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.

Hold on to your hats, folks! Anime North Texas is thrilled to announce two absolutely fan-mazing guests to this year’s Anime North Texas. We are starting with everyone’s favorite dragon maid! That’s right, Sarah Wiedenheft is coming to Anime North Texas. Can it be anymore exciting?! Sarah has done some amazing roles including the adorably […]Continue reading

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.

Allison Lowery

About Allison Lowery…

Allison Lowery is the wig and makeup specialist for The University of Texas. She has been teaching courses in wigs and makeup since 2005. She co-authored the textbook Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film with Martha Ruskai, and authored Historical Wig Styling: Volumes 1 and 2.

Lowery received her undergraduate degree in theatre from the College of William and Mary in 1996 and received her master’s degree in wig and makeup design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999. Among her many jobs, she was a wig maker for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the wig master for American Players Theatre and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and created wigs and makeup for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Sarasota Opera, the Atlanta Opera, Piedmont Opera Theatre and Glimmerglass Opera. Locally, Lowery has designed wigs for ZACH Theatre, TexArts, the Zilker Park summer musical, St. Edward’s University, Texas State University and Austin Shakespeare. She is a member of USITT.  She is a freelance photographer, makeup artist, hair/wig stylist, and wardrobe stylist.  She is the 2017 winner of the Texas Campaign for the Environment’s Trash Makeover Fashion Show.

Dee Rich

About Dee Rich…

Dee is active in the cosplay community and has been costuming for over 6 years. She guests and judges Cosplay contest at numerous cons through the Southwest, and often serves as a Moderator on celebrity panels.

She has been featured in several magazines to include D Magazine and Cos Couture.

You can usually find her holed up in her craft room or playing Dungeons & Dragons with her fellow cosplayers.

She loves comics, anime, WoW & tabletop gaming. Keep up with her shenanigans on her social media!

MCubed Cosplay

About MCubed…

MCubed Cosplay is a DFW based cosplayer and model. She has been acting and creating costumes since she was 3 years old. She graduated from Texas Christian University, and it is there that she honed her costume creating skills by being a part of the TCU professional costume department.

In the cosplay world she is most widely known for her movie accurate Slave Leia and being the third movie accurate Rey in the world. Her love of nerd culture started at a young age when her father introduced her to Star Wars. From there, she was irreversibly hooked. From Spiderman, to Harry Potter, through Lord of the Rings, and back to her first love Star Wars, she has a deep connection to all things nerd.

YouTube Sensation, Caleb Hyles Welcome back to ANT, Caleb Hyles! Coming back to ANT for 2017 is the ever talented Caleb Hyles! Caleb has several fantastic videos online performing covers from your favorite anime, Disney, cartoons, and popular music from you beloved artists. Caleb has a few events set for Saturday as well as an [...]Continue reading