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Special Guests

Special Guest
Jason Liebrecht

Ernesto Jason Liebrecht is an American actor who voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series and video games produced by Funimation/OkraTron 5000 and ADV Films. Some of his major roles include “Lavi” and the “Millennium Earl” in the D.Gray-man series, “Syaoran” in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and Cardcaptor Sakura, “Rob Lucci” in the Funimation dub of One Piece, “Tapion” in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, “Hei” in Darker than Black, “Yato” in the Noragami series, and “Larcade Dragneel” in the final season of Fairy Tail.

Special Guest
Mika Kobayashi

Born in Hiroshima prefecture, pianist and vocalist Mika Kobayashi found her love for music early when she began playing the piano when she was five years old. When she was twenty-two, she won the Grand Prix vocal auditions that had more than a thousand participants. Her consistent work since that moment would later lead to her releasing her first album with much excitement.

Mika has become highly valued as a vocalist, and eventually met composer Hiroyuki Sawano, through which she became one of his recurring collaborators. Together they have worked on songs for popular anime such as Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and others. She is also a special guest performer with the sword performance troupe KAMUI, founded by Kill Bill swordfight choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi, providing musical accompaniment.

Not limited to her activities in Japan, Mika has also toured around Europe and returns there each year, creating more and more fans of her work. She passionately continues her musical endeavours and looks forward to a future full of even more opportunities.

Special Guest
Scott Falco

I’m a 27-year-old YouTuber from Michigan who has been making animations and videos for awhile. I also do speedruns on Twitch with a live viewer minigame called RUN HP where viewers can mess up the run. I’m best known for Side of Salt and my new Totally Legit Speedrun animated series. I wanna inspire people to have fun, speak their minds, and create content.

Special Guest
EXELIA

Exelia is a cosplayer from England who has been cosplaying since 2005! She has represented the United Kingdom in some of the biggest cosplay competitions in the world: World Cosplay Summit, Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, and European Cosplay Gathering.

She has appeared at many events as an experienced judge and speaker, giving informative panels and sharing her experiences as a cosplay representative worldwide.

She has a keen eye for detail and can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing costumes at Youmacon!

Special Guest
Scarfing Scarves

Tyler Willis is the creator behind Last Week Lolita News, a lolita fashion news show made specifically for people who would take out your left eye with a parasol if they thought it would get them even an inch closer to getting their dream dress. She discusses the happenings of the week in lolita, dissects the general bickering into satisfying soundbites, and generally works as a giant envoy of catharsis for the lolita community at large.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScarfingScarves/videos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScarfingScarves/

Special Guest
Samantha Inoue-Hart

Samantha’s most recent work can be seen in season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead as a zombie and VFX in James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel.

Her feature film work as an actress & VFX artist can be seen in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl 3-D, Grindhouse, Predators, Machete, Machete Kills, Sin City, Sin City 2, Teeth, True Grit, Jonah Hex, Idiocracy, and Office Space.

Her Animation work can be seen in Justin Roiland’s Fresh Baked Video Games, A Scanner Darkly, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2, and Clerks.

Her voice work can be heard in DC Comics’ DC Universe Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Lord Of The Rings Online, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, World of Warcraft Dragon Front, Pirate101, and Baldur’s Gate 2.

She can also be heard in anime like Gatchaman, Birth, Shuten Doji, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Black Lion, Iczer Gal: Iczelion, Wedding Peach, Legend of Crystania, The Adventures of Kotetsu, Metal Angel Marie, City Hunter: The Motion Picture, Sakura Diaries, Rurouni Kenshin the OVAs and Motion Picture, Tekken: The Motion Picture, Ninja Resurrection, Lost Universe, Getter Robo, Devilman Lady, Queen Emeraldas, Steam Detectives, Soul Hunter, Dai Guard, Sakura Wars, Zone of the Enders Idolo, Mazinkaiser, Magical Play, Princess Blade, King of Bandit Jing, Final Fantasy Unlimited, Happy Lesson, Gun Crazy, Cosplay Complex, Petite Princess Yucie, New Fist Of The Northstar, Getbackers, Moeyo Ken, Blade of the Phantom Master, Trinity Blood, Negima, Pumpkin Scissors, and Fairy Tail.

