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Press Release: AniMinneapolis Announces Chris Rager, Spike Spencer, Dr. Awkward

30 April 2011 by

Minneapolis, MN – April 28, 2011 – AniMinneapolis is excited to announce additional guests of honor: voice actor Chris Rager, voice actor Spike Spencer, and nerdcore performer Dr. Awkward. AniMinneapolis is an exciting three day gathering of anime fans, industry professionals, and gamers. This minneapolis anime convention will be held July 8-10, 2011 at The Northland Inn in Minneapolis, MN.

Chris Rager is an American voice actor for Funimation studios. More notable performances are as Mr. Satan and King Yemma on “Dragonball Z”, as well as, Arlong the leader of the fish people on the popular ”One Piece”. Chris has been seen in national and regional T.V. commercial ads like Taco Bell, Southwest Airlines and Visa. Although he enjoys the T.V. exposure, Christopher holds voice acting closer to his heart. You may have also heard Chris in Animes such as Blue Gender, Case Closed, Black Cat, Desert Punk, Lupin III, Full Metal Alchemist, Yu Yu Hakusho, Samuri 7 and Sgt. Frog. Chris has also been heard in such video games Spike out: Battle Street, Stuntman Ignition, Bloodrayne, Roadkill and many others. Chris always looks forwards to his next voice over role, hoping he can bring a high level of talent and professionalism to such characters.

Spike Spencer has been a voice actor since the early nineties. He has voiced hundreds of episodes of anime, including titles such as Evangelion, Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Buso Renkin, and Bleach. Spike is also an accomplished actor, previously working with stars such as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, and Scott Glenn. In addition, Spike Spencer has voiced many radio and television commercials, video games like World of Warcraft, and several other projects.

Dr. Awkward is a Scrub Club Records Nerdcore rapper with several hit songs and performances at Nerdapalooza and after parties at Comic Con, Florida’s Nerd Invasion, and Texas’ Comicpalooza. In 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project “Next Gen,” in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Nerdcore Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with hits like “Geekquilibrium” and “Imposter.” Dr. Awkward release his latest album, “Unlimited” in April 2010, which features an amazing fusion of Nerdcore, Hip Hop, and R&B. Dr. Awkward’s full bio and some sample tracks can be found at http://scrubclubrecords.com/doc/about.html

AniMinneapolis will bring several amazing guests and tons of awesome events to The Northland Inn in July. Featured events include the cosplay masquerade, cosplay photoshoots, a rave dance, anime showings, video games, table top games, an artist alley, and a dealer’s room. Some of the panels and other events happening include a formal ball, a Team Rocket panel, a ConSuite, Cosplay Chess, Teaching Yourself Japanese, and Animation Production, among many others.

More information can be found online at http://www.animinneapolis.com/

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