FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE RETURNS FOR YEAR FOUR THIS WEEKEND IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
The annual celebration of anime, cosplay, and Japanese pop culture brings unique guests and events to local fans.
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 20, 2014) Started in 2011, Florida Anime Experience (www.Florida-Anime.com) is a three day “comic con” style convention with a specific focus on Japanese culture and entertainment. The event boasts unique celebrity and industry guests plus hours of entertainment for fans of anime, cosplay, manga, video games, and more. This is the event’s fourth year in Central Florida. The event takes place May 23-25, 2014 at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center located at 6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. Programming begins each day at 11:00 AM.
Ticket prices are $20 for Friday or Sunday, $25 for Saturday, or $45 for all three days. In addition, you can purchase tickets to our authentic Akihabara style maid cafe, Maid Cafe Latte (www.MaidCafeLatte.com) for $13. Each cafe admission includes a small snack, a boba tea drink, and games for all ages. Please note that you must have a paid admission to Florida Anime Experience in order to purchase a pass to Maid Cafe Latte. Children under 3 years old get in for free.
The weekend boasts an impressive guest lineup including Ian Sinclair, the voice of the title character from Adult Swim’s Space Dandy cartoon. Joining him is Melissa Fahn in her first ever Central Florida appearance. Melissa’s voice can be linked to such iconic characters as Ed in Cowboy Bebop and Gaz in the Nickelodeon cartoon Invader ZIM. She was also the understudy for Kristin Chenowith for the role of Glinda on the initial Broadway run of Wicked.
Entertainment at the convention includes an anime viewing room, manga library, Japanese video game room, fan and industry panels, Japanese culture panels, costume contests, dance parties, and much more. A complete schedule is available online at www.FloridaAnime.com/schedule.
Florida Anime Experience 2014 has attracted a number of local and national sponsors including Cool Stuff Games, ACME Superstore, AnimEigo, Aniplex USA, Anime Orlando, Crunchyroll, Discotek Media, Epic Cosplay, Florida Superconventions, FUNimation, Guidebook, NIS America, the Sanford Homebrew Shop, RightStuf, and Whirly Dome.
Based on previous years, the event is expected to attract approximately 2,000 attendees from the Orlando area.
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. is an event planning company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment for pop culture conventions. Based in Orlando, Florida, the group (as Wasabi Anime®) has made appearances at some of the largest conventions in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon Con, Florida Supercon, and Gen Con. Independently, Green Mustard Entertainment has designed a number of its own pop culture celebrations including PinUpalooza (a pin-up themed conference), InvaderCON (the Invader ZIM fan convention), and WasabiCon (a multi-day event promoting “all things geek”).