Press Release: Anime-zing! 2012 is excited to announce that Cristina Vee and Trevor Mueller will be attending the 2012 Anime-zing! anime convention in Davenport, Iowa. Christina and Trevor will be joining Robert Axelrod and Sonny Strait, in addition to still unannounced guests, for a three-day weekend including autograph signings, Q&A sessions, and various panels.
Cristina Vee is an actress known for her work in animation and video games. She has had much success as a voice over actor with leading roles in anime such as Tekken: Blood Vengeance (Alisa), K-ON! (Mio), The Familiar of Zero (Louise), and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (Nanoha). She is widely known as the voice of Noel Vermillion, Nu-12, Lambda-11, and Mu-13 in the Blazblue frachise. Other credits include roles in Dynasty Warriors 7 (Lian Shi), Sakura Wars (Anri Yoshino), Rune Factory Frontier (Cinnamon), Ar Tonelico Qoga (Saki, Sarapatra, Filament, Sakia), and Hyperdimension Neptunia (Compa). She is currently directing the voice over for the already popular indie fighter Skullgirls.
Cristina also gathered a following after posting videos on YouTube. Her songs have garnered over ten million views on her channels alone. She released her first single, a theme song for an English language dating sim, Remember Me on iTunes last May with new songs in the works to be released in the near future. Her singing can also be heard in K-ON! volumes 2,3, 4, and her version of Super Driver can be heard in an episode of the ASOS Brigade in the Haruhi Suzumiya: Season 2 DVDs. In the past she sang in Broccolis DUP USA. She is currently promoting K-ON! with live concerts featuring the English voice over actresses of the series main cast.
On camera, she hosted season 2 of AnimeTV, played Haruhi Suzumiya in the ASOS Brigade season 2, and starred in the full length feature Broken Spirits.
Trevor Mueller, born in Ann Arbor, MI, was shocked to discover his latent writing abilities at an early age. “Am I from another planet?” he used to ponder as a child, but alas he soon discovered that he was a mere mortal by crashing his bike into a tree.
Trevor works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. He is the writer / artist / creator of several popular webcomic series including the fantasy epic THE TEMPLE OF A THOUSAND TEARS and the teen-rated gag strip @$$HOLE!, both of which are self-published and have been nominated for several web comic awards. His web comic work can be found on his website, www.trevoramueller.com, along with his near-daily updates of movie, video game, and comic reviews.
In addition to self-published web comics, Trevor has also written and self-published several other works including the all-ages stories ALBERT THE ALIEN and JUNKYARD CHASE. He has also contributed stories to several anthologies, including HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE from Ronin Studios and READING WITH PICTURES from the non-profit of the same name that advocates the use of comics in the classroom to promote literacy and improve education for all students.
In 2009 Trevor joined Reading With Pictures as their Marketing Director, combining his love of comics, education, and advertising. Trevor gives lectures and presentations throughout the mid-west at conventions and schools on several topics, including the power of combining creativity and literacy. Trevor resides in the city of Chicago, with his cat Waffles.
This year's Anime-zing! anime convention will feature several special guests of honor, a bigger cosplay masquerade, and a diverse selection from anime vendors and artists. Last year's event drew over 580 people to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport and guests included Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Sonny Strait, Robert Axelrod, Trevor Mueller, Russell Lissau, Samurai Dan, and Lady Jillian.
Events at Anime-zing! 2012 will include autograph signings, an expanded cosplay masquerade, a dealer's room, a rave dance, a formal ball, video gaming tournaments, guest discussions, panels, workshops, board gaming, collectible card gaming, anime screenings, and a hall cosplay contest. Anime-zing! also features a ConSuite hospitality suite offering attendees free ramen, free rice, and free soda all weekend. Hotel rooms can be booked for only $95 per night.
"This year's convention is going to be better than ever," said organizer Ryan Kopf.
Dealer booths are also available, for $90 per 10' x 10' section, including one badge per section. Artist alley tables will be available for $55, including one badge.
Anime-zing! is a three-day festival celebrating Japanese animation and Japanese culture, along with the fandom surrounding them. Activities ranging from various cosplay events and video game tournaments to Japanese conversation lessons and Japanese brush writing lessons. More information about events and registration can be found on the convention website, at http://www.qcanimezing.com
Animation On Display (AOD), San Francisco's convention for anime, video games, and other cool stuff, will be back Presidents Day Weekend (2/19-2/20) in San Francisco's Japantown! We are pleased to announce the appearance of the following guests of honor:
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Cristina Vee is an anime and video game voice actress residing near Los Angeles, California. Her story from a anime fan and cosplayer to a professional voice actress and singer is a unique one. She dreamed of becoming a voice actress years before she was discovered by Bang Zoom Entertainment at Anime Expo at the ripe young age of 16. Now she has starred in anime such as Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha as the titular character, Rozen Maiden as Kanaria, The Familiar of Zero as Louise, Aika in Aika R-16, and she is the announced voice of Mio Akiyama in K-ON. Other anime roles include parts in Kannazuki no Miko, Hare + Guu, and The Blade of the Immortal. She also has voiced for popular video games such as Luminous Arc 2 (Sylphy), Rune Factory Frontier (Cinnamon), Blazblue and its sequel (Noel, Mu-12, Nu-13, Lambda-11), Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow (Kluke), Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Anri). She also is the announcer for several Purikura photobooth machines.
