Press Release: Voice Actor/Singer Vic Mignogna to Appear at Otakon 2010
Baltimore, MD (February 11, 2010) – American voice actor and singer Vic Mignogna, who has voiced more than 100 anime series, will be a guest at Otakon 2010. This will be the third appearance at Otakon for Mignogna.
Although Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was eight years old, he started his career in anime only ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then, Vic has been in more than one hundred and fifty shows and video games. Some of his notable roles include: Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, and many more. You’ve also heard Vic in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA, and more.
He is currently reprising his role as Edward in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, playing Death Scythe in Soul Eater, as well lending his voice to characters in Naruto and several other anime and video games. Vic has also been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music.
In addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions. Vic is also now realizing a childhood dream, acting and directing in an amazing web series called Star Trek Phase II. TOS forever!
For more information, check out his web site: http://www.vicsworld.net.
Otakon 2010 will be held July 30 – August 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its seventeenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city-wide events, drawing over 25,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 70,000 “turnstile” attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
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