Special Guest
Jim Foronda

Jim Foronda is a Texas-based voice actor. A former ad copywriter, Jim began voice acting while writing commercials for Hasbro Toys, occasionally being tasked with voicing characters like Optimus Prime and Mr. Potato Head in toy ads. Since then, he’s been all manner of person, monster, robot, and… well, anything… in games like the Borderlands franchise, Battleborn, SMITE, Killing Floor 2, Hero Academy, and Dungeon Boss. (This year, he’s super-excited to be voicing Claptrap in Borderlands 3.) Anime-wise, he can be heard in Black Clover, My Hero Academia, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, One Piece, and more.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys photography, games of the video and tabletop variety, occasional trips to Japan, building LEGO stuff, and working on a novel that he will probably never, ever finish. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 8 years old, Jim wears an insulin pump. By medical definition that totally makes him an actual, for real cyborg. He has yet to jump over a house or lift an automobile with his bare hands.

Special Guest
Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke has voiced over 200 characters during his career, including “Handsome Jack” from the Borderlands video game series, “Cell” and “Paragus” from the Dragon Ball Z franchise and “Scar” from Fullmetal Alchemist.

He has also appeared in guest roles on Supernatural, NCIS, and CSI: Miami.

Special Guest
Brianna Knickerbocker

Brianna is honored to voice “Rin” in the cult classic remake Catherine: Full Body. She is known for voicing the one and only waifu of all waifus: “Rem”, in the English dub for the legendary anime Re:ZERO. Other credits include “Wiz” in Konosuba, the adorable “Filo” in the popular anime The Rising of a Shield Hero, “Shenhua” in the newest addition to the cult hit, Shenmue III, and she reprised her role as “Rem” in Isekai Quartet. In 2016, BTVA awarded her with Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year (editor’s pick + people’s choice).

Other well-known roles include: “Elaine” (Seven Deadly Sins), “Sakura”, “Ninian”, “Charlotte”, and “Est” (Fire Emblem Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Heroes, Warriors), “Dana” (Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana) and “Princess Rosa Cosette D’Elise” in the AAA game, Ace Combat 7, “Claire” in God Eater 3 (video game), and “Rita” in the anime feature film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.

Brianna loves singing as well and recently covered “Rem’s” song “Wishing”, out now on Spotify, iTunes, and other streaming platforms: https://apple.co/2Hrd1Q0. She’s also an all-around horror addict and currently producing her first horror short!

Special Guest
Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn is the mind behind the (very different) webcomics UnCONventional (unconventional-comic.com) and The Chronicles of Crosarth (crosarth.com). The Chronicles of Crosarth is an epic story of steampunk adventure, where the fate of the world may lay in the hands of the crew of the airship HMS Hummingbird. On the other hand, UnCONventional is the story of a small, Midwestern fandom convention, and the only thing at risk is the staff’s sanity as they try to plan each year’s event.

Trae also runs Nerd & Tie (nerdandtie.com), which covers in-depth stories on convention news, and they host a number of podcasts, including The Nerd & Tie Podcast (which covers convention and geek culture stories), Stormwood & Associates (an RPG actual play podcast), and BS-Free Witchcraft (covering the modern witchcraft movement).

Special Guest
Tyson Rinehart

Tyson’s breakout role was as lovable hacker “Daru” in Steins;Gate. He is also known for his work as “Matsuda” in High School DxD, “Lord Okuninushi” in Kamisama Kiss (Season 2), “Hifumi Yamada” in Danganronpa: the Animation, “John Giant”, “Oimo”, “Dice”, and “Bartolomeo” in the One Piece universe, and as the Devil Ape himself, “Enji Koma” in Tokyo Ghoul.

