Press Release: Anime Blast Chattanooga is pleased to present its first round of guest announcements. Attendees will be joined by voice and on-camera actress Cherami Leigh, musical guest Project: Leviathan, and Greg Wicker aka Greggo’s Game Shows.
Anime Blast Chattanooga will be held Nov. 8-10, 2013 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. Pre-registration for the weekend is $25 till May 1st, $30 after May 1st, with VIP packages available for $50. Details on the VIP package, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.animeblastchattanooga.com .
Cherami is an on camera and voice actor. She began her work in the “Anime World” voicing Sae in “Peach Girl”, and has since played Aisa, Pepper, and Miss Golden Week in “One Piece,” Yaz in “Shin Chan,” Primula in “Shuffle,” Setsuna and Akira in “Negima,” Naomi in “Witchblade,” Himawari in “xxxHolic,” Makoto in “Sasami: Magical Girls Club,” Mai in “Ghost Hunt,” Ayano in “Kaze no Stigma,” Road in “D. Grayman,” Shijima in “Nabari,” Shinooka in “Big Windup,” Shana in “Shakugan no Shana”, Honoka in “Kenichi,” Kirimi in “Ouran Host Club,” and recently released “Bamboo Blade” as Tamaki, “Sergeant Frog” as Natsumi, and “Soul Eater” as Patty. She has voiced many video games including Lux Pain as Nami.
Cherami began acting at 6 and has worked with LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Wilmer Valderamma, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Avril Lavigne and many others. She has worked on “Fast Food Nation” (directed by: Richard Linklater), “The Hottest State”(directed by: Ethan Hawke), and “The Mist” (directed by: Frank Darabont), she recently appeared as the overachieving “Ginnie Warwick” on NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” , you can also recognize Cherami working alongside Claire Danes in HBO’s film “Temple Grandin”. She has also appeared on NBC’s “CHASE” & ABC’s “The Deep End”.
Cherami is currently working on several projects, on and off camera, that she is anxious to share with her fans.
Project: Leviathan is a post-apocalyptic, electronic rock act started in Nashville, TN. by Cody Joe Bottoms in 2011. Drawing from such musical influences as Nine Inch Nails, AFI, and 30 Second to Mars, Project: Leviathan creates a story of a dark, and exciting, post-apocalyptic world. This story is based on a group of resistance fighters fighting to save humanity from a group of Cybernetic Angels sent to destroy The Earth.
Project: Leviathan's live band is an ever changing line-up of skilled musicians with close to 60 years of combined professional musical experience.
Bottoms has been creating, and producing music for close to 20 years. Bottoms is also the drummer for the rock power-house, The Man Power and has been the singer for such bands as Sacaea, and Little Plastic Ghost.
Greggo’s Game Shows
Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page at www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.
ABOUT ANIME BLAST CHATTANOOGA: Anime Blast Chattanooga is a three-day convention that aims to entertain, educate, and encourage a diverse group to band together and grow in their fandom. By hosting interesting guests and holding engaging panels and events, Anime Blast Chattanooga hopes to leave its mark on the anime community.
Anime Blast Chattanooga
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN
When: November 8-10, 2013
Press Release: Anime Blast Chattanooga, fresh off its triumphant debut in 2011, is thrilled to announce Kyle Hebert as the convention’s first guest for 2012! Kyle will be entertaining attendees of Anime Blast Chattanooga with some very special panels Nov. 9-11, 2012 in Chattanooga, TN.
Kyle Hebert, originally born in Lake Charles, is now a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Street Fighter X Tekken/Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), X-Men Arcade (all male voices) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, Graves), Ouran High School Host Club (Kazukiyo Soga), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle also provides voices in numerous video games including Sonic Colors DS, Final Fantasy XIII, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 4, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur V and Resident Evil. He writes and voices all the promos for filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Smodco Internet Radio. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com.
Anime Blast Chattanooga is also pleased to announce a special, super-low hotel rate of $89 a night with the Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center for Friday and Saturday nights of the convention. Interested attendees can visit http://tinyurl.com/AnimeBlastRooms2012 or call 1-877-901-6632 to make a reservation. Make sure to mention Anime Blast Chattanooga to receive the rate via phone!
