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May 22, 2008

News for Anime Festival Orlando 2008:

Anime Festival Orlando 9 announces Aaron Dismuke

Orlando, FL (May 21, 2008) - Anime Festival Orlando 9 is very excited to announce an additional guest for this year's event. AFO already had a dramatic guest list confirmed for the show whose talent has an extraordinary impact on the anime community. Recently, though, they were able to add another amazing guest to their line-up. AFO is proud to welcome back Aaron Dismuke. Aaron is beloved for his performance as the English voiceactor for Alphonse Elric in "Fullmetal Alchemist." Life after "Fullmetal" brought Aaron such roles as Ion Fortuna in "Trinity Blood," Leon Elliott in "Black Cat," Young Ginko in "Mushishi" and most recently Young Zoro in the One Piece: Unlimited Adventure video game.

Already confirmed guests for AFO9 are Travis Willingham (Roy Mustang, "Fullmetal Alchemist, " Ginko, "Mushishi") Christopher Patton (Sousuke Sagara, "Full Metal Panic"), Doug Smith (Kintaro, "GoldenBoy", Graphic Artist), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Riza Hawkeye in "Fullmetal Alchemist," Éclair in "Kiddy Grade"), Monica Rial (Sakura, "Tsubasa Chronicle," Lumiere in "Kiddy Grade"), Richard Epcar (Batou, "Ghost in the Shell"), Ellyn Stern (Masaki Kurosaki, "Bleach"), Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver the "Green Ranger," "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers") and Stephanie Yanez (Pop Singer).

Not only will all guests be available for photos and autographs throughout the weekend, attendees should be on the lookout for them in featured panels and events. Each year AFO provides an intimate convention going experience for its attendees. This year is no exception with the return of featured Thursday night events exclusive to those Pre-Registered Attendees checking into the Wyndham Orlando Resort on Thursday, August 14, 2008 or earlier.

About Anime Festival Orlando
AFO is a multi-day celebration of all things related to Japanese animation and pop culture held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort August 15, 16 and 17, 2008. Ticket prices are only $45.00 for an adult 3-day membership badge, $20.00 for a Friday or Sunday Only wristband and $25.00 for a Saturday Only wristband. Growing in attendance nearly 20% each year since its inception in 2000, Anime Festival Orlando has earned the title of "Florida's Favorite Anime Convention" as well as being voted one of the "Top 10 Things To Do In Orlando" by DK Publishing's Travel Guide.
This year, Anime Festival Orlando's staff has crafted an original story/game called "Swords of Orlandia" and will feature an interactive RPG story for our attendees to voluntarily participate in; in addition to the traditional fare offered at anime conventions.
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