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Reni specializes in Moe style performances, a genre that emphasizes the cute look of Japanese pop-culture. Through her singing and dancing she creates an adorable, peaceful, yet exciting mood. She released her first Japanese CD in 2006, relocated to NY in 2008. Reni has been invited as a guest performer to Japan Society, Otakon, NY Anime Festival and Anime Boston, and is quickly winning over the hearts of many new local fans, thanks to her pretty stage costumes, upbeat personality, and her outstanding singing talent. She released CD album "Sakura" and "Hybrid Girl" in the US and published her first photo book "Maid in NY." They will be on sale at Liberty City Anime Con, and she would love to autograph a copy for you!
2une (pronounced "Tune") is a New York City-based idol collaboration duo from Japan and the US. 2une consists of 2 members - Uno from Japan and Sneko from the US. Uno was known in the Akihabara scene in Japan as one of @home Maid Cafe's top members during her time in the cafe. With her sweet voice, and cute personality, she embodies what it means to be a Japanese idol. Sneko, started off as a Youtube coverist at 12 where she became known for her versatile voice and singing impersonations of Japanese anime characters. She began performing at live venues when she was 14, singing and dancing to her favorite Jpop songs. Eventually, her passion for J-pop led to a performance in Japan where the fateful meeting between Uno and Sneko took place. Fueled by a mutual interest to bring Japanese pop music to the US, 2une combines traditional Japanese pop music and idol aesthetics with electronic and dance 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!
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! www.frenchyandthepunk.com
YouTube • Steampunk Pixie • House of Cards • Don't Fear The Rabbit
Mōshi Mōshi (申し申し) is an Anime, Video Game, and J-pop cover band. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Mōshi Mōshi has been a hit sensation in the surrounding anime club and convention scene, and has been a part of events, large and small, for over a year. Mōshi Mōshi is on a mission to spread the appreciation of video game and anime music in ways that are nostalgic for fans, yet accessible to new audiences. If uniquely arranged music and highly talented performances sounds like your cup of tea, you're in for a treat. Whether you're in the mood for a latin jazz inspired Sailor Moon opening, or for a Kingdom Hearts power ballad, Mōshi Mōshi offers something for every fan! For more information check out their Facebook. Mōshi Mōshi will also be conducting an exclusive panel discussion at Liberty City Anime Con, so don't miss this special chance to get to know the members and learn more about Mōshi Mōshi's approaches to arranging, performing, and carrying out the band's mission!
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.
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.
Brittany Lauda is a voice actress, casting director and director as well as one half of ‘MB VoiceWorks’. A recent graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a thesis on Japanese Film & Animation, Brittany has been hard at work creating a name for herself within the world of voice over. Her voices can also be heard in both anime (Mirim in Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Jesus & Subira in Prince Adventures, Cammot in Holy Knight, Katherine in Pokemon, Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, Plug in Juden-Chan, and even background voices in episode one of YuGiOh Arc V) and Video Games (Huniepop, Strife, Norse Noir, Combat Core, Heroes of Newerth, Lovely Little Thieves, But I Love You, Y2K). Brittany is even in education apps by Hasbro like My Little Pony and Transformers. A fan favorite role of hers is the iconic mean girl of Huniepop- Audrey Belrose. Additionally, Brittany was the voice director for the JRPG inspired title ‘YIIK’ the rouge combat game 'The Silent Roads', the award winning 'Mind: Path to Thalamus', one of the ADR directors for Media Blaster’s first in house title ‘Holy Knight’, and ADR director for 'Ladies versus Butlers'. Brittany has plenty of exciting news on the way this year, and she is excited to share with everyone her experiences from how she managed a voice over career while in college to what she looks for in her casting process. Outside of voice over & MB VoiceWorks, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu puppy named Raven, collecting Pinny Arcade pins, playing video games, reading comics, losing in League of Legends, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and rewatching Katekyo Hitman Reborn.
Cosplaying since 1998 Dokudel has made herself over 200 costumes ranging from anime, manga, comics, cartoons and more. She has attended well over 100 conventions. She has staffed at about 50 conventions since 2003. Making sure attendees have just as much joy attending these shows as she does working at them. She has won numerous awards at conventions for performance and craftsmanship which has landed herself title of Masters. This hobby has lead her with a seamstress career sewing bridal wear.
Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg
One of the few ladies representing Team Four Star, Corinne "Megami33" Sudberg is a lovable, upcoming 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 such as SAO Abridged Parody Parody as Lizbeth, Elite3’s Pokemon Bridged Orange Island Special as Mahri, Psnyomi133’s Kill la Kill Abridged Parody as Satsuki Kiryuin, Faulerro’s Danganronpa Abridged Thing as Kyouko Kirigiri, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged as Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing and of course, Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged as Bulma, Chiaotzu, Puar and Baby Trunks. She now continues a new project with EileMonty; parodying the Tokyo Mew Mew series called Mew Mew Lampoon. Recently, she has done a few voices for Media Blaster’s first in house title, “Holy Knight” as well as provide English voiceovers for Turkish and Korean shows localized by Everest Productions. She has voiced for various indie games/web animations such as The Nameless Mod, Super Freakin’ Parody Rangers, NIN10Doh!, Smash King, Ancestory, Shattered Heaven, Fiona Frightening & the Wicked Wardrobe and a animated pilot episode from creator, Ian McGinty [Comic Artist/Writer for Bravest Warriors/Adventure Time] called, “Welcome to the Showside,” which will premiere this Fall.
Adam “Christopher” Tilford is a New York based author and animator. His published books include his sci-fi novel series, Shattered Heaven: Sins of the Soul (2012) & Shattered Heaven: Shadows of Existence (2014), as well as Adobe Story Starter (2013). In 2013 Adam debuted the animated web series adaptation of his series on Youtube. He is also currently working with Kira Buckland and Chris Niosi on the upcoming animated web series, Dragon Star. Find out more about Adam at http://www.adamtilford.com and more about Shattered Heaven at http://www.shatteredheaven.com.
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on an academic scholarship, where he almost became an electrical engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo and changed majors the same day. You may have seen him around Dallas at Kitchen Dog Theatre, Water Tower Theatre, Theatre Three, Stage West, Shakespeare Dallas, Project X, Second Thought Theatre, Nouveau 47, Upstart Theatre, and many others. Or maybe you saw the awesome film “Inventors and Vendors”. But he’s probably most well-known for his work with Funimation Studios, where he has voiced many characters including Ayumu Aikawa in “Is this a Zombie?”, Accelerator in “A Certain Magical Index”, Kunihito Kusanagi in “Shangri-La”, Shu Ouma in “Guilty Crown”, Marco Bodt in "Attack on Titan", Karma in "Assassination Classroom", and Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul. Austin has been a proud member of the Couchsurfing community since 2011. He really loves couches.
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.
Michael "1KidsEntertainment" Hecht (Elite3)
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 (Elite3)
Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack is a voice actress, writer, and founding member of Elite3. An actress since age six, Jessi has lent her voice to video games, anime, animations, over 100 internet parodies, and more. She is the writer and editor of "Dark Swamp" and co-writer of "Pokémon 'Bridged," in which she lends her voice to Revy, Misty, Jenny, Joy, and lots more. She also voices Seras (Police Girl) in "Hellsing Ultimate Abridged" by TeamFourStar, Sasha in "Attack on Titan Abridged" by TeamFourStar, and Hyprelynx in "TOME" by Kirbopher. Jessi is known in the brony community for voicing Vinyl Scratch in various animations and songs such as "Epic Wub Time," "Pony Rock Anthem," and "I Am Octavia." She can be heard as Izumi in the English dub of "Queens Blade Rebellion." She can also be seen being terrible at video games on the series Controller Rollers. Legend tells that when she was a child, she drank some liquid out of a glow stick when her mom wasn't paying attention. As she is alive today, we can only assume she is indestructible.
Rabbit Revolution® is a multi-dimensional lifestyle and entertainment brand born out of the underground nightlife scene and stands committed to advancing the fashion, art, culture, and music of the community." Rabbit Revolution produces high production value events of all sizes, from intimate 200-person events to full-scale, all-day outdoor music festivals. In addition to our diverse music roster, our team brings a wide-array of talents to our events including thematic art design, costume creation, performance art, and an unrivaled hype team. We bring in expert sound and lighting technicians to design an audio/visual experience tailored for the spaces we transform. The result are events that showcase the art, music, fashion, and culture of the underground dance music community. We bring a full-service, end-to-end experience to all of our collaboration and sponsored events.
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.*