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Castle Point Anime Convention 2010

April 11, 2010
Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ

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About Castle Point Anime Convention 2010

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Castle Point Anime Convention is created and organized by the members of the Stevens Anime Club and will be held on April 11, 2010 on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Castle Point Anime Convention is just minutes away from New York City and is easily accessible by PATH, NJ Transit, ferry, and bus. Castle Point Anime Convention aims to promote anime, manga, and Japanese culture as well as providing a fun experience for attendees.<br /> <br /> In the past, comedian Uncle Yo, composer Andy Brick, and musicians PEELANDER-Z, Nullsleep, and BitShifter have all made an appearance at CPAC. Last year, CPAC welcomed voice actor Bill Rogers and television producer/director Dekker Dreyer as special guests. As well, famous nerdcore hip-hop artist MC Frontalot and 8-bit artists Bit Shifter and Bubblyfish performed for the attendants at the end of the night. The convention drew a crowd of over 1000 people last year from the New Jersey/New York area.<br /> <br /> Castle Point Anime Convention http://www.castlepointanime.com Sunday, April 11, 2010 Stevens Institute of Technology 1 Castle Point on Hudson Hoboken, NJ, 07030
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Guests of Honor
Michele Knotz

A native of the Jersey Shore, Michele Knotz has always had a passion for acting. She was cast in her first animated voice-acting role as Hajime Yagi in "The World of Narue" in 2003. Since then she has also voiced Takako Kawashima in "Shootfighter Tekken," Matsumoto and various additional characters in "To Heart," and Razali, Cindy, Greta, and The Fairy in "The Third." In 2006, Michele landed the lead roles, Jessie, May, Misty and Nurse Joy for the Pokemon 10th Anniversary Special, "The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon," and continued to voice these characters throughout Season 9 of "Pokemon, the Battle Frontier." She has also voiced the characters May, Jessie, and Manaphy for the Pokemon Movie 9, "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea." She voiced Chikorita in the Pokemon Special, "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate." Along with human-speaking characters, she has voiced various Pokemon in the series such as Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Chimecho, Beautifly, Masquerain, Dustox, Cacnea, Seedot and many others. You can catch Michele as May, Jessie, Misty and Nurse Joy at http://www.pokemonlearningleague.com/; an interactive web site dedicated to educating children in Math, Science and Language Arts. In Seasons 10 and 11 of "Pokemon, Diamond and Pearl," she returned as Jessie and Nurse Joy as well as the Pokedex, Piplup, and many other Pokemon characters. Michele voiced the Pokemon Trainer, Squirtle and various other Pokemon for the Nintendo Wii video game: "Super Smash Bros. Brawl." She has also voiced Ogiue Chika in the "Genshiken" OVA's and Koyuki Asagiri in "Kujibiki Unbalance." Michele is extremely excited and happy to be a guest at Castle Point Anime Convention this year and can't wait to meet all the fans throughout the weekend!

Bill Rogers

Since his debut in Assemble Insert back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you've watched KO Beast, His and Her Circumstances, Joe vs. Joe, Madara, To Heart, Gokudo, or Comic Party you've probably heard his voice. But he is best known for his work in Gravitation (Touma Seguch), Boogiepop Phantom (Yamamoto), Genshiken (Tanaka Souichiro), Shingu (Kanata Mouken) and more recently in The Third (Kevin). He can also be heard on Saturday mornings as the voice of Brock in Pokemon, (as well as various creatures that appear in that show).

Outside of the anime field, Bill has worked on the children's show Tarchin and Friends, and the series of Universal Safety Squad educational films.

In the world of video games, Bill has lent his voice to the X-Box game Bullet Witch as well as supplying the voices for Red, Yellow and other fun characters in m&m's Adventure and m&m's Kart Racing for the Wii console. He has also voiced various Pokemon including Bonsly, Weavile and the legendary Lucario in the Wii smash hit Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Uncle Yo

An emerging act in the worlds of conventions, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer writes material for otaku, video gamers, role players, Trekkies, Jedi, and comic book fanboys (and girls, we're not picky.) Armed with only his giant D20 and his patented "manga-moticons," Uncle Yo promises to make you laugh so hard your chibi will feel it. From Project A-Ko to Xenogears , this guy has something for everyone. He has MCed the Cosplay Masquerade for the first New York Anime Fest, and has premiered all across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Javits Center of NYC.

Michael Perreca

Michael Perreca is the proud voice actor of Sasahara in "Genshiken" and "Genshiken 2." He has also provided various voices for the anime series "Comic Party" (Teacher), "Gokudo" and "Gravitation." In other walks of life, he is a longtime theater director and actor, working Off Broadway and around the country. He has served as the musical theatre performance director and instructor at the Lee Strasberg Institute/NYU.
Events
  • Anime Industry Panels
  • Anime Music Videos
  • Anime Screenings
  • Artist Alley
  • Board Games
  • Collectable Card Games
  • Cosplay Events With Prizes
  • Cosplay Events Without Prizes
  • Dance
  • Dealer Room
  • Fan Panels
  • General Cosplay All Over
  • Guest Panels
  • Hall Cosplay Contest
  • Karaoke
  • Manga Library
  • Role Playing Games
  • Video Gaming
  • Workshops
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