The Florida Anime Experience, a New Florida Anime Convention, Announced for May 2011
Florida anime fans have a new reason to celebrate! The Florida Anime Experience, a new anime convention to be run by by team members from Florida Supercon, JACON and Wasabi Anime, will take place May 27-29, 2011 at the Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
The Florida Anime Experience has already announced their first guest of honor: voice actor Steve Blum. Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series and The Super Hero Squad Show), “Tom” (the robot host) from Cartoon Network’s Toonami, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2), “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Oghren” (DragonAge), the voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film.
Blum will be appearing courtesy of sponsorship from the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (www.spja.org). The SPJA is the parent organization for Anime Expo (www.anime-expo.org), the largest Anime, Manga and Japanese Pop-culture convention in North America.
Green Mustard Entertainment thanks the SPJA and Anime Expo for their support!
In addition to awesome guests, The Florida Anime Experience will feature viewing room programming designed by the hosts of the top rated podcast Anime World Order (www.awopodcast.com). On the web since 2005, AWO’s hosts are known for their extensive knowledge of Japanese animation and “they promise to show ‘only the good stuff’ during the weekend.”
There will also be costume and cosplay contests, a dealers room, and plenty of entertainment. Weekend admission tickets are only $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Additional details can be found online at www.floridaanime.com.