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Shuto Con Celebrates Sailor Moon and Reunion at 5th Annual Convention

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Press Release: On what is considered by staff of the Lansing Center to be a rare occasion, for one weekend the entire convention hall in the heart of the capital, will be completely reserved.

Shuto Con, Lansing's premier anime and cosplay convention, is using the entire Lansing Center for the weekend of Mar. 20 to 22, for what is planned to be the biggest event yet.

Between a rather large reunion event of the cast from the popular anime franchise, Black Butler, to nightly dances and concerts, and even a dodgeball tournament, it is no wonder Shuto Con needs all this space to jam-pack this content into just one weekend. "There are a lot of good reasons for us to reserve the entire convention hall," said Will Burgess, Convention Vice Chairman. "This also allows us more control over the entire event space, and to live up to our Safe Space initiative."

In 2013 Shuto Con decided to be come a Safe Space, which means attendees of all walks of life are encouraged to come as they are without having to be afraid of being bullied or harassed.This also means the convention provides a recognizable presence of security staff, and policies against bullying or harassment; closing the convention hall to outsiders who do not purchase a convention badge means staff can bolster their Safe Space against harassment even more.

"We have a lot of people looking forward to our special events with our guests, like Jennifer Cihi, who was the singing voice of Sailor Moon in the anime, so we're encouraging people to buy their badges online now before registration closes this coming Friday." Among the events planned for Sailor Moon fans include a concert by Cihi, group photoshoot of cosplayers, a discussion panel on the influence of the Sailor Moon anime, including the new remake airing in Japan now. "Sailor Moon has been an inspiration for many of us, and it can not be denied that the US airing of Sailor Moon in the 90's paved the way for a new generation of Anime fans," said Stefanie Shall, Convention Chairwoman.
 
Fans will be able to meet with special guests from this and other popular anime in the expansive Vending and Artist Alley, which can be found filling up the entire Expo Hall A at Lansing Center. Also new this year is a main attraction stage that will encompass all of the expansive Hall C, and will be the new home to the revamped electronic dances, and, yes, the Puppies and Kittens charity event ran by the Capital Area Humane Society is back by popular demand. "I love being able to help out the CAHS as much as I can, and by them coming to our event and bringing adoptable puppies and kitties, which can be cuddled with for a donation, we hope to help them bring in some much needed donations. " said Shall.
 
More information about this and other events can be found in the Shuto Con event schedule, release online here: www.shutocon.com/documents/2015schedule.pdf
Online pre-registration for admission ends Friday, Mar. 6. Badges are sold at: www.shutocon.com/registration.html
 

MegaCon Adds Tom Felton to Guest List

Megacon2012_largePress Release: MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of guests and events to its February 17th – 19th, 2012 show. MegaCon will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, FL.

TOM FELTON just added to the Megacon Media Guest list. Tom played Draco Malfoy in all eight of the award winning Harry Potter movies. He also recently portrayed Dodge Landon in the award winning Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Other media stars include:

Star Trek Voyager - Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok)

Vampire Diaries - Joseph Morgan (Klaus), David Anders (John Gilbert), Lauren Cohan (Rose)

Babylon 5 - Bruce Boxleitner (John Sheridan), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), and Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto)

Star Wars - David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett)

Warehouse 13 - Eddie McClintok (Pete Lattimer), Sal Rubinek (Artie Nielson), Kate Mulgrew (Jane Lattimer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel - Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris)

Star Gate – Tony Amendola (Natchok Var), Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn)

Wayne’s World, True Lies, Krull the Conquerer, Warehouse 13 - Tia Carrere

Ghosthunter’s International – Scott Tepperman, Paul Bradford

Robot Chicken – Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells

Other events include:

Friday evening Indy Film Festival, Zombie Walk, Friday evening reception at the Doubletree International for MegaCon Hotel guests, Lightning Fast Speed Dating, Live music by Emerald Rose, Frenchy and the Punk, and Vic Mignogna, Saturday night anime dance, anime viewing room, Saturday night party at the Rosen Plaza, all three days Paint and Take, RPG, LARP, Card gaming and much more…

MegaCon sponsors: I AM 3D, Funimation, Comics Guaranty Corporation and Students of the Unusual

Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
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Full Spectrum of Celebrities Bring Brimstone’s ‘Borderhounds’ Animated Series to Life

Hound Comics & Floating Pear Reveal Celebrity Voices for Animated Series

 

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New York, New York January 17, 2011 – Hound Comics CEO William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski is looking to make Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series into a family affair. Rather than auditioning a slew of actors and actresses, Hound Comics and Floating Pear Productions have chosen to cherry pick what they feel is the perfect cast for the eclectic grouping of Borderhound characters. The well-known names create an ensemble that represents the wide spectrum of entertainment including pro wrestlers, models, reality stars and other personalities. “When working in entertainment, you can go for months at a clip living in your own little world. Utilizing the talents of these fantastic entertainers is a no brainer and at the same time gives me an excuse to hang out with my friends” says Brimstone.  

