ORLANDO: This weekend is the Florida Anime Experience in Orlando. Florida JETAA is presenting a panel on teaching English in Japan, hosted by one of our alums based in Tampa. If you’re at the con, come on our and support us!
Here are the details about our panel:
April 25, SAT 3:00 PM Teaching English in Japan (CHIBI EVENTS)
Have you ever wanted to live in Japan? One of the best ways to do that is as an English teacher! Teaching in Japan is a great way to live, eat, and breathe the Japanese culture and language. It gives you an inside look at Japanese society. This presentation will discuss the personal experiences of someone who taught in Japan and describe some of the teaching opportunities available, with an emphasis on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, a robust teaching program supported by the Japanese government. It will also include a sneak peak of the Tampa Natsumatsuri, Tampa’s only fully Japanese festival held June 27, 2015 from 9-12!
Sponsored by the Florida JET Alumni Association.
FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE IS A 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF ANIME, JAPANESE CULTURE, & VIDEO GAMES!
The annual celebration returns for Year Five this weekend: April 24-26, 2015 to Central Florida.
(ORLANDO, FLORIDA, April 21, 2015) Started in 2011, Florida Anime Experience (www.FloridaAnime.com) is a three day pop culture event celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, fashion, and video games. The event boasts unique celebrity and industry guests plus hours of programming for fans of Japanese culture and entertainment. This is the convention’s fifth year in Central Florida and it will take place April 24-26, 2015 at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando located at 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34747. Events begin at noon on Friday, April 24th and run through Sunday, April 26th at 6:00 PM.
Ticket prices are $20 for Friday or Sunday, $25 for Saturday, or $45 for all three days. Children under 3 years old get in for free. Advance ticket sales have ended, but you can purchase tickets at the event in the Conference Center. Parking is free.
This year’s convention will host industry recognized voice actors from some of the most popular contemporary and classic anime titles including Attack on Titan (Trina Nishimura, the voice of Mikasa); Black Butler (Brina Palencia, the voice of Ciel); and Neon Genesis Evangelion (Tiffany Grant and Spike Spencer; the voices of Asuka and Shinji respectively). Florida Anime Experience will also feature a wide variety of Featured Talent presenting at the event including: the Anime 3000 Network, Anime Addicts Anonymous Podcast, Al Aki, Anime America Podcast, Anime World Order, Black Star Anime, the Central Florida Bonsai Club, Dream Fantasy Theatre, Gundamn! Podcast, JETAA Florida, Nerdy Karaoke, Noise Complaint, Orange Anime, the Orlando Kendo Club, SSAA Podcast, and local rock band S.S. Hanami.
Entertainment at the convention includes an anime viewing room, manga library, Japanese video game room, fan and industry panels, Japanese culture panels, costume contests, dance parties, karaoke, and much more. The event schedule can be seen online at www.FloridaAnime.com/schedule.
Florida Anime Experience is made possible through the generous support of a number of local and international sponsors: AnimEigo, Aniplex USA, Coliseum of Comics, CosConTV, FUNimation, the Geek Easy, Glico USA, Guidebook, the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Manga Entertainment, Momocon, Orlando Weekly, Stone Bridge Press, Sus HI Eatstation, and YesStyle.com.
Advance tickets sales are up 68% compared to 2014, and the event expects to exceed 2,000 unique attendees this year.
For press credential and interview requests, please contact the convention production team via email at contact@FloridaAnime.com.
ABOUT GREEN MUSTARD ENTERTAINMENT: Started in 2001 as Wasabi Anime®, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. is an event production company that specializes in fan-focused entertainment and pop culture conventions. Based in Orlando, Florida, the company has made appearances and designed entertainment for some of the largest conventions in North America including Anime Expo®, Dragon Con, Florida Supercon, and Gen Con. Green Mustard Entertainment currently owns and operates five fan convention in North America: Florida Anime Experience, Florida Comics Experience, InvaderCON, PinUpalooza, and WasabiCon. Florida Anime Experience 2015 will be their 14th convention since rebranding in 2011.