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Otakon Vegas 2014: Guest Updates

Otakon Vegas 2014: Guest Updates

Eyeshield manga-ka Inagaki to Appear at Otakon Vegas; Kenshin Manga-ka Watsuki Forced to Cancel Due to New Project

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Otakon Vegas 2013 Welcomes Mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki and Novelist Kaworu Kurosaki

Otakon Vegas 2013 Welcomes Mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki and Novelist Kaworu Kurosaki

Otakon Vegas is pleased to announced their first Japanese Guests for the inaugural show – mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki and novelist Kaworu Kurosaki.

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Otakon Vegas Welcomes Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Otakon Vegas Welcomes Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Otakon Vegas is pleased to welcome prolific Actress, Writer, Singer, and Director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

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Cosplay Sensation REIKA set to make her U.S, Debut at Anime Matsuri 2014

Cosplay Sensation REIKA set to make her U.S, Debut at Anime Matsuri 2014

Vanguard cosplay artist Reika Arikawa will make her US debut in March 2014 at Anime Matsuri. REIKA is better known as one of Japan's most accredited and infamous cosplayers and is best known for her accurate portrayal of classic male characters. In her cosplay and modeling photos, REIKA cross-dresses as leading male manga protagonists.

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Otakon Vegas 2013 Welcomes Voice Actor Ellyn Stern

Otakon Vegas 2013 Welcomes Voice Actor Ellyn Stern

Otakon Vegas is proud to feature Ellyn Stern as part of the first Otakon Vegas guest lineup.

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Otakon Vegas 2014 Welcomes Writer Frederik L. Schodt as Guest

Otakon Vegas 2014 Welcomes Writer Frederik L. Schodt as Guest

Otakon Vegas Welcomes Writer, Translator, and Interpreter Frederik L. Schodt   Las Vegas, NV (October 16, 2013) – We are proud to welcome Frederik L. Schodt as a guest to Otakon Vegas. Frederik L. Schodt is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter based in the San Francisco area. He specializes in currents of thought flowing between Japan and North America, and has written extensively on popular culture, technology, and...

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Anime Matsuri Announces New Location for 2014

Anime Matsuri Announces New Location for 2014

Anime Matsuri attendance has exponentially grown to jolt the groundbreaking convention into a new location. Turnout has doubled allowing this most-awaited-event to become one of the largest in Anime Culture. The move takes place during spring break, March 14th – 16th 2014, to Houston’s very own state-of-the-art George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Otakon Vegas 2013 to Welcome Richard Epcar

Otakon Vegas 2013 to Welcome Richard Epcar

Otakon Vegas welcomes one of the hardest working actor/directors in show business, having voiced over 300 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. He is best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us and Ansem in Kingdom Hearts.

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Dior® backs Anime Matsuri 2014

Dior® backs Anime Matsuri 2014

The multinational corporation known for its classic looks, timeless style, and effortless luxury has opted to be the first cosmetics-house to support the fashion programming of the 2014 Anime Matsuri. The popular label will lend its name, product, and cosmetic services for their renowned Japanese fashion show. This pioneer collaboration is a first as they will also be a feature exhibitor at Anime Matsuri’s exhibition hall and vendor floor.

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Otakon to Move to Washington DC in 2017

Otakon to Move to Washington DC in 2017

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Otakon will relocate to Washington DC, beginning with our 2017 convention, for at least five years.

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Otakon & Aniplex to offer exclusive Sword Art Online Charity Poster

Otakon & Aniplex to offer exclusive Sword Art Online Charity Poster

Otakon in collaboration with Aniplex of America have come together again to help raise funds for continuing tsunami relief in Japan. In exchange for a small minimum donation ($5), Otakon is offering a Limited Edition poster featuring Sword Art Online courtesy of Aniplex of America.

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Otakon Vegas 2014 Attendee Registration Opens

Otakon Vegas 2014 Attendee Registration Opens

Otakon Vegas Online Registration is officialy open!

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Otakon 20 Welcomes Back Writer Peter S. Beagle

Otakon 20 Welcomes Back Writer Peter S. Beagle

Otakon welcomes back writer Peter S. Beagle as a guest. Peter has written many teleplays and screenplays, including the animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, plus the fan-favorite “Sarek” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Otakon 20 to Feature Screenings of Evangelion 3.0 and Live Action Rurouni Kenshin

Otakon 20 to Feature Screenings of Evangelion 3.0 and Live Action Rurouni Kenshin

Otakon 20 will host a series of special screenings for its 20th year. Otakon will screen Evangelion 3.0: You Can (not) Redo, the third installment in the popular Rebuild of Evangelion series, in HD with English subtitles, and the live action Rurouni Kenshin film, which opened in 2012 to rave reviews in Japan.

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Otakon 20 Welcomes Back Author Roland Kelts

Otakon 20 Welcomes Back Author Roland Kelts

We are pleased to announce that Roland Kelts will be returning to Otakon for our 20th show. He first appeared at Otakon in 2011.

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Cristina Vee to Appear at Otakon 20

Cristina Vee to Appear at Otakon 20

Otakon 20 welcomes back voice actress and director Cristina Vee. Cristina first appeared at Otakon in 2011.

