Jamie Marchi is the voice behind the Witchblade (Masane Amaha) from
Witchblade, large and in charge Ellie from Borderlands II, and the lovably
filthy Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.
Some of her other popular voice roles are from Soul Eater (Liz), Hetalia
(Narrator), Deadman Wonderland (Karako), Sgt. Frog (Aki), Shin Chan
(Miss Polly), YuYu Hakusho (Juri), Fruits Basket (Motoko), High School DxD
(Rias), Fairy Tail (Cana), Black Cat (Rinslet), Spice and Wolf (Chloe), Tenchi
Muyo: War on Geminar (Mexiah), Rin (Mimi), Blassreiter (Amanda), Negima
(Haruna), Burst Angel (Meg), Claymore (Helen), One Piece (Miss Valentine),
Ouran (Chizuru), Strike Witches (Shirley), Freezing (Rana), Sekirei
(Uzume), Legend of the Legendary Heroes (Milk), Baka and Test (Shouko),
as well as Heaven’s Lost Property (the unforgettable Mikako Satsukitane).
Jamie’s behind the scene experience adapting scripts include: Panty and
Stocking, Hetalia(s), Spice and Wolf(s), Sgt. Frog(s), Yamada’s First Time,
Baka and Test(s), Blood-C, Oh! Edo Rocket, Tenchi Muyo: War on
Geminar, Strike Witches, and Negima?! amongst others. She’s also
directed Hetalia (Season 3), Spice and Wolf, Sgt. Frog and Negima?!.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys theatre, 80s music, dancing, running,
spending time with people who don’t suck, anything red wine or dark
beer related, making fun of people who are taking long walks on the
beach, and generally just being a redhead.
After a rather busy year, Tyson's resume has blossomed. Already known for his role as hacker extraordinaire "Itaru 'Daru' Hashida" in Steins;Gate, Tyson's newest credits include: "Matsuda" in HighSchool DxD, "Georg" in Eureka Seven: AO, and "Oimo" in One Piece. Other notable roles Tyson has played include "Byard" from Fairy Tail, "Alan" in Jormungand, "Peixe" in Michiko & Hatchin, "Nozomu Tamaki" in Dance in the Vampire Bund, "Bobby" in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and the Head-Irish-Thief-That-Throws-Dynamite in episode 10 of Black Butler. Tyson has played additional roles in such shows as: Baka and Test, Black Butler (I & II), Darker than Black, Deadman Wonderland, Hetalia, a guy getting his face stepped on in Sengoku Basara, and in Rosario + Vampire Tyson voiced a guy looking up the skirt of an anime resin statue.
Tyson is also a writer at Funimation, working on a variety of scripts for some cool (yet to be announced) shows.
As a Musician, Tyson provides rhythm guitar and vocals in the punk band Bullet Machine. He is a vocalist and harmonica player in Blues-Rock influenced Smokestack Lightning. He was also the vocals and guitarist for the now defunct punk band, The Tommyguns.
As a Comedian, Tyson has been performing with the veteran improvisational troupe Ad-Libs, as well as writing, performing, and storyboarding various projects with PostHollywood, such as The Jim Wellman Voiceovers on YouTube.
If, let’s say, as a college student, the voice of Vegeta asks you to jump into the booth to voice a character with one line, you should probably do it. That’s what Ian Sinclair did, and look at him now. He is, as they say, making paper. They try to give him money, but he keeps insisting on paper.
Recently announced as Chuck in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, a few of Ian’s most popular roles are Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, and Shu in Princess Jellyfish. Previously, his voice had a talent for showing up as characters in three categories: The Good, The Bad, and The Buddy. They are as follows:
The Goodies: Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and that’s all.
The Baddies: Dallas in Baccano, Bora in Fairy Tail, Ian in One Piece, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Haruki in Master of Martial Hearts, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, and Nakajima in Linebarrels of Iron, amongst others.
The Buddies: Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Seo in Sekirei, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, and Akoz in Casshern Sins.
Please do not allow his multitude of Baddies to make you think he is, in fact, a Baddie. Of course, those are words only a Baddie would say, but whether or not you believe him is completely your decision.
Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Baron Flynt in the video game Borderlands (also a Baddie, btw), and as the "Cool" custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, both seasons of Black Butler, and a few others he can’t talk about... yet. Insert evil laughter here.
Chris Rager is an American voice actor for Funimation studios. More notable performances are as Mr. Satan, King Yemma, and Hercule on "Dragonball Z", as well as, Arlong the leader of the fish people on the popular "One Piece".
Chris has been seen in national and regional T.V. commercial ads like Taco Bell, Southwest Airlines and Visa. You may also see Chris performing live on stage in Dallas as an improvisor for the last 16 years and currently with Ad-Libs Comedy Troupe .
