Pacific Media Expo's “Anime Nightclub” Program Roasts Veteran Voice Actor Richard Epcar

Nov 2nd 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA-- Pacific Media Expo's groundbreaking Anime Nightclub program returns for its second year as a major Friday night feature of the annual Asian-Pacific Pop Culture convention. Scheduled for November 11, 2011, this unique three hour program of intimate and interactive events culminates in the PMX Charity Roast of Richard Epcar, a veteran voice actor who has performed over 300 roles in anime, cartoons, films, games, and television.

“At its heart, Anime Nightclub is about three hours of offbeat and uncensored fun, with a raging pack of veteran voice actors and a cash bar on hand to loosen things up,” said Todd Whitesel, co-Founder of Pacific Media Expo and creator of the Anime Nightclub program. “These guys are phenomenal live entertainers, but the recording booth and the format of convention appearances prevent many fans from being able to see that. I wanted to do something that was as much about them having fun entertaining each other, as it was about performing for an audience.”

Leading off the program is a presentation by Harmony Gold, creators of the breakthrough animated series Robotech that gave Mr. Epcar his start in voice acting, followed by a Q&A session and opportunity to request autographs from the voice actors present. The namesake middle hour, subtitled “Voice Actors Uncensored,” invites an unpredictable and uproarious conversation between the dais of Roast participants and their audience.

Anime Nightclub is a feature of Pacific Media Expo and not a standalone event. Attendees will need to register for the convention and purchase a badge valid for Friday. Friday-only badges retail for $20, and an automatic 20% discount is applied when five or more people register together online. Attendees can get an additional $5 off per person by entering a coupon code at the start of registration, so $11/person is possible with both discounts. One such coupon code may be found on the Facebook Event Page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290088927681396
For more information about PMX Registration, go to http://PacificMediaExpo.com/info/reg.html

Due to mature content and limited seating, adult-verified wristbands will be required from 8pm-10pm, and Roast tickets will be required from 9pm-10pm. There is no additional charge for these events, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Roastee's Charity while reserving their Roast tickets online with PMX event ticket registration. The name of the Charity will be announced shortly.

Roast ticket reservations will open on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 8 PM.

For more information, go to http://PacificMediaExpo.com/info/nightclub.html

About Richard Epcar:
RICHARD EPCAR- one of the hardest working men in show business- has voiced over 300 characters and is well known to Animation, Game and Anime fans starting with Robotech. He is Batou in Ghost in the Shell and he's in a new series from Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

Some games you've heard him on: Kingdom Hearts, Transformers, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, Catherine, Modnation Racers, Mortal Kombat vs. D.C. Universe, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dead Space, Star Craft, Red Faction Guerrilla, Command and Conquer, Xenosaga, Guilty Gears, .HACK, World of Warcraft, and Resident Evil, to name a few.

Some of you know him from Bleach, Bo-Bobo, X-Men, Macross Plus, The New Speed Racer, Rurouni Kenshin, Lupin the Third, Digimon, and Power Rangers. He is also a sought-after game, animation and ADR director; directing such games as Star Ocean, Blue Dragon, Unreal Tournament, Smackdown vs. Raw, and Jackass, to name a few. Some shows he's directed are: Lupin the Third, Ghost in the Shell 2, Noein, Fighting Spirit, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, to name a few.

On camera Richard has appeared in many films and television shows including: Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Guns of Paradise, Beverly Hills 90210, Matlock, Cheers, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and soon to be seen as a lead in the feature Broken Spirits. You can hear him as Buck the big gorilla in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

He's very excited about his new audio book, White Eyes-A Doc Savage Novel, in which he plays 40 characters and is the narrator for this fantastic pulp fiction book.

About Pacific Media Expo:
As America's first major media trade show dedicated primarily to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is a distinguished industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. PMX 2011 strives to create an eclectic community where artists, industry, and fans can freely experience and express the very best of Asian-Pacific popular culture. For more information, see www.PacificMediaExpo.com.

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