Press Releases

July 22, 2005

News for Anime Festival Orlando 2005:

AFO6 announces updated guest list and events

Orlando, FL (July 22, 2005) - Anime Festival Orlando 6 is excited to announce the Updated Guest List for this year's Japanese Animation convention taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort August 5-7.

The most prominent guests being the addition of Harmony Gold's Tony Oliver (voice of Rick Hunter), Steve Yun and Tom Bateman. Also recently added is Chris Sabat of Fullmetal Alchemist famed for his character the Strongarm Alchemist. Also new this year at AFO: Bob Bergen (voice of Lupin III in Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro) and Michael Richard Dobson (voice of Starscream in Transformers: Armada).

AFO is disappointed to announce that due to scheduling conflicts, Wendee Lee and David DeLuise will not be joining us at this year's event. However, we are happy to host returning guests Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Steve Bennett, Doug Smith and Jan Scott-Frazier.

As an attendee of AFO6, you can participate in the premiere tournament of the Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Card Game and the Battle Royale Dodgeball Tournament.

Saturday night you can join the SciFi Zone radio show for a live broadcast featuring convention guests and dance the night away at the '80's retro "Cosplayback" dance.

Other weekend events include: Stir-Fry Theater: Join us for a little stir-fired fun. Sentai (think Power Rangers), Kaiju (think Godzilla) and Tokusatsu (Special Effects) will be tossed together t create a very appetizing blend of live action to satisfy your cravings all weekend long. Happy Happy Cosplay Go Go Go!: We're putting the "play" back in cosplay! Join us for this newly reformatted version of an old favorite.

For more information, or to find out about our other contests, panels and events, please visit our website at