Anime South Holds Fifth Consecutive Annual Event

DESTIN, FL - November 16, 2009 - The fifth annual Anime South convention is being held at the beautiful Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida, on December 18th-20th, 2009. Anime South is a convention celebrating Japanese animation, music, and culture.

Voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Trigun, Bleach, Code Geass) and Patrick Seitz (Ouran Host Club, One Piece, World of Warcraft, Naruto) will be there to talk about their current and new projects. Also appearing are musical guests MAJA, an extremely popular nerdcore rapper from Phoenix, Arizona, and Eyeshine, and "edge rock" band from West Hills, California. Model, actress, and cosplay artist Meredith Placko will also be attendance.

The convention will also have the largest Dealers Room in its history. Everything from Jpop CDs to Doujinshi from Japan will be there! There will also be computer and console gaming tournaments run by CRC Data Tech and Panhandle Gamers.

Pre-registration ends on November 30th, after which memberships will only be available at-the-door. However, access to ticketed events, such as the Murder Mystery Ball, Maid Cafe, and Tea Party, is not guaranteed without a pre-registered Bronze, Silver, or Gold membership. (note: Gold memberships have sold out for the event)

The hotel still has rooms available at the $99 rate block for the convention. They will take reservations until November 30th, after which the regular rack rates will apply. Hotel reservations can made by calling 850-267-9500. Convention code AMS should be used to obtain the $99 double occupancy rate. Please note that members can also check-in or check-out anywhere between December 16th and December 22nd and receive the same rate, depending on availability. Please call the hotel directly for flexible dates, along with additional discounts for convention attendees wishing to upgrade their rooms. Each of the 600 guest suites has a private balcony with a spectacular view of Florida's Emerald Coast. The minimum check-in age of 25 has been waived to 18 for our convention members.

Anime South is a fan organization, with all events run by volunteers. Anime South has no paid staff. For more information, call (850) 642-6463 or e-mail press (at

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