Press Releases

March 29, 2010

News for Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2010:

MTAC Odyssey announces next round of guests

NASHVILLE, TN – MTAC reveals several new guests to its tenth year event – MTAC Odyssey (April 30-May 2, 2010)! To celebrate MTAC's tenth anniversary, guests both new and from MTAC's past are coming out to the big show, including:

Spike Spencer is our brand new MTAC Odyssey guest. This marks Spike's first appearance at MTAC. Spike is well known as the voice of Shinji Ikari in the Evangelion series and has voiced hundreds of episodes of Anime including such notable titles as Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Mar, PreTear, Buso Renkin, Code Geass 2 and Bleach.

Colleen O'Shaughnessey is our returning favorite from MTAC Ninja. Colleen is a voice actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Sora from the first and second seasons of Digimon (her first major voice actor role), Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom and Ino Yamanaka and Konohamaru in Naruto. She has also done work in the video game industry where she voiced Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia and KOS-MOS in Xenosaga II.

Travis Willingham is our returning favorite from MTAC 6th Period. Travis is probably best known as the voice of Colonel Roy Mustang in the hit anime series Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Travis' other credits range from other anime series, movies, television and video games. Currently, Travis is playing The Hulk and The Human Torch, in Marvel's new animated series, The Super Hero Squad Show on Cartoon Network.

Laura Bailey is our returning favorite from MTAC Go. Laura has lent her voice to characters of over fifty titles – including Kid Trunks in Dragonball Z, Maka in Soul Eater, Shin in Shin Chan and Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket – as well as provided her directing and producing talents to many of them. Laura has also voiced several video game characters, such as Serah in Final Fantasy XIII, Chun Li in Street Fighter 4, and Rayne in the BloodRayne franchise.

Vic Mignogna is a special edition guest. Vic has appeared at both MTAC Go and MTAC 6th Period, the latter where he narrowly defeated Travis Willingham in an epic game of dodgeball. Vic is also famous for providing the voices of several anime characters, including Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel and more.

Angry Viking Press is making their first visit to MTAC as our Artist Guests of Honor, designing several custom designs of MTAC's very own ConkittyTM. Angry Viking Press is a new, independent publisher of high-quality, stylistic and unique comics and Trade Paper Backs designed by consummate artists from the USA and Japan.

To guarantee seeing this year's guests, you can pre-register for MTAC Odyssey at until April 1. After April 1, registration will be available at the convention April 30-May 2.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, MTAC is a non-profit corporation currently producing its tenth annual convention. The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention produces events related to Anime, Manga & relevant Popular Arts, providing enthusiasts and the public at large with a forum for patronage and education thereof.

MTAC Odyssey
April 30-May 2, 2010
Sheraton Music City – Nashville, TN