Press Releases

January 13, 2009

News for Animation & Gaming Ohio 2009:

Animation and Gaming Ohio announces their final guest

CINCINNATI, OHIO - January 12, 2009 - Steve Blum will be joining A&G Ohio for his first Ohio convention appearance ever!! Steve is the famous voice of "Spike" from Cowboy Bebop, "Roger Smith" from The Big O, as well as "Wolverine" in various Marvel animations and games, "Orochimaru" in Naruto, and countless others. He will be joining fellow voice actors including Richard Epcar, who is most famous for "Batou" from Ghost in the Shell, Ellyn Stern who voiced "Haraway" in Ghost in the shell, and Steve Downes, who is most famous for being the voice of "Master Chief" in the Halo games.

Also joining them is Dan Slott, who is the current writer for "The Amazing Spider-Man", but has also written for "Ren and Stimpy", and "The Avengers: The Initiative". Among others are International Cosplay Star YaYa Han, and DM Ashura, who has been featured in various DDR games.

To help con goers cope with the poor economy but still be able to make it to conventions, each hotel room bought at our hotel, the Holiday Inn Eastgate (, you will receive one full weekend badge for A&G Ohio for FREE! Purchase must be made by Feb 1st. With the purchase of a hotel room, you will also receive 4 free hot breakfast tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Lastly, if you pre-register before February 1st, you could win a legendary halo helmet, and Steve Downes will personally sign it at opening ceremonies for you! Pre-Registering before February 1st also gives you first choice to participate in our signature events! Pre-Reg is only $25.

Animation and Gaming Ohio (A&G Ohio) is a convention ran by the fans, for the fans. It not only includes Japanese animation, but American animation as well. Gaming is also incorporated with the signature gaming events and the massive game room A&G has to offer. A&G Ohio is a second year convention based out of Cincinnati, OH. A&G Ohio's Website is located at

Date and Location: March 13-15 2009 at Holiday Inn Eastgate in Cincinnati, Ohio
Registration Fee: $30 for the weekend. Pre-Register for $25.