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Bettendorf, IA – April 5, 2010 – QC Anime-zing!, the first anime convention to be held on the Iowa/Illinois border is excited to announce Spike Spencer will be appearing at the convention June 18-20, 2010 in Bettendorf, IA. Spike Spencer is added to the guest list also including Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Carrie Savage, and The Man Power.
Spike Spencer has been a voice actor since the early nineties. He has voiced hundreds of episodes of anime, including titles such as Evangelion, Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Buso Renkin, and Bleach. Spike is also an accomplished actor, previously working with stars such as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, and Scott Glenn. In addition, Spike Spencer has voiced many radio and television commercials, video games like World of Warcraft, and several other projects.
Spike Spencer will be running several panels and giving out autographs throughout the QC Anime-zing! 2010 weekend. He will be appearing in addition to voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch (Vash the Stampede, Power Rangers, etc) and Carrie Savage (Fuko in I, My, Me - Strawberry Eggs, Rakka in Haibane Renmei, etc). Anime-zing! also has two musical guests this year, Eyeshine and The Man Power, who will be performing on Saturday in addition to running panels at other times during the weekend.
QC Anime-zing! is the second anime convention to come to Iowa, and the first anime con to be held on the Iowa/Illinois border area. The convention is being held in The Lodge Hotel, a victorian castle themed convention center, in Bettendorf, IA. The convention center is the perfect setting for many kinds of photoshoots (Black Butler, Steampunk, Lolita, D.Gray-man). Rooms at The Lodge are $95 per night and must be reserved before May 17th, 2010.
QC Anime-zing! 2010 will feature events including discussion panels, a martial arts demonstration, interactive workshops, AMVs, anime showings, video games, board games, a Saturday night concert, and more. The convention will also have a ConSuite open to all attendees and late night programming.
The organizers of Anime-zing! are also running the third convention in Iowa called Anime-SPARK!. Anime-SPARK! will be held February 10-14, 2011, Valentine's weekend, in Cedar Rapids, IA.
The people planning Anime-zing! also organized an "instant anime convention" in Illinois, Anime-ZAP!, with less than 72 hours of planning. The event garnered over 150 attendees, and the organizers of Anime-zing! are hoping to run the event again in 2011 to promote the larger QC Anime-zing! convention.
Registration for Anime-zing! is available online at http://www.qcanimezing.com
Registration is $30 through March 20th, 2010, and then increases to $40 through May 20th, 2010. Registration at the door is $50.