Denver’s premiere anime convention celebrates 13th anniversary
DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 22, 2009 — Nan Desu Kan (NDK), Denver’s premier anime convention, will return Sept. 11-13 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.
For thirteen years NDK has celebrated Japanese animation, music and culture. This year, NDK continues its tradition of bringing acclaimed guests directly to the fans, welcoming voice actors Aaron Dismuke (Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood), Todd Haberkorn (Claymore, Suzuka), Michael McConnohie (Disgaea, Transformers, World of Warcraft), Melodee Spevack (Digimon, Ergo Proxy, Star Trek: Enterprise), and Cristina Vee (Izo, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Rozen Maiden).
Returning guests include industry veterans Robert and Emily DeJeasus (Studio Capsule), as well as Jason and Heather Martin (ArtPlayMix.com). Also reappearing are voice actors Wendy Powell (Case Closed, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece) and Chris Patton (D Gray Man, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece). In addition, The Robotech Convention Tour returns with Tommy Yune and Steve Yun.
“We’re an open door between cultures, for both long-time fans and newcomers to the world of anime,” says Jeremy Pieta, NDK President.
Since 2000, NDK has sponsored a charity auction with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to a select organization. All proceeds from this year’s auction will go to Child’s Play, a Seattle based, gamer-run organization which has raised more than $5 million in toys and cash for hospitals around the world. NDK’s donations will be used locally for patients at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colo.
Previous worthy recipients has included the Japan America Society of Colorado, American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association. More than $25,000 has been donated over the past four years.
ABOUT NAN DESU KAN: Nan Desu Kan (NDK), the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region, provides a diverse mix of numerous cultural panels, musical guests,games, dances, workshops, art showings and auctions, as well as around-the-clock screenings of the best new and classic anime. It will be held Sept. 11-13 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, CO 80237. Tickets are available at the door for a full weekend pass at $50. Nan Desu Kan is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association.The latest news and programming information can be found at www.ndkdenver.org.