Anime Blast Chattanooga Announces First Round of Guests

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Anime Blast Chattanooga has announced its first round of guests for the Nov. 7-9 event at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Attendees will be joined by Greg Wicker aka Greggo's Game Shows, cosplayer Vedetta Marie, and ScatterDOTFashion.

Pre-registration for the weekend is $25 till May 1, $30 after May 1, with VIP packages available for $50. Details on the VIP package, as well as the registration form, can be found at www.animeblastchattanooga.com. 

Review for ScatterDOTFashion:

ScatterDOTFashion is a free online publication that follows conventions, subculture fashion movements, and cosplay. ScatterDOTFashion also produces fashion shows and other various events for the convention scene. ScatterDOT, the individual behind ScatterDOTFashion, is an entertainer and public figure who has been featured in fashion shows for various Japanese designers and dedicates his time to bringing the fun of fashion and modeling to the con scene. Determined not to do panels that simply talk to you, ScatterDOTFashion panels promise to be fun, energetic...probably loud, and maybe just a little obnoxious. ScatterDOTFashion is ultimately about you, and making you feel like a rock-star.  Keep up with ScatterDOT at: www.facebook.com/Scatterdotfashion

Review for Vedetta Marie:

Vedetta Marie is an entertainer and internet personality who is well known for her cosplays, ranging from the highly creative, to the incredibly crafty. A licensed Zumba instructor and eight year professional dancer, Vedetta Marie aims to bring high energy fun to her panels, from learning dances, to doing crazy cardio-fitness through dance. However, Vedetta also wants to bring her brand of cosplay to everyone who is interested with information on making high quality cosplay without breaking your bank.  Check her out at: www.facebook.com/VedettaMarie

Review for Greggo's Game Shows:

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page atwww.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows. 

Anime Blast Chattanooga is a three-day convention that aims to entertain, educate, and encourage a diverse group to band together and grow in their fandom. By hosting interesting guests and holding engaging panels and events, Anime Blast Chattanooga hopes to leave its mark on the anime community.



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