Bang Zoom! Voice Acting 101 Classes at AX2008

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® & BANG ZOOM!® ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT VOICE ACTING 101 CLASSES Learn to Voice Act at Anime Expo® 2008 with Bang Zoom! Entertainment


Los Angeles, California (June 11, 2008)



‹This year, Anime Expo® has teamed with Bang Zoom!® Entertainment to offer free voice acting workshops at Anime Expo® 2008. In celebration of Bang Zoom!® Entertainment¹s new DVD release of ADVENTURES IN VOICE ACTING-Volume One; there are scheduled one hour free classes that will give participants a taste of voice acting with insiders¹ tips, general discussions and chances to dub with a professional audio engineer. Anime Expo® 2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website <

> .Participants will gain insights into practical dubbing techniques; be able to interact with accomplished figures in the industry and have the opportunity to ask questions within an intimate setting. Several attendees who register early may even be able to perform live! The workshops will be held throughout all four days of the convention with limited spaces available for attendees. To pre-register and obtain more information, please go to Bang Zoom!® Entertainment¹s Exhibit Hall booth (#811) at this year¹s Anime Expo® 2008.

The Adventures in Voice Acting DVD, exclusively available for purchase at the Bang Zoom® booth, is the perfect companion for aspiring voice actors who are interested in these workshops. The Adventures in Voice Acting DVD is an episodic view into the world of voice artistry. Aspiring voice actors and enthusiasts interested in voice acting get advice and perspective from pros such as Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants), Michelle Rodriguez (Lost),

Lance Henricksen (Aliens), Wendee Lee, Steve Blum and many more. Never

before documented, professional voice artists share personal stories, struggles, successes and practical tips on what it takes to make it in this competitive business.

The full list of official Anime Expo® 2008 Guests of Honor include up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki, the new Japanese ³It-Girl² Shokotan and the legendary character designer Takada Akemi.


Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at <

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Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).


Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at <

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This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.

Platinum Sponsor is Imagi Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.


About Anime Expo®

Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (


About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website ( <> ).

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