November 3rd - 6th 2016 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Joel McDonald is a voice actor, Oreo enthusiast, and ADR director with Funimation Entertainment. He’s directed Space Dandy, Assassination Classroom, One Piece, Initial D, Sgt. Frog, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece: Film Z, and a dozen or so more.
As an adaptive scriptwriter, Joel has worked with Funimation on projects like DBZ: Kai, Claymore, and Linebarrels of Iron, and with Bang Zoom! on Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Stay Night. But wait! He acts, too! He’s Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Minato in Sekirei, Poland in Hetalia, Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!, and Takumi in Initial D. But the gamers among you may have heard him in Borderlands 2 as Captain Flynt, Smite as Mercury, Tales of Xillia 2 as Chronos, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct as Deputy Lee, and as Aoi Tokura in the webcomic Rainy Cocoa. He’s nice. Come say hi.
Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his Anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then, Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, Known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Ikkaku in Bleach, Obito/Nagato in Naruto,Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, Space Dandy, Tiger & Bunny, Digimon Fusion, Sword Art Online, Nura, La Grange and many many more. Vic is currently playing characters in Free!, Black Butler, Escaflowne, Durarara, Rwby, Garo, SailorMoon, World Of Warcraft, Karneval, Attack On Titan and several others. Vic also played roles G4’s Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie.
Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Avengers, Pac Man, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. Finally, in additionto anime and music, Vichas a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series. He is executive producer of the award winning web series “Star Trek Continues”, where he is not only directing, but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.
Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in "Dragonball Z", Agent Shu in "Battle of Gods" and "Resurrection F", Gluttony in "Fullmetal Alchemist", Holy Roman Empire in "Hetalia", Face McShooty and Mal in "Borderlands 2", Tecchi in "Sword Art Online 2", Jack the Ripper in "Soul Eater", Miyamoto and M1 in "Yu Yu Hakusho", Taruru in "Sgt. Frog", Boo and Whitey in "Shin Chan", Hanai in "School Rumble", Ukyo in "Ouran High School Host Club", Chamo in "Negima", Babbit in "Kodocha", Siegfried in "Kenichi", and Hanbei in "Sengoku Basara" represent some of Chris's favorite and best known roles.
You may have also heard him in: The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, Big Windup!, D. GrayMan, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, RIN, Speed Grapher, Oh! Edo Rocket, Summer Wars, Initial D, Deadman Wonderland, Fairy Tail, Case Closed, Space Dandy, Aldnoah Zero, Michiko & Hatchin, and Your Lie in April.
As an ADR Director, Chris has had the pleasure of casting/directing/asst. directing such titles as: The Seven Deadly Sins, Dragonball Z Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans.
As a writer, he has adapted and/or assisted on scripts for Case Closed, Negima, Witchblade, Ouran High School Host Club, Bamboo Blade, AM Driver, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Blood Lad, Initial D, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans.
He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games. Some of his favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as a contributing guitarist in Guitar Hero 3, Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken, and Tatsu in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
For additional information, visit “Chris Cason’s Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook and @Casonworld on Twitter.
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other fan faves include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodco Internet Radio and cohosts “The Big Bald Broadcast” geek news podcast for that network. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.
Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, HalfLife: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Heroes of Newerth, Rochard, Guild Wars 2, CounterStrike, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter and Bombshell to name just a few. Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Bud light, Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon.
Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks including Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans so be sure to step right up and shake his hand.
Ryter Rong is an indie author who will be hosting a panel on writing/self-publishing at this event. Her name means controversy. She takes historical fiction to a new level with her debut novel, "Ireland Calls My Name". Set during the Cromwellian conquest in 1649, Ryter explores the truths of love and drama against the backdrop of genocide and slavery, for a people who, now, have a voice.