Special Guests

Special Guest

Long time Youmacon personality known for his many antics across various fields of media, Kroze has been sticking his head into all sorts of projects for many years now. From writing, to music, to voice acting, and even hosting an online game show involving people playing video games over dunk tanks, Kroze keeps on plugging away at whatever new projects pop up. He’s been involved in helping online groups such as TeamFourStar, Rooster Teeth, SFS Animation, 91.8 The Fan, ComicOnline and more! He even was involved with writing the official theme song to the ABC Studios TV show Lost. Currently Kroze can be found voice casting and directing several indie video games (including a couple upcoming VR titles) along with working on an upcoming brand new anime inspired music album with his long time collaborators Baschfire and Hatch. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also in charge of marketing and licensing for the tabletop game company Solis Game Studios working on the recently crowned “Best of GenCon 2022” dueling game Pocket Paragons. He just won’t stop until he is able to get himself into an actual episode of Kamen Rider in some way/shape/or form… yes Toei, this is in fact a threat. Come check out Kroze’s various antics and don’t be afraid to stop and say hi! Especially if you are down to chat some Tokusatsu!

Special Guest
Comfort and Adam

Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated husband and wife comic creating team. They write, draw, color, letter, and design all their work together 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 also wrote a massive how-to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics and the comic miniseries Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts). Their work can be found on the site Webtoon.com, where they’ve been read by millions. 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 writing and 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. They live in Grand Rapids, MI with their five cats. When they’re not drawing, writing, or answering messages they can frequently be seen walking up and down the trail behind their house talking about stories.

Special Guest
Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with an impressive and diverse list of credits.
He’s the voice of Zhongli in the worldwide sensation, Genshin Impact, Torbjörn in
Overwatch, Hisoka on Hunter x Hunter, Hawk Moth on the fan favorite Miraculous-Tales
of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Speedwagon in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gouhin in Beastars, and
Jetfire in the Netflix Original series, Transformers, War for Cybertron trilogy.
He can also be heard as Iyami in Mr. Osomatsu, En in Dorohedoro, and Vector the
Crocodile in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Resident Evil fans know him as H.U.N.K.
Soul Calibur fans will recognize him as Zasalamel, and in Persona 5 he voices the
villainous Masayoshi Shido.

Not enough for you? Here are a few other titles under his VO belt: TMNT, Jujutsu Kaisen,
Amphibia, League of Legends, Kuroko’s Basketball, One Punch Man, My Hero Academia,
Sailor Moon, Star Wars Squadrons, Bungo Stray Dogs, Fate/Apocrypha, Fire Emblem,
Glitter Force, Bleach, World of Warcraft, Skate-Leading Stars, Dead or Alive, Call of Duty
Black Ops, Gundam: The Origin, Danganronpa, and Big City Greens.
Other notable credits include: Lupin the IIIrd, and Dr. Wily in Megaman.

For more info on Keith Silverstein visit his website at www.keithsilverstein.com, or check
out Keith Silverstein on Instagram, and @SilverTalkie on Twitter.

Special Guest
Blending his love of video game, movie, and anime soundtracks with his passion for electronic music production, VGR takes game music to the main stage and transforms his favorite video game soundtracks into festival-ready bangers. Having previously partnered with Cartoon Network for projects such as the official Steven Universe Future Remix compilation and the channel’s Theme Songs Holiday Remix compilation, as well as collaborated with popular streamer and influencer LilyPichu, VGR also releases original music under his alternate alias, Nokae. As Nokae, VGR released tracks on prestigious labels such as Monstercat and produced music for video games, such as the award-winning, cross-platform Rocket League. With more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and 200 million plays across all platforms under both aliases, VGR has made it his mission to create music that, beyond the simple act of listening, leads his audience on an expansive musical journey.
Special Guest
Jonah Scott
Jonah Scott is a Voice Actor, Singer and Twitch Streamer from Los Angeles. Jonah has provided his ‘Leading Man’ voice to many video games and serials including Netflix’s BEASTARS, Dying Light 2, Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and more. Not just an accomplished actor, he is a classically trained singer with over 15 years of instruction across all disciplines. When he’s not behind the mic, he is streaming content to his large Twitch community, watching anime or playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends.
Special Guest
Kara Edwards

Kara Edwards is a professional voice actor known for her young, fresh sound and wide
range of characters.

