Press Releases

October 2, 2006

News for Anime South 2006:

Anime South announces new guests of honor

Destin, Florida - September 28, 2006 - Anime South is pleased to announce 2 additional Guests of Honor for its second year convention on November 3-5, 2006 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

RICHARD EPCAR will be honoring us by appearing at Anime South 2006. He is well known to anime fans, starting with the original 'Robotech' series- in which he played 'Ben Dixon', 'Lunk', and 'Gruel'. Most recently he can be heard as 'Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo' on Cartoon Network, which he also helps write and direct. He also just completed the lead in two new original animated shows, 'Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles', which he also directed.

ELLYN STERN will also be a Guest of Honor at Anime South 2006. She started in anime with the original 'Robotech' series- in which she played several characters. Most recently she can be heard as 'Yu's Mom' on 'Noein' and 'Jack's Mom' in Mar. She voiced 'Haraway' in 'Ghost in the Shell 2-Innocence', as well as several roles in 'Samurai X', 'Mobile Suit Gundam-The Movie Trilogy', 'Bushido Blade 2', 'Lupin the 3rd', 'Patlabor 3', and 'Fighting Spirit', to name just a few.

They will be present along with voice actor Vic Mignogna, who has dubbed anime series such as "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Neon Genesis Evangelion", and "Dragonball Z".

We highly recommend staying at our host resort hotel, the Hilton Sandestin Beach , which has a specially discounted $99 per night convention rate (please use the code AMS). You can make reservations by calling 1-800-367-1271 or 1-850-267-9500 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. Come see why USA Today has ranked Destin as the most beautiful beach in the Unit! ed States for 5 years.

Registration is currently available online for $39.95 until October 21st that's a 20% savings off the price at the door.

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 lovely beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Anime South will be offering video rooms showing the latest anime from Japan, a costume contest, discussion panels, video game tournaments, an artists' alley, a dealers room with anime and manga related merchandise, an anime music video contest, anime speed dating, and Anime Got Talent.