Anime Orchestra Ensemble Apphia Yu Bennett White Christopher Wehkamp Dawn Bennett Erika Harlacher Greg Wicker Helen McCarthy J. Michael Tatum Jacob Browning Lisle Wilkerson Mai Aizawa Margaret McDonald Naoya Fukushi NaSka Natalie Hoover Ricco Fajardo Roland Kelts Takanori Yamaura Terumi Nishii The Schmuck Squad Tia Ballard Tomotaka Misawa Whitney Rodgers

AnimeFest 2018 Guests


Bennett White
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YouTube Entertainer
Bennett "The Sage" White is an online entertainer that has been making videos for the last decade, covering topics as wide as video games to anime. As well as being a published author, he is the creator of the online series, "Anime Abandon" that takes a sometimes critical, sometimes hysterical, but always entertaining look at the anime of yesteryear.
This will be Mr. White's first time attending AnimeFest!
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Erika Harlacher
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Voice Actress
Erika Harlacher is a voice actress based in the Los Angeles area who has provided voices for English dubbed anime and video games.
This will be Ms. Harlacher's first time attending AnimeFest!
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Greg Wicker
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Game Show Host
Greggo's Game Shows has been providing Hollywood-style game show entertainment for conventions for almost twenty years. Greggo's rapier wit and agreeable personality is bound to entertain.
Mr. Wicker is a seasoned veteran of AnimeFest!
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Helen McCarthy
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Writer
Helen first encountered Japanese popular culture in Europe in 1981. There was no book on anime in English, so she set out to write one.
Ms. McCarthy is a seasoned veteran of AnimeFest!
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Jacob Browning
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Voice Actor
Jacob Browning is a Dallas-based anime and video game voice actor.
This will be Mr. Browning's first time at AnimeFest!
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Lisle Wilkerson
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Voice Actress
Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and her voice work is done in both English & Japanese.
Ms. Wilkerson is a seasoned veteran of AnimeFest!
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Tomotaka Misawa
AF2018TomotakaMisawa
Producer
Tomotaka Misawa is a video production producer with experience centered around various genres such as movies, television, dramas, commercials, corporate videos, variety television programming, and music clips.
This will be Mr. Tomotaka's first time at AnimeFest!
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Ricco Fajardo
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Voice Actor
A California native, Ricco Fajardo likes to do it all - sing, act, dance, circus arts, gymnastics, writing, composing, parkour, improv - if it's physical, creative and/or performance based, odds are he is into it .
This will be Mr. Fajardo's first time at AnimeFest!
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Roland Kelts
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Writer
Writer, scholar, editor and cultural critic Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, JAPANAMERICA: HOW JAPANESE POP CULTURE HAS INVADED THE U.S.
This will be Mr. Kelt's first time at AnimeFest!
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The Schmuck Squad
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YouTube Entertainer
The Schmuck Squad is a fan-based parody group consisting of a bunch of like-minded schmucks.
This will be The Schmuck Squad's first time at AnimeFest!
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Apphia Yu
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Visual Novel Writer
Ayu Sakata founded sakevisual nearly a decade ago, and has been writing visual novels ever since. Best known for otome games RE: Alistair++ and Backstage Pass, she's also written the award-winning Jisei murder mystery series.
Ms. Yu is a seasoned veteran of AnimeFest!
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J Michael Tatum
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Voice Actor
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
Mr. Tatum is a seasoned veteran of AnimeFest!
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Christopher Wehkamp
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Voice Actor
Christopher Wehkamp brings characters to life in anime and video games for studios like FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, Big Fish Games and more.
This will be Mr. Wehkamp's first time at AnimeFest!
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Dawn Bennett
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Voice Actress
Dawn M. Bennett is a Dallas-based voice actress that has worked with FUNimation, Rooster Teeth, OkraTron 5000, ScrewAttack, and GalaxyTrail. She began voice acting in 2011 during her freshman year at Berklee College of Music.
This Ms. Bennett's First time at AnimeFest!
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Whitney Rodgers
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Voice Actress
Whitney Rodgers is a Voice Actress, model, and singer best known for her roles as “Meiko Shiraki” in Prison School and “Yozora” from Haganai and Hagani NEXT! .
This is Ms. Rodgers first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Natalie Hoover
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Voice Actress
Natalie Hoover is a voice actor who has done work for anime and video games that you love!
This is Ms. Hoover's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Mai Aizawa
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Voice Actress
Mai Aizawa is a voice actress for anime and video games.
This is Ms. Aizawa's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Margaret McDonald
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Voice Actress
Margaret (Meg) McDonald has been in the anime industry for over 5 years and has appeared in over 50 different titles. McDonald first got started after auditioning while she was still in school.
This is Ms. McDonald's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Tia Ballard
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Voice Actress
Raised on generous helpings of wacky cartoons, this Southern blonde goofball works in the animation industry as an actor, writer, and director. With over 150 animation and video game roles under her belt, plus writing and directing, she is well trained in the art of not sleeping!
This is Ms. Ballard's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Takanori Yamaura
AF2018TakanoriYamaura
Producer
Takanori Yamamura has been the producer for Musashino!, Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa, Urawa no Usagi-chan, Yatarman Night, and Miss Monochrome.
This is Mr. Takanori's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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Naoya Fukushi
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Director, Producer
Naoya Fukushi is the director and original creator of Kaito x Ansa and for Nazotokine.
This is Mr. Naoya's first time as a guest at AnimeFest!
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