Recent roles include “Cassarale” in Dragon Ball Super; “Shinya Ozeki” in Hinomaru Sumo; “Ranga” in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime; “Geek” in AFTERLOST, “Shikibu” the gentle giant in Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, “Luke” in Ai no Kusabi, “Metal Face” in B’t X, and “Machina” in Dies Irae. His work in video games includes “Cabrakan” and “Dark Lord Sun Wukong” from SMITE, and “Hogarth” in Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

Tyson also works as an ADR scriptwriter, providing English language dialogue for shows like Rilakkuma and Kaoru, Kakegurui (Season 2), Brave Witches, Dies Irae, Back Street Girls, Gokudols, and The Promised Neverland.

Special Guest
DC Douglas

After 30 years in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, it’s easiest to just get to the beef.

VIDEO GAMES: “Albert Wesker” in seven Resident Evil games — from 2007’s Umbrella Chronicles to 2016’s Umbrella Corp — a decade of badassery. Oh, and there’s “Legion” in Mass Effect 2 & 3, “Kamoshida” in Persona 5, “Pod 042” in Nier: Automata, “Diego” in DOA 6, “Azrael” in BlazBlue, “Raven” in Tekken 6, foxy grandpa “Gunter” in Fire Emblem: Fates and many more..

ANIME: “Yoshikage Kira” in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, “Edo” in Netflix’s Ultraman, “Gekko” in Boruto, “Kershner” in Sirius The Jaeger, “Igari” in Baki, “Ryu” in the cult hit Backstreet Girls: Gokudolls, “X Drake” in One Piece, “Shoot McMahon” in Hunter x Hunter, “Jasley” in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2, and many more only 12 people know about.

CARTOONS: “Newton” on The Rocketeer, “Chase” on Transformers: Rescue Bots, “Colonel Rawls” on the final season of Regular Show, “Superman” on Family Guy, and a few pilots that died lonely and unseen.

FILM & TV: “Pa Kettle” in Z Nation, “Bud” in Sharknado 2, “Zepht” in Star Trek: Enterprise, “Aiden Wexler” in SyFy’s Isle of the Dead, and another 200+ appearances on random shows and weird films over the last 25 years.

Check him out on IMDB and DCDouglas.com to spot more titles you know.

REMEMBER: If you only attend ONE thing of D.C.’s this weekend, make sure it’s his Notorious [Zombie Related] Fanfic Show on Saturday night!

Special Guest
Colleen O’Shaughnessy

Colleen O’Shaughnessey has voiced numerous characters on anime and animated series, features, video games, commercials and toys. She plays ChoCho on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Dana on Mecard, Kajika on Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Sayla on Mobile Suit Gundam. She is the voice of Sora on Digimon & Digimon Tri, Ino & Konohamaru on Naruto, Kelsey/Glitter Sunny on the Glitter Force, Anna from K Return of Kings, Nel on Bleach, Tails on Sonic Boom, Wasp on the Avengers, and Jazz on Danny Phantom, to name a few.

Some features include the role of Perle in Sailor Moon Super S, Storks, Monsters University, Ponyo, Spirited Away & Cars. She is Alicia Melchiott from Valkyrie Chronicles, Genis Sage from Tales of Symphonia, Kos Mos from Xenosaga, the female Asura from Guild Wars 2, multiple characters on Hitman, Southpark-Stick of Truth & The Fractured But Whole, Final Fantasy VII & X111, Fallout 4, and many more games.

Follow her on Twitter – @VOColleen

Special Guest
Austin Tindle

His birth was foretold by a swallow, in a remote location in Orlando, Florida. At the moment he burst forth from the womb a new star formed and illuminated the sky, the seasons suddenly changed from winter to spring and a double rainbow appeared. At three weeks old he had learned to walk and by eight weeks he was talking. His voice over career began soon after. He was raised in Austin, Texas, which was retroactively named after him.

