Please join us in welcoming one of our educational guests, Daniel Tsang!

Daniel TsangDaniel Tsang is known throughout the con scene as Lodestar. Lodestar is a true Sagittarius: he’s an adventurer with a carefree heart and a biting sense of humor. If he was a fantasy character, he would be the unforgettable bohemian rogue that radiates charisma and has schemes for days. In his free time, Lodestar enjoys shounen anime, JRPGs, MOBAs, and RTS games, as well as low budget comedy films. He also enjoys physical activities such as yoga, zumba, barre, and cycling. Lodestar has danced as a featured soloist in various troupes, spun on color/winterguard teams, and worked as a choreographer and coach for many different performances. Lodestar has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Dance and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing. He is also currently working on his Masters of Education in Counselor Education. His ultimate goal is to become a nationally certified counselor so that he can let his iconic nature impact the world on a greater scale.

After being a panelist and guest speaker for different events and organizations, including AUSA and MAGfest, Lodestar decided to found his own paneling organization called Reframe. Reframe debuts at Anime USA this year! His panels focus on diversity and inclusivity, the world of magick and its tools, writing in its varied forms, and numerous video games. Follow him at facebook.com/lodestarcosplay, instagram @lodestarslagoon, or via lodestarslagoon.tumblr.com. Reframe can be found at facebook.com/reframecons or @reframecons on Twitter.

Photo credit to Dakota Flora of www.dakodachrome.com

Please join us in welcoming Josh Grelle!

Josh GrelleA native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrels of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.  Josh is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.

Please join us in welcoming E. Jason Liebrecht!

E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin,  TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some  favorites include (but are not limited to): Yato in Noragami, Dr. John Watson in Empire of  Corpses, Heath in Prince of Stride, Jack the Ripper in Nobunagun, Souhei in Wolf Children,  Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/The Black Reaper in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in  Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, John Brown in Ghost Hunt, Train in Black Cat,  Vetti in Glass Fleet, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in  One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.  In the realm of gaming, Jason can also be heard as Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow  Warrior 2 (2016 Release!), Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman &  Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others...  Jason is also a long-time company member/collaborator with world-renowned, devised/  experimental, Austin-based theatre company, the Rude Mechs & as such has travelled  extensively with their original productions; recently appearing in the Lincoln Center- commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, in NYC & in Austin as the titular character in their  profane adaptation, Fixing King John.  Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects & network co- starring roles on Revolution, Chase, John Ridley's American Crime & is currently still in  production on Rooster Teeth's first dramatic series, Day 5.  A more complete list of credits can be found on IMDB & behindthevoiceactors.com...  Stay in touch @ElCidRecordsE. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Yato in Noragami, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Heath in Prince of Stride, Jack the Ripper in Nobunagun, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/The Black Reaper in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, John Brown in Ghost Hunt, Train in Black Cat, Vetti in Glass Fleet, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.

In the realm of gaming, Jason can also be heard as Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow Warrior 2 (2016 Release!), Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others… Jason is also a long-time company member/collaborator with world-renowned, devised/experimental, Austin-based theatre company, the Rude Mechs & as such has travelled extensively with their original productions; recently appearing in the Lincoln Center-
commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, in NYC & in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.

 

Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects & network co-starring roles on Revolution, Chase, John Ridley’s American Crime & is currently still in production on Rooster Teeth’s first dramatic series, Day 5. A more complete list of credits can be found on IMDB & behindthevoiceactors.com…

Stay in touch @ElCidRecords

Please join us in welcoming one of our special guests, Micah Solusod!

Micah SolusodDespite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional voice actor and illustrator.

The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. He has shown up in a number of other FUNimation titles as Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, teen Coby in One Piece, Tagoma in Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss,older Ame in Wolf Children, Black in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Bea in Space Dandy, Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, and most recently, Nikolai Krasotkin in the Project Itoh film, The Empire of Corpses!

Currently, he can be heard in FUNimation’s Broadcast Dubs as Gakushu Asano inAssassination Classroom and Ayumu Kadowaki in Prince of Stride: Alternative. It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting?

When he’s not busy posting unhelpful voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as the lead artist for Painapple Studio.

 

Stalk him on the internet:

Website: micahsolusod.com
Facebook: facebook.com/msolusod
Twitter: @maioceaneyes
deviantART: maioceaneyes.deviantart.com

Please join us in welcoming one of our musical guests, Psyche Corporation!

Psyche CorporationPsyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who has toured nation-wide, enthralling audiences with her catchy dance moves and haunting vocals. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl-Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music.

Please join us in welcoming one of our special guests, Alexis Tipton!

