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PR: Animaritime Welcomes Vertical Inc’s Ed Chavez


Vertical Inc. Marketing Director To Attend Eastern Canada’s Animaritime 2011 Convention


Moncton, NB, May 26, 2011 – Animaritime is pleased to announce that marketing director of VerticalInc., Ed Chavez, will be attending the 2011 event as a special guest.

As both a manga editor and translator, Ed Chavez has worked in the industry for years including forcompanies such as Seven Seas, CMX and the Japanese publisher, Kodansha. Since 2009 he hasbeen the marketing director of Vertical Inc., promoting the company’s varied assortment of titles. Alongwith attending conventions as a Vertical representative, Ed Chavez has also hosted panels across thecontinent for different facets of manga’s history and industry, along with holding a strong onlinepresence among manga fans.

“As a convention with an audience passionate for manga, we’re thrilled to be able to have Ed Chavezattend our event. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about manga and the industry itself thatwe feel our attendees will really enjoy and learn a lot from.”

Ed Chavez joins graphic novel artist, Faith Erin Hicks, and anime voice actor, Spike Spencer, asguests to this year’s Animaritime convention which returns “bringing the best of Anime and Gaming toAtlantic Canada” after a one year hiatus in 2010.

About Vertical Inc.

Vertical Inc. is a publishing company specializing in Japanese novels and manga. Based in New Yorkcity, Vertical was launched in 2001 and has since licensed over twenty manga series. The company is known for its strong support of classic manga titles including a vast library of titles by the ‘God of Manga’, Osamu Tezuka. The company’s most recent licenses include the long anticipated Princess Knight and the series, Drops of God, which had a worldwide effect on the wine industry during it soriginal publication run.

More information about Vertical Inc. can be read at

About Animaritime

Animaritime is a volunteer-run convention held annually in New Brunswick. This year’s event marksthe convention’s seventh year and will be held July 1st-3rd. The conventions encompasses a variety ofanime and video game related events such as discussion panels, workshops, showings andtournaments. Special events such as a Garage Sale, Plushie Making, an evening dance and aspecialized café are fan-favourites as well. Throughout the duration of Animaritime, local vendors offera variety of merchandise to attendees while Animaritime’s Artist Alley allows artists and creators fromacross the Maritimes to promote their work and sell their creations, a fantastic assortment of talent andskill along with the colourful costumes that many of the attendees wear during their stay.

More information about Animaritime can be read at

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