In order to make your Comic-Con weekend planning easier, Comic Con has release a planning tools. The tools allows you to manage your schedule by check all of the events by time slot and then selecting your desired events. Once you are done just print your schedule with all the needed details. Pair that with the event map link below this should make your weekend planning much easier.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD (100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136), or at any show or convention at which Cards, Comics & Collectibles is exhibiting. As with years past, we encourage you to purchase tickets ahead of the show so as not to have to wait in the ticket line.
"We've been getting a lot of questions about when tickets would be on sale this year," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Everyone can now solidify their travel plans, and be sure to take advantage of the discounts that the hotels around the Baltimore Convention Center are offering -- just follow the About > Hotels link off of our main webpage for details!"
We are also proud to announce that Archaia Comics and Adhouse Books will be exhibiting at the 2010 convention in addition to the already-announced Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Top Cow Productions, and Top Shelf Comix.
Joining our already spectacular list of comic book professional guests, we are happy to announce the following additions: Dave Aikins (SpongeBob Squarepants), Van Jensen (Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer), Norman Lee (New Mutants), Joe Linsner (Dawn: Not To Touch The Earth), Clay Mann (X-Men Legacy), Pop Mhan (Ender's Game: Mazer In Prison), Sean Murphy (Joe the Barbarian), Paul D. Storrie (Twilight Crusade: Gabriel), Timothy Truman (Conan the Cimmerian), and Kelly Yates (Doctor Who: 2010 Annual).
Guests previously announced include: Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragones (Groo), Ivan Brandon (Nemesis: The Imposters), Tom Brevoort (Executive Editor, Marvel Comics), Jim Calafiore (Secret Six), Eric Canete (New Avengers: Luke Cage), Bernard Chang (Prince of Persia), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Sean Chen (Nova), Cliff Chiang (Greendale), Mark Chiarello (Editor, DC Comics), Frank Cho (Ultimate Comics New Ultimates), Mike Choi (X-Force), Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Dan DiDio - Sunday only (The Outsiders, Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Al Feldstein (MAD Magazine), Francesco Francavilla (The Green Hornet: Year One), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Michael Golden (Marvel 1602: Spider-Man), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), Greg Horn (Green Lantern), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Geoff Johns - Sunday only (Blackest Night, Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics), J.G. Jones (DC Universe Legacies), Denis Kitchen (Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Barry Kitson (Iron Man 2 Prequel), Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs), Greg LaRocque (The Exiled), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Laura Martin (Girl Comics), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Todd McFarlane - Saturday only (Spawn), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Bob McLeod (New Mutants Forever), Terry Moore (Echo, SiP), Mark Morales (Siege), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Avengers: The Origin), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Lauren Perry (Blank-ees), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books), Paul Pope (Wednesday Comics), Eric Powell (The Goon), Jack Purcell (Gotham City Sirens), Mike Raicht (The Stuff of Legend), Tom Raney (Black Widow: Deadly Origin), Chris Roberson (I, Zombi), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes), Stephane Roux (Zatanna), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Tim Sale courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America White), Ian Sattler (Editor, DC Comics), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker's Death Ship), Bob Schreck (Jurassic Park), Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter), Louise Simonson (X-Factor Forever), Walter Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (WildC.A.T.S.), John K. Snyder III (The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding), Allison Sohn (Star Wars sketchcard artist), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Authority: The Lost Year), Karl Story (Zatanna), Billy Tan (Shadowland), Ben Templesmith sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics (Choker), Mark Texeira (X-Men: Origins), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Billy Tucci (Shi), Dexter Vines (Ultimate Avengers), Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Doug Wagner (World of Warcraft: Horde), Matt Wagner (The Green Hornet: Year One), Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Editor-in-Chief, Boom! Studios), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), John Workman (Heavy Metal), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), and Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love).
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.
Contact Information Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
About The Baltimore Comic-Con The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 5 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.
Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the Western Hemisphere, today announced the first round of winners in its comics sweepstakes for the 2010 show. In addition to the eight pairs of four-day passes (including Preview Night) already given away, eight more fans will win pairs of passes on Friday, July 9 and on Friday, July 16.
You must be 18 years old and a resident of the United States to eligible for the random drawing. Simply click on the promotion’s banner ad at one of the following four comics websites:
Comic-Con features more professionals, programming, and publishers from the comic book industry than any other convention. The show will be held July 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center, kicking off with Preview Night on July 21. Badges have been sold out for months.
