Anime Supercon releases 2008 guest list

Mon, October 6th, 2008 at 12:51pm PDT

TV/Film
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Anime Supercon is back and better than ever! South Florida's Anime, Animation, Manga, Comic Book & Cosplay Convention is set for the weekend of October 31, November 1 & November 2. Get ready for the biggest Halloween party in the south east in a new location: The Downtown Miami Hilton. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A's, parties, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, raves and more!

Anime Supercon is proud to announce the addition of Carey Means to the A.S.C. guest list. Carey is best known to the world as Frylock in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He joins fellow cast members Dave Willis (Meatwad, Carl), Dana Snyder (Master Shake) and Jay Edwards (Editor/Producer). This is the first time all three principals actors for the show will be appearing together in Florida, and is one of the very rare convention appearances for the group.

With the addition of Carey Means to the line up, Anime Supercon's final confirmed guest list includes:

Chris Sarandon: Academy award nominated actor and superstar voice actor best known for his role as the voice of Jack Skellington, the main character in Tim Burton's animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Oogie's Revenge and "Haunted Mansion Holiday", a three-month overlay of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, where Jack and his friends take over the Mansion in an attempt to run Christmas, much like his character in the film. Chris is also known for his role as Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride and as the lead in Fright Night. Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of Chris Sarandon.

Jason Earles: Jason is one of the main stars of Hannah Montana, where he portrays Jackson Stewart, the brother of Hannah Montana. In addition to being a fixture on daily television on Hannah Montana, Jason is also known for his roles in National Treasure and American Pie: Band Camp. Anime Supercon marks the first ever convention appearance of Jason Earles.

Yuri Lowenthal: Superstar voice actor Yuri Lowenthal is known the world over as Sasuke in Naruto (anime, movie and video games). In addition, Yuri is the voice of Superman in Superman and the Legion of Superheroes, The Prince in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Ben in Ben 10: Alien Force, Marcus in Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and dozens more! Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of Yuri Lowenthal.

Steve Downes: The voice of Master Chief in the Halo series of video games makes his first ever convention appearance at A.S.C. In addition to his work on Halo, Steve is the voice of Gunnar in Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator and is the announcer for the Super Smash Bros. commercials.

Dave Willis: Dave Willis is an American voice actor, writer, and producer mostly known as one of the creators of the adult humored cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the voice behind Meatwad, Carl and Ignignokt. Dave Willis has worked on various Adult Swim shows that are created primarily by Williams Street, an animation centered, Atlanta-based production division of Cartoon Network. He first got hired for Williams Street as a writer for Cartoon Planet in 1995 and then as a writer for Space Ghost Coast to Coast (SGC2C for short) soon after. In early 2000 he helped write and produce the two Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak specials. In 2005, he created the show Squidbillies, which is currently approaching its fourth season. Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of Dave Willis.

Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the "Food-Way Woman" in The Shawshank Redemption.

Carey Means: Carey is best known as the voice of Frylock in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In addition to his work on ATHF, Carey voiced the character of Thundercleese (Frylock's son) on The Brak Show and is the voice of The Honda Element in several television commercials.

Jay Edwards: Producer/Editor & Director of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Jay is one of the guiding forces behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies, acting in the role of Producer, Editor and Director for the shows. For the feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres he was the supervising Editor and a producer. In addition, Jay is the filmmaker responsible for the cult hit Stomp! Shout! Scream!

Tara Platt: Superstar voice actress Tara Platt is best known as the voice of Temari of the Sand in Naruto. Her other roles include Dream Girl in Superman and the Legion of Superheroes, Genie - Isabel & Cassie in Halo 2, The Queen in MAR and dozens more. Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of Tara Platt.

Spike Spencer: Spike is a voice actor best known for his work on Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shinji Ikari), Martian Successor Nadesico (Akito Tenkawa) and Excel Saga (Shioji). A true renaissance man, Spike has a varied resume of regular acting work for television and film, plus has done extensive work for radio and video games (including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade).

