Hey, I’m Carli Mosier, a native Houstonian who’s been a voice actor for over a decade for ADV Films which is now Sentai and Funimation. I’ve been in Halo Legends, Nerima Daikon Brothers as Detective Yukika, One Piece including singing the closing credit song for Season 5, Heaven’s Lost Property, and many many more. Her favorite character to date is Toko Fukawa/Genocider Sho in Danganronpa. However, she is currently in the broadcast dub of New Game as Shizuku and her fat cat Mozuku who may now be in the running for favorite. I’m beyond thrilled to be back at Oni-Con, my home con! After what may the roughest year of my life and the lives of many of you, I’m excited to hug and give love to everyone! Come see me! Ask questions, get an autograph, have a laugh, get a hug. I love all y’all!
Clarine Harp has been a mainstay in anime for over a decade, first featured in Kiddy Grade to give life to the character of Tweedledee in 2003. Since that first role, Clarine’s acting talents have been highlighted through the voices of a broad range of popular characters: Hetalia (China, Taiwan), Burst Angel (Sei), Samurai 7 (Sanae), Speed Grapher (Ginza), Sekirei (Haihane), Negima (Kaede), Shin chan (Miss Katz), Witchblade (Asagi), Trinity Blood (Mary), RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (Laura), and One Piece (Miss Monday, Usopp’s Mother, and Ran). Most recently, she appeared as Pekoyama in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Despair Arc and various voices in the SimulDub™ of Yuri!!! On ICE and Chaos;Child.
Clarine can also be heard in Cat Planet Cuties, Chrome Shelled Regios, Corpse Princess/Shikabane Hime, The Sacred Blacksmith, El Cazador de la Bruja, Claymore, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Beck, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fullmetal Alchemist, Case Closed, Evangelion 1.0, D.Gray-man, Bamboo Blade, Aquarion, LASTEXILE – Fam, the Silver Wing-, Tower of Druaga, Ouran High School Host Club, Heaven’s Lost Property, Jormugand, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, and many more.
Out of the booth, Clarine helps produce great anime in the United States through her job as Director of DVD, Blu-ray and Video Production for Funimation. In her spare time you’ll find her commanding a horde of rabbits and spreading the gospel of sock knitting far and wide. Fun fact: Clarine is also the inspiration behind the character of Aubrey in the popular webcomic, Something Positive.
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2017! He was thrilled tomake his secondappearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost,and equally excited to helpblast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. 2017 also gave him the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles asSon Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, aswell as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair . Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. Thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. He can also be hear as Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra.
Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, YouheinSunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima.
When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently helps organize dance and music tracks at several US conventions. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from the show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of TheKnitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Kristen McGuire is a voice actor, director, and script writer for FUNimation, as well as a
self-published comic and anime artist. She has a degree in Visual Arts and
Communication, which she mostly uses to create doggo memes.
Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), and A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl.
On top of her self-published comics, Kristen is also internationally published as a
contributor in Flame Tree Publishing’s new drawing book Drawing Basics Made Easy
and has worked as a coloring assistant on the Dark Horse title, Elf Quest.
In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for
FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. Some of her roles include Young
Nora in RWBY, Rin Toyama in New Game! Loop Nishigori in Yuri!!! On ICE, Dolugh
in ēlDLIVE, Cecil Lafitte in Gosick, Mashiro Kuga in Akiba’s Trip the
Animation, Chitose Haruna in Fuuka, Hanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!, An
Onoya in ReLIFE, Yuubari in Kantai Collection, Chiyo Kurihara in Prison
School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Aira
Miyamoto in Tsukigakirei, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Amahara in Shonen Maid,
and there’s more than that but you probably stopped reading a few credits back. She
has also lent her voice to video games such as Backstage Pass, Freedom Planet 2,
and the PS4 game, 88 Heroes .
Currently she is working as a script writer for FUNimation and has adapted scripts
for Dance With Devils, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid, Vision of Escaflowne,
Interview With Monster Girls, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Kantai
Collection, Tsukigakirei and Love Live! Sunshine! She served as an assistant
director on elDlive and Tsukigakirei, and is currently directing her first solo show
Gamers!, which is airing on FUNimationNow.
Lisa Ortiz is a New York based veteran voice actor, director and producer. Her career as a voice over artist began under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry. Luckily for her, and for her sibling (the perpetrator in question), the car battery died. (No seriously, my brother tried to steal my car. That’s how I got into anime. Just ask me. I’ll tell you.).
As a VA, she is most well known for her role as Lina Inverse, and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, but she began her career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, series, audiobooks, video games, and films both as a voice and as a Producer, Director and Adapter.
