We are currently accumulating our list of Guests for AnimeIowa 2015! Check back here often, for this page will continue to be updated as we confirm appearances.
We are very pleased to announce confirmation from the following fantastic folks!
Ring the bell! Coming to the booth, from Wichita, Kansas, weighing in at (an undisclosed weight, probably less than your figma collection) pounds, It’s Caitlynn French! Caitlynn is new to the scene, having debuted in 2012 as Qumola from Book of Bantorra. She’s ran the ropes and trained hard to conquer roles such as Hana Isuzu (Girls Und Panzer), Matsurika Shinouji (Maria-Holic, Maria-Holic Alive), Mei Tachibana (Say “I love you”), and Miyu Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya). She has recently come back from her most rewarding role yet, as Ai Astin (Sunday Without God), proving that she has the true makings of a champion voice actor. Caitlynn recuperates from her time in the booth by playing video games, and watching professional wrestling. She goes through grueling vocal conditioning playing tabletop roleplaying games, and is a frequent guest on the Shrinetime Podcast. Catch more of this rising star on facebook, and twitter, and watch as Caitlynn grabs the VO world by the ears and gives it something it won’t soon forget.
“Chris “Kilika” Malone is a surf bum from the East Coast with a love for guinea pigs, comics, and animations. He started his art career in 2005 with his first webcomic, “Blue and Blond”, a tale of two surfers from New Jersey and a surfing guinea pig. He’s now working on two new comics, “Prince of Stache” and the “Steele Society”, as well as a few short comics with Studio Revolver.
In the past few years though, he started illustrating and animating for a few cartoon series, such as the Emmy-nominated show, Archer, as well as the upcoming “An Army of Frogs” series.
He currently lives in Atlanta with his dog, Marlin, and his extremely-needy guinea pig, Watson. When he’s not drawing in his studio, you can find him at the beach, probably still drawing.
You can check out his work at www.surfdogart.com!”
Xero Reynolds is an author, illustrator, musician, and voice-over artist who has been creating various entertainment works for over a decade. His literary offerings include the steampunk-fantasy world of The Archetype Trilogy, including the first novel “The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis” and the spin off “Tales of Calopa” short story/novella series, with “The Fahlworth Papers” and “Tuning The Orchestra” available now. He is also planning to bring his fantasy world of Swordwaltzer to books, as well as the “Heaven, Hell, and Heavy Metal” tale of Nine Shot Sonata. As an illustrator, Xero’s work has been seen in everything from the original Playstation Magazine (PSM) to Child’s Play Charity, Blizzard, and more. He launched two webcomics, Swordwaltzer and Nine Shot Sonata, with the former seeing publication under the Bohemian Trash Studios heading. Though he’s since opted out of sequential art online, his work continues today in conceptual design, digital painting, comic-style pinups and one-shots, and video effects work.
Xero’s music (under Xerjester, Xerj, and Xero Reynolds) has been used for independent films, online games and cartoons, and more. As a voice-over artist, Xero can be heard on many ADV films, (Gantz, Macross, Xenogears to name a few) as well as various online videos and promos.
Despite his ponytail and general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional voice actor and artist. Or so they say…
The rapscallion made his debut in the anime world as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. He has since shown up in other FUNimation titles as Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun, Gai Tsutsugami in Guilty Crown, Midnight in Fairy Tail, older Ame in Wolf Children, teen Coby in One Piece, Bea in Toonami’s Space Dandy, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, Rei Ogami in Code:Breaker, Ao Fukai in Eureka Seven AO, Miyuki Sagara in Red Data Girl, Tsutomu Senkawa in Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Yukitaka Tsuitsui in Level E, Jonah Mar in Jormungand, Kazuki Minami in Free! Eternal Summer, and most recently, Hirari Abe in Laughing Under The Clouds.
Micah also makes appearances in the Jisei series (visual novel), Backstage Pass (otome game), Borderlands 2 (VG), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (VG), Cryamore (VG), Atari’s Centipede: Infestation (VG), and Tome: Terrain of Magical Expertise (web series). It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting?
When he’s not busy making up “professional” voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as a freelance artist. He is currently the lead illustrator for the fantasy webcomic Ties That Bind and can be found on deviantART (or anywhere else on the internet) under the username “maioceaneyes”. Believe it.
Paul St. Peter is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on CYBORG 009 (Dr. Gilmore), DRAKENGARD III (Michael the Dragon), and CANNON FODDER (Gidi).A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons. As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.
Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).
13 years ago Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) and Jessica Walsh (Snow Tigra) were two fanfiction writing ladies who geeked out over Gundam Wing boys and Resident Evil. Now? They’re still geeks and still have their fandoms, but they’re also a cosplaying couple who write books, make crafts, and are generally nerdy women. Snow is the costume, hat, and plushie maker of the couple. Meanwhile, Brichibi tends to talk about issues in the cosplay community and how the most important thing about cosplay is to love yourself and have fun. Together, they also have a book series started — “Seeking the Storyteller,” and each woman has individual works that range from books to freelance writings for places like Apex Magazine, xoJane, WatchMojo.com, and more.
When going to conventions they always bring their best so that they can promote their work. You can enjoy their crafts, get lost in their urban fantasy series, or heck, you can come by for a hug and fun conversations about cosplay, anime, or video games. Always promoting positivity and always supporting one another, Brichibi and Snow are smiling their way through the geek scene.
Check out their websites here:
Main site: http://www.sewntogetherreflections.com/
Brichibi Cosplays on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brichibicosplays
Snow Tigra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snowcosplays