We are happy to introduce you to some awesome creators in the arts and animation worlds. We plan to have one of the best guest lineups you could want, including voice actors, writers, and directors.
Tyler Walker is an ADR director, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he grew up spending equal time playing in the woods, playing Atari, and watching cartoons like Scooby Doo, Superfriends, Star Blazers, and Battle of the Planets. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan.
Since then, he has worked as ADR director on around six hundred episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Blassreiter, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Negima, TO, Ragnarok the Animation, and 175 episodes of Fairy Tail. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written numerous scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hero Tales, Shangri-La, and both seasons of Is This A Zombie. When he’s not at the FUNimation studios, Tyler plays drums and produces music for his current band, Wirewings. Somehow he still finds time to go out into the woods, play video games, and watch cartoons.
Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children, to sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her relatively brief time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail, and most recently the role of Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a stylist, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist, and is currently being certified as a Texas Master Naturalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.
Chuck’s most recent anime roles are Reever in D-Gray Man Hallow, Austria in Hetalia, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Kuro (Sleepy Ash) in Servamp, Kuniharu in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Asanaga in Endride, Petra’s Father in Attack on Titan, Kyūta’s Father in The Boy and Beast, Tony Stark in Death Battle, Jason the Toymaker in Creepy Pasta and Emperor Pilaf in the DBZ movies and upcoming DBZ Super. Chuck hosts the weekly DubTrax podcast commenting with guests and characters on anime episodes and the GameChurch podcast which discusses how to live life if it’s a video game. Chuck’s digital presence is at chuckhuber.org and @chuck_huber in the twitter. Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr., Android 17, Kibito, Master Shen and Mr. Shoe in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ash in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf, Strike Witches, Dragonaut and the upcoming Skip Beat!. Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ, Smite, The Killing Floor …among others. As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical currently on Amazon Prime, Prince Adventures, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Russian bad guy, Colonel Kashoid, in AmeriGeddon and the demon Baal in The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde directed by Mike Norris (son of Chuck Norris), plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues; Dean Hansen on Season 2 of American Crime on ABC and Detective Swinton in the upcoming feature film The Harrowing.
Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, Samuel in Fairy Tail, Urie Sogami in Dance With Devils, and Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia.
Nominated for 2014 Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts scored his first big role as Sunny in Toriko: Gourmet Hunter. Having provided voices for over 100 anime series, he’s been featured in such roles as Michael the Archangel in High School DxD, Hideki Tama in Evangelion 3.0, Lacus Welt in Seraph of the End, Natsuhiko Koyama in Assassination Classroom, Cody Balfour in Gangsta., and Mamoru in Kamisama Kiss. You may have also heard him in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Code: Breaker, One Piece, Daimadaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Divine Gate, Eureka Seven AO, Ghost in The Shell: The New Movie, Haganai, Maken.
Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actress & ADR director who is best known for playing Lion in Hina Logic, Leviathan in Seven Mortal Sins, Audrey Belrose in Huniepop/Huniecam, Osana Najimi in Yandere Simulator, Kaoru Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, Plug Cryostat in Juden-Chan, Yonaga in Alice and Zoroku, Nene in My First Girlfriend is a Gal and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, and various video games. Brittany can also be heard in anime titles by Media Blasters & Funimation like Rio: Rainbow Gate, World War Blue, Fairy Tail, Gosick, Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars and more. She co-owns Kocha Sound where she does directing & casting for titles like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, Marooners, Minotaur and anime series like Ladies verus Butlers, Juden-Chan Recharged and World War Blue. She acts as Head ADR Director over at Media Blasters and has been an Assistant Director at Funimation for shows like Alice & Zoroku and New Game! Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu puppy named Raven, playing video games, trying not to play more World of Warcraft, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and telling herself she doesn’t need more figurines of Hisoka and/or Kurama.
Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Shay Obsidian in Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V, which is currently airing on NickToons. Additionally, he can be heard in Gosick as the voice of Kazuya Kujo. Other titles include World War Blue, Classroom of the Elite, Gamers, Nanbaka, Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Juden-Chan: Recharged, Rio: Rainbow Gate Reshuffle, One Piece and the upcoming title My Wife is the Student Council President. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!) and Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, My Wife is the Student Council President) and works as assistant director for Media Blasters titles. He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy. Talk to him on Twitter (@MattShipmanVO)!
Comedian, Actor, sexy Hobbit. From NJ, Ian Rubin has been traveling all around the east coast, entertaining crowds of geeks, and expressing what it is like to be a nerd when no one around him understands! His stand-up focuses around the important issues such as: Why can’t he find any Little Mac amiibo’s? Why does the song “Tank!” groove so hard? And for the love of everything, why do some people think it is okay to just pick someone up? (I MAY BE HOBBIT SIZED, BUT THAT IS NOT AN INVITATION TO “TAKE ME TO ISENGARD.”) An Improviser, Ian will often divert from his regular comedy show and rant about something more interesting, more frustrating, or sometimes he’ll just get distracted by something shiny. He’s the greatest comedian ever.*
North American based cosplayer, Dokudel has been cosplaying since 1998 and has made herself over 200 costumes for over 100 conventions ranging from anime, manga, comics, cartoons and more. She has staffed at about 50 conventions since 2003 all located on the east coast. She has won numerous awards at conventions for performance and craftsmanship which has landed herself title of Masters. Some day she will like to travel to the west coast for conventions with dreams of traveling around the world. When staffing at these conventions she makes sure attendees have just as much joy attending these shows as she does working at them. When she is not staffing she loves to host informative panels ranging from workshops on how to sew, how to draw, and discussion panels on the history of cosplay to classic animes that are not as mainstream. This hobby has lead her with a seamstress career now designing, fitting and altering tuxedos while doing commissions on the side to help others achieve their cosplay dreams.
Michael A. Zekas
Michael A. Zekas is a voice actor and audio engineer originally from South Jersey and now deep in the heart of Texas with work playing nationwide in animation, video games, and educational media. A regular in the cast of Media Blasters productions, you can hear his work as Cliff Strive in the anime Holy Knight and among the cast on Ladies vs. Butlers and Juden-chan.
Outside of anime, Michael acts as the Left-Hand Man of award-winning Austin-based indie game developer Team Dogpit as a recurring actor, audio engineer, casting director, and software Q.A. for the games Lotería del Adiós, Hashtag Everest, and Slam Fighter II. Other notable roles include Technobabylon and Shardlight as published by New York-based adventure game studio Wadjet Eye Games as well as Lords of Xulima, Norse Noir, the web animation Epsilon, radio plays Ruffled and The Amazing Adventures of Action Jack & Obvious Girl, and the fantasy ESL educational series Red Magic by Little Fox.
Come on out and have some fun. Whether talking about business, caffeinated beverages, world culture, puppies, or fabulously posing like a Joestar, your entertainment is his pleasure.
Marcus Stimac is a voice, theater and film actor currently living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Milwaukee, Marcus moved to Dallas to study theater at Southern Methodist University, and after graduating stayed in Dallas to pursue other acting opportunities. He is very thankful to have had the chance to work on many great and memorable Animes. Marcus is mostly known for his voice work at Funimation Studios where he has played Dr.Hogback in One Piece, Saito in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Terasaka in Assassination Classroom, Kazama “Dragon” Ryiuchi in Ping Pong the Animation, Amata Kihara in A Certain Magical Index, Warcry in Fairy Tail, and Cornet in Space Dandy!. If you don’t see him in an Anime you can always find him acting on a local Dallas stage , performing Shakespeare in a bar playing, or playing the accordion under a bridge. Marcus is starring in the first feature length virtual reality film “Manslaughter: VR” for the Oculus Rift entertainment system. He is a fan of many different shows, some his favorite animes include Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and One Piece.
Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he’s even been an action figure or two. Haberkornmobile sold separately. In the animated world, he is especially known for roles such as Natsu from Fairy Tail, Sparrow Hood in Ever After High, Elfonso in Sophia The First, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tierno from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others.
As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Persona series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training in as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children’s books.
As far as on camera is concerned see him in the internationally recognized and award winning, Star Trek Continues, as Spock. When he isn’t working on films, industrials, and television projects for other companies, Todd does work with his company Out of the Office Productions. This is one aspect of a long history of on camera work in narrative film, commercials, and shorts.
When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, LMTalent, Jeff Zannini Management, Go Voices Talent Agency, and VOX USA.
Michael “1KidsEntertainment” Hecht is a founding member of the group Elite3 (creators of “Pokémon ’Bridged,” “Dark Swamp,” Elite3 animations, and other works). He is editor/co-writer of “Pokémon ’Bridged” and provides the voices of Ash, James, Pikachu, and many others. He is the current editor of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged by LittleKuriboh, and works for the YouTube channel JacksFilms on the side. He can also be heard as Benny in “Dark Swamp,” Kakuja in TeamFourStar’s “Lord Slug Abridged”, the bully in “Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show” by LittleKuriboh, and Elescope in “TOME” by Kirbopher. He also plays dying extras in various episodes of TeamFourStar’s Dragon Ball Z Abridged and Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. And if all of that wasn’t enough, he’s one of the millions of YouTubers out there making Let’s Plays, on Elite3’s gaming channel “Controller Rollers”. In his spare time, Mike enjoys yelling at microphones, eating his weight in ice cream, and making Nowacking write his bio for him.
Jessi “Nowacking” Nowack is an actor and writer, just like everyone else in New York City. A founding member of Elite3, she oversees all of their video production and blah blah boring company stuff no one cares about. She has lent her voice to songs, video games, advertisements, anime, radio plays, animations, and a bunch of other stuff she can’t remember. Jessi has won multiple awards for her performances in high school theater, but what she really wants you to know is that she can hold her breath for a whole 11 seconds. Wow! There should be an award for THAT.
She is co-writer of “Pokémon ’Bridged” (in which she voices Misty, Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy, Jessie, Max, and many others) and is the writer/editor of “Dark Swamp” (voicing Revy, Roberta, Garcia, and more). She plays Dark Magician Girl in “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series” by LittleKuriboh and Hyprelynx in “TOME” by Kirbopher. She is also known for various characters in TeamFourStar projects, including Seras/Police Girl (“Hellsing Ultimate Abridged”), Sasha (“Attack on Titan Abridged”), and Jessie (“Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged”). In the brony community, Jessi voices and sings as Vinyl Scratch in various animations/songs such as “Epic Wub Time”, “I Am Octavia”, and “All About That Bass Cannon”. She has also made many appearances on “Bronies React.”
If you like them new-fangled Japanese cartoons the kids are calling “a-knee-may”, she can be heard as Sanke in “Ladies VS Butlers,” Izumi in “Queen’s Blade Rebellion,” and Sokko in “Juden-chan.” She is also terrible at video games on the series “Controller Rollers”.
When he’s not collecting gold rings, Jerry “xJerry64x” Pakalinsky can usually be found contemplating the futility of human existence or scaring children with his Eminem impression. He is a founding member of Elite3 and is known for voicing Rock in “Dark Swamp,” as well as a jillion characters in “Pokemon ’Bridged” (including Brock, Gary, Professor Oak, Sisty.) He is also the new voice of Jaden in “Yu-Gi-Oh GX Abridged” by XTheDarkOne, a Millennium Item Support Technician in “Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged” by LittleKuriboh, and Zeeun in “Lord Slug Abridged” by TeamFourStar. On Controller Rollers, he does the bat-tastic series “Batman Plays Batman.”
