Hopkins has been a Celebrity Youth Ambassador for The Jonathan Foundation for 6 years, advocating for youth with special needs and disabilities. He also donates his time and services to the non-profit, Lollipop Theatre which brings movie magic, arts, and entertainment to hospitalized children. Currently Jacob has partnered with the clothing brand, All Aspects Apparel as well as an Influencer for Funimation. Hopkins is an accomplished martial artist with a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming, reading, drawing, gaming, and spending time with family and friends.
Terrell Ransom Jr is best known for his role as the voice of Darwin Watterson on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball. Currently he can be seen starring in a new indie feature, based on a true story, called A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton. Which premiered in theaters nationwide on May 30th, 2018.
His career in the entertainment industry actually began at the age of four when he was blessed with his first television role as Theo Carver on the Emmy award winning, daytime soap, Days of Our Lives.
Terrell is also an up-and-coming YouTuber that has garnered over 100k views with his sketch comedy show, Terrell’s World, that he acts in, creates characters for, edits, directs and produces. He shares some of his self-written and self-produced music on the platform as well.
“Tell the kid he’s got it,” said the legendary Mel Blanc with a smile, after listening to a young man’s first demo tape of cartoon character voices. The year was 1984, “the kid,” was Jim Cummings. Since then, the kid has gone on to give life and voice to some of America’s most beloved animal Characters, even a few of the late Mel Blanc’s, and he was even nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as the lovable Tigger on Disney Channel’s “My Friends Tigger and Pooh,” in which he also voices everyone’s favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh.
Born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, Cummings spent Saturday mornings riveted to the TV screen as he mimicked the characters in his favorite cartoons, all the while dreaming that one day he would voice them himself. At age 19, he moved to New Orleans, where he performed as a drummer, a singer, a deck hand on riverboats, and even designed and created Mardi Gras floats, all the while absorbing the rich characters and accents that would someday find expression in animation.
Years later, Cummings relocated to Southern California and managed a video store as he pursued his childhood dream. He gave his first demo to a customer who was also a movie producer, and the rest, as they say, is history. In 1984, Cummings landed his first role as Lionel the lion, in Disney Channel’s “Dumbo Circus.” During his illustrious career, he has worked extensively for the Walt Disney Studios voicing classic characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, King Louis, Kaa the Snake, Pete (formerly peg legged Pete), and more. His many other credits include Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Fat Cat, and Monterey Jack on “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” Don Kamage on “Tailspin,” and too many others to mention here.
Cummings has done scores of voices for Warner Bros, as well, including Taz the Tazmanian Devil himself, Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” ”Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Batman,” ”Pinky and the Brain,” ”Tazmania,” “Duck Dodgers,” and more. Other credits include “King of the Hill,” “Bump in the Night,” “Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “The Replacments,” “The Addams Family,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Star Wars Clone Wars,” “The Simpsons,” “Barnyard,” and “Catdog.”
Not Limited to the small screen, Cummings has acted in several blockbuster feature films for Dreamworks including “Shrek,” “Antz,” “Kung Fu Panda’s Furious 5,” “Hook,” “The Bee Movie,” “Balto,” and more. His credits read like a top-list of animated and live-action films. Credits include “Who framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Little Mermaid,” ‘Aladdin,” “Tarzan,” “Pocahontas,” “The Lion King,” “Babe: Pig in the City,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Brother Bear 2,” “The Princess and The Frog” to name a few.
Cummings’ uncanny ability to sing in character and voice match for stars who are, in his words, “great actors, just not great singers,” has led to many platinum and gold records for soundtracks like “Anastasia,” “The Lion King,” “Fox and the Hound,” “Pocahontas,” “Hurcules,” and more. He was also AC, the lead singer of the famed California Raisins.
As of late, Jim is enjoying being the only American performer in the primary cast of “Gnomeo and Juliet,” where he plays the amorous garden flamingo, Featherstone. He is excited for the release on July 15th of the sequel to the animated Disney Classic, “Winnie the Pooh” in which he plays both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, too! He will also be playing an evil African Warlord, Budzo, in the upcoming feature film, “Zambezia,” which is being released later this year.