Kara’s career began right out of high school when she was hired to co-host the
“Squeege and Kara” show on Radio Disney. Radio would eventually take Kara to the
East Coast where she produced and co-hosted morning shows in Charlotte, NC for
over five years.

While in Dallas working for Disney, Kara attended an open-call audition for a popular
show called Dragon Ball Z. She was cast as Goten and Videl…and then hooked, as
voice acting would soon become her main focus, leading her to take the leap to
full-time in 2006 and once again head west. She will return in the upcoming Dragon
Ball Super.

Other credits include Disney, T-Mobile, Nintendo, Lord & Taylor, Mattel and Sports
Illustrated, as well as Yu Yu Hakusho from the Cartoon Network, Heaven’s Lost
Property, the Solty Rei DVD series, the hit pre-school series Raggs currently on PBS,
and many more. Kara also voices and produces monthly audio versions of the popular
children’s magazine Highlights High Five and Ask Arizona for highlightskids.com.
Recently, she was announced as Hikage in the Senran Kagura dub.
When Kara does take time to step away from the mic, she can usually be found out
and about with her favorite gadget, her trusted Nikon. Kara’s love for photography
began at an early age and she’s continually amazed by the opportunities it’s brought

A few of Kara’s other favorite pastimes include playing guitar on her studio balcony,
playing with her puppy Kingston, eating unusual foods, and exploring new places.

Learn more about her at www.karaedwards.com

Special Guest
Nanashi Mumei

Guardian of “Civilization”

A member of the Council and the Guardian of “Civilization,” a concept crafted by mankind.

As a living embodiment of the sum of mankind’s efforts—the mark that humans have left on the world—she is far removed from her fellow members, as well as other lifeforms. Due to not being created by the Gods, she was free to choose her own appearance, and decided to make herself owl-like, after the bird that symbolizes wisdom.

She is gentle, wise, and an unbelievably hard worker. As a well-traveled vagabond, she is blessed with a wealth of knowledge of the world. She has seen, heard, and experienced so many things that she has forgotten most of them, one of them being her own name.

For some reason, she seems to project a rather pitiable aura. Perhaps this is in part thanks to the loneliness she has often felt in her perennial travels. That is what gave her the idea of making her own friend out of a material that was indispensable to the development of human civilization: paper.

“It may fade and rip, but once a friend, forever a friend.”


Special Guest
Ceres Fauna

Keeper of “Nature”

A member of the Council and the Keeper of “Nature,” the second concept created by the Gods.

She has materialized in the mortal realm as a druid in a bid to save nature.

She has Kirin blood flowing in her veins, and horns that are made out of the branches of a certain tree; they are NOT deer antlers.

“Nature” refers to all organic matter on the planet except mankind.

It is long said that her whispers, as an avatar of Mother Nature, have healing properties. Whether or not that is true is something only those who have heard them can say.

While she is usually affable, warm, and slightly mischievous, any who anger her will bear the full brunt of Nature’s fury.


Special Guest
Pavolia Reine

“Perhatian, sang putri merak yang tertiup angin, aku Pavolia Reine dari hololive ID.”

Lady of the Peafowl. While studying at a magic academy, she was involved in an incident and transferred to the human world.

Since then, she has been unable to use much of her magic.

Very fond of sweets, but weak with overly spicy food. At first glance, she seems to be the elegant type, but people who spend some more time with her will find out that she has more of a dorky personality. To quite a number of viewers, her laugh has been perceived as similar to a car engine starting.



Special Guest
Ayunda Risu

Hewwrroo everyone ~!!”; “Purupuru ganbari Risu ~!”

