Anime Vegas Con

May 28th 2005
May 27, 2005 (updated May 31)- Either you're in or you're out! Either you already know what's happening in Vegas on Halloween weekend, 2005, or you don't care. If you're one of the 1,019 anime enthusiasts, who attended the First Anime Vegas Convention in 2004, you have collectively convinced the staff volunteers to begin organizing the Second Anime Vegas Convention scheduled October 28-30 at the Cashman Center, Las Vegas Nevada.

Activities and features will include Anime Screenings, Dealer's Room, J-POP Video Showcase, Cosplay, Anime Music Video Contest, Electronic Gaming, Cartoon Mogul's Big Cartoon Exhibition (www.cartoonmogul.com), and a dozen or more invited guest, from the Anime industry.

Confirmed guest scheduled to appear in person (as of May 31, 2005):

Artist and Voice Actress Samantha Inoue Hart of powerhouseanimation.com and ADV Films (Sakura Wars the TV series, Final Fantasy: Unlimited).

Artist Hide-san, www.playgroundpop.net small-press/Indies.

ADV Films,:

Voice Actor Greg Ayres (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full Metal Panic!).
Voice Actress, Script Adapter Monica Rial (RahXephon, Steel Angel Kurumi, Noir, Gantz, Full Metal Panic!, D.N.Angel, Supermilk-chan, D.N.Angel, Madlax, Gatchaman and Excel Saga).

Four Kids Productions:

Voice Actor and Voice Director Darren Dunstan (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokeman).
Voice Actor Wayne Grayson (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, F-Zero Falcon Densetsu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Voice Actress Megan Hollingshead (Pokeman, Yu-Gi-Oh!).

FUNimation Productions:

Voice Actress Laura Bailey (Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha).
Voice Actress and Scriptwriter Colleen Clinkenbeard (Lupin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Case Closed, Kodocha).
ADR and Voice Actor Mike McFarland (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Lupin the Third (Movie Specials), Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist).

West Coast Anime Mafia:

Liam O'Brien, Anime Voice Actor, Scriptwriter, and ADR Director (Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, DearS, Boys Be..., Comic Party, His & Her Circumstances, Duel Masters, Paranoia Agent, Texhnolyze).
Actor, Writer, and Director Sam Regal (Daphne in the Brialliant Blue, Shingu, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, Boys Be..., Comic Party, Paranoia Agent, KO Beast, Texhnolyze, Ikki Tousen, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Shaman King, Pokémon).
Voice Actor, Script Adapter, and Director, Patrick Seitz (Koi Kaze, Texhnolyze, R.O.D. the TV, Hellsing, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, DearS, Ikki Tōsen, Paranoia Agent)
Voice Actress Jennifer Sekiguchi (FLCL, Koi Kaze, Ultra Maniac, Tenho Tenge, Snow Fairy Sugar, Haibane Renmei, Cybuster)

Anime Vegas is a non-profit organization to promote awareness of Japanese Culture and Entertainment in Las Vegas, providing a public forum for those, who share an interest in Anime, a subculture of animation fans. Because of Anime's viral popularity across the nation and around the world and the growing number of Anime enthusiasts and clubs, in the city, adding “Anime Vegas,” to the repertoire of events, within the convention capital of the world, made perfect sense.

Armed with passion and a desire, not to mention a dedicated staff of organizers, Anime Vegas decided to produce the first Las Vegas Anime Convention. Attendance, garnered only by word of mouth and Internet bulletin board postings, surpassing wildest expectations and has convinced the organizers to continue the event.

It's happening again!

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