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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Vendor Gwendolyn Cox

By Gwendolyn is an eclectic shop of fun handmade plushies and otaku accessories.  Gwendolyn Cox, owner and creative artist behind By Gwendolyn, is a stay-at-home mom who has been creating artwork and crafts all of her life.  She has attended several colleges while pursuing an art degree, yet it was on a visit to a large anime con in Dallas with her daughters when Gwen’s artistic creativity really sparked to life.  Come by and see the adorable characters and interesting pieces that will make your experience at Ama-Con an even more memorable one!

 

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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Vendor Otaku’s Emporium

Otaku's Emporium

Otaku – a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom.

“My main goal is to create a big anime community here in Amarillo, TX. A place where otakus, anime lovers, or new people can come hang out and interact with other people that share the same interest. I want to be the first anime shop here in Amarillo to create such a community. I’ve always enjoyed watching anime and collecting anime figures, and that’s what motivated me to open up an anime shop here in town.”

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Special Guest Johnny Yong Bosch

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Eeeep!!!  We’ve been sitting on this for so long and are beyond thrilled to share that this year’s special guest is none other than Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch!!  He’s pretty much a boss in the anime world with such iconic characters as Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Vash the Stampede (Trigun), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Genma Shiranui (Naruto), and Adam Park of the “Power Rangers” franchise.

 

Official Bio

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Troy in NFL Rush Zone and Guren in Tenkai Knights.

Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. He voices the main character Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and performed voiceover work in .hack//G.U. , Persona 4,  Disgaea 3Tales of SymphoniaTales of the Abyss, Eternal Sonata, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3 and Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic.

When Johnny is not voice acting, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band Eyeshine.

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