Anime South Announces More Guests


Destin, Florida - Jul. 5, 2005 - Anime South 2005 is pleased to
announce 2 additional Guests of Honor, Voice actress/writer Lauren Goodnight
from ADV Films and professional photographer Maboroshi of
Anime South 2005 is holding its inaugural event on November 18-20, 2005
at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

Lauren Goodnight has appeared in Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution
(Sarashina, Arayashiki West), Pretear (Natsue Awayuki), Angelic Layer
(Narrator), SuperGALS! (Sanae), Sorcerer Hunters: Chocolate, Springs, and
Other Hot Things (Shiorina), Evangelion: Director's Cut, Noir, DNAngel,
and RahXephon. Anime has always been a part of her life, from watching
Voltron and Speed Racer as a child through her Bachelor's Degree thesis
on fandom (especially anime fandom)...showing how the love of something
central can bind people together. In between all of the anime, she
dances, sings for the bands "mit Reißzahnen" and "Hourglass System", draws
the webcomic Status Report: FaerieTale, and writes a regular column for as their Staff Music Reviewer. Lauren is looking forward
to earning a PhD in Behavioral Neuropsychology.

Maboroshi of has covered almost every single anime
convention in the southeast for the past 5 years. He is a professional
photographer and convnetion reporter who specializes in cosplay photo
shoots. He is the Official Photographer of Anime South 2005, as well as
MetroCon and MegaCon. The official convention photo shoots will occur on
Friday night and Saturday afternoon (exact times to be announced later).

Anime South has sold out of all its Founder memberships. Anime South
thanks all 9 of its Founders: Angel Viloria, Kiel Melvin, Brenton
Mucklow, Greg Kerby, Sara McColskey, Jess Enochs, Toby Greenberg, Lara
Harris, and Jaqueline Dempsey. These individuals have donated generously to
allow this convention to be held. There are still a limited number of
Sponsor memberships available for 2005, but those are quickly selling
out, also. Registration for the 2005 convention is currently open by
mail and online at

The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the largest luxury
hotel on the most beautiful beach in the United States. This 2,400 acre
resort boasts 73 holes of championship golf, 13 tennis courts, the
country's largest charter fishing boat fleet, 3 indoor and outdoor pools, a
private beach, a full service spa, 2 whirlpools, scuba diving, and
unparalleled shopping centers. The hotel offers suites with 2 Double Beds, 1
Queen Sofa Bed, and 1 two-level Bunk Bed. The convention has arranged a
limited number of these suites at the unbelievably low price of only
$99 per night. The $30 resort fee has been waived for individuals
reserving their rooms for the convention. You can make reservations by
calling 1-800-367-1271 with our group code, ASC, for this special pricing.

Anime South 2005 will be offering for 3 video rooms, a Cosplay contest,
anime music videos, panels, video game tournaments, an Artists' Alley,
a large Dealers room, karaoke, and a huge Main Events room. Come see
why USA Today has ranked Destin as the most beautiful beach in the United
States for the past 5 years running.

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