Madman Anime Festival is upon us again in beautiful Melbourne!
With a slew of guests, Cosplay, premiere screenings, art, Music, video games and a whole lot more!
Not willing to rest on laurels, the team at Madman have made this years expo bigger and better than before, which is exciting news as last years one was a blast!
Matt and myself attended last years expo and were delighted by the myriad of things to do and see, to get a recap of our adventures there, check out our round up podcast of the event here !
What set it apart from your usual Comic Cons and Supernovas was, apart from having an abundance of retailers at your disposal (ranging from cosplay goods, game sellers, anime and manga, plush toys, gundam kits, dragonball statues etc), there was a solid contingent of artists displaying their works. This with art exhibitions of Cowboy Bebop (and panels with its creator!!), Attack on Titan and much more.
How could you top that? Well… take a look at the official Madfest website for starters!
Chris Sabat will be in attendance, none other than the voice of Vegeta from Dragonball!
DragonBall fans rejoice, the Saiyan Prince is here! Christopher will be in attendance both days, for meet and greets, Photos as well as a few panels.
Want to know the secrets behind the Saiyan? Why not attend the Super Panel on Sunday at 12.30 and ask the man himself?
Madman is thrilled to welcome the first confirmed guest for Madman Anime Festival Melbourne 2018 – the legendary Christopher Sabat!
With a resume of well over 650 roles spanning video games, anime, television and film, Christopher Sabat has been an active part of the entertainment industry since 1998.
Starting his career as the Voice Director of the hit anime series Dragon Ball Z, he is best known as the show’s antihero Vegeta, and Piccolo the brooding green father figure. Christopher also voiced many other characters in DBZ including Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Kami, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and many more.
His other popular voice roles include Zoro (One Piece), Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa, Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Steins;Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).
Most recently, he can be heard as All Might in My Hero Academia, Kyoma Mabuchi in Dimension W, Yano Sukehiro in Black Clover, Rath, Geoff and Attikus in Gearbox’s Battleborn, Batou in the Ghost In the Shell: Arise series, Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer, Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass, Christophe Giacometti in Yuri On Ice, Jason in Tokyo Ghoul, and Mondo in Danganronpa.
In 2004, he founded Okratron 5000, a voice over production studio based in Dallas, Texas which he continues to run to this day. When he’s not in the studio, he likes to play with his daughters, make electronic music, and buy vintage synthesizers and airline glassware on eBay.
Madman Anime Festival Melbourne
September 15-16, 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more information on Madman Anime Festival, visit: http://www.animefestival.com.au/
Tickets are now on sale from: http://tickets.animefestival.com.au/
Early Bird purchasers will receive a 10% discount on festival admission tickets.
Stay tuned for more guests and event specific announcements!