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Meet AMA-CON 2017 Special Guest Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod has carved a career in show business that runs the gamut.  Born and raised in New York City, he did commercials and theater as a child and teen, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-garde Theater scene in a show called “Little Trips”, then Off-Broadway in a play called “The Destroyers”.  Axelrod left acting for the world of music.  He spent eight years as a working rock musician playing electric bass and singing in folk, rock, and soul bands.  Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting, a decision he never regrets.

Since then, Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over thirty feature films including four with Charles Bronson, the Sci-Fi hit remake “The Blob” with Kevin Dillon and  many others.  Television appearances include guest star roles on “Amazing Stories”, “Star Trek Voyager”, “Tim And Eric’s Awesome Show”, and “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video “Stranger in Moscow”, and is in the soon-to-be-released horror dark comedy, “The Revenant”.

Mr. Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist.  He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”.  The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around.  He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on “Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on “Spiderman”, Rico on “Robotech”,  and has voiced countless Anime features including “Akira”, “The Big O”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Brain Scratch”, et al.  As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country.  He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment’s “Wowser” series (as Ratso Catso), “Journey To The Heart of the World” (as Scarface), “Hallo Spencer” (as Elmer), and more.  He just finished narrating the mockumentary “Safety First: The Rise of Women and voicing four Anime series, “Gaiking”, “Danguard Ace”, “Captain Horlock”, “The Adventures of Nadja”, and “Fist of the North Star”.

AMA-CON 2016 Viewing Room Schedule

And here’s the Viewing Room Schedule!

Saturday, July 23 – Hosted by Funimation!
11:30 Fruits Basket showing in Viewing Room (Heritage)
1 PM Cowboy Bebop in Viewing Room (Heritage)
2:30 Romeo x Juliet in Viewing Room (Heritage)
4 PM Black Cat in Viewing Room (Heritage)
5:30 Noragami in Viewing Room (Heritage)

Sunday, July 24 –Hosted by Panhandle PBS
12:30 Thank You for Playing in Viewing Room (Heritage)
2 PM Odd Squad showing in Viewing Room (Heritage)
3 PM Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity in the Viewing Room (Heritage)
4:00 Sci Girls in Viewing Room (Heritage)

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Vendor Black Dog Enterprises

Black Dog Enterprises

Black Dog Enterprises is a 20+ year anime business, located in Lubbock for over 13 years.
We carry a good selection of anime products, board games, video games, rpgs, & card games.
We’ve recently started carrying My Little Pony merchandise! I will special order and answer questions if possible.

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Special Guest Sonny Strait

sonny strait

Sonny Strait is a voiceover actor with a wide resume, including such memorable characters as Krillin in Dragon Ball Z, Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s Toonami Tom.

Mr. Strait is also a professional comic book artist, working as a colorist on Dark Horse’s Elfquest series and his own web comic called We Shadows. We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play, and Anime Insider.

In addition, he has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.

Please join us in welcoming AMA-Con 2015 Special Guest Sonny Strait! For more information, please visit: http://sonnystrait.com/