Guests

Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna is a voice actor and music producer best known for his voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Vic has played many characters, ranging from Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club to Broly in Dragon Ball Z. Vic’s fans love him and have their very own dedicated fan club called the Risembool Rangers.

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but his anime career started with Vega in Streetfighter II, and since then Vic has been in hundreds of animated series and video games, including favorites like Vampire Knight, Pokemon, Tsubasa Chronicle, Soul Eater, Wallflower, Trinity Blood, Sword Art Online, Free!, Fairy Tail, Star Trek Online, League of Legends, Black Butler, Attack on Titan, and many more. Vic has also been in non-anime, appearing in the Wolverine and Iron Man series, the original Mass Effect Movie, and video games such as Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, and others. Vic is one of the most prolific guests of anime conventions in the world, having attended literally hundreds of cons. His fan group, called the Risembool Rangers, supports his convention appearances wherever he happens to go. Vic has a degree in filmmaking, and directs the award winning series “Star Trek Continues”.

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres went blasting his way through 2017! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. 2017 also gave him the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. Thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. He can also be hear as 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, 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. When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks”at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently helps organize dance and music tracks at several US conventions.Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blastreliving the music from the show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.

Whitney Rodgers

Whitney Rodgers

Whitney Rodgers is a Voice Actress, model and singer best known for her roles as “Meiko Shiraki” in Prison School and “Yozora” from Haganai and Hagani NEXT! . Whitney has just recently been announced as “Lotta Hart” in FUNimations “Ace Attorney” and has played many other characters including: “Margaret” in One Piece, “Artemis” from Maria the Virgin Witch, “Amelia Evans” in Freezing Vibration, and more. Whitney has also lent her voice to SMITE for the playable characters of “Ordo Solarus Amaterasu” and “Leona Genesis Jet Pack Fighter.” When she is not actively recording voice-overs, Whitney enjoys: going to the gym, drinking gallons of coffee, watching cutthroat kitchen, playing Tetris Attack, and giving her cat Chihiro too much attention. You can follow her on Instagram: Whitney_Rodgers_Model or on Facebook: Whitney Rodgers Voice Actress.

Tia Ballard

Tia Ballard

Raised on generous helpings of wacky cartoons, this Southern blonde goofball works in the animation industry as an actor, writer, and director. With over 150 animation and video game roles under her belt, plus writing and directing, she is well trained in the art of not sleeping!

Most recently, Tia has been announced as Rinko Yamato in the hit show “My Love Story”. A few other roles include: Happy the Cat (Fairy Tail), Nanami (Kamisama Kiss), Beast (Black Butler: Book of Circus), Yoshino/Yoshinon (Date A Live), Hannah (Attack on Titan), Marron, misc (Dragon Ball Z, Kai, Xenoverse), Aligura (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Amira (Rage of Bahamut), Miss Becky (No-Rin), Tifa Lockhart (Screwattack Death Battle), Misora (Sky Wizards Academy), Peashy (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation), Mizore (Rosario + Vampire), Porche, young Zephyr (One Piece), Chiho (The Devil is a Part-Timer), Hibana (Deadman Wonderland), Shao May (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Eris (Cat Planet Cuties), Rea (Sankarea), Hare (Guilty Crown), Megumi (Shiki), Kusano (Sekirei). Plus many others!

Whew! Here are some quotes.

“Tia is a good person and if you don’t love her you’re probably a jerk.”-Tia’s best friend
“So, Tia dresses up like Mickey Mouse or something at these conventions? I don’t get it.” -Tia’s brother
“Tia is delicious!” -A cannibal

Twitter: @tiatoony

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…

Greg "Greggo" Wicker

Greg "Greggo" Wicker

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at http://www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.

Comcade

Comcade

Comcade is the best team you’ve never heard of. Kyle, Caleb, DJ, and their guest Ronnie are currently traveling for Comcade’s Press Start Tour! Their live debut was just last year in not-so-scenic Iowa and they’re looking to bring that success to a venue near you. Join them as they perform live comedy shows, podcast recordings, and more. They love to chat and hang out with convention visitors so please feel free to approach them! Especially the weebs of the group Kyle and DJ. They’re probably chatting about this season’s anime already so why not join? You can find the group on their YouTube page (Comcade), Twitter (@ComcadeNetwork), and on Facebook (Comcade).

Page Mage Library

Page Mage Library

Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the convention? Longing for a quiet place to curl up and relax with a nice book? Join the us at the Page Mage Library, a traveling collection of manga, comics, and graphic novels. Come in, grab a book, take a seat, and unwind. Whether you pick up an old favorite or discover something new, there is an adventure waiting for you at the Page Mage Library. Do you have books you just don’t read anymore? Bring them to us! We will take your books on tour across the country, where they can be shared with and enjoyed by many people just like you!

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