Kanon to Demo Game at Otakon 2010

Baltimore, MD (July 28, 2010) – Bassist kanon, one of the founders of the visual kei band An Cafe and
currently a video game producer, will demo his mobile phone game Pinky Distortion at Otakon. The
demo will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 in the Game Room.

At his panel on Friday (4:30-6 p.m. in Panel 2), he will select 20 people to play the game. Anyone is
welcome to come to the demo and watch.

The recently released mobile phone game Pinky Distortion features DIS;CODE, a visual kei band in
search of a vocalist. The player takes the role of a young singer recruited as the band's manager, who must
find a way to keep the band together and lead them to their first successful live concert. The game
emphasizes kanon's belief that a group of passionate people can create something more amazing than any

With a signature flamboyant style and Fender Jazz bass, kanon attracted a sizable fan base around the
world as part of An Cafe. After a successful world tour and a big final show at Nippon Budokan in
January, An Cafe went on hiaitus.

In addition to the gaming demo, kanon will also be a guest DJ at the Otakurave on Friday night in the 10
p.m. hour.

Otakon 2010 will be held July 30 – August 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its seventeenth year, Otakon is an annual
celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in
the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian
culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far
East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's
few large, city-wide events, drawing over 25,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid
attendance of over 70,000 "turnstile" attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by
Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the
appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by
an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2010, see http://www.otakon.com/

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