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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Paul St. Peter (Xemnas from #KingdomHearts) is coming to FAE 2014!

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on CYBORG 009 (Dr. Gilmore), DRAKENGARD III (Michael the Dragon), and CANNON FODDER (Gidi).

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons. As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).

We thrilled to welcome Paul to Orlando!

Photo by Neil Reinhold

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Fan Panel Registration is OPEN!

PanelsFlorida Anime Experience is a fan convention devoted exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese popular culture.  Thus, all fan panels should fit this very specific theme in order to help contribute to the focus of the overall event.  Please take time read the following before applying for a panel:

  1. ONLY ONE PANEL PER PERSON/GROUP. We want to present a variety of perspectives regarding Japanese popular culture and – while we appreciate you hosting a panel – we want to make sure you have the time to enjoy the rest of the convention!  (NOTE: If you are interested in hosting multiple panels/events, you can submit you/your group for Featured Talent status. Email
  2. ALL PANEL HOSTS MUST BE PAID ATTENDEES OF THE CONVENTION.  We don’t offer comp passes for single panel presentations.  And we don’t allow more than one panel per person/group. (You can see where we’re going with this.)
  3. PANEL CONTENT MUST BE APPROPRIATE TO THE THEME OF THE CONVENTION – JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE.  Please refer to the “no Halo in our game room” mission statement.  We’re an anime convention about ANIME, manga, and other aspects of Japanese culture.  While we, too, are fans of Batman, My Little Pony, and other staples of pop culture, they don’t fit in with this particular convention’s theming.
  4. ALL FAN PANELS SHOULD NOT EXCEED A PG-13 RATING. Florida Anime Experience is designed to be a family friendly convention with entertainment available to the general public.  While we may occasionally offer some 18+ events, they are tightly regulated, labelled as such, and offered only late in the evening.
  5. SCHEDULING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON THE NEEDS OF FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE.  We will do our best to work with you on scheduling the panel in a time slot that works best for everyone involved. If, for unforeseen reason, we need to change when your panel is scheduled, we will let you know in advance.

Thanks for wanting to be a part of “the Experience!” We look forward to reviewing your panel.

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PRESS PASS Registration for Florida Anime Experience 2014 is open!

Wasabizilla PressAs a consumer focused media show, Florida Anime Experience grants a limited number of Press Passes for the purpose of covering and reviewing our convention.  If you are interested in attending the event as press, please take the time to read the following expectations and information – then submit the form below.  If you have a specific question that isn’t covered here, please email

1.  Press Passes give the same access as a standard weekend admission ticket.   They do NOT grant the wearer special privileges to convention guests or events.  (We want reports of our convention to be from a “fan perspective.”)

2.  Arrangements to interview any of Florida Anime Experience’s guests must be made directly with the guest/guest’s representation in advance and cannot take place during scheduled appearances/panels/signings.

3.  Print publications (such as newspapers and magazines) are asked to include a website featuring their media for reference.

4.  Blogs and website only based media outlets must meet the following criteria:

  • Your site must be online and active since before January 1, 2013 with material on your site to support this.
  • Your site must have a domain of its own. (i.e. or are not acceptable. but is.)
  • Your site must be ranked (according to higher than Tom Croom’s blog at: more people are reading his crappy rantings about random nonsense than news and reviews on your website, then odds are that you need to step up your game.)

5.  Podcasts (audio and video) must all meet the requirements of Blogs/Websites (#4) along with the following:

  • Your podcast must have at least twelve (12) complete episodes that have been posted before January 1, 2013.
  • Understand that Florida Anime Experience will not provide you any technical equipment or access to the Internet for your podcast. You’re on your own.

6.  Approved media outlets are granted two (2) Press Passes.  No exceptions. Any additional members of your media team will need to purchase admission to the show.

7.  Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. reserves the right to refuse (and revoke) Press Passes for any reason at any time.

8.  Submission of the form on this page does not guarantee Press Passes.   All approved press will receive an email confirmation before the show.   If you have not heard back from us within two weeks of the show, feel free to follow up with

9. Please submit a form without any obvious grammar and spelling mistakes as this will (very likely) result in your application being denied.  FYI.

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Do YOU want to help out with Florida Anime Experience? READ ON!

MidoriWe originally opened this position back in January, but our original Production Assistant has had to step down.  Thus: we’ve opened up the spot again!

Since 2001, Green Mustard Entertainment has designed and run entertainment for over 75 conventions and events in North America.  2014 is looking to be our largest year EVER with our own five conventions and other projects in the works.