Although he loves the live stage and T.V. exposure, Chris holds voice acting close to his heart. You may have also heard Chris in Animes such as Pantie & Stocking, Fafner, Black Cat, Desert Punk, Lupin III, FMA, FMA Brotherhood, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fairy Tales, Baccano and Hero Tales.
Chris has also been heard in such video games Spike out: Battle Street, Stuntman Ignition, Bloodrayne, Roadkill, Comic Jumper, Ages of Empire, Tribes and the newly realeased Borderlands 2. Chris always looks forwards to his next voice over role, hoping he can bring a high level of talent and professionalism to such characters.
Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 14 years. According to Anime News Network, she is currently the most prolific anime voice actress in the USA. As an actress for ADV Films, Funimation Entertainment, and Sentai Filmworks she has lent her voice to over 275 anime including: Air (Misuzu), Another (Mei), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Excel Saga (Hyatt), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Full Metal Panic! (Kyoko), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), One Piece (Tashigi/Karu/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Noir (Kirika), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Tsubasa (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more. She can be heard on the Cartoon Network in Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Casshern Sins (Ringo), Soul Eater (Tsubaki) and FMA Brotherhood (May Chang). You can also catch her on Nicktoons and the CW as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai. She has also appeared in several video games including Ms. ‘Splosion Man, Comic jumper, and Borderlands 2. Be sure to come by and say hello!
MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an
actress, she portrayed “Major Motoko Kusanagi” in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid
State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the
American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as “Sei” in Alpha
Protocol and “Nora” in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are “
Cornelia” in Code Geas. "Kurenai" from Naruto, "Julia” from Cowboy Bebop, "Helba"
and “Bordeau” from .hack, "Jagura" from Wolf's Rain and “Caroline” from Vampire
As a director, Mary Elizabeth just wrapped up directing the first season of Stitch! for
The Disney Channel and the adr on the feature animated film Dino Mom. She is
currently directing Naruto: Shippuden for Disney XD. She has directed the 4 Naruto
Movies as well as Naruto the series for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for
best director. Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop the series, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Wolf’s Rain, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also directed the original animated series Gormiti Lords of Nature for Cartoon Network and Wild Animal Babies for PBS.
Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movie Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, 4, 5, Origins and the newly released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories which she also co-directed.
ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR - RIKKI SIMONS AND TAVISHA WOLFGARTH-SIMONS
Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. The weekly web comic that he creates with Tavisha, called @Tavicat, can be read at www.tavicat.com
Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes “WiredPsyche”) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for Nickelodeon Magazine, she has designed characters and fashions from the ground up for companies such as Tokyopop and Digital Manga, and she has co-created original titles such as Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and ShutterBox. The weekly web comic that she creates with Rikki, called @Tavicat, can be read at www.tavicat.com.
I FIGHT DRAGONS
I Fight Dragons is a rock band from Chicago. Their music is a combination of pop/rock with chiptune, featuring electronic sounds made using Nintendo Game Boys and Nintendo Entertainment Systems. Their music has been featured on Nintendo Video as well as on the WWE. They have toured the USA with MC chris and Whole Wheat Bread in 2009, 3OH!3, Cobra Starship, and Travie McCoy in 2010, The Protomen in 2011, and they were on the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour. They went on their first national headlining tour, "The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour" with openers MC Lars and Skyfox in 2012.
The Pillowcases will be bringing the music of beloved anime FLCL to
Shuto Con! If you loved FLCL, you'll definitely want to check out this
band as they cover the full range of your favorite songs, from Ride on
Shooting Star to Little Busters to Hybrid Rainbow... and maybe a few
surprises thrown in, too! They'll be opening up for the amazing Arc
Impulse, so stick around after the show too!
Stephen Dranger: Vocals, Guitar
Mike Regan: Vocals, Guitar
Matt Sigler: Drums
Lucas Sgouros: Bass Guitar
KNIGHT OF THE ROUND
5 years ago, ex-Iscariot guitarist Justin Taylor began making "metal covers" of Uematsu's Final Fantasy music to familiarize himself with recording and mixing. Years later, the "solo Knight of the Round project" has evolved into a VGM band like none other. An absolute metal powerhouse, Knight of the Round features some of Northwest Indiana's most accomplished musicians, Knight of the Round blends the speed and aggression of Thrash Metal with the precision and technicality of Math Metal while throwing in bits of Symphonic Metal and Power Metal to create what just might be the heaviest, most epic video game music anyone has ever heard. KOTR draws influences from bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Meshuggah, and Rhapsody of Fire while still paying homage to the timeless original scores from Final Fantasy. Having already been featured on sites like OverClocked Remix, KOTR is ready to make their debut con performance at MAGFest 11. They're also releasing their debut full length album "Gaia's Bane" in October 2012. You've never seen or heard VGM like this.
... And more to come!