Colleen O’Shaughnessey grew up in Troy, MI. From a very young age, she was fascinated with animation. She never missed Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show”, or the “Wonderful World of Disney” and often found herself giving “voices” to animals or babies. At age 12 she began performing in musical theatre productions and continued throughout high school. After a few seasons of summer stock and earning her B.F.A. degree in musical theatre from the University of Michigan, she headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in voice over.
Colleen’s first, official voice over job was a Reporter Barbie book as the voice of Skipper. Shortly after Barbie, she booked her first animated series, “The Kids from Room 402”, followed by “Digimon” where she voiced the role of Sora. She continues to work in the industry voicing cartoon characters, commercials and video games, such as Wildstar, Hitman 5 & 6, Dishonored, Guild Wars 2, Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid IV, Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2, Rogue Galaxy, and Alpha Protocol. Some of her favorite roles include Wasp on “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, Pickles on “Doc McStuffins”, Jazz on “Danny Phantom”, Jodi on “The Life & Times of Juniper Lee”, Suzy on “Zatch Bell”, Yoshi on “Digimon Data Squad”, Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck in “Bleach”, and Ino and Konohamaru on “Naruto”. Colleen is very excited to be working on a brand new series “Sonic Boom”, playing the part of Tails. She can also be heard in the following features “Cars”, “Toy Story 3”, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Monsters University” & the mom in “Monsters University, Party Central short”, “Spirited Away”, “Ponyo” and Jono in “Axel: The Biggest Little Hero”.
Colleen currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the proud mama of two amazing kids who keep her laughing and singing, and give her lots of material for new characters on a daily basis.
David Vincent is an award winning professional Voice Actor / TV Producer based in Los Angeles. He’s lent his voice to hundreds of Animation/Anime episodes, Series and Video Game titles, as well as guest star appearances on hit TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work as VAN in GUN x SWORD. David is currently starring as the Talking Sailor Uniform SENKETSU, on the hit TV Series KILL LA KILL airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and can also be heard in the mega-hit video game SUPER SMASH BROS. as the character Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Well known credits include:
KILL La KILL as SENKETSU
BLEACH as GRIMMJOW JEAGERJAQUES
GILGAMESH/ARCHER in FATE / ZERO
GILGAMESH in FATE/STAY NIGHT Unlimited Blade Works
Li Xingke in CODE GEASS
GUNDAM: The Origin II as Gaia
JO JO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE as Narrator
VAN in GUN X SWORD
Seiji in DURARARA!!
Arthur August Angel in BLUE EXORCIST
Duval in ONE PIECE
Robin in SUPER SMASH BROS. for Nintendo 3DS and SUPER SMASH BROS. for Wii-U
Robin in FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING
STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT as Rebel Alliance
JIN KISARAGI & Hakumen in the hit video game and Anime series BLAZBLUE
MARSHALL LAW & Forest Law in the hit video game franchise TEKKEN
STREET FIGHTER Franchise as T-Hawk
Raymond Vester in RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS
CASTLEVANIA as Richter Belmont.
FINAL FANTASY Crystal Chronicals as Keiss
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G.K. Bowes is multi-talented voice actress whose performances can be heard every day on television, radio, film, animation, anime, video games, toys, and even amusement park rides! She has provided the voice of Barbie for Mattel, Mairu Orihara in Durarara and Durararax2, Senna in “Bleach: Memories of Nobody,” Saori Kawai and Victoria in “Buso Renkin,” the voice of Lupit in the highly acclaimed Marvel Comics anime series “Blade” starring Harold Perrineau in the episode “Island Lights,” and the voice of Kiyal in several episodes of “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.”
In addition to her characters in Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Resident Evil, Guild Wars 2, Dying Light, and the new Minecraft Story Mode, some of her other notable video game credits include the voice of Felicia in “Marvel VS Capcom 3,” the voice of Asuka Kazama in “Street Fighter VS Tekken,” Warachu in “Neptunia,” and Laura Matsuda in Street Fighter V!
G.K. can also be heard in several episodes of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”, “Special Agent Oso”, “Sofia the First”, “Doc McStuffins”, and their new series “The Lion Guard”.