The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8-piece instrumental band that is dedicated to bringing new perspectives to the world of Japanese music. Featuring blazing brass melodies and chilling saxophone solos, this band fuses its background in jazz improvisation with the catchy and brilliant nature of modern Japanese music to create powerful new versions of J-Pop/J-Rock songs, anime music, and more! The idea was conceived by Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Patrick Bartley, who grew up hearing video game and anime soundtracks while simultaneously learning jazz and other American music styles, and had a dream to someday bring those worlds together. The dream now a reality, the J-MUSIC Ensemble has been featured at anime conventions, Japanese culture festivals, and on international television, and continues to put on captivating performances that entertain and educate all at the same time.
Quinton Flynn has done numerous anime and video game voices. Some of his most prominent voice roles include Reno, Axel, Raiden, and Doctor Riddles. Quinton’s voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. He is an A-list voice actor, having played such famous animated characters as Jonny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more.
His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the english voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you’re hip to the anime scene you’ll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+, to name a few.
Schaffer the Darklord
In the ten years since creating his act, NYC-based rapper and comedian Schaffer the Darklord (STD) has employed a cartoonishly commanding stage presence and brainy, rapid-fire rhymes to skewer such topics as hedonistic substance abuse, sexual compulsion, gender identity, urban anxiety and obsessive cat-enthusiasts. With five full-length albums under his belt and experience touring the nation with such acts as mc chris, MC Frontalot and MC Lars, STD’s music and live show are equal parts Bill Hicks, Beastie Boys, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne and Darth Vader. He’s made multiple appearances on the Science Channel television program “Oddities,” and when he’s not on the road, he serves as emcee for countless NYC burlesque shows and produces/co-hosts his podcast, “The Epic Piecast.” His latest record “Sick Passenger,” a concept album set during a mysterious therapy session, was released in October 2013 to glowing praise from his cult-like fan base and critics alike. Schaffer the Darklord continues to write, record and perform with great frequency and has no intention of giving up until his masochist rock-n-roll lifestyle destroys him. http://schafferthedarklord.com
Eyeris, also known as Creep-P, is a western Vocaloid producer, based in New Jersey, who is known for writing songs inspired by creepypastas and internet web series and phenomenons, such as Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared. Known for songs such as Mommy, Exorcism, and Love, he takes a hold of stories and movies and molds them to something that can be both horrific in concept, and in reality. He is someone who is heavily inspired by both the scary side of the internet and its stories, to the more light and bubbly aesthetic of relatively anything neon. He has collaborated with other Vocaloid artists, such as Circus-P, GHOST, Yunosuke, and BIGHEAD. Finally, he has released his first album, TV, which to slowly follow up with his sophomore album.
Tom was the voice of Agumon on Digimon: Digital Monsters and is thrilled to be currently reprising the role on Digimon Adventure Tri for Toei Animation. He is currently recurring on Dragon Ball Super as Emperor Pilaf and on Hunter X Hunter as Buhara both on Toonami on Adult Swim. Other credits include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Bleach, The Adventures of Panda Warrior playing the dog Bruce Barkley directed by Wendee Lee, two roles (Stu the Turtle and a Male Ox) in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown directed by Carlos Saldanha, and some fans may remember Tom’s memorable death scene as Rocco Bonnaro on Cowboy Bebop with Steve Blum, directed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. A memorable Video Game credit includes begging for his life (yet again!) on Watchmen: The End Is Nigh directed by Collette Sunderman, and he’s also died several times on several episodes voicing several characters on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
A career highlight is working in the same studio on the old Hanna-Barbera lot where The Flintstones were recorded, playing the Woim in the Boid N Woim for Cartoon Network-What A Cartoon, directed by Kris Zimmerman. From the early days of anime, other credits include The Guyver as Sho Fukamachi, and Orguss as Kei Katsuragi directed by the legendary Kevin Seymour. Originally from Huntington, New York, Tom always wanted to be an Actor but his greatest credits are his wife, Dorothy and their daughter. They live in Los Angeles where he is represented by Vanessa Gilbert at Solid Talent.
