Guests

 

Our theme for 2018 is Yokai!

 

JASON MARSDEN

Lending his voice to countless characters in animation, feature films, video game, commercials, apps and more, Jason Marsden has been working full force in the entertainment biz since he was 12. In the 90s you might have seen him on such shows as “Boy Meets World”, “Full House”, and “Step by Step”. Transitioning to voice over, Jason can be heard most notably as Max, Goofy’s son in “A Goofy Movie” and “Extremely Goofy Movie”! He played Haku, the mysterious boy/dragon in Hayo Miyazaki’s, Academy Award Winning, “Spirited Away”. He’s voiced such popular characters as Chester in “Fairly Odd Parents”, Impulse in “Young Justice”, reporter, Snapper Carr in “Justice League”, Duke in “GI JOE: Renegades”, as well as a few well-known felines: Kovu in “Lion King 2”, Binx in “Hocus Pocus”, and Nermal in “Garfield”. Video Game fans will recognize Jason as the title role in the “Tak” franchise, Boone from “Fallout: New Vegas”, and Noel Kriess in “Final Fantasy 13.2! Currently Marsden can be heard on “Avatar: Legend of Korra”, “Transformers: Rescue Bots”, “MAD”, “Kaijudo”, “Beware the Batman”, “Monsters U”, in select “DC Nation” shorts, and much more!

 

 

 

R BRUCE ELLIOTT

R BRUCE ELLIOTT was born two hundred and thirty-eight years ago in a beautiful split-level Tudor-style log cabin he built himself out of broken Legos and recycled earwax. A long-time professional actor based in Dallas, Texas, “Our Bruce’s” talents have taken him all over the United States and include work in theatre (over 200 hundred plays and musicals), film (JFK, Fletch Lives, Dr. T and the Women, The Chase, etc.), TV (Barney & Friends, Walker, Texas Ranger, Murder in the Heartland, etc.), radio, commercials and anything else he could either hypnotize or annoy someone into letting him do. But in late 2003, his long and checkered career led not to the public disgrace and/or early grave he was expecting but rather, amazingly, to his real calling — he started working as a voice actor at Funimation! His very first role (and still a favorite) was the bumbling detective Richard Moore in Case Closed, and many others soon followed. Among the approximately 180 different shows he has worked on in the last thirteen-plus years, some notable roles include Basque Gran in Full Metal Alchemist, Dot Pyxis in Attack on Titan, Guild Master Makarov in Fairy Tail, Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Narrator in Space Dandy and Sgt. Frog, Whitebeard (and five other characters) in One Piece, Tanaka in Black Butler, Bookman in D Gray Man, head samurai Kambei in Samurai Seven, Fei Wang Reed in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Conrad in Romeo X Juliet (which he also co-directed with his good friend Michael Tatum), Szilard Quates in Baccano, Mr. Saito in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Doc in Robotics; Notes, Hayato in Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple, Mobeedo in Heroic Age, Jugo in Kaze no Stigma, and King Yama in the very last episode of Yu Yu Hakasho: Ghost Files. He has also had roles in a few anime films, including The One in Empire of Corpses, Hosokawa in Wolf Children, The High Seeker in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Dr. Wheelo in Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest. Finally, the especially sharp-eared might recognize his voice in the occasional video game, such as Aeon Flux, Orcs Must Die (1 & 2), Bloodrayne 2, Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite, and eight different games in the Dragon Ball Z series, all as the fearlessly brainless idiot (or is that brainlessly fearless?), Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force! Bruce wants everyone to know he absolutely loves living the life of a voice actor, exclaiming, “It’s great! You don’t have to rehearse for weeks, or memorize hundreds of lines, or put up with dozens of other actors (such awful people!), or wear a costume, or put on makeup (well, many do, of course, but it’s not required),” and plans to continue doing it “until they are forced to pry the microphone from my cold, dead hands!” — which, at his advanced age, could be any moment now. (Get those autographs while you can, folks!)

