CNAnime 2006 Fan Expo Canada

May 23rd 2006
FACT SHEET: CNAnime

WHAT: Visitors from across Ontario and around the world have the opportunity to experience the very best of pop culture first-hand at the upcoming 12th Annual Fan Expo Canada. The return of the country's largest combined event which includes The Canadian National Comic Book Expo, CNAnime, SFX Science Fiction Expo, Festival of Fear Horror Expo and it's newest addition GX- the Canadian National Gaming Expo is the perfect family outing and offers something for all ages and interests!

CNAnime – Animation Expo will feature several famous voice actors from such smash hit shows as Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Zatchbell, Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam, The Transformers and Yu-Gi-Oh!. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in anime games, contests, portfolio reviews, workshops and seminars and will also have the chance to meet with their favourite industry experts one-on-one.

CNAnime Celebrity Guests Include:

AARON DISMUKE – voice of Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist
VIC MIGNOGNA – voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist
TRAVIS WILLINGHAM – voice of Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist
YURI LOWENTHAL – voice of Sasuke Uchinha in Naruto
KATE HIGGINS – voice of Sakura Haruno in Naruto
MATT HILL – voice of Kira Yamato in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

Key Features and Highlights of the CNAnime Expo:

o Anime All Night ~ grab your pj's and join the all night Anime Karaoke party, featuring hundreds of anime tunes in both Japanese and English
o Anime Name That Tune ~ guess the name of the song from one of your favourite anime features and win a prize
o Anime Win, Lose or Draw ~ draw popular Anime titles or characters for a chance to win a prize
o Autograph Sessions ~ always a crowd pleaser, visitors have the opportunity to meet and seek autographs from professional Anime creators
o Q & A Sessions ~ ask the questions you have always wanted to ask the experts
o Artist Alley ~ meet the top manga professional pencillers, inkers and writers
o Small Press Pavilion ~ this Indy Market features local independent comic books, zines, manga and other related publications
o Celebrity Guest Speakers ~ live presentations by your favourite Anime celebs
o Canadian National Gundam Building Championships ~ model builders of all ages and skill set are invited to bring complete Gundam models to the show
o CN Anime 2006: Anime Music Video Contest
o Hollywood Anime ~ a chance to watch Anime on a big screen
o Portfolio Reviews ~ bring your portfolio and let an manga professional offer you advice, tips and guidance
o Theatre Anime ~ enjoy previews of upcoming releases and classic oldies in four big theatres with state of the art sound
o Voice Acting 101 ~ learn how to become a voice actor in this hands-on workshop
o Workshops and Seminars ~ learn about working in the Anime industry
o Canada's largest Masquerade on Saturday, Sept. 2 – dress up as a popular Anime character and compete
o 600 commercial exhibitors and retailers will offer everything from gold and silver comics, graphic novels, trades, toys, games, videos, DVDs, movie memorabilia, original artwork, posters and more
o Industry Preview Area ~ see the latest products and services and get a sneak peek at upcoming projects


WHEN: SEPTEMBER 1st –3rd 2006
Friday, September 1st (special preview) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 2nd 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 3rd: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building

222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto Ontario

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS: Some celebrity presentations are specially ticketed events - for dates, times and prices please call Ticketmaster 416-870-8000 after July 1st or visit www.fanexpocanada.com

GENERAL INFORMATION VISIT www.fanexpocanada.com

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