May 19, 2010
News for Otakon 2010:
Voice actress Amy Howard Wilson to appear at Otakon 2010
Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2010) – Voice actress Amy Howard Wilson will be a guest at Otakon 2010. Anime fans will recognize her voice from the shows "Star Blazers" and "The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA"'.This is her third appearance at Otakon and her first since 2000.
Born in 1955, Amy hails from Detroit, and was "bit by the acting bug" at the age of 15. A proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1975, Amy worked as a receptionist in a casting/talent payment agency; as a sales rep for a jingle composer; and in 1979, she was a contestant and winner on the "$20,000 Pyramid".
She has starred in the highly popular series "Star Blazers" as the role of Nova, as well as appearing in an episode of "The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA" as the voice of Miranda.
In 2007, Amy founded Studio V.O.I.C.E., a full service, family friendly audio production company which she runs with husband Dave, coined a new title - CVO (Chief Vocal Officer) and have been producing audio books in their home studio.
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.