Saturday, August 24, 2013

Matsuricon Welcomes the Flame Alchemist, Travis Willingham

Columbus, OH (July 19th, 2013): Matsuricon is proud to announce that the Flame Alchemist himself, Travis Willingham, is coming to Matsuricon!

Travis Willingham is known for his many popular roles in anime, video games, and original animation projects. You can now hear Travis as Thor in

Marvel's hit original series' Ultimate Spider-Man, the Hulk and Human Torch in The Super Hero Squad Show, and Avengers Assemble, now

airing on Disney XD. Disney fans can also hear him as King Roland II in Disney Jr's new series, Sofia the First. The world of anime is where he got

his start, most notably as Colonel Roy Mustang in the Fullmetal Alchemist series'. Other credits include Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, ,

Mushi-Shi, Ouran Host Club, One Piece, as well as Marvel's X- Men & Iron Man anime, among many others. A devoted gamer himself, he's excited

to appear in the PS4 launch titles, InFamous: Second Son, and Knack. Other credits include Deadpool, Aliens: Colonial Marines, HALO 4, Metal

Gear Rising: Revengeance Lego: Batman 2, Skylanders: Giants, Modern Warfare 3 , Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops I & II, Star Wars: The Old

Republic, Transformers: Dark of the Moon/War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron, Catherine, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Street Fighter 4. His film work

includes Secondhand Lions, Ray, Friday Night Lights, Prison A- Go-Go, The Guardian, and A Perfect Getaway. He has also worked on CBS' Cold

Case, FX's Nip/Tuck, Fox's Prison Break, and ABC's Private Practice.

Matsuricon is also host to fellow voice actors Chuck Huber, David Vincent, J. Michael Tatum, Lauren Landa, Lisle Wilkerson, Micah Solusod, Ayu

Sakata, Scott Freeman, Kyle Hebert, along with musical guests Professor Shyguy and My Parents Favorite Music, webcomic artists Joe Kovell and

Alex Kolesar, VP of Marketing for Kevin McKeever, and local comedians Josh Griffin and Ty JERO, the Budget Cuts. Matsuricon 2013

will be held August 23 - 25, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

More information, including how to pre-register and our hotel rates can be found at

About Matsuricon: Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as "anime"), manga

(Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of

fandom from both genres. We are considered a "family friendly" event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase

certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter

these events. Because of our "family friendly" image, our mascots are a "traditional" Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a

daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of Japanese Pop-Culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural


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