AnimeFest 2022 AnimeFest Convention Jul 29th – Aug 01st 2022 Sheraton Dallas Hotel

AnimeFest 2022 Guests

Due to a series of accidental events, five young men find themselves in the modern world, surrounded by things they’ve never encountered before.
However, they continue on their journey to accomplish each of their goals by turning to the marvel of the Internet.
Click here to submit your questions for the Luxiem Q&A panel! Deadline to submit is July 20.
Please note: This is an in-person panel and will not be live streamed. The members will be appearing virtually, but the panel itself is physical.

Marissa Lenti
Voice Actor
Marissa Lenti, best known as the voice of Moze (Borderlands 3), is a voice actress who you can also hear in anime roles like Malva (Pokémon Evolutions), Cocotte (Dragon Ball Super), Libra (Fairy Tail), Yuna (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear), Arue (Konosuba), Gray Wolf (Kemono Friends), Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu (NANBAKA), Chiaki Hoshinomori (Gamers!), Mikado Ryoko & Marron (To Love Ru), Mistress Sadie (One Piece), Ilse Langnar (Attack on Titan: Junior High), and Atago & Z1 (Azur Lane), among others! They also appeared in many other video games, like Genshin Impact, Brawl Stars, SMITE, Yandere Simulator, HuniePop 2: Double Date, Freedom Planet 2, A Hat in Time, MechWarrior 5, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more.

This will be Marissa's first time attending AnimeFest!
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Molly Searcy
Molly Searcy
Voice Actor
Molly Searcy is a voice actor for Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation, and Sound Cadence. Her most
recognizable roles are Akame (Akame ga Kill! - Cartoon Network), Rory Mercury (GATE),
Centorea (Monster Musume), Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park), and Mako Reizei (Girls und
Panzer). Molly loves her work and the opportunity to meet and chat with anime fans.--especially
at cons! When she's not in the booth, Molly can be found on stage. She is a Brierley Resident
Acting Company member at Dallas Theatre Center and recently earned her MFA in Acting from

This will be Molly's first time attending AnimeFest!
Ry McKeand
Ry McKeand
Voice Actor
Ry McKeand is a voice actor and Twitch streamer from Dallas. Growing up as a big fan of anime, video
games, and most things nerdy, Ry decided on wanting to become an actor in his mid-teens, going on to perform
theater throughout his time in college. Having gotten his start in voice acting through online forums at a young
age, he moved from South Florida to pursue his long time dream of becoming a professional voice actor at the
age of 20.
Ry has had the to privilege to have provided his voice to many different anime and video games, including
characters such from shows such as Miya Chinen in SK8 the Infinity, Shuichi Kagaya in Gleipnir, Rito Yuki in To
Love Ru, Pica in One Piece, Udo in Attack on Titan, Tyrrell in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions,
and more!
When Ry isn't acting, he's streaming over on his Twitch channel, where he plays video games and interacts
with his followers in all sorts of fun and goofy ways, or playing video games or watching anime in his spare

This will be Ry's first time attending AnimeFest!
Katelyn Barr
Katelyn Barr
Voice Actor
Katelyn Barr has been working in anime and video games since 2013. Her professional career began with Liliana in Log Horizon and has spanned a wide variety of popular series ever since. Currently, Katelyn is best known as the voice of Ryuko “Ryukyu” Tatsuma in My Hero Academia, Ophiuchus Shaina in Saint Seiya, Yami/Golden Darkness and Tearju Lunatique in To Love Ru, Baby 5 in One Piece, and Nikki Hanada in Dr. Stone. Some personal favorite roles of hers are Rim (The Dungeon of Black Company), Hina Hikawa (BanG Dream!), Shoukaku (Azur Lane), Ren Soma (Fruits Basket), Natsumi (Date-a-Live), and Imu (Senran Kagura).
In video games, she can be heard as Niyon from the Granblue Fantasy x Shadowverse universe, Sylma in War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Melinda and various others in Borderlands 3, and several unlockable skins in SMITE.
Katelyn has also worked extensively as a scriptwriter for English dubs, with over 400 episodes of anime adapted to date. Some of the titles on her résumé include Black Clover, Akame ga KILL!, Haikyu!!, and many more.

Katelyn currently resides in Dallas, TX where she works full-time for Funimation, records projects from her home studio, plays drums, and collects Halloween décor.

This will be Katelyn's first time attending AnimeFest!
Dani Chambers
Dani Chambers
Voice Actor
Dani is best known for her roles as “Chise Hatori” in The Ancient Magus' Bride, “Mahoro Shimano” in My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, “Rhyme" in The World Ends WIth You, “Nowa Sugaya” in My Dress-Up Darling and “Reina Aharen” in Aharen-san Is Indecipherable., Other animation credits include “Emilico” in Shadows House, “Raiha Uesugi” in The Quintessentia Quintuplets, “Kokoro Hasegawa” in Smile Down the Runway, and “Hina Satō” in The Day I Became a God, among many others.

This will be Dani's first time attending AnimeFest!

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 variety 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 Apex Legends, Horizon: Forbidden West and 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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Zane Dase
Vtuber Twitch Streamer
Zane is an Asian, Hong Kong Vtuber, English lecturer and variety streamer who mainly holds her streams in English. With a full time job, Zane started streaming in January of 2021.

Your typical Story-Rich RPG fan, she prides herself in voice acting different types of characters (for fun). Having played over 40 prominent Gacha game titles and keeping up with no less than 5 of them daily, Zane’s audience often questions: “Do you even sleep?” Name a gacha game, she’s probably tried it. With fluency and ability in English, Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese, she tries gacha games in all different languages.

With a taste for the newest gacha games releases, Zane dives to try them on the release date for her audience so that she and everyone can have an idea of what it may be like before they decide to give it a try or not. If persuaded, she’ll fumble her way through more action-oriented games and scream at the slightest jumpscare.

Reoccurring titles that you may see on her stream are currently: Arknights, Blue Archive, Cookie Run Kingdom, Genshin Impact, Lost Ark.

Zane may seem like a normal English teacher, switching from her work clothes to her casual clothes depending on the company, but there’s a mysterious little secret around her. In the meantime, welcome to Zane’s class!

Are you ready to become her student?

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Joel McDonald
Voice Director
Joel McDonald has been working full time in VO as an actor, director, producer, and adaptive scriptwriter for over 15 years. He wrote the English scripts for Hunter x Hunter, directed shows like One Piece and Space Dandy, and can be heard as Takumi in Initial D, Minato in Sekirei, Aoyama in MHA, Zeref in Fairy Tail, and tons of others. A few years ago, Joel made the jump to video games and became the very first "VOverlord" at Gearbox Software, where he's directed Borderlands 3 and the subsequent DLCs, the recently released Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and some other super exciting stuff that's still under NDA. He's nice. Say hi.

This will be Joel's first time attending AnimeFest!