She is currently the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. From Misty’s older sister Daisy, to Sabrina, to Flannery, to Oshawatt, to Fletchling, Litten and present day gym leader Korrina.
She can currently be heard as Noembelu in Street Fighter V, as well as on the Nickelodeon Show Regal Academy, Robo Car Poli, MCVS (Swift) and World of Winx amongst others. Favorite roles include, Serenity Wheeler :Yu-gi-oh, Tony Tony Chopper: OnePiece, Shiori: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rina: Time of Eve and The Devil in Gangstar 4, and Musa/Icy: Winx club. Directing credits include Psychic School Wars, Norm of the North and mobile games for, The Dark Night Rises, Dungeon Hunter 5, Smite, and Netflix’s Heroes United and many project still not able to be disclosed. She is President of Noise of O Productions, cofounder of VoicesforFosters.org and currently resides in NYC, with her fabulous felines Littie and Boudie (Boudica), and does not own a car.
Matthew Erickson is a Canadian voice actor. He was born and raised in rural Alberta, before moving to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. Falling into the world of voice-over, he decided to focus his efforts on voice acting. His dedication to his craft has led to him playing a handful of roles in anime, most notably “Trunks” in Dragonball GT, “Shinn Asuka” in Gundam Seed Destiny, “Amuro Ray” in Zeta Gundam, “Van Flyheight” in Zoids: Chaotic Century, “Yoshitaka Waya” in Hikaru no Go, and “Justin” in LBX – Little Battlers eXperience. Matt also provided the voice of “Harvey” in Sabrina, Secrets of a Teenage Witch and “Semitone” in the 2010 TV series adaptation of The Little Prince.
Matthew is currently working on new projects, and looks forward to sharing news when they are announced!
Since 2000, born-and-raised Angeleno Rachel Robinson’s voice has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and anime. In gameland, she’s likely best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang (Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns). She is robot ADA (Fallout 4: Automatron), Protoss matriarch Vorazun, (StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void), Goetia (Xenoblade Chronicles X), Nova (There Came an Echo), Time Patroller in (DBZ: Xenoverse); and Serqet, Medusa and Awilix skins (Smite). Additional noted roles (IBNLT): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors (The Elder Scrolls Online), Rox Whetstone (Guild Wars 2), Celsius (Tales of Xillia 1 and 2), Holly Whyte (Bravely Default), Commander Nowak (Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut), with more on the way.
Recent anime roles include Chitose Oribe (Sakura Quest), Gundula Rall (Brave Witches), Mauve (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept), Hiroko (Yuri on Ice!!), Anastasia (Drifters), Os Cara Stauffenberg (Project Itoh: Harmony), Fahali (Monster Hunter Stories), Angine (Puzzle and Dragons X) and Namazuo (Touken Ranbu) – her first recurring boy role. She is also Diamondback/Rachel Leighton (Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers,) Maltran (Tales of Zestiria: The X), Kikyo (One Piece), and Wendy (Black Butler: Book of Circus). She voices Joel Raveau (Gangsta), Garak (Snow White with the Red Hair), Quinn Erari and Nya-Nyaa the Cat (Wizard Barristers), Farangis (The Heroic Legend of Arslan), Angelica (Show By Rock!!) and Sakura Ohgami (Danganronpa: The Animation). Her known villains include Zorin Blitz (Hellsing Ultimate); Empress Megaria (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters), and Cameran (Sailor Moon).
Aya (Dancing Fighter)
Aya (AKA Dancing Fighter) is a content creator who got her start as a Twitch broadcaster on December 31, 2012. On July 16, 2014, Aya became a partnered Twitch broadcaster due to the popularity surrounding her Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney voice acted playthroughs. Her voice has become one of the foundational reasons why Dancing Fighter TV still thrives today! Aya loves to also mix in her love of anime in some of her broadcasts and sometimes even her cosplay!
Since 2010, Aya has taken cosplay to be quite the serious hobby. Alongside her “guild” of cosplayers—consisting of Sharkimoto, the seamstress, Astrobullet, the armorsmith, mell0w m1nded, the blacksmith, and Unclean Ramen, the photographer – she has formed a team that always focuses on one very fundamental aspect of cosplay: “Have fun with it.”
Since then Aya has cosplayed many characters she admires and always makes sure she and her team are ready to strike the best poses around. Her most notable cosplays thus far are the “Rule 63” Mighty Morphin’ Black Ranger, two versions of Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill, and most recently NieR: Automata’s 2B equipped well with a Virtuous Contract and 8 foot tall Beastlord! Aya always makes it a point to have poses and props very unique to the characters she cosplays, especially those that allow her own twists when possible!
