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San Japan Announces Third Round of Guests for 2010 Convention

By Shawn Scott Smith| April 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

J-Rock Band KESHIKI to perform for the first time in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – April 6th, 2010 – San Japan, San Antonio’s major
Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, has announced the third round
of guests for its upcoming convention happening on July 9th-11th,
2010. San Japan, along with the cooperation of Cherry Blossom
Productions, is proud to announce that Japanese Rock Band KESHIKI will
making their Texas musical debut performance. Additional guests
announced include an appearance by Something Positive webcomic artist
R. K. Milholland, along with the return of voice actor Clarine Harp
and cosplay group DigitalDimensionCosplay.

KESHIKI, which means “landscape” in English, was formed in the spring
of 2007. Their music contains the melodic and dynamic vocals of Jun,
ex-vocalist of Camino, mixed with the sensual and powerful rock sounds
created by guitarist Yu, bassist Kenta, and drummer Taka. Despite the
band only being together for a few years, their musical background is
quite extensive.

Texas-born R. K. Milholland is the creator of the webcomics Midnight
Macabre, Classically Positive, Something Positive, New Gold Dreams and
Super Stupor. His comics have so many fans, they managed to raise
enough money to allow him to quit his day gig and become a full-time
cartoonist. His work often covers topics related to gaming, geeks,
goths and comics, which explains why his fans are so maniacally
devoted.

Clarine Harp was first cast by FUNimation Entertainment in 2003 to
give life to the character of Tweedledee in Kiddy Grade. Since then,
Clarine’s talents have been featured in a broad range of roles.
Working behind the scenes, on behalf of both gaming and cosplay,
DigitalDimensionCosplay has helped fuel, run, and promote projects
such as A-kon’s 2008 Guinness Record for “Most Video Game Cosplayers
Gathered in One Area” and A-kon’s “Video Game Cosplay Contest,” plus
helped bring Cosplay awareness to the dimly lit back rooms of gaming
events.

San Japan will be happening on the weekend of July 9th – 11th, 2010 in
the middle of the famous Riverwalk at the new convention location to
happen at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, adjacent to the
Rivercenter Mall. Pre-registration for the upcoming convention is at a
discount rate of $35 for a discount 3-day weekend pass (At-Door
registration will be $45). Hotel rooms will be available at the
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel for a special convention rate of $117 per
night (normal nightly rate is $219). Pre-registration is open until
June 10th and the discount hotel rates are available until June 17th,
. For more information on registering for San Japan along with
streaming music tracks of all the performing music guests can be found
on the official San Japan website at www.san-japan.org.

ABOUT SAN JAPAN

San Japan, LLC, is a not-for-profit organization devoted to bringing
an appreciation of Japanese culture “state-side” through a variety of
high-quality educational activities and entertainment events. In
addition to the planned annual convention, San Antonio’s first major
Japanese culture and Anime convention, San Japan also participates
throughout the Alamo City in a number of events such as the UTSA
Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Cultural Fair.

ABOUT CHERRY BLOSSOM PRODUCTIONS

Originating in 2005 as a solo project by Jonny Yen, Cherry Blossom
Productions has blossomed into a larger project providing booking and
promotion for Japanese artists wanting to perform in San Antonio,
Texas. The company’s mission is to show just how much potential the
Alamo City has to offer to a growing and popular industry. They have
worked with artists such as Peelander-Z, THE EMERALDS, Stance Punks,
TsuShiMaMiRe, BLOOD, DJ SiSeN, and quaff to name a few

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