A squirrel girl from a magical forest.

She was lost in the human world, but due to certain circumstances, she ends up living in the home of a kind older sister.

To return the favor, she decides to become a VTuber.

Risu act, most of the time, just like a squirrel she is. She loves to do subtle pranks on people, shy with new people, and love to tease her viewer. Her laugh is also one of her unique characteristic.


Special Guest
Film Reroll
Film Reroll is an improv storytelling crew of actors, directors, voiceover artists, gamers, and one mad scientist. We started with two mics on a dining table and grew– entirely grassroots– to a bi-weekly podcast, a monthly recap, and a traveling live version of our show. After recently hosting Steve Jackson himself (the creator of GURPS) as a player, we thought maybe we should quit while we’re ahead, until we realized how much more fun we could have bringing “Reroll Live!” to an unsuspecting con near you. So grab a seat at the Reroll table and get ready to ruin some classic films with a single roll of the dice!
Paulo is an actor, singer and composer. He got his start in New York independent theater, and has gone on to perform everywhere from small towns in Turkey to the main stage at Carnegie Hall, playing lead roles in over 50 plays and appearing on screen in a dozen films and TV shows. Currently he is a repertory member of the Russian Arts Theater in New York where he portrayed Konstantin in The Seagull and Ikharev in The Gamblers, among other roles. He’s also currently working on early development of a new play, In Loving Memory of the Dead by Ellen McLaughlin and Joe Goodkin. Paulo is the creator and host of The Film Reroll podcast. twitter.com/pauloquiros pauloquiros.com
Joz has appeared in film, theatre, opera, circus, modeling, and dance shows, and has designed movement, music, costumes, and props in between. Highlights have included performances Off-Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Old Globe, New York Fashion Week, Opera Western Reserve, and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as several independent films that have won festival recognition like Kim Garland’s activist horror short, “Body Image.” Joz’s writing has been published by Vox and in literary magazines, and Joz recently wrote Appalachian folk dubstep music for a production of Alice in Wonderland (Havoc Movement Company). As a podcaster and producer, Joz is a founding member of the improv team of “Film Reroll” and runs that and the spinoff chat show “Reroll B-Roll.” Joz holds an MFA from The Old Globe Shiley Graduate Acting Program, as well as RYS yoga and aerial yoga teacher certifications. www.jozvam.com, @jozjams on TikTok, and @therealjozvam on Twitter
Andy is an author, actor, legal contractor and game designer hailing from the Philadelphia area. He has written multiple plays for the Contemporary Theater Company in Rhode Island, among other northeastern venues, and has taught playwriting and drama to students of all ages. He is the creator of the podcast-game-collaborative-storytelling experiment All My Wicked Nephews Crave the Throne (official launch pending), and is currently working on his debut collection of short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Weresharks. He is a founding member of the Film Reroll podcast.
Kara is a livestreamer, film & theater director, and podcaster, as well as a graduate of The New School for Drama’s MFA program and Columbia University. She is the Artistic Director of Torn Out Theater, which produces work that examines sex, gender, and body politics. Her online work focuses on curating inclusive queer communities on her stream, where she discusses and reinterprets classic and contemporary texts.
Scott Aiello is a twenty-year veteran actor of stage, screen, and voice-over. Best known for his narration of science fiction and fantasy novels, he has voiced over 150 audiobooks. Among his favorites are Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain (A. Lee Martinez), Second Hand Curses and The Case of the Damaged Detective (Drew Hayes),The Cyberiad (Stanislaw Lem), and The Big Front Yard (Clifford D. Simak). He won a Golden Earphone Award in 2015 for his narration of Small Mercies (Eddie Joyce) and has been nominated for two Audie Awards (2013 / 2019) and two SOVAS Awards (2019 / 2020). On television, Scott is best known for his recurring character Tommy Barkow on Showtime’s Billions. He has also appeared in guest-starring roles on Blue Bloods (CBS), The Good Fight (CBS), God Friended Me (CBS), The Last O.G. (TBS), Law & Order SVU (CBS), and The Deuce (HBO). He is also a regular improvisor on the podcast The Film Reroll, where favorite cinema classics are played-through as role-playing games and turned upside down (www.filmreroll.com). Scott is a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division. Please visit scottaiello.com for more.
Special Guest
Mystery Skulls
Mystery Skulls is an electronic dance-oriented neo-soul and vintage disco-influenced outfit centered around lead singer/songwriter Luis Dubuc. Dubuc was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela until he was eight, when his family moved to Toronto, where he fell in love with dance music as well as hip-hop and metal.
Special Guest

