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Please take a moment to look over our announced companies and guests in the meantime!
|Toonami is a late-night animated programming block on [adult swim] geared toward action-oriented programming, primarily consisting of American cartoons and Japanese anime. The name is a portmanteau of the words "cartoon" and "tsunami", suggesting a "tidal wave" of animated shows. Toonami first aired on Cartoon Network from March 17, 1997, to September 20, 2008. On May 26, 2012, Adult Swim relaunced Toonami as an adult-oriented animated block, which continues as a Saturday night action block. During its original run, Toonami was famous for showcasing action anime that were popular with American audiences, such as Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo!, One Piece, Outlaw Star, and Naruto.|
|Forward-thinking and retro-minded, Lab Zero Games is an independent game development studio founded by the original team that brought you Skullgirls. Lab Zero intends to continue its critically acclaimed work on Skullgirls as well as leverage its unique design and artistic sensibilities to develop new games.|
|Crunchyroll is an American website and international online community focused on streaming East Asian media including anime, manga, drama, music, electronic entertainment, and auto racing content. Founded in 2006 by a group of UC Berkeley graduates, Crunchyroll's distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to over five million online community members worldwide.|
|Funimation FUNimation Entertainment is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.|
|Hi-Rez Studios is an independent, privately held video game developer based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company was founded in 2005 by Erez Goren and Todd Harris, and they released their first game, Global Agenda, in February 2010. They are perhaps best known as the developers ofGlobal Agenda and Tribes Ascend|
|Rocker-turn-actor Troy Baker has become the go-to voice actor for the anime and gaming community. The Texas native first began working in video games by playing Sgt. Matt Baker in the Brothers in Arms franchise and in anime as Frank Archer and Greed in Full Metal Alchemist and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, respectively.Since then, Troy has been heard as Vincent Brooks in Catherine; Two-Face/Harvey Dent in Batman: Arkham City; and as Jetfire inTransformers: War for Cybertron. Anime fans will recognize him as Van Kleiss in Generator Rex; Yamato in Naruto Shippuden; Mitsunari Ishida in Sengoku Basara; Kouga Gennosuke in Basilisk; and Excalibur from Soul Eater. Most recently, fans soared through the skies of Columbia with him as Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite and fought to survive the infected as Joel in The Last of Us.|
|With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Dante Basco is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio”, the leader of the Lost Boys. He quickly jumped to leading roles like Newline’s Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, and The Debut, which became the voice of a Filipino American generation. 20th Century Fox executives were so mesmerized by the uniqueness of Dante’s look and ability that they gave him a development deal for his own series and he starred in a pilot for Touchstone/ABC, The Chang Family Saves the World, written and produced by John Ridley and directed by Paris Barclay. Ever versatile, he’s “Jake Long” in Disney’s animated seriesAmerican Dragon: Jake Long as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: The Last Airbender and most recently as “General Iroh” in The Legend of Korra.|
|Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s “Yuk Yuk’s” comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as “Chief Quimby” in Inspector Gadget, and “Egon Spengler” in The Real Ghostbusters in rapid succession. The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show D.C. Follies, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing “The Brain” in Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain (he won ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and this past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s Futurama, where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including “Morbo The Newscaster”, “Calculon”, “The Donbot”, “Clamps”, “Hedonismbot”, and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, “Kif Kroker”.Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the current signature Voice of Lexus.|
|Cherami Leigh is an on camera and voice actor. Cherami began her work in the “Anime World” voicing Sae in Peach Girl, and has since played Aisa, Pepper, and Miss Golden Week in One Piece, Yaz in Shin Chan, Primula in Shuffle, Setsuna and Akira inNegima, Naomi in Witchblade, Himawari in xxxHolic, Makoto in Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Mai in Ghost Hunt, Ayano in Stigma, Road in D. Grayman, Shijima in Nabari, Shinooka in Big Windup, Honoka in Kenichi, Kirimi in Ouran Host Club, and recently released Bamboo Blade as Tamaki, Sergeant Frog as Natsumi, and Soul Eater as Patty. She has voiced many video games including Lux Pain as Nami.Cherami began acting at 6 and has worked with LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Wilmer Valderamma, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Avril Lavigne and many others. She has worked on Fast Food Nation (directed by: Richard Linklater), The Hottest State(directed by: Ethan Hawke), and The Mist (directed by: Frank Darabont), she recently appeared as the overachieving Ginnie Warwick on NBC’s Friday Night Lights , you can also recognize Cherami working alongside Claire Danes in HBO’s film Temple Grandin. She has also appeared on NBC’s CHASE & ABC’s The Deep End.Cherami is currently working on several projects, on and off camera, which she is anxious to share with her fans.|
|Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa : Trigger Happy Havoc, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.|
|Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob Paulsen “loved cartoons like most kids” and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brainand Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F.
Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderellaand the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
|Mike Reiss is an American television comedy writer. He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons for over 20 years and co-created the animated series The Critic. He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Horton Hears a Who!, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.|
|After a childhood partly “wasted” on Mazinger-Z and Hyakujuu-Ou Go-Lion (Tranzor-Z and Voltron in the U.S.), Brent Allison was unaware that some of his childhood TV diet came from Japan originally. He didn’t pay much attention to anime after that until he arrived at the University of Georgia of to start his Ph.D. in foundations of education. During his first week at UGA, Brent came across a group of students who showed him the anime that he had long forgotten. Falling back in love with anime, he eventually wrote his doctoral dissertation on how anime fans teach other and learn about Japanese culture. Brent has been studying anime fandom and presenting his findings at academic conventions and anime cons ever since.Brent currently makes his living as an assistant professor at University of North Georgia on a rural branch campus easily walked in two minutes. He also serves on the editorial board of the anime, manga, and video game-oriented academic journal Mechademia as well as on the editorial board of the Journal of Fandom Studies. He’s also faculty advisor of his campus’s anime club Anime Anonymous and loves visiting other anime clubs too.|
|Courtnee Draper is perhaps best known for her role as Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite, and has done various live action and voice over roles. Courtnee was born at the Naval Hospital in Orlando, Florida. She grew up in a military family. As a result, she has resided in and visited many areas of the United States (including Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Arizona, Hawaii, and California) and the Far East (including Japan, Okinawa, Korea and Hong Kong). She was introduced to old movies and musicals at age five while living in Okinawa, Japan. Once back in the United States she began her career in acting and singing. Her most notable credits include contract roles on Disney’s “The Jersey”, CBS’ “The Bold & The Beautiful”, and ABC’s “The Days”, appearances on television shows such as “C.S.I. Miami”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Home Improvement”, “Tru Calling”, “Pacific Blue”, and “Eyes”, and films such as “Sleepover”, “The Thirteenth Year”, “The Biggest Fan”, “Stepsister from Planet Weird”, “The Duke”, and “Booth Girls”.Her voiceover credits include “BioShock Infinite”, “Surf’s Up”, “Rapunzel”, “Ponyo”, and “Kingdom Hearts II”. She also recently finished recording three more videogames, which will be announced soon. In addition to acting Courtnee is training for a triathlon, pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree at Loyola Law School, and plays on a dodgeball team called the “Wrecking Balls.”.|
|Ed Fries created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. He joined Microsoft in 1986, and spent the next ten years as one of the early developers on Excel and Word. He left the Office team to pursue his passion for interactive entertainment and created Microsoft Game Studios. Over the next eight years he grew the team from 50 people to over 1200, published more than 100 games including more than a dozen million+ sellers, co-founded the Xbox project, and made Microsoft one of the leaders in the interactive entertainment business. He was a prime evangelist of the platform to game developers and had an important role in the acquisition of developers Bungie Studios, Ensemble Studios and Rare.In 2004, Ed retired from his Microsoft Vice President job to continue his work in the video game business as board member, advisor and consultant to a broad range of publishers, independent game developers, and media companies. In 2007 Ed launched his own startup, FigurePrints, an innovative company that uses 3D color printing technology to bring video game characters to life. In the summer of 2010 Ed released “Halo 2600”, a “demake” of the Halo video game series for the Atari 2600.|
|Ke Jiang joined That Game Company in 2009 as an Animator and Modeler on Journey. While pursuing a degree in animation at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Ke came across Half-Life 2 . The brilliance and artistry of the game awoke in his subdued heart a passionate desire to work in the video game industry. He is now the Art Director for That Game Company, and has previous experience working with Disney in the Animation Department on such features as Tangled Ever After, Paperman, Wreck-It Ralph and with Cartoon Network on Adventure Time.|