Soon to be featured in a recurring role in Hunter X Hunter, Dorothy can currently be heard as Merribit in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. She’s also known for playing Konan in Naruto, Meryl in Trigun, An/Natsumi in Sailor Moon, Naru in Love Hina, Kyoko in Sword Art Online, Kaoru in Rurouni Kenshin, Marina in Kuromukuro, Margaret in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Sneetch’s Mom in Doraemon. You may remember her as Tai’s Mom & Lilymon in Digimon: Digital Monsters, as well as Lilamon-Lalamon- Sunflowmon-Rosemon in Digimon: Data Squad, Sakura in Rock Lee, Ren in Magi The Kingdom of Magic, Ditt in Mix Masters: Final Force, Yoko in The Twelve Kingdoms, Miyu in Vampire Princess Miyu, Fujiko in Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, and Suzu in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Some of her favorite roles from way back are Nina Purpleton in Gundam 0083, Miz Mishtal in El Hazard, Shaya in Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Nova in Magic Knight Rayearth. Some non-anime roles include Lily in Leap Frog, Nana & Zelda in Zou, Inez in Zorro the Chronicles, Francesca in Violetta, Evilina in The Night B4 Christmas, May & Kikki in Pom Pom and Friends, movies Pororo in Pororo’s Racing Adventure, & Eddy & Princess Parfait in Pororo to the Cookie Castle, Strelka in Space Dogs, and one of her all-time faves Grandma Fuji in interstitials: Deko Boko Friends. Dorothy has also done voices in many Video Games including Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, League of Legends, Elsword, Belleria in Mugen Souls, and many that she can’t remember! She is represented by CTC Talent in Los Angeles CA, and thanks her hubby, daughter and family for all their love and support!
Kate Bristol is an anime voice actor based out of New York and Dallas. After landing her first voice over role at the age of 11 with Funimation Entertainment (Kisa Sohma in Fruits Basket) she has been working in the field ever since, with credits such as Dragonball Z, Dragonball GT, Suzuka, Negima, Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, High School DxD, and the feature film Wolf Children. Since moving to New York in 2008, she has been featured in Pokémon XY and Pokémon: Sun and Moon as a number of trainers and Pokémon, her favorites of which are Togedemaru and a Pikachu named Spike. She has starred in a number of other animation projects, including Moonzy, Pooches, The Crumpets (Les Crumpets), Alisa Knows What to Do! and Robocar Poli. She also played Julia Krystal (Masumi Kotsu) in the Yu Gi Oh: Arc-V anime. Kate works as a script adapter and copy editor for a number of animation projects. When not in the booth or writing scripts, she can probably be found writing a book for fun, watching K-pop videos, or eating massive amounts of Taiwanese food with her husband.
Carrie Savage is a voice actress known for many roles, including Toola in Origin: Spirits of the Past, Rakka in Haibane Renmei, Mokona in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and she’s also appeared in Vampire Knight, Squid Girl, Durarara, Witchblade, Fairy Tail, and Modoka Magica, in addition to countless other shows and video games such as Disgaea, Final Fantasy, and more. Carrie is currently residing in NY where she just graduated of one of NY’s famous Broadway schools; “Circle in the Square Theater School”, and is sticking around in the great city of New York for a while, although she certainly misses Los Angeles, which she considers home. Carrie will always continue with voice acting and conventions whenever possible; School or no school, with Muscular Dystrophy, or with God’s healing! (She defiantly relies on God’s strength infused into her body on a daily basis!) Carrie has also enjoyed the unique task of being able to travel in order to help struggling children and adults in developing countries when funding could be raised to do so. She has done this in such places as Africa, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Mexico, the Philippines, some parts of the US and Australia.
