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November 14, 2005

News for Anime Vegas 2005:

Anime Vegas 2005 video blog is online

Las Vegas, Nevada - November 14, 2005 - 2005 marks the year of the video blog as well as the year Anime Vegas makes a presence within the anime fan community through the internet. Although the 2nd Annual Anime Vegas Convention in October has come and gone, it will exist and be preserved in "vlog" form on the world wide web.

Buzz on the net started circulating about the convention in early January 2005 with internet bulletin board postings from anime fans after the success of the 1st annual Anime Vegas Convention. With the release of an official press announcement about the 2nd annual Anime Vegas Convention in May, Anime Vegas Founder & President Richard Stott and entertainment's Johnie Lewis Tidwell, Jr. began collaborating with online animation creators Mike and Andy Parker of College University ( to produce two animated 15 second TV commercials for local cable television.

"Rich and I are big fans of the College University. I asked Mike if he would help us out by having his animated characters, Mike and Parks, endorse the convention in a short cartoon. Little did we expect the short funny spots would become that popular with local Las Vegas Anime Fans and go "viral" on the internet at and, after mentioned the animated commercial links on its news feed, says Tidwell."

Acknowledging the power of the internet, Stott and Tidwell created the video blog as a documentation of the convention's behind-the-scenes activities for its staff members and netcast to the anime fans across the country that weren't able to attend this year's convention through video blogging.

The Anime Vegas Video Blog segments are hosted at and To view all the video blog postings and Anime Vegas animated commercial, you can find them at

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