Essenger stands on the cutting edge of electronic music, blending an array of influences for a sound that pays tribute to modern Alt rock, EDM, and Synthwave. The artist marks his highly personal songwriting style with striking lyrics, and the result is a singular creative style that opens new possibilities for both retro and future synth music.

Special Guest
Selwyn Ward

Selwn is best known for his role as T.J. Johnson, the legendary Red Turbo/ Blue Space Ranger, in the 90’s pop culture phenomenon Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers In Space. Selwyn has returned to the poweful franchise on multiple occasions, reprising his role as a guest star onspecial episodes of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999), the Legendary Battle of Power Rangers Megaforce and Super Megaforce (2014-15), as well as Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Fun fact: Power Rangers In Space is known as “the season that saved the Power Rangers franchise”, mentioned in the Netflix docuseries, “The Toys That Made Us: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” Season 3, Episode 2.

Special Guest
Quinton Reviews
Quinton Reviews is a 25-year-old YouTuber and walking identity crisis. He is best known as the creator of several extremely long videos about iCarly, Victorious, and Sam & Cat. He is also the creator of Fallen Titans, a series about History Channel, and his own self-destructive lifestyle.
Special Guest
Christina Erring
“Software tester by day, costume maker by night.” ​
My name is Chistina Erring aka Chrix Design, a vintage clothing and cosplay enthusiast from Norway. Most of my life I have been very creative, curious and crafty. This evolved me into being a science and video game nerd, as well as I loved to sew my own Barbie clothes. Then in 2011 I discovered cosplay and after this I had no more spare time, there was always a costume to build, a tutorial to write, a new technique to learn and new friends to meet. I have since then competed a lot in Norway and even participated in the Nordic Cosplay Championship, EuroCosplay and Polymanga Global Easter Cosplay Competition. By entering competitions I would push myself to be more creative, improve my craft and take more chances, and it has really helped me grow as a cosplayer. ​ My niche is using “trash” as my main building material, old pizza boxes, soda cans and leftover fabrics, because cosplay is an expensive hobby and I have a passion for testing the limits of how to build something unconventionally, on a set budget or using only leftovers from other projects. And hopefully show new cosplayers a more economical way of building costumes.
The Photo: Chrix Design as Lady Dimitrescu from the game Resident Evil Village, photo is by Cosillusion (@cosillusion on instagram)
Special Guest
StarDust is a Canadian-based cosplayer living in the beautiful province of Quebec. Part of the cosplay duo TSUKI No StarDust, as a lifelong fan of video games, Japanese animation, film, and other aspects of otaku and pop culture, he has been attending conventions and cosplaying for more than 10 years. This allowed him to fabricate and complete over two dozen cosplays in that time. As a seasoned cosplay competitor and experienced in judging international cosplay competitions, he enjoys making complex costumes, applying different crafting techniques and wide arrays of materials to bring a particular character to “life” on stage with an emphasis on both costume quality and performance.
Special Guest
Michelle Harrison

Since attending Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, Michelle has remained one of the more sought after actresses in Canada. She has appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows, sharing the screen with a list of talented actors including: Sir Ben Kingsley, Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Currently seen as Nora Allen, Joan Garrick, & The Speedforce on CW’sThe Flash, fans immediately took a liking to her character — whom they’ve dubbed “Mama Flash” — featured in some of the most heart-wrenching and highest-rated episodes of the series! The series was nominated for at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards for “Best Superhero Series” and won the Saturn Awards’ “Best Superhero Adaption TV Series” as well as Teen Choice for “Action TV Show” in 2017 & 2018.

