Nekocon Announces 2 More Guests for the 2012 Line-Up! Jan Scott-Frazier & DJ Midget!

Sep 28th 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nekocon 2012 - November 2nd - 4th
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA 23666

Nekocon announces 2 more guests for the 2012 line-up! Jan Scott-Frazier & DJ Midget!

Jan Scott-Frazier returns to Nekocon for the first time in nearly a decade! Jan worked in the anime industry in Japan for 13 years in a number of different positions.

Jan was the first foreigner to work in the production department in a Japanese studio - Artland - on Riki-Oh 2, Locke the Superman (OVA), Shurato (OVA), Bubblegum Crash (OVA) and Tottoi (feature) then trained animation studio staff in China, Thailand and other countries. Jan founded her own full production company, TAO Corporation Ltd., in Bangkok, Thailand, which did work on Moldiver, Diary of Mikan, Genocyber and SWAT Kats amongst others. She also co-founded GENESIS Digital Publishing Company with Izumi Matsumoto (Kimagure Orange Road) where they created Comic ON, the first digital manga, on CD-ROM in which Jan made her manga debut with her original digital graphic novel Transcendence. Comic ON went on to be the one of the top selling non-game CD-ROM titles in Japan in 1996.

She then worked for Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood) as the president of Production I.G. USA and as a producer and technical director on the Japanese side. She was technical director of the animation for the Grandstream Saga, Madou Monogatari, and Kyoushin Senki games as well as working on the Panzer Dragoon OVA. As a freelance director, Jan directed episodes of Susie-chan & Marvy (TV) and worked on the development of original TV series projects.

She also consulted on the development of computer assisted (2D) animation production systems and helped transition the anime industry into digital production.

Jan has written textbooks, magazine articles, technical manuals ans screenplays, translated manga (s-CRY-ed, Psychic Academy, Here Is Greenwood, Pink Sniper) and the movie Dead Leaves. Her work has been published in 8 languages. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Canada, the UK and the US teaching animation techniques and has been a guest and panelist at over 200 conventions. She also founded and produced two albums for non-profit Voices For, www.voicesfor.org

Nekocon is proud to welcome DJ Midget who will be hosting our Saturday night dance, directly after our Vocaloid event!

Receiving his first pair of turntables at the age of 16 in February of '07, DJ Midget knew this was his calling. He started out playing Electro at house parties here and there. After making the switch to Hard-Dance/Hard-Trance, he got booked at his first event, OMGWTF, at Club Afterlife of Dallas, thanks to help of SpunkyDaBunny and Moonstruck Red.

After learning the key elements of DJ-ing, Midget made the switch to the banging sounds of Hardstyle. Midget was rocking Club Afterlife of Dallas and Section 8 events every weekend. It didn't stop there for Midget, he wanted something a leedle beeet harder and faster. (to match his "mad skillz" [LOL]) Midget soon discovered that UK Hardcore is where it's at. After playing a mad set at Kandi Fest in 2010, DJ Moonstruck Red took him under his wings. His words after KandiFest were "DJ Midget was killing it on the decks. Making the move to UK Hardcore, I think, is the best move he's made and Im not saying that just cause I'm Hardcore promoter, but cause I know he gots what it takes to go all the way with it. We just may have the American DJ S3rl in Texas and not even know it yet." Those words inspired Midget to take UK Hardcore to the next level in Dallas. With that being said they formed together the incredible tag-team group known as Da Short Bus Ninjaz. After the Ninjaz got their first gig, on the main stage of Spring Love '10, Midget knew this genre would take him all the way. HTID.

Remember for all the latest Neko information check out www.nekocon.com where you'll find more on our Guests and Featured Panelists, Nekocon Road Show appearance dates, and information about our mascots! Also like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter!

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