Voice Actor, Single Father and Savior of Worlds. Currently residing in Dallas Chris Rager has been bringing you your favorite Anime and Video Game Characters Like Hercule from DBZ and Mr. Torgue in the Game of the Year Borderlands 2. When not being challenged by his daughter he takes on challenging roles Like the Principal in Assassination Classroom as well as Dagger Morse in Show By Rock.In the future, Chris hopes to bring more excitement and explosions to more characters and opportunities!!
With an Affinity for Heavy Kick Basslines and Strong Melodic Breakdowns it’s no wonder Blakeland a Trance and Hard Dance DJ from PHX AZ has become a well known name in the Valley of the Sun. His drive to push forward in both performance and musical taste has broken down many walls in genres leading him to pick up mesh and create a style all his own that both himself and the crowd enjoy. Since his first performance in early 2006 he had found himself a regular in the local dance circuit, He’s later traveled to Nevada, California, Florida and New Mexico dropping beats like bombshells destroying dance floors and crumbling the foundations of local venues.
Jan worked in the anime industry in Japan for 13 years in a number of different positions.
Jan was the first foreigner to work in the production department in a Japanese studio – Artland – on RikiOh 2, Locke the Superman (OVA), Shurato (OVA), Bubblegum Crash (OVA) and Tottoi (feature) then trained animation studio staff in China, Thailand and other countries. She founded her own full production company, TAO Corporation Ltd., in Bangkok, Thailand, which did work on Moldiver, Diary of Mikan, Genocyber and SWAT Kats amongst others. She also co-founded GENESIS Digital Publishing Company with Izumi Matsumoto (Kimagure Orange Road) where they created Comic ON, the first digital manga, on CD-ROM in which Jan made her manga debut with her original digital graphic novel Transcendence. Comic ON went on to be the one of the top selling non-game CD-ROM titles in Japan in 1996.
She then worked for Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood) as the president of Production I.G. USA and as a producer and technical director on the Japanese side. She was technical director of the animation for the Grandstream Saga, Madou Monogatari, and Kyoushin Senki games as well as working on the Panzer Dragoon OVA. As a freelance director, Jan directed episodes of Susie-chan & Marvy (TV) and worked on the development of original TV series projects.
She also consulted on the development of computer assisted (2D) animation production systems and helped transition the anime industry into digital production.
Jan has written textbooks, magazine articles, technical manuals ans screenplays, translated manga (Scryed, Psychic Academy, Here is Greenwood, Pink Sniper) and the movie Dead Leaves. Her work has been published in 8 languages. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Canada, the UK and the US teaching animation techniques and has been a guest and panelist at over 200 conventions. She also founded and produced two albums for non-profit Voices For, www.voicesfor.org
Jamie McGonnigal is a voice actor, director, producer and organizer living in Washington DC with his husband, Sean and dog, Eli. He’s known for his roles as Barry and Trip on Pokémon and has also been heard on Yu-Gi-Oh GX & 5Ds (Brron, Thunder, Blitz), Viva Pinata (Teddington Twingersnaps), Chaotic (Vlar), Weiss Kreus/Knight Hunters (Omi), Magic Users Club (Takeo), Kirby (Whippy), Big Windup (Kanou), Beck (Yoshito), El Cazador de la Bruja (L.A.) and games including Shadow Hearts from the New World (Johnny Garland) and Viva Pinata. Jamie has been working in LGBT advocacy in Washington DC for several years and has organized events at the White House, Supreme Court, and the Capitol. He can also be heard as a political commentator on SiriusXM’s Progress 127.
Cirque du Soleil. Nightclubs. ONE PIECE. Olympians. Red Carpets. Electric Daisy Carnival. Film. Commercials. Music Videos. Jez Roth started sewing at the age of 13 on small crafts and at the local dance studio before falling in love with the art of cosplay at Katsucon 1998.
After many years of competing at anime convention masquerades winning Best in Show 15 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits, he moved to Las Vegas to work for The Venetian designing the Opera Gowns, eventually landing at Cirque du Soleil’s water spectacular O. Since leaving Cirque, he currently works freelance out of his own studio – creating everything from mermaids that shoot water, Mirrorball Men, and Golden Fairies that contort through the air, designing for events with A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardiashian, Eva Langoria, Snoop Dogg, and DJs such as Benny Benassi, Dash Berlin – his jewelry has even been worn on the red carpet at the Billboard Awards.