Tadahisa Yoshida: Japanese Visual Kei and JRock superstar Tadahisa Yoshida returns to Supercon for a second appearance. A singer/songwriter, Tada writes and performs all his own music and has been taking the west coast scene by storm.

akai SKY: akai SKY stands as the premier American JRock band in Northern California. The San Francisco-based band fuses Japanese pop lyrics and heavy rock sounds to create a unique mesh of music. The band tours all across California, as well as throughout the country, including Nevada and Texas. With a plethora of shows under their belts, akai SKY strives to share their distinctive sound with the international music scene. Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of akai SKY.

Tommy Yune: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Tommy is a comic book creator and animator. In the comic book world, Tommy is known for his work on Speed Racer, Transformers, Battle of the Planets, Danger Girl: Kamikaze and Robotech. His video game credits include FX Fighter, Robotech: Battlecry and The Journeyman Project series. Tommy's first work in feature animation was creating the computer-generated opening sequence of Kevin Altieri's Gen 13. In 2001, he left Wildstorm to become creative director at Harmony Gold USA for the relaunch of Robotech. He is one of the persons behind the story of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and directed the film.

Richard Epcar: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Richard is an American voice actor known for his work in Robotech (Ben Dixon, Lunk), Robotech II (Vince Grant), Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Vince Grant), Ghost in the Shell (Batou) and dozens more. In addition, he is also well-known for some of his past work in various Saban action shows. Some of his best-known roles from that era include the voice of Lightningborg in Beetleborgs Metallix, Barbarax in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, and Colonel Icebot in VR Troopers. He has also voiced many minor characters in the Power Rangers franchise.

Kevin Mckeever: Part of the Robotech 2008 tour, Kevin has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years and is the current Operations Coordinator for Harmony Gold as he works on marketing and production for the Robotech franchise.

DJ Heavygrinder: One of the hottest new DJ's to emerge from the West Coast's underground dance scene, DJ Heavygrinder made her way to LA after growing up in Japan and loves to spin hard house and drum and bass.

DM Ashura: Ashura is an electronic artist whose work can be found in the music games Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4, Flash Flash Revolution and O2Jam. DM stands for Digital Maestro, while "Ashura" is Japanese for "fighting demon". He has made a number of remixes, and won first place in Tournamix 4. He has also written a great deal of original tracks and is well known in the music game community for his work. Anime Supercon marks the first ever Florida convention appearance of DM Ashura.

Ellyn Stern: An accomplished voice actress, Ellyn is best known for her work in anime such as Bleach (Masaki Kurosaki), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Haraway), Genma Wars, MAR & more! Ellyn is also the wife of fellow voice actor Richard Epcar.

Kill Miss Pretty: Spooky, punky, electro-popsters, Kill Miss Pretty spin their web of sound any way they choose, blending Rock, electronics, synthesis, groove and FUN into an over-the-top feast for the senses. Comprised of married super-duo Alicia "the Flexible" (Industrial Nation cover girl) on vocals, Russ (Cleopatra Records' Numb Ones) on Guitar/Synth/Programming, and all around wonder-chum Martin on bass, KMP has taken off on a fantastical journey that could lead them just about anywhere. Fans of the Faint and Jucifer will revel in KMP delectable grooves, while affecionados of fugazi-tinged razor guitar will find them irresistable.

Chickenbox!: Musical guests Chickenbox! return to A.S.C. to bring their unique style of punk rock to the fans and to eat their food as well.

Ken Plume: One half of The Ken P. D. Snydecast, co-founder of IGN Film Force, Editor in Chief of Quick Stop Entertainment.

Plus artists: Ralph Cabrera, Steve Bennett, Manny Aguilera, Rob Granito, Deleon Walters, Joel Estrada, Allen Bellman, Wendy Lo, Chottip Nimla-Or, Heather Scott, Natalie Wood, Phillip Lee McCall II, George Moss, Alex Kobayashi, Janda Farley, Kitsune, Brittney Morrow, Jiro Tamase and Patrick Baker, Mercedes Warren.

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31: 3:00PM - 3:00AM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1: 10:00AM - 3:00AM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

For more information and updates: visit www.animesupercon.com

Anime Supercon Tickets are currently available online.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$30 if reserved between August 2 and October 15, 2008
$35 if reserved between October 15 and October 30, 2008
General Admission at the door is $35 for a weekend pass. Single day passes will be $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday.

TAGS:  anime supercon, chris sarandon, aqua teen hunger force, jason earles, naruto

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