Japanese-American J-Pop Idol Duo, 2UNE, is back to put on a revolutionary Japanese pop performance like you’ve never seen it before! 2UNE (pronounced “Tune”) is a New York City-based J-pop Idol group consisting of 2 members— Uno from Japan and Sneko from the US. 2UNE combines Japanese idol aesthetics with electronic dance music to create a modern-day twist on Japanese idol music. Similarly, Uno’s sweet vocals and Sneko’s characteristic voice merge to create a wonderful harmony and a “2UNE” that you’ll never forget! 2UNE will be performing their debut single “Sunny Day”, in addition to several of their unreleased Japanese singles. Whether you’re a fan of Japanese Idols, 2D Idols, J-pop, or anime music, this is one show you’re not going to want to miss!
The Asterplace is a New York City based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese Anime Rock Band.” They create beautiful music, much like the beauty of a flower blossoming each year, representing the beautiful melody the band’s music creates. As the sun shines upon the world, as the moonlight upon the atmosphere, The Asterplace projects their music to the world. The band name is also included such members wishes and strong splits. So far, The Asterplace has performed at more than 50 conventions and festivals as musical guests. Their energetic and joyful rock’n roll show has entertained many audiences all over the world.
In order to bring their compositions with a whole new energy, they add diversity to produce each tune. This group’s tremendous dedication to their work is evident, as they are constantly working, practicing, and thinking about new pieces. They are never satisfied until perfection is reached. The mixed cultural and newfound movement of The Asterplace’s music constantly surprises their audience. Their sound deletes the barrier between ethnicities and other common boundaries, leaving an everlasting impression. With a variety of style, they rock each show away, each time becoming more unique. Believing in “live” performances, The Asterplace includes everyone in a way that will get you involved in their phenomenal show throughout the entire day!
In 2016 January they finally released their 2nd studio-recording album “Venus” from their own management company “Bright Stone Entertainment, INC”. Not only full of their impulse & energy to change the world, this album also contains many styles of music. And it is going to shine as like the Venus at the night. There’s no way that you’ll miss the “Supernova” from New York City and Tokyo, Japan!
Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He can currently be heard on Adult Swim singing the dubbed outro to Dragon Ball Super!
Daisy Guevara is a singer and actress who performs on stages throughout the tri-state area and is currently on her second national tour! When she’s not performing on stage, she’s voice acting in anime, video games and audiobooks! You can hear her work in anime as Rona Elmo in Juden-chan, Mimina Osawa in Ladies versus Butlers with Media Blasters and she is also cast as Kenta in Awesome Japan’s upcoming anime, CHUYADEN. In the gaming realm, Daisy voices Dorutine in the horror video game, Konstandin and Hemingway/ Heimdallr in Norse Noir by KreativeSpill. Other works include Hunter Delgado in Blue Vertigo’s series Brightly Burning Ether, and Lauren in Hazel + Bell’s Always Raining Here. Daisy’s recent adventure is working on audiobooks for The Creatura Series by Nely Cab with Clean Teen Publishing! In her spare time, Daisy loves belting Disney or Broadway tunes; sing her something and she might just sing along with you!
Theresa Buchheister is a voice actor and director, having worked on countless projects over the years. Most recently, Theresa was Aliana, one of the baddies of Team Flare in Pokemon. She directed the 18th Pokemon film – Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, as well as the 18th season and half of the 19th season. She directed Season 7 of The Winx Club and directed Seasons 1 and 2 of World of Winx, as well as voicing a bunch of guest characters. She has directed multiple episodes of Robocar Poli, Bears!, Rolando Locomotiv, Pooches, Moonzy, and more that she cannot talk about yet!
She has also worked in audiobooks, radio, video games, commercial, and, especially, weird theatre. She directs with Audioworks for voiceover, teaches at SAG and runs Title:Point (theatre company), Vital Joint (venue), The Exponential Festival.
Sam Haft is an actor, voice actor, and comedian. He’s worked with Nickelodeon, 4K Media, Media Blasters, CollegeHumor, FunnyOrDie, Hasbro, and more. As a screen actor he’s been on NBC, FX, and TV Land, and in films with Disney and the Coen brothers. He is half of comedy music act, Sam & Bill, who perform all over the country.
