Baltimore, MD (June 4, 2010) – Voice actor Jerry Jewell will be a guest at Otakon 2010. This will be his first appearance at Otakon. Anime fans will recognize him from his dynamic resume.
Jerry Jewell can be heard as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Taira Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, Barry the Chopper in Full Metal Alchemist, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zellman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Tony Frost in Blue Gender, Suzaku in Yu Yu Hakusho, Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, Vino/Claire Stanfield in Baccano, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha.
His voice can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, Black Cat, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its seventeenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city-wide events, drawing over 25,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 70,000 “turnstile” attendees). Otakon is a membership-based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.