Meta Con Announces Power Rangers Stars Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey

Bloomington, Minnesota – April 23, 2012 – MetaCon 2012, the newest and hottest comic, sci-fi, and anime con to come to Minneapolis is excited to announce stars of Power Rangers: Time Force and Power Rangers: Wild Force, Jason Faunt and Jessica Rey, will be appearing at the 2012 Meta Convention. MetaCon will gather thousands of fans of TV, comics, sci-fi, anime, and popular culture at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota for a three-day weekend celebrating fan culture. Jason and Jessica will be joined by numerous other guests soon to be announced, in addition to previously announced anime-star Todd Haberkorn and Internet hacker YTCracker. MetaCon lasts for three days, from August 31 to September 2, 2012.

Jason Faunt was born outside of Chicago, IL. After years of playing college and then a brief stint in pro baseball he hung up the cleats and decided to move out to L.A. to pursue a longtime dream of becoming an actor.  Initially having some success on the commercial and print side Jason started doing bit work on soap operas which led to his role of ‘Kane’ on Port Charles and ‘Carson’ on Passions. Soon after he booked the lead as the Red Ranger on Power Rangers Time Force, playing two different characters, one from the present and one from the future.

Since Power Rangers, Jason has had continued success on both the commercial and print side; along with co-Producing and starring in his own film that appeared and received festival acclaim in several national festivals. The film is entitled ‘Pact’.

The past year Jason has been working in the motion capture world as the lead character in a yet to be released video game franchise. Until they announce it we are not able to say any more. Stay tuned for that announcement later this year. Jason resides in Newport Coast, CA with his wife Stephanie and two daughters Keira and Makayla, ages 6 and 4.

Jessica Rey was raised in Orange County, where she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her BA in Business. Immediately upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MBA at Loyola Marymount University. She began working as an actress, appearing in numerous national television commercial campaigns, including Kellogg’s, Jeep, Nokia, T-Mobile, and Gillette.

While finishing her MBA, she landed the role as Alyssa, the White Power Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force. She has made guest appearances on Days of Our Lives, The Young & the Restless, The Stones, General Hospital, Las Vegas, and Rules of Engagement. Jessica currently designs her own line of vintage-inspired swimsuits: and is producing her own television series.

MetaCon is a multi-genre fan convention that brings together every fan culture for an exciting weekend filled with autograph sessions, costume contests, tournaments, and events. Fans of anime will be treated with signings and panels from voice actors, while fans of music can enjoy concerts and DJs. Steampunk fans can get tips from professional costumers, and technophiles can talk about the gadgets they love. All types of geeks will come together for one of the largest three-day conventions to ever draw people to Minneapolis. Registration for MetaCon is just $25 in advance for attendees, and can be found online at


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NEW PRINTING: How to Write for Animation

Jeffrey Scott’s  HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION, which has been sold out for the past several months, has just had a new printing and is again available at as well as Amazon Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China (there’s also a Korean version). So if you don’t have a copy, I humbly suggest you get one.   To get copies click on the link, above, or the image, below before this printing sells out too.



Writing for animation is both an art and a discipline, and Jeffrey Scott is terrific at teaching others what he’s mastered himself.

Jeffrey Katzenberg
DreamWorks Animation

Jeffrey Scott combines that rarest and most extraordinary of talents—he is a master storyteller, a prolific writer and turns out scripts ‘faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.’  He leaves a legacy to the world of animation writing that is unmatched and unparalleled and, fortunately for so many, now memorialized in this excellent book.

Peter Roth

President, Warner Bros. Television

Writers!  Add Jeffrey Scott’s HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION to your required reading list.  As one of the top names in the animation field, a man who’s done it all and done it with style, Jeffrey has not only given us the result of years of invaluable experience, but a damn good read as well.

Stan Lee

Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Comics

Jeffrey Scott has written the definitive sourcebook for anyone interested in the world of animation and script writing.  Infused with humor and a love of the craft, this book is filled with the practical information one needs to get started, and is a great resource for producers, directors and executives already in the business.

Nancy Kanter

Senior Vice President Programming, Disney Junior

Jeffrey Scott is without a doubt the most prolific and accomplished writer of television animation of all time.  Action, comedy—he does it all, and very, very well. I LOVED this book! Maybe if I had read it twenty years ago I would have stayed a writer and not become an executive. 

Andy Heyward

CEO & Chairman, A Squared Entertainment

Jeffrey’s book contains everything you need to know about writing for animation and then some.  Reading this book is a must for anyone interested in excelling in the field.

Haim Saban

CEO & Chairman, Saban Entertainment



Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker  — Screenplay by Jeffrey Scott — View the new production trailerhere.

Producing A Profit In Animation with Max Howard & Mark Simon

Do you have an idea for an animated feature or TV series?

Do you want to make BIG $$$?
How do you avoid losing your shirt in production?
Executive & Producer of Academy Award-Winning Films, Max Howard (Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Iron Giant, Roger Rabbit), and independent animation producer and author, Mark Simon (Tooth Fairy 2, Nickelodeon, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation), will share their secrets that have produced award-winning and money-making animations!
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST/ 6:00 p.m. PST

 2-3+ hours


 Where: Anywhere.
LIVE audio presentation + web slide show.
Talk with Max & Mark from the comfort of your own living room.