Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sac-Anime August 2009 Preview: Guests of Honor and Bands In-Depth

This is part three of a preview of what will be offered at the summer edition of Sac-Anime.

Tuesday: Console Gaming Room
Wednesday: Cosplay
Thursday (Today): Guests of Honor and Bands In-Depth
Friday: Final Pre-Impressions and Last Minute Tips

Today we will look at the various Guests of Honor and bands that will be making their appearance this weekend.

First, the Guests of Honor.
Unlike past cons, this list seems a bit more fresh in terms of non-repeat visits. The only major voice actor that is return is Liam O'Brien. Everyone else - Karen Dyer, Alyson Court, Paul Mercier, and Roger Craig Smith - are all first-timers. Did I mention that all of these people have connections to Resident Evil 5? Liam directed, everyone else I just listed had a voice. (And yes, there will be a Resident Evil panel on Sunday at 2PM in the Panel Room.) In addition to RE5, all of these voice actors have an extensive background in both anime and video games. Examples: Eureka seveN, Code Geass, Naruto, Devil May Cry 4, X-Men: The Animated Series, just to name a few.

There are also non-voice actor Guests of Honor, including Brandon McKinney, Katie Blair & Jodon Bellofatto, Che Gilson, and August Ragone. They represent a variety of subjects from cosplay to manga to the anime industry to...giant robots and monsters.

And now, the bands.
Akai SKY make another trip to Sac-Anime, joined by Buranden and Tanuki Suit Riot, both first-timers to Sac-Anime. They will be performing Saturday at 3PM at The Grove, an outside stage at the Radisson hotel. Also performing are the Random DJs featuring DJ Hellsing. They will be spinning the turntables at 10PM in the Panel Room.

I love the list of guests of honor that will be attending Sac-Anime this year. The bands list look stacked too, and I welcome Akai SKY's return.

The Final Part Up Next: Final Pre-Impressions and Last Minute Tips

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