Guests

Many great guests are going to be attending this year. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website. Some guests may charge for autographs/photographs.


Marcus M. Mauldin

Marcus M. Mauldin is known for many things. Marcus started his acting career in live theater, winning awards for Best Lead Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, along with a Dallas Area Critics’ Award. Additionally, he has traveled the United States in 2 National Theatrical Tours. Marcus has focused on television with recurring roles on The Good Guys as Det. Lang., and Dallas (the reboot) as Det. Ronnie Bota. Other television accolades include such shows as Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Walker Texas Ranger, Chase, American Crime, and Queen Sugar as James Gipson.

Marcus has had success in film work with supporting and lead roles to include; Seth Collins in “Gallow’s Road”, Wayman in the award winning film “Miss Junteenth”, Roderick in “Never Goin Back”, Teddy in “All Roads to Perla”, Coach Clyde in “Forsaken”, and the soon to be released, “The Pope Drops In”. Where you guessed it, Marcus is The Pope. Marcus also turned to Voicework where he has done many commercials for McDonalds, Zales, Schlotzsky’s, Dr. Pepper, Wright Brand Bacon, Golden Chick, and Liberty Tax. His first game was Deus Ex where he voiced several minor characters. Marcus then followed  up with voicework as Super Fly Johnson in Daikatana, Captain Perry in Terminator Dawn of Fate, Hero (Cocky) in Dragon Ball Z, Ultimate Tenkaichi, and Mal’Damba in Paladins (Champions of the Realm). In Anime Marcus has done Kakuzzo and Former Pro Boxer in the Appare-Ranman series and the characters Gil and the Goblin King in the Kuma,Kuma,Kuma Bear series.

However, the characters that has brought Marcus worldwide notoriety and a loyal and loving fanbase is the original Borderlands, along with the entire series, including the DLC’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep and Bunkers and Bad Asses. 

Will there be more DLC’s and games?  This is a great possibility!  So you can look forward to hearing the voice of “The Berserk Merc”, “The Doorman”, “MeatSlab”, “Santa Brick”, and “Brick” The SlabKing.  Or, should I say, BRICK as himself…Marcus M. Mauldin. 


Kent Williams

Kent, a native Texan and long-time Dallas resident, received a BFA in acting at Southern Methodist University in 1987, and has since cultivated a dynamic career in the performing arts. A Telly Award winning puppeteer, Kent currently serves as Producing Director with LTDM Entertainment and regularly performs its repertoire of storybook classics and high-intensity variety shows at Geppetto’s Marionette Theater at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and at the State Fair of Texas as a featured performer in 2019. As a stage actor and teaching artist in puppetry and Japanese kabuki theater, Kent has served with the Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Dallas ISD. 

Kent is a seasoned commercial broadcast and voice over actor represented by the Mary Collins Agency and can be heard in a variety of media including radio spots for Orkin, Mutual of Omaha and Diet Dr. Pepper. Kent has an extensive host of voice acting credits in over 200 video game and anime titles. Some of Kent’s most notable roles are, Dr. Gero, Tao, Supreme Kai, Kibito Kai, and Elder Kai as seen on DBZ, Blue Ogre (Jorge Sao Tome) and Chuu on Yu Yu Hakusho, Hatori Soma on Fruits Basket, Mr. Compress on My Hero Academia, Sid on Soul Eater, Father on Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Ghira on RWBY, Surge on Red vs. Blue, Mao on Darker Than Black, Captain Kuro, Shura and Clover on One Piece, Judge on Ace Attorney, Jura on Fairy Tale, Deus ex Machina on Future Diary and Byakuya on Dr. Stone.


Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress that quickly developed a niche voice for strong females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), My Hero Academia (Nana Shimura), Zombieland Saga (Yugiri), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Dragonball Xenoverse (Towa), Attack on Titan (Traute), Blood Battlefront Blockade (KK), Pop Team Epic (Pipimi), Show by Rock (Darudayu), Dimension W (Mary), Smile at the Runway (Shizuku), Kakuriyo:Bed and Breakfast for Spirits (Ritsuko), Ace Attorney (Morgan Fey), Human Lost (Madam), Rolling Girls (Shima), Pyscho-Pass (Dominator), Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Boar / Toshiko Ino), Code Realize (Alexandria Victoria), Heroic Legend of Arslan (Queen Tahamenay), Restaurant to Another World (Red Queen), Lupin the 3rd (Cicciolina), King of Thorn (Katherine), Castletown Dandelion (Satsuki Sakurada), .hack Quantum (Shamrock), Eden of the East (Juiz), Desert Punk (Junko), School Rumble (Itoko Osakabe), A Certain Magical Index (Sherry Cromwell), Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (Momoko), Spice and Wolf II (Eve), Fractale (Moeran), Hero Tales (Choka), Oh! Edo Rocket (Oise), Rideback (Tamayo Kataokon), Bamboo Blade (Yoshikawa), Moonphase (Elfriede), Negima (Mana), King of Thorn (Katherine), Solty Rei (Miranda Maverick), Aquarion (Sophia), Basilisk (Kagero), Blassreiter (Sasha Jobson), Heroic Age (Lecty Leque), Gunslinger Girl (Flanca), Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (Oruha), Witchblade (Nora), Black Cat (Echidna Parass), Crayon Shin-chan (Nanako), Glass Fleet (B.B.), Dragonaut (Yuuri Kitajima), Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament (Jane), Mushi-shi (Yahagi), Rumbling Hearts (Dr. Kozuki ), and Trinity Blood (Mirielle).

Stephanie’s game projects include the role of “Towa” in Dragon Ball Z – Kakarot, “Nisha the Lawbringer” in Boderlands: The Pre Sequel, as well as the “Sheriff of Lynchwood” in Borderlands II. She voices “Towa” in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (1 and 2), along with the lead female vocals (singing) in Ms. Splosion Man, “NuWa” in Smite, “Weaver” in Orcs Must Die! In Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smilely, Stephanie is the female vocalist in the “Brad” theme song, as well as the voice of the Viking hottie, “Nordya”. Other gaming credits include Fiona” in Spike Out, Battlestreet and “Selket” in Unreal Championship II, The Liandri Conflict. Stephanie can also be heard singing theme songs for Dragon Ball GT, Negima, One Piece, and as her character Oruha in Tsubasa.

As a singer/songwriter, Stephanie enjoys lending her signature, soulful vocals, along with her guitarist husband David, to the Dallas-based pop/jazz band, The Brehms (www.thebrehmsband.com). Stephanie is also a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Theatre Performance. Her love of performing lead her to work extensively on the stage, as well as on both sides of the camera with the production house, Blue Logic (www.bluelogicproductions.com), as well 12Forward Productions and HGTV. Stephanie is a two-time nominee for the Dallas Theatre League’s Leon Rabin Award for her work in the Dallas Theatre Community, and she is represented by The Horne Agency.

For the latest, follow her on Twitter – @stephyoungbrehm or Facebook – Stephanie Young Voice Actress, and Instagram – Stephanie Young Voice Talent.


Jay Hickman

Jay began his career in anime in the 1990s, when he landed his first role at ADV Films in Master of Mosquiton. Since then, he has appeared in more than 100 titles with studios including ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Okratron 5000, and others. As a character actor, Jay has been able to voice a broad variety of colorful roles, with the occasional romantic lead thrown in for good measure. His notable credits over the past two decades are Mechazawa in Cromartie High School, Spitfire in Air Gear, Sho Zama in Aura Battler Dunbine, Shiryu in Saint Seiya, Chuu and Hammond in One Piece, Kagetane Hiruko in Black Bullet, Chief Kurama in Elfen Lied, Koji in Generator Gawl, Toru Watanabe in Excel Saga, The Fool in Kaleido Star, Crusty in Log Horizon, SSS in Madlax, Dera Mochimazzi in Tamako Market, Sanetoshi Watase in Penguindrum, Prince Mytho in Princess Tutu, and Giraffe in Revue Starlight, among many others.