Below are the sweepstakes winners for the week of July 2:
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con International organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall.
COMEDY CENTRAL will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con again this year. The schedule includes: an “Ugly Americans” panel on Friday, July 23 from 10:00-11:00 a.m., a “Futurama” panel on Saturday, July 24 from 12:45-1:30 p.m. and, capping it all off on Saturday, July 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the network will present, COMEDY CENTRAL Live @ Comic-Con, a free comedy event as part of COMEDY CENTRAL’s House of Comedy Live from House of Blues series, hosted by Pete Holmes (“Ugly Americans”) and featuring talent from COMEDY CENTRAL’s newest shows.
– Friday, July 23: “Ugly Americans” panel (Room 25ABC)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Join David M. Stern (Showrunner and Executive Producer), Dan Powell (Executive Producer), Jeff Poliquin (Supervising Producer), Devin Clark (Producer and Series Creator), Aaron Augenblick (Director of Animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington) and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) for a behind-the-scenes look, a sneak peek into the return of new episodes in October, Q&A and more of COMEDY CENTRAL’s new original animated series. One audience member will be selected to be drawn into an upcoming episode.
– Saturday, July 24: “Futurama” panel (ballroom 20)
12:45-1:30 p.m. Join the cast and crew in celebrating “Futurama’s” triumphant re-return to the airwaves! World-premiere footage will offer an exciting and informative glimpse of Comic-Con in the year 3010. Panelists include Executive Producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, and Maurice LaMarche, writers Ken Keeler and Patric M. Verrone, and director Crystal Chesney-Thompson and animation Producer Claudia Katz.
– Saturday, July 24: COMEDY CENTRAL Live @ Comic-Con from the House of Blues
7:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Comedian Pete Holmes (“Ugly Americans”) will host a special evening of free comedy including exclusive sneak peeks from COMEDY CENTRAL’s new shows and more with performances by “Ugly Americans” cast members Maria Bamford, Kurt Metzger, Matt Oberg and Randy Pearlstein; Chris Gethard and Horatio Sanz, stars of the new series “Big Lake,” premiering Tuesday, August 17; Nick Swardson, whose new series “Pretend Time with Nick Swardson” premieres Tuesday, October 12; and Adam DeVine from the forthcoming series “Workaholics” (1Q 2011). The House of Blues is located at 1055 5th Avenue and attendees must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.
“Ugly Americans,” a new original animated comedy series, with two million total viewers, returns with new episodes on October 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to hectic life in New York City. There are easier tasks than weaning vampires off blood, socializing land-whales and housebreaking werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge. Between his stressful job, a zombie roommate and a demon girlfriend, Mark’s lucky if he can sneak in a few minutes of sleep. But who can sleep when there’s a drop-dead gorgeous mermaid sitting at the bar?
David M. Stern, Series Developer and Executive Producer, began his career writing for “The Wonder Years” during its first three seasons. He went on to serve as a producer on “The Simpsons” during the first four seasons where he wrote many memorable episodes. He has served as a co-executive producer on the premiere season of the USA hit series ‘Monk,” as well as a co-executive producer on the Fox series “Oliver Beene.”
Series-creator Devin Clark has been involved with a broad range of television projects including work with HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, TCM and The Cartoon Network, applying his design and narrative skills to everything from network graphics to traditional cartoons. His films and animation have been featured in Stash magazine, Animation Block Party, Rooftop Films, Ottawa Film Festival, Platform and Atom Films.
Stern and Daniel Powell are the Executive Producers of “Ugly Americans.” Aaron Augenblick serves as Animation Director, with animation by Augenblick Studios and Cuppa Coffee. Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Currently, new episodes of “Futurama” air on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/T on COMEDY CENTRAL. The Emmy® Award-winning animated sci-fi comedy series made an out-of-this-world return on Thursday, June 24, 2010 with 2.9 million total viewers, becoming the highest-rated and most-watched season premiere for an animated series on cable with the exception of “South Park.”
The series follows the life of Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a pizza delivery boy who accidentally stumbles into a freezer on December 31, 1999 and wakes up a thousand years later. In his future home of New New York City, Fry goes to work for the Planet Express Intergalactic delivery company, where he befriends Bender (John DiMaggio), a booze-fueled robot, and sets his romantic sights on Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops who enjoys beating him up.
