May 25, 2007
News for Anime Festival Orlando 2007:
Anime Festival Orlando 8 announces additional guests
Orlando, FL (May 25, 2007) - Anime Festival Orlando 8 is very proud to announce additional guests for this year's event. AFO already had a stunning list of guests lined up and confirmed for the show whose talent has an extraordinary impact on the anime community. Recently, though, they were able to add 3 more amazing guests to their line-up making this year's convention an experience not to be missed. Each year, AFO provides an intimate convention going experience for its attendees. This year is no exception with the addition of featured Thursday night events exclusive to those Pre-Registered Attendees checking into the Wyndham Orlando Resort on Thursday August 2, 2007 or earlier.
New additions to the AFO8 Guest List are Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard and Jason David Frank. Monica voices the characters of Simca in "Air Gear", Sakura in "Tsubasa Chronicle", Lumiere in "Kiddy Grade". In addition to her busy voice acting career, she writes a recurring article for Newtype USA about becoming a voice actor.
Colleen Clinkenbeard may be most famous for her role as Riza Hawkeye in "Fullmetal Alchemist" but is also beloved for playing opposite Monica as Éclair in "Kiddy Grade." Recently, she's captivated audiences as Sister Esther Blanchette from "Trinity Blood." On top of being a dynamic voice actress, Colleen lends her talents as an ADR Writer and Director.
An award-winning martial artist, Jason David Frank is revered for his portrayal of Tommy Oliver the "Green Ranger" in the 1990's fan favorite show "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers." Through his 12 year run as Tommy, he has actually played more colors than any other Ranger and has had the longest run appearing in 4 different Power Ranger series. Founder of the martial art "Toso Kune Do," he currently runs 4 dojos under the Rising Sun Karate Academy. At present, Kyoshi Frank is in production on a film with Don "The Dragon" Wilson.
Already confirmed guests for AFO8 are Marc Handler (Writer, "Voltron", "Naruto"), Christopher Patton (Sousuke Sagara, "Full Metal Panic"), Chris Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo, "Dragonball Z"), Doug Smith (Kintaro, "GoldenBoy", Graphic Artist), Sonny Strait (Arsene Lupin III) and Travis Willingham (Roy Mustang, "Fullmetal Alchemist"). Not only will all guests be available for photos and autographs throughout the weekend, attendees should be on the lookout for them in featured panels and events.
About Anime Festival Orlando
AFO is a three day festival of all things related to Japanese animation and pop culture held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort August 3, 4 and 5, 2007. Ticket prices are only $45.00 for a 3-day membership badge, $20.00 for a Friday or Sunday Only wristband and $30.00 for a Saturday Only wristband.
Growing in attendance nearly 20% each year since its inception in 2000, Anime Festival Orlando has earned the title of "Florida's Favorite Anime Convention" as well as being voted one of the "Top 10 Things To Do In Orlando" by DK Publishing's Travel Guide.
This year, Anime Festival Orlando's theme is Role Playing Games. The staff has crafted an original story/game called "Swords of Orlandia" and will feature an interactive RPG story for our attendees to voluntarily participate in. For more information about Anime Festival Orlando, please visit http://www.animefestivalorlando.com/