Second Round of Guests Added for Anime Weekend Atlanta in September

Aug 8th 2009
ATLANTA,GA- August 8, 2009- Anime Weekend Atlanta announces another round of guests for its 15th annual convention on September 18-20, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Newly announced guests include YASUHIRO IMAGAWA (director of Giant Robo, Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen, G-Gundam, Tetsujin-28, Z Gundam, Dunbine, Xabungle),TSUYOSHI NONAKA (D.I.C.E., Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen), Helen McCarthy( Author, The Art of Osamu Tezuka, God of Manga ) RIKKI AND TAVI SIMONS (Shutterbox, Invader ZIM) SAMANTHA INOUE HARTE (Wedding Peach, Ninja Resurrection, Sakura Wars), and musical guests OMODAKA and PEELANDER-Z!


Other AWA guests include voice actors TROY BAKER (Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood), CAITLIN GLASS (Shin-chan, Baccano!, One Piece, Gunslinger Girl), VIC MIGNOGNA (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross, Dragon Ball Z, Saiyuki), AMY HOWARD WILSON (Star Blazers, Irresponsible Captain Tylor), MISAKO ROCKS! (Savage Love), JENNIE BREEDEN (The Devil's Panties), ROBERT AND EMILY DEJESUS (Studio Capsule), artist CAMILLA d'ERRICO (Burn, Tanpopo), manga translator CARL GUSTAV HORN (Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Evangelion, Oh My Goddess!, Ghost in the Shell), NEIL NADELMAN (Gundam, Macross, Utena, Code Geass, Slayers, Fist of the North Star), JONATHAN TARBOX (Raijin Comics, CMX Manga), and DAVID WILLIAMS (ADV Films).

Events at AWA include the COSTUME CONTEST, the VIDEO ART TRACK, the AETHERIC NAVY GRAND ADMIRAL'S BALL, four dedicated ANIME VIDEO ROOMS, an ASIAN CINEMA ROOM, a giant hall full of DEALERS AND EXHIBITORS, the IMPERIAL MAID'S CAFE, Famous Dave's Original JAPANESE ANIME HELL, the OLD-SCHOOL CLASSROOM, the world premiere of OZONE COMMANDOS: THE MOVIE, YAOI AFTER DARK, IMPROV COMEDY, nightly KARAOKE, the LOLITA FASHION SHOW, the late-night BEBOP LOUNGE, disturbing parody video MIDNITE MADNESS, loud exciting DANCES, panels and workshops on STEAMPUNK, CLASSIC ANIME, COSTUMING, ART AND ARTWORK, CULTURE, FANDOM, 30 YEARS OF STAR BLAZERS, 30 YEARS OF GUNDAM, a giant ARTISTS ALLEY, exciting VIDEO GAMING and RPG GAMING, and the yard-sale extravanganza of SUPERHAPPYFUNSELL - plus much more to come!


ABOUT ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA: Anime Weekend Atlanta is a Japanese animation festival held annually in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Since 1995, AWA has been one of the fastest growing conventions in the United States with guests from the 1960's to today.

AWA will be held September 18-20, 2009 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta,Georgia.

For information on the convention, including, admission, hotels, staffing and other major events, please visit our web site at http://www.awa-con.com/ !!

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