By Shawn Scott Smith| October 30, 2013 | Comments Off on WASABICON, JACKSONVILLE’S ULTIMATE POP CULTURE CONVENTION, IS THIS WEEKEND!
The event, now in its second year, offers “geek culture, extra spicy” to fans of anime, cartoons, comics, sci-fi, video games, and more!
(JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, October 29, 2013) WasabiCon is a two-day pop culture convention celebrating anime, cartoons, comics, fantasy, gaming, science fiction, and video games. Now in its second year, the event will take place at the Jacksonville Marriott, Saturday and Sunday – November 2-3, 2013. Events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM each day.
A complete schedule can be viewed online at www.wasabicon.com/schedule
Tickets are available at the door for $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday, or $30 for the weekend.
WasabiCon will feature dozens of Fan Groups, Guests, and Featured Talent including:
From Adult Swim’s “Regular Show” – William Salyers! Perhaps best known for his voice-over work as Rigby in Cartoon Network’s Emmy award winning Regular Show, Reverend Putty in Adult Swim’s Moral Orel, and popular video games such as Skyrim and Mass Effect 3, Bill has also appeared in films and television, as well as many live theatrical productions in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York.
Anime Voice Actor Chris Cason! Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in “Dragonball Z”, Holy Roman Empire in “Hetalia”, Gluttony in “Fullmetal Alchemist”, Face McShooty and Mal in “Borderlands 2″, Jack the Ripper in “Soul Eater”, Miyamoto and M1 in “Yu Yu Hakusho”, Taruru in “Sgt. Frog”, Boo and Whitey in “Shin Chan”, Hanai in “School Rumble”, Ukyo in “Ouran High School Host Club”, Chamo in “Negima”, Babbit in “Kodocha”, Siegfried in “Kenichi”, and Hanbei in “Sengoku Basara” represent some of Chris’s favorite and best known roles.
Video Game Voice Talent Lisle Wilkerson! Lisle grew up in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the US in 2008. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does her voice work in both Japanese and English. She is the powerhouse behind some of of the gaming industry’s most popular characters such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro from the Tekken franchise, as well as Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter and Dead or Alive. She has also voiced the Sanrio character Batz Maru, as well as quite a few Japanese anime.
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. is an event planning company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment for pop culture conventions. Based in Orlando, Florida, the group (as Wasabi Anime) has made appearances at some of the largest conventions in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon*Con, Florida Supercon, and Gen Con. Independently, Green Mustard Entertainment has designed a number of its own consumer focused media events including PinUpalooza (a pin-up themed conference), InvaderCON (the Invader ZIM fan convention), and Florida Anime Experience (an event focused on anime and Japanese popular culture). Many of the staff still believes in Santa Claus… and we’re okay with that.