Sam & Bill
Sam & Bill are a comedy music act native to NYC, who formed in 2009. They perform at comic cons and festivals all over the country, and have shared the stage with acts like Tracy Morgan, Dave Attell, Schaffer The Darklord, and Judah Friedlander. Their debut album Sam & Bill Are Huge was a #1 seller in Amazon’s comedy sales, and they have been called “seriously contagious” by Splitsider, and “not assholes” by Schaffer The Darklord.
Abe Goldfarb is a New York actor, writer and director. His voice is a regular fixture on Pokémon, most prominently as Dr. Xerosic and Professor Kukui. His voice can also be heard in numerous games by the developer Wadjet Eye. As an actor, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His stage work includes such companies as the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the Pumpkin Pie Show, and the Jean Cocteau Repertory. He can be seen and heard in commercials for Kraft Ranch, State Farm, Adult Swim and Papa John’s. His film and television work include the upcoming IFC web series Neurotica and the feature Women…and Sometimes Men. His feature directorial debut, The Horror at Gallery Kay, is currently in post production. He MCs burlesque and variety shows all over the world under the pseudonym Bastard Keith, and was the first artist to be ejected from the Plaza Hotel for indecency. He is aware that his life and work are utterly absurd, and he feels pretty lucky about it.
Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl-Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music.
Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg
One of the leading ladies representing Team Four Star, Corinne “Megami33” Sudberg is a voice actress, singer and parody maker from the wide world of the Internet. Joining the abridging world with Sailor Moon Abridged, aka SMA, back in 2007, she’s become involved in providing voices for many other abridged/parody shows, but is mostly known for providing the voice of Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Marlene in Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged and of course, Bulma, Chiaotzu, Puar and Baby Trunks in Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged. Besides voice work, she also translates and sings song covers from various anime shows on her Youtube channel. Her most popular covers are, “Alola” (Pokemon Sun & Moon OP 1), “Boogie Back” (DB Super ED 8) & “Limit Break X Survivor” (DB Super OP 2).
She has worked with Media Blasters providing additional voices for shows such as Holy Knight OVA and Ladies versus Butlers!. She also provides English voice overs for Turkish and Korean shows localized by Everest Productions. Specializing in character voices, she can be heard in various New Media/indie games such as, Regalia: Of Men & Monarchs, Runewards, Haunsters, Enderal, Ancestory, Smart Cart, Shattered Heaven, Aphmau’s Minecraft series and more including an animated pilot from creator, Ian McGinty [Comic Artist/Writer for Bravest Warriors/Adventure Time] called, Welcome to the Showside. Check out her out on her website and support her on Patreon: http://www.corinnesudberg.com
Presenting brand new music from her highly anticipated new album “RENIRM”, Japan native and New York City based Electro-Pop singer, Reni “RM” Mimura is well known for her futuristic adorability, profound concepts and a high-energy onstage presence. Born and raised in Japan until relocating to New York in 2008, Renigot her big break after she won a talent search competition in 2006 and released her first CD in Japan that was produced by Takahiro Yamautsuri, who composed music for one of the Pokemon movies. Her relocating to New York brought her unique style of Moe entertainment to the United States, and quickly garnered her national attention as a leader in the Moe Revolution. As her fan base increased, so did attention from the U.S. and Japanese entertainment industry. In 2010, the National Broadcasting Television Station of Japan (NHK) made 2 documentaries on Reni’s career in America and the impact of her performances on western audiences and the fashion industry. She can be seen in a popular iPhone 5 commercial and was recently featured on the ABC Nightline. It wasn’t long before she was chosen to sing the huge breakout song “Chiwawa” from the game Just Dance that was also featured on an episode of Showtime’s Ray Donivan! In the U.S. Reni is constantly touring prominent animation conventions and other music events across the nation. When not on tour reni is in the studio creating the next big sound or doing photo shoots for her many fans called “Angels”! In 2009 she released her first U.S. CD “Sakura” and published her first photo book in 2010 called “Maid in NY”. Her latest album, Hybrid Girl blends eastern Moe concepts with fun western electro-pop dance beats and features popular tracks like Secret and Rock Paper Scissors. Currently she is back in the studio with DJ AAROCK to bring fans her third U.S. album release filled with hard-hitting pop and dance beats, electric melodies and sophisticated themes poised to make a solid crossover impact! Reni has also founder of the first official Maid Café in New York City, which has garnered a great deal of press and recognition
