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Otakon Welcomes Back Crispin FreemanJan 23rd 2013
Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2012) – Otakon is pleased to announce that the multi-talented Crispin Freeman will appear at Otakon 2013. The popular and prolific voice actor last appeared at Otakon in 2009.
Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who's been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He's worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf's Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Durarara!! as well as in Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo.
In the world of video games he's played Superman, Iron Man, Dr. Manhattan, Legolas, as well as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. He plays the Male Wizard in Diablo III, Helios the Sun God in God of War III and both Breakdown and Grimlock in Transformers: War for Cybertron. He's been in such high profile Japanese games as Xenosaga, Final Fantasy, White Knight Chronicles and Metal Gear Solid.
In American animation, he's voiced characters in the Spectacular Spider-man series where he played Electro as well as the show Wolverine and The X-Men where he played Multiple Man. He's currently playing Speedy and Red Arrow in the DC animated series Young Justice.
Otakon 2013 will be held August 9-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twentieth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 32,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 90,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see : http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
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