Press Releases

January 15, 2008

News for FanimeCon 2008:

FanimeCon 2008 Announces Richard Waugh as Guest of Honor

San Jose, CA (January 12, 2008) – FanimeCon is proud to announce Richard Waugh as onne of the Guests of Honor for this year's FanimeCon 2008.

A prolific actor in both the United States and Canada, Richard Waugh has performed across a multitude of scenes, ranging from stage productions to film and television to video games and even radio. On television, he was among the repertory cast of A&E's series A Nero Wolf Mystery, F/X: The Series RoboCop the Series, and The West Wing. Mr. Waugh was also a co-writer for and played the title role of the Gemini Nominated cult hit Jimmy MacDonald's Canada, a 2005 comedy mockumentary.

Gamers will recognize Mr. Waugh as the voice of Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil (or "Bio Hazard") series. He has also lent his voice throughout Capcom's Resident Evil. Considered among the top voice actors in Canadian advertising, he still maintains his television and stage careers.

Mr. Waugh currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his wife, actress Sarah Orenstien, their two boys, and a turtle named Squirtle.


About FanimeCon – FanimeCon is aa matsuri ("celebration") of Anime, Manga, and related arts and cultures. Held annually over Memorial Day Weekend in the heart of Downtown San Jose, approximately 11,000 people joined the fun in 2007. FanimeCon is "by fans, for fans," and offers innovative, interactive events that explore cultures, showcases the arts, and creates opportunities to be a part of the festivities. FanimeCon 2008 will be held from May 22nd-26th at the San Jose Convention Center, the San Jose Marriott, and the San Jose Hilton and Towers.

To find out what other things are going on and learn more about FanimeCon, please visit: (official website).

About Anime Resource Group – Animee Resource Group (ARG) is the parent organization behind FanimeCon, providing organizational vision and direction, as well as a financial and legal infrastructure. ARG is a privately-held S Corporation located in San Jose, California and as with FanimeCon, ARG is completely volunteer-based.