February 19, 2003
News for Anime Boston 2003:
Anime Boston 2003 Announces Additional Confirmed GuestsFrom New England Anime Society
BOSTON, Mass. - February 19, 2003 - Adding to an already noteworthy guest list, Anime Boston today announced that it would be the first convention to bring together the five voice actors for the leading characters of the popular anime series, Gundam Wing. In addition to the previously announced Kirby Morrow, who plays Trowa Barton in the series, the latest guests to be added to the roster are Ted Cole, the voice of Chang Wufei; Mark Hildreth, the voice of Heero Yuy; Scott McNeil, the voice of Duo Maxwell; and Brad Swaile, the voice of Quatre Winner.
In addition to his role as Chang Wufei in Gundam Wing, Ted Cole can be heard as the voice of Yamcha in Dragon Ball Z, Boss in Hamtaro, and Tatewaki Kuno in Ranma 1/2. With over a decade of theater experience, Ted has worked for such companies as the Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse and Pink Ink Theatre. He was also a playwright for the solo hit, "Virtually Nonexistent", at the 1994 Fringe Festival. Anime Boston 2003 will be Ted's first appearance at an anime convention.
Mark Hildreth's voice acting career includes roles such as Angel in X-Men: Evolution, Alex Mann in Action Man, and Dr. Briefs in Dragon Ball Z. Mark has also taken on live action roles in Jack London's Call of the Wild, Wes Craven Presents: They, and guest starring roles in series such as UC: Undercover and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Anime Boston 2003 will be Mark's first appearance at an anime convention.
The voice of Scott McNeil is well known in English-dubbed animation. Perhaps most recognized for his roles as Dinobot, Rattrap, Silverbolt, and Waspinator in Transformers: Beast Wars, he has also voiced characters such as and Principal Kuno in Ranma 1/2, Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z, Hack in Reboot, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution, and multiple characters in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Scott's acting career also includes guest appearances in Highlander: The Series, The Outer Limits, Viper, The Sentinel, and Stargate SG-1.
Rounding out the list of Gundam Wing voice actors is Brad Swaile. Brad's voice acting credits include Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mousse in Ranma 1/2, Kimba in Kimba the White Lion, Otaru in Saber Marionette J, Nobunaga in Inuyasha, and Maxwell in Hamtaro.
The guests will be appearing at Anime Boston throughout the convention. Question-and-answer panels will be set up to give fans the opportunity to talk to all the guests. Autograph sessions will also be available.
About Anime Boston
Anime Boston, held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest Japanese animation convention in New England. The three-day event will be held April 18-20, 2003 at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Anime Boston 2003's comprehensive programming schedule includes video screenings, a masquerade, game shows, a music video contest, an art show, karaoke, two dances, video games, role-playing games, panels hosted by fans, industry representatives and special guests, and more. Anime Boston 2003 also hosts a sold-out dealers' room where vendors will be selling anime-related merchandise. More information about Anime Boston is available at www.animeboston.com.
About The New England Anime Society
Founded in 2001, The New England Anime Society Inc. is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.