Jay’s voice has also been featured in the live action features Dark Water, Synesthesia, Conduct Zero, The Fuccons, Touching Wild Horses, Gamera – Attack of Legion, as well as in the video game Unlimited Saga.

Jay had his Toonami debut playing Dr. Stylish in Akame ga KILL!, followed by Shiro Kuramori in Parasyte – the maxim, Joichiro Yukihira in Food Wars!, and most recently, Taneo Tokuda in My Hero Academia.


Christine Auten

Christine Auten started her career in anime back in the crazy 1990’s. In the over 20 years since she has been fortunate enough to have worked on hundreds of anime and live action titles as a voice actor, scriptwriter and voice director.

Some of her more familiar anime characters include Esdeath in Akame ga KILL!, Eia Arakawa in Doreiku (The Devil’s Line), Anna Winehouse in Hero Mask, Miranda in Venus Wars, Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh, Izumi Curtis in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Priss” Asagiri in Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Barbara Fuccon in The Fuccons Oh Mikey!, Teresa in Claymore, Angelica Burns in Coyote Ragtime Show, Diana in Eden of the East, Keiichirou in Ghost Stories, Hope and Lady Death in Lady Death, Ozen in Made in Abyss, Limelda Jorg in Madlax, Azalie in Orphen, Edel and Uzura in Princess Tutu, Elvy Hadhiyat in RahXephon, Kurenai in Samurai Gun, Sister Noélle Bor in Trinity Blood, Maria in Vexille

Some other titles include: A Tree of Palm, A.D. Police, Air, Air Gear, Angelic Layer, Aquarian Age, Aura Battler Dunbine, BASToF Syndrome, Chrono Crusade, Cyberteam in Akihabara, D.N.Angel, Divergence Eve, E’s Otherwise, Elfen Lied, Excel Saga, Full Metal Panic!, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, Godannar, Moby Dick, Kaleido Star, Martian Successor Nadesico, Misaki Chronicles, My Beautiful Girl Mari, Negima!, Neo Ranga, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Noir, One Piece, Pani Poni Dash, Peacemaker, Princess Nine, Rune Soldier, Saint Seiya, Saiyuki, Samurai, Shadow Skill, Sister Princess, Sorcerer Hunters, Steel Angel Kurumi, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super GALS!, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Utawarerumono, Wandaba Style, Yesterday, and Yugo the Negotiator.


John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for over 20 years, providing voices for dozens of popular anime titles for Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and more. John’s most popular roles include Gentle Criminal in My Hero Academia, Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Roland Chapelle in Food Wars, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, and D in Sentai’s recent re-release of Vampire Hunter D (Nomination – Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film, 2015). Other roles include Nakeshi Hirokawa in Parasyte: The Maxim, General Liver in Akame Ga Kill!, as well as roles in Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, Black Clover, Fire Force, Log Horizon and many others.

A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked on the supplemental materials for ADV’s 2010 release of Halo Legends and for FUNimation’s release of Assassination Classroom Vol 2. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School of Drama.


Kiba Walker

Reno raised, Texas bound, Kiba Walker always knew he would be a performer. Starting out in stage, film, and commercial, Kiba performed in Los Angeles with RAGE Entertainment Complex, and was able to start his path on becoming a musician and entertainer. In 2008, he and his family moved to Reno, where he continued his studies in dance, theatre, and music all the way through college. At that point, he had discovered his love of voice over work, starting out in projects like EARTHLOCK (Amon/Gnart) and the HAUNTED HOTEL franchise.

