Finalized Matsuricon Guest Includes Special Appearance by Nobuo Uematsu

Columbus, Ohio (July 29th, 2012) - Matsuricon has finalized their 2012 Guest Lineup with a special appearance by prolific video game composer Nobuo Uematsu.  Uematsu will be appearing for one day at the convention for a special Q/A session with Matsuricon attendees.  Nobuo Uematsu's appearance is courtesy of AWR Music and Distant Worlds.

Nobuo Uematsu will also be in attendance at Distant Worlds Columbus, August 25th at 3PM at the Ohio Theatre.  Great tickets are still available through or going to  VIP passes are also available!  Distant Worlds is presented by Attila Glatz Productions in parternship with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts.  More information can be found at

Matsuricon also has voice actors Scott McNeil, Cathy Weseluck, Christopher Sabat, Todd Haberkorn, Micah Solusod, Chris Cason, Ian Sinclair, Brina Palencia, Cherami Leigh, Sonny Strait, Tony Oliver, and Scott Freeman, along with Internet personality Doug Walker, web comic artists Joe Kovell, Alex Kolesar, Mindy Timpone, James Hatton, editor/artist/writer Ayu Sakata, Robotech VP of Marketing Kevin McKeever, and weapons expert Samurai Dan.  Matsuricon 2012 will be held August 24 -26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.  More information including pre-registering and hotel rates can be found at

About Matsuricon: Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a “family friendly” event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our “family friendly” image, our mascots are a “traditional” Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of Japanese Pop-Culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

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