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Post icon  Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:43 AM

Guest Relations Common Questions. Version 2.0

This will be updated throughout the course of the year to try to cover more and more information.

- Please do not post rumors about guests and or Anime Central. Posting them can damage ACen's reputation, and or a guest's reputation and or damage the relationship between ACen and current and or potential guests. Violation of this will be no different then violating any other rule that we have and punishment deemed appropriate by the staff will be handed out as outlined in our rules.

First a few notes: We would love to have everyone come to ACen, but I am afraid it isn't possible. One of the hardest parts of a convention is picking a list of people to invite, and there are many great people out there to choose from.

Getting guests also depends on their schedules, and they often donít know what their schedules will be until they are much closer to con time.

As for everyone, please don't make assumptions on who and or why we pick for guests. A lot of hard work goes into creating the list each year. We like to be able to provide a large variety of guests; however we have a limited budget which limits the amount of guests we can bring. We like to try and bring some favorites back as well as new individuals.


Also to mention, getting Japanese voice actors/actresses are even harder. They are more like celebrity who got a strict contract going with their agent and agency. It takes longer time to have them come over. Plus the more popular they are, busier their recording schedules are. It's really hard for them to manage their schedules to organize a trip to US. There was a case where convention booked the flight back to Japan on wrong day that they missed their flight to make it to recording. What happened with the result is that they had to show the rerun of the show and make it up the following week by having double block of the show.

Remember, the bigger name they are, the more complications there for us to bring them to ACEN. We do our best to get big name guests, but it is quite difficult.

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Autographs?
Please read the autograph policy for most details, when it becomes available.

A note on bootlegs: We ask that it is licensed merchandise only that you bring to have guests sign. It is very offensive to them to bring a bootleg. The staff is watching out for bootlegged items at Con and any bootlegged items that we find will not be allowed to be signed. This does not mean that you cannot bring a blank journal for them to sign (or even one that is not so blank).

In general, the easiest way to distinguish a bootleg and a licensed product is by the quality. Look for the copyright print on the item. Although be careful as some bootlegs have gone as far as to also put a copyright on the item, however it is not as sharp/clear.

Requesting Guests
Please respect the fact that there are some individuals that simply do not go to conventions.

Please also do not post rumors about why a guest is or is not at Anime Central.

Requests to be on Staff
If you want to staff and see the con, you might want to think about another department. GR requires a lot of man hours and often that means missing out on certain con activities. GR management does try to get GR staff to, at least, do their favorite activities. The top management for GR are basically on duty the entire time. The regular GR staff also put in a ton of hours. I would say on average. 50-100+ hours depending on
how many days they are there and if we are lucky 15-20 hours of sleep over the entire con. We can run up to "at con" work of 7 days. Now those of us who generally do 6 or 7 days are very few

We cannot use gofers for any of what we do and we are very strict on who gets on staff. The best person to staff is someone who is not very much of a fan. We do accept new staff; we have a lot of restrictions.


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Listed here are some of the guests from past years. If you have any questions about anything written here, please contact me anytime.

Timothy Leverston
Green Room DH
Guest Relations 2nd
Forum Name: AngryDragon


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1998:
Kenichi Sonoda
Fumio Iida
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Daiken Yoko-O
Amanda Winn-Lee
Spike Spencer
Scott Frazier
Robert DeJesus
Trish Ledoux
Toshifumi Yoshida


1999:
Yuji Moriyama
Kenichi Sonoda
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Daiken Yoko-O
Hirotaka Okuma
Lisa Ortiz
Crispin Freeman
Amanda Winn-Lee
Jason Lee
Rachael Lillis
Leah Applebaum
Scott Frazier
Bob DeJesus
Lorraine Reyes
Trish Ledoux
Toshifumi Yoshida


2000:
Ryo Mizuno
Kunihiko Ikuhara
Chiho Saito
Tomoko Taniguchi
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Daiken Yoko-o
Crispin Freeman
Megan Hollingshead
Lisa Ortiz
Brett Weaver
Amy Howard
Jessica Calvello
Steve Bennett
Bob Dejesus
Bruce Lewis
C.B. Cebulski
Takeshi Miyazawa
J. Torres
Dan Nakrosis
Trish Ledoux
Toshifumi Yoshida


2001:
Kia Asamiya
Range Murata
Yoshitoshi Abe
Mika Akitaka
Shin Nagasawa
Yoshio Yamakawa
Yuko Kagata
Wendee Lee
Scott Frazier
Scott McNeil
Crispin Freeman
Brett Weaver
Kirby Morrow
Amy Howard Wilson
C.B. Cebulski
Bruce Lewis
Bob Dejesus
Steve Bennett/IC


2002:
Ken Akamatsu
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Hidenori Matsubara
Tetsuya Aoki
Fred Gallagher
Scott Frazier
Bruce Lewis
Brad Swaile
Jessica Calvello
Melissa Williamson
Tiffany Grant
Hilary Haag
Crispin Freeman
Amy Howard Wilson
Bob DeJesus
Steve Bennett/IC
Lorraine Reyes


2003:
Satoru Akahori
Kouhei Tanaka
Hiroaki Gohda
Yasunori Ide
Hidenori Matsubara
Maya Okamoto
Kazuko Tadano
Kazuyoshi Katayama
Yoko Ishida
Duel Jewel
Fred Gallagher
Jan Scott Frazier
Tiffany Grant
Monica Rial
Bob DeJesus
Christopher Patton
Richard Cox
Brett Weaver
Laura Bailey


2004:
Yuji Moriyama
Yasuhisa Kato
Satoshi Ishino
Shinichi Watanabe
Koji Masunari
Hideyuki Kurata
Chiwa Saito
Taraku Uon
Masashi Ishihama
Taku Iwasaki
Noriyuki Zinguzi
Tomonori Ochikoshi
SID
Brett Weaver
Fred Gallagher
Scott McNeil
Monica Rial
Greg Ayres
Christopher Patton
Kelli Cousins
Robert DeJesus
Vic Mignogna
Bruce Lewis
Jan Scott Frazier
Timothy Leverston Jr
Green Room DH/Guest Relations 2nd
ACen 2007-2008

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