Take Zero Productions

About Take Zero…

Take Zero’s goal is to entertain, inform, and broaden the appeal of Nerd & Geek culture.

They bring together artists, creators, and performers of all kinds to create a troupe of entertainers. Together they bring to life both digital and live action art and entertainment.

Finally, whether it is lives streams or panels, stage shows or filmed videos, their goal is to create an experience where anyone with a similar interest can know they are a part of community.

Sledgehammer Cosplay

About Sledge…

Sledgehammer Cosplay (Sledge) is an award winning Texas based cosplayer, and a seasoned Prop and Armor fabricator. He’s been featured in Cosplayers Among Us, the Men vs Cosplay Calendar, and in Cosplay Culture Magazine.

Known most notably for cosplaying Maui from Moana, Gladio from Final Fantasy XV, and Judge Gabranth from Final Fantasy XII.

Vraskaa Cosplay

About Vraskaa…

Vraskaa Cosplay is the alias of the costumer Hunter Rich-Smith from Austin, TX. She began building her repertoire of cosplay in 2015 with her first cosplay being A.B.A. from Guilty Gear. Ever since she has grown attached to the creation of her costumes, learning new techniques and skills to keep improving, the feeling of being in character, and the positive effect her work has on others. She focuses mostly on large armor builds from video games that are accompanied by big props to match. While she is self taught in the ways of working with foams, silicones, and thermoplastics it hasn’t held her back from bringing projects into reality that many other crafters shy away from. She has been featured in Cosplayzine on multiple occasions, been featured on a Kotaku article, had her Bioshock cosplay shared by the makers of the game, and has hosted panels over building cosplay armor in the past to help others create. Stop by her booth to see some of her past work and the new creations she will be debuting at this event!

AshesNewMoon

About AshesNewMoon …

AshesNewMoon is a cosplayer, artist, dancer, and prop maker based out of Joplin, Missouri. She discovered her love for conventions and the wonderful hobby of cosplay after attending her first con when she was fifteen years old.

Seeing the costumes and the people who wore them inspired her to join this community and create cosplays of her very own. Since then, Ashe has created many different cosplays and through these experiences has achieved many awards from cosplay contests.

Ashe has appeared as a guest judge, an artist, a panelist, and a performer.

She was featured alongside her performance crew Kikadansu in Cosplay Realm Magazine.

Fueled by the drive of the craft, you will always be able to find AshesNewMoon planning for the next fun adventure.

We said we’d have more announcements and we meant it! Anime North Texas is proud to announce that Greg Ayres and Leah Clark are joining the wonderful guest lineup for this year’s event. That’s right! The one, the only, the absolutely amazing Greg Ayres is coming to Anime North Texas. If you’ve got a second […]Continue reading

Leah Clark

About Leah…

Leah Clark is an American voice actor and ADR Script writer primarily associated with FUNimation productions.

Recently she has been heard in the broadcast dubs of Darling in the Franxx (Ikuno), HighSchool DXD Hero (Asia); My Hero Academia (Himiko Toga);  New Game (Yun); Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi); KanColle (Yuudachi), Akashic Records (Re=L), Sakura Quest (Maki); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria), and Yuri On Ice (Mari).

Memorable titles and roles include: Negima (Nodoka); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Soul Eater (Blair); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); Eden Of This East (Saki); Baka and Test (Minami); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Dragonball GT (Maron); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Suzuka (Suzuka); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); Murmur (Future Diary); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); Pokémon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom (Carlita).

As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include Space Battleship Tiramisu; Chio’s School Road; and Hoshin Engi. Other favorite scripts are Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time; and Strike Witches.

As an ADR director, Leah has worked on Sasami: Magical Girl Club; Shuffle, The Tower of Druaga, and Case Closed.

Leah studied music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York.  She performs and directs regularly for stage productions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.  Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrial commercials and video games such as Smite and Borderlands II.

Greg Ayres

About Greg…

Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2018! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, Yabase in the upcoming dub of Hitorijime My Hero, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. Greg was also recently given the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars.

With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. Thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. He can also be hear as Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No.6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima.

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks”at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently helps organize dance and music tracks at several US conventions. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from the show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.

Sarah Wiedenheft

About Sarah…

Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice for a multitude of anime. Some of which include: Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Aika from Shomin Sample, Shihoru from Grimgar of Fantasy and Illusions, Non from Keijo!!!!!!!!, Azusa from Orange, Mage from Bikini Warriors, Kotoko from Urahara, Kiriha from Tsugumomo, Sana from Alice & Zoroku, Hikari from Castle Town Dandelion, Yuki from Interviews With Monster Girls, Takano from Tsurezure Children, Aika and Tail Blue from Gonna Be The Twin-Tail!!, Kikyo from Classroom of The Elite, and Michella from Blood Battle Blockade Battlefront. She has also lent her voice in a few games, such as: Celeste Luvendass from Huniepop, and Lailani from HunieCam Studio.

Amber Lee Connors

About Amber…

Amber Lee Connors is a professional voice actress for anime and video games. Her anime credits include Keijo!!!!!!!! (Nozomi Kaminashi); My Hero Academia (Ms. Joke); RWBY (Vernal); Hanebado (Ayano Hanesaki); Citrus (Mei Aihara); Myriad Colors Phantom World (Mai Kawakami); Love Tyrant (Akane Hiyama); WorldEnd (Chtholly); One Piece: Film Gold (Baccarat); A Silent Voice (Miki Kawai); Harukana Receive (Claire Thomas); Hundred (Sakura Kirishima); Brave Witches (Takami Karibuchi); Kantai Collection (Ooi); Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (Yuinshiel); Aria: The Scarlet Ammo AA (Shino Sasaki); A Sister’s All You Need (Ashley Ono); Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Yasha Itaru); Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (Misaki) and many more.

Notable video game roles include Five Nights At Freddy’s: Ultimate Custom Night (Toy Chica); Battlerite (Jade); Huniepop (Beli); Dust: An Elysian Tail (Ginger); Five Nights At Freddy’s World (Toy Chica, Nightmare Chica & JJ); Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location (Clara); Marvel Avengers Academy (Medusa); Battle Chef Brigade (Thorn, Hazgil & Shiv); DreadOut (Ira); SMITE (Spriggan Terra & Neight Spy); PALADINS (Aurora Furia) and more.

Amber is also the founder of Sound Cadence Studios, where she casts and directs various projects.

Vitamin H

About Vitamin H…

Vitamin H is the convention entertainment group who’ve been delighting nerds across the nation since 2013. They’ve rocked conventions from New Mexico to West Virginia, and now, they’re coming to rock YOU.  Together, Vitamin H have spent the past four years showing convention attendees that programming can be more than boring PowerPoints and monotone delivery, and that learning CAN be fun…provided there’re enough dumb jokes involved.

Kidd Bowyer is a neon-haired motormouth with a fledgling YouTube show and awful taste in everything. Kidd focuses on old-school nostalgia, quirky counterculture, spine-tingling horror, and stuff where people’s heads explode.

Annie “Pathos” Bowyer is a veteran anime fangirl, and occasional Funimation VA who spends most of her time neck-deep in CSS. Pathos specializes in extensive research, carefully crafted graphic design and lots and lots of brain-type facts.

Whether it’s horror, humor, history, or just over the top, late night insanity, Vitamin H is dedicated to making sure you laugh and learn.