Press Releases

July 14, 2006

News for Anime South 2006:

Anime South announces guests

Destin, Florida - July 11, 2006 - Anime South is pleased to announce 4 guests for its second year convention on November 3-5, 2006 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Voice actor Vic Mignogna - who has dubbed anime series such as "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Neon Genesis Evangelion", and "Dragonball Z"- has graciously accepted our invitation to be a Guest of Honor this year. In addition, Chris Patton, who has has been a voice actor in shows such as the just newly re-released "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross", "Gantz", and "Fullmetal Alchemist", will also honor us with his presence for the upcoming convention.

Musical guests this year will include The Mindless Tripod Experience, an accordian rock band that is inspired by and parodies anime. Our feature webcomic artist is Chris Hazelton of and fame.

Anime South is a convention celebrating Japanese animation and manga. It is being held Friday, November 3rd, through Sunday, November 5th at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, located on the the lovely beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Anime South will be offering 2 theater rooms showing the latest anime from Japan, a costume contest, anime music videos, discussion panels, video game tournaments, an Artists' Alley, a large vendors room with anime and manga related merchandise, and karaoke. Come see why USA Today has ranked Destin as the most beautiful beach in the United States for 5 years.

Registration is currently available online for $29.95 until July 21st at We highly recommend staying at the resort hotel, with whom the convention has arranged a limited number of suites at a special $99 per night convention rate (please use the code AMS). The $30 resort fee has been waived for individuals reserving their rooms for the convention. You can make reservations by calling 1-800-367-1271 with our group code, AMS, for this special pricing.

The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is the largest luxury hotel on the most beautiful beach in the United States. This 2,400 acre resort boasts 73 holes of championship golf, 13 tennis courts, the country's largest charter fishing boat fleet, 3 indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach, a full service spa, 2 whirlpools, scuba diving, and the nation's largest designer outlet mall.