2016 Guest List!

We’re about three weeks out from the show, guys! You’ve seen our schedule, now meet the rest of our guests!

 

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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 16 years and is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 350 anime including:Assassination Classroom (Kaede), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler(Mei Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland(Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang),Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), One Piece(Tashigi/Karu/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking(Stocking), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Tokyo Ghoul (Rize), Tsubasa(Sakura), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona), and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai as well as in the movies Battle of Gods and Resurrection F. She has also appeared in several video games including Ms. ‘Splosion Man,Tribes AscendSmiteBorderlands 2, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. She also appeared in the latest season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force as Jubilee.

 

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Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi is the voice of large and in charge Ellie fromBorderlands II, The Witchblade from Witchblade, and the loveably filthy Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. With well over 200 video game and anime characters to her name, she is a pretty big deal to her parents. 

A few of her video game credits include Smite (Freya), Borderlands II(Aubrey Callahan III), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequal! (Doctor Spara, Ghostly Apparitions), The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Sheila, Shelley), and Orcs Must Die (Elemental Weaver).

Some of Jamie’s most popular anime credits are from High School DxD (Rias), Fairy Tail (Cana), Soul Eater (Liz), Hetalia (The Narrator), Deadman Wonderland (Karako), Attack on Titan (Anka),Space Dandy (Yoko), One Piece (Miss Valentine and Cindry), Fruits Basket (Motoko), Sgt. Frog (Aki), Claymore (Helen), Shin Chan (Miss Polly), Yu Yu Hakusho (Juri), Burst Angel (Meg), Black Cat (Rinslet),Spice and Wolf (Chloe), Rin (Mimi), Negima (Haruna), Ouran(Chizuru), Baka and Test (Shouko), as well as the unforgettable Mikako Satsukitane from Heaven’s Lost Property

Jamie has written English script adaptations for Space DandyPanty and Stocking with GarterbeltHetaliaYurikuma ArashiDevil is a Part TimerSpice and WolfSgt. FrogYamada’s First TimeBaka and TestHigh School DxDMikagura School SuiteBlood-COh! Edo RocketTenchi Muyo: War on GeminarStrike Witches, andNegima?!, amongst others. She directed various episodes fromHetaliaSpice and WolfSgt. Frog, and Negima?!

In her spare time, Jamie enjoys watching things, reading things, spending time with people who don’t suck, telling ghost stories, anything dark beer related, and generally just being a redhead.

 

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Ian Sinclair

Recently announced as the voice of ‘Warwick’ in Gangsta, ‘Yousuke’ in Death Parade, and ‘Sousuke’ in Free! Eternal Summer, Ian Sinclair has been voice acting since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he’s been working as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He’s performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic. 

A few of Ian’s more popular roles include ‘Dandy’ in Space Dandy, ‘Whis’ inDragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, ‘Brook’ in One Piece, ‘Toriko’ in Toriko, ‘Nile Dok’ in Attack on Titan, ‘Ryner Lute’ in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, ‘Bardroy’ in Black Butler, ‘Romano’ in Hetalia, ‘Chuck’ in Panty and Stocking, ‘Shu’ inPrincess Jellyfish, ‘Dallas’ in Baccano, ‘Yomotsu Hirasaka’ (12th) in Future Diary, ‘Alcides’ in Appleseed XII, ‘Seo’ in Sekirei, ‘Takeru’ in Maken-Ki, ‘Kawazu’ and ‘Bora’ in Fairy Tail, ‘Ginei Morioka’ in Rosario + Vampire, ‘Shogo’ in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, ‘Zaki’ in Claymore, ‘Toyama’ in Oh! Edo Rocket, ‘Douglas’ and ‘Steve’ in El Cazador de la Bruja, ‘Shiro’ in Okami-san, ‘Daisuke Matsuo’ in Yamada’s First Time, ‘Marc’ in Spice and Wolf II, ‘Gija’ in Yona of the Dawn, ‘Hasegawa’ in Baka and Test, ‘Takamy’ in Fractale, ‘Akoz’ in Casshern Sins, ‘Toraji’ in Bamboo Blade, ‘Liam’ in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, ‘Orang’ in Last Exile: Fam, ‘The Silver Wing’ and ‘Colin’ in Level E, and ‘Hirato’ in Karneval.

Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of ‘Montana’ in the video game Battleborn, ‘Whis’ in Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse and Battle of Z, ‘Tyr’ in Smite, ‘Baron Flynt’ in Borderlands, ‘Professor Nakayama’ and ‘Jimbo Hodunk’ in Borderlands 2, and as the “Cool” custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial DSpice and Wolf IIBlack Butler I & II, and the Shanamovie.

 

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Samantha Inoue-Harte

Samantha Inoue-Harte is an established and varied Entertainment Industry veteran. First and foremost, Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, where she is currently developing several Japanese anime series and a feature with some of Japan’s top anime studios. Samantha is one of only a handful of Westerners who works directly with Japanese anime studios to develop Japanese anime content. Samantha is also commonly seen at Rooster Teeth productions….but what she is doing there is still…a secret.

Samantha is also an accomplished 18 year veteran as a voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime, Video game, and Asian films dubbed into English titles. Samantha’s most recognized roles are in World of Warcraft, Kingsisle Entertainment’s Pirate 101 and Wizard 101 and in Daybreak games’ DC Universe Online as ‘Isis’, Sakura Wars as ‘Kohran Ri’,Magical Play as ‘Pipin’, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the ‘Chocobo’ and ‘Cactaur’. Her other titles include: Ascension VG, Birth, Blade of the Phantom Master, Bratz, City Hunter the Motion Picture, Cosplay Complex, Dai Guard, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, DearS, Devil Lady, Eden’s Bowy, Gatchaman, Getbackers, Getter Robo, Gun Crazy, Happy Lesson, Jing: King of Bandits, Legend of Crystania the Motion Picture, Lost Universe, Mazinkaiser, Moeyo Ken, Nadia the Secret of Blue Water, Negima!, New Fist of the Northstar, Ninja Resurrection, Petite Princess Yucie, Princess Blade, Pumpkin Scissors, Queen Emeraldas, Sakura Diaries, Samurai X the OVAs, Samurai X the Motion Picture, Shuten Doji, The Star Hand Kid, Soul Hunter, Steam Detectives, Tekken the Motion Picture, Trinity Blood, World of Warcraft, Wedding Peach, and Zone of the Enders.

Samantha’s resume includes non Anime specific work as well. She has been an Animation Director for SpikeTV on the Fresh Baked Video Games TV series with Rick&Morty creator Justin Roiland, has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, King of the Hill, and many more.

Samantha has acted and has been a stunt worker in many on camera features including: Appaloosa, Blacktino, Beatdown, Elvis and Annabelle, Exterminators, Friday Night Lights the TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn the TV series, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idiocracy, Jonah Hex, Kabluey, Machete, Machete Kills, Man of the House, National Lampoon’s The Stoned Age, No Pain No Gain, Office Space, Pretty Little Liars the TV series, Shorts, Sin City, Sin City 2, Teeth, The 2 Bobs, Tree of Life, and True Grit.

Samantha also dabbles in Gore FX makeup, which can be seen in Teeth, Predators, Shores of Another Sea, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, and American Idol. And finally, is also an avid cowboy action sharpshooter in her spare time.

 
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Jonathan Tarbox

Editor, translator, producer and teacher, Jonathan “Jake” Tarbox has done it all during his career in international media and content production. He’s worked for DC Comics, Time Warner, VIZ Media, Kadokawa Publications, JManga.com and the NFL to produce print and video content for both the Japanese and American markets. He is also a regular fixture on the American convention circuit, making regular appearances at Dragon Con, SD Comic Con, A-Kon, Anime Expo, Anime LA, Comicpalooza and others. 

While working for NFL Japan (the National Football League’s Tokyo office), he was recruited to join the staff of Coamix Inc., the publisher of Weekly Comics Bunch, as the senior editor of their weekly manga magazine for the North American market, Raijin Comics. 

From 2000 to 2002, Jonathan was a cast member of Koko ga Hen da yo Nihonjin (This is strange, Japan!), along with award-winning Japanese actor/director “Beat” Takashi Kitano.

In 2004, after 14 years in Japan, Jonathan returned to America, joining DC Comics to manage the CMX manga line. In 2005, he formed Arashi Productions, a manga and anime production company. The company has since developed a wide range of print and video media projects.

Jonathan is also a martial artist, holding black belts in Aikido, Hontai Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu, and Toyama Ryu Iaido.

 

In addition to our steller guest list we’ve got more large room assignments for our panels than ever before, so take a look at our schedule and start making some plans! See you all there!

 

 

 

Special Guest Annoucement!

Dragon Con is very pleased to announce its first special guest from the Japanese anime industry: Shinji Aramaki.