Cummings’ work in voice over includes hundreds of television and radio commercials, movie trailers, promos, and videogames. “Pretty much anything involving microphones, music, noise in general, and padded walls,“ jokes the affable actor, and “remember, only you can prevent forest fires,” so says Smokey the Bear, aka Jim Cummings. No matter how busy Cummings, schedule may be, it all stops when Famous Fone Friends of Make a Wish Foundation call on behalf of a very ill child and distraught family in need of a phone call from their favorite cartoon character. “Just bringing a respite, however brief, and perhaps a smile and giggle or two, means so much to the child and their family. I consider it a true blessing to be able to do that.”
Cummings is a proud father of four and resides somewhere in California with his beautiful two younger daughters Grace and Lulu Rose…and their critters.
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),"Zoltan Kulle" from Diablo 3, "Abathur" from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games - appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)
Currently you can find him as “Zeb Orrelios” and other characters in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, as “Shoe” and “Sparky” in Laika’s The Boxtrolls, and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on Hip Hop superstar LOGIC’s amazing album “The Incredible True Story”
He’s also appeared on the Emmy award-winning Transformers: Prime, playing "Starscream." “Sub-Zero,” “Reptile and “Bo’Rai Cho” in Mortal Combat X, Several characters on Wabbit, Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, The Regular Show, Doc McStuffins, Uncle Grandpa, Wander over Yonder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as the terrifying anti-bender "Amon" on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!
And every Saturday night, Steve takes the helm as "TOM" the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami on Adult Swim.
Elsie Lovelock is a British voice actor and singer who has been acting since the age of 16. If you're active on the internet, odds are you have likely heard her voice somewhere or other – you just didn't know it!She voices for an absolute plethora of different kinds of projects, from video games, animations, mobile games, and TV commercials, as well as singing on the tracks of different albums and soundtracks from a wide range of artists. She has her own YouTube channel where she covers songs from Disney movies, Anime, Video Games, Cartoons and more, with a total view count of over 40 million.
Most recently, she can be heard in Vivziepop's popular original animated cartoon pilot, “Hazbin Hotel” as the singing voice of its main character, Charlie.Some of her video game credits include “Sigrid” and “Nuru” from the Chucklefish title Wargroove, “Sanders” in PAYDAY: Crime War, “Vellatrix” and “Roxxy” in the dating sim Crush Crush, the vocalist of the theme song for the game Never Stop Sneakin', “Marianne” in the horror visual novel “The Letter” by YangYangMobile and as “Doctor Cecilia” in their dating sim Love Esquire, “Sophie” “Yeye” and the singing voice for “Penny” in My Time At Portia, “Maria” in Harvester Games horror title LORELAI, as well as popular mobile games including Heroes Arena, Idle Heroes, Yokai Kitchen, and many many more (she seriously can't remember how many). She also provides some of the female backing vocals for the English version of the song “One Winged Bird” for Umineko: Gold Edition.
Upcoming video games she will be voicing for include the horror game Remothered: Broken Porcelain, as the main protagonist “Jen”, and for adult dating sim lovers, she will be voicing “Abia” in HuniePop 2.
Notable animators and YouTubers she has worked with include Team Four Star, ScottFalco, Dan Bull, Vivziepop, Aphmau, ScrewAttack!, JelloApocalypse, SrPelo, SmashBits Animations, PopToonsTV, Mike Bettencourt, ToucanLDM, and many more. If you're a Pokemon fan and active on Twitter, you may have heard her as the unofficial voice of the meme, the “Scottish Pokemon Trainer”.
On television, she was a contestant as a singer on Britain's Got Talent (ITV) and All Together Now (BBC).She continues to work as a voice actor and singer, and is extremely excited to be guesting at her first American convention.
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human ;) in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa & Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.
In the realm of gaming, he can be heard as Champa & Tapion in the DBZ game universe, Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow Warrior 2, Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others...
Jason is also a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theatre company, the Rude Mechs, and has travelled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.
Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater's Waking Life, NBC's Revolution and Chase, John Ridley's American Crime, Rooster Teeth's Day 5, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rearview Cataclysm.
Leah Clark is an American voice actor and Funimation Staff Script writer.
Recently she can be heard in Nichijou-My Ordinary Life (Mio); My Hero Academia (Himiko Toga); Dragon Ball Z/Super (Launch, Maron, Ogma); Fairy Tail (Mavis); Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi); HighSchool DXD Hero (Asia); Darling in the Franxx (Ikuno), New Game (Yun); KanColle (Yuudachi), Sakura Quest (Maki); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria), and Yuri On Ice (Mari).
Memorable titles and roles include Negima (Nodoka); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Soul Eater (Blair); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); Eden Of This East (Saki); Baka and Test (Minami); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Dragonball GT (Maron); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Suzuka (Suzuka); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); Murmur (Future Diary); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom (Carlita)
Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrial commercials and video games such as Smite and Borderlands II.
As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include RobiHatchi; How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord; Space Battleship Tiramisu; Chio’s School Road; A Certain Magical Index III, and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. Other favorite scripts are Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time; and Strike Witches.
Leah is the co-creator of a YouTube channel called Laure & Clark Explore with Morgan Laure Garrett showcasing experiences at conventions and anime subculture.
Leah studied music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York. She performs and directs regularly for stage productions in the Dallas-FortWorth Area.
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ” and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?”
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com and iTunes.
Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile, The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy research.
A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
Ryan Haywood is an internet gaming personality, voice actor and streamer. By day he works at Rooster Teeth Productions on their YouTube channels Achievement Hunter and Let's Play and by night he streams to his own Twitch channel Sorta Malicious Gaming. He also voices roles in RWBY, Red vs Blue and other RT animated shows.
Shelby Rabara, a native of southern California, is the voice of lovable “Peridot” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. She also can be seen playing “Heidi” in Me and My Grandma alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski, premiering on YouTube Red in 2017. Her television credits include a recurring role on Goliath, with Billy Bob Thornton and produced by David E. Kelley, The Mindy Project, 2 Broke Girls, and Glee.
Kazha is a Rock band founded by a singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige.
Kazuha Oda is a classically trained singer. Her music have appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. She has worked as a singer in various field of music industry from Classic to Heavy Metal in Japan, but her dream had always been to bring her band to tour internationally. She is now an official Ambassador of Music Export Memphis and currently touring nationally representing the birth place of Rock'n'Roll Memphis, Tennessee.
Kazha released their first album "Overture" in 2010.Their first North America tour (includes Mexico) started at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco playing with the Hip Hop group "Far East Movement". Since then, the band have been touring around the world, including Europe and Asia appearing at various festivals and conventions. They have shared the stage with national artists such as George Lynch, Tracii Guns, LA Guns, Y&T, and Trapt until now. Around 2015, the band gradually started to move their base of operations to
Memphis, TN.. Since then, they have been featured on local broadcasts such as WREG News Channel 3, ABC 24 News, and WMC Action News 5.
They continue their musical adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.
Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.
Jeremy Dooley is one of the main content creators for gaming channels Achievement Hunter and Let’s Play. He hosts the Rooster Teeth gameshow, CHUMP, and has written and performed numerous songs for the company. In addition, he is also the lead singer for the band 1551, and author of the “Go Nitro” novel series. When not at work on these projects, Jeremy streams gameplay on his DooleyNotedGaming twitch channel. Originally from Burlington, Massachusetts, Jeremy worked several different jobs and earned a degree in animation before being picked up by Rooster Teeth in 2014 and moving to Austin.
Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her best as Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and she was recently announced as the new voice of Sailor Mars in her favorite show, Sailor Moon! She also voices Nickelodeon’s Lady Bug from Miraculous: Tales of ladybug and Cat Noir.
Beyond voice acting she has a large YouTube following for her singing. She provides vocals to songs in Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and Shantae: Half Genie Hero. She currently casts and directs Skullgirls and is recognizable to eSports fans for hosting IGN’s IPL 4 and 5.
