Press Releases

November 2, 2009

News for Tora-Con 2010:

Tora-Con 2010 announces second round of guests

ROCHESTER, NY - November 1, 2009 - The RIT Anime Club is excited to announce a charity screening of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, as well as add to Tora-Con 2010's guest line-up: Johnny Yong Bosch and his band, Eyeshine!

The RIT Anime Club will be showing Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, November 14th, 8 PM to 10 PM, located in Ingle Auditorium, in the Student Alumni Union on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. There will be a $2.00 suggested donation, with a buy-in raffle. All proceeds from this event will be going to charity for Golisano Children's Hospital.

RIT Anime Club would also like to announce, in association with Tora-Con 2010, our next round of guests: Johnny Yong Bosch and Eyeshine!

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He is also known for his voice work as Vash in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Ichigo in Bleach, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and Kiba in Wolf's Rain.

Aside from acting Johnny's the front man for the edge rock band, Eyeshine.

Eyeshine is a 4-piece edge rock band hailing out of Southern California. Their huge hooks and infectious melodies are bound to make it into your favorite playlist or just get stuck in your brain. Their debut EP, "How about that?" was received well by fans and helped them to get into the studio for the recording of their full album, "Red Stripes / White Lights". Random Facts: Maurice Salmin (drums) likes gummy bears, Alex Orantes (bass) loves ketchup, he loves it so much he wants to marry it and Johnny Yong Bosch (vocals, guitar) likes peanut M&M's and sometimes eating fire. Check them out at or

ABOUT RIT ANIME CLUB: Founded in the early 1990s, the RIT Anime Club is one of the largest anime clubs in the country with over 150 active members. The purpose of the RIT Anime Club is to enrich the academic environment by stimulating the growth and appreciation of Anime as an art form as well as the awareness and understanding of Japanese Culture. The RIT Anime Club is a not-for-profit organization.

ABOUT TORA-CON: Tora-Con was created by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club to provide family friendly anime and manga related entertainment to the Rochester area and beyond. The convention is planned and prepared by a dedicated Anime Club E-Board made up of RIT students.

Tora-Con 2010
Date: April 24-25, 2010
Rate: pre-registration both days $20, at-door price both days $30, at-door price Saturday $20, at-door price Sunday $15

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Date: November 14, 2009
Rate: $2 suggested donation