Press Releases

February 28, 2007

News for Tora-Con 2007:

Tora-Con announces final guest additions

ROCHESTER, NY - February 28, 2007 - The RIT Anime Club is pleased to announce its final three guests for Tora-con 2007: Stephanie Yanez, Steve Bennett, and the Cosplay Crack Crew!

Stephanie Yanez is a singer/songwriter from Southern California. After winning the AX Idol contest at Anime Expo 2004, she has gone on to record songs for Geneon Entertainment, the I'VES label Fuctory Records, and has done the singing voice of Rabi en Rose in Broccoli's dub of Di Gi Charat. She will be performing live at Tora-Con and we hope that you enjoy her voice as much as we do!

Steve Bennett is no stranger to conventions. His impressive career has seen him co-found the former manga publisher Studio Ironcat and appear in the documentary Otaku Unite! He will be signing autographs and running a panel on the basics of cel-painting. We are glad to have him aboard and we hope that you learn a few things from him!

The Cosplay Crack Crew is a large cosplay group based out of eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They have taken the east coast conventions by storm, including Tora-Con 2006's cosplay contest, and will be sharing their knowledge in a cosplay panel. We are glad to have them here again and we hope that you can grab a few pointers from them!

This will be the first guest appearance for all of our guests. Along with Sonny Strait and the Geek Comedy Tour 3000, they will provide the most guest entertainment in the history of Tora-Con!

About Tora-Con: Started in 2005, Tora-Con is the RIT Anime Club's annual convention, bringing the anime convention experience to the Rochester community.

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 2007
Date: April 28, 2007
Rate: $9 until March 28, 2007, at-door price TBD