Otakon Vegas 2014 has announced that writer, translator, and conference interpreter Frederik L. Schodt will be a guest at its first convention.

His best known works on manga include 1983’s Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics, 1996’s Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga, and 2007’s The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution.

Otakon Vegas will be taking place January 3-5, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.