AnimeFest 2023 AnimeFest Convention July 28th – 31st 2023 Sheraton Dallas Hotel

AnimeFest 2021 Guests

Amelie Belcher
Award Winning Artist, Painter, Comic Creator
Amelie Belcher is an award-winning artist, painter, art instructor, comic creator and pod cast host.

Known for her comedy based art education presentations, she has travelled the world teaching thousands of budding artists the secrets to starting their own journeys down the path to artistic expression with an eye geared toward Anime and Manga styled creations. She is known for her web comics, “Bounty Haunters” and “The Real-Life Adventures Of Ami Chan”. You can read her work on her website

Amelie is also known for her latest artistic adventures including an ongoing series of fine art watercolor and gouache paintings dedicated to the one and only Jeff Goldblum she calls “The Gold Bloomery”. More recently, she has also begun combining a life long passion for painting and theme parks. Follow along with her as she paints her way across the wide world of parks on her instagram ipaintparks.

She and her husband, Levi Castello, also host the popular pod cast “Laser Discotheque”, a show about watching movies on the least convenient format ever produced…Laserdiscs. You can give a listen on the pod catcher of your choice or visit the website at

Amelie has appeared at AnimeFest many times and is always a joy.

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Jezebel Belladonna
Vtuber Twitch Streamer
“Welcome to the magic show! Be a good dove, or you’ll be in trouble~!”

Jezebel Belladonna, also known as Bel, is an Australian vtuber, magician’s assistant and twitch streamer.

She spends her days working full time, playing video games and occasionally breaking out a mic for karaoke or a tablet pen to draw. Jezebel has been streaming since December 2020 and enjoys sharing a wide variety of games and content; focusing on “what is fun” rather than being competitive. As a result, her streams are comfy and a chill place to hang out (unless a scary game is being played, then there’s usually lots of screaming).

Games such as Genshin Impact, Horizon: Zero Dawn and RPG Maker horror games are a staple for her streams.

Jezebel also enjoys integrating her magic skills into her streams, performing magic tricks for viewers. One day, she hopes she can perform a full magic show for everyone, but she’s still a magician’s assistant for now!

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Shonuff Studio
Comics Studio
Shonuff! Studio consists of Co-Owners Halo Toons and Terry Parr, professional artists with 20+yrs experience in the fields of graphic design, comics & publishing.

Halo Toons is the colorist for Aerobicide and has colored other projects like Ninja Highschool for Antarctic press and El Peso hero. While not coloring comic books… she is drawing her own comics and loves to sketch live on Twitch. They are currently working on “Kitchen Witches”.

Halo and Terry have been collaborating for over 11 years and are also known as Shonuff Studio.

Terry Parr is a Korean American artist & writer currently living in Fort Worth. Terry is known for his comic/manga pin up style. His works can be seen on Ninja High School, Antarctic Press, Aerobicide The Extreme Ninja Workout, Vampirella, Dusk Comics, El Peso Hero and TeeFury

Kyle Phillips
Kyle Phillips
Voice Actor and Director
Kyle Phillips is a Dallas-based anime voice director and actor, who’s primarily worked with
FUNimation Productions since 2008. Kyle started his career as an ADR Engineer, working on
numerous titles such as One Piece, xxxHolic, Fairy Tail, and many more. He started getting
behind the mic almost immediately, doing crowd scenes and the occasional bit part. Eventually,
voice acting turned into one of his favorite parts of his job, so he decided to really pursue it and
has been acting ever since. His more notable roles include Jason the reporter in Fairy Tail,
Marco the Phoenix in One Piece, Genshiro Saji in High School DxD, Sosuke Sugaya in
Assassination Classroom, Mistugu Yamaji in Three Leaves, Three Colors, Sho Tokugawa in Cheer
Boys!!, Hairo Kineshi in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Denki Kaminari in My Hero Academia, and
Suigin Riku in The Silver Guardian.

In 2013, Kyle decided it was time to move on from the ADR Engineer position and go after a
position he had be interested in more and more: Voice Director. After assistant directing for
Tyler Walker for a few seasons, in 2015 Kyle got to helm his own show, Ultimate Otaku Teacher.
Since then he has passionately directed English dubs for FUNimation including Overlord seasons
1 through 3, Dagashi Kashi seasons 1 and 2, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Ace Attorney
seasons 1 and 2, Hinamatsuri, Hanebado!, Kino’s Journey, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and Izetta:
the Last Witch to name a few. He has also been trusted with the direction for Fairy Tail since
Tyler’s departure from the director position.

This will be Kyle's second appearance with AnimeFest/GameFest

Follow Kyle on Twitch at:

Kyle Hebert
Kyle Hebert
Voice Actor
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include
Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter 5(Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends
(Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and
Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z.  Other fan faves include One Punch Man
(Atomic Samurai) Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), 
Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). 

Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”),
Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”),
World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur
and Resident Evil. He is also the promo voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodcast series of podcasts .