In 2016, Kiba won Bang Zoom’s Open Call at Anime Expo, and began pursuing his career in voice over more seriously and professionally. He decided to move to Texas and began working mostly in anime and video game work with Funimation and Bang Zoom Entertainment.

His most notable anime roles are: CIDER HOUSE LEADER in My Hero Academia, the younger half of the FOOTE BROTHERS in Edens Zero, MAKIO TANIHARA in HoriMiya, CAIUS LAO BISTAIL in The Titan’s Bride, SCYLLA IO in Saint Seiya, JADE in Magatsu Wahrheit, PAPLO ESPUMA in Black Clover, a portion of the MUMPS VIRUS in Cells at Work!!, IRIE in Skate Leading Stars, GOTE in Back Arrow, DIANA in Case File No.221 Kabukicho, TSUKANO RYOU in Junji Ito Collection, CHRISTMAS ROSE in BOFURI!, and KEBONO in Cautious Hero.

You can also hear his voice in various other titles such as RADIANT, FRUITS BASKET, TO LOVE RU, O MAIDENS IN YOUR SAVAGE SEASON, SORCEROUS STABBER ORPHEN, GARO VANISHING LINE, CARD CAPTOR SAKURA CLEAR CARD, AKUDAMA DRIVE, ALL OUT, ID:INVADED, BOOGIEPOP AND OTHERS, QUINTESSENTIAL QUINTUPLETS, KEMONO MICHI RISE UP, YU-NO, MIX, and more.

In video games, his most notable credits are: XU LIUISHI, WYRATT, ZEXUAN in Genshin Impact, KEITARO NAGANE and YOSHINORI NAGIRA in Camp Buddy, SOTA KOBAYASHI in Full Service, FATHER KARVER and FRANCIS HALE in Something in the Dark, PULSE WILLIAMS in Contra Returns, SYD in Mister Versatile, KENTA in To Trust an Incubus, CAIUS in Gyee, and CENTRIAN, DJ MUTE, THRILLA KILLA, NUNCHAKU NINJA and TINKERER in Popup Dungeon.

Kiba is the President and COO of ASCENDENT ANIMATION, helming the ADR Direction and Scriptwriting for ISHIDA & ASAKURA and THE TITAN’S BRIDE.

A full list of credits for Kiba is available on his website at kibawalkervoices.com or follow him on Twitter for more information @justkibawalker


Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter is new to the scene but rising fast. His most notable work is on GameStop TV, a frequent content creator for ALL-IN. He’s also known for his work on shows such as THE SAINT’S MAGIC POWER IS OMNIPOTENT and AKUDAMA DRIVE.

His most notable video game work includes: Legend of the Phoenix as DUGUXIN, SONG YU, and ZHEN QI, Soul Land Reloaded as WAR GOD DAI MUBAI, ZHAO WUJI, YOUNG OSCAR, and YU XIAO GANG, Full Service as LENGA VALENTINE, Camp Buddy as NAOTO HAMASAKI/ARCHER SPRINGFIELD, Mister Versatile as LASCIVION, CHEF, FISHMONGER, SHINOBI JIJI, INQUISITOR, SWISS HAND and MECHANIC in Popup Dungeon, THE SPEAKER in The Divine Speaker, MOMO in Dear Monster, and additional voices in Contra Returns.

He is the English dub voice of ASAKURA in Ishida & Asakura, and the VP of ASCENDENT ANIMATION.

If you want to learn more about Cole, you can check out his Twitter @LordAzria or his website at colefeuchter.com.


Jeremy Inman

Jeremy Inman has been Voice Acting and Directing in Anime for 20 years. Starting with Android 16 in Dragonball Z, he has gone on to voice many other fan favorites in multiple shows. Currently Captain Obi in Fire Force, now on Toonami, as well as Magne in My Hero Academia, also on Toonami. More noted roles include JJ in Yuri! On Ice! , Taurus in Fairy Tail and Magellan in One Piece. Along with Voice Acting Jeremy is a Director at Funimation and has helmed such awesome projects like Golden Kamuy, My Roommate is a Cat, Saga of Tanya the Evil, and much more.