As one of the youngest talents in the industry, Zach Aguilar is an LA-based voice actor known for being a vocal "chameleon". His roles include: Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Tanjiro from Demon Slayer, Koichi from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Genos from One Punch Man, Sieg from Fate/Apocrypha, Arthur Pendragon from The Seven Deadly Sins, Ota from AI: The Somnium Files, Otto from Re:Zero, Kunihiro in Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, and Nikaido from March Comes In Like a Lion to name a few.Zach can also be heard in projects like Sword Art Online, Pokemon Masters, Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Aldnoah.Zero, One Piece, Carole and Tuesday, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Skip Beat!, Judgement, Beyblade Burst, Kakegurui, and more.
When he's not in the booth, Zach can be found streaming on Twitch at twitch.tv/airzach and tweeting about pineapple pizza at twitter.com/airzach
Jād (jade) Saxton is a voice actor and Funimation ADR Director with over 250 roles in anime and video games. She is best known for her roles as Saki Hanajima in Fruits Basket, Kendo in My Hero Academia, Kanna in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Carla in Fairy Tail, Haru in My Roommate is a Cat, Sena Kashiwazaki in Hagani, Rem in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, Megumi in Food Wars, Yuki in Wolf Children, Young Nico Robin in One Piece, Koneko in High School DxD, Hatchin in Michiko & Hachin (Toonami), Faris in Steins; Gate, Haruna in Is This a Zombie?, Miku in Date A Live II, Adèlie in Space Dandy (Toonami), Mira in Dimension W (Toonami), Nona in Death Parade, and Akatsuki in Log Horizon.As a FUNimation ADR director Jād has helmed Endro!, Zombieland Saga, HighSchool DxD HERO (Season 4),Kakuriyo Bed and Breakfast for the Spirits, Magical Girl Raising Project, Interviews with Monster Girls, Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru, Convenience Store Boyfriends and The Silver Guardian! She’s also assistant directed for Love Live Sunshine 2 and Konohana Kitan.
She also lends her voice to video games playing Maeve in Paladins, Expelled Hel in Smite, Muse in Demon Gaze II, and as a Time Patroller in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 & 2.Recent anime roles Jād is excited about: Momo in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Rinne in Island, Utsutsu in Basilisk, Marie in Dies Irae, Guri in Love Tyrant, Kirie in Himouto! Umaru-chan, Naka in KanColle, Jean Rowe in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Mina in Chronos Ruler, Matome in Akiba’s Trip, Garnet in Puzzle & Dragons, Mil in Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON, Kotone in Keijo!, Ruruka inDanganronpa, Lilac in Servamp, Senri in Chaos;Child, Wanchoi in The Silver Guardian, Sophie in Izetta: The Last Witch, Eraser in Handa-Kun, Ximena in Garo the Animation, Mary in Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, Lisa in Terror in Resonance, Constance Raveau in Gangsta, Yoriko in Tokyo Ghoul, and Un in Show By Rock!Oldies but goodies: Perrine in Strike Witches, Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré in Soul Eater, Eve Genoard in Baccano!, Masako in Ghost Hunt, Ai Hibiki in Rolling Girls, Ringo in No-Rin, Ludmila in Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Sio in Nobunagun, Jeanne D'Arc in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Onikiri in Kamisama Kiss, Komissa in Psycho-pass, Fam in Last Exile: Fam The Silver Wing, Tsukumo in Karneval, April in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Karin in Shangri-La, Komoe in A Certain Magical Index, Mayu in B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time, and Mimi Usami in Okami-san & Her Seven Companions.
Follow Jād :www.instagram.com/jadarade/www.facebook.com/jadsaxton/For a full list of her work, please visit www.animenewsnetwork.com
Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. These stories of terror and dread spring from the minds of many talented people around the internet and are compiled into free to listen audiobooks by one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, Horror Storytelling Podcast and Youtuber, is a well known voice for such famous horror stories such as Jeff the Killer, Tales from the Gas Station and Borrasca. He started 9 year ago and over that time has becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre with over 1.5 Million Subscribers. Since then he has moved into VA voice acting. MrCreepyPasta has produced 2 Creepy Pasta Collection Anthologies that have broken the top 50 Horror Anthologies on amazon and The CreepyPasta Comic Book.
