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Karen Strassman

Voice actor guest of honor

Karen Strassman is an actress, voice-over artist, acting and dialect coach, voice-over director, and casting director, known the world over for hundreds of characters she has created in many forms. She delights in crafting characters that touch the brilliant human spirit and entertain the child within all of us.

She has created hundreds of voice-over characters of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages, and species, from classic Disney princesses, to iconic villainesses, to talking jellyfish and shy tadpoles. Notable anime credits include: Soi Fon in Bleach, Kallen in Code Geass, and Casca in Berserk. Notable gaming credits include: Rouge the Bat in many Sonic games, Aigis in Persona 3, 4, 5, and Q, Anna in Fire Emblem, and Chromie in World of Warcraft.

An extensive list of Karen's credits can be found on IMDb or her website, but some of her favorite voice-over projects include: League of Legends, Hunter × Hunter, Monster High, Winx Club, Monster, Monsuno, Rugrats: All Growed Up, Diablo, LEGO Friends, Final Fantasy, Fallout, Ghost in the Shell, Blade & Soul, Madoka Magica, BioShock 2, Castlevania, Rumble Roses, Mortal Kombat, Legends of Runeterra, Silent Hill, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mobile Suit Gundam, Valkyria, Street Fighter X Tekken, Hellsing, K-On!, Zero Escape, Street Fighter V, Dead or Alive, Resident Evil, and more.

Howard Wang

Voice actor guest of honor

Howard Wang is a voice actor, ADR director, and ADR script adapter. And an audio engineer. And also a video game developer. Howard has lent his voice to characters like Langa in SK8 the Infinity, Xie Lian in Heaven Official's Blessing, Narciso Anastasia (Anasui) in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Shihai Kuroiro/Vantadark in My Hero Academia, Tsutomu Goshiki and Rintaro Suna in Haikyuu!!, Falkner in Pokémon Masters, Whitley Schnee in RWBY, Tsuneo Suzukawa in Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Louis James Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot, Pelleas in Fire Emblem Heroes, Tatsuya Himuro in Kuroko's Basketball, Wakiya Murasaki in Beyblade Burst Surge, Hajime Kokonoi in Tokyo Revengers, Mojito and Pancéa in Dragon Ball Super, Kakushi Goto in Kakushigoto, and many more!

In terms of voice directing, Howard is the ADR director for the new dub of The Prince of Tennis, and has assisted with titles like Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Gleipnir, Kemono Friends, and more. Writing-wise, he's adapted the scripts for various titles, such as Nichijou - My Ordinary Life.

As a professional video game developer with a degree in game design, Howard previously worked at Riot Games as the VO audio designer on VALORANT. When all of the things mentioned above aren't keeping him busy, Howard enjoys cooking, mobile gacha games, and trying to get his cat to love him.

Patrick Pedraza

Voice actor guest of honor

Hailing from Oxnard, California, Patrick Pedraza is a Latino voice actor currently best known for voicing the highly anticipated character Scaramouche on the game Genshin Impact. Patrick considers himself a versatile VA as he's been the voice of Good Luck Bear on the Care Bears series since 2018 and has voiced other characters such as Yun on Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox, Sandy and Gus on Brawl Stars, and Carlos Kitbash from Rescue Heroes. Patrick grew up in the punk scene and was a drummer in many bands that toured across the country. He still writes songs in his dad punk band Dad Brains and the Genshin-themed band ScaredChilde but voice acting is his main passion.

Lauren Landa

Voice actor guest of honor

Lauren Landa is a voice actress born and raised in Los Angeles. In the last 15 years her voice has been in over a hundred different anime and video game titles, playing the voice of many beloved characters. Lauren is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5, the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and its sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Continuum Shift Extend, and Chrono Phantasma, the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V, the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces, the valley girl racer in pink Boiboi in Redline, the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls, kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia, the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in Drakengard 3, Nora in Noragami, Sailor Neptune in VIZ Media's Sailor Moon, Merlin in The Seven Deadly Sins, Lyra in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Juno in Beastars, female Robin in Fire Emblem and Super Smash Bros., Kyoka Eden in Scarlet Nexus, Karin Kanzuki in Street Fighter V, Tsukasa in Over the Moon for You, and many more!

Dani Chambers

Voice actor guest of honor

Dani Chambers is an actress based in Dallas, TX. She has been acting on stage and film for the past twenty years, and has been performing voice-over work for the past five years. Performing in theater and short films has helped her acting skills to grow and develop tremendously, and she's enjoyed every minute of it!

Dani made her anime debut in 2017 as Chise Hatori, the title character of The Ancient Magus' Bride. From then on, she has voiced plenty of roles such as Becky from Spy × Family, Rhyme from The World Ends with You: The Animation, Aharen in Aharen-San Is Indecipherable, and other video games such as Nilou in Genshin Impact, Caramel Arrow Cookie in Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Timerra in Fire Emblem Engage. She has also started her journey of being an ADR director at Crunchyroll directing shows like Arifureta and The Ancient Magus' Bride and many more to come! So be sure to stay tuned!

