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November 29, 2011

News for Tora-Con 2012:

Tora-Con 2012 announces first guest, pre-registration and art submissions

ROCHESTER, NY - November 25, 2011 - The RIT Anime Club is pleased to announce dates for this year's Tora-Con as well as pre-registration prices, the continuation of Art Submissions and our first guest, Jon St. John!

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who has provided the character voices for more than 120 video games and countless commercial projects. Best known as the voice of DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Conduit 2, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulu, The Die Hard Trilogy, Rochard, and Guild Wars. He has also provided character voices for theme parks such as Legoland California, and Dollywood in Tennessee. Jon is also a lead singer and keyboard player in a Southern California cover band known as Uncle Boogie. A regular honored guest at cons from coast to coast, Jon says he's thrilled to have a job that he loves, and having fans worldwide doesn't suck, either.

Tora-Con 2011 will be held April 21-22 2012 on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Rochester, New York.

Pre-registration is now available for $20 and will only be for both Saturday and Sunday. Pre-registration forms are up on the official site (

Tora-Con is again accepting art submissions this year. Send any tiger related art to Vector art is preferred. If the artwork is used on any of Tora-Con's promotional material, the artist will be given two badges to the Tora-Con and will receive credit in the con book. All art submitted will be kept for possible usage in future Tora-Con promotional materials. Artists whose art is used in any future Tora-Con will receive the same benefits that year. For additional information go to

ABOUT TORA-CON: Tora-Con was created by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club to provide anime and manga related entertainment to the Rochester area and beyond. The convention is planned and prepared by a dedicated Anime Club E-Board made up of RIT students.

About RIT Anime Club: Founded in the early 1990s, the RIT Anime Club is one of the largest anime clubs in the country with over 150 active members. The purpose of the RIT Anime Club is to enrich the academic environment by stimulating the growth and appreciation of Anime as an art form as well as the awareness and understanding of Japanese Culture. The RIT Anime Club is a not-for-profit organization.

Tora-Con 2012

Date: April 21-22, 2012
Rate: pre-registration $20