Mizucon Announces Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine as Guests of Honor
They join a growing group of amazing guests that includes David Williams and Mike Sinterniklaas.
Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and Nero in Devil May Cry 4. He's also a two time American Anime Award nominee.
Eyeshine is a Four Piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch, Maurice Salmin, Eddie Colmenares and Tori Dozier. They are currently one of the most promising unsigned bands coming out of California playing shows all over the United States.
The origins of Eyeshine date back almost a decade when Bosch and Maurice Salmin began playing together in a church band. Eventually deciding to take a shot at writing and performing their own music, the band went through many incarnations before deciding on the name Eyeshine. Their full length debut album Red Stripes/White Lights was released in the early spring of 2008. My Paper Kingdom was released on June 5, 2009. In addition to My Paper Kingdom, Eyeshine will be releasing an all acoustic album entitled Afterglow and an untitled third CD in the near future.
Bosch got the name "Eyeshine" from an episode of the Crocodile Hunter. Steve Irwin was rescuing crocodiles in the darkness and kept repeating that he could spot them by their 'eyeshine' from his lantern.
Mizucon 21010 will be August 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. MizuCon is an annual convention based on Japanese Animation and the many sub-genres of anime. MizuCon will feature many of the festivities found at most anime conventions. Events will include interesting and informative panels, anime DVD screenings, live action movies, video gaming and even an Anime music video showcase! MizuCon will also host an Artist Alley where local artists may showcase and sell their artwork and crafts. In addition there will be a cosplay contest, special guests, a dealer's room and much more! With over 30 years combined staffing and running anime conventions, we hope to bring a quality show to the community annually and with community support we will be able to achieve our goal.