Minneapolis, MN - February 18, 2013 - The Minneapolis ComiCon, Meta Con, announced today that anime voice actors Chris Patton and Sonny Strait will be appearing at Meta Con 2013 at the end of August. The two will be coming together at Minneapolis's largest pop culture and comic con to sign autographs and participate in Q&A sessions throughout the weekend.
Chris Patton has been Voice Acting in Anime for thirteen years for ADV Films, FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, and Okratron 5000. Some of his more well-known roles are Sousuke Sagara in all the Full Metal Panic series, Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood, Asura in Soul Eater, Akuto Sai in Demon King Daimao, Keima in The World God Only Knows, Ikki in Air gear, Sho in Guyver, Fakir in Princess Tutu, Nishi in Gantz, and Turles in Dagonball Z: The Tree of Might.
Recently, he voiced lead roles in Inu X Boku SS and Phi Brain: Puzzle of God. Other Anime credits include: Hajime in Ghost Stories, Ayato in RahXephon, Daley Wong in Bubblegum Crisis 2040, Ranmaru in The Wallflower, Eiji in Gravion and Gravion Zwei, Haruka in Tactics, Graham Spector in Baccano, Komyo Sanzo in Saiyuki, Gintoki in the Gintama movie, Hiroki in The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and tons and tons more!
Chris is also an Audiobook Narrator with over fifty tiles to his name, and he voices commercials, elearning modules, corporate narrations, museum tours, on-hold messages, and just about anywhere and for anything that needs a voice! On stage, Chris has played Mark in RENT, Montague in Romeo and Juliet, Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar, Frank N Furter AND Riff Raff in the stage version of The Rocky Horror Show, among many others. Chris is a music freak, a horror film nerd, a roller coaster guru, and a huge fan of Sharon Needles, Freddie Mercury, and Aleister Crowley.
This marks his 80th (or so) convention appearance, and his first time at MetaCon!
Sonny Strait is an extremely prolific voice actor, best known for roles as Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Krillin in Dragon Ball Z, and Lupin III in, well, Lupin III. Sonny is also known as an illustrator for one of the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Sonny Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts. Besides Krillin, Hughes, and Lupin, Sonny has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp from One Piece and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami Tom. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed and Lupin the Third.
Meta Con is a Minneapolis Comic Con that features hundreds of special events, concerts, cosplay contests, autograph signings, and video game tournaments. The weekend features numerous superstar guests such as already announced Billy West (Futurama) and Olivia Olson (Adventure Time), in addition to musical performances by YTCracker, Doctor Awkward, Sand team Powered Giraffe. The guest list can be found at http://metaconvention.com/guests
Thousands of people are expected to attend every day at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis from August 30 to September 1st, 2013. Registration for the convention can be found online at http://metaconvention.com/register