2009 Fan Expo Canada

May 20th 2009
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 15th 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 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, Bleach, Death Note, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam, The Transformers and Trinity Blood. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in anime games, contests, workshops and seminars and will also have the chance to meet with their favourite industry professionals, one-on-one!

CNAnime Celebrity Guests Include:

SCOTT MCNEIL - voice star of Mobile Suit Gundam, Dragon Ball Z
CRISPIN FREEMAN - voice star of Naruto, Eureka Seven, Ghost in the Shell
BRAD SWAILE - voice star of Death Note, Mobile Suit Gundam
AARON DISMUKE - voice star of Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood
COLLEEN CLINKENBEARD - voice star of Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood
MONICA RIAL - voice star of Kiddy Grade, Noir, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
BRINA PALENCIA - voice star of Claymore, Romeo A Juliet
DEREK STEPHEN PRINCE - voice star of Bleach, Digimon

Key Features and Highlights of the CNAnime Expo:

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
Anime Name That Tune ~ guess the name of the song from one of your favourite anime features and win a prize
Anime Win, Lose or Draw ~ draw popular Anime titles or characters for a chance to win a prize
Autograph Sessions ~ always a crowd pleaser, visitors have the opportunity to meet and seek autographs from professional Anime creators
Q & A Sessions ~ ask the questions you have always wanted to ask the experts
Small Press Pavilion ~ this Indy Market features local independent comic books, zines, manga and other related publications
Celebrity Guest Speakers ~ live presentations by your favourite Anime celebs
Hollywood Anime ~ a chance to watch Anime on a big screen
Portfolio Reviews ~ bring your portfolio and let an manga professional offer you advice, tips and guidance
Theatre Anime ~ enjoy previews of upcoming releases and classic oldies in four big theatres with state of the art sound
Voice Acting 101 ~ learn how to become a voice actor in this hands-on workshop
Workshops and Seminars ~ learn about working in the Anime industry
Canada's largest Masquerade on Saturday, Aug.29th – dress up as a popular Anime character and compete
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
Industry Preview Area ~ see the latest products and services and get a sneak peek at upcoming projects


WHEN: AUGUST 28-30, 2009
Friday, August 28th (special preview) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29th 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30th 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.


FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, VISIT www.fanexpocanada.com

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