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November 18, 2010

News for QC Anime-zing! 2011:

QC Anime-zing! 2011 announces the return of Robert Axelrod

Davenport, Iowa - November 17, 2010 - The excitement is already building for 2011 as QC Anime-zing! begins making guest announcements for it's 2011 convention, starting with the return of the acclaimed Robert Axelrod. QC Anime-zing!, the largest anime convention on the Iowa/Illinois border, is excited to have Robert Axelrod return to run several popular panels again for next year such as "Lord Zedd's Voiceover 101". Registration for QC Anime-zing! can be found online at

Robert Axelrod has been in showbusiness since chilhood, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-garde Theater scene in a show called "Little Trips", then Off-Broadway in a play called "The Destroyers". Axelrod then left acting for the world of music, spending eight years as a rock musician. Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting. Since then, Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over thirty feature films such as the Sci-Fi hit remake "The Blob." Television appearances include guest star roles on "Amazing Stories", "Star Trek Voyager", "Ted And Eric's Awesome Show", and "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video "Stranger in Moscow".

Robert Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on "Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher's sidekick, on "Spiderman", Rico on "Robotech", and has voiced countless Anime features including "Akira", "The Big O", "Cowboy Bebop", "Brain Scratch", et al. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment's "Wowser" series (as Ratso Catso), "Journey To The Heart of the World" (as Scarface), "Hallo Spencer" (as Elmer), and more. He just finished narrating the mockumentary "Safety First: The Rise of Women" and voicing four Anime series, "Gaiking", "Danguard Ace", "Captain Horlock", "The Adventures of Nadja", and "Fist of the North Star".

Robert Axelrod will be running several panels and giving out autographs throughout the QC Anime-zing! 2011 weekend. QC Anime-zing! 2011 is planning for a guest list even more exciting than it enjoyed in the 2010 convention. Last year's guests also included Johnny Yong Bosch, Spike Spencer, Eyeshine, and The Man Power.

QC Anime-zing! is also excited about it's expansion of space for 2011. QC Anime-zing! will fill the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa from June 17-19, 2011. Events will range from a massive cosplay masquerade and professional photoshoots to an exciting rave dance and tons of games.

To get attendees into the convention season, the anime convention is also excited about the massive expansion of Anime-ZAP!, which is being held in Peoria, IL from January 15-16, 2011. Anime-ZAP! will be taking up the largest convention center in Peoria at the Holiday Inn City Centre, with events ranging from all-day host club activities to plenty of exciting panels and events. Learn more about Anime-ZAP! at

Anime-zing! is also excited about organizing Anime-SPARK! at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from February 10-14, 2011. This convention will feature several run and exciting events ranging from a formal ball to Otaku speed dating and more. Learn more about Anime-SPARK! at