November 1, 2011
News for SacAnime 2012:
SacAnime Winter 2012 welcomes guests Quinton Flynn and Tara Strong
SACRAMENTO, CA -- SacAnime is pleased to welcome voice actors Quinton Flynn and Tara Strong. Quinton and Tara will be appearing in addition to Vic Mignogna, Troy Baker and Ali Hillis at the convention, which will be held January 13 - 15, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento.
Quinton's voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. As a voice actor, he has played such famous animated characters as Johnny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, and Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more.
His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the English voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you're hip to the anime scene you'll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+. He is well known in the industry for his skills as an impressionist and improvisationalist, having played the role of Paul McCartney and tested for NBC's Saturday Night Live and Comedy Network's The Daily Show.
Tara Strong has been a strong presence in the American voice acting scene since she was a teenager, credited in shows from The Care Bears to Fairly OddParents (Timmy Turner). Among her many roles, she has played Rikku in Final Fantasy X and X-2, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, Batgirl in Batman: The Animated Series, Raven in Teen Titans and Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham City.
SacAnime is the three-day anime convention "Where Fans Come to Play". It has the distinction of being one of the few bi-annual anime conventions in existence, holding a show both in the winter and summer of every year. Over 5000 fans attended SacAnime's last show. The convention features many exciting events including a cosplay masquerade, live musical concerts, lolita tea, karaoke contests, maid cafe, video game tournaments, panels and workshops, multiple autograph sessions, gaming tournaments, manga contest, digital and amateur art contests, vendors' room and artists' alley. More information can be found at SacAnime's website: http://sacanime.com.