Sarasota, FL, USA
Mark Dmuchowski (CosmoP Justy) has been a fixture on Florida's anime fandom circuit since the mid-1980s. He started one of the first anime fan clubs in the state in 1987 and has a very unique perspective of anime's evolution and growth since its infancy in the U.S. as a fringe grass roots movement to the mainstream fandom it is today. He has programmed video rooms and presented countless panels at many anime and sci-fi events over the years, including the last three years at METROCON and for over 20 years at Tampa's long-running Necronomicon science fiction convention. He is the host of METROCON's Anime/Animation Guilty Pleasures Panel, one of the longest-running and popular panels at the convention and has on occasion presented it at other cons. He has been a huge fan of AMVs since their inception and regularly presents the newest and best ones he comes across each year. Mark is not only a fan of anime, but also of animation in general, including classic and current television cartoons and feature films. An original organizer of METROCON, Mark has the further distinction of naming the AnimeMetro.com website and thus the name for METROCON itself.
If you want to find out what work it took over the years for you to actually wind up at an anime con, Mark is the one to ask.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Omni Expo 2016 - March 4-6, 2016 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Omni Expo 2015 - May 22-24, 2015 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Mythicon 2014 - September 19-21, 2014 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Omni Expo 2014 - May 23-25, 2014 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Mythicon 2013 - August 23-25, 2013 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Khaotic Kon 2013 - May 3-5, 2013 in Tampa, FL, USA
- Khaotic Kon 2012 - April 13-15, 2012 in Tampa, FL, USA