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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.

 

nabeshin_big_thumbShinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe

Shinichi Watanabe (aka “Nabeshin”) is known to anime fans as a larger-than-life, iconic figure with an outrageous sense of humor. He directed the comedy anime series Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy, which feature frenetic pacing and appearances by his animated alter ego, a mysterious, recurring character with an afro and distinctive outfit who is tangential to the story. Nabeshin has also served as series director for The Wallflower and Tenchi Muyo! GXP, and he can be found in these series as well, in cameo or supporting roles.

Nabeshin has been quoted as saying that he places great importance in making viewers laugh. Stating that he values laughter as much as tears, his preference is to motivate viewers to have fun and enjoy a show. He reasons that his success stems from provoking the same, strong emotional investment—in a humorous way—as a traditional, sentimental story does.

Nabeshin has also written lyrics for the opening songs of Excel Saga and Tenchi Muyo! GXP, and has served as storyboarder and episode director for a variety of other anime series.

GA2010Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired foryears as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in DeadmanWonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.

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 is a writer, artist, musician, voice actor, and general purveyor of non-sequitur whimsy.
Xero Reynolds was born at the dawn of the day-glow apocalypse that was the 80’s, and has collected an impressive set of skills that have otherwise been rendered outmoded due to the advent of apps, or just the byproduct of the progression of society into the modern age wherein nobody accepts “duelist” as an adequate skill on a resume.
However, in a fit of what can arguably be equally described as “determination” or “masochism”, Xero has spent his time and energy creating things that he earnestly believes that someone out there is crazy enough to enjoy for over a decade. You may have seen his illustration work around (Playstation Magazine (PSM), Blizzard, Bohemian Trash Studios to name a few), or perhaps his webcomics (Swordwaltzer, Nine Shot Sonata to name a few more), or you might have pirated his music (Produced as Xero Reynolds, Xerjester, and Xerj because lists are fun), or you might have even heard his voice in some anime (Gantz, Macross, Gatchaman, Xenosaga to name only a few because he often forgets the entirety of said list).
For those more inclined to recent events, or stricken with a tragic case of crippling long-term memory loss for which he shares his condolences, you might have been introduced to Xero’s writing through his first novel, The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, or the adherent Tales of Calopa novellas he’s since completed.
Xero currently resides in Colorado with his wife. He is presently held captive by his domineering imagination and strict reluctance to experience the spatial distortion/shrieking pocket dimension of terror you commonly refer to as “outside”. He has written this in third person in an attempt to offset his more boring aspects, like his love of tea and couch-forts.
You can read up more about him, his work, and his projects at his blog, brilliantly titled “Xero Should Be Writing”: https://xeroreynolds.wordpress.com/
You’ve been warned: Here there be silly.”

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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