Well this is pretty exciting! If any of you are in the San Antonio, Texas July 19, 2014 you should get tickets to San Japan to see The Silent Hill Band, led by Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka and includes Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Troy Baker and Joe Romersa, in concert!
Below is the official press release:
Composer Akira Yamaoka to perform at the Henry B. Gonzales convention center in July
San Antonio, Texas – San Japan, San Antonio’s largest Japanese culture and anime convention, is excited to announce the next round of guests for the July 18 – 20, 2014 convention. This group of industry guests is known as the Silent Hill Band, led by Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka and includes Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Troy Baker and Joe Romersa.
“We are quite excited to be able to bring out the infamous video game music composer to Texas.” said Dave Henkin, San Japan Chairman. “Fans of Silent Hill are in for a treat to what will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert in Texas.”
Since 1993, Yamaoka has composed music for gaming company the Konami before departing in 2009. He is best known for his works composed for the Silent Hill horror franchise. He has continued to provide guidance for the auditory aspects of the game including work on soundtracks, film adaptations and sound effects. This will be his first Texas appearance.
Texas native Troy Baker will appear and discuss his work in anime, gaming and his role as the bassist in the Silent Hill Band. Baker is known for his plethora of gaming roles including Two-Face in “Batman: Arkam City”, Booker DeWitt in “Bioshock Infinite” and Joel in “The Last of Us.”
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn will reprise her role as the lead female vocals of Silent Hill music. She has become a major force in the video game adaptation industry, working with properties like Afro Samurai, iCarly and Soul Calibur. Anime fans remember her for the role of “Major Motoko Kusanagi” from Ghost in the Shell. This role won her the American Anime Award for best actress in 2007.
San Japan, LLC, formed in fall 2005, is a fan-run organization focused on providing a yearly Japanese anime and fandom convention. We work to promote the acceptance and appreciation of anime as well as other participating fandoms in South Texas. Last year, San Japan held its sixth major convention which drew more than 11,000 attendees from around the world to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.
Source (San Japan)