Audiences may also recognize Michelle from popular movies and shows such as: Paycheck, The Invisible, House, Supernatural, Good Luck Chuck, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 40 Days & 40 Nights, Navy NCIS, Continuum, Eureka & Fringe, The L Word, and Stargate Universe!

Special Guest
Brandon Jay McLaren

Currently seen as Xavier in the Disney+ series Turner & Hooch, Buckley in season 5 of the FX series Snowfall, Elijah Stone on ABC’s hit action series The Rookie alongside Nathan Fillion, and Netflix’s hit drama series Firefly Lane opposite Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke — Brandon has developed quite a résumé appearing in over 60 US/Canadian movies and TV shows. In fact, he won the first ever Golden Maple Award for Best Canadian Actor in any American TV series for his standout performance in the USA Network hit series Graceland. Audiences also recognize Brandon for his characters on the CBS series Ransom (Oliver Yates), AMC’s Emmy award-winning series The Killing (Bennet Ahmed), Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Marco), TNT’s Falling Skies (Jamil Dexter), and even Disney’s Power Rangers S.P.D. Brandon has also appeared on the big screen in Dreamworks’ She’s The Man alongside Channing Tatum and Amanda Bynes as well as Plush, directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwick. The critically acclaimed film Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, in which McLaren was a supporting actor, became a Sundance Film Festival favorite and won the 2010 SXSW Audience Award.

Special Guest
Kayli Mills
Kayli has loved performing both as an actor and singer from a young age, but having moved over a dozen times as a child, was never able to participate in local theater like they wanted to. Still, she was determined to make her dreams come true! She fell in love with anime, and in middle school, found comfort and friendship in creating song covers, writing and voice acting online.
Before choosing to pursue voice over full time, Kayli also studied in Otsu, Japan for 3 months, working on a cruise ship, and Sydney, Australia for half a year singing and playing guitar on the streets between classes.
Today, you can hear her as a colorful and chaotic cast of characters including Keqing (Genshin Impact), Alice (Sword Art Online), Emilia (Re:Zero), Clara (Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun) and many more!
In addition to being an actor, Kayli is also a professional writer, lyricist, and singer with a certification in audio engineering (they’re not a professional, but know a few tricks!). They also have a YouTube channel with a following for their English cover songs. She adapted, recorded guides for, and helped direct the opening of both Cells at Work English dub openings, and adapted and sang all of Clara’s family songs in Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun (yes, they play every member of the family!). She is also both the singing and speaking voice of Quna in Phantasy Star Online 2!
Outside of work, they enjoy being active and love going on adventures! You’ll find them in the gym lifting most days, and outside enjoying a nice hike or climbing something they probably shouldn’t be! She’s also a huge foodie and could talk to you for hours about how to perfectly construct a gourmet donut!
Fun fact: she has sung and appeared in a music video for a single released by j-pop singer Yun*Chi, which was released when they were living in Japan. She is also a part of the virtual idol group Interlunium, an 11 member group that releases original music and story. She even designed her own character, Akira!
Follow her gremlin adventures online via Instagram or Twitter @kaylimills or TikTok @thedonutgremlin
Special Guest

Darkarnival is a canadian master cosplayer who’s been cosplaying since 2011! That self-taught costume maker has entered several cosplay contests and competitions since 2012. One of them was the World Cosplay Summit in 2016, where she proudly co-represented Canada in Japan! She’s recognized for her love for embellishments and her attention to details on costumes from several sources and medias. The efficiency and quality of her staging during cosplay performances remain her main strength. She’s also a passionnate self-taught makeup artist who enjoys experimenting on herself and sometimes on others to create various looks for cosplay and more. From the cute and magical ones to the gory and terrifying ones, nothing seems to scare her when it comes to makeup. She’s also a singer in her spare time! Thanks to her Youtube channel and social medias, she enjoys sharing her passion for cosplay and her experiences to benefit and entertain other enthusiasts of the cosplay/otaku/geek community. The more you get to know her, the more you realize that she’s not only talented and passionate, but also very humble, authentic, friendly and that she puts all her heart into what she does.

