florida Supercon. This event occurs at the “MIAMI AIPORT CONVENTION CENTER” (MACC), formally known as the Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center. 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126, SUPERCON HOTLINE: 954.263.0654 During the weekend of July 1-4, 2011
Florida Supercon is NOW a 4 DAY FESTIVAL dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi 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! 2011 will be the 6th annual Florida Supercon.
And to think they have more than 6 months to add more guests. I am excited to see who else gets added to this event as it gets closer. If you plan on attending let me know at Magid@raybin.comI would love to hear about what kind of cosplay you are planning on wearing.
Well friends, I hope the week is treating you well. Remember, your over the hump now. I am off to go start cataloging my comic book collection. I know, not that interesting but at least I will know where everything is.
Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope you all have great plans for the weekend. If your anywhere near the Fairhaven, MA this weekend stop by the Southcoast Toy and Comic Show. Say hi to my friend Gabby West from VH1′s Scream Queens 2, SAW 3D and Chillerama. Get her autograph and you can get an exclusive SAW 3D poster for free…Check out this gorgeous woman!
Looking forward to 2011, lets take a look at All-Con. This event occours March 18-20, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza North Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison, Texas 75001,972-980-8877 Their theme this year is Steampunk. I love the idea behind steampunk. For three days All-Con provides an umbrella of content supporting fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Renaissance, Anime, Costuming, Theater / Performing Arts, Mystery, Art, Crafts, Collecting, and Film Making. To help ‘give back’ there are several charity events at the convention every year.
So far they are putting together a nice guest list. Up first is Orli Shoshan (Sat/Sun), “Jedi: Shaak Ti”, Star Wars EPII & EPIII, Anne Lockhart, “Sheba”, Battlestar Galactica, Neil Kaplan, voice actor, Transformers, Bleach, Power Rangers and James O’Barr, “The Crow”, Creator and Artist.
Nest up are MIQ, Anime Theme Songstress, Kazushi Hinoki, Manga Artist & Keisaku Kimura, Author, Film Maker.
With the 2011 theme being “Steampunk”. The recommended dress is all about the gadgets. Start working on yours now! Bring the modern Victorian era forward into the present! They have also found a great place to start with your Cosplay. They found some really inspirational steampunk gadgets online here: www.SteamPunkLab.com
All-Con really has alot to offer, including a great Rocky Horror Picture Show perfomance by http://www.losbastardos.com/
Im getting all nostalgic now. I am going to have to go dig up my corset and high heels from when I was Dr. Frankenfurter back in the 80′s. I think it’s time to do the Time Warp again because time is fleeting but nothing will ever be the same…I’m spaced out…I think I’m under sedation…Oh it’s all so wrong it’s right… If you want to tell me about it, contact me at Magid@raybin.com I’m also on Facebook, I’ll be looking for you…
Hello Con Maniacs,
So how was everyone’s Black Friday? Did you stand in line for that special something? Get some great deals? Let me know. I would love to hear some of your Black Friday war stories…LOL! Battling it out for the last toy or game on the shelf.
While your getting over your shopping scars, lets take a look at Kitsune Kon which goes on Feb 25-27, 2011 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI 54911. Kitsune Kon is the first ever anime con to start in Appleton WI. They were first founded back in April of 2009.
Their primary reason for existing is anime! However, they have other fun things that include a cosplay contest, late-night dance, amazing artists, a few amazing guests of honor, and much, much more!
The first guest I would like to showcase is Vic Mignogna. He will be making the rounds this year and is well known in the Anime community.
Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more. He is currently back in the role of Edward in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, playing Death Scythe in Soul Eater, as well as characters in Naruto and several others. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music. And finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions. Vic has voiced characters in more than 100 anime series and video games. Vic is also now realizing a childhood dream, acting and directing in an amazing web series called Star Trek Phase II. TOSforever!
Next up is the very talented Tiffany Grant. Best known as the English voice of Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in the state of Texas in February 1994.
She has now voiced characters in over 1000 TV episodes, OVAs & movies including CHRONO CRUSADE (Satella), BLUE SEED (Kome), GOLDEN BOY(Madame President), AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), FMP? FUMOFFU (Bonta-kun),GODANNAR (Shizuru), FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (Marta), MABURAHO (Kuriko),ONE PIECE (Nojiko), THE WALLFLOWER (Auntie), KURAU: PHANTOM MEMORY(Ayaka) and TSUBASA RESERVOIR CHRONICLES (Ashura). Video game credits:UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR.
