NYAnime Festival Announces First Guests, Launches Website

Official Press Release

Norwalk, CT:  The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced that anime legends Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr will participate in the inaugural New York Anime Festival as its first Guests of Honor.   Mr. Fernandez and Ms. Orr have lent their talents to hundreds of projects including Castle in the Sky , Courage the Cowardly Dog , and Kaidohmaru ; however, both are most known for their roles as Speed and Trixie in the iconic classic Speed Racer .

"I'm very excited to be part of the New York Anime Festival.   After all, I was born in Manhattan!" Mr. Fernandez said.   "It's just amazing that Speed Racer has had such a long life and there's only more up ahead."

"I'm so lucky to have so many fans, to have such great times, and to be a child again every time I'm in front of an audience," states Ms. Orr.   "I'm truly looking forward to this December!"

NYAF revealed this news -- and much more -- on its redesigned official website located at www.newyorkanimefestival.com.   The new, feature-rich NYAF website replaces a previous, teaser site and is divided into the following main areas: Tickets, Travel, Guests, Panels, Screenings, Special Events, Exhibition Hall, and Sponsors.   Additionally, it features dedicated sections for Exhibitors, Artists, Press, Professionals, Parents, and Volunteers.   All these areas will only expand and new areas will constantly be added throughout the summer, fall, and winter with additional announcements about the guests, events, and exhibitors of NYAF 2007.

"It all starts now," notes John McGeary, Show Manager for NYAF.   "The New York Anime Festival has been focused on the launch of our website, and now that it's here, we'll be making a lot more news and a lot more noise.   We're privileged to have Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr as our first Guests of Honor, and we're eager to announce additional Guests of Honor and even a North American Premiere shortly."

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