Otakon 2011 to Host World Premiere of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Along With Director Kazuya Murata

Jul 8th 2011
Baltimore, MD (July 7, 2011) – Join Otakon and FUNimation© Entertainment as they present the world premiere of the subtitled Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos movie. See the next installment of the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise just weeks after its theatrical release in Japan.

In the lost holy land of Milos,
The Elrics search for the truth behind an unknown form of alchemy.
What secrets are hidden in Milos?
Riddles must be solved,
And dangers faced,
Before Ed and Al can find the truth.


Director and Otakon Guest of Honor Kazuya Murata will be attending this exclusive screening and the Q&A panel afterwards. Kazuya Murata is also known for his directorial work in many other titles such as Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Eureka Seven, Dennou Coil, Gunsmith Cats, Planetes, Pokémon, Steel Angel Kurumi, and many more.

Otakon 2011 will be held July 29 – 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its eighteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 29,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 80,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership- based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2011, see http://www.otakon.com/

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