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Special Guest
Chris Patton
Chris Patton has been voice acting in Anime and Video Games for over twenty years. He’s best-known for voicing Oikawa in Haikyuu!!, Linhardt in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist (original and Brotherhood), Kusuke in Saiki K, and Asura in Soul Eater. Other roles include Ayato in Diabolik Lovers (original and More Blood), Turles in the DragonballZ franchise, Eiji in SOA: Ordinal Scale and Alicization, Sousuke Sagara in Full Metal Panic, Gawain in Fate Stay: Extra, Fakir in Princess Tutu, and hundreds more.
Recently, he’s been heard as Kagiura in Sasaki+Miyano, Kagero in Scarlet Nexus, and he returned as Linhardt in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Chris is also an award-winning narrator of over 130 Audiobooks, including the novelizations of Guardians of the Galaxy and Tron: Legacy for Disney. Overall, he has more than 400 Voice Over credits to his name. He’s also a director of award-winning live theatre in his native Houston, where he’s directed productions of Green Day’s American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Silence! The Musical, and others.
He currently lives in Long Beach, CA, and is a huge roller coaster, theme park, and horror movie enthusiast. This is his first Youmacon!
Special Guest
Blake Foster

Actor and martial artist, Blake Anthony Foster got his start as the Huggies baby
in 1986 at the age of sixteen months. At age 4 he began training in American
Tang Soo Do style karate under 9th degree master black belt Tom Bloom and
received his black belt on December 15, 1996 at the age of 11.
Blake’s film work has included Danielle Steeles’ Family Album, as well as Above
Suspicion alongside Christopher Reeve, the TV movie The Brady Bunch in the
White House, and Kids World opposite Christopher Lloyd. However Blake is
best known for his role as Justin Stewart, the Blue Ranger in the fifth season of
the international hit series, Power Rangers!
Blake assumed the mantle of the Blue Turbo Ranger at only the age of 12,
making him the first and only pre-teen Power Ranger in history. He made his
debut for the show in the feature-film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,
distributed by 20th Century Fox. In its opening weekend, it played on 2,113
screens, grossing $8.4M theatrically in the U.S. and $9.6M worldwide.
Audiences may also remember Blake from hit shows such as: Walker: Texas
Ranger, the famed Beverly Hills: 90210, Two of a Kind with the Olsen Twins, Boy
Meets World, and the TV film Casper Meets Wendy with Hillary Duff.
While Blake has since retired from acting, he remains true to his martial arts
foundation. In September 2020 Blake received his 4th degree master black belt
in American Tang Soo Do style karate under master Mark Cox; and recently won
his pro MMA light heavyweight debut under Rob Gooch at Gooch Training

Special Guest
Walter Jones

Walter Emanuel Jones has been a talented and successful presence in the
entertainment industry for more than 25 years. His training and experience has
proven himself a ‘triple threat” as an accomplished Actor, Dancer and Singer.
Walter is the internationally known, iconic character Zach in more than 80
episodes as “The Original Black Ranger” from the popular Children’s Action
Adventure Phenomenon television series “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”.
Still today he continues to travel around the world, meeting thousands of loyal fans
and signing their collections of merchandise in his likeness as he is featured guest
in the largest Comic-Con events around the world. Walter has been a Series

