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JACON 2007 announces the guest lineup for Florida 's Most Successful Anime Convention.
Some convention favorites return with new faces making their first anime convention appearance in Florida !
Orlando, FL , April 07, 2007: JACON 2007 is proud to announce Phil LaMarr as the Guest of Honor for this year's convention (May 4th-6th at the International Plaza Resort & Spa in Orlando , Florida .) He will be joined by a Featured Guest Billy West and Special Guest Ellen Muth. Popular voice actors George Lowe and Brett Weaver will also be on hand for another year.
Phil LaMarr is known for doing voices for dozens of films and television shows including Afro-Samurai, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Samurai Jack, and event the new TMNT movie. He is also known for his role as the “dead black kid” in Pulp Fiction.
Billy West (who also voiced the TMNT movie) is a prolific voice actor with such credits as Futurama and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Ellen Muth most popularly known for her role as “ Georgia 'George' Lass” on the popular Showtime series Dead Like Me. George Lowe and Brett Weaver return for another year to JACON to tell tales of Space Ghost and Macross (respectively.)
Started in the fall of 2000, JACON is a fan run Japanese animation and pop culture convention that caters to Florida 's “otaku” culture. For more information (such as schedules and tickets) please visit the official website at www.JACON.org.