Press Releases

June 30, 2008

News for Mizu Con 2008:

Mizu Con announces first annual event in Miami and confirmed guests

June 30,2008- December 27-29,2008 will see the debut of Mizu Con, a brand new anime convention at the Hyatt Regency Miami in beautiful Miami, FL where attendees can forget about the holiday blues and enjoy celebrating their anime pastime.

For our inaugural event, confirmed guests include voice actress Brina Palencia, artist-turned voice actor Doug Smith (Golden Boy), and ADR Director / DVD Producer David Williams representing ADV Films.

Brina Palencia is a voice actress for Funimation in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Noted as the voice of Eve from Black Cat, Brina has also starred in Full Metal Alchemist, Speed Grapher, Gunslinger Girl and Georgie in Crayon Shin Chan. Among her many talents she has appeared as the ADR director for Moon Phase, School Rumble and xxxHOLiC as well as singing the ending credits for Shin Chan.

Doug Smith is a Texas-based artist-turned-voice actor who has been performing titles at ADV Films for several years. In addition to his well-known portrayal of Kintaro Oe in Golden Boy, Smith can be heard as Doria and Pasta in Steam Detectives, the title character in Dragon Knight, Roger in Plastic Little, Kijima in Blue Seed, and as various characters in series such as Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Sorcerer Hunters, Those Who Hunt Elves and more.

David Williams is currently an ADR Director for ADV Films as well as their DVD Producer, voice on the Internet and keeper of the Suck Bunny (in name only because the Bunny has a will of his own). Shows he has directed include, Angelic Layer, Pretear, Najica, the original Nuku Nuku OVAs, Dirty Pair, Devil Hunter Yohko and many others. He's often invited to anime conventions where he can be seen wandering the con with his "What would you do for a DVD badge" giving out DVDs to clever and amusing otaku.

In addition to our illustrious guests we will have Costuming Contests, Informative Panels, Gaming Rooms, Artist Alleys, Video Rooms showing the latest works from Japan, and late night programming including a rave!!!

Convention pre registration and Hotel registraion are now open! We hope to see you there.

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