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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!

 

Guests 2015

 

Peter Pixie 2014aPeter Pixie – MC

Peter’s adventures have landed him in some amazing places! He has dined with royalty of the Renaissance, swam with mermaids, traveled with Time Lords and Time Ladies, hobnobbed with inventors and scholars from an alternate Victorian Age and beheld the beauty of burlesque.

He was born upon the Historic Orpheum Theatre stage in 2001 and led the Justice League of Denton for a number of years. Since then, he has found it’s the people he has met on his time/space odyssey has made it all an incredible journey.

From AFW in Wichita, Whofest in Dallas, TnT in Tulsa, GlitchCon in Bentonville, SoonerCon in Oklahoma City, Ahn!Con in Kansas City, all the way down in Little Rock for AnimeCon Arkansas – and so many more – there’s one thing you can count on: Peter Pixie is the host with the most!

Peter is also honored to have Official Peter Pixie Facebook fan created club,

Look for the ADVENTURES OF PETER PIXIE coming soon in 2015 from Pro Se Publications!

For more information about booking and upcoming events, please visit www.peterpixie.com.

 

MMIMG_7306Caitlynn French

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.

 

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Andrew J Love

Andrew J. Love is an anime veteran, having voiced over 100 characters since 2006. Behind the Voice Actor’s Anime Male Voice Actor of the Year for 2013. Most notably, Andrew has appeared in such titles as Log Horizon (Naotsugu), From the New World (Inui), Kids On The Slope (Sentaro), Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Gerso), Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the Northstar Story (Raoh), Appleseed (Hades), Gilgamesh (Isamu, Takaaki Kagami), Clannad, and Clannad Afterstory (Akio Furukawa), Coyote Ragtime Show (Swamp Gordon), Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (Masaki Murakami), High School of the Dead (Soichiro Takagi, others), Kiba (Hugh), Moonlight Mile (Gouru Saruwari), Needless (Adam Blade), Nightraid 1931 (Isao Takakchiho), Pani Poni Dash! (Alien Captain, Narration), Papuwa (Miyagi), Shattered Angels (Sojiro), Tokyo Majin (Yuuya Daigo), UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (Spot), and Xam’d: Lost Memories (Raigyo Tsunomata). Andrew performed motion capture and facial capture for the roles of Carl Jenkins and Bugspray, as well as voicing Bugspray, in Starship Troopers: Invasion. He also did the motion capture of Two-Horns in Appleseed Alpha and was a part of the voice acting ensemble. Andrew has appeared onstage at The Tony award-winning Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas: A Christmas Carol (Fred/Young Ebeneezer), To Kill A Mockingbird, Othello, Our Town, and more.

 

chrisChris “Kilika” Malone

“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!”

 

trevor headshotTrevor Mueller

Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. His latest project is ALBERT THE ALIEN, appearing on Mark Waid’s THRILLBENT site. He has also self-published several other works including JUNKYARD CHASE, THE FAN, and LOS OJOS. And has contributed stories to several anthologies, including READING WITH PICTURES, KILLER QUEEN from Red Stylo Media, and HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE from Ronin Studios.

He is also the writer / artist / creator of several award-winning webcomic series, and regularly reviews movies, video games, and comics.

Trevor gives lectures and presentations throughout the country at conventions and schools on several topics, including the power of combining creativity and literacy.

Trevor currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Beth, and his cat, Waffles.

 

LorAI2014guestprofileStephen Raffill (“Lor” from Rainarc Rhapsody)

Stephen Raffill is a freelance artist and illustrator who provides high-quality images for comic, magazine and book covers.  Between side-projects, he travels the nation attending conventions and selling his artwork.  Visit his table in the Dealer’s Room and perhaps pick up a print for yourself or a gift for someone special!

Stephen is always happy to help other artists and is hosting a number of low-stress, artist-friendly panels this weekend.  Back by popular demand, Stephen will be hosting a portfolio review!  He’s looking forward to talking with you and seeing all your wonderful artwork.

Main website: www.rain-arc.com

Online store: www.etsy.com/shop/rainarc

 

xero3Xero Reynolds

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.

 

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Micah Solusod

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.

 

paul2Paul St. Peter

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).

 

Green_Before_It_Was_Popular_by_OgawaBurukkuBrooke Stephenson

Brooke Stephenson, or Ogawa Burukku as she’s known by her pen name, is an American who for the last ten years has been working in Japan as a manga assistant, independent mangaka, illustrator, storyboard artist, and translator.  In favor of more artistic freedom, Ogawa Burukku decided to try working independently, frequenting Japanese events such as Comic Market and Comitia with her original one-shots before beginning her weekly webcomic / webmanga series FaLLEN, an ongoing alternate magical girls series rated Teen+ and read by both men and women alike. The series started in the fall of 2012 and continues to be updated every week.  http://ogawaburukku.com/fallen/eng/main.html

 

AlexisTiptonHeadshotAlexis Tipton

Alexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 150 titles so far with more announcements on the way. Some of her credits include Honey (Space Dandy), Saya Kisaragi (Blood C/The Last Dark), Ami Nekota (Kamisama Kiss), Irori (Unbreakable Machine Doll), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), Mix (Aquarion: EVOL), Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live), Julia Crichton (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire), Musubi (Sekirei), Mizuki Himeji (Baka and Test), Fukurou (One Piece), Yomi Isayama (Ga-Rei: Zero), Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid), Kaori Tanaka (Shiki), Chibi Japan/Kumajiro (Hetalia), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network). On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games (Borderlands 2, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Tales of Zestiria, and Beyond Protocol, to name a few) and foreign live action film dubs (Ip Man, War of the Arrows, Tai Chi Zero/Hero, Ice Man, and more). She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. She has been a stage actress most of her life and has just recently begun a new acting adventure in film. Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA.

 

10849051_517130151762931_1053580745706694854_oBriana Lawrence & Jessica Walsh

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