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Press Release: Anime-ZAP! Announces 2014 Location and First Guest Chuck Huber

1 May 2013 by

Peoria, Illinois – 04/12/13 - The Illinois anime convention Anime-ZAP! is excited to announce that Anime-ZAP! 2014 will take place from January 3-5 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois. This is the fifth year of the convention, moving to a new location after three years in downtown Peoria. Also, the convention is excited to announce voice actor Chuck Huber will be appearing at the convention in 2014!

Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in Yū Yū Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Fullmetal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin-chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D.Gray-man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh! Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushi-Shi, Eric Nishijima in Darker than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano!, Spice and Wolf and others. As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti.

Anime-ZAP!’s new location brings huge benefits to this local convention. Attendees who reserve rooms get complimentary hot breakfast, complete with omnomelets, waffles and pancakes, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats and breads, sausage gravy and biscuits, cereal, fresh fruit, oatmeal and beverages, in addition to a Manager’s Reception with free drinks every evening. Rooms are currently $99 per night and can be reserved at http://animezapcon.com/location

This near-Chicago anime convention brings together over a thousand people every year to celebrate Japanese animation and its fans. Anime-ZAP! expects to announce numerous special guests up to the convention happens, including voice actors, bands, and performers. The guest list, including a list of previous guests, can be found online at http://animezapcon.com/guests

Registration for the weekend will start at $20 per person, and can be found online at http://animezapcon.com/registration

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