Anime Expo® Blasts Off with Additional Power Rangers Talents
Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention to Host One of the Largest Power Ranger Gathering and Panel to Date
Anaheim, California (May 20, 2009) —Anime Expo® 2009 will be the place to be for all Power Ranger fans as they will host one of the largest Power Ranger gathering and panel to date at the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009. More information can be found on the website http://anime-expo.org.
Additional Power Rangers and talents in attendance include:
· Barbara Goodson-Empress Rita Repulsa-MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS (Fri., Sat. and Sun.)
· Nakia Burrise-Yellow Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: TURBO (Fri, Sat. and Sun.)
· Blake Foster-Blue Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: TURBO (Fri, Sat. and Sun.)
· Patricia Ja Lee-Pink Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: TURBO and POWER RANGERS IN SPACE (Sat. and Sun.)
· Dan Southworth-Quantum Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: TIME FORCE (Sat. and Sun.)
· Cerina Vincent-Yellow Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: LOST GALAXY (Thurs. only)
· Reggie Rolle-Green Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: LOST GALAXY (Thurs. only)
· Amy Rolle-Trakeena- POWER RANGERS: LOST GALAXY (Thursday only)
· Brandon Jay McLaren-Red Power Ranger- POWER RANGERS: SPD (Thurs. only)
· Monica May-Yellow Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: SPD (Thurs. only)
· Chris Violette-Blue and Red Power Ranger-POWER RANGERS: SPD (Thurs. only)
In addition to attending Anime Expo® 2009, the Power Ranger gathering event will include a panel on as well as a booth in the Anime Expo® Exhibit Hall where fans can meet, take pictures with and obtain autograph head shots of their favorite convention attending Rangers!
These additional Power Ranger talents join announced Power Ranger actors Karan Ashley, Robert Axelrod, Steve Cardenas, Walter Jones and Catherine Sutherland.
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC, Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (www.spja.org
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