Kawaii Kon 2015 Guests

Eir Aoi

 

Eir-Aoi.pngSinging has been Eir Aoi’s passion all her life; she fronted a band she formed in high school. Her debut single was “Memoria”, the ending theme of TV anime Fate/Zero, which was #8 on the Oricon single chart and sold close to 60,000 copies. 

Eir Aoi continued to produce many hit singles that were openings of anime such as: “Aurora”, the opening theme of TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Third Generation series; “Innocence”, the opening theme of TV anime Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance series; “Sirius”, the opening theme of TV anime Kill La Kill; and most recently,"IGNITE”, the opening theme song to the popular TV anime series “Sword Art Online II”.

AKIRA

 

AKIRA.jpgAKIRA is a talented singer-song writer and fashion model.


AKIRA made her solo debut in the Summer of 2014 as a Sony major artist with “Aoki Tsuki Michite,” which was featured as the ending theme of the hit anime series “Black Butler: Book of Circus.” She is also the vocalist for the visual kei band “DISACODE”, which has released three albums to date.


When not singing in her band, AKIRA has been featured on the KERA magazine cover 9 times as an official KERA model for Boy's Style fashion. She has also appeared on the cover of “KERA BOKU” for the first three publications.
AKIRA will perform as Kaname Kuran for the new Vampire Knight musical in Japan. Her new single "Kirie Toroimen no Shirabe" will be the main theme for the musical.

Cassandra Morris

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Cassandra entered the anime world as Yubel in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and later voiced twins Leo and Luna for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. Some of her favorite roles include Leafa in Sword Art Online, Taiga in Toradora!, Nami in League of Legends, Kyubey in Madoka Magica, Edea Lee in Bravely Default, Sophie in Tales of Graces f, Sue in Doraemon and Ritsu in K-On!

She can also be heard in the following roles: Nee in Blue Exorcist, Usamaro in Blue Exorcist: The Movie, Lola in Angelo Rules, Leifang in Dead or Alive 5, Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Amber in Rune Factory 4, Calilica in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Hitomi in Devil Summoners: Soul Hacker, Amy in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Patema in Patema Inverted, Aika Nakamura in Persona 4: The Animation, Marble in Pokemon, Yuki-Onna in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Saki in Durarara!, Totori in Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, Gust in Hyperdimension Neptunia, Lapis in Unchained Blades, Allysse in Vindictus, Teo in Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Nadya in First Squad, Uppi in Slayers Revolution-R, Celia in Infamous: Second Son and many more!


In 2015, you’ll hear Cassandra in the upcoming video games: There Came An Echo as Grace, Final Fantasy Agito and Final Fantasy Type-0 as Mutsuki.

When she isn’t in the voiceover booth, Cassandra is obsessively posting photos on Instagram (@cassandra.morris), Facebooking (facebook.com/ilovecassandralee), and Tweeting (@socassandra).

Todd Haberkorn

Haberkorn.pngTodd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he's even been an action figure or two. Haberkornmobile sold separately.

In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Jadeite from Sailor Moon, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cheren from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others. As far as video games go, you'd recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training in as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you'll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children's books.

Todd has most recently been cast as Haruka Nanase in Free! Eternal Summer.

Rob Paulsen

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Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.

With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. He can also be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Jess Harnell

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Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. “If I wasn’t getting paid for this, I’d be doing it for free in a parking lot somewhere.”

Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV from “The Simpsons” to “Fairly Odd Parents” to” Phineas & Ferb.” In addition, he has dozens of starring roles, including “Captain Hero” on Comedy Central’s “Drawn Together”, Chilly and The Wicked King on “Doc McStuffins”, “Cedric” on “Sofia The First” and “Wakko” on Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs”, winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award.

Jess is currently the lead singer in the acclaimed 80’s metal/pop mash-up band “Rock Sugar”, sharing stages with such rock legends as AC/DC, Slash and Aerosmith.

Bryce Papenbrook

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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 Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa : Trigger Happy Havoc, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.


Leah Rose

project_dany_dothraki.jpgLeah Rose has been cosplaying since she wasn't even old enough to walk across the street by herself, but didn't know what she was doing had a name until 2005. She prides herself in finding “hacks” and cheap ways to create, and only cosplays characters she loves from all flavors of nerd. Her two big projects right now are Project Rogue, making every version of Rogue from the Xmen, and Project Daenerys, where she is trying to draw attention to commissioners and remove the stigma of not making your own cosplay. She has worked for Aspen Comics, Japanime Games, Billy Tucci, and dozens more artists, publishers, companies, and conventions over the past 6 years. She's working on a second degree, slings video games, a die hard charity supporter and holds the triforce of wisdom.





Uncanny Megan 

Megan.pngBest known for her obscene love of Dragonball and X-Men, Megan is a costumer, artist, and all around nerd. She has been cosplaying since 2008 with over 90 costumes under her belt. (Not counting commissions and costumes for friends!) She has traveled all over the US attending conventions as an attendee, guest, volunteer, worker, and "booth babe." Nothing gets her more excited than sharing a conversation with someone who can keep up with the ridiculous things that come out her mouth. Megan hopes to continue making costumes, traveling, and meeting new people who share her love of all things nerd!