FAKKU is the largest English hentai publisher in the world with a constantly growing library of published erotic manga, games, and anime. Based in Portland, Oregon and operating for over a decade, the company works directly with Japanese artists and publishers to make their work available around the world.
Founded in 2016, Interpret As You Will is a collection of four talented individuals from different walks of fandom, who have been presenting panels individually and joined forces to bring an entertaining and educating lens to panels The group has a wide variety of knowledge in many areas, from Disney, Cartoons, Anime, Music, Comedy and more! The group presents interactive and entertaining programming where attendees can laugh and learn.
Collectively, members of Interpret As You Will have more than thirty years of panel presenting experience. The group brings a mixture of panels, game shows, improv comedy, workshops and interactive events, so be sure to check out their unique blend of programming. The current line up is the husband and wife team of Michael and Kelsie Leneski, Benjamin Ainsworth and David Thompson. Presenting together or separately, every event has a dedication of being educating, enlightening and entertaining.
Follow them on Facebook for upcoming appearances and information about giveaways and how you can participate with the group! http://facebook.com/conedutainment
Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied Entertainment industry veteran. She runs a boutique animation studio called Saiko Studios where she caters to long time clients such as Disney, Fox, Spike TV, Mattel, etc. She is also a partner at Studio ANIMETROPOLIS where she produces anime content alongside select Hollywood talent and Japanese anime studios partners. But she is most known for her VFX and acting.
Samantha’s feature live-action work as an actress, VFX, and stunt actress can be seen in: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-DAlita: Battle AngelBlood FestBullExTerminatorsFear The Walking DeadGrindhouse: DeathproofGrindhouse: Planet TerrorHow To Eat Fried WormsIdiocracy Jonah Hex KablueyMacheteMachete KillsMan of the House National Lampoon’s The Stoned AgeOffice Space Predators Sin CitySin City: A Dame To Kill ForShortsTeethTrue Grit
Samantha’s animation work can be seen in:A Scanner DarklyClerks: The Lost Scene Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2Disney’s Villain’s Revenge, Fresh Baked Videogames alongside Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland King of the Hill.
Samantha’s voice work can be heard in various videogames and Japanese anime such as: The Adventures of Kotetsu Baldur’s Gate 2 Birth Black LionBlade of the Phantom Master BRATZ the Videogame City Hunter: The Motion PictureCosplay Complex Dai Guard DC Comic’s DC Universe OnlineDevilman Lady Dragon Front Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the UnderdarkFairy Tail Final Fantasy Unlimited Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate 2 - Shadows of AmnGatchaman Getbackers Getter RoboGun Crazy Happy Lesson Iczer Gal: Iczelion King of Bandit Jing Legend of Crystania Lord of the Rings OnlineLost Universe Magical Play Mazinkaizer Metal Angel Marie Moeyo Ken Nadia: The Secret of Blue WaterNegima New Fist of the Northstar Ninja Resurrection Petite Princess Yucie Pirate 101Princess Blade Pumpkin Scissors Queen Emeraldas Runouni Kenshin: The Motion Picture Rurouni Kenshin the OVAs Sakura Diaries Sakura Wars Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicStar Wars: The Old RepublicStar Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal ThroneSteam Detectives Soul Hunter Tekken: The Motion Picture Trinity Blood Wasteland 3 Wedding Peach Wizard 101 World Series of PokerWorld of WarcraftWorld of Warcraft: Mists of PandariaWorld of Warcraft: Warlords of DraenorWorld of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich KingZone of the Enders: Idolo
When Samantha is not acting or animating, Samantha can often be found fishing, doing archery, practicing her photography, and competing in Cowboy Action Shooting.
Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, Yaya has made over 385 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as well as her own original designs. Her long-standing consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a Craftsmanship Icon in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay. She has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world.