Regular or Guest star in over 150 episodes of various television shows and has co-
starred in more than seven films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe

and Emmy Award winning police drama “The Shield”, the top-rated series drama
“CSI” and the long running comedy hit “Moesha, to name a few. Currently Walter
is in development to star in a new film “Memoirs of a fighter” He will also be
guest starring in an Episode in the new season of Boomerang on B.E.T. . He works
regularly as a voiceover actor, lending his talents to radio, television, film and
video games.
And did we mention he can dance? Walter’s credits on the dance floor prove to be
equally as impressive. He has been trained in Salsa, and a variety of Latin dance
styles, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Tap.
In the Salsa World, Walter made his presence known as he captured the title of the
2004 Mayan World Champion. He has been a salsa instructor in some of the most
prestigious salsa clubs in Los Angeles including the world famous Conga Room,
The Mayan, the Rumba Room, Stevens Steak house, and the popular Mama
Juana’s. He can be seen showcasing his talents on ESPN’S First Annual World
Salsa Competition. Walter’s belief is “To teach someone to dance is to give them a
gift that last a lifetime”. Walter has shared this gift with some of Hollywood’s
biggest celebrities. Some of the Celebrities include: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Van
Diesel, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eric LaSalle, Sheila E, Mario Van Peebles, Cedric the
Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Sofia Milos and Essence Atkins.
Watch out for Walter E. Jones….he’s destined to entertain for many years to come!

Special Guest
Anairis Quiñones

Anairis Quiñones is a voice actress most known for voicing Mirko in My Hero Academia, Nessa in Pokemon: Twilight Wings, Yelena in Attack on Titan, Yuki in Horimiya, and Rika in Wonder Egg Priority. You can also hear her in Ys IX, SMITE, RWBY, and Rainbow High. When she’s not acting, she’s gaming, singing Steven Universe songs, or crushing on cute anime girls on Twitter.

Special Guest
A.J. Beckles
A.J. Beckles, born and raised in the Boston area, is most known for his roles as Takemichi Hanagaki, the lead in Tokyo Revengers and Shiki Tademaru in Kemono Jihen! He’s studied under some of the best in the industry, including Crispin Freeman, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Richard Horvitz. When not acting in animation, anime and games, A.J. can probably be found demolishing a cheese burger and playing some video games!
Special Guest
Mega Ran

When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.

Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.

Various video game developer co-signs and admiration from the genre’s toughest critics have led to placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games. Ran’s music and story have been shared on stages across the world, on television (ABC/NBC News, ESPN, Portlandia, Tosh.O, WWE Wrestling) and in leading music, gaming and tech publications, print and online.

Today, Mega Ran is no longer a teacher by title, but maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, traveling the world to entertain and educate through the gift of rhyme. With four Billboard charting albums, 3 million YouTube views and a legion of smart art fans he calls “Team Mega” beside him, the future looks brighter than ever.

Special Guest
Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper is a multi-disciplinary Rapper and Producer, carrying the torch of Nerdcore from Detroit, Michigan. His branded work consists of a large body of verses and cyphers touching on all things considered “Nerdy” or from Gaming Culture, including references from but not limited to Gaming Systems of all brands, Transformers, Power Rangers, Halo, Naruto, and Tron, earning the perfect branding of “nostalgic.”

The difference between Mark Cooper and the many who have traveled the road of Nerdcore is that he’s sustained his placement in the music industry, sharing the stage with artists such as MC Lars, Substantial,Shingo2, Mc Frontalot, Sammus, Kid Vishis, Mega Ran and Schaffer the Darklord, and producing work with Miz Korona, Fatt Father, Finale, and Crimson Alchemist, as well as spotlights and headlining ranks for PAX South, NERDVANA by Not Your Average Nerds, One Button Tekken 7 Tournament, and a Times Square performance for Liberty City Anime Con.

Cooper has also landed sponsorships and brand deals throughout his time in the spotlight, including sponsorship from MyHydrationPack, as well as producing the cypher for Team Backpack out of South Africa, as well as Detroit.

With his producer credits come quite a few highlights, which include music production for a film entitled ‘Dream Chaser,’ as well as the music for a documentary ‘History of WCW Video Games III.’