He has represented the United States at the IOEA Otaku Expo in Japan as a Cosplay Guest and Canada to choose the Canadian WCS representative for 2016. He believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit – from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters. His goal to share unique events that educate and involve the community such as his Lip Sync For Your Cosplay Event and even restructuring and organizing cosplay events for Conventions in his goal to mainstream the competition scene.
His artistic journey came full circle last year when hired as an Artistic Consultant for One Piece: Gold film, working with Toei Animation to give their film a fully realized Las Vegas feel.
Michaela Laws is voice actor, writer, and director from Chicago, Illinois. As a voice actor, Michaela has held many roles, such as Princess Ayse Khadim in “Ladies Versus Butlers”, Diana in “Seduce Me the Otome”, Yandere-Chan in “Yandere Simulator”, and Chondra in “YIIK”. She enjoys giving life to a character with her voice and loves to see the characters grow through her time with them. Training wise, Michaela pulls from her stage acting and speech team experience. Michaela not only performed in community theatre shows and competitions, but she was a Varsity Speech Team Captain in High School.
As a writer and director, Michaela also has produced many stories, such as the first English otome CD series “Our Honeymoon” and the popular free English otome game “Seduce Me”. She has had a small hand in helping other productions grow as well, directing actors and projects as if they were her own to make them the best that they can be. When Michaela is not working, she enjoys watching anime, playing video games, drawing digital art, and playing tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Maid RPG.
* Ayse Khadim – Ladies Versus Butlers (Anime)
* Yandere-Chan – Yandere Simulator (Video Game)
* Diana – Seduce Me the Otome (Visual Novel)
* Chondra – YIIK (Video Game)
* Veronika – The Samaritan Paradox (Video Game)
* Mameha – Vanity High Season 2 (Sims 2 Machinima Series)
* Luna – Mana Aerilia (Video Game)
* Lilian – Draw with Me: I Love You (Animation)
* Terran Captain – Galactic Conflict (Video Game)
* Our School Love (English Otome CD Series)
* Seduce Me (English Otome Game)
* Blind Love (Short Dating Simulation)
* Pizz’Amore (Comedy Dating Simulation Game)
* Shore Leave (Halo Machinima Series)
* Our Honeymoon (Short English CD Series)
* The Seer (Audiodrama CD Series)
As a versatile wordsmith and experimental electronic producer, None Like Joshua has been dabbling through a diverse set of music genres and topics to rap about since 2009. The level of fame that he’s garnered with over 17 million Youtube views has stemmed from rapping over his favorite electronic beats, his sci-fi and fantasy raps, and covers of his favorite rap songs intertwined with heavy electronic music. His music has traveled from Zelda to Star Wars, Eminem to Linkin Park, Skrillex to Flux Pavilion, and politics to love over dubstep, trap, and other dynamic electronic beats. NLJ’s lyrics and high energy is always complemented with music that inspires and hypes every listener. He’s made a name for himself with the support and collaborations from talented EDM producers, musical youtubers, and, of course, the tens of thousands of gamers, anime fans, and rap lovers who have shared one of his songs.
NLJ is taking over the internet with his music and EDM productions that anyone can dance and rock out to. According to FreshNewTracks, “he isn’t your average rapper. None Like Joshua comes in with a style like Mike Shinoda’s, but dreams further than the stars rapping over some of the hottest beats.” He’s also performed in various cities and countries during his career; from Washington to Texas, Atlanta to New Orleans, and even across Europe in Amsterdam and London. With an upcoming EP, epic remixes, covers, and collabs on the way, NLJ is sure to give a show you’ll never forget. You can find his music at youtube.com/nonelikejoshua
Russ Adams is an award-winning special effects artist familiar to worldwide audiences for his work on Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, the highly-rated SyFy Channel reality series. Russ quickly became a fan favorite on the show thanks to his quick wit and willingness to help his fellow contestants.
Russ’ filmography includes #SCREAMERS, Punk 2; Punk’s Dead, Monolith, and Juarez 2045.
Russ is also the author of THIS IS NOT THAT SHOW, A book chronicling his life before, during, and after the Creature Shop Challenge. He is also the author of a special effects how-to series called, A WORKSHOP WITH RUSS ADAMS which will debut at Animeland Wasabi.