She is super excited to start getting into the convention scene, and can't wait to start new adventures! Be sure to follow Dani Chambers on social media!

Keith Silverstein

Voice actor guest of honor

Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with a diverse list of credits. He's the voice of Zhongli in the worldwide sensation Genshin Impact, Torbjörn in Overwatch 2, Hisoka on Hunter × Hunter, Hawk Moth on the fan favorite Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Speedwagon in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Gouhin in Beastars, and Dhalsim in Street Fighter 6.

He can also be heard as Jigen in Boruto, En in Dorohedoro, and Vector the Crocodile in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Resident Evil fans know him as H.U.N.K. Soul Calibur fans will recognize him as Zasalamel, and in Persona 5 he voices the villainous Masayoshi Shido.

Not enough for you? Here are a few other titles under his VO belt: TMNT, Jujutsu Kaisen, Amphibia, Solar Opposites, League of Legends, Seven Deadly Sins, One Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, Star Wars: Squadrons, Bungo Stray Dogs, Fate/Apocrypha, Fire Emblem, Glitter Force, Bleach, World of Warcraft, Dead or Alive, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gundam: The Origin, Danganronpa, and Big City Greens.

Griffin Burns

Voice actor guest of honor

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Griffin Burns moved to LA in 2010 with an English degree, an acoustic guitar, and some beginner's luck.

He booked his first voice-over audition ever for San Diego's Balboa Park and landed a small co-star appearance on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Two years later, Griffin quit his "survival jobs" as a valet and began voice acting full time. His most notable roles include Tartaglia from Genshin Impact, Doppio in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Akira Fudo in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Ryota in Kakegurui, Jintan in Anohana, Todd Snap in New Pokémon Snap, Shinichi Kudo in Case Closed, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate/Grand Order, and many, many others.

Griffin is also known for his memes on social media and his band New New Girlfriend. He's always down to engage with his fans, so stop by and say hello!

Michelle Marie

Voice actor guest of honor

Michelle Marie is a bilingual voice actress, singer, and author.

A born and raised Oregonian, she dreamt of being an actress ever since she saw her first musical at the age of six. During high school, she fell in love with Japanese music, a love that led her to learn the language and live in Japan as an exchange student for two years. After graduating from college with a degree in music and Japanese studies, she decided to pursue voice acting professionally and eventually moved to LA in 2018.

Michelle voices characters such as: My Melody and Chococat in Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures, Niffty in Hazbin Hotel (pilot), Millium Orion in Trails of Cold Steel III and IV, Anis in Goddess of Victory: Nikke, Bieko in Disgaea 6, Nana Hiiragi in Talentless Nana, Hanna Suiro in Beyblade Burst QuadDrive, Sumi Nakahara in Demon Slayer, Fizel in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Gyokuto in Yashahime, Chihiro Yoshioka in Gleipnir, Gai in Amaim Warrior at the Borderline, and Touka Satomi in Magia Record. She can also be heard in Re:Zero, KonoSuba, The Irregular at Magic High School, D4DJ, Cells at Work, Kemono Friends, Paladins, MapleStory, Shadowverse, Crush Crush, and more!

Outside of voice-over, Michelle sings and creates original music under the alias "Amree". Her most well-known song It's not like I like you!!, a duet that features her original lyrics and vocals, has amassed over 30 million views on YouTube. She also recently published her debut novel, Al Eyes, the first book in a YA dystopian sci-fi trilogy. It's currently available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Michelle is over the moon to be a guest at Kumoricon, not only because of her Oregon roots but also because when she was a teenager, Kumoricon was the very first convention she ever attended.

Amber May

Voice actor guest of honor

Amber "FoxyVox" May is an African American voiceover artist who is known for her work in animation, video games, announcements, and interactive children's toys (for those, she practices unicorn sounds in her spare time!).

Amber is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who now resides in Los Angeles, California. She has provided her voice to over 100 different media projects over the past decade. Some of her most known roles are that of Dehya in Genshin Impact, Yanqing in Honkai: Star Rail, Barbie "Brooklyn" Roberts in Mattel's movie Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams, and the quick-witted Narrator in Komi Can't Communicate. Amber's credits also include Pokémon Journeys, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, Lupin the Third, Shadowverse Showdown, Kemono Friends, and the webtoon from Glitch Productions, Sunset Paradise.

Brittney Karbowski

Voice actor guest of honor

Brittney Karbowski is a prolific voice actress, who has voiced in a number of series with studios from Texas to California. She is best known for her roles as Wendy Marvell in Fairy Tail, Black Star in Soul Eater, Camie Utsushimi in My Hero Academia, Ryou in Clannad, Yuri in Angel Beats, Pride in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mikoto Misaka in A Certain Magical Index and the A Certain Scientific Railgun franchise, Nanachi in Made in Abyss, Rimuru in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Migi from Parasyte the Maxim, Kusu in Dragon Ball Super, Hisako in Food Wars, and Hitch in Attack on Titan. Most recently she's Tirol in Sabikui Bisco, Saori in Tribe Nine, Minoru in Akebi's Sailor Uniform, Cetia in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and Pookie and Chela in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and there's more to come!

