Taiyou Con Announces First Round of Guests

Nov 9th 2010
MESA, ARIZONA - November 9, 2010

Taiyou Con is excited to announce Chris Cason, Kitsune Robot, Perfect Math Class, and Tristen Citrine will be attending as guests.

For over ten years, Chris Cason has been associated with numerous projects for FUNimation Entertainment in a voice acting, ADR directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Some of Chris's voice credits include Gluttony in Fullmetal Alchemist, Mr. Popo in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Z Kai, Holy Roman Empire in Hetalia - Axis Powers, Boo in Shin-chan, Fumihiro in Initial D, and Babbit in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, One Piece, and D.Gray-man. Some of his ADR directing credits include Dragon Ball Z, Negima, Kodocha, and Initial D. He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games, including being one of the contributing guitarists in Guitar Hero 3.

Formed in 2006, Kitsune Robot was one of the world's first anime cover bands. They are devoted to playing covers of the most awesome anime, video game, and Jrock songs. This band is comprised of Cira on vocals, Pali on lead guitar, Anna on rhythm guitar, Dustin on bass, and Jordan on drums. They'll rock you with covers of songs from all your favorite anime, including Naruto, Bleach, K-ON!, and more. More information about Kitsune Robot can be found at KitsuneRobot.com.

Formerly known as "The Elevens", Perfect Math Class is a cover band dedicated to playing music from anime, video games and rock tunes--both in English and Japanese. The members of Perfect Math Class are Arizona locals who met through anime conventions. In all of the members, the common desire to rock the stage in the most nerdy fashion had clicked, and thus Perfect Math Class was born. Perfect Math Class realizes that a concert needs be a fun and interactive experience. At Perfect Math Class concerts, you can expect performance in cosplay, lots of bad jokes and silly, random games in the middle of a set. Expect the unexpected. Perfect Math Class will rock you visually, musically and awesomely.

Tristen Citrine turned her artistic attention to cosplay in 1998, going on to make well over a hundred costumes for herself and friends. Even after so many years in the hobby, she finds anime, manga and games quite inspiring and still loves sitting down to create something new. She and her friends have won many major awards for their works, including “Best in Show” at both Comicon International and World-Con. Her website, www.TristenCitrine.com features tutorials and advice for cosplayers as well as a myriad of colorful pictures. She is a co-owner and founder of CosWorx, North America's number one cosplay wig store. In addition to her cosplay and business ventures, Tristen is very excited to have joined the marketing team at FUNimation as a Brand Manager in 2009.

ABOUT TAIYOU CON: Taiyou Con is a three-day celebration of anime, manga, video games, and other aspects of Japanese culture. The convention features industry guests, fan and guest panels, live concerts, cosplay, Dealers Room, Artist Alley, open console gaming, maid and cosplay cafes, and so much more. Taiyou Con will be held January 7-9, 2011 at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa in Mesa, Arizona. Register online for $25 until Dec 31. Rates at the convention are as follows: $35 full-event badge, $20 Friday single-day badge, $20 Saturday single-day badge, and $15 Sunday single-day badge. Children 10 and under free with paid adult admission. For the latest news and information, visit http://www.TaiyouCon.com.

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