Anime Conji Welcomes Cosplay Artist & Model, Vampy, as Guest of Honor

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 12th, 2013 – Anime Conji, San Diego's Anime Convention, announces cosplay artist and model Vampy as a Guest of Honor! Vampy made a splash in the cosplay scene with her depictions of classic anime and videogame characters after being discovered by Japanese toy company Kotobukiya.

Vampy's love for toys became her lifestyle, leading to cosplay collaborations with with KusoVinyl, Sideshow Toy's Tim Miller, Nakanari for Gibson Guitar and many other companies. She recently worked with Chris Hardwick of the Nerdist to produce a show about the world of cosplay called "Just Cos," which features cosplayers from all walks of life telling their stories.

She is currently part of the costume and prop maker's group Team Mantium Designs, and continues to keep pushing for creative freedom in all mediums and bring attention to the Otaku lifestyle.

Anime Conji celebrates cosplay as we welcome Vampy as a Guest of Honor to AC2013, coming to the Town and Country Resort in San Diego April 12th-14th! Additional guest announcements coming soon!

About Anime Conji
The newest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Conji (AC) is an annual convention held in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center. Now in its fourth year, Anime Conji has rapidly grown to become the premiere anime and Japanese pop culture event in the San Diego area, bringing together cosplayers, gamers, and anime fans for a weekend celebrating the best in Japanese culture and entertainment. To register, or for more information, please visit the official website.

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The SPJA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about Japanese entertainment culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit the SPJA website.

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