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Offline Kristy

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Hi guys!

I'm Kristy Kay and I'm going to be hosting "Let's Voice Act! A Beginner's Guide." during KumoriCon.  I have been an amateur voice actress for ten years and a professional for about one year. This workshop is going to be a LOT of fun.  I'm bringing my recording equipment down and we're going to work on some voice acting skills through games and exercises.  If you've never voice acted before but have always wanted to, please feel free to come in!  

During the second half of the panel, I will be holding open auditions for the TEC:The Echo Chronicles flash series!  This series, based on my webcomic, is a great way to get your voice heard.  I am wanting to cast people that are dedicated to learning voice acting, as I am looking for people that are willing to be coached.  We have many roles open and I have use for ANY voice type.  So, tell your friends and come down and give it a whirl. :)

I will be posting a website later this week that will have character information and lines available so that you can be more familiar with the characters before the audition.  I will also have this information available at the convention.

I hope to see a lot of you at this panel!  I know it's going to be a lot of fun!

Edit:  Here is the audition information: http://teccomic.com/auditions/

The panel will be held on Monday at 9 AM.  Auditions begin promptly at 10 AM. :)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 10:02:35 pm by Kristy »
Check out the TEC voice over auditions being held at KumoriCon this year: http://teccomic.com/auditions/

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This interest me, quite a bit. If I don't get lost, I'll drag both of my friends with me!
They'll probably just sit and watch, but I'd love to at least give voice acting a try, since I think it'd be fun. ^^
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sweet I will definately try to be there

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This sounds like fun.~~ :333
I'll certainly try to come~ ='D

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I want to do this it sounds awsome ^^ yay!!
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Oh gosh this sounds so much fun!
I've been looking into voice acting recently but I'm probably not very good XD

Offline StarryShay

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Pshhh, Sugar, your voice is perfect for voice acting. ='DD
As for me, my voice could probably work for little kids or something. xD

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What time? This sounds like fun. :3

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let's do it ^^

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:) One of the things i'm going to talk about is that there is no "perfect" voice for voice acting.  Everyone has a role and a niche. Any voice can be trained and cultivated into something awesome.  All it takes is practice and some guidance.  So, if anyone is feeling shy or like they aren't the right "type," please come and see the panel.

I have a WEIRD sounding voice (in my opinion) but I can work it to my advantage.  And that's exactly what we'll be working on. :)

Not sure on the panel's day yet, but I'll keep everyone posted.  I should also have audition information for the animations up by the end of the weekend.

Hope to see you all there!
Check out the TEC voice over auditions being held at KumoriCon this year: http://teccomic.com/auditions/

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I cant wait to try to go to this! It's always been one of my dreams to be a voice actress  :D
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I've been trying to do amateur stuff for about a year now... this'll be fun!
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I will definately be on the lookout for this one!  We had something like this at KCon '06 that went well, so I'd expect to see this one go well, too.
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Looks cool.~ I've been toying around with VAing on another website for the last few months so this panel sounds super-cool!~ Hopefully the time for it is announced soon because it's hard to figure out what I can and can't go to without knowing.
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Hope to see you all there. :) As soon as the official schedule is released, I'll let everyone know when the panel will be.

Also, sorry I haven't gotten the audition information up yet.  :( I was having wrist pains for a week up to my vacation, so I am very much behind.  The page will be posted by Sunday.
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I love voice acting but I know almost nothing and really want to learn.
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you know, this sounds like a lot of fun. I'll see what time the pannel will be and may attend


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I love voice acting but I know almost nothing and really want to learn.

We were all in that position once. :) And voice acting is a journey, always learning, always growing.  Everyone has to start somewhere.  Feel free to come by! :D
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Hmm.  I wonder if Toshifumi Yoshida is going to be doing his VA panel again as well.  I know that he did Inuyasha voice overs the last 2 or 3 times he was here.  I was Sesshoumaru for one of them.   ;D  It would really be fun if the actual VA's dropped in as well.  I know that Kirk Thornton was "assisting" Toshi during the time I was there.  Also had Sean Schemmel (Goku) if I remember correctly.  That was the place to be that year!
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Hmm.  I wonder if Toshifumi Yoshida is going to be doing his VA panel again as well.  I know that he did Inuyasha voice overs the last 2 or 3 times he was here.  I was Sesshoumaru for one of them.   ;D  It would really be fun if the actual VA's dropped in as well.  I know that Kirk Thornton was "assisting" Toshi during the time I was there.  Also had Sean Schemmel (Goku) if I remember correctly.  That was the place to be that year!

