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By Shawn Scott Smith| September 8, 2012 | Comments Off on ANIME BLAST CHATTANOOGA INTRODUCES THIRD ROUND OF GUESTS

Special VIP event announced.

CHATTANOOGA, TN – September 6, 2012 – Anime Blast Chattanooga gladly welcomes
several new guests for 2012! Brittney Karbowski, Aaron Dismuke, Catherine Jones and My
Parent’s Favorite Music will be with us in Chattanooga, TN November 9th-11th to join
attendees and fellow guests for the weekend at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Just
as exciting for us, this will be Brittney Karbowski and Aaron Dismuke’s first time at a
Tennessee convention.

A special VIP reception has also been added to the line-up of bonuses for VIP attendees.
VIPs will now have the opportunity to mingle and snack with Anime Blast’s guests such as
those mentioned above! The VIP passes are available in a limited amount, and are only
available while slots last or until October 6th. Registration can be found at http://

In addition to announcing more guests, Anime Blast would like to remind everyone that their
room rate of $89 a night, at the Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center, is available
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for the weekend of the convention. However, this
rate is only available for a limited time. To receive the special room rate, reserve a room on
or before Friday, October 19th, 2012 with the Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention
Center. Interested attendees can visit:
mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9559729 or call 1-877-901-6632 to make a reservation
or add a day to an existing reservation.

Brittney Karbowski is an actress and voice actress who’s done work since 2005 for ADV
Films/Seraphim Digital and FUNimation Entertainment.

In her career she’s voiced many notable roles including: Yuri Nakamura (Angel Beats),
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Selim Bradley/Pride), Black Star (Soul Eater), Ayu
Tsukimiya (Kanon), Ryou Fujibayashi (Clannad/Clannad After Story), Manami Kinjou (Cat
Planet Cuties), Ingrid Bernstein (Freezing), Kanon Nakagawa (The World God Only
Knows), Hikari (Sekirei), Ikaros (Heaven’s Lost Property), and Arisa Maresato (Highschool
of the Dead) just to name a few!

Aaron Mitchell Dismuke (born October 13, 1992, in Tarrant County, Texas) is an American

voice actor who has made a name for himself voicing many wonderful roles in anime titles
released by FUNimation.

Aaron began voice acting at nine years old, voicing Hiro Sohma and the young Akito
Sohma in Fruits Basket, courtesy of his cousin, voice actor and director Justin Cook. He
was but twelve-years-old when he voiced the role of Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist.

Since Aaron’s break-out role as Al in Fullmetal Alchemist, he’s voiced a number of major
characters including: You Takami (Deadman Wonderland), Ouri Kagami (Shikabane Hime),
Kio Kakazu (Cat Planet Cuties), Hyou (Nabari no Ou), and many others. Aaron even had
the chance to revisit the world of Fullmetal Alchemist as he voiced Young Van Hohenheim.

Catherine Jones is an award winning seamstress and has been the proud owner of God
Save the Queen Fashions, LLC, an Atlanta based costuming company, since 2004.
Growing up as the daughter of a seamstress, she has always had a deep desire to create
magic with fabric.

She studied costume design at Emory University and has done work for Theater Emory as
well as Georgia Shakespeare. Upon exiting college, Catherine began doing work with
nationally known Atlanta-based female impersonators, most notably the infamous Charlie
Brown! She attended her first anime convention in in 2007, and has been hooked on
cosplay costuming ever since! She now spends her work week creating custom costumes
and wigs for anime fans, comic connoisseurs, and convention attendees alike!

Catherine’s work has been seen on CollegeHumor, Cosmode Magazine,,, and Her full portfolio can be viewed at http://

MPFM has been creating music since 2000 and has released 3 albums independently, with
topics centered around video gaming, but span the spectrum of nerd and hip-hop culture.
My Parents Favorite Music has collaborated/performed shows with Nerdcore and Video
Game Music based acts such as: mc chris, MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Beefy, Peelander-Z,
Anamanaguhi, Random aka Mega Ran, MC Router, YTCracker, The Megas, The
Protomen, Brentalfloss, Action Adventure World, Shammers & Lefthand, as well as
appeared in the 2008 Nerdcore hip hop documentary “Nerdcore For Life” directed by Dan

Most recently MPFM launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for their soon-to-be

released album “Win When?”, which went above and beyond their initial funding goal. The
album “Win When?” is scheduled to be released right around Anime Blast Chattanooga, in
October or November, so we’re happy to have them at our con to help celebrate their
forthcoming album!

ABOUT ANIME BLAST CHATTANOOGA: Anime Blast Chattanooga is a three-day
convention that aims to entertain, educate, and encourage a diverse group to band together
and grow in their fandom. By hosting interesting guests and holding engaging panels and
events, Anime Blast Chattanooga hopes to leave its mark on the anime community.

Anime Blast Chattanooga
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN
When: November 9-11, 2012
Cost: $30 pre-registration, $50 VIP badge (limited amount)


For further information contact:

Michael Z. Miller, Co-Exec. Director



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