Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (an 8-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his crazy, human sidekick Nicole! Kiba is actually Nicole’s service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying back in 2013 and Nicole started joining in on the fun in 2014. Through cosplay, Nicole has learned how to better manage her mental health and now loves sharing with others about what she deals with and tries to help others. Since their start, they have now guested at over 20 cons and have been featured in articles online and in print. Nicole also loves talking about cosplay positivity and it being for everyone, no matter size, color, gender, nor even species!
Some past guest appearances include Anime Expo for 3 years as a Cosplay Senpai, 4 years at Saboten Con in Phoenix, AZ, Senshi Con in Anchorage, AK, 2 years at Zenkaikon in Lancaster, PA, and many more! Corgi Cosplay keeps getting asked back to cons because Nicole knows that being a cosplay guest isn’t about just being at the con to have fun and she treats it like work. Nicole knows that as a guest, she is sort of like a face to the con and needs to be friendly and professional the whole time at the con to all the attendees.
Nicole loves doing mental health and cosplay positivity panels at cons. She is always open to doing other kinds of panels and really anything that will be fun for the attendees. Nicole can also judge masquerades/cosplay contests.
Jason Paige is a true Artist/Renaissance Man. His voice, acting, writing, arrangement and production skills successfully span the creative frontiers of music and theatre from Pop to Jazz, Hip-Hop to Rock, Soul to Country and more. His current performances spontaneously combine his vocal gymnastics, beatboxing, and throat-singing into live recorded musical improvisations called “Looping”. For the past 18 years, he’s most infamously known as the voice of the ever-present “Pokémon theme song”.
Jason sings dozens of jingles every year. You have heard his voice on many famous commercials and Super-Bowl ads for companies like Coca-Cola, Subway, Taco Bell, Mountain Dew, and Pepto Bismol. Singing backgrounds and rapping with Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden. The most recognizable voice of our time, he is the man who sings the theme song to the cartoon phenomenon “Pokémon”. As Pokémon Go takes over the world, an entire generation of adults and their children too, are singing along together to Jason’s voice and his new Pokémon Go theme song. “Catch The World With A Throw”.
Jason Paige has quickly risen again to the spotlight of the Pokémon Fans. He has been interviewed on MTV, CNN, TMZ, Nintendo News, SPIN, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, CNET and more. His voice and rousing theme’s popularity has generated billions of hits on youtube and his current video presence and social media venues reach many millions.
Jason is currently being booked for interviews and public appearances. You will see him at Pokémon Festivals, Go Events, themed private events, gaming conventions, music festivals and appearances on TV, film, and radio. Jason has been known to play Pokémon Go while singing his infamous theme song. The fans go crazy.
Carrie has voiced roles in many Anime Series and video games from Los Angeles, Texas and now New York! Some of Carrie’s roles include: … from California: “Hakufu” in Ikki Tousen (Season 1, 3 and 4), “Nancy” in R.O.D. the TV, “Kukuri” in K, “Maromi” in Paranoia Agent, “Rakka” in Haibane Renmei, and others such as Stellvia, Ultra Maniac, I, My, Me! Strawberry Eggs, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Marmalade Boy, Gankutsuo, Dear.S, GunXSword, Ergo Proxy, Girl’s Bravo, Texhnolyze, Melody of Oblivion, Tsukihime, Sakura Wars the Movie, Dangaizer 3, Aquarian Age the Movie, Monsters, Ghost Talker’s Day Dream, Vampire Knight, Squid Girl, Durarara, and Madoka Magica, and a little but very fun part in Fate Zero! Her Texas characters include “Mokona” in Tsubasa Chronicles, and XXX Holic, “Millia” in Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, “Miu” in Kenichi, “Rihoko” in Witchblade, “Asta” in Trinity Blood, “Penny” in Shin Chan , “Solty” in Solty Rei, “Angol Mois” in Sargent Frog, “Lisanna” in Fairy Tail, as well as roles in other shows such as Maken Ki!, Railgun, the many Aquarion series, Bamboo Blade, Romeo X Juliette, School Rumble, Heaven’s Lost Properties, Chaos Head, Linebarrels of Iron, Kaze no Stigma, Sasami, Moon Phase, Rumbling Hearts, Murder