May 28, 2008 (Arlington, TX) Score Entertainment, a leading manufacturer of premium trading card games, will have a huge presence at Anime Expo® 2008 in Los Angeles (July 3-6, 2008; Los Angeles Convention Center; www.anime-expo.org), promoting the BLEACH Trading Card Game, whose license is granted by VIZ Media, with a panel, tournament and fan appreciation party.
First up is the Score Entertainment panel "Anime and Gaming." Hosted by trading card game designers Aik Tongtharadol (BLEACH), Garret Wilkinson (InuYasha) and Marketing Coordinator Joshua Morris, this panel gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how Score Entertainment produces its trading card games and how to go about getting a job in the games industry. The panel ends with an open Q&A session and prizes will be passed out throughout the event.
Next is a returning fan favorite from last year, the BLEACH Fan Appreciation Party. This event invites BLEACH fans of all ages to gather and learn to play the Bleach Trading Card Game or win prizes through raffles and trivia contests. The highlight of last year's party was the surprise guest appearance of the lead voice actor of BLEACH, who gratefully signed cards for some very lucky fans. Everyone who attends this event will walk away with some free BLEACH swag, while supplies last.
The coup de grace of the weekend will be the Bleach TCG Squad 12 Regional Tournament. Anyone can bring their own deck and enter this free tournament for a chance to win prizes, including a Nintendo Wii and DS Lite. Bleach TCG demos will be given at the Score Entertainment booth during exhibit hall hours, where players can not only learn the game but also purchase cards to compete in the tournament. Everyone who enters the tournament will receive participation prizes.
Anime Expo® 2008 runs from July 3 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To learn how to play the Bleach TCG and for card previews, message boards, card libraries and more visit OfficialBleachTCG.com. For general information on BLEACH please visit Bleach.viz.com.
About Score Entertainment
Score Entertainment, a subsidiary of Donruss Playoff L.P., is a leading producer of premium quality Trading Card Games (TCG). Since its inception in 2000, Score Entertainment has positioned itself as a category innovator that consistently brings consumers a fun and unique gaming experience. Combining superior game design, sharp business and licensing acumen, Score Entertainment produces popular card game hits such as the Bleach Trading Card Game. Score Entertainment is based in Arlington, Texas with distribution in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, email Media@ScoreEnt.com
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan¹s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs and audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (www.spja.org).