MomoCon welcomes professional voice actors, company representatives, and more each year to the convention! Check back here for updates on our Featured Guests!
|With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, Wolverine from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), Orochimaru, Zabuza, and others from Naruto, Green Goblin from the Spectacular Spiderman series, Heatblast, Vilgax and Ghostfreak from Ben 10, Grayson Hunt (Bulletstorm) Grunt (Mass Effect 2 and 3), Tank Dempsey (Call of Duty), Killer Croc from Arkham Asylum, Oghren (DragonAge),Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII), Leeron (Gurren Lagann), Jamie from Megas XLR, Storm Troopers and many others in most of the Star Wars games, Boogoo, Sparky and others from Disney’s Anime – Stitch, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games!Currently you can catch him as the voice of Tom on Toonami and as the terrifying anti-bender “Amon” on the new hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!|
|Jennifer Hale is perhaps most recently known as the voice of the female version of Commander Shepard in the video game series Mass Effect, noted for her nomination for “Best Performance by a Human Female” award at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards (Mass Effect 2).She also voiced the undercover spy Sam, her mother Gabby, the rival, Mandy and Mandy’s mother, Phoebe in the cartoon series Totally Spies. She voiced Bastila Shan in the award-winning Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and returned for a brief appearance in the sequel, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords. She later voiced the female version of Jaden Korr in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. In the new BioWare MMOPRG Star Wars: The Old Republic Hale voiced the Republic Trooper Female as well as the recurring NPC Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan. Hale also voiced Bastila Shan in cameo role during the game’s Jedi Consular storyline. Hale interpreted the voices of Fall-From-Grace and Deionarra in the computer-role-playing-game Planescape: Torment. She is also known as the “voice” of Samus Aran in all three games in the Metroid Prime trilogy, providing grunts and screams as the player moves and takes damage. Hale is also known for playing several voices in the Metal Gear series (Naomi Hunter in Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Emma Emmerich in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty). Hale was also the voice of Jean Grey in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds as well as a small role in Swat Kats. She also voiced British mercenary Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. In 2003, Hale voiced Mrs. Little in the short-lived Stuart Little: The Animated Series. In 2011 she was the voice of Carol Danvers, AKA: Ms. Marvel on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Most recently, Jennifer provided the voice for the protaganist companion of the main player character in Diablo III, Leah.|
|Mark Meer is best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, voicing the male version of the player character Commander Shepard, the Vorcha, Blasto the Hannar Spectre, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He also appears in many other Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Awakening, and Dragon Age II. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition from Overhaul Games, playing a number of roles including new NPC monk Rasaad yn Bashir and the Lord of the Black Pits, Baeloth the Entertainer. In his native Canada, Mark is a writer and performer on CBC Radio’s national sketch comedy program The Irrelevant Show, APTN’s CAUTION: May Contain Nuts (often featured on Dragon*ConTV), and Superchannel’s Tiny Plastic Men. He is a core member of both the Canadian Comedy Award-winning improvised soap opera Die-Nasty and the world-renowned improv company Rapid Fire Theatre (sister company of Atlanta’s own Dad’s Garage Theatre!). Mark is always delighted by the opportunity to write about himself in the third person.|
|Brina Palencia is an actress working in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She has voiced numerous characters for anime and video games. Some of her anime highlights include: Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia in Hetalia, Ciel Pahntomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater, Sora in Oh Edo Rocket, Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0, Chiaotzu and Puar in Dragon Ball Kai, Juliet in Romeo x Juliet, Miharu in Nabari No Ou, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Ennis in Baccano, Mikoto in School Rumble, Georgie in Shin Chan, Eve in Black Cat, Moro and Zashikiwarashi in xxxHolic. In the land of gaming she can be heard as Mad Moxxi in Borderlands, Gerda and Paper Lad in Comic Jumper, Moogle/Dungeon Hero X in Final Fantasy Fables, the main player in Mushroom Men and The Maw, and various characters in Duke Nukem Forever, Guitar Hero III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Street Fighter 4.She has also served as the ADR Director for Moon Phase (eps 21-26), School Rumble, Black Blood Brothers, and xxxHOLiC (the movie and eps 1-8), Assistant ADR Director for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, D Gray Man, The Tower of Druaga, and Dragon Ball Kai, and Music Director for Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Negima!?, My Bride is a Mermaid, Rosario + Vampire, and Dragon Ball Kai.|
|LittleKuriboh (AKA Martin Billany) is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged series and the godfather of the abridged age. He has thus far produced no less than 56 episodes, a spinoff, a prequel, a christmas special and two movies, creating a cultural phenomenon in the anime world. In addition to playing nearly every character in his own series, he has made cameos in the Death Note, Naruto, Sonic X, Trinity Blood, Pokemon, Fullmetal Alchemist and Sailor Moon abridged series. With a mission to revitalize interest in the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and make it more accessible to Joe Public, LittleKuriboh will continue the original abridged series providing us with priceless entertainment for many years to come.All-round nice guy and community fan-favourite, he is also associated with TeamFourStar (the group behind Dragon Ball Z Abridged, for which he also supplies voices) and has made guest appearances on comic-book video review series Atop the Fourth Wall and more recently made a cameo in the 200th episode of The Nostalgia Critic.|
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.
|Marianne Miller very rarely stops talking, so when she realized that she could make money off of it, she immediately leapt at the chance to do so. Of course, just talking wasn’t enough to get work in the voiceover industry, so after many years in theatre (both musical and otherwise), Marianne got her first role in Fullmetal Alchemist and the Conquerer of Shamballa. Since then she has also received work as Kyosuke in Madoka Magica, Leta, Tula and Lido in Dragon Age: Warden’s fall, Yuuno Scrya in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (and Lyrical Nanoha A’s), Yuuta in Squid Girl, Anwar in Avalon code, as well as many others. One of her biggest projects coming out is a CGI adaptation of The Snow Queen, being released in theaters this Christmas–she voices Kai, the male lead.|
|Amber Nash is an actor and improviser living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her artistic home is Dad’s Garage Theatre Company where she performs, directs and teachers. She is also a member of Laughing Matters and performs on stage in Atlanta year round. Amber regularly tours The U.S., Canada and Europe improvising, studying and teaching. She has worked with Second City performing at the Alliance Theatre and on Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is a regular in online sketches for Dad’s Garage TV and a founding member of the podcasts Dad’s Garage Radio and The Laughing Skull lounge’s podcast.
Amber is featured on FX’s Archer as the voice of Pam. She was honored to be asked to voice a character in the 100th episode of Aqua Teen Huger Force. Fans of Frisky Dingo will recognize her as the voice of “Val”, “Hooker” and “other various gal voices” from that animated series.
|Lucky Yates is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is known for his voice-over roles as Dr. Krieger on Archer and Xtacle on Frisky Dingo. He studied theater at Wayne State University. He is from Detroit, but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, performing with Dad’s Garage Theater.|
|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. We are happy to welcome him to MomoCon 2013!|