Princess, Shuffle, Ragnarok, Mushishi, Samarai 7, Full Metal Alchemist, Suzuka, Hell Girl, Origin “Spirits of the Past”, One Piece, Ouran Host Club, Black Blood Brothers, Negima, Darker than Black, Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Shikebane Hime, Baccano, Strain, Dragonaut, Soul Eater, Sasami, Tower of Druaga, Shakugan no Shana 111, Xeno Saga, Sekirei, Corpse Princess, D.Gray-Man,… from New York there is Ladies vs. Butlers, several small roles in Pokémon, and she’s currently voicing roles in many other series, originally from France, China, and Korea (some of which are available on Netflix and Amazon Prime) … and the list goes on. She has also had a fun time voicing characters in video games such as Street Fighter V, Street Fighter X Tekken, Blaz Blue, Disgaea 4, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Final Fantasy 7 “Crisis Core”, Suikoden 5, Tales of Legendia, Romancing Saga, The Dynasty Warriors Series, Culdcept, Rumble Roses II, and Star Ocean 4 “The Last Hope”, Ar Tarnelico, Trinity Universe, and Atelier Rorona, Mugen Souls, Smite and the list is always expanding. In the past, she joyously got to be the voice of 2 “My Little Pony” toys; Baby “Skywishes” and a singing T-pot! Carrie has script adapted for such shows as School Rumble, and Shuffle, and was also lucky enough to get to directed episodes 1-4 of Shuffle, as well as just a little occasional directing on various other shows.
Carrie is currently residing in NY where she graduated of one of NY’s famous Broadway schools; “Circle in the Square Theater School”, and is sticking around in the great city of New York for a while, although she certainly misses Los Angeles, which she considers home (especially when the NY winters roll around!).
Carrie has also enjoyed the unique experience of being able to travel in order to help struggling children and adults in developing countries when funding could be raised to do so. She has done this in such places as Africa, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Mexico, the Philippines, some parts of the US and Australia.
Chris and Josh discuss the onscreen relationship of Satan & Buu, their real-life off-screen 20+ year friendship, and how the two worlds relate. (Performed together with Josh Martin)
Chris discusses the beginning ins and outs of the business of voice acting.
Josh and Chris perform improv comedy made popular by Whose Line Is It Anyway, as well as some original spins on other classics. Audience participation. (Performed together with Josh Martin)
Josh and Chris take famous scenes from movies, television, and stage in their Dragon Ball Z characters’ voices. Ex. Stepbrothers, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Friends, The Odd Couple etc. (Performed together with Josh Martin)
A solo version of “An Evening with Mr. Satan and Buu” for when Josh Martin is not also a guest at the same convention.
Chris and Josh discuss the onscreen relationship of Satan & Buu, their real-life off-screen 20+ year friendship, and how the two worlds relate. (Performed together with Chris Rager)
Josh retells his life as body talent for Barney the Purple Dinosaur.
Josh and Chris perform improv comedy made popular by Whose Line Is It Anyway, as well as some original spins on other classics. Audience participation. (Performed together with Chris Rager)
Josh and Chris take famous scenes from movies, television, and stage in their Dragon Ball Z characters’ voices. Ex. Stepbrothers, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Friends, The Odd Couple etc. (Performed together with Chris Rager)
A solo version of “An Evening with Mr. Satan and Buu” for when Chris Rager is not also a guest at the same convention.
Kira Buckland is the voice behind many characters in shows and games such as NieR: Automata, Fire Emblem Heroes, Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, Tales of Zestiria, Love Live! School Idol Project and much more. Ask her anything in this open question and answer panel!
Scheduling Notes: Kira can do individual or group Q&A. Since Kira may not have as big of attendance on this as some of the more well-known guests, she would prefer not to be scheduled to directly compete with the Q&A of another voice actor guest, though she knows that at very large conventions this can be unavoidable. Generally, individual Q&A panels tend to work better scheduled anywhere between the hours of 11am-7pm, but before or after that can still work if you’re trying to accommodate a lot of others’ scheduling needs.