Over the years, Yaya has played a pivotal role in introducing cosplay to the mainstream audience. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network's "King of the Nerds" competition show, starred in the Syfy TV Network's Docu-Series "Heroes of Cosplay", and been interviewed countless times by media outlets about fandom and cosplay.Last year, Yaya lent her image to the comic book series "Wonderous 2: The Yaya Han Saga", produced by Lionforge Comics, and became a legitimate superhero in the comic book world.
Yaya’s current focus is on making tools and materials more available to the cosplay community, through collaborations with global creative companies such as She has been designing a popular line of cosplay sewing patterns with The McCall Pattern Company. JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores released the Cosplay by Yaya Han collections in the categories of fabric, trims and EVA foam in all of their 860 stores, making high quality cosplay-centric materials easily accessible to professionals, and amateur users in North America. She helped launch a sewing machine model for BERNINA and partnered with Dremel to bring rotary tools to JOANN stores. Most recently, Yaya wrote a book about the culture of modern cosplay, called “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay.” It is available in North America on May 5th 2020.
Commercial ventures aside, Yaya often participates in charitable projects involving cosplay, and strives to be a positive force in the community. Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Cosplay.
Aaron Pabon returns! He is not only a Comedian, Convention Personality, Producer, and Pop-Culturist. He is, above all else, a Geek!
For 12 years, Aaron has been a stand-up comedian, performing at over 200 convention/events in 20 states.
Aaron's jokes include current events in geek pop-culture, his crazy experiences at conventions, his adventures in Japan, and his personal experiences being a geek.
Catherine Jones is the owner of GSTQ Fashions, a costume making company based out of Atlanta, GA. Her shop works primarily with the tv, film, and video game industry. You may have seen GSTQ's work on The Gifted, Black Lightning, Rampage, Doom Patrol, and Lodge 49. Recently, her shop worked on the official GramMeowster mascot for Capcom as well as Dave Bautista's Wrestlemania 35 gear.
Travis Wood is the owner of Wooden Leg Studios, a prop making shop based out of Atlanta, GA. His shop works primarily with the tv, film, and video game industry. You may have seen their work on Ant-man and The Wasp, Black Lightning, First Man, Doom Patrol, and Lodge 49. Recently, his shop worked on the official GramMeowster mascot for Capcom.
La Parfait is excited to bring the maid cafe experience to Kami-con! At the cafe, you will enjoy an experience similar to the maid cafes in Japan. There will be delicious food, games, and performances by the maids and butlers! It's an experience you can't find anywhere else!
The maid cafe will be opened for you on Friday from 1pm-8pm, Saturday from 12pm-7pm, and on Sunday from 11am-2pm.
Join the Butlers for a Butler Cafe Cruise through space in honor of Kami-con's starshipwrecked theme! Butler Cafe sessions are on Friday from 4pm-5pm, and Saturday from 6pm-7pm. Butler Cafe is RSVP only, so be sure to get your tickets fast!
Like to plan your convention schedule ahead of time? La Parfait is offering pre-sale tickets!
The maids and butlers of La Parfait are working hard to make your stay at the cafe perfect. We can't wait to serve you at Kami-con 2020~!
Vitamin H is the convention entertainment group who've been delighting nerds across the nation since 2013. They've rocked conventions from New Mexico to West Virginia, and now, they're coming to rock YOU. Together, Vitamin H have spent the past four years showing convention attendees that programming can be more than boring PowerPoints and monotone delivery, and that learning CAN be fun...provided there're enough dumb jokes involved.
Kidd Bowyer is a neon-haired motormouth with a fledgling YouTube show and awful taste in everything. Kidd focuses on old-school nostalgia, quirky counterculture, spine-tingling horror, and stuff where people's heads explode.
Annie "Pathos" Bowyer is a veteran anime fangirl, and occasional Funimation VA who spends most of her time neck-deep in CSS. Pathos specializes in extensive research, carefully crafted graphic design and lots and lots of brain-type facts.
Whether it's horror, humor, history, or just over the top, late night insanity, Vitamin H is dedicated to making sure you laugh and learn.