- 6/10/2009

MatsuriCon is happy to announce the attendance of Stephanie Young, Robert Axelrod and Studio Akumakaze to their convention held August 28-30 in Columbus Ohio.

Stephanie is a great voice actress and singer for Funimation, whose roles include Nico Robin in One Piece and Clare in Claymore. She has also performed themes from DragonBall GT, Negima and Tsubasa.

Robert Axelrod is a prolific actor whose career spans decades. Aside from appearing in over 30 films, and TV series such as Star Trek: Voyager and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Robert has had many voice acting roles in such anime series as Akira, Cowboy Bebop and Big O.

Studio Akumakaze is a group of five talented individuals whose lust for creativity has driven them to create some of the most intriguing comics seen in independent art publishing.

MatsuriCon will take place from Friday August 28th to Sunday August 30th 2009, at the Holiday Inn Worthington, on the North end of Columbus, Ohio.

What is Matsuricon?
Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as "anime"), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a "family friendly" event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our "family friendly" image, our mascots are a "traditional" Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

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