 

 

MONICA RIAL

Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), My Hero Academia (Tsuyu), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran High School Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Saga of Tanya the Evil (Tanya), Seraph of the End (Krul), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona) and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super currently on Toonami. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger voice and has also appeared in several video games including Ms.'Splosion Man, Tribes Ascend, Smite, Borderlands 2, Dungeon Boss, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Be sure to come by and say hello!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAN SINCLAIR

Ian Sinclair is an actor, director, and voice actor that has been working in the anime and videogame industry for over a decade. Some of his more popular roles include: Whis from DragonBall Z, Brook from One Piece, Dandy from Space Dandy, Rashid from Street Fighter V, Romano from Hetalia, Sosuke Yamazaki from Free! Eternal Summer, Chuck from Panty and Stocking, Bard from Black Butler, Toriko from Toriko, Favaro from Rage of Bahamut, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Worick Arcangelo from Gangsta, Zapp Renfro from Blood Blockade Battlefront, Zaveid from Tales Of Zestiria, Professor Nakayama from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, 12th from Future Diary, Yu Kanda from D Gray Man Hallow, Tatara from The Boy and the Beast, Gija from Yona of the Dawn, Montana from BattleBorn, Nile Dok from Attack on Titan, Baron Flynt from Borderlands, Dallas Genoard from Baccano!, Juzo Sakakura from Danganronpa 3, Mezo Shoji from My Hero Academia, Emilio Langheim from Endride, Prince Salva from Dimension W, Gaddes from The Vision of Escaflowne, The Reaper in Assassination Classrom, Hamura from Terror in Resonance, Mitsuhide from Snow White with the Red Hair, Touji from Tokyo Ravens, Akane from Soul Eater Not!, Yaiba from Show by Rock, Shiho Kimizuki from Seraph of the End, Otohiko from Kamisama Kiss, R from Jormungand, Tanaka in the Shana series, Tatsumi from Shiki, Alcides from Appleseed XIII, Marc Cole from Spice and Wolf 2, Ginei Morioka from Rosario + Vampire, Shu Koibuchi from Princess Jellyfish, Takeru Oyama from Maken-Ki!, Bora and Kawazu in Fairy Tail, Akoz from Casshern Sins, Douglas Rosenberg from El Cazador de la Bruja, Toraji Ishida from Bamboo Blade, Liam from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tyr from Smite, and many more.

You can follow Ian on Twitter @iantweeting.
Ian is represented by the Mary Collins Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS PATTON

Chris Patton has been acting most of his life, and voice acting for the past nineteen years. Some of his most notable work in Anime has been as Oikawa Toru in Haikyuu!!, Ayato in Diabolik Lovers, Hajime in Ghost Stories, Eiji in Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, and Greed in FMA and FMA: Brotherhood. Other credits include Rentaro in Black Bullet, Fakir in Princess Tutu, Sousuke Sagara in the entire Full Metal Panic series, Sanpei in Pokemon XY, Sato in Welcome to the NHK, Embryo in Cross Ange, Moral in Hamatora, Keima in The World God Only Knows, Ikki in Air Gear, Sho in Guyver, and many more, with a total of nearly 250 credits to his name. In the world of video games, he can be heard as Kliff in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Asahi in Akiba's Beat, and Turles in the entire Dragonball Z franchise. In the theatrical world, he's acted on stage since age nine, and has directed productions of Green Day's American Idiot, Silence! The Musical, a workshop production based on the Moody Blues concept album Days of Future Passed, and productions of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's also written a screenplay for a short film called Panic, which has been optioned and is currently in pre-production. He's a cat dad, a Thelemite, a coffee addict, a music nerd, and a hardcore roller coaster enthusiast. This is his first Shuto Con!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAUREN LANDA

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie, and continued with shows including Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, as well as the Greek comedy, Lysistrata.


Within the world behind the mic, she 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, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; 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” and most recently, the voice of Sailor Neptune in the VIZ dub of Sailor Moon, Nio in “Riddle Story of Devil,” and Mio Naruse in The Testament of Sister New Devil!


