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Shuto Con Announces Dragon Ball Reunion Lineup is CompleteFeb 13th 2013
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 13 - In the popular Japanese cartoon, Dragon Ball, a band of martial artists search the world over for the mystical 'dragon balls' a set of orbs that grant one wish of the finder when all seven are located and assembled.
Your wish has just been granted.
On April 5-7, 2013 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich., seven voice actors from the epic anime will reunite for one weekend to hold panels, sign autographs, and discuss the time they worked on the series, at Lansing's premiere anime convention: Shuto Con.
The final guest announced this week is the Dragon Ball franchise's starring hero, Goku, as voiced by Sean Schemmel, who also voices King Kai and Nail in the internationally acclaimed anime series. Additional roles include: Batman in The Dark Night Rises game adaptation, Onsakumaru in Ninja Nonsense, and dozens of voices in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake.
Schemmel will be joined by the following veteran Dragon Ball voice actors:
Christopher Sabat: Voice of Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Kami, Jeice, Recoome, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, Porunga, and more, as well as voice director for the series.
Monica Rial Voice of Bulma.
Sonny Strait: Scriptwriter for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, as well as the voice of Krillin, Lieutenant Blue, and more.
Colleen Clinkenbeard: Voice of Gohan, Android 18, and Baby Trunks.
Chris Rager: Voice of Mr. Satan/Hercule and King Yemma.
Greg Ayres: Performer of one of the Dragon Ball Z Kai opening themes and voice of Guldo.
A special industry guest from Funimation, the studio that dubbed and distributed the English-language Dragon Ball, will also be holding panels and special previews of newly released anime.
Special artist guests will include Doug Smith, who also voiced Kintaro in the cult anime Golden Boy; Rikki Simmons, who voiced Gir in Invader Zim; and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simmons, artist behind studio Tavicat (with Rikki Simmons).
Several bands will also perform a marathon Saturday concert including: Armcannon, Those Who Fight, Knights of the Round, The Pillowcases, The X-Hunters, and Arc Impulse.
Returning to this year's two-day rave will be DJs Freddy D and TKR.
More information about individual guests can be found at shutocon.com/guests.html.
Pre-registration for admission badges ends Friday, Mar. 22. More information at: shutocon.com/registration.html