Part of our mission with each convention has been to grow our shows regionally by making use of as much local talent as possible.  Keeping to that focus, we’re looking for someone in the Orlando area who is interested in being part of the development process for Florida Anime Experience 2014.

It’s not exactly an internship and not exactly a paid position – but it IS an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of handling a pop culture event on both a local and national level.


Here’s what you need to do:

Write a one paragraph introduction about yourself explaining WHY you would be perfect to help out with Florida Anime Experience 2014.  Include:

  • Age
  • College
  • Notable skills (your work in theater, computer skills, knowledge of anime, experience with Japanese culture, cosplay achievements, ability to read Klingon, etc.)

Send your paragraph to with the subject header “Florida Anime Experience HELP!”

We’ll be reviewing all the emails over the next week  and making a decision early next week.

Thanks – and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Why Florida Anime Experience? (And what you need to know so far about 2014!)

At the beginning of this year, there were a projected fifty nine (59) fan conventions scheduled to take place in Florida.  That’s more than one for every weekend in a calendar year.  So why go to Florida Anime Experience?

Many of the FAE staff are former directors from a popular anime convention that ran from 2000 to 2009 in Orlando called JACON.  When the event first started at the Student Union on the campus of the University of Central Florida, “JACON” allegedly stood for Japanese Animation CONvention.  Over the years the convention’s attendance grew into the thousands.  With this growth, though, guests and events were added that weren’t exactly themed around “Japanese Animation”.  (For example, in 2007, Ellen Muth from Dead Like Me was a guest… and she has never had a single voice role in anime or video games.)

The talent and programming grew in diversity, but the theming became less focused.  Internally, many of the directors at JACON knew this and nicknamed the event “Just Another CONvention”.  In 2008, the decision was made to end the successful convention on a high note by ending the event with JACON X: Endgame in 2009.  The convention hit record numbers and, at its peak, it closed up shop.

Wasabi Anime® had been a solid force behind many of the marquee entertainment for JACON since 2005, so when that convention ended in 2009, discussions began about creating a new show.  The difference, it was decided, would be to steer clear of the issue plaguing so many events in Florida… Wasabi Anime would create an anime convention about ANIME again.  Unlike the other “anime” conventions in Florida, Florida Anime Experience has (and continues to) hold steadfast on it’s course.  Marquee guests aren’t from popular American cartoons nor do we allow “Halo in our game room” (the mantra for our game room design in year one).  We celebrate anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.

In 2014, we’ve worked hard on expanding our programming to include authentic cultural aspects from Japan.  In the coming weeks, you’ll see announcements regarding these elements – elements we’re proud of because it makes our event different from all the others in our state…

An anime convention about ANIME.

That said, here’s what you might have missed so far this year:

Melissa Fahn (Ed from Cowboy Bebop) is coming to Florida Anime Experience.  We work hard to bring in original guests for our event that you won’t see at all the other conventions, and this is Melissa’s FIRST APPEARANCE in Central Florida.

Melissa Fahn

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the 2014 hit anime called Space Dandy.  Our Guest of Honor is Ian Sinclair – the voice of Space Dandy.

Ian Sinclair

Have you event wondered what it’s like to visit Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan?  Well, we’ve been there and used the experience and our resources to create Florida’s premier AUTHENTIC Maid Cafe experience: Maid Cafe Latte.  In 2014, the cafe’s food and beverage experience is being enhanced thanks to our friends at Chibi’s Boba.

Maid Cafe Latte

You like video games?  Florida Anime Experience features Florida’s only game room dedicated exclusively to Japanese gaming.  All of our game systems in our game room are JAPANESE and feature many games from Japan that were never released in America across generations of consoles.  Games like Doki Doki Panic for the Famicom to Gal*Gun for the XBox 360.

Famicom Disk System

We gave away a Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS at Megacon 2014 last month because who doesn’t like free stuff?  We plan an announcing a few other contests leading up to Florida Anime Experience 2014.  So follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter to stay in the loop!

Nintendo 3DS

That’s not all.  We have other Guests already announced (with more announcements being made this week) plus dozens of events being announced in the coming days.

So ask yourself… why go the same old “anime comic con” over and over again when you can have an EXPERIENCE instead?

Thousands of our fans can’t be wrong.  So stay tuned, fellow otaku.  We have a lot to share for Year Four.

Special thanks to our 2014 Sponsors who signed on early!

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