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Unread 06-21-2003, 09:20 AM   #1
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Post Press Release for June!

AnimeNEXT 2003 * OCTOBER 3-5 * RYE TOWN HILTON * NEW YORK
"the NEXT evolution of anime conventions!"

The Hilton Rye Town is located in Rye Brook, NY, only 20
miles away from Manhattan. Situated near several major
highways and by rail through Metro-North, the Hilton is
accessible to travelers yet maintains the feel of a country
hideaway. We are within driving distance from all nearby
states. Come and join us at AnimeNEXT 2003!

AnimeNEXT is the largest fan-run, all-genre anime convention
serving the Tri-State area. We are a full-service event,
with Dealers, Guests, Industry, Events, Videos, Panels, and
much, much more! Find out why we say we are "the NEXT
evolution of anime conventions!"

[HIGHLIGHTS]

* Japanese Guests of Honor!
* HUGE Dealers Room!
* Cosplay!
* Concert by Himawari!
* Anime Music Video Contest!
* Dance!
* Panels & Workshops!
* Manga Room!
* Game Shows!
* 24-hour Video Rooms!
* Video Gaming!

[VOICE GUESTS]

* Moneca Stori (Kagome, Inuyasha)
* James Arnold Taylor (Tidus, Final Fantasy X)
* Tiffany Grant (Asuka, Evangelion)
* Mike Sinterniklaas (Leonardo, TMNT)
* Mike Pollack (Meat, Ultimate Muscle)
* Marc Diraison (Guts, Berserk)
* Kristen Nelson (Megumi, Boogiepop Phantom)
* Bill Timoney (Parn, Record of Lodoss War)
* Daniel Kevin Harrison (Gokudo, Gokudo)
* Georgette Reilly (Ikkyu, Gokudo)
* Bill Rogers (Shaba, KO Beast)
* Jamie McGonnigal (Takeo, Magic Users Club)

[MUSICAL GUESTS]

* Himawari (http://www.himawaring.com) 10/03/03
* B! Machine (http://www.wishduck.com) 10/04/03

[INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES]

* Matt Greenfield (Vice President, AD Vision)
* David Williams (Producer, AD Vision)
* Toshifumi Yoshida (Producer, Viz Video)
* Steve Bennett (IC Entertainment)
* John Sirabella (President, Media Blasters)
* CB Cebulski (Editor, Marvel Comics)
* Robert Bricken (Managing Editor,Anime Insider)
* Trisha Sebastian (Associate Editor, Anime Insider)
* Zach Oats (Wizard Entertainment)
* John Guttierez (Wizard Entertainment)
* Frank Pannone (CPM Comics)
* Steve Pearl (Nu-Tech Digital)
* Barry Winston (President, Voyager Entertainment)

[ARTIST GUESTS]

* Robert DeJesus (http://www.robertdejesus.com)

[PANELISTS]

* Jan Scott Frazier Storyteller, Director, Translator
* Rob Malda Founder Slashdot.org, AnimeFu.com
* Chris Beveridge Webmaster, animeondvd.com
* Megazone Former Moderator, rec.arts.anime.creative

[WORKSHOPS]

* Sake Tasting
come join us and learn the history and science of sake!
Taste various types of sake and learn a little about it
as well. Just remember, you need to be at least 21.

* Cel Painting
Animation veteran Steve Bennett guides you through the
art of Cel Painting!

* Kimono workshop
Learn about the historical and cultural aspects of this
Japanese formal-wear.

* Drawing the Manga Way
Come and particpate in this workshop! Mike Hayes guides
you step-by-step on creating a manga Mater piece!

* Shogi/Go Workshops
You won't master the ancient games of Shogi and Go at
this workshop, but you can try!

* Dubbing Workshops
This year, AnimeNEXT is excited to have representatives
from FOUR different dubbing studios! They will show
you first-hand what a recording session is like.

[REGISTRATION]

Pre-register and avoid the long lines at the convention.
The current rate for pre-registration is $35 until Sept 1.
If you do not wish to pre-register, you may register at
the door during the event. At-the-door rates are available
at our website the website.

Discounts are available for children and for groups of 8
or more people. For more details see:

http://www.animenext.org/register

[HOTEL]

We encourage our attendees to stay at the hotel. We will
have a lot of late night programming, and tons of things
to do. If you want to enjoy the full convention experience
of AnimeNEXT, make sure you book your rooms today. We have
negotiated a low nightly rate at our five-star hotel, but
only have a limited number of rooms held aside at this rate.

Hilton Rye Town
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Toll-free: 800-774-1500
Phone: 914-939-6300
Fax: 914-939-5328
http://www.ryetown.hilton.com/

109 Single/Double ($119 Triple/$129 Quad)
$208 Junior Suite

Get directions and more information from our website:
http://www.animenext.org/location

[DEALERS]

Contact <dealers@animenext.org> to reserve space in our room.

[MAILING LIST]

Send mail to AnimeNext-Announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to
join our mailing list and receive the latest updates.

[FORUMS]

The AnimeNEXT 2003 Forums are now on-line! Check it out at:
http://www.animenext.org/forum. You can find a friend to
get a ride or share a room with. Or just talk about the cool
events and guests that will be at AnimeNEXT.

[ABOUT US]

Universal Animation is a non-profit organization whose
purpose is to encourage the appreciation of anime and manga.
Founded in 2002 in New York, the group is responsible for
coordinating the AnimeNEXT convention in the NY/NJ/CT area.

[CONTACT INFORMATION]

Universal Animation, Inc.
PO Box 1088
Pearl River, NY 10965
http://www.animenext.org

info@animenext.org General Inquiries
press@animenext.org Press Passes
advertising@animenext.org Advertising and Sponsorship
publicity@animenext.org Other Public Relations Inquiries
dealers@animenext.org Vendor contact
volunteers@animenext.org Volunteering at the event

[REDISTRIBUTION]

The information in this document is free for redistribution.
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Unread 06-21-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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Yay for Emmy and Co. ::Claps::

Any chance more ppl from Marvel are gonna show up? I can only bug C.B. so many times a year,lol.
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Unread 06-22-2003, 11:43 AM   #3
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Yay for Emmy and Co. ::Claps::

Any chance more ppl from Marvel are gonna show up? I can only bug C.B. so many times a year,lol.
AFAIK, there will be more unannounced people. Last year,
we had 5 people show up from Marvel. 4 of them were artists
who ended up taking tables in the artist alley. Those guys
will probably be back. I'll let you know if we have any other
people attend.
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Unread 06-27-2003, 12:29 PM   #4
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* James Arnold Taylor (Tidus, Final Fantasy X)

Well. Looks like I'll have to bust out the ol Tidus costume at least one more time.
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Unread 06-28-2003, 12:21 AM   #5
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Wow. If it wasn't Ani-Magic weekend, I might actually want to go. O_o
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