AnimeNext Updates

Mar 22nd 2004
ANIMENEXT 2004 (JUNE 18-20 NY/NJ/CT)
the NEXT generation of anime conventions

HEADLINES
* VOICE GUESTS: MATT K. MILLER & LISA ORTIZ
* INDUSTRY GUESTS: VIZ, MARVEL, VSM
* WEBSITE EVOLVES AGAIN
* AMV CONTEST LAUNCHED
* MUSICAL GUEST CANCELLATION: OTAKU DUET
* FREE TICKETS TO TAPINGS OF 'LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY'

New York, NY -- March 22, 2004 -- AnimeNEXT 2004 will take
place at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ on
June 18-20, 2004. Just 5 miles outside of NYC, the hotel is
conveniently accessible via NJ Transit Bus #124/129 out of
the Port Authority in NYC, and just minutes away from Newark
Liberty International Airport.

Pre-register before June 1, 2004, for $10 off adult and
child memberships. And if you intend to stick around for
our great late night activities, we recommend that you book
a room at the hotel. We've negotiated a special low rate
of $99 per night with the hotel. Take advantage before the
rooms sell out! For more information check our website:
http://www.animenext.org/register
http://www.animenext.org/location

* VOICE GUESTS: MATT K. MILLER & LISA ORTIZ
We're proud to announce the addition of Matt K. Miller and
Lisa Ortiz to our growing list of talented Voice Guests.
For up-to-date news regarding our guests, visit:
http://www.animenext.org/guests

Matt K. Miller
Tenchi Masaki, Tenchi Muyo!
Clasko, Final Fantasy X & X-2
Batty, Fern Gully II

Lisa Ortiz
Amy Rose (Sonic X)
Serenity (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Roxanne (Ultimate Muscle)
Lina Inverse (Slayers)
Nanaka (Magic Users Club)

* INDUSTRY GUESTS: Viz, Marvel, VSM
We've also begun adding Industry Representatives to our
guest list. Attendees will be able to hear the latest
news from their favorite companies. More announcements
will be coming in the next few weeks:

Toshifumi Yoshida (Producer, Viz Video)
Trish Ledoux (Producer/Translator/Writer, Viz)
C.B. Cebulski (Editor, Marvel Comics)
Edwin de la Cruz (Writer, Video Store Magazine)

* WEBSITE EVOLVES AGAIN
We've re-designed our website with a cool new look. And
we're introducing a new logo and mascot. Check it out:
http://www.animenext.org

* AMV CONTEST LAUNCHED
We are kicking off our 2004 AMV Contest! Deadline for
submissions is May 21, 2004. Fire up those computers and
send in your entry today! Check out the Events section
of our website for rules and submission information:
http://www.animenext.org/events

* MUSICAL GUEST CANCELLATION: OTAKU DUET
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Otaku Duet will
not be able to return to AnimeNEXT this year. However,
we continue to support this talented duo, and together,
we are already planning future performances for years to
come! Until then, please check out Michael and Natalie
at www.OtakuDuet.com to find out where they'll be
performing next!

* FREE TICKETS TO TAPINGS OF 'LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY'
Carson Daly achieved fame as host and executive producer
of MTV's TRL. In 2002, Carson launched his new project,
becoming the host of NBC's hottest late-late-night talk
show, Last Call with Carson Daly. Carson has interviewed
such diverse celebrities as Dave Chappelle, Tom Cruise,
Sarah Jessica Parker, Adam Sandler, Madonna, Elijah Wood,
Jeremy Shockey, Sean Connery, with musical performances
by Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, Jack Johnson,
Kanye West, Blondie, 50 Cent, Cyndi Lauper... and much,
much more!

For FREE TICKETS please call Megan @ 212-664-2773
Please indicate you are a member of the "AnimeNext" Event.
Must be at least 16 years of age to attend

NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
(50th Street between 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10112

Universal Animation is a non-profit organization devoted
to promoting anime and manga in the United States. Founded
in NYC in 2002, the company is organizing the AnimeNEXT
convention to aid in its goals.

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