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Mr. Aramaki is one of the leading anime directors and mecha designers in Japan, and he has been leading the trend towards full CG animation. After getting his start doing mecha designs for dozens of anime classics like for Gasaraki, Genesis Climber Mospeda, Megazone 23, Bubblegum Crisis, and Mobile Suit Gundam, he moved on to direct the 2004 feature film “Appleseed.” In 2007, John Woo joined Aramaki to produce the sequel, “Appleseed: Ex Machina” and in 2014 Aramaki premiered “Appleseed Alpha” at the Tokyo International Film Festival. In 2012, the development team of the Starship Troopers franchise tapped Aramaki to direct the CG animated film “Starship Troopers: Invasion.” In 2013, Aramaki was invited to debut “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” at the Venice International Film Festival.

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Come meet and ask Mr. Aramaki questions at one of his panels this year! Our track schedule, times, and locations can be found here.

Panel submissions are open!

The Anime-Manga track for Dragon Con 2016 is ready to ramp up program scheduling. If you would like to submit a panel application, please collect the following information:

Name of all panelists

Title of Panel

A description of the panel contents including an explanation of how the panel will operate (including such points as PowerPoint presentation, Q&A with audience, trivia quiz, etc.)

Intended audience (General, kid friendly, mature)

AV/tech requirements

Send all this to:

Anime-manga@dragoncon.org  (that’s ORG, not COM)

Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

Yet Another New Guest Announcement!

Dragon Con is less than a month away, and we know you guys are just itching with anticipation! (Also mosquitoes.) We’re pleased to announce the addition of two more guests to the Anime-Manga track lineup: FUNimation ADR and voice actor/director Mike McFarland:

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…and voice acting aficionado John Stocker!

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Visit their websites at http://www.mikemcfarland.com/ and http://www.johnstocker.ca/ for more information about our new guests and their lengthy list of credentials.

Our schedule will be up sometime soon, so keep checking back for more updates! We can’t wait to you at the end of the month!

Anime-Manga Track panel submissions for 2014 still open!

Dragon Con is primarily a convention of the fans, by the fans and for the fans. Although we bring in industry professionals and creators, we still many plenty of room for fan panels. The panel committee is currently reviewing proposals. If you would like to do a panel, it’s not too late to submit yours for 2014. Send us the title, a clear description of what will happen in the panel, the names & contacts of the panelists, and your technical needs.

New Guest Announcement!

Happy belated New Year, everyone! How’s this neverending winter treating you guys?

Although we’ve got over half a year until Dragon Con 2014, we’re pleased to announce that we already have two confirmed guests: Kyle Hebert and Caitlin Glass!

 

Kyle Hebert may be best known for voicing Teen/Adult Gohan in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and many of the supporting games, as well as ninja-in-training Kiba Inuzuka of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Sōsuke Aizen and Ganju Shiba of Bleach, Kamina of Gurren Lagann, and Ryu from the Street Fighter games (also appearing as a brief cameo for the character in Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph), but he has numerous additional anime and video game credits spread throughout nearly two decades of VA work. The full list can be found at his ANN and IMDB entries.

Caitlin Glass is best recognizable for her arguably most noteworthy role as the English voice of Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist, FMA: Brotherhood, and the associated OAVs and movies, but she also voices the sensible protagonist of a series she also staffed as the ADR Director for: Haruhi Fujioka of Ouran High Host Club! In addition to her numerous VA credits, Glass has an equally extensive amount of experience as an an Assistant and Head ADR Director for a number of dubbed anime series. She’s also worked as a script writer for Funimation/OkraTron 5000, including adapting anime theme songs for English-language release (and occasionally singing them!) Her filmography can be found on her ANN and IMDB pages.

What new surprises and announcements will the next couple of months bring? Stay tuned!

Guest Announcements!

Hi everyone! We’ve already made the announcement on our Facebook page, but joining us this fall at Dragon*Con will be the following four voice talents:

 

 

 

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Richard Epcar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stay tuned for more information about our guests and their roles!

Panel Submissions!

Dragon*Con 2013 is now about six months away, and we’re busy working on rolling out a list of special guests, panels, and other events for you guys, but we need your help!

While some of our panels are hosted by anime track staff members, we rely on you guys to let us know what content you’d like to see, and even host panels yourselves (or with a group of friends or like-minded individuals). So if you have an idea for a panel you’d like to host, send our track director a brief proposal at anime-manga@dragoncon.org. Alternately, feel free to suggest panel topics on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to hearing from you all!