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Famed voice actor Billy West has been announced to appear at Meta Con, the Minneapolis Comic Con and Anime Con in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meta Con will bring together thousands of geeks, nerds, anime fans, sci-fi buffs, and comic fans together for a three-day celebration of video games, comics, sci-fi, and anime from August 30th through September 1st, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Minneapolis.

William Richard “Billy” West, born in Detroit and raised in Massachusetts, is best known from numerous voices in Futurama, including Philip J. Fry, Zoidberg, The Professor, and Zapp Brannigan. With a career that has covered the entire gambit of the entertainment spectrum, he has starred in other famous shows including The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Howard Stern Show, Doug, and Jimmy Neutron. He also voiced Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Popeye during later renditions of the respective characters, and he also voices Corky Shumatsu, Poultra and Sam Melnik on Jimmy Neutron.

In addition, MetaCon announced artist guest Terry Pavlet will be participating in the 2013 comic convention. Terry Pavlet is an award winning RPG/CCG/Comic Book Illustrator who has done work for White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games; comic work for DC, Image, Disney; Sketch cards for Unstoppable Cards UK (RPG Fantasy); Cult Stuff Cards (War of the Worlds); book work for publishers like Ballentine Books, Baen Books, and Transfuzion Publishing (Deadworld Sourcebook); designing and illustrating MOTU & TNMT action figures for Astonishing Toys; T-Shirt licensing properties for Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), Lucasfilms (Star Wars), Hanna Barbera (Flintstones, etc.) and much more.

Past guests have included Power Rangers, Nicholas Brendon of Buffy, and anime voice actor Todd Haberkorn. More guests will be announced regularly for 2013.

Meta Con will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis over labor day weekend 2013. The convention’s guest list, as it is updated, will be available at

Individuals who want to attend Meta Con can either register in advance or at the door. Registration for Meta Con costs only $30 for the weekend if purchased in advance, and can be found at


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