Emmy Award winner Jeff Nimoy adapted, voice directed, and served as story editor for the top-rated Fox Kids show Digimon: Digital Monsters (he also voiced many characters, including Tentomon and Kabuterimon, whom he’s reprising in Digimon: TRI). He also adapted and voice directed the theatrically released 20th Century Fox animated feature Digimon: The Movie, and the television sequel, Digimon: Revenge of Diaboromon for Disney. He served as executive producer and writer on numerous other Fox Kids shows as well. But the anime community also knows him as the voice for the popular character Wolfwood, from the hit cult series Trigun.
Other anime credits include adapting and/or voice directing several popular Cartoon Network series including Naruto, Bleach, Zatch Bell, and Bo-bobo. Also, the animated series Mega Man for KIDS WB; Digimon Data Squad and Robodz, for Disney XD; and “STITCH!” (the new adventures of Stitch from “Lilo & Stitch”) for DISNEY CHANNEL.
Prior to his anime career Jeff was nominated for three Emmy awards in four years, winning once for his comedic work as a writer/producer/voice director for NFL Films Presents on ESPN and Fox. He also wrote the animated feature Pecola, based on the Cartoon Network series.
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Ever the entertainer with an ear-to-ear smile that lights up a room, Kannon Kurowski always knew he wanted to be an actor. Having performed for films, commercials, television, and video games, Kannon has proven to be talented and versatile, with strong improv and comedic skills. While he enjoys performing in all forms of media, providing the voice of the series regular role of Eddie for “Little People” is one of his favorite projects. Kannoncan also be heard along side Jackie Chan and James Hong in the English version of the 2015 Chinese Animated film, “The Monkey King: Hero Is Back”. When Kannon is not acting, he enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard Neil (MoNgR3L)
An anime fan of over twenty years, Richard Neil (MoNgR3L) is a convention panelist who originally hails from the Midwest. With 70+ hours of anime convention panels under his belt, MoNgR3L has presented regularly throughout the past 4+ years across the country at cons such as Anime Weekend Atlanta, Fanime, A-Kon, and more. Most recently a convention fan-panelist guest for Anime Los Angeles 2017, he specializes in creating content that strives to connect the audience members to the material presented. His goals are to create unique fan panels that both entertain and educate; thereby helping to expand the otaku horizons of new fans; and to keep the long-term fans engaged & excited!
When not occupied developing new convention content for his fellow anime fanatics, or catching up on his huge backlog of anime and manga (re: “pile of shame”); MoNgR3L moonlights as an aerospace engineer in the Southern California desert. You can find and connect with him via MAL, Facebook, and at www.mongr3lsmusings.wordpress.com!
Mitch Iverson is a staff writer on DreamWorks Animation’s Voltron Legendary Defender, writer for the Voltron Legendary Defender comic series, and recently sold a feature film screenplay. He loves comic books, giant robots, all things sci-fi, and can frequently be seen browsing the aisles of his local comic book store in Hollywood, CA.
髙橋宗慶 first obtained a license in her late 20’s in Tokyo Japan for both 生花 (Ikebana – the Japanese flower arrangement) and 着付け (Kitsuke – the fitting of Japanese authentic Kimono).
She started taking Tea Ceremony lessons at the same time to educated herself with her authentic roots of Japanese culture.
After obtaining her license she became a renowned Tea Master to complete her journey to fully understanding her culture. 髙橋宗慶 has been teaching, performing, and further studying the Way of Tea -茶道- for many years.
She encourages anyone who is interested in authentic Japanese culture to study Tea Ceremony (茶道). Because the teaching of 茶道 includes Calligraphy, Ceramic Art, Arts and Crafts, Architecture, Ikebana, Incense, Landscaping and a variety of Asian cultural history.
Victor Frost has worked as a professional audio engineer for the last ten years with organizations big and small. Being a performer at heart, he has lectured at geeky conventions all over the United States on a wide variety of subjects but, most frequently, on the use of sound in popular works. Victor is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Television Arts with a focus on Radio Production. He now runs a production company in Los Angeles, FrostWorks, which is dedicated to producing eclectic, educational, and entertaining media.
