Guests

 

TODD HABERKORN

Todd Haberkorn has been a fan favorite for many years in the Anime community. He provides voices for some of the most popular anime characters, including North Itality in Hetalia, Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist, Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail, and Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club, among many others. Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of english dubbing. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally, primarily in Texas and surrounding states, as an actor, director, producer, and writer.

Todd can also be heard in Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Claymore as Raki, Holic as Wataknuki, D. Gray Man as Allen Walker, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie, Soul Eater as Death the Kid, and some others he can’t say right now. A few supporting roles include Itsuki in Shuffle, Ichimoruken in Hell Girl, Firo in Baccano!, Kono in Darker Than Black, Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club and Khoza in One Piece. Check out most of the shows listed above on Hulu.com or Funimation.com. When not in the booth, Todd is a producer with his company, Out of the Office Productions. Todd is represented by The Horne Agency.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER SABAT

Christopher R. Sabat (@Chris24_Sabat on Twitter) has lived on a diet of Senzu Beans for over 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonaball Z, as well as the voice actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and countless others, you could almost say he is the "voice" of Dragonball Z.

Chris has lent his voice to countless other roles including: Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed
Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Pokémon: Black and White (TV) as Cliff (ep 46)Rundas (Metroid
Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War), Captain Smiley & Star (Comic Jumper), and others.

Most recently, he was cast in Psycho-Pass 2 as Sakuya Tougane, Hak in Yoma of the Dawn and Batou in Ghost In The Shell: Arise.

When not in the studio, Christopher loves to make electronic music, play video games and spend time with his wife and daughters.

 

 

 

 

MONICA RIAL

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 15 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 300 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), Maria Holic (Maria); Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Majestic Prince (Tamaki), 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 appeared on Toonami 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAN SINCLAIR

Ian Sinclair has been voice acting for FUNimation since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he's been working in the Dallas area as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He's performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic.

In addition to the recently announced Space Dandy in Space Dandy, a few of Ian's more popular anime roles include Brook in One Piece, Toriko in Toriko, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, Dallas in Baccano, Yomotsu Hirasaka (12th) in Future Diary, Orang in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Alcides in Appleseed XII, Seo in Sekirei, Bora in Fairy Tail, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Ian and Itomimizu in One Piece, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, Akoz in Casshern Sins, Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Colin in Level E, R in Jormungand, and as Takeru Ohyama in Maken-Ki! Battling Venus.

Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Baron Flynt in the video game Borderlands, Professor Nakayama and Jimbo Hodunk in Borderlands 2, 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 The Shana movie.

 

 

 

 

 

TYSON RINEHART

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, "Oimo" in One Piece, and "Squeak" in Space Dandy. 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 Attack on TitanAquarion Evol, and other yet to be announced shows.

As a Musician, Tyson provides rhythm guitar and vocals in the punk band Bullet Machine, with their recently released album "Initiate Plan Z". 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 performed 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.

 

 

CHRIS RAGER

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.

 

 

 

R BRUCE ELLIOTT

R BRUCE ELLIOTT is a long-time professional actor based in Dallas, Texas. His career has taken him all over the United States and includes work in theatre, movies, television, radio, commercials, and live industrials. In late 2003, he started working as a voice actor at Funimation, a leader in bringing Japanese anime shows and films to the American market. His very first assignment was the bumbling detective Richard Moore in "Case Closed," and many other shows soon followed. Among the approximately 160 different roles he has voiced in the last twelve-plus years, some of his favorites include: samurai leader Kambei in "Samurai Seven;" Basque Gran in “Full Metal Alchemist;” Akatsuki in “Galaxy Railways;” Rousai in “Baselisk;” Vigo in “Moon Phase;” Fei Wang Reed in “Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle;” Wanyuudou in “Hell Girl;” Bookman in “D. Gray-Man;” Conrad in "Romeo X Juliet" (which he also co-directed with his good friend Michael Tatum); Tanaka in "Black Butler;" Szilard Quates in "Baccano;" Mr. Saito in "Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad;" Narrator in "Sgt. Frog;" Makarov in "Fairy Tail;" Captain Ginyu in "Dragon Ball Z Kai;" Doc in “Robotics;Notes;” and more recently, Dot Pyxis in "Attack on Titan" and Narrator in "Space Dandy," both shown on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. The especially sharp-eared may also recognize his voice in video games such as “Ghostbusters,” “Aeon Flux” and “Bloodrayne 2.” Mr. Elliott made his first appearance at Shuto Con last year as part of the “Black Butler” cast reunion, and he is utterly delighted to be invited back for the 2016 Shuto Con. His thanks go out to everyone who made it possible!

 

 

 

Artists

 

RIKKI 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 WOLFGARTH-SIMONS

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.

 

 

 

 

MUSICAL GUESTs

 

ARIEL, ZOEY, & ELI (AZE)

2015 Daytime Emmy nominees Ariel, Zoey & Eli (AZE) are quickly becoming the face of their geek/nerd generation. The three siblings (Ariel and Zoey are identical twins and Eli is the "little" brother) star in two national television shows (Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too and Steal the Show). Following the release of their con anthem, Take Me To Comic Con, AZE developed an immense international following on Facebook where they share their mad musician skills and quirky senses of humor. For AZE, it does not get any better than performing at cons and meeting fellow cosplayers! AZE's Daytime Emmy nomination was for Outstanding Original Song, becoming the youngest ever to be nominated in this category.


Facebook.com/ArielZoeyandEli
AZENation.com

 

 

 

 
 
 

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