She has also had several other roles in anime and video games such as Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie), Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3119972/

 

 

 

TYSON RINEHART

Tyson is best known for his work in anime and video games. His breakout role was as lovable hacker Daru in cult-favorite Steins;Gate. Other notable anime roles include Taira in All Out!!, Yamada in Danganronpa The Animation, Okuninushi in Kamisama Kiss 2, Australia in Hetalia The Beautiful World as well as Dice in One Piece Film Gold. His work in video games includes Cabrakan from the video game SMITE, and Hogarth in Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

Tyson also works as an ADR scriptwriter for Funimation, providing English language dialogue for shows like Attack on Titan, High School DxD, Puzzle and Dragons X, Prison School, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAN CHIPLOCK

Sean Chiplock is a professional voiceover artist currently living in Lomita, California. An avid fan of video games since his early childhood, Sean was already 'dubbing' over the voiceless games of the 90s and early 00s well before he understood that there was an entire industry dedicated to exactly that job!

Throughout his college curriculum in Michigan, Sean was already beginning his freelance career and studying up on the 'knowhow' of the industry alongside his Honors classes; in fact, he participated in Anime Expo's "AX Idol" VO competition in 2009, becoming the first male (and youngest competitor) to win the Grand Prize since their inception in 2003.

Immediately upon graduation, Sean set out to California to pursue the career more seriously, and in the 4 years he's been living there his portfolio has already shown impressive results. Examples of his recent roles include lead role REAN SCHWARZER in Trails of Cold Steel (part of XSEED's most well-known franchise), RASH THE BATTLETOAD in Killer Instinct, CASSIM in Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, and KIYOTAKA ISHIMARU in the immensely popular game series DanganRonpa. Other roles have included DIABEL (Sword Art Online), SPADE/DAIL (Freedom Planet), Zenke (Fairy Fencer F), and Ozma/Gruda/Leo (Ys: Memories of Celceta). And that's just the stuff he's currently allowed to talk about!

Most recently, he secured representation with SBV Talent, and has been cast in commercial advertisements and social-media videos for Disney, Mattel, ABC Family, and more. Online, he may be known for his Undertale-related 'parody projects' such as Papyrus Makes a Mixtape, Skelemoon, Pafriskus, etc.

Sean is also an active gamer, both casual and competitive; he boasts a ranking as one of the top-placing Megaman users in "Super Smash Bros. for WiiU/3DS", and between his PC/Vita/3DS and major consoles has experienced a wide range of the very types of games he hopes to continue voicing for.

 

 

PROZD

SungWon Cho is a voice actor. You also may know him as ProZD online where he makes videos on YouTube/Twitter/Tumblr/all the social medias. He loves his cats Effie and Sophie very much.

ProZD YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLES DUNBAR

Charles Dunbar is a consummate fan. And they never expected their fandom to become such a huge part of their life. After deciding (on the road back from a con, no less) to study con culture back in 2008, they have spent the next decade of their life devoted to not only Japan (and its history, monsters, and culture) but to building their own base of knowledge from which they can draw and teach others. Since then, they have lectured at over 100 cons, libraries, and universities on all manners of fandom, history, culture, and folklore, and anything else that strikes their fancy, in hopes of bringing new perspectives and points of view to the appreciation of Japanese animation, and everything else associated with it. (And for the record, he is also THRILLED to be at Shuto Con, as they have wanted be be there for years).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists

LOVEROFPIGGIES / CRAYON QUEEN

Loverofpiggies, more well known under the name "Crayon Queen", has been drawing comics since she was a toddler, and have been doing webcomics for at least 8 years. Her most recognized works are the webcomics 'Aftertale', 'Christmas Party AU (Otherwise known as CPAU)' and 'AskErrorSans', all which are hosted on her tumblr, Loverofpiggies.tumblr.com, and are considered fancomics of the popular video game, Undertale. She is planning original webcomic work, in addition to fan content in the near future! She works with both traditional mediums, and digital in her comics, sometimes doing a blend of crayon and sharpie with digital paint programs. She loves to talk to people, so feel free to walk up and say hello!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSICAL GUESTs

YOU BRED RAPTORS?