That sounds fun. :) This panel will be a bit different, as we won't be doing any dubbing.  It's going to focus strictly on the voice acting aspect, so it'll just be a microphone and script.  After all, adding lipflap to the mix is sort of troublesome when you're first getting this art down.  So, this workshop is all voice acting technique and coaching.  Hopefully it will be a different (but positive) experience.
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Is there anything we need to bring, aside from our voices? Would it be helpful for us to bring our own microphones?

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I think my hubby just died from excitement!  :o

He took a class that was supposed to be like this, they were going to record stuff for personal demo CDs, but the teacher didn't do it because too many people showed up.

I'm even looking forward to atleast the first part... auditions always make me nervous!
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Nothin' but your voices.  I'm going to be bringing my microphone (you'll get to see the most awesomely ghetto home studio set up EVER.  Miss Kristy doesn't pay retail prices for NUFFIN'! *LOL*  But it works great!) and boom stand, so I'll be recording everything.  Since we've only got an hour for coaching, I'll be bringing people up in groups and mostly do group exercises.  If there is a low level of participation, I'll gladly do one-on-ones.

Oh, SiderAnne, if you're in the Portland area, I can recommend a really good coach for your husband who does group classes, one on one coaching, and demos. :) She's awesome!  She does both character coaching and commercial.
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This does sound like a lot of fun. I'll try to be there. ^_^
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Ooh, a VA panel!

I'll try to come!
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I may have to leave about halfway through this at 10:00 (maybe 10:30) if I get into the Cosplay Chess. Can I still try out?
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Sure can. :) Just remind me when you come in and I'll make sure to get you up to the mic first.
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Here is the audition information: http://teccomic.com/auditions/  Sorry it took me so long.  I have been INCREDIBLY swamped.

The panel will be held on Monday at 9 AM.  Auditions begin promptly at 10 AM.

If you cannot make it to the panel but would like to audition, please contact me before or during the con and I can make alternative arrangements.   :)

Please feel free to look over the audition info and let me know if you have any questions.
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Depending on whether or not I get into Cosplay Chess that'll make the difference as to how long I can stay at this panel. I hope I can make it though.~
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hmm, I really want to go to this and audition
but I also have a job in the dealer's hall, so It's hard to say if i'll be able to stay for the whole thing
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If you're on any sort of time constraint, just let me know at the start of the auditions and I'll give you priority read time.  If you cannot make it to the workshop at all, just let me know (you can even pop in to the para para panels, which I'm also hosting to tell me) and I can arrange an outside time to audition.  I just need to know a bit in advance so I'll bring my recording equipment with me.
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I can basically go anytime the dealers room isnt open ^-^
We're still working out how much free time I can get, so hopefully i'll be able to go to the panel, atleast the first half anyways
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Is it alright if I practice beforehand with the lines on that page? xP
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@Mistukai  You most certainly may. :) That's exactly why I posted it.
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:D I cant wait for this! (lol, just finished reading out load almost every scene with a female)
I will try to find out as soon as possible my circumstances ^0^
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yay! I talked to my boss and I should be able to go to the panel and auditions (as long as we're not swamped)
so hopefully I could be one of the first so I'm not gone for too long >.<
but I dont want to rush or anything. I'm just glad I can go! XD
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Awesome. :D Glad to hear it!
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... and I couldn't because I was exhausted. Late for the chess premeet even.
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... and I couldn't because I was exhausted. Late for the chess premeet even.

Same for me, except for the part about being late for the premeet. I was just so exhausted after the first two days of the con that I couldn't get myself here in time for this. I'm sure it was great though.~
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that braved the early Monday morning timeslot and came out to this event. :) I had a great time hosting and I hope that you all had a great time attending.
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Oh yes! But as I said there, if you want me to reread for anything once my voice recovers, I'll be glad to do so.