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July 21, 2010

News for Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010:

Anime Weekend Atlanta announces 2010 guests and events

ATLANTA, GA- July 21, 2010- ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA (AWA) will hold its 16th annual festival of Japanese animation and comics September 17-19 2010 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

AWA is proud to have SHINJI ARAMAKI as this year's guest. His credits include Full Metal Alchemist (Production Design), Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Original Mechanical Design), and Soul Eater (Conceptual Designer).

This year's guests includes voice talent such as LAURA BAILEY (Soul Eater, Shin Chan, Full Metal Alchemist), SAMANTHA INOUE HARTE (Sakura Wars, Soul Hunter), VIC MIGNOGNA (Full Metal Alchemist, Macross, Dragonball Z, Saiyuki), AMY HOWARD WILSON (Star Blazers, Irresponsible Captain Tylor) TRAVIS WILLINGHAM (Full Metal Alchemist, Naruto,) MIKE SINTERNIKLAAS (Full Metal Alchemist, The Venture Bros., Kappa Mikey) , artists JENNIE BREEDEN (The Devil's Panties), ROBERT AND EMILY DEJESUS (Studio Capsule), RIKKI & TAVI SIMONS (Tavicat), TIM ELDRED ( Star, Grease Monkey) and industry figures such as CARL GUSTAV HORN (Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Evangelion, Oh My Goddess), NEIL NADELMAN (Gundam, Macross, Utena, Code Geass, Slayers, Fist Of The North Star), JONATHAN TARBOX (Raijin Comics, CMX Manga), DAVID WILLIAMS (Sentai Filmworks), author HELEN McCARTHY (The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Comics), and more to be announced soon.

What's happening at AWA 2010? Events like the COSTUME CONTEST, the VIDEO ART TRACK, the JEWELS OF THE EMPIRE BALL, four dedicated ANIME VIDEO ROOMS, a giant 72,000 square foot hall full of DEALERS AND EXHIBITORS, the IMPERIAL MAID'S CAFE, Famous Dave's Original JAPANESE ANIME HELL, YAOI AFTER DARK, A large MANGA LIBRARY, nightly KARAOKE, the LOLITA FASHION SHOW, the late-night BEBOP LOUNGE, disturbing parody video MIDNITE MADNESS, loud exciting DANCES, panels and workshops on STEAMPUNK, CLASSIC ANIME, COSTUMING, CULTURE, FANDOM, a large ARTISTS ALLEY and ART SHOW, exciting VIDEO GAMING and RPG GAMING, and the Thursday Evening yard-sale extravaganza of SuperHappyFunSell - plus much more!

3 Day Admission to Anime Weekend Atlanta is $35.00 until September 1, 2010, $45.00 at the door. A special rate for groups of 6 or more people is available online.
For more information, please go to our web site and click Registration.

ABOUT ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA: Anime Weekend Atlanta is a Japanese animation convention held annually in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Since 1995, AWA has been one of the fastest growing conventions in the United States with guests from the 1960's to today. For information on the convention, including admission, hotels, staffing and other events, go to our web site at

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