Are you a fan of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? Come learn about the various parts of the series (covering both the manga and anime adaptations), try your hand at answering trivia questions, and show off your best poses for a chance to win small Jojo-themed prizes!
Equipment required: Auxillary cord with speaker hookup (to play music from a phone) would be ideal, but if you don’t have access to any tech in the panel rooms, it’s not mandatory.
VERY IMPORTANT Scheduling Notes: Because this panel relies heavily on audience participation and does cater to a fairly niche audience, it is important that it be scheduled during a prime day/time, preferably afternoon or evening of Day 2 (if not available, evening of Day 1 is also acceptable). PLEASE check to make sure none of your attendees are already hosting a panel related to this series—if they are, that’s fine, but Kira would much prefer we combine forces to make one great panel rather than have two competing panels on the same subject (even if the two panels are on different days/times, they end up siphoning audiences from each other as most people will not go to both—this situation has happened on multiple occasions which is why Kira is being very thorough about this request now.) Most people are willing to collab with others on the material they are all passionate about as long as they are given a heads up in advance. If other panelists are interested in presenting a JoJo’s panel, you have advance permission to give them Kira’s e-mail address or Facebook contact info so that we can discuss a collaborative panel.
(**can be solo or group**) Come learn more about the mobile game phenomenon that captured everyone’s hearts as they capture Pokemon in the real world! Trainer tips will be discussed, including how to get the most out of your raiding, hatching, and gym battling experiences.
(**can be solo or group**) Learn about what it’s like behind the scenes of a game recording session, and the similarities and differences between voice acting for video games and other media such as anime.
(**can be solo or group**) This panel is aimed specifically at aspiring voice actors who have questions about what makes an amateur versus a pro, online audition procedure and etiquette, and giving a believable performance that stands out. Should time allow, attendees may have the opportunity to come up and try a practice read and receive direction/critique from the panelists.
(**can be solo or group**) So you want to become a voice actor, and you’ve probably been told to follow your dreams. That’s great—but there are major financial, emotional, and lifestyle risks involved with doing so, and it’s important to also take a look at the practical side of things. This is a no sugarcoating, no-BS look at what’s really involved in being a voice actor, and whether it’s worth it for you.
This panel focuses specifically on the differences and challenges of being a female in this industry and how it has evolved over time. Best done with other female guests (can include cosplayers, artists, voice actors, etc).
If you have any attendees who are specifically interested in hosting a panel regarding NieR or the works of Yoko Taro, Kira would be more than happy to join in! (If they’d rather not as they’ve already got it covered, no worries.)
If any of your other convention guests are actresses for “Love Live”, doing a panel on it would be a fun opportunity to engage with the audience for what is a very popular franchise.
Whether you’re an actor, artist, cosplayer, vlogger, or even convention runner, social media is a critical tool for marketing yourself in this digital age. Learn some do’s and don’ts about how to network and grow your potential fanbase using sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
Can be done with any other guests—YouTubers and cosplay guests being a particularly good fit.
Kira is willing to do 18+ Panels if 1) other people are on it with her, and 2) there is no photography or video/audio recording allowed at this particular panel.
Kira is happy to assist with hosting/emceeing events or contests, vendor hall and event hall announcements, and anything else you can think of!
This is just a fun thing where attendees can challenge Kira at games such as Smash Brothers, Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive 5, Rock Band, JoJo’s All Star Battle, etc. Please note that she can only do this if the consoles and equipment are already provided (such as doing this as a special event in the gaming room, or borrowing some to hook up in a panel room.) Fight sticks would be greatly preferred for fighting games. Kira can also bring Pokemon and challenge attendees at that as long as she has advance notice!
Kira loves dressing up, including sometimes as characters she has voiced! Kira isn’t comfortable hosting a panel on craftsmanship, but you can have the added bonus of also marketing her as a cosplay guest if you want. Her cosplay name is Lady Stardust and her page is http://facebook.com/killercoffeequeen.
While not strictly anime, Kira is a huge fan of David Bowie and is more than willing to help organize something like this if you are!
