Otakon is Proud to Welcome Novel and Screenplay Writer Gen Urobuchi

Baltimore, MD (June 26, 2012) – We are proud to welcome writer Gen Urobuchi to Otakon 2012.

Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese writer for visual novels, light novels, and anime. He joined Nitroplus as a writer and made his debut in 2001 by writing the scenario of the visual novel Phantom of Inferno, which was later adapted into a TV series and OVA series. Afterward Gen Urobuchi wrote the light novel Fate/Zero in 2006, the prequel to Fate/Stay Night, which was a collaboration between Type-Moon and fellow developer Nitroplus. Gen is also the screenplay writer for Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011), a production of Aniplex (under Atsuhiro Iwakami as main producer) and studio SHAFT.

Otakon 2012 will be held July 27 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its nineteenth 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 31,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 85,000 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.

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