Wendy Powell

About Wendy…

Wendy Powell is a native of Texas and resides in Dallas with her husband Todd, her son Charlie, and their lab Janie. She has steadily worked as a professional actress since graduating from Texas Christian University in 1993, and is an alumna of the Walt Disney World College Program. She has also worked on commercials, television, radio, print, film, industrial videos, and of course, anime voice-overs. Her other great passion is teaching; she has taught middle school theatre for 6 years, and is grateful every day for all that her students teach her about life.

Wendy is best known for her work at Funimation Entertainment and Okatron 5000. Her most notable roles are Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist and Ilena from Claymore.

Wendy’s list of beloved characters that she has voiced over the years range from teachers to demons, which is what she loves most about voice acting!

The following is a list of some of her credits:

Heavy Object (Ayamia Cherryblossm), Tokyo Raven (Miyo Kuarahaski), Murder Princess (Cecilia), Prince Adventures (Queen Tahirah Tehuti), Wolf Children (Nirasaki’s Daughter), The Gunstringer, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (Kaoru Toudou), Royal Lane, Chaos Head (Katsuko Momose), Casshern Sins, Soul Eater, Nabari No O (Naoko), Doruaga no to: The Aegis of Uruk (Quox), D. Gray-man (Hevlaska), Evangelion: 1.0: You are (Not) Alone, Darker than Black (Yamashita), Murder Princess (Cecilia), One Piece (Miss Merry Christmas), Negima! (Misora Kasuga), Shin Chan (Fever Demon), Ouran High School Host Club (Fan Club Executive), Revelation (Snow), XXXHolic (Collector E), Trinity Blood (Paula), Spikeout: Battlestreet, Moon Phase (Pinky), Bloodrayne 2: (Kestral), School Rumble, Keroro Gunso (Admiral), Burst Angel (Ms Hongo), Space Dandy, The Galaxy Railways (Mrs. Drake), D7 Peacemaker: Nightfall (V1), Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel (Camilla), Gunslinger Girl, Blue Gender: The Warrior (Amick Hendar), Kiddy Grade (Etoh), Fruits Basket (Kyo’s Mother), Baki the Grappler (Emi), Detective Conan (Margery Wafulcot), Yu Yu Hakusho (Mukuro), *Catches breath*. Whew. My goodness! Wendy is a busy, busy, lady!

Wendy is excited to share her love of acting with the kiddos and adults alike, and is looking forward to meeting all of you.

Bryce Papenbrook

About Bryce…

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 Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, Theodore in Persona Q, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa : Trigger Happy Havoc, Nagito Komaeda in Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Adrien aka Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Numerous roles in Call of Duty : Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, 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, 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.

Meredith McCoy

About Meredith…

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.

She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced,  Maria Ross in Full Metal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket, and Fujiko in multiple Lupin III movies to name a few.

Meredith is also a singer/ songwriter who has been writing and executive producing compilation worship albums for the last 8 years. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and 3 children.

Kari Wahlgren

About Kari…

Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, Saber in FATE STAY/NIGHT, Celty in DURARARA, Kagami in LUCKY STAR, Anemone in EUREKA SEVEN, Tayuya in NARUTO, Saya and Diva in BLOOD+, and Blue Rose in TIGER & BUNNY.

Wahlgren has also voiced characters in many U.S. animation shows, including Jessica and Rick’s Spaceship in RICK AND MORTY, Starfire in the DC direct-to-video TEEN TITANS movies, Zatanna in DC SUPERHERO GIRLS, Tigress in KUNG FU PANDA: LEGENDS OF AWESOMENESS, Charmcaster in BEN 10, Emma Frost in WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, Shannon in OK KO: LET’S BE HEROES, and Li’l Suzy in PHINEAS & FERB.

Her notable video game roles include Kitana in MORTAL KOMBAT 11, Starfire in INJUSTICE 2, Aranea in FINAL FANSTASY XV, Ashe in FINAL FANTASY XII, Proctor Ingram in FALLOUT 4, Vex in SKYRIM, and Raine in TALES OF SYMPHONIA. A full list of credits can be found at IMDB.com

Don’t delay and take this chance to get your eyes on this year’s schedule before the convention, and be sure to join us for Anime North Texas at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas! See the schedule now at http://animenorthtexas.com/schedule

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.

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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.