You may know Daman from things like Dragon Ball, Nanbaka, Yuri!!! on ICE, and Tokyo Ghoul, but did you know he has a major coffee obsession? … You probably did, if we’re all being honest. Come by and chat with Daman on all things voice-over, games, and any other burning questions that you may have!
Have you ever found yourself intrigued by the world of voice acting? What an ADR script might look like, or what that “cold reading” thing is you keep hearing about? Here in Daman Mills’ voice-over workshop, you will spend time going over some important skill sets to use as an industry professional such as taking direction, booth etiquette, warm-ups, and more! We will also need audience participation for cold reading a character script in front of a live audience! Come prepared to act, and most importantly, to have fun!
Have you ever been curious about what all goes into making an anime dub? Not just how it’s recorded, but the behind-the-scenes process? From directing to scriptwriting to mixing, there are so many steps involved in the production stages. Come stop by and learn about it!
Daman Mills may be a voice actor for the Dragon Ball franchise, but he’s also a fan of it! Nerd out about it together, and learn about how he went from fan to fighter in this full power Q&A.
Daman is open to doing any group panels featuring shows that he has been a lead in. These are best if your convention has other guests from one of the above titles.
Bill Timoney entered the field of dubbing Japanese animation – aka anime – in 1991 when he was cast as the lead male voice in the notorious “erotic-grotesque” horror anime Legend of the Overfiend and its’ sequel Legend of the Demon Womb. He then booked the role for which anime fans know him best: “Parn,” the hero of the OAV classic anime Record of Lodoss War and its’ TV version Chronicles of the Heroic Knight.
Bill has voiced several recurring guest villain roles on the enduring TV series Pokemon (including “Nando,” “Conway,” and “Harley #2”). He’s well-known for voicing the role of club president “Madarame” in the fan-boy comedy anime series Genshiken. Bill also adapted the scripts, cast the voice talent, and directed the ADR recording sessions for Genshiken, Genshiken 2 and the show’s companion show Kujibiki Unbalance. Bill script-adapted and directed the dubbing for the 26 episode Gokudo: Swordsman Extraordinaire, and for Gravitation and Gravitation: Lyrics of Love. He directed ADR for Jewel B.E.M. Hunter Lime, Madara, and episodes of Comic Party and Record of Lodoss War. Bill adapted the script for Magical With Punie-chan, as well as for an animated film based on the life of revered Persian poet Rumi MEVLANA.
Bill’s voice work can be heard in the anime-dubs of Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Trigun, Legend of Himiko, Iria: Zeiram the Animation, Gravitation, Kujibiki Unbalance, Madara, Gokudo:Swordsman Extraordinaire, Battle Skipper, Battle Athletes Victory, Battle Arena Toshinden, Perfect Blue, .hack, Gatchaman II, Black Heaven, Fist of the North Star, Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Jewel B.E.M. Hunter Lime, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, Dominion: Tank Police, Here is Greenwood, My My Mai, E.Y.E.S. Of Mars, Magical Witch Punie-chan, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Street Fighter II V, Serial Experiments Lain, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Ikki Tousen, My My Miracle, Mazinger Z Infinity, Digimon, and the Queen’s Blade series.
Bill’s voice works in animated programs from countries other than Japan include the title character in Alosha (aka Alosha Popovich y Tugarin), Konstantin Bronzit’s film for the Melnitsa studio that became the highest-grossing Russian-made animated feature film ever released theatrically in that country. He voiced “robot unit #19,” one of the leads in The Star Maker, the successful children’s animated feature film from Argentina… “King Cyclone” of the balloon kingdom in the Italian-made animation Eggy…. loveable robot “Alex” in China’s Universal Force: Seer Squad… Spain’s Pup 2 No Good…. and South Korea’s Hammerboy, The Doodolls, Robot Trains and The Naughty Nuts. For Italy’s animated biopic Padre Pio, Bill voiced the role of Jesus Christ.