Whitney Rodgers

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! . Whitney has just recently been announced as “Lotta Hart” in FUNimations “Ace Attorney” and has played many other characters including: “Margaret” in One Piece, “Artemis” from Maria the Virgin Witch, “Amelia Evans” in Freezing Vibration, and more. Whitney has also lent her voice to SMITE for the playable characters of “Ordo Solarus Amaterasu” and “Leona Genesis Jet Pack Fighter.” When she is not actively recording voice-overs, Whitney enjoys: going to the gym, drinking gallons of coffee, watching cutthroat kitchen, playing Tetris Attack, and giving her cat Chihiro too much attention. You can follow her on Instagram: Whitney_Rodgers_Model or on Facebook: Whitney Rodgers Voice Actress.


Texan Heat Nerdlesque

Established February 12th, 2016, Texan Heat Nerdlesque is one of the first nerdlesque-centric troupes based in Texas! Proudly queer-owned, we aim to share performances from individuals just as diverse as the fandoms where each of us reside! For Anime Dallas 2021, we are coming full circle and showcasing some femme fatale favourites, both old and new, with “Waifu Wonderland”! Our femmes and thems will be performing as some of our favourite waifus from anime, video games, and more! We hope you enjoy the show!


Goisagi

Goisagi is a fast-paced taiko group from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  Goisagi means Night Heron in Japanese, a bird which inspired the group. Founded in 2013, by Sean Ibanez, Goisagi members share over 30 years combined taiko and percussion experience that has entertained and astounded audiences at marathons, corporate team building events, sports intermissions, weddings, and festivals. The four core members of Goisagi are Sean Ibanez, who also builds the taiko and composes; Kena Sosa, performer and Public Relations; Jay Cantu, performer and sound engineer; and Kris Wong, performer and creator of Goisagi merchandise. Goisagi performs only originally composed music with visual choreographed movements that make their taiko set unique and invigorating. The group is also open to creating team building classes, workshops, and collaborations with other percussion or musical groups.  Goisagi can be found on their Youtube channel for videos, on Facebook and Instagram for contact and updates, as well as Soundcloud. Goisagi will be recording their first EP soon.


Gareth West

Gareth is an actor, model, and voice actor based out of Texas. Some notables roles of his include; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Lizard Misty in Saint Seiya, 2D in Golden Time, Akihiro Tsukaba in Chihayafuru, Tomoaki Yamagishi in O Maidens In Your Savage Season, and Dinkuron in Log Horizon. He is also cast as the role of Jason Lee Scott, the Red Power Ranger in the upcoming release “Red Rising: A Power Rangers Fan Film”. When not making anime voices or acting, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out. Because there is nothing he likes more than getting enthusiastic, and making new friends!


Freddie Heinz

Freddie Heinz: Voice actor for cartoons, anime and audiobooks, you’ve heard him in visual novels such as “Highway Blossoms” as Joseph, audiobooks for “Manifest a Fairy’s Tale” and anime, like “My Hero Academia” as the doctor in season 3, winner of the first “Now Voice This!” and judged for the second iteration. He’s back with more tales to tell and more laughs to share! His latest projects include “Kamanai” playing as Sam, Minori’s best friend & the thrilling new fantasy “Ashener’s Calling” by David Partelow.


Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly is an American actress and voice actress for Sentai Filmworks and Funimation Entertainment. Christina attended the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance, and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. In Houston Texas she’s appeared on stage at A.D. Players, Unity Theatre and The Catastrophic Theatre. Christina is also represented by The Pastorini Bosby Agency. Some of her roles in anime include Nanami in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Mikan in The Demon Girl Next Door, Saya in BanG Dream, Mermaid Thetis in Saint Seiya, Koko Kaga in Golden Time, Ichika Takatsuki in Waiting in the Summer, Claudine Saijo in Revue Starlight, Iroha Igarashi in Real Girl, Mikoto Kondo in Kampfer, Shizuku in My Girlfriend is a Shobitch, Run Jewelria in To Love-Ru, Yumiko Miura in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Fu Sagami in Release the Spyce, Padparadscha in Land of the Lustrous, Sylphonford Tachibana in Himouto! Umaru-chan,Yamato in Kancolle, Loki in Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?, Satone Shichimiya in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions- Heart Throb, Mine in Akame Ga Kill and Alice Nakiri in Food Wars! Behind the Voice Actors nominated Christina for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the year in 2015 and 2017 for Best Supporting Role in Himouto Umaru-Chan. Follow Christina on Instagram @itschristinakelly and Twitter @ChristinaMarieK


Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle is an American actor. His birth was foretold by a swallow, in a remote location in Orlando, Florida. At the moment he burst forth from the womb a new star formed and illuminated the sky, the seasons suddenly changed from winter to spring, and a double rainbow appeared. At three weeks old he had learned to walk and by eight weeks he was talking. His voice over career began soon after. He was raised in Austin, TX, which was retroactively named after him.

He has since voiced hundreds of characters in English dubbed anime including: Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul), Marco Bodt (Attack on Titan), Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom), Pele Popolo (Plunderer), Monoma (My Hero Academia), Ishigami (Kaguya-sama), Subaru (My Roommate is a Cat), Leek (Dragonball Super: Broly), Sour/Dyrasem (Dragonball Super), Goro (Darling in the Franxx) Avilio Bruno (91 Days), Seborga (Hetalia), Raspberry (Dragon Ball Z), Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun), and Ichirohiko (The Boy and the Beast). He voices lead roles in many other shows including: Is This a Zombie, Guilty Crown, D-Frag, Gonna Be The Twin-Tail, Prince Of Stride, Prison School, Tamo No-Rin, ACCA, Maria the Virgin Witch, Snow White with the Red Hair, Trickster, Shangri-La, Cross Ange, My Love Story, and the movie Human Lost. You can also hear him in video games such as: Borderlands 3, Smite, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2.

Austin currently resides in Dallas, TX, where he enjoys his leisure time as a master golfer, after picking up the game for the first time in 2016 when he shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. He subsists on a humble diet and employs a servant to inspect every grain of rice that is served to him; any with the most minor of flaws is discarded. He has never used a toilet as his body recycles everything it consumes with flawless efficiency. Also, he invented the hamburger.


Olivia Swasey

Olivia Swasey started working in anime when she was just a kid doing bit parts and walla. In 2018 she graduated into larger roles such as: 3D Kanojo Real Girl (Ishino); Release the Spyce (Katrina); Revue Starlight (Maya Tendo); and 7Seeds (Ran). She has also appeared in BanG Dream! (Yukina Minato), Bloom Into You (Midori Igarashi), Land of the Lustrous (Morga), and To Love-ru (Aya). She loves doing yoga and making brownies. She is always looking forward to her next project!


swasey

Chairman of Anime Dallas, John Swasey started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with Sentai Films, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, ADV Films, and many others. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitt” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime. Being the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as All for One in My Hero Academia, Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, as well as roles in numerous live action films including the ever popular spoof Lake Texarkana Gamera.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has recently directed include Ushio and Tora, Squid Girl, Flip Flappers, Revue Starlight and Doreiku. In addition to anime, John has acted in hundreds of radio and tv commercials and several films including the cult fav Dazed and Confused.


Meet your board members.

  • John Swasey
  • Jay Hickman
  • Christine Auten

Many guests will be happy to sign autographs and take photos with fans at the convention, though please note some may charge. Though the board members may be busier than usual, we want to bring fans and industry members like ourselves closer together.