Animazement Announces Additional 2012 Guests

Apr 27th 2012

Animazement proudly announces two additional guests for its 2012 convention taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25– 27, 2012. More information about Animazement can be found at www.Animazement.com.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – APRIL 27, 2012

THE Chonmage Gundan SUPER THE Chonmage Gundan SUPER is a Japanese stage combat group that creates screenplays based on historical facts with an added sense of humor. Their performances contain sword fighting with a mixture of dance-like moves that provides laughs and delight to their audience. THE Chonmage Gundan SUPER has performed their theatrical acts in major cities and for people of all ages.

Jezeroth - Starting from a theater background, Jezeroth became involved with cosplaying and masquerades in 1999. He has judged masquerades contests at conventions, including Otakon and Anime Expo and won major awards. Jez also gives back by offering demos, panels and lectures at various conventions.

He currently works full time at Cirque du Soleil as a tailor, but also does freelance work that varies from designing suits for the National Synchronized Swimming Team, to gowns for The Venetian Resort and Casino's opera singers and nightclubs, special events and ballet productions.

For additional information, please visit: www.animazement.org/guest

ABOUT ANIMAZEMENT: Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The parent organization of Animazement, Educational Growth Across Oceans (EGAO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The mission of Animazement is to provide an introduction to Japanese Language and Culture, through the world of Japanese Animation and Manga. For three days each spring, we bring together a diverse group of attendees, volunteers, special Japanese and American guests, panelists, and our staff, and together we share in celebrating Japanese entertainment and visual culture. Our activities span the various genres of anime, manga, video games, J-pop/J-rock, martial arts, traditional arts and crafts, and more, all in a family-friendly, festival-like atmosphere. Sure, it's a party, but it is our sincere hope that everyone who attends Animazement also learns something, and leaves with a greater sense of cultural understanding and appreciation for Japanese Culture and Language.

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