Kawaii Kon 2011 Announces its First Round of Guests

Oct 16th 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii – October 15, 2010 – Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's premier anime convention and conference,
is back for a 7th year and announces its first round of guests for the 2011 show. Scheduled to appear are:

Jonathan Tarbox – Owner of Arashi Productions.
Bio: After graduating from Oberlin College and the University of Chicago, Jonathan spent 15 years in
Japan, during which he spent several years as the senior editor of Raijin Comics at Coamix, a Japanese
manga and anime production company.

Back in the US, he took the position of Group Editor at DC Comics in charge of starting up and operating
the CMX Manga line and anime production company. There, he produced over 20 volumes of graphic
novels, including GALS! and Tenjho Tenge.

In 2005, he created Arashi Productions, a California-based production house creating projects to develop
manga, anime, film and other Japanese content for the American market. His current clients include DC
Comics and Viz Media.

Scott McNeilVoice Actor
Bio: Scott hails from Vancouver, Canada by way of Brisbane, Australia where he grew up. With a voice
acting career that spans for more than a decade, he has worked on more than 70 series.

Scott is best known for his VA talents as the voice of Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing, Piccolo (the
first) in Dragon Ball Z, and Koga from Inuyasha. Among his other voice credits are Reboot, Ranma ½,
Project A-Ko, The Vision of Escaflowne, Megaman, and many, many other series!

Kawaii Kon 2011 will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from April 29th to May 1st 2011.

Kawaii Kon is a three-day convention event dedicated to creating a broader awareness of, and
appreciation for Japanese animation by celebrating the richness of this artform. Through cooperation with
the community, Kawaii Kon hopes to facilitate growth of the anime, manga and related industries in
Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans and enthusiasts, Kawaii Kon seeks to
become a vehicle for sharing and disseminating industry information. Kawaii Kon also provides the
community and related industries the opportunity to network and conduct business.

Thanks to the support of organizations like Bandai Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, Seraphim Digital
Studios, The Honolulu Festival, The Hawaii International Film Festival, and the Japanese Cultural Center
of Hawaii, Kawaii Kon has grown in just six years to include thousands of annual attendees. Fans, artists
and industry guests gather from all over the world for the 3-Day extravaganza.

For more information, please visit our website at www.kawaii-kon.org

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