Guests

Voice Actor: Jessica Calvello 1556368_3824687551947_1974385405_oJessica started dubbing in 1995 with ADVfilms, with her first project being 3 HUGE LINES in Evangelion. Some more of her earlier work includes Excel Excel (Excel Saga, V1-3), Fam (Ruin Explorers, Mink (Dragonhalf), Celcia (Those Who Hunt Elves, S1), Yuri (Dirty Pair, OAV 1-5), Karin Aoi (DNA²), Drona (Magical DoReMi), Tsukino (Kare Kano), Comic Party (Eimi), Nanael (Queensblade), Kay the Raichu Trainer (Pokemon), Donna (Virus Buster Serge), Meliroon (Slayers: the Motion Picture), Moto and Poom Poom (Boogie Pop Phantom), and The Lovely Warrior, Honey Kisaragi (New Cutey Honey), in which she was personally cast by Go Nagai for the English dub. More recent roles include Hange Zoe (Attack On Titan), Kanako (Maria Holic), Saori (Girls und Panzer), Eclair (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess), Ekitoku Chouhi (Ikki Tousen), and Rip Van Winkle in Team Four Star’s Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Ep. 4. Jessica is also currently working with the talented team over at Cyanide & Happiness! They probably regret this, but in the meantime, go to their youtube channel to hear her in the upcoming shorts: The Weatherman, Butterfly, God and Satan and Teddy Bear Strip Club (to name a few!) She’s worked for FUNimation, ADVfilms, Sentai Filmworks, New Generation Pictures, 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt, Headline Studios, Central Park Media, The Right Stuf, International, Media Blasters and more! Jessica loves to attention whore, so please do your part to keep that part of her healthy and feel free to: Circle her on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/101183394939644817603 Twat her on Twatter https://twitter.com/JessicaCalvello Find her on FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Calvello/320099344688767 Check out her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaCalvello … and love her in all of her glorious damage. VHERE ARE MY MEDS?!

Voice Actor: Tia Ballard

526391_10200961570464437_1050330241_nTia is amazing! Tia is not awkward at all! Tia is letting you know that we write our own bios on here and it feels weird. Raised on generous helpings of Disney magic and video games, this blonde goofball has provided the voice for Happy the Cat (Fairy Tail), Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire), Megumi Shimizu (Shiki), Xiao Mei (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Eris (Cat Planet Cuties), Rin Ogata (Rideback), Hibana (Deadman Wonderland), and many other toons and video games. In the summer, Tia runs Princess-in-Training Youth Camps for young girls, teaching grace, good attitudes, and how to save yourself! “Tia is a good person and if you don’t love her you’re probably a jerk.”-Tia’s boyfriend “So, Tia dresses up like Mickey Mouse or something at these conventions? I don’t get it.” -Tia’s brother “Tia is delicious.” -A cannibal

Convention Host: Greg Wicker, Greggo’s Game Shows

Greggo’s coming back for his third Motaku!Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into anactual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at http://www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.

Culture Guest: Samurai Dan and the Kojokan Shinbutai

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history. With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small. Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.” Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Industry Guest: Sophie McNutt

Sophie McNutt has worked at FUNimation Entertainment in the marketing department since 2003. Starting out managing Operation Anime, FUNimation’s anime club program, Sophie then took on various duties including brand management, convention promotion logistics, and new anime research. In April 2009 Sophie became the Community Lead for ShoDojo, FUNimation’s Anime Video Community website. She continues to research new anime for FUNimation to acquire, manage Operation Anime, and operate FUNimation’s new Anime at the Movies program (previously known as Anime at the Alamo). Sophie loves South Park, anime, Initial D, jrock, video game RPGs, Dungeons & Dragons, drawing, and cosplaying. When she’s not giving panels, Sophie will be at the Initial Anime table in the Artist Alley.

DJ PreyX

994394_169869103220407_777750115_nHailing from Southern California we’re proud to welcome back Dj PreyX! DJ PreyX is a DJ with varied tastes, spinning anything from house to hardcore. He first graced our presence at Motaku 2012!  He can be heard spinning his music all the while crossplaying! Whoo! Hold on to your trousers ladies and Gents!  He can be spotted traveling to many Anime conventions across the country as well! PreyX is very excited to be coming back to play Motaku again this year so grab your glowsticks and hike up your tutus!

DJ Revolutionboi

“Artist by day, DJ by night” Motaku is proud to welcome back. . . Revolution Boi! 1397356_644634185588238_1907074390_oThe voice of Kawaii-radio, and Hypnotika’s leading DJ. Revolution Boi has been a growing inspiration to most vivid listeners international. Whether if, its Moe Garage, Happy Hardcore, or Exit Trance, RB will lay it down with a unique ability to keep the moods flowing. Revolution Boi shows his uniqueness by never giving the title ‘DJ” in front of his alias to separate himself from the others. He continues to revolutionize the sound of music today by showcasing the fresh and innovative vocals of Vocaloid2 character, Hatsune Miku, in his sets. Every set delivers a unique theme which exhibits the wide and endless range of possibilities Hatsune Miku has to offer. Revolution Boi’s ability to synthesize the music of this genre is unrivaled and he continues to inspire and influence other musicians alike. Since then, he has made Vocaloid his trait and has become the best Vocaloid DJ as far as we know in our nation. Revolution Boi has been requested to many live shows and clubs around the Midwest. His mixes are spread worldwide, to Canada, Japan, and even the UK.

DJ Chris K, Otaku Intensity

1898467_671866309515671_1619599030_oChris K. is no stranger to the world of broadcasting. From multiple appearances in American Ninja Warrior, competing in GT Academy.  With the goal to promote Japanese digital arts, Chris K. travels the states running panels and DJing spreading the real truth of Japanese Akihabara culture. On the club stage, DJCir9 has DJ’d at conventions around the United States like Nan Desu Kan, Motaku, Taiyoucon, Sabakucon, and Nashicon. DJing on NicoVideo.Jp for over 5 years; DJ Cir9s specialty is creating a megamix of Anime, Video Game, Touhou, Vocaloid, Denpa, and Original Japanese music retrieved from conventions like M3 and Comiket. With this arsenal of unique music, he conducts a mix that creates an unprecedented experience of sound that allows his audience to truly feel Doujin music like never before.