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Tiger & Bunny Producer Masayuki Ozaki to Appear at Otakon 20

Tiger & Bunny Producer Masayuki Ozaki to Appear at Otakon 20

Otakon is proud to welcome back Producer Masayuki Ozaki.

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Otakon 20 to Feature Voice Actors Jād Saxton and Micah Solusod for the Wolf Children Dub Premiere

Otakon 20 to Feature Voice Actors Jād Saxton and Micah Solusod for the Wolf Children Dub Premiere

Otakorp is pleased to announce that the voice actors featured in the dub of Wolf Children, Jād Saxton and Micah Solusod, will be attending Otakon 20.

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Otakon 20 to Premiere Wolf Children with Mike McFarland

Otakon 20 to Premiere Wolf Children with Mike McFarland

Otakorp, Inc. welcomes ADR director and voice actor Mike McFarland as a guest for Otakon 2013 along with the premiere of Funimation's North American dub of the critically acclaimed Wolf Children.

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Shinichiro Watanabe to Appear at Otakon 20

Shinichiro Watanabe to Appear at Otakon 20

Otakorp, Inc is proud to welcome back director, screenwriter, and music producer Shinichiro Watanabe for Otakon 20. He last appeared at Otakon in 1999.

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Otakon 20 Welcomes Voice Actor Kyle Hebert

Otakon 20 Welcomes Voice Actor Kyle Hebert

Voice actor Kyle Hebert to make his first appearance at Otakon.

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Otakon 20 Announces Todd Haberkorn as a Guest!

Otakon 20 Announces Todd Haberkorn as a Guest!

Otakon is proud to welcome back Todd Haberkorn. Todd made his first appearance at Otakon back in 2010. Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he's even been an action figure or two.

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Otakon Vegas 2014® Announces First Guest: Jason David Frank

Otakon Vegas 2014®  Announces First Guest: Jason David Frank

Otakon Vegas is proud to announce our first guest, Jason David Frank. Best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Power Rangers, Jason morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger.

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Otakon 20 is Proud to Present Chiaki Ishikawa as Sunday’s Opening Act

Otakon 20 is Proud to Present Chiaki Ishikawa as Sunday’s Opening Act

Singer/Songwriter Chiaki Ishikawa will be featured as the opening act to Sunday’s concert of Yoko Kanno’s Piano Me.This will be Chiaki’s first time appearing at Otakon.

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Otakon 20 to Host Novelist Kaoru Kurosaki

Otakon 20 to Host Novelist Kaoru Kurosaki

Otakon 20 will feature the artwork of Nobuhiro Watsuki in an exhibit of original Rurouni Kenshin artwork to be curated by his wife and novelist Kaoru Kurosaki.

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Takamasa Sakurai to Appear at Otakon 2013

Takamasa Sakurai to Appear at Otakon 2013

Otakon is pleased to welcome back content media producer and author Takamasa Sakurai.

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Otakon 2013 News: Otakorp to Host Third Annual Matsuri

Otakon 2013 News: Otakorp to Host Third Annual Matsuri

Otakorp will be hosting the third annual Matsuri on Thursday August 8th, 2013 at West Shore Park by the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

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Otakon 2013 to Feature Sword Art Online Japanese Industry Members

Otakon 2013 to Feature Sword Art Online Japanese Industry Members

Otakon is pleased to announce the first time US convention appearances of animators and character designers Shingo Adachi and Tetsuya Kawakami. Their most recent notable work is on Sword Art Online.

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Yoko Kanno to debut “PIANO ME” concert at Otakon 2013

Yoko Kanno to debut “PIANO ME” concert at Otakon 2013

Yoko Kanno, the renowned composer will present the world premiere performance of her new project, "PIANO ME", at Otakon. For this concert, the simple intimacy of one performer with one instrument will be enhanced by experimental live visuals that respond to her performance.

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Anime Matsuri 2013: Pre-Interview with Convention Chair [VIDEO]

Anime Matsuri 2013: Pre-Interview with Convention Chair [VIDEO]

Agent Alaska met Mrs. Deneice Leigh, Con Chair of Anime Matsuri on Skype recently to discuss their upcoming convention on the weekend of March 29th to March 31st, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas, and get the latest scoop on the convention.

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Otakorp, Inc Announces Otakon Vegas for 2014

Otakorp, Inc Announces Otakon Vegas for 2014

Otakorp, Inc is proud to announce a brand new event by fans, for fans – Otakon Vegas! Otakon Vegas will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 35.

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AM2 2011: Convention Organizer Interview

AM2 2011: Convention Organizer Interview

For the past few months word has been spreading about a new anime convention coming to Los Angeles, California, on July 1st – July 4th at the Anaheim Center. I recently had the opportunity to interview Mr. Chase Wang, one of the organizers of the event, to discuss their plans, challenges and other general information of running a first year anime convention on Yahoo Messenger.

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MechaCon V: Convention Organizers Interview

MechaCon V: Convention Organizers Interview

This year at MechaCon V, Team Anime Secrets was able to catch up with the masterminds, Jon Russo and Peter Bares, behind Louisiana’s longest-running anime convention for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on a yearly anime convention and the future plans for the convention’s move to New Orleans from the Hub City. Below is the video of this interview:

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