Date: 2023 June 03 15:59
Posted by Joe
Canadian anime fans looking for something fun to do in Montréal this August will be interested to hear about Otakuthon Anime Convention. Set to run from August 11th to 13th 2023 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
It'll host a wide variety of international guests including a selection of voice actors, music from Orchestre de Jeux Vidéo, along with rakugo from Cyril Coppini.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For the attention of culture and entertainment editors
Otakuthon Anime Convention unveils an impressive international guest lineup
MONTRÉAL - May 18th, 2023. Otakuthon is excited to announce the presence of its first guests for the 2023 convention, which is set to take place from August 11th to 13th, 2023 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
This year's North American guests lineup features accomplished voice actors with an impressive and diverse list of credits. Otakuthon is proud to welcome Keith Silverstein known for his voiceover work in Genshin Impact, Overwatch, Hunter x Hunter, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Attendees will also meet Joe Zieja, a well-known voice actor in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Just Cause 4, Star Fox Zero, The Battle Begins, and Fate/Apocrypha. He is also the author of the Epic Failure Trilogy, a whimsical military sci-fi series described as "Terry Pratchett in space." Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Khoi Dao, a voice actor who worked on famous projects such as Phantasy Star Online 2, Sword Art Online: Alicization, and Pokémon Masters, as well as Laura Stahl, a renowned voice actor who has lent her voice to various shows and video games, including Fire Emblem: Engage, The Promised Neverland, and Genshin Impact. She has also adapted scripts for popular anime such as Yashahime: Princess Half Demon, Fate Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia and Eden, among others.
The convention also offers an exciting music adventure, featuring the renowned Orchestre de Jeux Vidéo, a 50-piece musical ensemble that produces video game music concerts conducted by Jonathan Dagenais. The orchestra's exceptional instrumental composition creates an original orchestral experience that infuses video game soundtracks with new colours and textures. Otakuthon is also proud to present Shota Nakama , a Japanese music producer and arranger for Final Fantasy, God Eater, and Sonic Symphony. For fun and novel experiences, attendees can indulge themselves with rakugo performer Cyril Coppini, the phantom thief from the future, Alban Knox , as well as the psychic from the future with enigmatic powers, VTuber Uki Violeta.
The Otakuthon Cultural Society, which organizes the convention every year with the support of its many volunteer staff members, was awarded in 2018 a certificate of commendation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan for its contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Canada. Further details about the convention and registration can be found on the website.
Friday, August 11th, 2023 from 10 AM to 3 AM
Saturday, August 12th, 2023 from 10 AM to 3 AM
Sunday, August 13th, 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montreal (Quebec) Canada, H2Z 1H5