“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, with multi-Emmy® Award-winning Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.
20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp., is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.
In February 2010, COMEDY CENTRAL, the preeminent brand in comedy, and Live Nation, the world’s premier live entertainment company, announced the launch of COMEDY CENTRAL’s House of Comedy Live from House of Blues, a COMEDY CENTRAL branded stand-up showcase in House of Blues venues nationwide.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.’s (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.
Nekocon is thrilled to announce 5 new guests for the 2010 convention, 2 of which will be making their US East coast Premier!
Nekocon welcomes Chris Rager for the first time making his US East coast Premier!
Chris, an American voice actor for Funimation studios is most well known for his role as Mr. Satan and King Yemma on "Dragonball Z", and Arlong from "One Piece"!
Nekocon is thrilled to also welcome for their US East coast Premiere Yan "Kern" Gagne and Mary "Kite" Garren of the popular webcomic "Drowtales"!
Making their Nekocon Premiere coming from across the border to our north we are very proud to have Sohmer & Lar, creators of the hugely popular webcomic, "Looking for Group"!
Making a return to Nekocon, artist/illustrator Newt Ewell brings even more new workshops and seminars to offer to those interested in getting into the industry or must improving their skills!
Lastly we are proud to announce Bettina Kurkoski as a Featured Panelist. You know her work from My Cat Loki & Seekers available from Tokyopop! She will be conducting several panels from her long experience and is looking forward to meeting everyone!
Remember for all the latest Neko information check out www.nekocon.com where you'll find more on our Guests and Featured Panelists, Nekocon Road Show appearance dates, and information about our Street Team!
NBC has announced that the network will premiere the pilot for the new conspiracy thriller "The Event" at Comic-Con and that a Q&A panel with the cast and producers will also take place:
Comic-Con fans in San Diego will watch the world premiere pilot screening of NBC's high-octane conspiracy thriller "The Event." Debuting on NBC this fall, "The Event" follows an unlikely hero who gets entangled in one of the government's biggest cover-up operations that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.
Moderated by E! News' Kristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast – Jason Ritter (The Class), Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Laura Innes (ER), Sarah Roemer (Disturbia), Željko Ivanek (Damages), Ian Anthony Dale (Daybreak) – and the producers – Evan Katz (24); Steve Stark (Medium); Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Nick Wauters (The 4400) and Jim Wong (The X-Files).
WHEN / WHERE:
"The Event" Pilot Screening / Q&A with cast and producers Saturday, July 24 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 6A @ San Diego Convention Center
"The Event" is an emotional high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean's shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, "Gilmore Girls"). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Ian Anthony Dale, Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Bill Smitrovich (The Practice), Lisa Vidal (The Division) and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek also star in the ensemble drama. "The Event" is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Stark serves as executive producer, Evan Katz serves as executive producer/showrunner, Nick Wauters is creator/co-executive producer and Jeffrey Reiner is the director/executive producer. "The Event" airs on Mondays at 9-10 p.m. ET on NBC this fall.
Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) is returning to Comic-Con International: San Diego in unprecedented fashion in 2010. A star-studded lineup of performers, producers and other members of the creative teams of a record 14 series from Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros. Animation will be on-hand for panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings. This will mark the largest contingent of talent from WBTVG ever assembled for the world’s leading pop culture convention. (In 2009, WBTVG featured 12 television series at Comic-Con.)