Brandon McInnis

Voice actor guest of honor

Brandon McInnis is an LA-based voice actor, singer, and translator with over 130 roles in anime and video games, and a prolific TikTok account (@branmci: 550k followers). Notable roles include Gyutaro in Demon Slayer, Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Yuta in SSSS.Gridman, Milo in Sabikui Bisco, Astolfo in The Case Study of Vanitas, Kenshiro Daimon in ODDTAXI, Samon Goku in Nanbaka, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Ares in Banished from the Hero's Party, Mangod (Hitogami) in Mushoku Tensei, Yūichirō Kurono (Uncle Reaper) in Fire Force, Xane in Fire Emblem Heroes, Featherlight in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Ganos in Dragon Ball Super, and many more.

Having collaborated musically with content creators such as AmaLee and Jonathan Young, he regularly posts both cover songs and originals on YouTube and Spotify including EPs of music originally from the anime Given and the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Other notable roles include Iketeru in Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan, Edward of Westminster in Requiem of the Rose King, Hirano in Sasaki and Miyano, Saku in ACTORS: Songs Connection, Selen in Show By Rock!!, Yuta in Stars Align, Kanata in Ensemble Stars!, Shu Bi in Back Arrow, Al Lyon in Appare-Ranman!, Leonardo in The Gymnastics Samurai, Tsubasa (Kashiwagi's Boyfriend) in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Dellinger in One Piece, Makoto Teruhashi in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Count St. Germain in Code: Realize, and Keita Amano in Gamers.

Previously a software engineer, McInnis also holds a degree in Japanese and lived in Tokyo working as a translator. While he has interpreted for a variety of CEOs, musicians, and manga artists, one of his most cherished professional experiences has been to interpret on several occasions for Nobuo Uematsu, the famed Final Fantasy composer.

Jason Liebrecht

Voice actor guest of honor

E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor and performing artist based in Austin, TX, for well over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan and Zeke in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK-201 in Darker than Black, Principal Ench in Shin-chan, Lavi and Millenium Earl in D.Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece, Finnian in Black Butler, and now Qrow in Rooster Teeth Animation's RWBY.

In the realm of gaming, he can be heard as Champa and Tapion in the Dragon Ball Z game universe, Lo Wang in the Shadow Warrior games, Mordecai in Borderlands 2, 3, and The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman, and Eclipso in DC Universe, and Abel in Street Fighter IV and X Tekken, among others.

Jason is also a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theater company, the Rude Mechs, and has traveled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center-commissioned piece Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.

Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater's Waking Life and Everybody Wants Some!!, NBC's Revolution and Chase, USA Network's Queen of the South, John Ridley's American Crime, Rooster Teeth's Day 5, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, and the final season of The Son, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rear View Cataclysm.

A more complete list of credits can be found on IMDb and behindthevoiceactors.com.

J. Michael Tatum

Voice actor guest of honor

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, J. Michael Tatum spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.

Other characters the man still can't believe he's had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in xxxHOLiC, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, both God Eneru and Dalton in One Piece, Komui Lee in D.Gray-man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Kraft Lawrence in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Acnologia in Fairy Tail, and Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan. His vocal "stylings", much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he's sure, have also been featured in Romeo × Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, Cells at Work, along with feature-length films like Vexille, Summer Wars, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Empire of Corpses, among many others. His video game credits include Sir Hammerlock from the Borderlands franchise, Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2, Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2, Kelvin and Pendles from Battleborn, fifteen playable characters from SMITE, and August Wallenstein from Tales of Luminaria.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn't enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Romeo × Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga-Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate, Assassination Classroom, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Attack on Titan, and Tribe Nine.

Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. He also co-hosts Ghoul Intentions, a spooky podcast dedicated to creeping you out. And before you ask, the "J" stands for… well, it stands for whatever you'd like it to.

Jeannie Tirado

Voice actor guest of honor

Jeannie Tirado is an LA-based voice actor, known for voicing Kujou Sara in Genshin Impact, Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Android 21 in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Rose Winters in Resident Evil Village, Orphea in Heroes of the Storm, Norman in The Promised Neverland, Saiko Intelli in My Hero Academia, Fana in Black Clover, Koala in One Piece, Baby Pan in Dragon Ball Super, Zera in Fairy Tail, and Katarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! amongst many more titles!

Raised in Orlando, Florida, and classically trained in piano and voice, Jeannie got her start in the studio recording album vocals for artists—which turned into commercial voice-over—which turned into anime and video game craziness!

She is now represented in LA, and can currently be heard in national TV and radio commercials, on Disney XD, and even in the air as the pilots assist voice for a private British air charter!

Jeannie can't wait to announce what more madness she's gotten her voice into (announcements coming soon!) but is now having an absolute blast living her dream!

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