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Welcome to Castle Point Anime Convention

Castle Point Anime Convention is created and organized by the members of the Stevens Anime Club and will be held on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Castle Point Anime Convention is just minutes away from New York City and is easily accessible by PATH, NJ Transit, ferry, and bus. Castle Point Anime Convention aims to promote anime, manga, and Japanese culture as well as providing a fun experience for attendees.

For the most recent updates, see our news post below.

Jamie Marchi Coming to CPAC

CPAC is excited to announce that Jamie Marchi will be coming to this year’s CPAC!

Recently announced as Lulu in Yurikuma Arashi, Woman in Death Parade, and Gou in Free! Eternal Summer, Jamie Marchi is also known for voicing the loveably filthy Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, The Witchblade from Witchblade, and large and in charge Ellie from Borderlands II. With over 200 video game and anime characters to her name, she is a pretty big deal to her parents.

Some of Jamie’s most popular anime credits are from Soul Eater (Liz), Hetalia (The Narrator), Fairy Tail (Cana), One Piece (Miss Valentine and Cindry), High School DxD (Rias), Fruits Basket (Motoko), Deadman Wonderland (Karako), Attack on Titan (Anka), Space Dandy (Yoko), Sgt. Frog (Aki), Claymore (Helen), Shin Chan (Miss Polly), Yu Yu Hakusho (Juri), Burst Angel (Meg), Black Cat (Rinslet), Spice and Wolf (Chloe), Rin (Mimi), Negima (Haruna), Ouran (Chizuru), Baka and Test (Shouko), as well as the unforgettable Mikako Satsukitane from Heaven’s Lost Property.

A few of her video game credits include Smite (Freya), Borderlands II (Aubrey Callahan III), Borderlands: The Pre­Sequal! (Doctor Spara, Ghostly Apparition), The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Sheila, Shelley), and Orcs Must Die (Elemental Weaver).

Jamie Marchi has been writing anime script adaptations since 2006, when she started writing and directing for FUNimation Entertainment. Never one to buckle under pressure, she lasted almost a full year before quitting directing to write adaptations full time. Now, a Lead Writer, which is exactly what you think it is, she trains other writers and leads a team in writing various anime series. Being known for mostly comedic shows, she’s written for Space Dandy, which appeared on Cartoon Network in 2014, and Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, which was far too vulgar to appear anywhere. Jamie has also written Hetalia, Sergeant Frog, Yurikuma, Spice and Wolf, and Yamada’s First Time, amongst several others. Jamie even created a new language for The Devil is a Part Timer, which she pretends wasn’t a tedious nightmare when people comment on it.

In 2014, Jamie co-wrote Mark Medoff: “Far From Finished”, a Celebrity Fundraiser with Amy Lanasa, which was hosted by Jeffrey Tambor.

In her spare time, Jamie enjoys watching things, reading things, spending time with people who don’t suck, telling ghost stories, anything dark beer related, and generally just being a redhead. For a complete list of Jamie’s credits, check out the world wide web. You can follow her on twitter at @marchimark.

The Asterplace and the Rainbow Bubble Girls at CPAC

CPAC is excited to announce two musical performances going on at this year’s con. In the afternoon, the Rainbow Bubble Girls will be putting on an exciting show in Walker Gym as the multi-cultural idol group performs at CPAC for the first time. Then, later in the evening, we will be starting off CPAC: The Dance with a one-hour set from The Asterplace.

The Asterplace is a New York City based Tokyo melodic-core and Japanese anime rock band from Tokyo, Japan. They perform worldwide at Rock festivals & Anime/culture conventions, mostly in North America & Europe. They also have excellent language skills, speaking fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and needless to say, “Japanese” as their mother tongue.

The Rainbow Bubble Girls are an International Idol group that formed in NYC, summer, 2012. Members are from Japan, China and the US and are planning to expand to other countries. Rainbow Bubble girls’ goal is to bring people happiness and positive energy during their shows. Up to now RB have been doing Japanese cover songs and dances but their own original songs are in production. They have been featured in Events such as Spring Fest, EM con, Mirai Con, Toyota Scion Music Festival. They even performed for Chinese Ambassador, Feb 24, 2013!

Cosplay Runway with Lua Suicide, Kitsune Kid, and MJ Cosplay

Signups for Cosplay Chess, our annual event where cosplayers take to the battlefield in a game of wits, and Cosplay Runway are underway.

This year the Cosplay Department is changing things up a bit. Our Cosplay Runway event, which is usually a casual fashion show, has been restructured into a free contest!

We are very excited to announce that Lua Suicide, Kitsune Kid, and MJ Cosplay will be judging CPAC’s first cosplay competition. The event will take place at 4:30pm in Walker Gym, the same location as Cosplay Chess, which is at 11am as usual. Prizes are still being confirmed.

Signups are open now!

Monica Rial coming to CPAC!

CPAC is excited to announce that Monica Rial will be attending this year’s convention!

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Towa No Quan (Tei), Tsubasa (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more. She can be heard on the Cartoon Network in Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Casshern Sins (Ringo), Samurai 7 (Shino) and FMA Brotherhood (May Chang). You can also catch her on Nicktoons and the CW as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai. She’s appeared in several video games including Ms. Splosion Man, Comic jumper, and Borderlands 2. Be sure to come by and say hello!

Ian Rubin and +2 Comedy Bringing their A-game

Ian Rubin

CPAC is proud to announce the return of two of our favorite guests: Ian Rubin and +2 Comedy. Both will be bringing their familiar amazing stand-up acts, as well as some new things you may not have seen before.

Ian Rubin is one of CPAC’s long-time favorites and a personal friend of ours. He has been doing improv and stand-up comedy at Castle Point for many years, and we are happy to have him back.

+2 Comedy has also been at CPAC before, and is making their return with a bang, bringing their own amazing comedy. (And don’t worry, there’s more than enough time in the day to get in all the laughs you need.)

+2 Comedy Logo

One of the new panels being presented this year is Ian Rubin and Janet Gleason’s Good Morning Castle Point. Bright and early at 9:30am, join them “as they discuss news about geek culture and the community, as well as Castle Point itself.” This panel is debuting at CPAC for the first time, so be sure to check it out!

Later near the end of the day, +2 Comedy is hosting their famous Anime Dating Game, where audience members become contestants and bachelors and bachelorettes in the ultimate nerdy contest.

More details to come as we finish up our schedule. Stay tuned!

Mike Pollock returns to CPAC 2015

Mike Pollock “Mike Pollock is one of New York’s premier voice actors.Saturday morning cartoon enthusiasts might recognize him as Meat in Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy, Garbageman in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or as both the Mayor and ““Samo”” the bartender in Kirby: Right Back At Ya!.

Anime fans might recognize him as the narrator for Pokémon from 2004 to 2006, Adon in Beserk: The Golden Age Arc II, or as Neppo in Welcome to the Space Show.

He has also voiced Dr. Eggman and Ella in Sonic X and the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Bigoriki in Gororiki, and Langston Lickatoad in Viva Piñata. Other places he’s been are Yu-Gi-Oh! GX as Bonaparte, and the Marvel Motion comic adaptation of Astonishing X-Men as Beast.

Residing close to home here in the New York area, and having been a guest of honor at CPAC previously in 2011, we are happy to welcome him back again this year.”