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC. For the second year in a row, WBTVG will also produce a Con-related online destination at http://www.thewb.com/comiccon, launching in mid-July. For a complete social media contact list, including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers, download the social media contacts page here:
Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend include:
“The Big Bang Theory”: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for a session moderated by Wil Wheaton
“Chuck”: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak “Fringe”: Stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman
“Human Target”: Stars Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley join executive producer Matthew Miller
“Nikita”: Stars Maggie Q (“Mission: Impossible III”), Shane West (“ER”) and Lyndsy Fonseca (“Kick-Ass”) join executive producer Craig Silverstein (“Bones”)
“Smallville”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson
“Supernatural”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund, and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke
“V”: Stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Charles Mesure, with Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Steve Pearlman
“The Vampire Diaries”: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
“Childrens Hospital”: Creator/executive producer/star Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and executive producer Jon Stern (“The Ten,” “Scotland, PA”) join series stars Lake Bell (“How to Make It in America”), Erinn Hayes (“Parenthood,” “Worst Week”) and Rob Huebel (“Human Giant”). A website for the series will go live July 6 here: http://www.adultswim.com/shows/childrenshospital
“Unnatural History”: Stars Kevin G. Schmidt (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”), Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Italia Ricci (“Greek”) and Martin Donovan (“Weeds”) join creator/executive producer Mike Werb
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: Voice of Batman Diedrich Bader joins executive producer Sam Register, producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, and voice director Andrea Romano
“MAD”: New “MAD” animated television series producer/story editor Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken”) and Warner Bros. Animation executive Peter Girardi join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, legendary artist Sergio Aragones and contemporary artist Tom Richmond
“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone join producer Mitch Watson and art director Dan Krall
For additional panel details, including the complete schedule with times and locations, please download the addendum word document here:
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing is once again launching http://www.thewb.com/comiccon, designed to provide fans with a one-stop-shopping source for Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) information as they plan their Comic-Con experience, as well as to serve as a must-visit destination for fans to attend the Con in virtual fashion, if they are unable to travel to San Diego this year.
New content related to Comic-Con 2010 – including exclusive video and an advance schedule of panels, signings and screenings from all divisions of WBE – will be launching in mid-July.
Photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Comic-Con 2010 will be posted to the site throughout the duration of the convention. Highlights from Comic-Con 2009 can be viewed at the site now, including more than 30 behind-the-scenes video reports from the convention floor, the Studio’s booth, panel sessions, signings and more.
Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) will once again have a can’t-miss, nearly 3,000-square-foot booth on the convention floor, this time in a brand-new location: space #4545. As usual, the booth will host autograph signings by the stars and creative teams of all WBTVG shows, with multiple interactive kiosks for fans to play video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and much, much more. Additional details about the booth will be released in the coming weeks.
THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings: WBTVG continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a three-hour special sneak peek premiere event on preview night, this year offering fans two opportunities to screen one of the fall season’s most highly anticipated new series: “Nikita,” starring international action star Maggie Q. In addition to “Nikita,” WBTVG will unveil special video presentations related to its other series.
THURSDAY, JULY 22
New series “Childrens Hospital”: Screening multiple new episodes in session
FRIDAY, JULY 23
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: Screening complete never-before-seen new episode in session and unveiling the trailer of the upcoming new animated series “Young Justice” “The Big Bang Theory”|
SATURDAY, JULY 24
“Chuck” “Fringe” “Human Target” New animated series “MAD” New series “Nikita”: Screening complete pilot in session “V” “The Vampire Diaries”
SUNDAY, JULY 25
New animated series “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Screening full-length, never-before-seen new episode in session “Smallville” “Supernatural” New series “Unnatural History”: Screening full-length, never-before-seen new episode in session
Anime USA is proud to announce our most up-to-date list of guests to the media:
1. Thousands of American fans have been patiently waiting and AnimeUSA is happy to say the wait is almost over. Jhouse-Rock ENT is pleased to announce 12012 live in concert at the 2010 AnimeUSA convention!
12012 is no stranger to the US but after a few years away they are finally coming back. This revolutionary group has been through it all with no hint of ever slowing down. Having been together for over 7 years the band will be releasing their 10th album "SEVEN" this coming July. One of the pioneers of the visual kei scene, 12012 is still evolving and growing in popularity with every concert. If you missed them before here is your chance to experience what others have been waiting for and talking about for years. AnimeUSA is November 12-14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City located in Arlington, Virginia.
More details about the 12012 concert and other events with the band will be announced shortly so be sure to check back.
2. Echostream will be Anime USA's secondary act.
Their music draws the audience into a singular world, where haunting melodies swirl over grooving beats and unique instrumentation. Drawing on classical sensibility, the music includes techniques and arrangements normally only found in stuffy concerts populated by grey-haired old ladies. Here, those same instruments are let loose like beasts released to roam the wilds in search of adventures. Pianos, French Horns, Mandolins, Theremins, and of course the standard rock fare - drums, bass, guitars - abound, blending and accentuating one another to create a sound that is just as at home in a movie, on TV, or in a game, as it is on a festival stage.
