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September 24, 2008

News for Tora-Con 2009:

RIT Anime Club announces Tora-Con 2009 registration prices and first guests

ROCHESTER, NY - September 18, 2008 - The RIT Anime Club is very excited to announce registration prices for Tora-Con 2009, as well as our first guests: Vic Mignona and Colleen Clinkenbeard!

Vic is a professional music composer/producer and veteran actor mostwell known as the voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Most recently he's in the role of Tamaki in Ouran Highschool Host Club, and is also currently playing roles that include Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Ikkaku in Bleach, and Yukito in Air, and is also working on shows like Wallflower, Kenichi & Shuffle. Vic is also known for such roles as Dark in DNAngel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, Yukito in Air and many others. Vic hasvoiced characters in more than 100 shows and video games like Disgaea, Soul Calibur, Persona III and more.

Colleen Clinkenbeard is a voice actor/ADR director/ADR scriptwriter/ Line Producer for FUNimation Productions. Her voice acting credits include: Fullmetal Alchemist (Rose Thomas and Riza Hawkeye), One Piece (Luffy in the new FUNimation dub), Shin Chan (Himawari and Maso), Trinity Blood (Sister Esther), xxxHolic (Yuko), Solty Rei (Rose), Witchblade (Reina), Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (Yuko), Kiddy Grade (Éclair), Case Closed (Rachel Moore), Burst Angel (Maria), Samurai 7 (Kirara), Kodocha (Mama), Negima (Sakurako, Shizuna), Origin (Jessica), Rumbling Hearts (Mitsuki), Basilisk (Hotorubi), School Rumble (Anegasaki), Lupin III: Dead or Alive (Oleander), Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (Mary), and Diamond Daydreams and Ghost Train for ADV Films. She has also been featured in the video games: Aeon Flux, Ghostbusters, Spike Out, Battle Zone, Blood Rayne II, Stuntman, Guitar Hero III, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist II, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. Colleen’s ADR Directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Kiddy Grade, Kodocha, Negima, Moon Phase, Sakura Teisen: Ecole de Paris, Case Closed, and Aquarion.

Pre-registration will be $15, while at-the-door price will be $20. RIT Anime Club Members get $5 off each price, depending on which they choose to pay!

ABOUT TORA-CON: Tora-Con was created by the Rochester Institute of Technology Anime Club to provide family friendly anime and manga related entertainment to the Rochester area and beyond. The convention is planned and prepared by a dedicated Anime Club E-Board made up of RIT students.

ABOUT RIT ANIME CLUB: Founded in the early 1990s, the RIT Anime Club is one of the largest anime clubs in the country with over 150 active members. The purpose of the RIT Anime Club is to enrich the academic environment by stimulating the growth and appreciation of Anime as an art form as well as the awareness and understanding of Japanese Culture. The RIT Anime Club is a not-for-profit organization.

Tora-Con 2009
Date: April 25, 2009
Rate: pre-registration $15, at-door price $20