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May 30, 2005

News for Anime Vegas 2005:

Anime convention returns to Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV -- May 27, 2005 -- Either you're in or you're out! Either you already know what's happening in Vegas on Halloween weekend, 2005, or you don't care.

If you're one of over 1,000 Anime enthusiasts, who attended the First Annual Anime Vegas Convention 2004, you have collectively convinced the staff volunteers to begin organizing the 2nd Annual Anime Vegas Convention scheduled October 28-30 at the Cashman Center, Las Vegas Nevada.

Activities and features will include Anime screenings, Dealer's Room, J-POP Video Showcase, Cosplay, Anime Music Video Contest, Electronic Gaming,'s Big Cartoon Exhibition, and several invited guest from the Anime industry. Scheduled to appear in person,artist/voice actress Samantha Inoue Hart (Sakura Wars, Final Fantasy), ADV Film's voice actor Greg Ayres (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full Metal Panic), FUNimation's Laura Bailey (Dragon Ball Z, Kodocha), voice actress Colleen Clinkenbeard (Lupin, Kodocha), Darren Dunstan (Yu-Gi Oh, Pokeman), Wayne Grayson (F-Zero Falcon Densetsu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle), Megan Hollingshead (Pokemon, Yu-Gi Oh), and Liam O'Brien Anime script writer/ADR, Director (Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, DearS and Boys Be). For more information, check out the convention's website at

Anime Vegas is a non-profit organization to promote awareness of Japanese Culture and Entertainment in Las Vegas, providing a public forum for those, who share an interest in Anime, a subculture of animation fans. Because of Anime's viral popularity across the nation and around the world and the growing number of Anime enthusiasts and clubs, in the city, adding "Anime Vegas," to the repertoire of events, within the convention capital of the world, made perfect sense.

Armed with passion and a desire, not to mention a dedicated staff of organizers, Anime Vegas decided to produce the first Las Vegas Anime Convention. Attendance, garnered only by word of mouth and Internet bulletin board postings, surpassing wildest expectations and has convinced the organizers to continue the event.

It's happening again!

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