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June 15, 2010

News for San Japan 2010:

San Japan announces final round of guests for 2010 convention

Greg Ayres, Michael Sinterniklaas

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS June 15th, 2010 San Japan, San Antonio's major Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, has announced the final round of guests for its upcoming convention happening on July 9th-11th, 2010. San Japan is proud to announce that Greg Ayres, Michael Sinterniklaas and Micah Solusod will be making their first time appearance at San Japan along with the Resident Evil Residential Files cosplay group.

Greg Ayres is not your average voice actor. The once "fanboy" turned VA started working for ADV Films just a few years ago, and in that short time managed to snag two of his favorite roles in anime. When he's not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind "the decks". A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the opportunity of doing something else that he truly loves. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen. Greg Ayres will be the guest DJ for San Japan on Saturday night of the convention.

Michael Sinterniklaas is the founder of NYAV Post, a dubbing studio in New York City his talents behind the camera include Leonardo in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and Dean Venture (and other small parts) in the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Bros., Leo in Fullmetal Alchemist, Xellos in Slayers Revolution, Gai Shishio in GaoGaiGar-King of the Braves, Mikey Simon in the Nicktoons Network series Kappa Mikey, and Mahad in Yu-Gi-Oh!. In the past, Sinterniklaas has dubbed such shows as Twin Signal, Night Hunters, Magic User's Club, and Berserk.

Micah Solusod is a relatively new voice actor in the anime world. He first appeared, in 2009, in Kaze no Stigma as an additional voice and made his debut role as Malek Werner in Blassreiter. Since then, Micah has been honored to provide voices for a number of FUNimation titles such as Soul Eater (Soul), Shikabane Hime (Ushijima Hiroshige), Sands of Destruction (Reve Urshela), and many more.

Resident Evil Residential Files are a spoof parody of the Big Brother reality TV show with Resident Evil character's as the cast. It started up as a "hey, guys! Let's film some cool RE videos!", but after several days of intricate plotting and script writing, it was realized that we had something very special - and thus RERF was born. RERF is filmed and edited by an award-winning team of cosplayers.

San Japan will be happening on the weekend of July 9th 11th, 2010 in the middle of the famous Riverwalk at the new convention location located at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, adjacent to the Rivercenter Mall. Pre-registration for the upcoming convention is at a discount rate of $40 for a discount 3-day weekend pass. Hotel rooms will be available at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel for a special convention rate of $117 per night (normal nightly rate is $219). Pre-registration for the convention and the discount hotel rates are available until June 17th. The At-Door rate for convention badges will be $45 for a 3-Day Pass and $30 for a 1-Day Badge on Friday/Saturday, $20 on Sunday. Discount badges for Children, Parents and Active Military will be offered at the convention.

For more information on registering for San Japan and a list of events about the upcoming convention along with more information can be found on the official San Japan website at


San Japan, LLC, is a not-for-profit organization devoted to bringing an appreciation of Japanese culture "state-side" through a variety of high-quality educational activities and entertainment events. In addition to the planned annual convention, San Antonio's first major Japanese culture and Anime convention, San Japan also participates throughout the Alamo City in a number of events such as the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Cultural Fair.