The type of Nerdcore I focus on is what I call “Nostalgic rap”. My main topics dive into what I personally and many others may have grown up with. So I think outside of that “box” people say we’re in but instead exists in0 everyone’s garage sale, comic shop, game consoles, DVD and VHS box set, toy store, and even YouTube uploads from the past and present.

Stream Mark Cooper’s latest album “Test Drive” via Spotify


Special Guest
Tony Oliver

TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (“The Sea Prince and the Fire Child”). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series “Robotech”. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of “The Jungle Book” and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series “The Noozles”. 

In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega hit, “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – Live Tour”. 

Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce and direct numerous projects for Theatrical films, Television, Video Games, and Streaming Media releases including “.hack//GU” a multi-player online video game; “Daigunder”, for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann” a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, and “Martha & Friends”, from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games like “League of Legends.” Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “ The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach”, as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” “BlazBlue” and “Bravely Default”. 

More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks” in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Love Live” (both the series and the movie), “Charlotte” and “God Eater”, and can be heard the animated musical series “Iesodo” in the title role. He can currently be heard in new episodes of Lupin the 3rd on Cartoon Network and as Minato, the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”. Tony is currently directing “Fate: Apocrypha” a Netflix Original, “Hunter X Hunter” and “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures” for Cartoon Network and has two, soon to be announced Netflix Original animated series premiering in the spring and summer of 2018. 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/tonyolivervoiceactor 

Special Guest
Kyle McCarley

Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co-directed, and voiced several characters in a fan-made online radio play loosely set in that universe. Once he finished his Theatre degree at the University of Southern California, he decided to further pursue that passion in the form of a career in voice acting. Kyle’s voice can now be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger.


Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Narancia Ghirga in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Red Blood Cell AA2153 in Cells at Work: Code Black, Koku in B: The Beginning, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Joe Shimamura, a.k.a. 009, in Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, Helbram in Seven Deadly Sins, Claudia Hodgins in Violet Evergarden, John Steinbeck in Bungo Stray Dogs, Iruka Umino in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Gran in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, Kirii in Blame!, Joichiro Nishi in Gantz: O, Silas Norman in The Asterisk War, and Ikuya Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human.


Kyle’s video game credits include Android 9S in NieR: Automata, Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Harry Potter in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Wataru in Scarlet Nexus, Hal in Astral Chain, Zeke in God Eater 3, Gatekeeper in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ei Sekigahara in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Baron in Shadowverse, Wizard Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom, Hyde from Under Night In-Birth in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Zeroken in Disgaea 5, Haruto Higurashi in Zanki Zero, Daniel in Unepic, Seilong and Kir in Summon Night 6, Oz, the Trickster in Atlas Reactor, and various characters in Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Last of Us Part 2, Legends of Runeterra, Final Fantasy XV, Tales of Berseria, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Grand Kingdom, and Omega Quintet.


A full list of Kyle’s credits is available at KyleMcCarley.com, and if you follow him on Twitter (@kylemccarley), Twitch (twitch.tv/kylemccarley), or like his Facebook page (facebook.com/kylemccarleyvo), you can keep up with all his excitement (or lack thereof).

Special Guest
Katelyn Gault

Katelyn Gault grew up near Seal Beach, California. From an early age, Katelyn developed an affinity for the performing arts. She studied piano and eventually classical voice, and participated in several theatre productions and show choir shows. Katelyn went on to earn her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She then moved to Los Angeles, and has been pursuing her passion for acting and storytelling ever since. 


Katelyn works in film, television, voiceover and theatre. Most notable VO credits include: Kisara in Tales of Arise, Rondine in Monster Hunter Rise, Fenneko in Aggretsuko, Tanith in Fire Emblem Heroes and more!  


She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and fur babies. For more information about Katelyn you can visit her imdb page: imdb.me/katelyngault or her website: www.katelyngault.com.  You can also follow her on Twitter: @katelyn_gault