LittleKuriboh, YTCracker, and Dr. Awkward to Attend Anime Minneapolis 2013

Oct 30th 2012
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Minneapolis, MN - October 30, 2012 - Fans of AniMinneapolis will be excited to learn that voice actor and writer LittleKuriboh, in addition to nerdy hip hop artists YTCracker and Dr. Awkward, will be appearing at the 2013 Minneapolis anime convention in June.

Martin Billany, more famously known as LittleKuriboh, is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged series and the godfather of the abridged age. He has thus far produced no less than 52 episodes, a spinoff, a prequel, a christmas special and two movies, creating a cultural phenomenon in the anime world. In addition to playing nearly every character in his own series, he has made cameos in the Death Note, Naruto, Sonic X, Trinity Blood, Pokémon, Fullmetal Alchemist and Sailor Moon abridged series. With a mission to revitalize interest in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise and make it more accessible to Joe Public, LittleKuriboh will continue the original abridged series providing us with priceless entertainment for many years to come. All-round nice guy and community fan-favourite, he is also associated with TeamFourStar (the group behind Dragon Ball Z Abridged, for which he also supplies voices) and has made guest appearances on comic-book video review series Atop the Fourth Wall.

Dr. Awkward is a Nerdcore rapper with several hit songs and performances at Nerdapalooza and after parties at Comic Con, Florida's Nerd Invasion, and Texas' Comicpalooza. In 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project "Next Gen," in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Nerdcore Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with hits like "Geekquilibrium" and "Imposter." Dr. Awkward release his latest album, "Unlimited" in April 2010, which features an amazing fusion of Nerdcore, Hip Hop, and R&B.

YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and an Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed "jack of all trades", also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster.

The full list of guests for Anime Minneapolis can be found at http://animinneapolis.com/guests

YTCracker and Dr. Awkward will also be attending the Minneapolis comic convention known as Meta Con over Labor Day Weekend 2013. Information about Meta Con can be found on the official MetaCon website, http://metaconvention.com/

AniMinneapolis features 100+ events every year, in addition to autograph sessions and Q&A panels with the convention's announced guests. AniMinneapolis gives anime fans a chance to interact, have fun, and learn about Japanese culture through numberous panels, workshops, and social events. Featured events in 2013 include a formal fantasy cosplay ball, formal dance lessons, a costume masquerade, anime screenings, an exhibit hall, rave dances, concerts, boffer weapons, and more. Events are listed at http://animinneapolis.com/events

AniMinneapolis will take place June 28-30 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota. http://animinneapolis.com/location

Attending for the weekend costs $35 in advance, through $45 at the door. AniMinneapolis and Meta Con are organized by AnimeCon.org at http://animecon.org

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