Otakuthon 2006 Announces First Guest Line-Up

Apr 11th 2006
MONTREAL, QC - April 10, 2006 - Otakuthon, the very first fan-run anime
convention to be held in Montreal, is pleased to announce our exciting
special guest line-up for its first edition.

GUEST OF HONOR - MATT HILL:

Matt Hill is a seasoned veteran in the voice acting business, his voice
being heard in over 50 cartoons and anime shows for the past 15 years.
He
is best known to anime fans as the voice of Kira Yamato in the mega-hit
anime series Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny. His other major
roles
also include Kero in Card Captor Sakura, Ryo Sanada in Ronin Warriors,
Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arthra Penn in Dragon Booster,
and Korey in Being Ian.

We are very honored to have Matt Hill as our first ever Guest of Honor.
He
will be doing Q & A sessions and will be signing autographs for his
fans!

SPECIAL GUESTS:

SCOTT RAMSOOMAIR is the creator of the very popular webcomic VG Cats.
Litter boxes and videogames together at last? That�s VG Cats: an
online
comic taking jabs at the videogame industry with the help of two
lovable
cats. Check it out at: www.vgcats.com

IRULANNE, singer, voice actress and the leader of the fan club group
Chorale Sailor Productions will not only be a guest, but will also
perform
her very first live concert here at Otakuthon! You can find some of
her
renditions of j-pop songs at her website, http://www.irulanne.com/

CLAUDE J. PELLTIER is the founder and editor of Protoculture Addicts,
the
longest running anime and manga news magazine in North America.
Protoculture Addicts covers the latest Anime series, anime-related
products sold in Japan and North America, upcoming events and tidbits
of
everyday life in Japanese culture. Check their website:
http://www.protoculture.ca/Proto/index.htm

CHRISTOPHER MACDONALD is the editor-in-chief of Anime News Network. His
first real exposure to anime was Bubblegum Crisis which he saw in the
summer of 1989. Over the years his interest in anime grew to the point
that a casual interest in an anime website turned into a second job and
then a full time job. Today Anime News Network is one of the most
popular
online Anime magazines, read daily by thousands of anime fans around
the
world. www.animenewsnetwork.com

YUME DREAM (Joany Dube-Leblanc) is an artist with a flair for intrigue
and
adventure. This passionate mangaka created the publishing house Quebec
Manga, which gives a soapbox to Quebec manga artists for their work.
Currently she is producing Yume Dream magazine, of which you can see
samples of current works here: http://www.yumedream.com/

SARA E. MAYHEW (or SEM) is a proud Canadian mangaka; writer and artist
behind Ztarr Manga Studio�s titles. She was awarded the International
Anime and Manga Festival�s �Best Teen Comic� award for her first series
Secrets of Sorcerors: Lela, Death & Rebirth. Her current works,
Secrets
of Sorcerors and Love Pet, can be found here: http://www.ztarr.net/

EMRU TOWNSEND, animation�s Renaissance man, is the founding editor of
fps
magazine. Come listen to his Unified Animation Theory, which connects
Japanese and American animation styles and the art of anime with
commercial industry demands.

TAMU TOWNSEND is fps� publicist and marketing/sponsorship coordinator.
She
eats anime for breakfast, lunch and supper. She is often mistaken for a
cartoon character and is the long-suffering sibling of Emru.

Both Emru and Tamu�s work can be found at http://www.fpsmagazine.com/

DELPHINE LEVESQUE DEMERS is a self-taught visual artist with a detailed
style specializing in fairies, horror, and anything gothic. A described
anime and asian horror junkie, many of her products are exclusively
sold
in Hot Topic stores. www.zerick.com

BOXED RICE PRODUCTIONS is a talented cosplay (costumer-play) group
situated in the Toronto area participating in masquerade performances
at a
variety of anime conventions. One of their most popular skits was �Ten
Commandments of Anime Conventions� at Anime North 2004�s skit contest.
Pictures and articles from their previous conventions are here:
http://brp.hidoshi.com/

About Otakuthon:
Otakuthon is Montreal's premiere fan-ran anime convention to be held on
Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, 2006 in the Henry F. Hall building
of
Concordia University, located in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Organized
by the Otaku Anime of Concordia University club, Otakuthon will host
many
activities and events that will feature Anime, Manga, video games,
artwork, Japanese culture, and special guests. For more infomation
check
our website: http://www.otakuthon.com/

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