Guest Announcement: Shoestring Scientists

What Halloween bash would be complete without some mad scientists! Nekocon is pleased to announce Shoestring Scientists.
Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts. Since then, this group of intrepid (and slightly mad) creatives have presented panels and workshops to packed-out rooms at numerous conventions

Guest Announcement: Robbie Daymond

Our last announcement for the weekend and to finish out the entire LAVA casting group, Robbie Daymond!

In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of
Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also
played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, Joe Kido in
Digimon Adventure tri., Chrollo in HxH, Ren Tsuruga in Skip Beat, Leon Lau in
Last Hope, Izuminomkami in Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, Gilthunder in Seven
Deadly Sins, Ide in FLCL Progressive and voiced other shows such as: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Naruto Shippuden, Occultic Nine, Baki, Tales of Zestiria the X, Cyborg 009, K: Return of Kings, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online 2, God Eater, TerraforMARS, Magi: the Adventures of Sinbad, Durararax2, Charlotte, Lupin the 3rd , Aldnoah Zero,Your Lie in April, Glitter Force, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals & more. There are also a several others coming up that he can’t mention quite yet…

Robbie is very active in the realm of western animation as well. He stars as
series-lead in several shows such as: the current voice of Spider-man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Animated Universe (Marvel’s Spider-man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble & Black Panther), Sway Sway in Breadwinners, Blake in Get Blake, & Tink in Bottersnikes and Gumbles. He has guest-starred and reoccurred on other popular cartoons like, Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, OK-KO Let’s be Heroes, Pinky Malinky, Costume Quest, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Ever After High, Little People and The Tom & Jerry Show. He has also voiced characters in several feature films, including Shoya in A Silent Voice, Me in I Want to Eat You Pancreas, Toneri Otsutsuki in Naruto the Last, Mitsuki in Boruto; Naruto the Movie, Porta in Patema Inverted, Lino is Gundam the Origin III, Leo in Barbie: Starlight Adventures and the Fairy Cronies in Strange Magic, among others.

Robbie’s also a staple in the video game industry, and can be heard in Final
Fantasy XV as Prompto, Tales of Zestiria as Sorey, Persona 5 as Akechi, Fist of
the North Star: Lost Paradise as Kenshiro, Pokemon GO as Professor Willow,
League of Legends as Kayn, Just Cause 4 as Oscar Espinosa, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan as Michelangelo, Spyro Reignited as Hunter the Cheetah, Agents of Mayhem as August Gaunt, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite as Spider-man, State of Decay 2, Marvel Heroes United, Telltale's Walking Dead, Final Fantasy Type-0, Wario Ware Gold, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Division, Nier Automata, Fire Emblem: Echoes, Fire Emblem: Heroes, God Eater 1 & 2, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Friday the 13 th , Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, The Lego Movie Videogame, Technomancer, Trials of Cold Steel II, Shining Resonance Refrain, Akiba’s Beat, Masquerada, Aion, Stella Glow, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Atelier Sophie, Exist Archive, Grand Chase, Skyforge, Forbidden Magna, Lineage 2, Etrian Odyssey Untold II, Blade & Soul, Fairy Fencer F and many more!

Social Media & Websites:
https://www.instagram.com/robbiedangerous/
https://twitter.com/robbiedaymond
https://www.facebook.com/robbiedaymondofficial/
http://www.robbiedaymond.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2837894/
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/robbie-daymond/

Guest Announcement: Max Mittelman

As teased, the second of the three Guest announcements this weekend for Nekocon, we are proud to announce Max Mittelman!

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life to the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN DEADLY SINS. A Los Angeles native, Max has been entertaining audiences from behind the mic, onstage, and in front of the camera since he was in high school. His fearlessness has been the foundation for his versatility and he’s enjoyed creating a wide range of characters for TV animation and video games. Other notable roles include: FIRE EMBLEM (Leo, Gray, Kaden, Forrest, Gordin), MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN (Harry Osborn), YOUR LIE IN APRIL (Kousei), KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 (Luxu), BEN 10 (Overflow), FALLOUT 4 (Zeke), HUNTERxHUNTER (Meruem), MOB PSYCHO 100 (Ritsu), BUNGO STRAY DOGS (Atsushi), TRANSFORMERS (Blurr), JUSTICE LEAGUE: ACTION (Jimmy Olsen), ELENA OF AVALOR (Bobo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Prince Farondis), MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC (Yunan), STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT (Quarren), ALDNOAH.ZERO (Inaho), BORUTO (Konohamaru), SAO II (Jun), GUNDAM: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS (Ein), STAR OCEAN 5 (Fidel), GUNDAM: THUNDERBOLT (Io), TALES OF BERSERIA (Shigure), STARCRAFT II (Stone), ATELIER: ESCHA & LOGY (Logy), DURARARAx2 (Shijima), DORAEMON (Soby), HALO 5 (Rooker), SKYLANDERS (Panderghast). With plans to become a doctor, Max studied science for four years at USC. Yet he ultimately received his degree from the Theatre Department because he always found himself drawn to what fulfills him the most: creating worlds and telling stories through performance.

Twitter & IG: @maxmittelman

Guest Announcement: Ray Chase

Nekocon is proud to announce the first of three Voice Actor announcements this weekend, Ray Chase!

 

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius from TALES OF BERSERIA, Roy/Gaius/Alphonse/Fernand from FIRE EMBLEM, Eve from NIER AUTOMATA, and his most celebrated role as the Subway Announcer in PERSONA 5. He’s also made appearances in GOD OF WAR, MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA, HORIZON: ZERO DAWN, DEUS EX: MD, XENOBLADE CHRONICLES X, and TYRANNY. His anime roles include Roswaal in RE:ZERO, Keith Flick in B: THE BEGINNING,, Puri Puri Prisoner in ONE PUNCH MAN, Yuu Otosaka in CHARLOTTE, Yukiatsu in ANOHANA: THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY, Howzer in SEVEN DEADLY SINS, Hanzo/Squala in HUNTER x HUNTER, Rubber Soul in JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, as well as joining the casts of YOUR NAME, BERSERK, MOB PSYCHO 100, GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS, BLUE EXORCIST, FAIRY TAIL, and many others! He is a proud founding member of the comedy and gaming troupe Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying (LAVA), which he shares with fellow actors Max MIttelman and Robbie Daymond

Guest Announcement: Kevin T. Collins

Nekocon is proud to announce Kevin T. Collins as a Guest this year!

Kevin T. Collins began his career on stage at the ripe old age of six. In 1997, Kevin applied and was accepted to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying CAP21 Musical Theater studio followed by Stonestreet Film and Television. The beginnings of Kevin’s career can be found on the stage in shows such as Angels, Paradise Lost, Love for the Boy, Les Miserables and Twelve Angry Men.

At the same time as his stage performances, Kevin began working as a voice actor in different anime series such as Griffith from Berserk, Shin from The Gokusen, Professor Go in Giant Robo, Aburatsubo in Magic User’s Club, Shirogarusu in Samurai Deeper Kyo, and Senbei in Ah My Goddess.

For more information about Kevin, please check out his full biography at www.nekocon.com.

Guest Announcement: Mela Lee

Nekocon is proud to re-announce Mela Lee as a Guest this year!

 

Mela Lee is a professional Voice Actor for film and television. Her voice is featured in numerous animated series, live action tv & films, and over 50 interactive game franchises including APEX LEGENDS as Lifeline (EA/Respawn) and MORTAL KOMBAT 11 as Jade (Neatherrealm Studios/ WB), Pillars of Eternity I & II / Pallegina (Obsidian), Fire Emblem / Tiki & Young Tiki (Nintendo), BlazBlue / Rachel Alucard. Fans can also find Mela as Rin Tohsaka in the new Fate/stay night franchise films, Tikki in Miraculous Ladybug (Disney), and Princess Zanda in Marvel Avengers Black Panther’s Quest as well as being a voice replacement specialist for diverse shows including Gotham (Fox), Ballers (HBO), Queen Sugar (OWN) and Atlanta (FX).

Mela’s other passions include baking, hiking, math, neuroplasticity, String
Theory/ M Theory/ Quantum Mechanics, Material Ecology (Neri Oxman is a
hero), and volunteering for her favorite charities (supporting Firefighters, Wounded Warriors, and mental health awareness for first responders.)

You can connect with Mela Lee on Twitter and Instagram @TheMelaLee
and with her best friend and co-star Erica Lindbeck for @LindbeckAndLee Instagram/YouTube/Twitter

Guest Announcement: John Gremilion

Nekocon is proud to announce John Gremilion as Nekocon’s next Guest!


John will be judging our annual Shokugeki this year at Nekocon since he was Instructor Roland Chapelle!

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime
for nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, Hakuoro in Utawarerumono, Daiju Mononobe in Eden of the East, and D in Sentai’s recent re-release of Vampire Hunter D. A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked on the supplemental materials 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.

Guest Announcement: Haunted VA Paranormal Investors

Nekocon is getting spooky with Haunted VA Paranormal Investors as one of our featured panelists

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their families. We look for a logical explanation in everything before we decide that it is “paranormal activity”. We enjoy sharing our adventures of the paranormal with others as well as teaching others about what we have learned and experienced.