Kawaii Kon Announces First Round of Guests for 2012 Show

Sep 6th 2011

Honolulu, HI –September 6, 2011- Kawaii Kon, Hawaii's premier anime convention and conference, is proud to announce Vic Mignogna, Todd Haberkorn, and Lisa Ortiz as guests of honor for the 2012 show!

Vic MignognaVoice Actor/Musician: Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in D.N.Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic!, Broly in Dragon Ball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, and many more. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Sonic Colours, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, available on iTunes.

Todd HaberkornVoice Actor/ADR Director: Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of English dubbing. Haberkorn works primarily in Texas and Los Angeles as an actor, director, producer, and writer. As far as shows go, catch Todd's voice as lead roles in Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Holic as Wataknuki, D. Gray Man as Allen Walker, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie, Soul Eater as Death the Kid, and some other she can't say right now. Coming up - Todd is the lead role of Natsu, the fire eating, fire wielding wizard from Fairy Tail. Check out most of the shows listed above on Hulu.com, funimation.com, and NETFLIX!! And not illegally please :) Be sure to check out TeamHaberkorn.com for ways to join this new "korntastic" fan club! A portion of the proceeds goes to supporting the Acadiana Humane Society, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Louisiana. When not in the booth, Todd is a producer with his company, Out of the Office Productions.

Lisa Ortiz – Voice Actress: Lisa Ortiz is an American theatre and voice actress that holds a BFA in theatre from Hofstra University, and is best known for her roles in English anime adaptations. She is perhaps best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, Lina Inverse in Slayers, and Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece. Her extensive resume also includes the role of Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh!. She has voiced Amy Rose in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games from Shadow the Hedgehog. Lisa is also known for her extensive dialects that she brings to each role.

About Kawaii Kon: Kawaii Kon is 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.

Kawaii Kon will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from March 16th to 18th, 2012. For more information please visit: www.kawaii-kon.org


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