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July 23, 2010

News for Otakon 2010:

Voice actress/director Stephanie Sheh to appear at Otakon 2010

Baltimore, MD (July 22, 2010) - Voice actress, voice director and ADR scriptwriter Stephanie Sheh will be a guest at Otakon. She is best known for her roles as Hinata in Naruto, Orihime in Bleach, Eureka in Eureka 7, and Mamimi in FLCL.

Most recently she has worked on Monster, Slayers - Revolution, Kurokami, Sky Crawlers, and Blue Dragon. She co-voice directed Resident Evil 5 and is the current voice of Rebecca Chambers for the franchise. Sheh has also been a voice director for Paradise Kiss and a producer for FLCL and I'm Gonna be an Angel. She has also written quite a few ADR scripts.

One of the highlights of her career has been voicing Sue Yee in the NickToons cartoon Three Delivery, and she hopes to be able to do more original animation soon. She has also provided voices for Mikuru in Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Akira in Lucky Star, Guu in Hare + Guu, Wendy in GunxSword, Kirie in Girls Bravo, Greta in Snow Fairy Sugar, Maya in Fafner, Illyia in Fate, Stay, Night, Ridley in Radiata Stories, Arche in Tales of Phantasia, Natalia Kimlasca Lanvaldear in Tales of the Abyss, Kyrie in Devil May Cry 4, Alfina in Grandia 3, and many more. On occasion, you can spot her on G4's Attack of the Show, playing mini Olivia Munn. Sheh did a guest spot on Scooby Doo: Abracadabradoo for Warner Bros. Animation.

This past year she's worked on quite a few video games, such as Aion, Dungeon Fighter, Infamous, and Littlest Petshop 2. She just recorded the next installment of the games True Crime, Secret World, and Wii Fitness.

In addition, she is a regular on four different soon-to-be released web series. She has also returned to reprise her role as Mikuru in the second season of the anime cult hit The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

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.

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