Press Releases

May 16, 2006

News for Anime Festival Orlando 2006:

Anime Festival Orlando announces additional guests

Orlando, FL (May 15, 2006) - Anime Festival Orlando 7 is honored to announce more new guests for this year's event. In addition to the already confirmed Doug Smith, Aaron Dismuke, Chris Sabat and Vic Mignogna, AFO7 is pleased to bring you Marc Handler, Jeff Nimoy and Quinton Flynn.

Marc Handler - Writer, Story Editor, Voice Director
With over 3 decades of experience in the anime industry, Marc has written for shows ranging from Voltron to Cowboy Bebop. Moving into the new millennia, he continued writing for such projects as Metroplois: The Movie, Transformers: RID & Cybertron as well as Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door. In addition, he has begun directing on such titles as FLCL and Rave Master, and continues to work on Naruto as the Assistant Voice Director and Story Editor. For more credits, awards and photos, please visit

Jeff Nimoy - Voice Actor, Emmy Award Winning Writer, Voice Director
In addition to lending his voice to several popular anime titles, Jeff is also an Assistant Director for the hit series Naruto. Jeff has been utilizing his writing talents for years on such projects as Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, GTO and Brigadoon. As a voice actor, he can be heard on Outlaw Star and Fushigi Yugi, but may be best known as Nicholas D. Wolfwood from the Trigun Series. For more information and photos, please visit Jeff Nimoy's Myspace page:

Quinton Flynn - Voice Actor, Writer, Comic, Musician
For the past 12 years, Quinton has been voicing many of our favorite characters from various cartoons, video games and anime. His credits include voicing Reno from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Axel in Kingdom Hearts II in addition to supplying character voices for Naruto, Twisted Metal: Head-On, Zatch Bell, Grim & Evil, EverQuest II, Gungrave OD, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Final Fantasy X-2, Metal Gear Solid 2 and oh so many more.
To find out more about Quinton Flynn, visit his Myspace page:

About AFO7
Anime Festival Orlando comes to you July 28th, 29th and 30th this year at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. For the past 7 years, AFO has been growing in numbers as well as maintaining the status of "Florida's Favorite Anime Convention." We have preserved the integrity of our event by bringing our attendees a unique convention going experience of all Anime, Manga, JMusic and Japanese Culture guests, experiences and events.
This year's event has a "Hollywood" theme and will feature a fan film contest, the AFOscars as well as many other new and favored events throughout the weekend. Please check out our website at for more details and pre-registration.