Aside from the streaming and cosplaying life, Aya has also gone on to attain her dream: working at Square Enix for the two MMORPGs, FINAL FANTASY XI and FINAL FANTASY XIV. She is a Community Relations Representative of these two amazing titles and always looks forward to meeting players at events!
Aya always looks forward to new experiences and meeting new people so Oni-Con is the perfect venue as this is her very first appearance here! If you see her around, don’t be shy to say, “Hi!”
Joe Ward (Very Merri)
Very Merri is a YouTube personality and partnered Twitch broadcaster who is relatively new to the scene. Despite starting out as an amateur machinima animator, he has since branched out to encompass a variety of fields in the content creation industry. Though he is as far from a household name as one could possibly be, he does his best to drive home the idea that you don’t need hundreds of thousands of fans to find success as a content creator on YouTube and Twitch. This newcomer certainly shows that even an average Joe can carve out their own comfortable slice of the internet with the right amount of drive and dedication.
Samuel Sligh III
Hey ya’ll! I’m Sam Sligh III, better known as Slyakagreyfox on Twitch.tv! My channel is known as the Velvet Room (the same from Persona fame); one of the chillest places on Twitch AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO FIND ANOTHER! I play a variety of games including Final Fantasy XIV, the Persona series, the Danganronpa series, and a lot more. I also co-host “State of the Realm,” a weekly Final Fantasy XIV podcast. We have a pretty awesome community in the Velvet Room and they’ve been with me from the beginning of my journey on Twitch. So I’m here to share my experience on Twitch to any who were curious about streaming, don’t know much about streaming, or already know about Twitch! I am happy to give you the ins and outs of live streaming!
Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/
Hitoshi Sakimoto (崎元 仁 Sakimoto Hitoshi, born February 26, 1969) is a Japanese video game music composer and arranger. He is best known for scoring Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, though he has composed soundtracks for over 80 other games. He began playing music and video games in elementary school, and began composing video game music for money by the time he was 16. Sakimoto’s professional career began a few years later in 1988 when he started composing music professionally as a freelancer, as well as programming sound drivers for games. Five years and 40 games later, he achieved his first mainstream success with the score to Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. In 1997, he joined Square and composed for his first international success, the score to Final Fantasy Tactics.
In 2002, he resigned from Square to form his own music company, Basiscape, through which he continues to compose music for games, along with some anime series. Basiscape has expanded since its founding to 10 composers, and is currently the largest independent video game music production company. In addition to video game soundtracks, over the years Sakimoto has also worked on projects such as anime series and vocal albums. His music has been played at numerous music concerts by groups such as the Eminence Symphony Orchestra, and his work on Final Fantasy XII has been arranged for the piano and published as sheet music.
Sakurako has risen in popularity from her early beginnings of the “snap corner” sections of fashion magazines. Since then she has served as a top advertisement model for numerous high fashion brand names and remains a strong demanded Harajuku model that receives invitations to over 20 fashion show events a year.
She has also made her debut as a T.V. actress appearing in Japanese TV dramas.
Sakurako has recently stepped into her other passion as a performing artist. With a musical background in Piano, Violin, and now Guitar, Sakurako has expanded her talent range by debuting on the Japanese Pop scene this year! Please welcome her first U.S. stage performance debut at this year’s Oni-Con in Galveston, TX!
YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, computer programmer, disc jockey, graphics designer and Internet entrepreneur. He began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop.
In 1999, he gained notoriety for the “unauthorized tour and re-workig” of the web site of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center along with websites and servers maintained by the FAA, the DCAA, NATO, the Colorado Springs Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Honda, Nissan, and AT&T. This launched him into the media spotlight, making him a resource for the media commenting on other hacking-related events, such as the denial of service attacks on Yahoo, eBay.com, and other well-known websites in 2000.
He performs (as both an MC and a DJ) at many events, and in some of the hottest venues in Las Vegas, including Club Ice, the Empire Ballroom, the C2K in the Venetian, the Jet Nightclub in the Mirage, and the Hard Rock Casino’s outdoor pool. He has also performed alongside such musical acts as Xzibit, Cypress Hill, Digital Underground, George Clinton, Metal Skool, Naughty by Nature, and Too Short at the infamous Players’ Ball. He also received a writing credit and a shoutout for his contributions to a song by the notorious “Mayor of Oakland” Too Short on his 2003 album Married to the Game.
