August 23, 2010
News for Nan Desu Kan 2010:
Nan Desu Kan announces second round of guests
Voice Actors Richard Ian Cox, Patrick Seitz and Chris Cason will make their first appearance at Nan Desu Kan, Denver's largest and premiere anime convention, Sept. 10-12 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The Robotech 25th Anniversary Convention Tour with Steve Yun and Tommy Yune will also attend. With a total weekend attendance of more than 21,000, NDK is the largest convention in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
"I'm excited to introduce these new members of the NDK family," said Amanda Liebermann, Executive Director. "They bring a variety of life experience and a multitude of perspectives, from writing and directing to live action roles."
Actor Richard Ian Cox is a veteran of anime, video games and mainstream television, well known for voice acting roles in Inuyasha as Inuyasha, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 as Allelujah Haptism and Ranma 1/2 as Ranma Saotome (Boy-Type), as well as Nomad in Galaxy Angel, Logan in X-Men: Evolution and Cacao in Trouble Chocolate. He has also appeared on The CW's Life Unexpected, USA Network's Psych, SyFy's Eureka, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis.
Voice Actor/Screenwriter/ADR Director Patrick Seitz has appeared in more than 100 titles. His most recent anime roles are Germany in the upcoming Hetaila--Axis Powers and Grimmer in Monster, as well as video game roles Artanis in Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Ragna in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and Silverbolt in Transformers: War for Cybertron. He is also known for Luke Valentine in Hellsing. His other video work includes Arthas Menethil and Garrosh Hellscream in World of Warcraft, Ragna the Bloodedge in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and Calamity Trigger, Dracula in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and Chopin in Eternal Sonata.
Voice Actor/Screenwriter/ADR Director Chris Cason has been involved in multiple facets of the anime industry for more than a decade. Currently, he's featured as the Holy Roman Empire in the upcoming Hetalia--Axis Powers. His most prominent role is Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist, but he is also known for Mr. Popo in Dragonball Z Kai, Chamo in Negima, Hanai in School Rumble, Babbit in Kodocha and Taruru in Sgt. Frog.
Nan Desu Kan will also feature voice actors Cristina Vee (Nanoha Takamachi, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) Wendy Powell (Envy, Fullmetal Alchemist; appearing at her last NDK) and Chris Patton (Greed, Fullmetal Alchemist; appearing at his last anime convention), as well as New Jersey-based alt-rock band echostream. Cross-Pacific indie rock group Kazha will make a special appearance.
Additional guest news, including Japanese guests, is forthcoming.
Since 2000, NDK has sponsored a charity auction with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to a select organization. NDK's 2010 Charity Auction will benefit the United Way Gulf Recovery Fund. A combined $30,000 has been donated to previous worthy recipients the Japan America Society of Colorado, American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Diabetes Association and Child's Play.
ABOUT NAN DESU KAN: Nan Desu Kan (NDK), the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region, provides a diverse mix of numerous cultural panels, musical guests, games, dances, workshops, art showings and auctions, as well as screenings of new and classic anime. Nan Desu Kan is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association. NDK 2010 is Sept. 10-12 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, CO 80237. Weekend passes are available online or at the door for $50. Beginning in 2011, Nan Desu Kan will institute an attendance cap. For the latest news and programming information, visit http://ndkdenver.org.
About Rocky Mountain Anime Association: The Rocky Mountain Anime Association (RMAA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture in Colorado. The RMAA sponsors Nan Desu Kan and NDK NYE, the New Year's Eve costume ball.