July 5, 2011
News for Otakuthon 2011:
Otakuthon 2011 announces Halko Momoi as Japanese guest of honour
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (June 30, 2011) - Otakuthon, Montreal's fan-run anime convention, has announced voice actor and vocalist Halko Momoi as Japanese Guest of Honour. A concert, autograph session, and Q&A session will be held.
Previously announced Guests of Honour for Otakuthon 2011 include North American voice actress Maile Flanagan, North American voice actor Crispin Freeman, cosplay celebrity Yaya Han, webcomic writer Ryan Sohmer, webcomic artist Lar deSouza, comic artist Karl Kerschl, and voice actor Steve Downes.
About Halko Momoi:
Known as the Queen of Akihabara, Halko Momoi is also a well-known composer, voice actress, singer, writer and otaku. She debuted her voice acting career voicing Komugi Nakahara in the anime The Soul Taker. Since then, she has voiced several roles, most notably Feyris Nyan-Nyan in Steins;Gate, Sun Seto in Seto No Hanayome, Filia in Prism Ark, Anise Tatlin in Tales Of The Abyss. She has also had roles in many other series such as Ai Yori Aoshi, Bottle Fairy, D.C. ~Da Capo~, Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Gravion, Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~, Magikano, Majokko Tsukune-Chan, Paranoia Agent and Ragnarok The Animation. As a singer and composer, she created and performed many works and was part of the popular singing duo UNDER17. She also has her own production label, "AKIHABA LOVE RECORDS".
Otakuthon is a fan-run, bilingual anime convention held annually by the Quebec Anime Committee. The first of its kind in Montreal, Otakuthon was first run the Otaku Anime club of Concordia University in 2006. It regularly features a number of special guests as well as many activities and events related to anime, manga, video games, artwork, and Japanese culture as well as promoting and encouraging local artists, actors and fan communities related to those subjects. The next edition will be held on August 12 - 14, 2011 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. For more information about Otakuthon, visit their website at http://www.otakuthon.com/.