Bill has voiced roles in live-action foreign language films & TV shows from every inhabited continent. He worked on the dubbed versions of the “Best Foreign Language” Academy Award winners IL POSTINO and KOLYA. He voiced the English language performance of veteran Japanese character actor Reni Osugi in filmmaker Sion Sono’s J-horror cult hit EXTE: HAIR EXTENSIONS. He can be heard voicing principal roles in the French zombie flick THE HORDE, the Iranian fright film UNDER THE SHADOW, the Chinese action movies JACKIE CHAN’S PROJECT A, TOKYO RAIDERS, and STORM RIDERS, and the Japanese films WILD CRIMINAL and ZERO WOMAN: FINAL MISSION. He dubbed roles in the Israeli film WASSERMAN: THE DOG THAT COULD SING, and in the Australian-made TV series “Water Rats.”
Director Brian DePalma cast Bill as the voice of the spacecraft computer in his Disney film MISSION TO MARS…. director Woody Allen chose Bill to serve as the guiding voice in the Greek chorus of his Oscar-winning comedy MIGHTY APHRODITE… director Joyce Chopra picked Bill to narrate the World War II movie newsreels in her film MOLLY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ON THE HOMEFRONT… and director Frank Oz selected Bill to provide the voice of “Mind Head” in the Steve Martin / Eddie Murphy comedy BOWFINGER. Oz also hired Bill for voice work on his films THE STEPFORD WIVES and IN & OUT.
American Daytime TV viewers know Bill for his on-camera recurring role as “Alfred Vanderpool,” which he portrayed on the soap opera “All My Children” from 1982 thru 2007. His prime-time TV appearances include roles on “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Cop” and “Mr. Robot.” Bill played the recurring role of “Senator Royce” on the first season of the SyFy Channel’s TV series “12 Monkeys.”
Timoney has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with his friend Bryan Cranston, appearing on his TV series “Malcolm in the Middle,” and in Cranston’s films WAKEFIELD, LAST CHANCE, TRUMBO (as a voice actor), and ALL THE WAY. The two also performed together in the award-winning stage version of ALL THE WAY on Broadway in 2014. It was at Cranston’s urging that Bill auditioned at the famous Improvisation comedy club in New York City back in the 1980s; he passed his audition, becoming a regular roster member stand-up comic and emcee at the Improv for much of that decade. Though he no longer performs in clubs, Bill has applied his stand-up experience to a wide range of charity benefits as an emcee, host, and auctioneer.
But acting remains Timoney’s focus. He recently performed a scene opposite Robert De Niro for director Martin Scorcese’s upcoming film THE IRISHMAN.
Morgan Berry is a voice actor best known for her work in various anime shows, movies, video games, and web series; many appearing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and Disney XD. Some of her most notable roles being in “Dragon Ball Super”, “My Hero Academia”, “One Piece”, “Cells At Work”, “The Rising of the Shield Hero”, “Sword Art Online: Gun Gale”, “Free!”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Beyblade Burst Turbo”, “KanColle”, “Touken Ranbu”, “Hyperdimension Neptunia”, “Overlord”, “Riddle Story of Devil”, “ēlDLIVE”, and the award-winning film “The Boy and the Beast.” Morgan is also in many major titles including “Fairy Tail”, “Attack on Titan”, and “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”. Her most notable video game titles include “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite”, and the Nintendo game “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of web series including Team Four Star’s “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged”, ScrewAttack’s “DEATH BATTLE” as the Yellow Power Ranger, and the main protagonist Eris in “Gods’ School”. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a professional recording artist and YouTube Personality under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 7 Million views in total. As a professional singer, she has performed at many prolific arenas including the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Toyota Center, the American Airlines Center, and Bass Hall.
Natalie Hoover is a voice actor who has done work for anime and video games that you love! She made her anime debut in the hit series Sword Art Online as Yolko that aired on Toonami. Well known roles include Sonia Nevermind from the acclaimed title Danganropa 2:Goodbye Despair, Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!, Tiara in Fairy Fencer F, Nana Sakurai in Prince of Stride, Ayn Felice in Tales of Zestiria. Currently, she can be heard in Funimation Broadcast Dubs as Arisa Ahokainen in Akiba’s Trip, Lily in Handshakers, Tsukino in Show By Rock!! along with many other exciting titles available to watch online.
To learn more about Natalie, visit her at www.nataliehoover.com or follow her Twitter (@NatalieHooverVO)!