An Evening with Mr. Satan & Buu

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)

The Business of Voice Acting with Chris Rager

Chris discusses the beginning ins and outs of the business of voice acting.

The Un-Buu-lievable Mr. Satan Improv Comedy Show 18+

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)

Mr. Satan & Buu Read Famous Scripts from Film/TV/Theatre

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)

The History of My VA Career

A solo version of “An Evening with Mr. Satan and Buu” for when Josh Martin is not also a guest at the same convention.

An Evening with Mr. Satan & Buu

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)

I Was a Purple Dinosaur with Josh Martin

Josh retells his life as body talent for Barney the Purple Dinosaur.

The Un-Buu-lievable Mr. Satan Improv Comedy Show 18+

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)

Mr. Satan & Buu Read Famous Scripts from Film/TV/Theatre

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)

The History of My VA Career

A solo version of “An Evening with Mr. Satan and Buu” for when Chris Rager is not also a guest at the same convention.

Available Panels (Solo)

Kira Buckland Q&A

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.

JoJo’s Bizarre Fan Panel

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.

Pokemon GO for Broke

(**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.

Voice Acting for Video Games

(**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.

Voice Acting Tips & Critiques

(**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.

Let’s Talk Honestly About Voice Acting

(**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.

Available Panels (Group)

Women in Anime

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).

NieR: Automata Panel

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.)

Love Live! Dub Panel

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.

Marketing Yourself on Social Media

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.

After Dark/18+ Panels

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.

Special Events

Hosting/Announcing/Emceeing

Kira is happy to assist with hosting/emceeing events or contests, vendor hall and event hall announcements, and anything else you can think of!

Play Video Games with Me!

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!

Cosplay

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.

Live David Bowie Tribute Performance

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!

Daman Mills – Voice Actor Q&A (1 Hour)

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!

Run of the Mills Voice Over Workshop (1.5 Hours)

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!

The Anime Dubbing Process Q&A (1 Hour)

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!

DBZ Panel: From Fan to Fighter with Daman Mills (1 Hour)

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.

Show Themed Panels [Nanbaka, Dragon Ball, Tokyo Ghoul, My Hero Academia, Yuri on Ice] (1 Hour) *Your Pick; Probably better used as a group VA panel

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.

Pokémon Party Panel! (1 Hour)

Do you like Pokémon? I mean, come on, who doesn’t? So where can you go to get your anything and everything Pokémon fix at your all-time favorite place to be at a convention? A Pokémon Party Panel of course! Join the voice actress for Jessie in Pokémon, Michele Knotz, and all-around Pokémon expert Chris Smith for games, fun, contests, prizes, battles, sing-a-longs, and so much more! Trade with other Pokéfans, learn about breeding and battling, and play some awesome fun games for amazing prizes! If you’re a fan of Pokémon, and we know you are, you won’t want to miss this panel!

Michele Knotz Q&A (1 Hour)

Have you ever wondered what kind of movies Michele likes or what is her favorite kind of pie? Maybe you’re curious as to how Michele found her way into voice acting or want to ask her how to get into voice acting for yourself! Now is your chance to hang out, relax, and have a fun Q&A panel with Michele. She’s super friendly, outgoing, and loves talking to the fans!!

Knotz Your Every Day Dubbing Panel (2 Hours)

Soooooo you think dubbing is easy huh? Why not give it a shot and try it on for size? See if you can follow those beeps, take direction, create a voice, sound like you’re real, not reading off of a page, ACT, and give a fabulous, stupendous performance! We’re going to take one of my favorite Anime shows that I’ve worked on (no not Pokémon, sorry, LOL) and see if you can dub like the pros! Think you can handle it? There may be a prize in it for you if you can!

Team Rocket Double Trouble (1 Hour)

Michele Knotz and James Carter Cathcart together make up the Team Rocket Trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. Listen to the 14 years of wacky antics and ask questions with your favorite loveable villains!
Only performable if James Carter Cathcart is also a guest

I Know That Voice! (1 Hour)

Have you ever watched a commercial and said to yourself: “Hey, I know that voice!” Well, now it’s time to put your voice listening skills to the test as we play ONLY audio clips from various anime, cartoons, and video games in order for you to guess that voice! Can you pinpoint whose voice that is with no video to help you? It may be a lot more difficult than you think!

Judging Anime by Its OP with Chris Smith (1 Hour)

Have you ever heard the opening to an anime and it made you want to watch it just because it sounded like a really good song? Is the closing to that one anime done by your favorite Japanese band? Do you just really like Japanese music? Then come check this hour-long jam session we look at tons of great songs from tons of great anime series!

Pokémon Multiverse Theory with Chris Smith (1 Hour)

Have you ever wondered how each Pokémon game connects to one another? Are you curious about the series of important events that take place in the Pokémon universe? Come check out this fan theory panel about the Pokémon Multiverse!

James Carter Cathcart Concert (1 Hour)

Come and enjoy the amazing musical stylings of James Carter Cathcart! James is an accomplished pianist and guitarist with many original songs to play and sing, as well as play a few favorite scales and classics. He also plays a beautiful composition from Yuri on Ice!!!, so you won’t want to miss this!
This panel requires either a piano or a good quality 88 key keyboard. James has his own keyboard that he can bring if a convention is in driving distance but would prefer if one is available on site.

Gotta Write ’em All! (1 Hour)

James Carter Cathcart has been a writer on Pokemon since Season 5 (Master Quest) and the sole writer since Season 9 (Battle Frontier)! Check out what it’s like to be the words behind over 15 years of one the most popular series ever!

Team Rocket Double Trouble (1 Hour)

Michele Knotz and James Carter Cathcart together make up the Team Rocket Trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. Listen to the 14 years of wacky antics and ask questions with your favorite loveable villains!
Only performable if Michele Knotz is also a guest