He has since voiced many characters in English dubbed anime including: Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul), Marco Bodt (Attack on Titan), Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom), Avilio Bruno (91 Days), Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun), Ichirohiko (The boy and the Beast). Leads include: Is This a Zombie, Guilty Crown, D-Frag, Gonna Be The Twin-Tail, Prince Of Stride, Prison School, Tamo No-Rin, ACCA, Maria the Virgin Witch, Snow White with the Red Hair, Trickster, Shangri-La, Cross Ange, My Love Story and more.

Austin currently resides in Dallas Texas, where he enjoys his leisure time as a master golfer, after picking up the game for the first time in 2016 when he shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. He consists on a humble diet and employs a servant to inspect every grain of rice that is served to him; any with the most minor of flaws is discarded. He has never used a toilet as his body recycles everything it consumes with flawless efficiency. Also, he invented the hamburger.

Special Guest
Tara Sands

Tara Jayne Sands can be heard as over 50 characters on the original Pokemon series, including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Other roles include Biscuit in Hunter x Hunter, Mokuba in Yugioh, Kari in Digimon Adventure Tri, Circe in Generator Rex, Summer in Barbie: Life In The Dream House, Karla in Gundam Thunderbolt, Kombu Infinity in One Punch Man, Death 13/Mannish Boy in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cynthia in Pokemon Generations, Anna in Shaman King, Young Ban and Luigi in Seven Deadly Sins, Tobisuke in Beyblade Burst, Rena in Ultraman, Filia in Slayers, Young Jin in Anohana, Queen Badiane in Sailor Moon SuperS The Movie, Chase in Fighting Foodons, and more. She has played roles in episodes of Celebrity Deathmatch, Sailor Moon, Shamanic Princess, Magic Knight Rayearth, , Naruto, DuRaRaRa!!, Kirby, One Piece, TV Funhouse, Tiger and Bunny and much more!

Tara has also voiced characters in a number of video games including Sonya in Fire Emblem Echoes and Fire Emblem Heroes, Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Masaru in Danganronpa , Jin in Dead Island, Leah in God Eater 2, Pipotchi in Ape Escape 2, in addition to roles in Avatar, Singularity, Final Fantasy, NieR: Automata, Dishonored among others.

She has a bunch of other projects that are top secret that she can’t wait to share!

Tara has narrated over 200 audiobooks and for over 100 episodes, Tara was the on-camera host of the Cartoon Network show “Fridays.”

Special Guest
Micah Solusod

He may not have magical powers but Micah Solusod is a fair-trade, free range professional voice actor and illustrator.

Hailing from Hawaii, this rapscallion is best known for his breakout role as Soul in Soul Eater. Since then, he has gone on to voice characters such as Yuichiro in Seraph of the End, Touma in A Certain Magical Index, Yurio in Yuri!!! On Ice, Akito in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, Coby in One Piece, Asano in Assassination Classroom, Best Jeanist in My Hero Academia, Eriol in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, Frankenstein in Code:Realize, Ame in Wolf Children, Arata in ReLIFE, Kakeru in Orange, Black/King of Despair in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Hakkai in Saiyuki Reload Blast, Bea in Space Dandy, Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, Su-Won in Yona of the Dawn, Kaidou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Yuno in Toonami’s Black Clover and most recently Kirill in DOUBLE DECKER – Doug & Kirill!

He can also be heard in the world of video games as Giblet in the award winning mobile game Dragon Ball Legends, Shadow Spirit Ah Puch in SMITE, and Daryon in the indie RPG Edge of Eternity!

When he’s not posting terrible puns on Twitter, Micah co-runs an indie art group with his wife called Painapple Studio. Their webcomic, Ties That Bind, is now available as a graphic novel on Amazon.