Alexis TiptonAlexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 150 titles so far with more announcements on the way. Most notably, she was recently announced as the new voice of Merle for the FUNimation redub of The Vision of Escaflowne. Some of her other DVD/FUNimation Broadcast dub credits include Haru Ichinose (Riddle Story of Devil), Chu Chu (Show by Rock!), Hana Midorikawa (Prison School), Honey (Space Dandy), Maria (Maria The Virgin Witch), Kureha Tsubaki (Yurikuma Arashi), Kofuku (Noragami), Anya Hepburn (Soul Eater NOT!), Saya Kisaragi (Blood C/The Last Dark), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live), Julia Crichton (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire), Musubi (Sekirei), Mizuki Himeji (Baka and Test), Fukurou (One Piece), Yomi Isayama (Ga-Rei: Zero), Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid), Chibi Japan/Kumajiro (Hetalia), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network).

On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games including Tales of Zestiria (Alisha), Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Beatrix and Sarine), DBZ Xenoverse (Gotenks-Trunks), Borderlands 2, and more. She can also be heard in several foreign live action film dubs (Ip Man, War of the Arrows, Tai Chi Zero/Hero, Ice Man, and more). She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. She has been a stage actress most of her life and is currently studying opera and film. She resides in Dallas, Texas but also works in Los Angeles, California.  Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA.

Anime USA Welcomes Jad Saxton

Jad SaxtonJād (jade) Saxton is a voice, stage and film actress, currently starring as Mira in Dimension W on Toonami’s Adult Swim and streaming in Funimation broadcast dubs FairyTail (Carla), Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Mary), and Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (Takumi).

Jād is best known for her work as Yuki in Wolf Children, Adèlie in Space Dandy (Toonami), Hatchin in Michiko & Hachin (Toonami), Nona in Death Parade, Koneko in High School DxD, Young Nico Robin in One Piece (all at FUNimation), Akatsuki in Log Horizon (Sentai Filmworks) and Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Okratron 5000).

Recent roles Jād is excited about: Lisa Mishima in Terror in Resonance, Ai Hibiki in Rolling Girls, Yoriko Kosaka in Tokyo Ghoul, Ringo Kinoshita in No-Rin, Constance Raveau in Gangsta, Miku Izayoi in Date A Live II, Ludmila Lourie in Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Un in Show By Rock!!, Sio Ogura in Nobunagun, Jeanne D’Arc in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Alfreed in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Koyomi Hiiragi in Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Onikiri in Kamisama Kiss, Komissa in Psycho-pass, Yuri Flostre in Sky Wizards Academy, Lisette Norden in Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Shizuno Urushibara in World Break, and Kaoru Harishima in Yurikuma Arashi.

Oldies but goodies: Steins; Gate (Faris Nyannyan), Is This a Zombie? (Haruna), Hagani (Sena Kashiwazaki), Fam The Silver Wing (Fam), Eureka Seven AO (Elena Peoples), Karneval (Tsukumo), Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar (Lashara Earth), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (April), Shangri-La (Karin Ishida), A Certain Scientific Railgun (Komoe), A Certain Magical Index (Komoe), Aria The Scarlet Amo (Reki), B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time (Mayu Miyano), Freezing (Arnett McMillan), Okami-san & Her Seven Companions (Mimi Usami), Ghost Hunt (Masako Hara), Baccano! (Eve Genoard), Strike Witches (Perrine-H Clostermann), and Soul Eater (Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré).

When Jād isn’t voice acting, she can be seen on stage at various theaters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For a full list of her work, please visit www.animenewsnetwork.com.

To keep up with Jād, please visit:
“Jad Saxton Voice Actress” on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jadsaxton
“Jad Saxton” on Twitter www.twitter.com/jadbsaxton
“Jadarade” on Instagram

Anime USA Welcomes Kate Oxley

Kate OxleyWith well over 100 anime characters under her belt, Kate Oxley is best known for her roles in movies and series such as, Psycho Pass (Akane Tsunemori), Darker Than Black (Misaki Kirihara), Shin­Chan (Lollipop), Dragon Ball (Pasta), One Piece (Carrot), Negima (Makie Sasaki), Peach Girl (Momo Adachi), and Full Metal Alchemist (Cathetine Elle Armstrong). You may have also heard her voice in video games such as Dragon Ball (Colonial Violet), Guitar Hero 3 (Various), One Piece (Carrot), and Lux­Pain (Mika Nozaki). Kate was born and raised in Southern California, then moved to Texas and attended Baylor University for Theatre Performance. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she teaches art and theatre to the best students ever. She enjoys blowing bubbles with her babies, tending to her succulent garden, and playing “war” with her husband. Also macaroons. She enjoys Macaroons.