AI-KON 2011 Announces Final Round of Guests!

Apr 6th 2011

WINNIPEG, MB - April 6, 2011 - Ai-Kon is happy to announce it's final round of guests, Johnny Yong Bosch and Christopher Sabat!

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant monsters as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice acting work for various anime titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He would later go on and play the voices of such popular characters as Renton in Eureka Seven, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, and Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass.

Johnny's voice can also be heard in numerous video games. He voices the main character Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and performed voiceover work in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, .hack//G.U. , Persona 4, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Xenosaga, Wild Arms 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Eternal Sonata, and Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron.

When Johnny is not voice acting, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of his band Eyeshine.

Chris Sabat played many roles in Dragon Ball Z, some of his more notable roles being Vegeta, Piccolo and Yamcha. He also played Kuwabara and Rizen in Yū Yū Hakusho, Jigen in Lupin III, Ayame in Fruits Basket, Alex Luis Armstrong in Fullmetal Alchemist, Father Tres in Trinity Blood, Kikichio in Samurai 7, Kurogane in Tsubasa Chronicles, Naru Naru in Kodocha, Saiga in Speed Grapher, Roy in Solty Rei, Zoro in One Piece, Giroro in Sgt. Frog and seven or more others. As well as characters in video games such as Metroid Prime 3, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Battlezone, Time Crisis 4, Final Fantasy and The Maw.

Tickets to Ai-Kon are now on sale through Ticketmaster and a dollar from every ticket sale will be donated to aid with the relief efforts in Japan.

ABOUT AI-KON: Ai-Kon (http://www.ai-kon.org) is Manitoba's largest anime convention. An all-ages event, the goal of Ai-Kon is the promotion of Japanese/Asian animation and culture to the public. Started in 2001 by a local anime club, Ai-Kon took a reorganizing hiatus in 2002. It returned in 2003 to become an autonomous event, run by an independent volunteer committee. "Ai" means "love" in Japanese, hence Ai-Kon's slogan "For the Love of Anime". This year marks Ai-Kon's 10 year anniversary.


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