May 20, 2010
News for Geek.Kon 2010:
Geek.Kon announces second round of guests
Madison, WI -- May 20, 2010 -- Geek.Kon is pleased to announce the second round of guests for Geek.Kon 2010 to be voice actor Eric Vale, cartoonist and game illustrator John Kovalic, and video game developer Raven Software.
Eric Vale is an actor who has generally spent the bulk of his acting time under lock and key in sound booths voicing characters in anime such as Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, the Tournament Announcer in all of the Dragon Ball series, Sanji in One Piece, Yuki in Fruits Basket, Kanta in Desert Punk, and Kymblee in Fullmetal Alchemist among many others. In addition to the time he has spent as an ADR director, Eric is also a prolific writer, having scripted over fifty anime programs as Head Writer with FUNimation Productions. Outside of this, he also writes his own material for the film and the literary worlds. Most recently, his story The Beautiful Middle of Nowhere was published in Slice Magazine.
SA Today called John Kovalic a "hot pick". His creations include the multi-award-winning comic Dork Tower, as well as Dr. Blink: Superhero Shrink, Snapdragons, and many other features. His work has appeared everywhere from the New York Times and Rolling Stone to Dragon Magazine. John is co-founder and co-owner of Out of the Box Games, and is a frequent conributor to the madness that is Steve Jackson Games. John has illustrated more than 2,500 cards for the Munchkin game. John has illustrated more than 100 games and supplements, and is also responsible for toys such as My Little Cthulhu and Mythos Buddies. John was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame in July 2003, the first cartoonist to receive such an honor.
Raven Software has been a force to be reckoned with in the video gaming industry for 20 years. A local company to Madison, they have developed a number of games including: Heretic, Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Quake IV, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Wolfenstein. A new Raven title, Singularity, is slated to come out this June.
Geek.Kon 2010 will be held Sept. 3-5 at the Madison Marriott West in the Madison suburb of Middleton, WI.
Following its founding principles, Geek.Kon is dedicated to bringing together all aspects Geekdom under one roof from anime to sci-fi to gaming and more for the benefit of all. In line with this ideology one can expect to find programming, events, and guests to suit a variety of "Geeky" tastes. It is through these means that Geek.Kon strives to give each attendee a great time while also expanding their horizons as to what Geekdom has to offer.
Online preregistration for Geek.Kon 2010 is now open.
Registration rates are as follows:
full weekend preregistration: $25
full weekend at door: $30
Friday at door: $15
Saturday at door: $20
Sunday at door: $15
children age 5 and under: Free with paying adult
children age 6 - 12: $15 with paying adult
To preregister or find more information on guests, events, and other convention aspects visit http://www.geekkon.net