Voice Actor Vic Mignogna First Guest to Sign On for Otakon 2017

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2016) – As Otakon prepares for a move to Washington, D.C., voice actor Vic Mignogna has signed on as the first official guest, according to Otakorp Inc. Mignogna is known for his roles in dozens of popular anime series, such as "Fullmetal Alchemist," "Pokemon" and "Dragonball Z."

Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II.

Since then, he has been in more than 300 animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in "Fullmetal Alchemist"; Tamaki Suou in "Ouran High School Host Club"; Zero in "Vampire Knight"; Death Scythe in "Soul Eater"; Fai in "Tsubasa Chronicle"; Keldeo in "Pokemon"; Dark in "DN Angel"; Kurz in "Full Metal Panic"; Broly in "Dragonball Z"; Ikkaku in "Bleach"; Obito/Nagato in "Naruto"; Yoshimori in "Kekkaishi"; Yukito in "Air"; Takanaga in "Wallflower"; Luciano in "Code Geass"; Virgil Walsh in "Trinity Blood"; Hikaru in "Macross"; "Space Dandy"; "Tiger & Bunny"; "Digimon Fusion"; "Sword Art Online"; "Nura"; "La Grange" and many more.

Mignogna is currently playing characters in "Free!"; "Black Butler"; "Escaflowne"; "Durarara"'; "RWBY"; "Garo"; "Sailor Moon"; "World Of Warcraft"; "Karneval"; "Attack On Titan"; and several others. Mignogna also played roles in G4's "Wolverine" and "Iron Man" series, and the original "Mass Effect" movie. He has also voiced roles in a large number of video games, including "Soul Calibur," "Disgaea," "Dynasty Warriors," "Persona III," "Avengers," "Pac Man," "Sonic Colours," "DBZ," "Bleach," "FMA" and more.

But even longer than his voice acting, Mignogna has been a professional music composer/singer/producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like "One Piece" & "DBGT," and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes.

Finally, in addition to anime and music, Mignogna has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series. He is executive producer of the award-winning web series “Star Trek Continues,” where he is not only directing but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Mignogna works regularly: writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.

Otakon 2017 will be held August 11-13, 2017 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-fourth 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 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.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2017, see http://www.otakon.com/

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