Echostream is not a new band, although you may only now be discovering them. Over a history of five years, two self-released albums, multiple licenses for TV and compilations (both domestic and abroad), and many large-venue performances (for audiences of over 1,000 people), the band has honed its sound and skills to an exceptional level.
3. Cristina 'Vee' Valenzuela is a anime and video game voice actress residing near Los Angeles, California.
Her story from an anime fan and cosplayer to a professional voice actress and singer is a unique one. She was invited to the Bang Zoom studios at the age of 16 to audition and they have since honed her talent. Now at 22, she has starred in anime such as Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha as the title character, Rozen Maiden as Kanaria, The Familiar of Zero as Louise, and Aika in Aika R-16. Other anime roles include parts in Kannazuki no Miko, Hare + Guu, and The Blade of the Immortal (Machi) among others. She also has voiced for popular video games such as Luminous Arc 2 , Rune Factory Frontier , Avalon Code, Final Fantasy: Crystal Bearers, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, and Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow. She has also performed in numerous theatrical productions and starred in independent films.
Cristina has also gained popularity through her YouTube channel as MilkyCabbage and ValliereVee with her English dubs and Japanese covers of anime songs. She has co-hosted Anime Olympics in the past and is now a host for Revision3's AnimeTV which is also featured on Comcast on Demand. You can also see Cristina in the Adventures in Voice Acting documentary. She was cast as Haruhi Suzumiya in Bandai Entertainment's web marketing campaign, The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade.
4. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed "Major Motoko Kusanagi" in Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as "Sei" in Alpha Protocol and "Nora" in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are "Cornelia" in Code Geas,"Kurenai" from Naruto, "Julia" from Cowboy Bebop, "Helba" and "Bordeau" from .hack, "Jagura" from Wolf's Rain and "Caroline" from Vampire Hunter D.
As a director, Mary Elizabeth just wrapped up directing the first season of Stitch! for The Disney Channel and the ADR on the feature animated film Dino Mom. She is currently directing Naruto: Shippuden for Disney XD. She has directed the 4 Naruto movies as well as the Naruto series for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for best director. Among her many other directing credits are the series Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Wolf's Rain, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also directed the original animated series Gormiti Lords of Nature for Cartoon Network and Wild Animal Babies for PBS.
Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movie Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, 4, 5, Origins and the newly-released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories which she also co-directed.
For the gaming world she directed Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Perlman as well as the rest of the original cast in the recently released Afro Samurai game. She also directed the entire cast of iCarly for their interactive game. Mary Elizabeth has directed the voice work for Soul Calibur Legends, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Devil May Cry 3, 3.5 and 4, Spyhunter, the Naruto Clash of Ninja and Ultimate Ninja series, as well being second director for Kung Fu Panda.
5. Brina Palencia is a voice actress, and music director for Funimation and a director for Okratron5000.
Her voice acting highlights include: Nina Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Yue in Negima, Georgie in Shin Chan (for which she also sang the ending theme song), Eve and Tearju Lunatique in Black Cat, Maho in Beck, Silvia de Alisia in Aquarion, Ai in Hell Girl, Mikoto in School Rumble, Moro and Zashikiwarashi in xxxHOLiC, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Yin in Darker Than Black, Priscilla in Claymore, Ennis in Baccano, Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0, Juliet in Romeo X Juliet, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Miharu in Nabari No Ou, and Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater.
Her voice can also be heard on several video games such as Borderlands, Guitar Hero III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, Super Dagonball Z, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon as the Moogle/Dungeon Hero X, Mushroom Men as Pax (player) and The Maw as Frank (player). Her ADR Directing credits include: Moon Phase (eps 21-26), School Rumble, Black Blood Brothers, and xxxHOLiC (the movie and eps 1-8). She also served as the music director for Sasami and Negima!?. On camera you can see her at GameStop alongside Chris Burnett as the new GameStop TV co-host.
6. DJ Speed Demon will be performing at Anime USA 2010!
Having spun at numerous raves and clubs across the U.S. and overseas during the last 18 years, DJ Speed Demon has plenty of experience rocking crowds of all sizes, including an upcoming set at Otakurave 2010. He's going to drop some mad funky house and breakbeat sounds on you this time so bring your favorite dance moves to the floor.
Bonus: a limited amount of promo mix CD's will be given out during his sets, so don't miss it!
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