Press Releases

August 29, 2007

News for Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007:

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007 announces Noboru Ishiguro as guest of honor

Anime Weekend Atlanta is proud to announce Noboru Ishiguro as a guest for 2007. Directly involved with the anime industry for over 32 years, Ishiguro Noboru is now currently the President of his own animation studio in Japan, Artland. Ishiguro has been directly involved in the production and direction of many well known anime series, including NEW ATOM BOY, SPACE CRUISER YAMATO, LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES and SUPER DIMENSIONAL FORTRESS MACROSS. Having a large amount of experience in the anime industry, Ishiguro had a great deal of insight into the state of anime today.

Additionally AWA has the following guests in attendance: Actors: Greg Ayres, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Lauren Goodnight, Mike McFarland, Vic Mignogna, Chris Patton, Monica Rial, Amy Howard Wilson, Artists: Robert & Emily DeJesus, Rikki & Tavisha Simons, Cosplayer "Barb Staples" (aka limebarb), Industry Guests: Carl Horn, Neil Nadelman, David Williams, Musicians: Peelander-Z, The Captains & The Emeralds.

Anime Weekend Atlanta will be held September 21-23, 2007 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information please visit

Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) has promoted the anime and manga medium by having guests who have worked in the industry from the 1960's to present, appearances by some of the major companies who produce anime and manga in the United States, and promoting various events throughout the convention.