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July 2, 2008

News for Anime Supercon 2008:

Anime Supercon announces initial guest list

Miami, FL - Anime Supercon is back and better than ever! South Florida's Anime, Animation, Manga, Comic Book & Cosplay Convention is set for the weekend of October 31, November 1 & November 2. Get ready for the biggest Halloween party in the south east in a new location: The Downtown Miami Hilton. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A's, parties, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, raves and more!

The initial guest list for A.S.C. 3 includes:

Steve Downes: The voice of Master Chief in the Halo series of video games makes his first ever convention appearance at A.S.C. In addition to his work on Halo, Steve is the voice of Gunnar in Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator and is the announcer for the Super Smash Bros. commercials.

Tommy Yune: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Tommy is a comic book creator and animator. In the comic book world, Tommy is known for his work on Speed Racer, Transformers, Battle of the Planets, Danger Girl: Kamikaze and Robotech. His video game credits include FX Fighter, Robotech: Battlecry and The Journeyman Project series. Tommy's first work in feature animation was creating the computer-generated opening sequence of Kevin Altieri's Gen 13. In 2001, he left Wildstorm to become creative director at Harmony Gold USA for the relaunch of Robotech. He is one of the persons behind the story of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and directed the film.

Richard Epcar: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Richard is an American voice actor known for his work in Robotech (Ben Dixon, Lunk), Robotech II (Vince Grant), Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Vince Grant), Ghost in the Shell (Batou) and dozens more. In addition, he is also well-known for some of his past work in various Saban action shows. Some of his best-known roles from that era include the voice of Lightningborg in Beetleborgs Metallix, Barbarax in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, and Colonel Icebot in VR Troopers. He has also voiced many minor characters in the Power Rangers franchise.

Kevin Mckeever: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Kevin has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years and is the current Operations Coordinator for Harmony Gold as he works on marketing and production for the Robotech franchise.

DJ Heavygrinder: One of the hottest new DJ's to emerge from the West Coast's underground dance scene, DJ Heavygrinder made her way to LA after growing up in Japan and loves to spin hard house and drum and bass.

Tadahisa Yoshida: Japanese Visual Kei and JRock superstar Tadahisa Yoshida returns to Supercon for a second appearance. A singer/songwriter, Tada writes and performs all his own music and has been taking the west coast scene by storm.

akai SKY: akai SKY stands as the premier American JRock band in Northern California. The San Francisco-based band fuses Japanese pop lyrics and heavy rock sounds to create a unique mesh of music. The band tours all across California, as well as throughout the country, including Nevada and Texas. With a plethora of shows under their belts, akai SKY strives to share their distinctive sound with the international music scene.

Spike Spencer: Spike is a voice actor best known for his work on Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shinji Ikari), Martian Successor Nadesico (Akito Tenkawa) and Excel Saga (Shioji). A true renaissance man, Spike has a varied resume of regular acting work for television and film, plus has done extensive work for radio and video games (including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade).

Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the "Food-Way Woman" in The Shawshank Redemption.

Ellyn Stern: An accomplished voice actress, Ellyn is best known for her work in anime such as Bleach (Masaki Kurosaki), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Haraway), Genma Wars, MAR & more! Ellyn is also the wife of fellow voice actor Richard Epcar.

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: 11:00AM - 6:00PM

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Anime Supercon Tickets are currently available online.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$25 if reserved between June 23 and August 1, 2008
$30 if reserved between August 2 and October 1, 2008
$35 if reserved between October 1 and October 30, 2008
General Admission at the door is $35 for a weekend pass. Single day passes will be $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday.
VIP tickets are available online for $150.