Spike Spencer Coming to Eirtakon

Frickin Genius Spike Spencer Coming to Eirtakon!
Voice of Shinji Ikari landing to Dublin this October

DUBLIN, IRELAND – June 8th, 2010 – Actor, author, artist and all-round frickin genius Spike Spencer has been confirmed as the guest of honour for Eirtakon 2010, Ireland's largest anime event taking place in The Helix this October 15th – 17th.

Spike is best known as the voice of Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion, and has also been in Bleach (as Hanatarō Yamada) and Excel Saga (as Shioji), to name but a few of his anime roles. He has lent his voice to many video games, including Bleach: Shattered Blade and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Spike is also a noted actor, having played roles in films such as Miss Congeniality and The Big Easy, and author of several books, including How to be a Frickin Genius Voice Actor, Step One.

“Spike is an actor and artist of the highest calibre, and we're incredibly excited to have him come to Ireland just for Eirtakon,” said said Stephen Fox, Eirtakon's director for 2010. “I'm certain he'll really help the party atmosphere we're expecting for this year's event in The Helix. We can't wait for October!”

Expect Spike to give a numer of unique panels over the weekend of Eirtakon, along with a chance to talk to the man himself at our signing session!

The whole Eirtakon committee is looking forward to bringing a showcase of everything anime and manga related to Ireland this October, from unique traders, big-name guests and workshops on all aspects of Japanese life and culture. Expect several important announcements (including info on panels and traders and how to pre-register) over the next few weeks as the excitement begins to build once again for Eirtakon!

WHAT: Eirtakon 2010
WHERE: The Helix
WHEN: October 15th – 17th
HOW MUCH: Special pre-registration price of €20

Stay tuned in at the following sites for the latest news and discussion:
Site: www.eirtakon.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Eirtakon
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Eirtakon

About Eirtakon
Eirtakon, currently in its sixth year, is Ireland's number one anime event and the biggest convention of its kind in the country. Last year's event was awarded Best Event by a panel of Dublin City University peers, beating off stiff competition from a number of long-established and high-profile events. Following on from the massive success of Eirtakon 09, the committee is hard at work in making Eirtakon 2010 the most enjoyable experience yet for anime fans all over Ireland. Remember, there is only one Eirtakon, accept no substitutes!

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