Pittsburgh's First Eighteen-and-Over Anime Event Welcomes Voice Actor Dan Woren

Nov 12th 2010
Pittsburgh, PA - November 12, 2010 - The Sangawa Project, Pittsburgh's first anime gathering exclusively for older fans, is proud to welcome voice actor Dan Woren, best known as Robotech's Roy Fokker and Bleach's Byakuya Kuchiki.

A project of Tekkoshocon, Inc., the Sangawa Project (from the Japanese kanji for "three rivers") aims to celebrate classic Japanese animation and bridge the gap between the fans of yesterday and the fandom of today. To that end, the event will foster a smaller, more intimate setting at the Best Western Parkway Center in Greentree, December 4-5, 2010.

Dan Woren's credentials in the voice-acting world are many and varied; from classic anime of the 80's and 90's (Robotech, Macross Plus, Rurouni Kenshin), to some of today's biggest hits (Bleach, Code Geass), to video games (Dynasty Warriors, Heroes of Might and Magic, Persona) and more. His talents are a perfect fit for the classically-oriented focus of the Sangawa Project, while folding in some more recent titles.

The Sangawa Project will feature a full schedule of panels, live performances, and costume events, as well as a retro-centric video game room and dealer's room. Registration for the two-day event is $35, and is limited to the first 300 attendees. Pre-register online at www.sangawaproject.com.

ABOUT THE SANGAWA PROJECT: The Sangawa Project was born out of the disenfranchised older Anime/Otaku's feelings when attending the conventions of today. At current conventions there is an inability to discuss fandoms that are older than 1 or 2 years, along with a lack of tolerance of older anime and video games by younger convention goers. There are a number of topics that a younger fan may not grasp or find interesting: legal topics (such as fan subbing, piracy, pornography, etc), financial concerns, and Japanese cultural or social issues. These topics at a normal convention can degrade into "because I said so" arguments or not happen because the attendees/organizers do not feel they are necessary. With this year and the coming years The Sangawa Project aims to become a place where fans who have grown tired of the circuit can come, relax, and remember what it was like to be a fan. Find more information about the project online at www.sangawaproject.com.

ABOUT TEKKOSHOCON, INC.: Founded in 2002, Tekkoshocon, Inc. (from the Japanese word "tekkosho" meaning "steel industry") has been devoted to the enrichment and enlightenment of the Japanese animation and culture fan communities of Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Now planning their seventh annual TEKKOSHOCON convention to be held March 31 - April 3 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, Tekkoshocon Inc. is prepared to bring top-class industry guests, musical acts, events, panels, workshops, video game tournaments, costume competitions, and other exciting attractions for the enjoyment and benefit of Pittsburgh's Anime scene.

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