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Press Release for MatsuriCon

July 30, 2010

Matsuricon announces final guest list

Matsuricon is happy to announce it's final round of guest - artist Michael Poe from Caffeine Angel Studios and Studio Akumakaze, along with "Hetalia: Axis Powers" voice actors Brina Palencia (Chibitalia), Scott Freeman(England), and Eric Vale(America).

Michael Poe is the creator of the award-winning online comics Errant Story and Exploitation Now. Poe has continued to work in webcomics for more than a decade, and was one of the first in the field to also be successfully published in print. Poe's comics can be found online at and

Studio Akumakaze is a comic book studio based out of Dayton, Ohio. Best known for their sci-fi manga-style comic Scrap, they have gone from a gathering of four guys in June 2007 to one of the rising stars of independent comics. Representing the studio this year is Jahmal Ard, Chris Hoskins, Bjay Johnson, Jacob Newell, and Julie Wright.

Brina Palencia is a voice actress, and music director for Funimation and an assistant director for Okratron5000. Her voice acting highlights include: Nina Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Yue in Negima, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Yin in Darker Than Black, Priscilla in Claymore, Ennis in Baccano, Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0, Juliet in Romeo X Juliet, and Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater.

Scott has been working at Funimation roughly five years as a voice actor Only in the last year or so he has begun playing larger parts, and his success in voice acting has grown. A few of the titles he can be heard in are Hetalia (as Britain), Pirates: One Piece (as Yasopp and Kamakiri), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood; the movie Conqueror of Shamballa, Big Windup, Desert Punk, Initial D, KenIchi, Linebarrels, Romeo X Juliet, Soul Eater, and The Tower of Druaga.

Eric Vale is going to take over the world. Actually, he's just an actor who has spent a lot of time under lock and key in sound booths voicing anime characters such as Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, Sanji in One Piece, Yuki in Fruits Basket, and Kymblee in Fullmetal Alchemist among many others. Eric has also spent time as an ADR director in addition to scripting over fifty anime programs as Head Writer with FUNimation Productions.

Matsuricon also has voice actor/singer Stephanie Young, animator/musician David Brehm, voice actors Micah Solusod, Sonny Strait, Kyle Hebert, Internet Personality Doug "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker, Robotech Marketing Coordinator Kevin McKeever, and artists No Need for Bushido and Mindy Timpone.

Remember to stay tuned to our website at, our twitter feed (@matsuricon), and our Facebook for the latest news and happenings with Matsuricon!

Matsuricon 2010 is from August 13-15th, 2010 at the Doubletree Columbus-Worthington. More info can be found at

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