Press Releases

July 22, 2010

News for SugoiCon 2010:

Shinichi Watanabe to appear at Sugoicon

FT. MITCHELL, KY - July 22, 2010-Sugoicon, Cincinnati's Premier Anime Convention, is proud to announce the addition of Shinichi Watanabe as the convention's Japanese Guest of Honor. He joins returning American voice acting guests Christopher Ayres, Josh Grelle, Brittney Karbowski, and Carli Mosier to celebrate Sugoicon's eleventh year.

Known popularly as "Nabeshin", Shinichi Watanabe is the iconic director of the anime comedies Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Tenchi Muyo! GXP, as well as the recent comedy-drama The Wallflower. Nabeshin is also known for his animated alter ego, who frequently can be spotted as a recurring character in his series. Nabeshin's larger-than-life personality has cemented his status as a fan favorite with his recent stateside appearances.

Sugoicon has also confirmed writer/artist Fred Gallagher of Megatokyo as a first-time guest for the upcoming convention, joining returning artist guests and webcomics creators James Hatton (In His Likeness), Dan Hess (Weesh, Realms of Ishikaze), and Shannon Townsend (Otaku -no- Yen). Longtime guests and industry professionals Doug Smith (Goldenboy's Kintaro Oe) and Jan Scott-Frazier have also been confirmed.

Voices For, the Jan Scott-Frazier-produced music project, will be presented in concert at Sugoicon again this year. The non-profit group features theme-centered songs covered by established voice actors, with proceeds donated to charities including the Southern Poverty Law Center, C.A.R.E., ActionAid International USA, and Doctors Without Borders. The group also features the talents of Dale Tippett and Justin Smith of the Chicago-based band, Something Beautiful.

Sugoicon will be held at the Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center, Ft. Mitchell, KY, on November 5-7, 2010. Pre-registrations are currently being accepted through October 11th. Pre-registration cost is $30 for a weekend admission, or $45 at the event on convention weekend.

ABOUT SUGOICON: Organized by SORA (Southwest Ohio Regional Animation), 2010 marks Sugoicon's eleventh year as a public convention. Please visit for more convention-related information. The official Twitter feed for the convention is @Sugoicon_Cincy.

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