This will be Kyle's sixth appearance with AnimeFest/GameFest

For more info, visit

Robert McCollum
Voice Actor, Producer, and Director
An Arkansas native now living in Dallas, Rob McCollum has been working with FUNIMATION for over twenty years,
voicing over 300 roles going all the way back to teen Goten in DRAGONBALL GT.
Recent notable work includes Reiner in ATTACK ON TITAN, Jellal in FAIRY TAIL, The Wizard King in Black Clover,
Stain in My Hero Academia , Kogami in PSYCHOPASS, and Donquixote Doflamingo in ONE PIECE.

Rob is also the voice of Axton in BORDERLANDS 2, and has done work for the games ORCS MUST DIE and
BORTHERS IN ARMS: EARNED IN BLOOD. Among his personal favorite anime roles are Sweden in HETALIA,
Date Masamune in SENGOKU BASRA, Mifune in SOUL EATER, Kaze in KAZE NO STIGMA, and his first bad guy,
Shinobu Sensui from YU YU HAKUSHO: GHOST FILES.

In addition to acting, McCollum is a father of two and works as a producer and director of corporate communication and commercials
and the creator of the political drama podcast TERMS.

This will be Robert's first appearance with AnimeFest/GameFest

Bryn Apprill
Voice Actor
Bryn Apprill is a Texas-based voice actress who has been involved in the anime dubbing industry since 2013.
She feels incredibly grateful to have been lucky enough to work with studios such asFunimation Entertainment,
Okratron 5000, Sound Candence Studios, and many others over the years; building up a resume of over 150 characters
(and hopefully more to come!).Some of her latest and most recognized roles include
Historia Reiss/Christa Lenz from Attack on Titan, Yotsuba Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets,
Ai Mizuno from Zombieland Saga, μ from Listeners, Miku from Darling in the Franxx, Nene Sakura from New Game,
Hikari Takanashi from Interviews with Monster Girls, Hiyori Iki from Noragami, Ritsu from Assassination Classroom,
Cyan from Show By Rock!!, Tsugumi Harudori from Soul Eater Not!, Ibara Shiozaki from My Hero Academia,
Kotori Itsuka from Date A Live, Meldy from Fairy Tail, Shirahoshi from One Piece, and many more
(for a full list of works visit

She has also lent her voice to several video games including Smite (as Awilix and several of her skins, Playful Bunny Nu Wa, and others),
Errant Heart (as Eva and Priss), a time patroller in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and most recently
Tales of Luminaria as the adorable Amelie Laurence!

This will be Bryn's first appearance with AnimeFest/GameFest

If you’d like to follow Bryn on twitter you can find her at
@Bryn_Apprill or catch her on Twitch at DiagnosedDARLING.

Christopher Wehkamp
Chris Wehkamp
Voice Actor
Voice actor Christopher Wehkamp brings characters to life in anime and video games for studios like FUNimation Entertainment, Rooster Teeth Entertainment, Gearbox Games, Hi-Rez Studios, Big Fish Games, Robot Games and more.

His popular anime roles include Shota 'Eraserhead' Aizawa (My Hero Academia), Takehisa Hinawa (Fire Force), Clover (RWBY), Majora (Dragon Ball Super), Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney), Susumu Kodai (Star Blazers 2199), Solid Silva (Black Clover), Bastille (One Piece), Zed O'Brien (Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond), Kisho Arima and Tatara (Tokyo Ghoul), Ren Akatsuki and Mest Gryder (Fairy Tail), Mori Ougai (Meiji Tokyo Renka), Master (Kakuriyo - Bed & Breakfast for Spirits), Alexis Leskinen (Steins;Gate 0), Shinji Mikuni (City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eye), Phil (Attack on Titan), Shingo Shoji (Initial D Legend 2: Racer), Kiri Putin (Chronos Ruler), Bruno (The Royal Tutor), Sekizan (ALL OUT!!) and Tenka Kumo (Laughing Under The Clouds).

Christopher's video game credits include Katagawa Jr ("Borderlands 3" Gearbox Games), Cutting Edge Ullr, Sun Wukong Infinite Shift and Trickster Loki ("SMITE" Hi-Rez Studios), Gordo the Beaver and Bartles the Frog ("Ready, Set Heroes" Robot Games) and Julien and The Hunchback ("Chimeras: Blinding Love" Big Fish Games).

He is also a partnered Twitch streamer who plays a variety of games and interacts with his community live on stream Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights

This will be Chris' 3rd appearance with AnimeFest/GameFest.

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Drew Edwards
Award Winning Comic Book Writer
Award-winning comic book writer, horror film historian, music journalist, rock promoter, and showman extraordinaire; these are all guises of the creative force known as Drew Edwards. Edwards is a Best of Austin Winner, Ringo Awards Nominee, and member of the Pen America Fellowship of Writers. Best known as the writer and creator of the long-running underground comic book series, Halloween Man, thousands tune in each week to hear him as a cast member of the horror movie podcast, Castle of Horror. Known as “Howlin’” Drew Edwards to many musicians, he’s helped bridge the horror and comic culture worlds with Austin’s legendary music scene with Halloween Man Productions annual “Punk vs. Rockabilly” showcase during SXSW.. Drew currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, musician/activist, Jamie Bahr, and a pair of loveable bunnies.

He has been a regular at AnimeFest since 2014 and is excited to return for 2021!