Press Releases

March 31, 2008

News for Tora-Con 2008:

Tora-Con 2008 announces Carrie Savage and Asu Medina as guests

ROCHESTER, NY - March 31, 2008 - RIT Anime Club is pleased to announce two more guests for this upcoming Tora-Con 2008: voice actress Carrie Savage and Asu "DJ Asu" Medina!

Carrie Savage is a prolific voice actress who has lent her talent to many anime series, bringing characters like "Fuko" in I, My, Me! Strawberry Eggs, "Rakka" in Haibane Renmei, "Maromi" in Paranoia Agent, "Shima" in Stellvia, "Sayoko" in Melody of Oblivion, "Arimi" in Marmalade Boy, "Ran" in Texhnolyze, "Solty" in Solty Rei, "Mokona" in Tsubase Reservior Chronicles, and many, many more to life. Along with providing the voices to video game and anime characters alike, she also has a background in theater, and is a small time film actress. She also travels to 3rd world countries, helping struggling children and adults in countries such as Africa and the Philippines.

Artist, DJ, studio owner, event consultant, and Asian Pop Culture activist, Asu "DJ Asu" Medina began his affair with anime over 15 years ago, partnering with America's first anime store, Anime FX. He founded the internationally recognized TenBu Productions, which has introduced America to such talents as unicorn table, Yunmao Ayakawa, Psychic Lover, and more. Under his DJ alias, "DJ Asu," he created the first Asian pop music radio mix show on Otaku Life radio, spinning a continuous mix of Asian Pop music and Anime soundtracks while introducing new artists and music to the U.S. market and the world. Tora-Con is excited to have him spin the turntables for the late night dance!

ABOUT TORA-CON: Tora-Con was created by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club to provide family friendly anime and manga related entertainment to the Rochester area and more. 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 2008
Date: April 26, 2008
Rate: at-door price $18