|Jordan founded FASA Interactive to develop his properties for PC and sold the company to Microsoft in 1998. After the acquisition, Jordan became the Creative Director for Microsoft’s Games Division where he oversaw the first two years of all Xbox titles, including the launch of the Halo franchise.In 2000 Weisman founded Wizkids when he invented the collectible miniature figure game format for MageKnight, MechWarrior and HeroClix. Wizkids grew quickly and was acquired by Topps Inc. in 2003.After Wizkids, Jordan co-founded 42 Entertainment to build upon the pioneering transmedia experience he created with Steven Spielberg for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence which spawned the new genre of Alternate Reality Games. As Chief Creative Officer of 42 Entertainment, Jordan oversaw the creation of “I Love Bees,” the launch of Halo 2, “Why So Serious” for Dark Knight, “Year Zero” for Nine Inch Nails, along with many other landmark ARGs.In 2011, Jordan founded Harebrained Schemes and, partnering with Bungie, released the critically-acclaimed and best-selling mobile title,Crimson Steam Pirates. Their second game, Strikefleet Omega was named one of Google Play’s Best Games of 2012 placing Harebrained Schemes firmly on the list of studios to watch.This July, Harebrained Schemes made history when they released Shadowrun Returns, the first seven figure Kickstarter campaign to be successfully delivered to excited backers and positive reviews.Weisman is a New York Times bestselling fiction author, winner of the Northwest E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award, Time Magazines Ten Best Ideas, and dozens of design awards. He is an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and co-founder of theCenter for Serious Play at the University of Washington.|
|Matthew McFarland, also known as BlackHat Matt, has been writing and developing roleplaying games professionally since 1998. Most of the work he has done has been for White Wolf Game Studio, where he contributed to almost all of their game lines (including both incarnations of the World of Darkness). He spent three years as lead developer for the Dark Ages game line, and wrote the Ennie-winning demo chronicles for Vampire: The Requiem and Mage: The Awakening. He is also the author of the free children’s RPG, FirstFable and the creator of the Ennie-nominated roleplaying game curse the darkness. In Matt’s day job, he is a speech-language pathologist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.|
|Michelle Lyons-McFarland has been working in roleplaying games since 2000, working in-house on lines such as Shadowrun, BattleTech, and Dungeons and Dragons and freelancing for companies from Green Ronin Publishing to White Wolf/Onyx Path Publishing. She is also the creator of the Shakespeare-inspired storytelling game A Tragedy in Five Acts. She has a particular interest in the overlap between games and education, bringing her two worlds together. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in English literature at Case Western Reserve University with the goal of becoming a professor and game designer — a lofty goal indeed.|
|Eloy Lasanta is a game designer, writer, publisher, and gamer from Tampa, FL and owner of Third Eye Games (thirdeyegames.net). With his innovative systems, DGS (Dynamic Gaming System) and Pip System, he has produced 4 game settings (so far): Apocalypse Prevention, inc., Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade, Part-Time Gods, and Mermaid Adventures. And if interested in game design yourself, check out Rolling 20s, Eloy’s podcast hosted on his blog (eloythesaint.com), where he and other game designers talk about their unique game systems and go about it.|
|Sifu Rodriguez has dedicated his life to learning, perfecting and teaching an expansive range of martial arts. He is best known for his mastery in Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Southern Praying Mantis, as well as his position as technical adviser for the creation ofToph Bei Fong, the blind earth bender in Nickelodeon’s animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Sifu Rodriguez has also earned a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do; 2nd degree black belt in Judo; 2nd degree black belt in Shito Ryu Karate; 1st degree black belt in Hakuryo Ju Jitsu; 3rd degree black belt in Shuai Chiao as well as mastering White Eye Brow and Butterfly Hand. Throughout his lifelong career in the martial arts, he has won numerous top competitions and awards in The United States National Chinese Martial Arts Competition, which hosts participants from over 40 countries.|