You Bred Raptors? is a three piece band with the Music Under New York program busking with legal permits in New York City. They are an orchestral post rock ensemble made up of 8 string bass, cello, glockenspiels and drums.

Recently, the band has performed with Yoko Ono at her One Woman Show at the Museum of Modern Art, played close to 50 cities since 2015, performed and spoken at an official TED Talk, commissioned to be the house band for ADULT SWIM at Comic Con and provided soundtrack/scoring for TROMA Pictures. They have played alongside Spoon, Kellindo Parker (Janelle Monae), Secret Chiefs 3, Snarky Puppy, Consider the Source, Big Something, Stu Hamm, I Fight Dragons, The Protomen, Bear McCreary (composer for the Walking Dead) and Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and were featured on Good Day New York, WNYC Radio, in The Economist, The Atlantic Magazine, Strings Magazine and Bass Guitar Magazine. The band has residencies across the boroughs including being a house band at the off-Broadway show "Sleep No More".

www.YouBredRaptors.com
www.Facebook.com/YouBredRaptorsNYC

 

 

2D6

"..a legendary musical group."
"No band has influenced pop culture the way they have."
"Irrepressible and irresistible, they were -- and remain --the world's most astonishing band."

The band? The Beatles, whom 2d6 once listened to. They were pretty good, too! Those descriptions were probably accurate! But 2d6 is also a band! They're a couple of nerds, who were once a couple of animals, who found a pair of six sided-dice after running away from a lab--listen, the backstory's a lot to take in; suffice it to say: 2d6 likes to rap about geeky pop culture. Anime, video games, comic books, roleplaying, 2d6 covers it all! And not only do they do it, they do it with more energy, verve, and panache than any other band you've ever seen.

Listen, nerds know a lot about words. Rappers must know a lot of words to succeed. QED, nerds are the best rappers. So let 2d6 to rap at you while they pelt you with a ton of candy. Check out 2d6 @ 2d6music.com!

 

 

 

 

THE PILLOWCASES

The Pillowcases are a Pillows cover band, playing the very best songs from FLCL (and FLCL 2 when it arrives)! They'll also be throwing in a few covers for fun. If you're a fan of the show, you're going to love this show, and if you've never seen it, you're going to love this show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSOR SHYGUY

Professor Shyguy's music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He is recently known for singing Starring Star, the Funimation dub outro to the Dragon Ball Super. He can also be heard on Indoor Kids, Guude Boulderfist's youtube channel, and many other places!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUO DAI·GU·REN

The combined form of DJs skell_EXP (aka Skellie) and E*Tank bring forth their high-octane blend of UK/Japanese Hardcore and anime/gaming anthems like a drill from the heavens! Hailing from Detroit, MI, these two have taken the stages at Katsucon, Matsuricon, and Youmacon by storm, and have even become notable up-and-comers outside of the convention space in the hardcore music genre. But no matter where they are, these two are always ready to go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb- so let's see ya grit those teeth!

facebook.com/duodaiguren
soundcloud.com/duodaiguren

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUNDURDROP

I have a serious passion for electronic music. Growing up around classic rock inspired me to take up music on my own. The likes of Yes, The Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and The Steve Miller Band remain great influences. In 2001 Daft Punk took my heart captive with "One More Time" and now here I am, making electronic music of my own. I believe that it is the only true controllable experiment. I love music in general, but I cant go a day without electronic.​

Some of my best sets have come from anime convention raves. The environment and electric energy brings out a burning fire within. ColossalCon, JAFAX, and Alma Con just to name a few, have all been proving grounds for my ever evolving sound. I look forward to feeding off the energy of Shuto Con, and giving that energy right back, ten fold!

 

 
 
 

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