Last but certainly not least is Chris Cason. For over ten years, Chris Cason has participated in almost every facet of anime production. He has been associated with numerous projects (exclusively for FUNimation Entertainment) in a voice acting, ADR directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Some of Chris’s voice credits include: “Gluttony” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Tien Shinhan” and “Mr. Popo” in Dragonball Z (and returning as “Mr. Popo” in Dragonball Z Kai), “Holy Roman Empire” in Hetalia Axis Powers, “Jack the Ripper” in Soul Eater, “Boo” and “Whitey” in Shin-Chan, “Miyamoto” and “M1” in Yu Yu Hakusho, “Fumihiro” in Initial D, “Chamo” in Negima, “Hanai” in School Rumble, “Babbit” in Kodocha, and “Taruru” in Sgt. Frog.
This is one of those events that is smaller, but due to this you are sure to get much more time with the guests and to spend with your friends. Personally I find that much more appealing. I guess you could call it a more intimate experience. Harking back to the way cons used to be in the 70′s and 80′s…Wow, did I just say that?
If your going I would love to hear your thoughts and see your pic’s to feature right here on www.conmania.com You can send them to Magid@raybin.com
Try to relax and revitalise as we enter the Christmas season. Maybe this will help to get you in the spirit…
Hello Con Maniacs,
Ohayocon 2011 is a unique event in regards to the calibre of their guests. This event will take place Jan 28-30, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
One of their guest is Jamie McGonnigal who is best known for his work as a producer and director with his World AIDS Day concert productions of Pippin (starring Rosie O’Donnell and Ben Vereen), Children of Eden and The Secret Garden (named in top ten theatre events for 2005 by Playbill.com and TheatreMania.com). He has also produced and/or directed benefit concerts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (Standing Ovations I, II & III), The Matthew Shepard Foundation (Embrace! 2004, 2005, 2006), God’s Love We Deliver (Miracle Concerts), the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation (for which, he is currently a board member). He is also well known for his voice! You can catch him in the WB’s Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh! and 4Kids/The Cartoon Network’s One Piece, F-Zero and Kirby. Other voice over roles include anime titles Weiss Kreuz (Omi), Magic User’s Club (Takeo), World of Narue (Kazuto) and The Weathering Continent (Tieh). Most recently, Jamie recorded his first video game, XSEED’s Shadow Hearts: From The New World for PS2, playing the lead role of Johnny Garland.
Next up is Christopher Sabat. Known for his many roles including Vegeta / Piccolo / Kami / Yamcha / Bubbles / Recoome / Korin / Grandpa Gohan / Shenron / King Vegeta / Porunga / Saiyan Ape from Dragonball Z Kai!
How about Mike McFarland? He too has has done a host of roles in the various Dragonball incarnations…
They have a host of other guests popular in the Anime arena. They also have a large Cosplayer contingent, so break out your costumes and enter their competitions. They also have panels regarding the following:
Anime/ Manga Series
Video/ Table Top Games
Dance/ Movement (ParaPara, Martial Arts, etc.)
Workshops on cool, fun things!
Plus our theme for 2011- Steampunk
I would love to hear how this event goes. If your attending please drop me a line as well as some cosplayer photo’s to Magid@raybin.com
It is always great to see people like Jamie McGonnigal doing so much for those suffering with HIV/AIDS. More should be done. I really commend him for what he is doing. In this time of thanks, we should give thanks for people like Jamie…
Hello Con Maniacs,
2011 is already shaping up to be a great year in the convention world. Here we have a great Anime event in North Carolina. Ichibancon happens Jan 7-9, 2011 at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. They have a great lineup of guests.
The first is the handsome Vic Mignogna. Here are just some of his credits in the Anime World, Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran Highschool Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more.
Second we have the exotic Lisa Ortiz who’s credits include Record of Lodoss War – Deedlit, Slayers – Lina Inverse
Rayearth – Fuu Hououji, Revolutionary Girl Utena – Shiori Takatsuki, Harlock Saga – Maetel, Comic Party – Chisa Tsukamoto, Battle Arena Toshinden – Ellis, Magic User’s Club – Nanaka Nakatomi, His and Her Circumstances – Tsubasa Shibahime, Sonic X – Amy and Pokemon Movie 3 as Lisa.
Another one of their great guests is Todd Haberkorn, known for his voice work in such great Anime as Soul Eater as Death the Kid, Ghosthunter as Kazuya Shibuya and Cry of the Banshee with Lance Henriksen.
Pre registration is still open so take a look. This event is also big on Cosplay, so if you go, go in costume. Remember I would love to hear your reviews and see your pics, you can send them to Magid@raybin.com
You know back in the 80′s I was big into costuming. Although back then it was not called Cosplay. Ill have to dig up a photo of me in a Captain America costume that I made. It was so much fun.
Well folks, I’m off to find the Dragonballs and when Shinron appears I am going to wish for a time travelling Delorean…Wish me luck…