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Special Guests

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Cherami Leigh

Voice Actor

Cherami  Leigh has been in the industry for over 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Sailor Venus” in the Viz dub of “Sailor Moon” and “Sailor Moon Crystal”, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost Hunt, and “Patty” in Soul Eater and as Kudelia in the new series on Toonami “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans.”  She has also worked on over 20 video games- including Borderlands 2- in which she plays the popular DLC- Gaige and Komaru Naegi in the latest installment of the “Dangan Ronpa” series.  Younger audiences may know her as Elzee in “Zou,” Curly Q in “Doc McStuffins” Peanut Big Top on “LaLaLoopsy Girls” and Pearl Serpentine in the “Monster High” Series. She is also the writer and imaging voice for Radio Disney. She starred in Shane Dawson’s “Not Cool” and the Starz Original Series “The Chair.” She has appeared in the Emmy Award Winning “Temple Grandin”, as well as “Friday Night Lights,” “The Deep End,” “Chase,” “Shameless,” “Bones” and “Longmire” to name a few. She worked on “Fast Food Nation,” “The Hottest State,” “The Mist,” with Frank Darabont among others. She also stars in the recently released faith based drama “Beyond the Farthest Star.” She was recently announced to be playing “Makoto” in Persona5, “Kotomi” in the new AkibasBeat installment and “Squirrel Girl” in the Marvel Women of Power Pinball Game. She has many projects she is working on in various stages of production and is excited to share them with you!


Chuck Huber

Voice Actor
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Chuck’s most recent anime roles are Reever in D-Gray Man Hallow, Austria in Hetalia, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Kuro (Sleepy Ash) in Servamp, Kuniharu in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Asanaga in Endride, Petra’s Father in Attack on Titan, Kyūta’s Father in The Boy and Beast,  Tony Stark in Death Battle, Jason the Toymaker in Creepy Pasta and Emperor Pilaf in the DBZ movies and upcoming DBZ Super.  Chuck hosts the weekly DubTrax podcast commenting with guests and characters on anime episodes and the GameChurch podcast which discusses how to live life if it’s a video game.  Chuck’s digital presence is at chuckhuber.org and @chuck_huber in the twitter.

Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr.,  Android 17, Kibito, Master Shen and Mr. Shoe in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist,  Hiro in Shin Chan, Ash in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf, Strike Witches, Dragonaut and the upcoming Skip Beat!.

Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ, Smite, The Killing Floor …among others.

As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical currently on Amazon Prime, Prince Adventures, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Russian bad guy, Colonel Kashoid, in the upcoming AmeriGeddon directed by Mike Norris (son of Chuck Norris), plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues; Dean Hansen on Season 2 of American Crime on ABC and Detective Swinton in The Harrowing.


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Voice Actor
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Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, Samuel in Fairy Tail, Urie Sogami in Dance With Devils, Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia, Howard Link in D. Gray-man, and Hit in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 video game.

Nominated for 2014 Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts scored his first big role as Sunny in Toriko: Gourmet Hunter. Having provided voices for over 80 anime series, he’s been featured in such roles as Michael the Archangel in High School DxD, Hideki Tama in Evangelion 3.0, Lacus Welt in Seraph of the End, Natsuhiko Koyama in Assassination Classroom, Cody Balfour in Gangsta., and Mamoru in Kamisama Kiss. You may have also heard him in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Code: Breaker, One Piece, Daimadaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Divine Gate, Eureka Seven AO, Ghost in The Shell: The New Movie, Haganai, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, Mitchiko & Hatchin, Ninja Slayer, No-Rin, Nobunagun, Noragami Aragoto, Tokyo ESP, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, and First Love Monster.

Since receiving his BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, Aaron has been a celebrated actor for the stage and screen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and working in all areas of production for almost 15 years. He collaborated with Chuck Huber to co-write and act in Arbor Day: The Musical, and has worked closely with FUNimation Lead Writer and Texas filmmaker Blair Rowan to create festival-favorite short films.


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Voice Actress/Artist

Kristen McGuire is an award winning artist and voice actress with an itchy drawing hand and an overactive imagination. Armed with a Wacom tablet and a degree in Visual Art and Communication, Kristen has managed to self-publish seven different comic books since 2008 and has won two awards for her original paintings, some of which have sold for over five hundred dollars while on display at local art shows. Her art, which heavily feature original characters and designs have even inspired professional cosplayers in the industry who have gone on to compete in cosplay competitions utilizing Kristen’s designs.

Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), andA Day in the Life of a Cat Girl.

On top of her self-published comics, Kristen is also internationally published as a contributor in Flame Tree Publishing’s new drawing book Drawing Basics Made Easy.

In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. You can hear her as Chiyo Kurihara inPrison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination ClassroomKaren Ayugase in Castle Town Dandelion, Vera in Maria the Virgin Witch, Yuriko inMikagura School Suite, Beach Chevro in Sky Wizards Academy, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Harumoa in Tokyo ESP, Charm inHeavy Object, Defier Girl in Divine Gate, Amahara in Shonen Maid, Yuri in Servamp and she also has provided additional voices in several other anime titles and indie video games.