|Sifu Kisu is a master in the Chinese martial arts focusing on the style of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Throughout his life he has worked as an Executive Protection Specialist, stunt man, and martial arts coordinator in the entertainment field for many years. He is most famously known for being the chief martial arts director and consultant for the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra. From his lifelong experience in martial arts, he created the bending styles seen in the series and linked them to styles of Chinese martial arts. He is also responsible for the motion capture on Kung Fu Panda, and has worked in the Sentai genre on such shows as VR Troopers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. His work on Legend of Korra continues in the upcoming season, and while at the convention he will be offering a seminar on a Northern Shaolin form used in the Avatar series.|
|Doug Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, who reviews bad movies and TV shows from childhood. He also plays the roles of That Guy with the Glasses, who answers the weirdest questions fans can come up with, Chester A. Bum, the hyper active bum who loves every movie ever made, and Dominic, a bar tender who has talked with the video game world’s biggest stars. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. His online shows average one to two hundred thousand viewers a week. His fans include the late Roger Ebert, Mike Nelson, Mara Wilson, Dante Basco, Paul Dini, and the creators of Animaniacs. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, 20/20, Rifftrax, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010. His image even appeared in the anime Zettai Karen Children. He more than a God, but less than a man…or is it the other way around? Either way, he’s here to entertain!|
|Rob Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, is a co-writer, cameraman, and performer in the hit online series Nostalgia Critic. He is also a film reviewer along with his brother Doug on the online show Sibling Rivalry. As VP of Channel Awesome, he rules with an iron fist, harsh ideals, and a dinosaur mask sometimes. Always funny, often cynical, and usually wearing a costume combining Santa Claus and Jesus. Come see a man of such insanity and bizarrely confusing issues that he was actually dumb enough to let his brother write his profile for him. Doug rules!|
|Leo Thompson, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, is an actor, writer, editor and animator best known for his web series That SciFi Guy, which provides a critical, informative, and often hilarious look at some of the best and worst the science fiction genre has to offer. Leo has been involved in sci-fi and film production for all of his adult life, and recently produced the ambitious short film project Dragged In as part of the Channel Awesome anthology The Uncanny Valley. In addition to his science fictional duties, he also hosts The League Of Inebriated Gentlemen, which offers a laid back and informative look at everyone’s favorite adult beverage. He has appeared in crossovers with many ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com personalities including Film Brain, Diamanda Hagan, and MarzGurl, and joined forces with Doug Walker’s Nostalgia Critic for a review of the original Total Recall. And he has pretty hair.|
|CavemanFilms is a Youtube comedian and gamer. He has a multitude of minor channels, but predominantly runs a gaming channel known as CavemanFilms. The CavemanFilms channel currently has over 1 million Subscribers and has achieved over 55 million video views to this present day. He refers to his fanbase as “the Dwellers” he has named the title of his channel .CavemanFilms- Minecraft Neandtherthal . He is most noticed for his Minecraft video game content, his series “Bad/Disturbing Games ”, and a series called “Shenanderthals ”, a series in which he and a friend play games that are usually either bad or just weird.|
Mark Zoran of Razorfly Studios was born and raised in Joliet, Il, and now lives in NC where he owns and operates Razorfly Studios an Award winning Costume and Prop Company. Mark received a 2014 IAWTV award for best costume design in a Series for his work on “Fallout” NUKA-Break:The Series Season 2. Mark designed and performed the stunt work for the character “Ron” who donned the iconic BROTHERHOOD OF STEEL armor and Supersledge. Razorfly Studios has been called back to work with Wayside Creations on their new show, “THE LEGEND OF GRIMROCK” based on the video game of the same name. Razorfly Studios offers custom Costume, Electronic and Prop Design and can be found at www.RazorflyStudios.com or at www.IMDB.com. Mark is a lover of the Sci-Fi genre and you can see that in his replica of the Back to the Future 2 DeLorean.