Considered by most to be a progenitor of nerdcore hip-hop and a radical artist in general, YTCracker has been featured in numerous forms of print and visual media, including two feature-length documentaries, Newsweek, Blender, and the Boston Globe, and MTV, G4TV, and SpikeTV, among others. He is an official DJ/MC for the largely popular social network Facebook, as well as an official corporate brand icon for G4TV.
With six commercial albums and a plethora of free projects to his name, along with over 250 tracks available for download at his site, YTCracker is an awesome person.
Hack the planet.
Kimura U – Kimura U / KawaiiHolic
Kimura U is a model, voice actor, illustrator, and fashion designer who created the fashion brand Kawaii Holic. Well-known for her catch phrase “You are dead if you quit cute,” Kimura U has inspired people of all genders to embrace Japanese kawaii culture. Kawaii Holic, launched in 2017, furthers that goal by creating unisex kawaii clothing that can be incorporated into many fashions, including yami kawaii and Lolita fashion.
Kimura U has starred in TV animation such as Idol Memories, Toranomon Music Academy, and created the design for the kawaii version of the NHK mascot character Dokomun–lovingly called Domo in the US. She also gained a lot of attention for her costume design work for the idol group The World Standard, stylized as わーすた (Wasuta).
In addition to her work, she was also appointed the Kawaii Ambassador by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Harajuku Fashion Japan and has traveled to many different countries, including the US, Russia, Spain, and Italy.
You can find Kawaii Holic here: https://kawaiiholic.net/
Royal Princess Alice
Oni-Con is pleased to announce the brand Royal Princess Alice! The brand will be a part of the fashion show, the tea party, signings, and panels.
Royal Princess Alice is a Gothic and Lolita fashion brand founded in 2014. Since their inception, they have become known to release clothing that is “as elegant as a princess and Europe” and “mysterious, cute, and dark—like Alice’s world.” Royal Princess Alice has taken these inspirations and made them tangible.
The brand’s debut print, Royal Merry-Go-Round at Midnight, was a collaboration with Tama, a popular “girlish” watercolor painter. The brand continues to work with Tama to create prints such as Twinkle Snow Crystal and Antique Coffee Shop.
Aito, The Owner of the Royal Princess Alice brand, will also be in attendance at this year’s Oni-Con.
You can find Royal Princess Alice’s web store here: http://royalprincessalice.net/
From a young age Megan has been drawn to the wonderfully weird world of gaming, cartoons, anime, comics and of course: cosplay. She started in 2008 and after some basic training and debuting cosplays casually she quickly found her passion for it; in one year alone creating 32 new costumes. She’s used her skills in crafting and sewing to not only put out an average of 20 costumes per year for herself but also create commissions for others. Her dedication and love for her creations shows in her attention to detail and drive to always learn and help others. She brings all of this and more to the conventions she attends across the US with panels and a keen eye for judging cosplay contests. When she’s not busy creating or helping others get into the hobby of cosplay she dives back into her love of watching children’s programming, playing games, reading comics and hanging out with her weenie dog, Sadie.
Houston, Tx. She encountered the joys of costuming at anearly age through dressing up for movie premiers, and early on set her sights on a goal of making Star Wars costumes. Becky has had a handful of sewing lessons over the years, but considers herself largely self-taught. Though she has constructed a wide range of costumes, her favorite type of costuming involves large, elaborate dresses which make her feel especially girly. Becky has won several awards for her cosplay efforts, including Best Masterclass Craftsmanship and Best in Show, for her attention to detail and extravagant cosplays at such events as Anime Expo and Houston’s Japan Festival.
Itsuki is so happy and honored to be a guest at Oni-con, his favorite convention since their second year, when he first attended. Dressing up has always come as second nature to Itsuki, and his love of costuming has been evident even before he made his first multiple award-winning costume at age eight. Cosplaying since the turn of the century, he has won numerous awards for both craftsmanship and performance across both Texas and Louisiana and has judged many cosplay competitions in both states. As a jack-of-all-trades he has been asked to teach many of his numerous skills, including garment construction, presentation, leather craftsmanship, makeup, crossplay, wig work, thermoplastic crafting, fabric dying, and styling outfits, at both conventions and professional settings for many years. Itsuki is also knowledgeable of and well-versed in the fashion industry, holding a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, and has sourced fabric all over Texas as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. When not cosplaying, Itsuki enjoys partaking of this Golden Age of television at his home in Austin, singing, figure skating, playing video games, traveling, seeing shows on Broadway, having famous people compliment him, and feeding his online shopping addiction, as well as some other projects he’ll get to eventually. (Ask him about the Hawkeye Initiative!)