From super powered vigilante to bubbly teen pop star to ice weilding wizard, LAURA BAILEY has brought to life a plethora of fan favorite characters.
Laura got her start at a young age on the smash hit, DragonBall Z as Trunks, the little boy with a big attitude. She has since gone on to become one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry today, having worked on over 400 titles in video games, cartoons, and anime.
Laura will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Since then, Troy has been chased by “Ghostbusters” as Slimer: shouted “Steel Guard!” as Snow Villiers in “Final Fantasy XIII;” dodged grenades, RPG’s and Russian ultranationalists in Activision’s juggernaut FPS “Call of Duty;” battled for the Autobots as Jetfire in “Transformers: War for Cybertron;” as Jazz in “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” dealt with bizarre relationship issues and nightmarish “Qbert-ian” puzzles as Vincent in “Catherine;” and gone toe-to-toe with Batman as Two Face/Harvey Dent in Spike TV’s “Game of the Year 2011″ nominee, “Batman: Arkham City.” 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 series American Dragon: Jake Long as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Dante will be charging for his autograph.
|STEVE BLUM (Saturday and Sunday Only!)
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey 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),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, 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 (now approaching 400!)
Steve Blum will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|JOHN DIMAGGIO (Saturday and Sunday Only!)
John DiMaggio is an American voice actor. A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, he is known for his longtime role as the robot, Bender on Futurama and currently Jake the Dog on Adventure Time. He has also played such roles as Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise, and Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible. DiMaggio is a former comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named “Red Johnny and the Round Guy” and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley (the docudrama about the history of Apple Computer and Microsoft) and as the recurring character Dr. Sean Underhill on Chicago Hope.
John will be charging for his autograph.
Actress, singer and voice actress. Her voice-over credits include most prominently Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite; as well as roles in Surf’s Up, Rapunzel, Ponyo and Kingdom Hearts II.
Courtnee will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Rick Farmiloe has been animating childhoods for over 30 years, and is best known for breathing hilarity into iconic Disney sidekicks Scuttle, LeFou, and Abu in the beloved Academy Award-winning films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
Rick will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Norman designed Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Tweedles and various other characters and creatures for the video game, “American McGee’s Alice”
He also (along with Terry Smith of TSC Creations) drew the shark for the current San Jose Sharks logos and designed the indoor shark blimps. Aside from that, he’s drawn comics for Marvel, DC and Image, Storyboards for ILM, and worked as a concept artist in the video game industry for the past 17 years, on games such as “The Sims4” “Godfather the Game” “James Bond E.O.N.” “MySims” and “The Sims Medieval”
Norman will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|JONATHAN FREEMAN (Saturday and Sunday Only!)
Jonathan Freeman is an American actor, singer, voice actor, and comedian who is best known for voicing Jafar from the Aladdin franchise.
Jonathan will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Best known as the voice of Ghostface in the SCREAM films, Mojo Jojo on THE POWERPUFF GIRLS and the Cheshire Cat in AMERICAN MCGEE’S ALICE: MADNESS RETURNS, Roger is a theatre trained actor, director, and puppeteer. His work includes films, television, commercials, videogames, recorded books, and theatre.
Roger Jackson will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|LINDA LARKIN (Saturday and Sunday Only!)
Linda Larkin is best known for providing the speaking voice of Princess Jasmine in the movie Aladdin and in various sequels and spin-offs, as well as in the Kingdom Hearts and Disney INFINITY video game series.
Linda will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
As one of the premiere voice artists on the cutting edge of Anime, Wendee Lee has voiced numerous characters for over 300 series, games and films. Best known as the fem fatale FAYE VALENTINE in the hit series “COWBOY BEBOP”, Wendee’s career includes a wide array of characters ranging from KONATA in “LUCKY STAR”, MOEGI in “NARUTO”, villainesses on “POWER RANGERS”, and RUMI in “PERFECT BLUE” to vamps like SPROCKET in “VIEWTIFUL JOE”, MITSUKA in “DearS” and LORETTA in “WILD ARMS”. She has voiced such memorable heroines as LADY ARIBETH in “NEVERWINTER KNIGHTS”, UMI & PRINCESS EMERAUDE in “MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH”, RYOKO in “SAMURAI GIRL: REAL BOUT HIGH SCHOOL”, RURIKO in “GATE KEEPERS”, SAKURA in “SAKURA WARS”, and sisters DA QIAO and XIAO QIAO in “DYNASTY WARRIOIRS”.
Wendee will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Toshio Maeda is the renowned creator (art/story) of the popular anime/manga ‘Urotsukidoji’ and ‘La Blue Girl’ among others.
Toshio will be signing autographs at his booth in the exhibitor room.
Makoshi is an illustrator in Japan. Since 1995, he has been working as a game illustrator and manga artist, along with creating Dojinshi and has been going to events all over the world. He has mainly worked in the industry with DMM.com(Production company of kancolle) as a character designer in a social game called “Himegoe”, and has worked on a Manga magazine of Futaba Co. called “Action Young”.
Makoshi will be signing autographs and drawing commissions at his booth in the exhibitor room.
American McGee is an American game designer. He is currently the CEO and Founder of Spicy Horse games.
McGee began his career at id Software. He was a level designer for such games as Doom II, Quake, and Quake II. In 1998, he moved to Electronic Arts, where he worked as a Creative Director on many projects and also created American McGee’s Alice. In 2000 upon completing Alice, he left EA and began work as an independent game developer.
