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May 6, 2011

News for FanimeCon 2011:

FanimeCon welcomes Hangry & Angry illustrator Gashicon as a guest of honor

San Jose, CA (May 5th, 2011) - FanimeCon welcomes GASHICON as a Guest of Honor at its 2011 convention at the San Jose Convention Center over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30. GASHICON will host a hANGRY&ANGRY fashion show on Saturday, May 28. She will also give style tips and help fans coordinate outfits at the hANGRY&ANGRY clothing booth in the FanimeCon Dealers Hall.

GASHICON is the illustrator and character designer for hANGRY&ANGRY, a character brand which features grotesquely cute cats named Hangry and Angry. Much like twisted versions of Sanrio's Hello Kitty, Hangry and Angry are used in a vast array of eclectic contexts. They are featured on a line of Japanese fashions by h.NAOTO which display a unique style known as "gro-kawa" (grotesque-cute). They are the main characters in a comic strip published in visual kei magazines such as CURE. Hangry and Angry also adorn merchandise such as plush characters, bags, and trinkets. In 2008, the J-rock duo, HANGRY&ANGRY FUTURE, was created with former Morning Musume members Hitomi Yoshizawa as Hangry and Rika Ishikawa as Angry. The Death Note live action movie also involved the hANGRY&ANGRY brand.

More information about GASHICON's appearance at FanimeCon is on In addition to the schedule of events, the web site has information about how to apply for a part in the fashion show as a model, make up artist, or hair stylist.

About FanimeCon - FanimeCon is Northern California's largest anime convention. Packed with videos, costumes, music, games, parties, tournaments, panels, and guests from around the world, this annual celebration of Japanese art and popular culture entertains a colorful spectrum of fans and friends. Over 16,000 enthusiasts joined FanimeCon 2010, and 2011 promises to be another record-breaking year. FanimeCon will return to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center during Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2011. Visit for the information you'll need to gear up for FanimeCon 2011.