OzComicCon Starts 2015 Tour in Perth This Weekend
posted on by Jon Hayward
Oz Comic-Con is a pop culture expo covering film, TV, cult, comics, toys, gaming and more. And this year OZCC is launching their Australian Championships of Cosplay competition and the Cosplay Central area complete photography space, guests and panel theatre.
- When: Saturday the 11th to Sunday the 12th of April. Doors open at 9am and close at 6pm.
- Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
- How Much: Weekend Pass - $50 online $60 at the door. Day Pass - $30 online $40 at the door. You can buy tickets here.
Scripting, Directing, Voice acting, Monica Rial has been heavily involved in many aspects of English anime production and it's highly unlikely you haven't seen her work. Having worked for many of the Anime production companies in North America, Monica has produced scripts for Kaleido Star, Sankarea: Undying Love, Ben-To, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Level E, The Sacred Blacksmith, Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! and Space Dandy and has director credits for KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple, xxxHOLiC and Claymore. Then her ANN encylopedia entry has voice acting credits in over 350 series, including Bulma in Dragon Ball Z but you would have most recently would have heard Monica as Tomoko Kuroki in WATAMOTE. Some of Monica's other roles include Chihiro Shindou in ef: a tale of melodies, Himari Takakura in Mawaru Penguindrum, Stocking in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Shizuka Marikawa in High School of the Dead, Mirajane in Fairy Tail, Kanami Ishizaki in Darker than Black and Shiro in Deadman Wonderland.
Having recieved his start as a political impersonator in the late 80's, Neil Kaplan went on to form a impressive resume of work over the years. Having voiced several villians in Saban's Power Rangers (Including the PR movie, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue and Time Force) he went onto making a name for himself in the Digimon franchise starting with Hawkmon in Digimon Adventure 02 with roles in every Digimon series since. He has also voiced Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai in Bleach, Saber Tiger in Blue Dragon and Obito Uchiha in Naruto Shippūden. Most recently you would recognise Neil as Tychus Findlay from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
All guests will be available for signatures and photos at scheduled times over the weekend. Please view the schedules for more information.
OZCC will be holding a Cosplay Parade on the Saturday at 4pm on Stage 1. On Sunday stage 1 will host the Kids Cosplay Contest at 2pm followed by the Perth heat of the Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay at 2:30pm.
It must be noted that Perth is the first location to host a heat for the Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay Competition. This ties in with OZCC's Cosplay Central being a hub of activity for Cosplay fans with small panels theatre, signing tables for cosplay guests, photo wall setup for photographers and they have even organised a cosplay change room for the event. You can see the details for the new and improved OZCC cosplay here.