Taken from their site Animazement.org: Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The parent organization of Animazement, Educational Growth Across Oceans (EGAO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Haruhiho Mikimoto, character designer of SDF Macross, DYRL, Macross II and Macross 7 and the currently running manga Macross The First will be a guest for this con. Please check their site for schedules and other infos.
I’ve been working within the anime industry since I was a college student. Currently I’m working mainly in illustrations and the “Macross the First” & “Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel” manga. I was the character & animation designer for “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross” & “The Super Dimension Century Orguss”, and character designer for “Macross 7″, “Gunbuster”, “Megazone 23″ and more.
We strongly encourage Macross fans or any anime fan to take this opportunity to meet one of the greatest illustrators/artist around. He usually does signings with personalized sketches. Plus being around the guy makes YOU a better artist and generally a good person all around. And you need it desperately… you know who I’m talking to.