02.08.2011 – North Hollywood, CA – Calling all anime and comic character enthusiasts! Come audition for LA Cosplay Contest to Benefit the Arts on Saturday, February 19th at 2pm at the Secret Rose Theater, located at 11246 Magnolia Blvd, in North Hollywood. Chosen acts will perform on Sunday, March 6th at El Portal Theater in Hollywood for guest judges that include Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Rob Paulsen (Animanics, Pinky and the Brain, TMNT), Jess Harnell (Animanics, Drawn Together), Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory, Fosters) and Charlie Schlatter and Matt Jones (Disney’s Kick Buttowski). This family-friendly event will have both adult and youth competition categories (Under age 16 and over age 16). Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, best acts and more! An $8 donation gives you free entrance to the event on March 6th, and benefits the non-profit Firerose Productions’ programs, which support the arts in the local community. So, get your act together, put on your costume and come out and play!
At LA Cosplay on March 6th, favorite COMIC, ACTION and ANIME characters will come to life at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood. Artists who voice some of the most popular characters on TV and the internet will entertain and “meet and greet” their fans. Those attending will also enjoy live music and comedy, hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Charlie Schlatter. Proceeds will benefit Fire Rose Productions’ performances and performing arts programs for artists of varied ages and cultures.