Anime Blast Chattanooga Announces First Round of Guests

Mar 26th 2013

CHATTANOOGA, TN - March 26, 2013 - Anime Blast Chattanooga is pleased to present its first round of guest announcements. Attendees will be joined by voice and on-camera actress Cherami Leigh, musical guest Project: Leviathan, and Greg Wicker aka Greggo's Game Shows.

Anime Blast Chattanooga will be held Nov. 8-10, 2013 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. Pre-registration for the weekend is $25 till May 1st, $30 after May 1st, with VIP packages available for $50. Details on the VIP package, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.animeblastchattanooga.com.

Cherami Leigh

Cherami is an on camera and voice actor. She began her work in the “Anime World” voicing Sae in “Peach Girl”, and has since played Aisa, Pepper, and Miss Golden Week in “One Piece,” Yaz in “Shin-chan,” Primula in “Shuffle!,” Setsuna and Akira in “Negima!?,” Naomi in “Witchblade,” Himawari! in “XXXHOLiC,” Makoto in “Sasami: Magical Girls Club,” Mai in “Ghost Hunt,” Ayano in “Kaze no Stigma,” Road in “D. Grayman,” Shijima in “Nabari,” Shinooka in “Big Windup!,” Shana in “Shakugan no Shana”, Honoka in “Kenichi,” Kirimi in “Ouran Host Club,” and recently released “Bamboo Blade” as Tamaki, “Sergeant Frog” as Natsumi, and “Soul Eater” as Patty. She has voiced many video games including Lux Pain as Nami.

Cherami began acting at 6 and has worked with LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Wilmer Valderamma, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Avril Lavigne and many others. She has worked on “Fast Food Nation” (directed by: Richard Linklater), “The Hottest State”(directed by: Ethan Hawke), and “The Mist” (directed by: Frank Darabont), she recently appeared as the overachieving “Ginnie Warwick” on NBC's “Friday Night Lights” , you can also recognize Cherami working alongside Claire Danes in HBO's film “Temple Grandin”. She has also appeared on NBC's “CHASE” & ABC's “The Deep End”.

Cherami is currently working on several projects, on and off camera, that she is anxious to share with her fans.

Project: Leviathan

Project: Leviathan is a post-apocalyptic, electronic rock act started in Nashville, TN. by Cody Joe Bottoms in 2011. Drawing from such musical influences as Nine Inch

Nails, AFI, and 30 Second to Mars, Project: Leviathan creates a story of a dark, and exciting, post-apocalyptic world. This story is based on a group of resistance fighters fighting to save humanity from a group of Cybernetic Angels sent to destroy The Earth.

Project: Leviathan's live band is an ever changing line-up of skilled musicians with close to 60 years of combined professional musical experience.

Bottoms has been creating, and producing music for close to 20 years. Bottoms is also the drummer for the rock power-house, The Man Power and has been the singer for such bands as Sacaea, and Little Plastic Ghost.

Greggo's Game Shows

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he's fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo's past game show efforts on his YouTube page at www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.

ABOUT ANIME BLAST CHATTANOOGA: Anime Blast Chattanooga is a three-day convention that aims to entertain, educate, and encourage a diverse group to band together and grow in their fandom. By hosting interesting guests and holding engaging panels and events, Anime Blast Chattanooga hopes to leave its mark on the anime community.

Anime Blast Chattanooga Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN When: November 4-6, 2011 Cost: $25 Pre-reg. till May 1st; $30 Pre-reg. after May 1st, $50 VIP Website: www.animeblastchattanooga.com


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