Teen Star Sean Michael Afable Visits HABBO’s Virtual World

(Sean Michael Afable with virtual pro DJ's Whimsy and RubeeRED during conversation with more than 6,800 online loggers who participted in the HABBO.COM Q&A last June 8, 2007)

Photo and text by Oliver Carnay

Teen actor Sean Michael Afable, who just received the CAMIE Award trophy for his role in the movie Akeelah and the Bee a few weeks ago, stopped by at HABBO.com (www.Habbo.com )the leading global online virtual world for teenagers, last Friday, June 8, at 3 PM, for a live conversation with celebrated HABBO DJs, Whimsy and RubbeeRED.

As early as 2:30 p.m. about 6,800 loggers were waiting for the teen actor to sign in. The response from listeners and virtual loggers from the two lively DJ’s interview with the teen actor were overwhelming. Aside from his breakout role in the movie Akeelah and the Bee (now available on DVD), Sean talked about his past television appearances, his family, his break-dancing techniques, summer recreations -- his favorite rides this summer, his favorite group band that he listens to, and even introduced the new iPod’s new cyber tv to his fans, and talked over the issue about -- Paris Hilton! You can listen to all this at Sean’s web site: www.SeanMichaelAfable.com

Habbo is a richly colorful, multi-dimensional virtual community and game environment for teens. Users join by creating a fully-customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore many public hang-outs, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Currently there are Habbo communities in 29 countries on five continents. To date, over 78 million Habbo characters have been created and 7 million unique users worldwide visit Habbo each month (source: Nielsen Netratings).

Sulake is an interactive entertainment company focused on online communities, casual multiplayer games and social media. Sulake’s main product is Habbo, a new type of youth brand, which is based on one of the world’s fastest growing online communites for teenagers. Sulake has headquarters in Finland and local offices in 18 countries. Currently the company has over 330 employees worldwide. Go to www.Sulake.com for more information. (For more photos, please go to Photo Gallery)