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May 18, 2011

News for AniMinneapolis 2011:

AniMinneapolis announces Chris Cason

Minneapolis, MN - May 18, 2011 - AniMinneapolis is glad to welcome Chris Cason to the Minneapolis anime convention happening July 8-10, 2011. Guests for Anime Minneapolis now include Quinton Flynn, Chris Rager, Spike Spencer, Shannon Townsend, Richard Townsend, YT Cracker, Dr. Awkward, and Chris Cason. AniMinneapolis will occur at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis.

For over ten years, Chris Cason has participated in almost every facet of anime production. He has been associated with numerous projects (exclusively for FUNimation Entertainment) in a voice acting, Anime Diaglogue Replacement directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Some of his work has been featured on Spike TV, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), Nicktoons, The Cartoon Network, and The CW.

Chris's best known voice credits include: "Gluttony" in Fullmetal Alchemist, "Tien Shinhan" and "Mr. Popo" in Dragonball Z (and returning as "Mr. Popo" in Dragonball Z Kai), "Holy Roman Empire" in Hetalia Axis Powers, "Jack the Ripper" in Soul Eater, "Boo" and "Whitey" in Shin-Chan, "Chamo" in Negima, "Babbit" in Kodocha, "Taruru" in Sgt. Frog, and "Genzo" in Oh! Edo Rocket, among many others. He can also be heard in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Ouran High School Host Club, Suzuka, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, Big Windup!, D. Gray-Man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, RIN, Speed Grapher, and Summer Wars.

Some of his ADR directing and assistant ADR directing credits include: DBZ Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, and Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations. He has also been part of video games, voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and as one of the contributing guitarists in Guitar Hero 3.

AniMinneapolis features well over fifty different events, ranging from its Masquerade, Nerdcore Concert, and Video Game Tournaments to various fan-run panels and discussions. Every room in the convention center hotel is a suite with a seperate living area, and rooms cost only $99 per night. Rooms can be booked by calling The Northland Inn at 800-441-6422.

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Early pre-registration at the low $25 rate ends May 20th. Registrations will be welcome at the door for $35 per person.