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October 18, 2011

News for AniMinneapolis 2012:

AniMinneapolis announces return of Quinton Flynn and StarF

Bloomington, MN - October 12, 2011 - AniMinneapolis, the second-largest anime convention in Minnesota, is excited to announce the return of voice actor Quinton Flynn and Nerdcore performer StarF. Quinton and StarF will be appearing in addition to a number of soon-to-be-announced guests at the convention, which is happening June 29 - July 1, 2012 at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel.

Quinton's voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. He is an A-list voice actor, having played such famous animated characters as Jonny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more.

His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the english voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you're hip to the anime scene you'll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+, to name a few.

Submerged in the Minneapolis, Minnesota music scene (yes, it exists!), StarF is as much of an artist as he is a fan of Hip Hop. After writing lyrics for years and realizing he needed to find a way to transmute his words into song, he began his journey into rapping around April of 2006. After years of hard work and improvement, he finally found his way to Scrub Club, which was not just another record label, but a collection of people who he could relate to and call his family. Raised by internet culture and obsessed with music, StarF blends a mixture of poetics and edgy humor into everything he produces. Every new project is approached as the beginning of something that will better himself rather than a means to an end, and as so, StarF is consistently progressing and leveling up within the Nerdcore community. While socially awkward to a noticeable degree, StarF still loves everyone in the community he meets. Despite any awkwardness, he will never hesitate to grab a mic and rock it for a crowd.

AniMinneapolis is a three-day anime convention, focusing on Japanese animation, arts, and pop culture. Over a thousand anime fans came to AniMinneapolis last year. The convention focuses on several exciting events, which include a cosplay masquerade, anime screenings, cultural and fan panels, and video game tournaments. In addition, there is a dealer's room filled with anime vendors, and an artist alley featuring several great artists.

Registration to attend the convention can be done in advance for only $25 per person until April 15th. Attendees can also register at the door, if there is enough space available, for $35 per person. More details are on the convention's website: