Guest Announcement: Kyle Hebert

We’re excited to announce the return of Kyle Hebert for NekoCon 20!

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Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor. Just a few roles you may recognize him from include the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z , Ryu from Street Fighter 5 and Wreck-It Ralph, and Kamina from Gurren Lagann.

To learn more about Kyle and his other roles visit our guest page!

Guest Announcement: Kim and Misty Ormiston

Please welcome cosplay guests and actors, Kim and Misty Ormiston!

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Kim and Misty Ormiston are best known for their roles in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as Leeg 1 and Leeg 2, the badass, devoted sister soldiers in Katniss’s Star Squad “451.” In addition to performing various roles on SyFy they have walked the runways in New York for top brands such as Christian Dior and posed for several magazine spreads on covers such as Maxim. The duo also direct, edit, and write their own short films.

Loves of creativity, versatility, and originality, the twins have the ability to transform from female to male model and have an awesome time rocking this ability when they cosplay. Their favorites include Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd, the Goblin King Jareth and Goblin, and Gambit and Rogue.

To learn more about Kim, Misty, and the rest of our guest line-up, visit our Guests page!

Guest Announcement: Lauren Landa

Please welcome back voice actor Lauren Landa for NekoCon 19!

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For the last 10 years, within the world behind the mic, Lauren is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend: Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V; the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE; the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls; kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia; the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in DrakenGard 3, Nio in Riddle Story of Devil, Nora in Noragami, Karin Kanzuki in Street Fighter V and most recently, the voice of Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media dub of Sailor Moon!

Make sure to visit our guest page for our full line up!

Guest Announcement: Mike McFarland

Please join us in welcoming voice actor Mike McFarland for NekoCon 19!

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Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, Amon in Tokyo Ghoul, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as many others.

Visit our Guests page to learn more about Mike and our other guests!

VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project

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We are excited to announce our Friday concert along with some exclusive opportunities! This year NekoCon will be the first to host VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project!

The VOCAMERICA Concert Project is a live holographic musical event featuring English and Western vocal synthesizers.

The goal of the Kickstarter is to help fund the further production of the VOCAMERICA live concert. This is the first attempt to bring the Western and English VOCALOIDS to the public through a live performance!

Make sure to check out the Kickstarter, because there are some exclusive, limited NekoCon perks up for grabs – including the “Full Access Reward Package” which includes a three-day/two-night stay at the SOLD OUT Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads Hotel, Spa & Convention Center along with other rewards!

So check out the Kickstarter today and we’ll see you in November!

Guest Announcement: Lisle Wilkerson

Now that Spring has sprung and we’re out of hibernation, it’s time for another guest announcement! Please welcome voice actor Lisle Wilkerson!

Lisle WilkersonLisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does voice work is done in both English and Japanese. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro (Tekken series), Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter series, as well as Shenmue II.

To learn more about Lisle and the other guests joining us this year, click here!

Guest Announcement: Bryce Papenbrook

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We know the event has just ended but we’re bringing you a second guest announcement for NekoCon 19! Please welcome voice actor Bryce Papenbrook!

Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, and Adrien/Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug.

To learn more about Bryce and our other guests, make sure to visit our Guests page!

Guest Announcement: Cherami Leigh

CheramiPlease welcome our first official guest announcement for NekoCon 19: voice actor Cherami Leigh!

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including Lucy in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online, Road in D.Gray-man, Lizzie in Black Butler, and Patty in Soul Eater!

To learn more about Cherami, and keep an eye on future guests, visit our Guests page!