Currently she is working as a script writer for FUNimation and has adapted scripts forDance With Devils, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid, Vision of Escaflowne and Love Live! Sunshine! She is also a coloring assistant for Sonny Strait on the popular Dark Horse comic, Elf Quest.


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Caleb Hyles

Youtuber/Singer

Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart, and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb Hyles has a history in musical theatre, having grown up in a family of musicians and thespians. There was no doubt that Caleb was born to be an entertainer of some kind! Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, Peter Hollens, and many others for his musical prowess. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has grown over 300k subscribers. By holding Live Q&A’s, and random “Skype Nights” with fans, Caleb has nurtured a growing community centered around one-on-one interaction and a common love for all things music. No other performer, or YouTube personality does as much for his fans as Caleb does. He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is looking to expand his YouTube reach. Now an official Auburn graduate, he is focused on creating new content along with a new gaming channel, “Peace, Love, and Gaming.” Big things are happening with Caleb, and he hopes that anyone and everyone will join him for the ride. As Caleb says at the end of every video, “Peace, love, and metal!!”

Make sure you visit his Youtube Page:https://www.youtube.com/user/CalebsCovers


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Greg Ayres

Voice Actor/DJ

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include 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, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, 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. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.


2016-02-05-21-17-43Gareth West

Voice Actor

Gareth West is a Texas based Actor/Voice Actor, providing voices for such shows as Log Horizon, Re Hamatora, Chaika Coffin Princess, Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun, Hakouki: The Movie, and more. He’s been working for Sentai Filmworks a little over a year now and is extremely excited to get into the convention scene, and interact with his absolute favorite people; fellow nerds and anime fans! Welcome this young and upcoming voice to Anime North Texas 2016


April Martinapril_martin-small

Cosplayer

April Martin aka Azure Props is an illustrator, prop maker, and cosplayer who specializes in video game prop replicas and armor. Featured in Cosplay in America, she is also a member of the 405th Halo costuming group and the Replica Prop Forum. April has competed and judged throughout Texas for 8 years, along with giving panels on prop creation, SFX and 3D printing. She re-branded last year, having originally been known as Moonwildflower of Shinka Studios.

Follow her work at: www.facebook.com/azureprops


ashley_ren_photo_1Ashley Ren

Cosplayer

Ashley Ren began cosplaying in 2009, and has loved it ever since (so much so, that its led her to now study fashion design). She is entirely self-taught in her craft; through cosplay she has learned to sew, style wigs, make props, apply makeup, and model, among other things. Ashley loves to meet fellow cosplayers and learn from them, as she is always looking for new ideas and inspiration, and enjoys giving back to this community by sharing her own knowledge of costume making. Over the years she has made over 50 costumes, and has won multiple awards for her work – both locally and nationally.


Twinzik

Cosplayer

Twinzik was created in 2006 by Texan fraternal twins Hee-Hee and Hopie. Known for their obscure and fun character choices, award-winning skits, and detailed prosthetics, makeup, andunnamed
wig styling, the twins try their best to be an example of how fun and friendly cosplay should be. From Adventure Time to The Wild Thornberrys, Final Fantasy to X-Men, Twinzik has a broad range of character personalities and skills, which range from comedic to dramatic.

Taking over twenty awards in cosplay contests, Twinzik hopes to meet new friends and create wonderful memories, while teaching a thing or two in their panels! So make sure to say hello, and don’t forget– Cosplay Fearless!

To keep up with the twins and their cosplay hijinks, check them out on Facebook:

http://facebook.com/twinzik.twins

Or on Instagram: @xheeheex & @hopiechan

 


Real T-Dragon – Thien Vuong

YouTube/Filmographer

Thien Vuong is a uprising YouTube, Film Director, and Cosplayer, known also by his online alias “RealTDragon”. Best known for the cosplay films & music videos on his channel ranging from img_2207conventions all across america. Also known for his Spider-Man skits shorts. Thien has directed Power Rangers, Spider-Man, Joker, & Dragon Ball Z fan films with several of his projects reaching over 1,000,000 views.

RealTDragonl Social Links:

YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/realtdragon

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/realtdragon

FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/realtdragon


 

Vitamin H

Featured Panelist

Vitamin H are the professional panelist group that’s been bringing you the cure for con boredom since 2013. Whether it’s horror, humor, history, or just over the top, late night insanity, they’re dedicated to making sure you laugh and learn. Kidd Bowyer is a small, round English thing who loves anime, videogames and all things spooky. They can be seen on Youtube, in Otome-Nia, yelling incoherently about talking birds and tall, dark strangers. Pathos Prime is a longtime anime fan and history nerd who can occasionally be heard screaming in the background of anime such as One Piece and Attack on Titan: Junior High.

Facebook: facebook.com/VitaminHOfficial unnamed
Youtube: youtube.com/user/VitaminHProductions
Twitter: twitter.com/VitaminHPanels
Tumblr: vitaminhofficial.tumblr.com


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