Polymer Armory Eric from Polymer Armory is based in Western North Carolina, where he has been into cosplay since way back when it was just called “costuming”. Eric’s love of sci-fi movies along with costumes and armor was started at the age of 4 when he first saw Star Wars on the big screen at a drive-in in South Florida, and solidified while watching old sci-fi and Godzilla movies on Saturday afternoons. As with most passions it started off small and turned into a “psychosis”, but there are worse things he could be doing… With an “eye for detail” he has won several costume contests at Atlanta area Cons, he has been making the Republic Commando’s for the 501st Legion, along with many other molding/casting, and vacuum forming projects.
|Bear is a a self-taught seamstress and fabricator from the Midwest. Since 2004, she has taken several major and minor awards; she began judging in 2010. Her costumes have been featured in Playstation Magazine and COSMODE. Now, as an Atlanta area resident, Amanda is employed by God Save the Queen Fashions and Volpin Props. You can find more of her work on her Facebook Page.|
|Catherine Lewis is an award winning seamstress and the owner of GSTQ Fashions. She studied theatrical costuming at Emory University, and has a professional background in drag costuming, bridal wear, and car upholstery. Catherine has translated those skills into making literally hundreds of beautiful cosplay pieces for her customers, both nationally and internationally since 2008. Her work has been seen on College Humor, Cosmode Magazine, and Kotaku Online. You can find her online atGodSaveTheQueenFashions.com.|
|Lee “fev” Camara is a self taught propmaker, sculptor, and illustrator who is based in Georgia. She has been building props and costuming since 2000, and has won numerous awards for her 2D illustration, 3D work, and costuming. Her props have been featured in EGM, Playstation Magazine, Kotaku, and Destructoid. Her work can be found on www.fevstudios.com, where she also documents the builds of many of her projects.|
|Jack Walsh is the director of the regional Emmy-winning American Public Television documentary “Four Days at Dragon*Con” and the follow-up, “Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity,” which will be distributed nationwide by APT in Spring 2014. A producer/editor at PBA30, Atlanta’s PBS station, Jack has explored a number of other geek-friendly topics like LARPing, filking, action figure collecting, lowbrow art, and the Silver Scream Spook Show on the Emmy-winning magazine program “This is Atlanta.” He also writes about film and pop culture for the humor site www.SceneMissingMagazine.com.|
|Abby ADOS Cosplay Born and raised near Atlanta Georgia, Abby is a cosplayer who has attended Momocon and has been cosplaying since 2006. She’s most well-known for her cosplays of Samus Aran, Midna, and Lambda-11. She has competed in craftsmanship competitions in the Southeast and won multiple awards, including Best Video Game Character, best duo, and judge’s pick. She has recently been focusing on hosting panels to help newer cosplayers break into the hobby. When she isn’t cosplaying, she’s playing video games, watching anime, or finishing her English degree.|
|Jennifer Barclay is an award winning artist that fears no medium. Her vast background has given her a wide range of skills ranging from traditional illustration, digital art, animation and, of course, cosplay. Some of her work can be found on idleambition.com.Jenny thrives on challenges, especially challenges that others believe is impossible. She is a professional Art Director at the digital media company Moxie and her work has been shown internationally. Despite all she does, when Jennifer finds some free time, she prefers to spend it with an Xbox controller in hand and hosting the gaming web show Backward Compatible. Backwardcompatibles.com|