Les E. Claypool III– Les Claypool has been the owner/operator of Magnitude 8 Post since 1989.
In late 1991, after completing the music score and audio post--production on the Steve Wang film “Kung Fu Rascals”, he was approached by U.S. Renditions and L.A. Hero to provide audio services for their new joint venture of dubbing Anime into English.
Early projects from the “garage studio days” included Orguss, Macross II, Guyver, Black Magic M--66, and the first Giant Robo among others.
Les’ facility eventually grew to encompass multiple rooms, employees, and two locations. Anime credits from this period include (in alphabetic order) Akira, Ambassador Magma, Appleseed, the Armitage series plus the Dual and Poly Matrix movies, Big O, Big O II with 5.1 remixes, the Blackjack series and feature, Castle of Cagliostro, Catnapped, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop 5.1 Remixes, El Hazard, Fist of the North Star, Giant Robo, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, Gundam 0080, 0083, and MS 08th team, Guyver II, Guyver: Dark Hero live action music score, Legend of Black Heaven, Macross Plus, Mysterious Play, Ninja Scroll, Orguss 02, Serial Experiment Lain, Solid State Society feature, Stand Alone Complex 52 episode series, Streetfighter II V series, Streetfighter II feature, TriGun, The Wanderers, Wings of Honneamise, and Wolf’s Rain.
In 2015, Les provided a complete audio restoration, enhancement, and remix of both the Castle of Cagliostro and Streetfighter II features for the new Blu--Ray releases from Discotek. The new Streetfighter II English mix now contains completely re--edited dialog, the original Japanese music score, and numerous fixes and enhancements to the FX track amongst the many other extras included on the disc.
Les E. Claypool III– Les Claypool has been the owner/operator of Magnitude 8 Post since 1989. In late 1991, he was approached by U.S. Renditions and L.A. Hero to provide audio services for dubbing Anime into English. Anime credits from this period include titles such as Akira, Castle of Cagliostro, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop 5.1 Remixes, Ghost in the Shell, Gundam 0080, and TriGun. In 2015, Les provided a complete audio restoration, enhancement, and remix of both the Castle of Cagliostro and Streetfighter II features for the new Blu Ray releases from Discotek.
Mary Claypool – Having majored in English Literature and Journalism in college, Mary always sought opportunities to write. In 1994, she got her first chance to write an ADR script for episode 3 of the anime classic, Giant Robo. This launched her 22-year career writing dubbing scripts for animation and live action. Mary has written for numerous Japanese animated projects including Ghost in the Shell, Street Fighter II, Big O, Ah! My Goddess, Cowboy Bebop, The Castle of Cagliostro, and Code Geass.
Mary Claypool – Having majored in English Literature and Journalism in college, Mary always sought opportunities to write. In 1994, when the late ADR director, Kevin Seymour, was looking for new writers, Mary jumped at the opportunity to work with him. She got her first chance to write an ADR script for episode 3 of the anime classic, Giant Robo. Deemed a success by Kevin, this launched her 22-year career writing dubbing scripts for animation and live action.
Over the past two decades, Mary has written for numerous Japanese animated projects including Wings of Honneamise, El Hazard, Catnapped, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence, SAC: Solid State Society, Dot Hack, Devil May Cry, Bushido Blade, Street Fighter II, Black Jack, Big O, Armitage (features and series), Ah! My Goddess, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, The Castle of Cagliostro, Resident Evil: Degeneration, Code Geass, Kekkaishi, and Laws of the Universe.
Mary continues to work as a freelance ADR writer for animation and live action projects. She also contributes articles for print and online magazines and is currently working on her own book endeavors.
Being a rabid anime fan from an early age it was only a matter of time before she got sucked into the world of cosplay. Attending her first Anime Convention in 2000, she left with cosplay plans for the next year! Since then cosplay has offered her many opportunities and she gone on to become a multi-award winning and Internationally known Cosplayer. She has also been on Masquerade staff, judged several events, was a Crunchyroll Ambassador and is known as Rooster Teeth’s Official Yang from RWBY (at SDCC). SpacePizzaCosplay is excited to be returning to Hanadoki-con to share cosplay with you all!
Barry V. Go
Barry V Go is a costume designer, cosplay wig stylist and cosplay entertainer based in San Diego, CA. From a very young age Barry loved costumes and dressing up. While attending his first convention in 2009 he discovered the world of cosplay and fell in love with it. Over the years he crafted his cosplay talents and over time built a successful business in the cosplay community, styling over the top wigs for cosplayers all around the world. His intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide recognition being featured on Magazines, websites and TV shows like Cosmode, LA Fox News, I09, and G4. He was predominantly featured on yahoo’s main page for best costumes of Anime Expo as well as being featured on Kotaku.com best cosplays of the year two years in row for his Mario and Luigi Cosplays. He also starred in the MTV Network Docu-Series True Life (I’m Living Anime). The MTV show focused on his Anime lifestyle and his growing cosplay wig styling business.
Cameo Amalthea is a lawyer by training and a geek by nature. She made her cosplay debut at San Diego Comic Con 2009 and has been running panels since 2010. She strives to bring engaging, thought provoking and entertaining programming to every venue be in a local con or an international one. From organizing groups for interactive cosplay shows to presenting educational lectures, to hosting forums for fandom meet ups and discourse, CameoAmalthea’s programming fills a variety of niches but always leaves her audience eager for more.
Countess Autumn Lynn
Countess Autumn Lynn is a San Diego cosplayer who has been active in the cosplaying world since she was 7 years old. Over the years she has been crafting her talents and getting involved in many projects including modeling, makeup, wigs, props,and film. Autumn has even working alongside companies such as Dreamworks animation and 3mac studios. She works as a character performer and has gotten the chance to travel all around the USA to perform as well as all over California.She adores working in horror finding the whole community as her true passion. Her first film that she worked with was with the film “red velvet” at age 14 playing it’s horrifying killer at conventions named “The Maniac.” However, she is most well known for her Elvira impersonations not leaving a stage empty in October. With her quick wit and comedy she has even gotten a few laughs out of the real Elvira Cassandra Peterson.She also has worked as a hostess for the tv show “heavy metal television”. Autumn is also an ex-costume designer for SeaWorld San Diego. Recently she was featured on an MTV show “I’m living anime.” Autumn has also worked alongside tons of haunted houses where she is able to use her skills to build sets and props, use makeup, wigs, costumes as well as acting. Autumn spends her time as a cosplay ambassador for LGBT community working along with prism comics. Autumn is also apart of many charities as a humanitarian and animals rights activist. Autumn is most happy to use her costume skills and character performing to dress as superheroes and princesses to bring smiles to the faces of children at Rady’s children hospital, Scarlett’s kids foundation, make a wish foundation, and Ronald McDonald house. She also recently has teamed with San Diego Blood bank with her Elvira cosplay to get more people to donate in October and to become lifelong donors! She loves to make new friends so feel free to come up and say hi!
Jimmy has been cosplaying since 2010 and has become a known staple in the Disney cosplay community for bringing character’s such as Peter Pan, Flynn Rider, and Kristoff to life. He was honored at the Disney’s D23 Convention in 2013 with an award in their costume contest for his cosplay of Prince Edward from Enchanted. His recent series of Sailor Moon cosplays have been quite popular online and were also featured on the recent Blu-Ray release of the series. His genderbent variations on popular characters have been making a splash in the community as well. Recently, Jimmy appeared on Barry V Go’s MTV’s True Life: “I’m Living Anime.” Also as an actor and singer, Jimmy is hired to perform at children’s birthday parties and other large events all over southern California through Epic Character Parties.
Mochi Maid Cafe
“Inspired by the maid cafes in Akihabara, Japan, Mochi Cafe entertains guests through games, dance, song, and occasionally cuisine. Unlike the traditional black and white attire, maids and butlers of Mochi Cafe bring a colorful and unique brand of cultural entertainment for all ages. Mochi Cafe is an eclectic blend of Japanese pop culture, cosplay, and the celebration of friendship and fun while seeking to keep a family friendly environment. Mochi Cafe strives to bring a unique experience of Japanese Maid Cafes to the United States so all fans of Japan and Japanese Culture could enjoy.”