American has been in China since 2004, and currently lives in Shanghai. There, he helped establish video game outsourcing venture Vykarian. Then, in 2006 he announced the formation of a new game development studio Spicy Horse. The studio’s first project was “American McGee’s Grimm“, a unique episodic game produced for GameTap. In 2010 Spicy Horse released “Alice: Madness Returns” a AAA console title for the worldwide market published through Electronic Arts.
American McGee will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN (Saturday and Sunday Only!)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she is currently playing Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Valkyrie in Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Talis in StarCraft II, Johanna in Heroes of the Storm, Queen Metalia in Salor Moon Crystal and Brooha in Glitter Force. Mary Elizabeth portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise, Sei in Alpha Protocol and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are Cornelia in Code Geas. Kurenai from Naruto, Julia from Cowboy Bebop, Zanpakuto from Bleach, Helba and Bordeau from .hack, Jagura from Wolf’s Rain, Nuriko in Fushigi Yuugi and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D. She also portrays Zahra on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Liam O’Brien is a happy citizen of the animation and game scene
As an actor, he has worked on well over 200 video game and animation projects. Some of the more well known animated series he has lent his voice to include STAR WARS REBELS, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, PLANET HULK, PHINEAS & FERB, THE REGULAR SHOW, SOFIA THE FIRST, GI JOE, HULK AND THE AGENTS OF SMASH, IRON MAN AND HULK: HEROES UNITED, and NARUTO.
On the video game end, popular titles include SHADOW OF MORDOR, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, THE LAST OF US, THE ORDER: 1886, TITANFALL, WILDSTAR, ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE, FINAL FANTASY XIII, ASURA’S WRATH, DARKSIDERS, STARCRAFT, CALL OF DUTY, RESIDENT EVIL, and DRAGON AGE.
Liam will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Brina Palencia is an actress working in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. She’s voiced… a lot of stuff. Some of her anime highlights include: Shirayuki in Snow White With the Red Hair, Touka in Tokyo Ghoul, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Chopper in One Piece, Varona in Durarara!! x2, Juvia in Fairy Tale, Yuno in Future Diary, Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia in Hetalia, Rei in Evangelion 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Hideyoshi in Baka and Test, the list goes on for a very long time…
Brina will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|POWER RANGERS TURBO REUNION
All members of Power Rangers Turbo will be Charging for Their Autographs
SAM RIEGEL (Twitter: @samriegel) is an actor, director and writer who has voiced roles in hundreds of popular cartoons, video games and anime series. Notable animation roles include Donatello in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Emperor Awesome on Wander Over Yonder, Shiro Emiya in Fate/Stay Night, Viral in Gurren Lagann, Mephisto in Blue Exorcist, and Riven in Nickelodeon’s Winx Club.
Video game characters include Peter Parker/Spiderman in The Amazing Spiderman games, Starscream in Transformers: War for Cybertron & Fall of Cybertron, Teddie in the Persona series, Chris Haversam in Fallout New Vegas, Zed in Ratchet & Clank, and everyone’s favorite attorney, Phoenix Wright.
Sam also serves as voice director for Disney’s “Sofia The First,” “Wander Over Yonder,” “Pickle & Peanut,” “Elena of Avalor” and “Future-Worm!” as well as “Sanjay & Craig” for Nickelodeon and “Dawn of the Croods” for DreamWorks.
Sam will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|ROGER CRAIG SMITH
Roger Craig Smith is the voice of some of the most recognized characters in film, television, and video games today. Roger was the voice of Batman in the direct to videio animated film Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts and the video game Batman: Arkham Origins. He was also the voice of Kyle Crane in the newest Warner Bros. and Techland Video game Dying Light, Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Assassin’s Creed, and Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil games. Other voice work includes Sonic the Hedgehog in the Sonic Boom video games Shattered Crystal and Rise of Lyric as well as Disney’s hit feature film WRECK-IT-RALPH and Cartoon Network’s new series Sonic Boom.
Roger’s list of current television projects includes the iconic Captain America/Steve Rogers in Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble, the voice of Belson and Percy in Cartoon Network’s Clarence, and Thomas the Intern (and various other characters) on the Emmy Award-Winning Cartoon Network series Regular Show. In March 2015 Roger added another Cartoon Network series to his roster, voicing the characters of Jetstorm, Slipstream, and Airazor in Transformers: Robots in Disguise. His list of guest roles include Sofia the First on Disney Junior, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon, and the upcoming series Breadwinners on Nickelodeon, to name a few.
Roger entered the world of animated feature films in 2013, lending his voice as the lead villain Ripslinger in Disney’s hit animated feature film PLANES.
Roger Craig Smith will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
|J. MICHAEL TATUM
Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s (Samurai 7), Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in (Ouran High School Host Club), suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in (Black Butler), France in the (Hetalia) franchise, Tomoe from (Kamisama Kiss), and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from (Steins;Gate). More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic (My Hero Academia) as Teyna Iida.
J. Michael Tatum will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.
Travis Willingham (Twitter: @WillingBlam) has amassed over 200 roles in video games and original animation projects.
Since 2012, Travis has provided the voice of THOR in Marvel’s hit original series’ Ultimate Spider-Man, Avenger’s Assemble, HULK and the Agents of SMASH, and the new animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney XD. Other Marvel roles include the Hulk and Human Torch in The Super Hero Squad Show. You can also hear his singing voice as King Roland II in Disney Jr’s series Sofia the First. Travis is also the voice of Knuckles the Echidna in SEGA’s Sonic Boom on Cartoon Network. Other shows include Regular Show, Fishhooks, The Legend of Korra, and Phineas and Ferb.
Travis will be participating in our Free Autograph Sessions.