Cristina has also gained popularity through her YouTube channel as MilkyCabbage and ValliereVee with her English dubs and Japanese covers of anime songs. In front of the camera, she has co-hosted AnimeTV and the Funimation On Demand recaps with Johnny Yong Bosch and Jonathan Meza. She helped promote Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 in the Adventures of the ASOS Brigade (as Haruhi Suzumiya) and she will share a similar experience with K-ON (as Mio Akiyama).
Robert Clotworthy, Voice Actor
Robert Clotworthy has appeared in over 100 feature film and TV programs and worked with numerous acclaimed Hollywood directors and stars. As a voice actor, Robert has amassed well over 1000 credits voicing nationally televised TV spots for numerous big-name companies.
George Lucas and LucasFilm have used Robert as the narrator on the Emmy-nominated documentaries "Empire of Dreams: The Making of the Star Wars Trilogy", "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" as well as "Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Quest". Robert is also the narrator of the critically acclaimed documentary "Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight" as well as the History Channel series, "Ancient Aliens."
Robert works extensively in the world of animation and interactive entertainment portraying both heroes and villains. His original voicing of Jim Raynor in StarCraft and StarCraft 2 was named one of the Top 10 gaming heroes of all time in a reader's poll by Gamespot.
Neil Kaplan, Voice Actor
Neil has been a voice over actor for more than 20 years in animation, dubbing, audio books, live performance, video games and other fields. During his varied career, he's been a theatrical and voice over director as well as a voice over teacher and coach. Neil is internationally known for his work as Tychus Findlay on Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Optimus Prime on the animated television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and in Digimon, Bleach, and Naruto, as well as numerous other projects in various forms of media.
He is also the Founder and President of Audio Theater For Our Troops, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide respite and entertainment to current and former members of the U.S. military and allies via free audio theatrical productions featuring Hollywood's and Broadway's finest performers and writers.
These three guests join Ken Pontac, Tommy Yune, Ian McConville, and Matt Boyd as Guests of Honor at AOD 2011.
About Animation On Display
Animation on Display (AOD) is a weekend celebration of Japanese animation, video games, recent American cartoons, and their related interests. Based in the heart of San Francisco's Japantown, AOD features industry guests and speakers, seminars and workshops, a costume contest, vendors, community artists, and more, all squeezed into two exciting days! AOD 2011 will take place on February 19-20 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco's Japantown. http://www.aodsf.org/
Veteran alternative band echostream will make their West Coast debut and rising indie rock group Kazha will make a special appearance for Nan Desu Kan's first rock concert event on Friday, Sept. 10. Fan-favorite voice actors Chris Patton, Wendy Powell and Cristina Vee will also return. The 14th annual premiere anime convention of the Rockies will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.
Press Release for May 4, 2010
Colossalcon has announced their 2nd round of guests! J. Michael Tatum, Chris Cason, Cristina Vee, and Leah Clark will be attending Ohio's summer waterpark anime convention in Sandusky, OH. The standing list of guests includes: Wendy Powell, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, and Chibi Jae!
ABOUT CHRIS CASON: For over ten years, Chris Cason has participated in almost every facet of anime production. He has been associated with numerous projects (exclusively for FUNimation Entertainment) in a voice acting, ADR directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Some of Chris's voice credits include: "Gluttony" in Fullmetal Alchemist, "Tien Shinhan" and "Mr. Popo" in Dragonball Z "Jack the Ripper" and "Watson" in Soul Eater, "Boo" and "Whitey" in Shin-Chan, "Miyamoto" and "M1" in Yu Yu Hakusho, "Chamo" in Negima, "Hanai" in School Rumble, and "Babbit" in Kodocha. He can also be heard in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Ouran High School Host Club, Suzuka, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, D. Gray-Man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and Sgt. Frog. Some of his ADR directing and assistant ADR directing credits include: DBZ Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, and Bamboo Blade. He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games. His two favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and as one of the contributing guitarists in Guitar Hero 3.
Colossalcon is an anime convention this June 3-6, 2010, in Sandusky, OH at the Convention Center of the Kalahari Waterpark Resort. Colossalcon is hosting many creative new event ideas this year that are guaranteed to make for a fun-filled weekend!
Press Release for February 25, 2010