Matsuricon Welcomes The "God of Death" Scott McNeil -- His First Midwest Anime Convention In Over 6 Years

Jun 18th 2012
Columbus, OH (June 18, 2012): Matsuricon is proud to announce that the God of Death himself, Scott McNeil. Better known as "Duo Maxwell" from Gundam Wing, this is Scott's first Midwest Anime Convention Appearance in over 6 years.

Scott McNeil hails from Vancouver, Canada by way of Brisbane, Australia. He started acting at the age of three and hasn't (his mom would say) stopped since. Spanning over two decades and including over 10,000 episodes, Scott's voice career began with The New Adventures of He-Man way back in (gasp) 1988. He is perhaps best known currently as Duo Maxwell in Gundam Wing, Koga, in InuYasha, Piccolo (the first) and many others in Dragon Ball Z, Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars, and Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution., As well as Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, the deeply neurotic Merb Stork in StormHawks, the amazingly inept Voltar in League of Super Evil, and Ali al Satchez in Gundam 00.

Among his other voice credits are: Grumpy Bear in Care Bears, Johnny Test, Black Lagoon, Highlander, Quest for Vengance, Rollbots, Spiderman Unlimited Krypto,the Superdog, Reboot, Megaman, Powerpuff Girls Z, Mucha Lucha, Monster Rancher, Mummies Alive, Ranma ½, Project A-Ko, Kong, The Vision of Escaflowne, Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars, War Planets, Weird-Oh's, Molly O, Conan the Adventurer, The Wacky World of Tex Avery, Extreme Dinosaurs, DragonTales, Warriors of Virtue, D'Myna Leagues, Aagh It's the Mister Hell Show, Double Dragon, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, GI Joe, and the animated features Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys, and Casper's Haunted Christmas. As well as video games such as Dead Rising II, Warhammer 40,000, Scarface, and The Godfather

Equally successful in film and television, Scott has starred in the feature films Sleeping with Strangers and Sleeping Dogs. He has guest starred on numerous television series and features, including Supernatural, Sanctuary, Highlander, The Outer Limits, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beyond Belief, Beggars and Choosers, Stargate SG-1 and Disney's Ladies and the Champ, to name a few.

Matsuricon is also host to fellow voice actors Cathy Weseluck, Christopher Sabat, Todd Haberkorn, Tony Oliver, Chris Cason, Micah Solusod, and Scott Freeman, internet personality Doug "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker, artists Ayu Sakata, James Hatton, Mindy Timpone, Alex Kolesar and Joe Kovelle, Robotech VP of Marketing Kevin McKeever, and weapons expert Samurai Dan Coglan. Matsuricon 2012 will be held August 24 -26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. More information including pre-registering and hotel rates can be found at www.matsuricon.org

About Matsuricon: Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a “family friendly” event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our “family friendly” image, our mascots are a “traditional” Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of Japanese Pop-Culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

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