Frenchy and the Punk
New York based Frenchy and the Punk’s show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris’ Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals that just might make you lose your mind. They are a quirky, genre-bending and theatrical act. This dynamic duo is a favorite at alternative conventions across the U.S. and in Europe like DragonCon, Steampunk World’s Fair and FaerieCon. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F! http://www.frenchyandthepunk.com
MC Frontalot (née Damian Hess) is the original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and still its Final Boss. Front was born in San Francisco and grew up in Berkeley. He was tall and scrawny, had trouble breathing, and could not see well. A special teacher was called in to help him attain basic competence on the monkey bars, another to give him standardized tests meant for older children. Thusly, he was the most popular kid in his elementary school. Just kidding! He got pushed down a lot and called “nerd.” Did he maybe even deserve it? I mean, really – who strikes out at kickball? He spent the next twenty years or so trying to get over it. And kind of succeeded! Flash forward to 1999: the dotcom bubble is maximally inflated; nerds everywhere imagine themselves to be popular and/or hip. Damian is getting overpaid to code web pages, which leaves him free in the evenings to play with audio software. A longtime idolizer of rappers, he has been committing his own esoteric hip-hop compositions to four-track tape since high school, revealing them to nobody. But, suddenly! Multi-track desktop studios, cheap pro-grade recording hardware, skyrocketing bandwidth, semi-anonymous web publishing: these factors converge on Damian’s rap hobby like a flock of winged monkeys. He posts an MC Frontalot web page, dubbing his output “Nerdcore Hip-Hop” because his audience is composed of several Star Wars figurines who live on his desk (and also random internet people who click on his MP3s by mistake).
Now it is 2016. Nerdcore has metastasized into an internet phenomenon and underground touring powerhouse, with dozens of well established live acts and more than a hundred home-studio rhymers self-identifying within the subgenre. MC Frontalot, called alternately the movement’s godfather or grandfather (thanks, kids), leads the charge, performing for thousands around the country and at prominent geek gatherings such as Comic-Con, the Penny Arcade Expo and BlizzCon. He’s been featured in Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, Spin, Wired, Blender, XXL, XLR8R, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The London Daily Telegraph, NPR, G4TV, Esquire, Playboy, CMJ, The Guardian (UK), The Wall Street Journal, and scores of city papers nationally and internationally. He has released six studio albums, Nerdcore Rising (Sept 2005), Secrets From The Future (Apr 2007), Final Boss (Nov 2008), Zero Day(Apr 2010), Solved (Aug 2011), and Question Bedtime (Aug 2014). The documentary feature, Nerdcore Rising: The Movie, which focuses on Front’s live band and exposes the the Nerdcore phenomenon in general, debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2008. Front lives in Brooklyn and still spends most of his time rapping into a computer.
Devon Talbott (Stage Directions) is an actor and voiceover artist who has performed in every medium. An honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of AEA, he has performed alongside such talent as Patrick Swayze, Miles Teller, Kathleen Chalfant, and other dedicated artists. Favorite roles include Plum inHoly Knight, Aaron in East 3rd Productions award-winning short film, Tapeworm. He’s a lead in LIMEY FILMS INC’s feature, Do You Like My Basement. On TV, he was Norm in Nickelodeon’s Mission Dawn and has most recently appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! Devon is also a filmmaker and is working on Fear, a web series (feartheseries.com). For more on Devon, visit: www.devontalbott.com.