Article by PatrickD    (01-25-11 06:06 PM)
Troy, MI, January 6, 2011 - Godaikocon is proud to announce our first round of guests for our convention on August 12 - 14, 2011 at the MET Hotel Troy, in Troy, MI. For Godaikocon 2011, Greg Ayres, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Eyeshine will be joining our show as Guests of Honor.

Greg Ayres
Greg Ayres is an infamous fanboy turned voice actor who seems to rock in anything he does. With a little over six years on the scene, Greg has landed numerous roles as a voice actor while maintaining an active DJing career as well. He can be heard as the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Koyuki, singing with the band in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. Greg also voiced Abe in Big Windup, and Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host club. Other recent works include Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, JR. in Xenosaga, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Nowy in Glass Fleet, and Yukinojoh Tohyama in The Wallflower.

In his first two years in the business, Greg landed the roles of Son Goku in Saiyuki and Kaworu Nagisa in the Director's Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Other roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, Tsuyoshi in Kodocha, Leo in Ghost Stories , Tsujido in Speed Grapher, and Gau Ban in Shadow Skill.

Additional Voices:
Area 88, Full Metal Alchemist, Case Closed, Oh Super Milk Chan, Nurse Witch Komugi Chan, Aura Battler Dunbine, Panyo Panyo DiGi Charat, and Azumanga Daiho

Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch is a popular actor, voice actor, martial artist, and musician. Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun. Johnny is also known as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and Nero in Devil May Cry 4.

Johnny has worked on more than 60 animes and numerous other shows and movies as well. He is skilled in Shaolin Kung Fu and is a two time American Anime Award nominee.

Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch, Maurice Salmin, Eddie Colmenares and Tori Dozier. They are currently one of the most promising unsigned bands coming out of California playing shows all over the United States.

The origins of Eyeshine date back almost a decade when Bosch and Maurice Salmin began playing together in a church band. Eventually deciding to take a shot at writing and performing their own music, the band went through many incarnations before deciding on the name Eyeshine. Their full length debut album Red Stripes/White Lights was released in early spring of 2008. My Paper Kingdom was released on June 5, 2009. In addition to My Paper Kingdom, Eyeshine will be releasing an all acoustic album entitled Afterglow and recently released Tone of Echoes in late 2010.

Bosch got the name "Eyeshine" from an episode of the Crocodile Hunter. Steve Irwin was rescuing crocodiles in the darkness and kept repeating that he could spot them by their 'eyeshine' from his lantern.

About Godaikocon
Godaikocon is a "fans first" anime festival. Located in Southeast Michigan, we were formerly known as Anime Detroit. Our convention is fan directed, listening intently to our anime community, and taking our cues from our attendees. Our management and staff are experienced with over 12 years of anime convention staffing experience, but still remember what it was like to be an attendee.

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