Press Releases

June 17, 2009

News for Anime Weekend Atlanta 2009:

Anime Weekend Atlanta announces first guest and event list for 2009

ATLANTA, GA- June 17, 2009- Fifteen years of anime weekend fun continue this September in Atlanta! ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA will hold its 15th annual festival of Japanese animation and comics September 18-20 2009 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

What's happening at AWA 2009? Events like the COSTUME CONTEST, the VIDEO ART TRACK, the AETHERIC NAVY GRAND ADMIRAL'S BALL, four dedicated ANIME VIDEO ROOMS, a giant 72,000 square foot hall full of DEALERS AND EXHIBITORS, the IMPERIAL MAID'S CAFE, Famous Dave's Original JAPANESE ANIME HELL, the world premiere of OZONE COMMANDOS: THE MOVIE, YAOI AFTER DARK, IMPROV COMEDY, nightly KARAOKE, the LOLITA FASHION SHOW, the late-night BEBOP LOUNGE, disturbing parody video MIDNITE MADNESS, loud exciting DANCES, panels and workshops on STEAMPUNK, CLASSIC ANIME, COSTUMING, CULTURE, FANDOM, 20 YEARS OF STAR BLAZERS, a giant 36,000 square foot ARTISTS ALLEY and ART SHOW, exciting VIDEO GAMING and RPG GAMING, and the yard-sale extravaganza of SUPERHAPPYFUNSELL - plus much more to come!

Guests include voice talent such as TROY BAKER (Full Metal Alchemist, Trinity Blood), CAITLIN GLASS (Shin-chan, Baccano!, One Piece, Gunslinger Girl) VIC MIGNOGNA (Full Metal Alchemist, Macross, Dragonball Z, Saiyuki), AMY HOWARD WILSON (Star Blazers, Irresponsible Captain Tylor), artists MISAKO ROCKS! (Savage Love), JENNIE BREEDEN (The Devil's Panties), and ROBERT AND EMILY DEJESUS (Studio Capsule), and industry figures such as CARL GUSTAV HORN (Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Evangelion, Oh My Goddess, Ghost In The Shell), NEIL NADELMAN (Gundam, Macross, Utena, Code Geass, Slayers, Fist Of The North Star), JONATHAN TARBOX (Raijin Comics, CMX Manga), DAVID WILLIAMS (ADV Films), and more to be announced soon.

3 Day Admission to Anime Weekend Atlanta is $35.00 until September 7, 2009, $45.00 at the door. A rate for groups of 6 or more is available. For more information, please go to our web site and click Registration.

ABOUT ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA: Anime Weekend Atlanta is a Japanese animation convention held annually in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Since 1995, AWA has been one of the fastest growing conventions in the United States with guests from the 1960's to today. For information on the convention, including admission, hotels, staffing and other events, go to our web site at

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