Hot off the heels of their worldwide release of the comic book on newsstands in Barnes & Noble, Book World, and Amazon; the Hound Comics crew has been anticipating the World Wide Premiere of the animated series that has been in production with partners Floating Pear Productions, LLC. The exclusive ‘first look sneak peek’ will be offered initially at Wizard World Entertainment’s Miami event which is slated to take place at the Miami Airport Convention Center located at 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126 on February 26th and 27th. "Wizard World is proud to announce the launch of 'Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series' at Miami Comic Con," said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. "It fits perfectly with our tradition of world premieres and sneak peeks of exciting new shows, and it's particularly gratifying given our long relationship with Brimstone." To which Brimstone adds, “Wizard World Comic Cons are a staple in the Hound Comics’ marketing arsenal. I’m honored to be able to work with Wizard concerning this major milestone in the Borderhounds franchise!”

 

The confirmed celebrity voices that will be gracing the series will include Brimstone as himself, Jose Hernandez, Jr. (HBO’s Oz) as Dawg, former WWE Smackdown Superstar Kaval as Orgrathan, Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake (WWE Legend) as Txigon with Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine (WWE Legend) as Txigon’s right hand man. Other celebrity guest stars that are linked to the production voice-wise are Claire Unabia and Kim Leemans (America’s Next Top Model), Darra ‘Like Dat’ Boyd (VH1’s Flavor of Love & Charm School), and Robb Demarest (SyFy’s Ghost Hunters International) along with plenty of other special guests. Theme music for the series boasts a fast paced, in your face, classic Saturday morning cartoon sound with an edge; compliments of Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses.

 

It’s amazing that the cast is just as ecstatic about getting the ball rolling. "I am very intrigued by the series. I look forward to giving Orgrathan a voice!" says, Kaval. Beefcake states, "I’m very excited to be involved with this very cutting edge animation project! Brimstone and The Borderhounds is sure to be a huge success!" Demarest makes his comic debut with the Borderhounds in issue four with his guest appearance and will continue the relationship with Hound Comics by lending the voice to himself in the animated series. "We're looking to bring back the days where celebrity cameos were fun, made sense and worked into the actual story, like Scooby Doo… just a lot less hokey!" says Brimstone. "Being a life-long comic book reader and fan, when this opportunity came along, I was more than excited to be a part of it. We didn't want this to be a forced ‘guest appearance’, and we are confident that fans will be pleased!" says Demarest. As for the other main characters in the cast; most voices will be reprised by their real life counterparts such as Mr. Hostile (Chris Hostile), Chavez Raoul (Jake Dixon) and Luscious (Eddie Castillo).

 

The new “Borderhounds” series will not only appeal to a mature audience who can appreciate the dark undertone driven story-arc and tongue-in-cheek humor; but to the young viewers as well. “We are looking to appeal to a broad age range and demographic.” says Sajad Shah, co-founder of Hound Comics and penciler for Brimstone and The Borderhounds.  “Dee [Boyd] and Damon [Wong] at Floating Pear have gone above and beyond to stay true to the title and its characters! Once the killer cast of entertainers lend their personalities to the mix… this series is bound to make some noise!”

 

 

For more information, to schedule an interview, or request a digital copy for review; please contact Amy DiLeo (PR) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on the web at http://www.theborderhounds.com/home.html or http://www.theborderhounds.com/ani_home.html

 

Exclusive Falling Skies Trailer

FallingSkiesThe TNT original television series, Falling Skies, created by Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg will premier in June of 2011. The ten week science fiction television series delves into the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world in a uncertain state. Everyday heros are forced to pick up arms agains a mysterious invading army.

The original trailer, aired at Comic-Con 2010, faced some criticism by convention attendees and sci-fi fans alike. You be the judge of the latest release.

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