|Katie George is a cosplayer from Alabama with 10 years of experience and over 100 costume creations. She holds a BFA from Auburn University in Costume and Makeup Design and has won major cosplay awards at conventions all over the United States. In 2012, she won the title of World Cosplay Summit Team USA and traveled to Japan to compete against 20 other cosplay teams from around the world.Katie has also had a hand in coordinating, judging, and MCing multiple cosplay events across the Southeast, including the World Cosplay Summit finals in 2013. Katie loves that cosplay has given her so many opportunities to visit new places and meet new people. Most of all, Katie loves the passion of the cosplay community, and being a part of it is what keeps her going late at night when the con is two days away and her costume is less than half finished! You can find her online at www.katiecosplays.com|
|Tress MacNeille, is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons,Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Disney’s House of Mouse, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Dave the Barbarian. MacNeille was born in Chicago, Illinois. She loved cartoons as a child and wanted to be a voice actress from the age of eight, but instead chose a “practical” career, feeling she would never be able to realize her ambition. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and attended broadcasting school, becoming a disc jockey.MacNeille worked in a variety of jobs and had numerous minor voiceover roles before becoming a regular on an animated TV show. In her words, “I had been doing radio spots, some TV, demos, sound-alikes, industrial narrations — anything that came my way for about two years.” She was also a member of the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings for ten years. MacNeille took acting workshops and worked as a casting assistant for voice acting talent agent Bob Lloyd in what she calls “The University of Voice-over.” Lloyd and fellow agent Rita Vennari got MacNeille her first role on an animated show: a part in a 1979 episode of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.She sang and appeared in the music video (as Lucille Ball) for “Weird Al” Yankovic’s song “Ricky” (1983), which was based on the I Love Lucy television show and parodied the song “Mickey” by Toni Basil. MacNeille also appeared on Yankovic’s 1999 album Running with Scissors, on the track “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi.”MacNeille was cast as Babs Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995). Writer Paul Dini said that MacNeille was good for the role because she could do both Babs’s voice and the voices of her impressions. MacNeille commented: “The best part of doing Babs is that she’s a mimic, like me…In the show I do Babs doing Billie Burke, Hepburn, Bette Davis, Madonna and Cher. I even have her doing Jessica Rabbit.” The success of Tiny Toon Adventures led to the series Animaniacs. MacNeille was brought in to voice Dot Warner, one of the show’s three main characters, because Dot’s character was very similar to Babs Bunny. Andrea Romano, the voice director and caster for Animaniacs, said that the casters had “no trouble” choosing the role of Dot: “Tress MacNeille was just hilarious (…) And yet [she had] that edge.” MacNeille was nominated for an Annie Award for her performance on the show in 1995.She has provided voices for numerous films, television shows, video games and commercials, garnering over 200 credits. MacNeille says “the characters that I do all come from people in my own life–as well as the material I’ve stolen from my friends!” Her TV roles include characters on The Simpsons, where she voices Agnes Skinner, Brandine Spuckler and Lindsey Naegle, and Futurama, in which her main role is the character Mom. MacNeille has provided voices on many other television shows and cartoons such as Rugrats (as Charlotte Pickles), Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (as Chip and Gadget), Histeria!, Hey Arnold!, as well as dubbing work on English language anime translations.She is the current voice of Daisy Duck and Wilma Flintstone. MacNeille also appeared as an angry anchorwoman in Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and served as the voice of Elvira’s Great-Aunt Morganna Talbot. She provided voice-acting for the 2003 Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner short feature The Whizzard of Ow.|