Anime Banzai 2017

YAY Bookmark Contest WINNERS!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the YAY Bookmark Contest! The winners are:

    1st Place – Heidi Roberts
    2nd Place – Shawna Kurtz
    3rd Place – Nerdy Quicksand

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

The Anime Banzai Convention would like to welcome Michaela Laws, Jamie McGonnigal, and Alejandro Saab!!


Michaela Laws is a Chicago-based game developer, voice actor, singer, and gamer. She was behind the creation of several games on Steam, part of the in-development game “Yandere Simulator”, the YouTube Minecraft series “MyStreet”, and many others. She is excited to attend the Anime Banzai Convention and enjoy the weekend in awesome company. For more information, click here.


Jamie McGonnigal has been a voice actor for nearly 20 years and is best known for his roles as Ash’s rivals Barry and Trip on Pokemon. He’s also been heard on Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and 5DS, One Piece, Magic Users Club, Chaotic, Weiss Kreus/Knight Hunters, and many more; games including Shadow Hearts from the New World and Viva Pinata; and on platforms such as Cartoon Network, Fox Kids, Disney XD, XBox, and more. Jamie is also an LGBTQ advocate with his husband Sean and dog Eli. For more information, click here and here.


Alejandro Saab is a voice actor and YouTube influencer with over 350,000 subscribers. But his true passion is acting! He has found much success in voice acting, having been cast in many projects such as The Royal Tutor, RWBY, My Hero Academia, and more!

Medical Team Needs YOU!!

The Medical Team is looking for volunteers to keep the Anime Banzai Convention safe and healthy! If you’re currently CPR certified and want to help out, sign up here!

Security Team Needs YOU!!

The Security Team is looking for volunteers to keep the Anime Banzai Convention safe and secure! If you’d like to help out, you can sign up here.

Facebook Points Game Free Pass Winners

We’d like to announce and congratulate the three winners of Linda’s Facebook Points Game Free Pass winners!

Kimmy Helt, Ashley Jones, and Lesly Pineda

Winner - Kimmy Helt


Winner - Ashlee Jones


Winner - Lesly Pineda

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS – Warky, Daman Mills, Sean Chiplock

Utah Anime Promotions and the Anime Banzai Convention would like to welcome the following Guests:

Guest - Daman MillsVoice Actor Daman Mills is potentially best known as the voice of Jyugo in FUNimation’s English dub NANBAKA. He’s also voiced for Pokemon‘s Team Flare, Yuri!!! on Ice‘s Yakov Feltsman, The Saga of Tanya the Evil‘s Lt. Weiss, and more. Besides voicing for anime dubs, Daman also records for video games, commercials, promos, and telephone promts. He enjoys a healthy overdose of coffee, being fabulously fashionable, blanket forts, and binge-watching Netflix. He is very thrilled to voice Tanaka in One Piece Film: Gold.

For more information check out his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.

 

 


Guest - Sean ChiplockVoice Actor Sean Chiplock is known for his voice in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Revali, Teba, and the Great Deku Tree), DanganRonpa (Kiyotaka Ishimaru), GameStop’s “Voice of God”, and many more. Besides voice acting, Sean is the #1 MegaMan player in Smash Bros. on the west coast and #3 in the USA.

For more information check out his LinkedIn profile, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

 

 

 

 

 


Guest - Warkyand … Warky, who does everything! He’s an award-winning singer, lyricist, composer, letterer, editor, and voice actor. He has just come from Hulu’s series “Chance” and CBS’s “User Friendly”. Some of his favorite parts include narrating “The Souls of the Saintlands” book series by Tonya Adolfson, Bali in “HunkiePop”, Lady Woo in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”, a homeless man in “Ant-Man”, and many more. He is a singer and songwriter in the parody Mormon band “They Might Be Elders”. He letters for Yaoi Press’s web series “The Yaoikuza”. He has read many audiobooks including “Zolabirth Bi”, “The Yaoikuza”, “Trapped Wizard”, and more.

For more information, check out his IMDB Page.

AMV Contest is now OPEN FOR ENTRIES!!!!!

Are you looking to share your skills in the 2017 AMV Contest?

Now’s the time to submit your talented videos!

Please make sure to read the rules before submitting. Then, fill out the form and submit.

Easy peasy! We can’t wait to see everything you have to show. It will be the best year yet!

Crystal Mountain Pony Con

CMPC

Join the Anime Banzai Convention staff at the Crystal Mountain Pony Con! Bring all of your family and friends, and help them celebrate their 5th year as Utah’s premiere, all-ages pony convention!

Held at the Davis Conference Center (same place as the Anime Banzai Convention!) on Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th, CMPC will feature:

  • guests and autographs
  • dances and raves
  • panels
  • a vendor hall and an auction
  • shows for viewing (including the new episode of My Little Pony!)

Visit their website here. Buy tickets here. See their guests here. To volunteer, host a panel, get a press badge, or sign up for the cosplay contest, go here. See their schedule here.

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT – Cosplay Contest Judge Diana Tolin

Diana has been cosplaying for over 20 years. She has won awards all over the US and recently traveled to Japan to represent America as Team USA 2016 at World Cosplay Summit. Her costume company, dialC, has created custom costumes for the Real Escape Room Game ‘Defenders of the Triforce’ which is currently traveling in the USA and Canada.

Diana has helped spearhead several American Cosplay Paradise events and proudly organized the World Cosplay Summit Team USA Retrospective at Anime Impulse 2017. She especially enjoys spending time interacting with and supporting cosplayers by sharing her experiences and knowledge of cosplay at home and abroad. She has judging experience with Anime Expo, San Diego Comic Con, and World Cosplay Summit (to name a few) and can’t wait to visit Anime Banzai!

Guest - Diana 2 Guest - Diana 3

Events Team Needs YOU!!

This year, the Anime Banzai Convention will be having entertainment in the courtyard at the convention. If you are interested in performing or if you have a group that would like to perform, fill out this application and we will get back to you. Thanks in advance!

Caramel - Group

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