Special Guest
David Vincent

David is a anime and video-game voice actor who is best known as Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in Bleach, Senketsu in Kill la Kill, Gilgamesh in the Fate series, Robin in Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Smash Bros. and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

David has also voiced Marshal Law in the Tekken Series, T-Hawk in Super Street Fighter IV and Jin Kisaragi & Hakumen in the BlazBlue series.

Special Guest
Amanda Miller

From voicing Cherche and Sully, the knight nicknamed “The Woman to End All Men” in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Awakening to losing her ever-loving mind as Junko Enoshima and Toko Fukawa in the Danganronpa video game series, Amanda is best known for playing spunky, badass, and occasionally deranged heroines (and villains) in anime and video games. You can currently hear her as Sailor Jupiter in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, and as Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations airing on Toonami.

She also plays the character of Jade and is the creator, writer, and producer of the paranormal comedy mockumentary series Ghosts ‘n Stuff Inc on YouTube.

Special Guest
Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan is the voice of Naruto and won an Emmy for voiceover for “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks”. She also plays Principal Perry on Disney XD’s LAB RATS and it’s spin-offs for 5 years. She does lots of animation including The Loud House, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Shimmer and Shine, Rango, Ice Age 3, etc.

She’s been in many movies including 500 Days of Summer, Transformers 3, Yes Man, The Station Agent and many more and continues to guest star on hit series like The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Mike and Molly, Last Man Standing, Shameless (recurring) and more. Look for complete credits on IMDB.

Currently she is recording BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS

Special Guest
Comfort & Adam

Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated husband and wife comic creating team. They write, draw, color, letter, and design all their work as an equal duo. Comfort and Adam made their name as professional self-publishers with their acclaimed series The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. They wrote a massive how to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics in 2015 and have gone onto write the webseries Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts) while continuing work on The Uniques.

When they’re not working on their comics, you can find the couple as guests of comic and anime conventions from coast to coast. They are also educational and motivational speakers, educators, and still find the occasional moment for a side-gig in illustration here and there.

Comfort and Adam believe in the philosophy that great stories and art can be both fun and challenging, and you don’t have to choose between entertaining an audience and making them think. In their work, they always seek to do both.

Special Guest
Jon St. John

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.

One of the first voice actors in video games, Jon is best known as the voice behind the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, and he is also heard on games such as: Sonic Adventures, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek: Online, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Rad Rodgers, This is the Police, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.

Jon is heard as lead characters in two of the world’s top eSports tournament games, DoTA2 and Counterstrike: GO

An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans…so don’t be shy, step right up and shake his hand!

Special Guest
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal is a writer & actor known primarily for games and animation, including games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Sunset Overdrive, Persona, Saints Row, .//Hack, Minecraft Story Mode, shows including Legion of Superheroes, Afro Samurai, Young Justice, RWBY, Camp Camp, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, Ducktales, Space Racers, Batman Ninja, Gotham By Gaslight and Ben 10 and popular anime: Naruto, Tiger & Bunny, Gurren Lagann, just to name a few.

TV/Film credits include Geek&Sundry’s RPG show TitansGrave: The Ashes of Valkana, Critical Role: One Shot with Sam Riegel, two episodes of Tabletop on Geek & Sundry and Yuri starred in Legendary’s revolutionary sci-fi series Orbital Redux. He co-authored Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic & sequel VOVA: The Extended Edition with Tara Platt as well as noirvella Tough City.

Special Guest
Tara Platt

Actress/author, Tara has performed internationally in film, TV, animation and theatre.

VO credits include: Marvel’s recent award-winning Marvel’s Spider-Man (as Yuri Watanabe), DC VS MK, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Legion of Superheroes, Naruto, Persona, Ducktales, Sailor Moon, Ben 10, Saints Row, Drakengard3, RWBY, Gundam Unicorn, and Sunset Overdrive. Tara and husband Yuri Lowenthal wrote Voice-Over Voice Actor and sequel VOVA: The Extended Edition for anyone interested in getting into voice-over. Platt and Lowenthal just gave a TEDx talk on Storytelling. @taraplatt