Anime Blast Chattanooga is a three-day convention that aims to entertain, educate, and encourage a diverse group to band together and grow in their fandom. By hosting interesting guests and holding engaging panels and contests, Anime Blast Chattanooga hopes to leave its mark on the anime community.
Press Release: Anime Blast Chattanooga is pleased to present our third round of guest announcements. Voice actor/musician Eric Stuart, veteran cosplayer Jo Envel, and The Man Power, a self-described "comic book rock n' roll" band, will be joining the previously announced guests Todd Haberkorn, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and musical guest My Parents Favorite Music at Anime Blast Chattanooga!
Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart has toured the country either on his own or with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He's also opened for such acts as Jethro Tull, Julian Cope, Hall and Oates, and Chicago.
His first full-length album, Curiosity, was released in 1996 on his own independent label, Widow's Peak Records, and was soon followed up in 1997 with Picture Perfect World (EP).
In the summer of 1997, Eric's classic rock & roll style was noticed by Ringo Starr who invited him to open The Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procul Harum), and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers Tour that same summer.
Since then Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton.
In 2000 Frampton produced Eric's next album, Blue, Dressed In Black along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg.
Now living in Nashville, Eric's songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville's finest songwriters.
In 2004 Eric released the self-produced independent album Bombshellshocked on RevUp Records. In 2007, he released his next album entitled In The County Of Kings and In 2009 Eric Stuart Band released the next CD 'Empty Frame Of Reference', both on Widow's Peak Records.
In March 2001 Eric Stuart Band released their new album entitled 'Falls On Me'.
All this while continuing a successful voice acting/directing career, starring in hit shows including Pokemon (Brock, James), Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Slayers (Gourry), Viva Pinata, Ultimate Muscle, Dinosaur King (Dr. Z), Kirby, Slayers (Gourry), Chaotic, Sonic X, TMNT, GoGoRiki, in addition to voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations for Audible.com.
After winning Best Master at Ohayocon this year, Envel will be adding this award to her impressive list that keeps growing. She has won titles like Best Master at MTAC (2009 and 2010), Best Master at Ohayocon (2010 and 2011), Best in Show at Anime Detour (2007), and that is just to just to name a few. She has been going to conventions for 10 years and cosplaying 9 of those years. She also enjoys cake.
You can find her at American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) at http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?a=70247
The Man Power
The Man Power is the greatest comic book rock n roll band of all time. Hailing from Nashville, TN, the band has been forming a fan base through playing anime conventions, Japanese cultural events, rock n roll clubs, private parties, and anywhere that loves fun. The group's live show consists of a hight level of crowd interaction, undeniable charm, tongue and cheek stage gimmicks, and frequent celebrity cameos.
The musical style of The Man Power is a cross between glam rock, 3 chord punk, and Saturday morning cartoons. Their songs' subject matter range from girls to anime to just wanting to take a girl to Japan.
The band has shared the stage with such acts as 80s pop icon Tiffany, Japanese punk legends Peelander-Z, rock opera heroes The Protomen, and controversial dance rock act The Slants. The band has played at events catering to over 9,000 attendees all over the country, were voted band of the month at The Deli Nashville for April 2011, and have played shows with 3 separate Power Ranger actors in attendance!
The Man Power consists of Chris Sexxx on lead vocals and guitar and Cody Warhammer on drums and vocals. At many appearances, the band also features a revolving line up of Man Power Girls that act as hype girls and are the best mascots around! Lady Lauren and Anime Anna are the lead girls, but you never know which girls will turn up at a show with the boys.
After self releasing its first EP, "The Man Power," the band blew away the world with their debut full length record, "Hide Your Daughter and Get Your Earplugs Here Comes The Man Power," in 2011 on Man Power Records. The album is a representation of the band's roots and a glimpse into the future.
So what else is there left to say? The Man Power is your new favorite band! Don't miss the band when it is in your town because if you do you might never see your girlfriend again.
ABOUT ANIME BLAST CHATTANOOGA: Anime Blast Chattanooga will be held Nov. 4-6, 2011 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. Pre-registration for the weekend is $30, with a limited number of VIP packages available for $50. Details on the VIP package, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.animeblastchattanooga.com.