Who To See--Featured Guests
Working for Nintendo since 1990, Charles has become the voice behind the iconic video
game character Mario as well as his brother Luigi and rivals Wario and Waluigi. He is also
the voice of Paarthurnax the dragon in the award winning game Skyrim.
Martha Harms is a film, stage and voice actress working professionally in Dallas, TX. Favorite anime characters include Ranmaru in Good Luck Girl!, Jennifer Sato in C-Control:The Money of Soul and Possibility, Aiho Yomikawa in both A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Magical Railgun, and the square-haired twin sister Kiwi in One Piece. She is the voice of Maya in the critically acclaimed video game Borderlands 2, as well as Sarah Bell and Jane in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Martha graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. The Dallas Observer named her Best Theater Actress of 2013 for her performances in various plays and musicals, including her work at Kitchen Dog Theater, where she is an active company member.
Robert Axelrod has carved a career in show business that runs the gamut. Born and raised in New York City, he did commercials and theater as a child and teen, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-garde Theater scene in a show called "Little Trips", then Off-Broadway in a play called "The Destroyers". Axelrod left acting for the world of music. He spent eight years as a working rock musician playing electric bass and singing in folk, rock, and soul bands. Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting, a decision he never regrets.
Mr. Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on "Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher's sidekick, on "Spiderman", Rico on "Robotech", and has voiced countless Anime features including "Akira", "The Big O", "Cowboy Bebop", "Brain Scratch", et al.
Mainly known as the voices behind Vegeta and Piccolo of Dragon Ball Z, Christopher Sabat is a talented voice actor with a very extensive voice acting career. He has used his talent to voice other characters such as Roronoa Zoro of One Piece, Kazuma Kuwabara of YuYu Hakusho, and Daisuke Jigen of Lupin III.
D.A. Adams was born in Florida but was raised in East Tennessee. He recieved a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of Memphis in 1999 and has taught English for over a decade. His first novel, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, was released in 2005 and has been described as a solid, honest work about camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice, a very personal journey, more interested in the ways that a person is changed by life's events than in epic battles and high magic.
Stephen J. Semones
Former filmmaker and founder of Sir Reel Films whom eventually became an Amazon Best-Selling author, Semones is the mind behind novels such as "Timeless Requiem" and "The Sacrifice of Candace Blake" and also "Behind the Lens: A Beginner's Guide to Filmmaking".
John Henderson is a freelance artist, designer, and cartoonist. Since graduating from ETSU's Digital Media program in 2012, John has worked in the mobile app and game development industry. He is also the creator of the web comic "Billy the Artist Brain". You can find his art portfolio here as well.
Aki Glancy (EmpathP) is a Vocaloid Producer from Virginia. A musician and illustrator, she has consulted independently with Vocaloid production companies Crypton Future Media Inc., VoctroLabs, PowerFX, and VocaTone to beta test their software and compose original demos for the Vocaloids Hatsune Miku, Kaito, Meiko, Maika, and YOHIOloid.
She is also the official designer and illustrator of the English Celtic Vocaloid AVANNA. In the past her music has been performed live in concert through AniMiku and SRP productions, as well as Tourbux productions in Korea. Aki's wish is to spread the love of Vocaloid music and technology across the United States.
Con Artist Cosplay
Con Artist Cosplay was started in 2011, by two cosplayers who have been cosplaying individually for 10 years. Bethany and Jennifer have created over 100 costumes, and have been going to conventions along the east coast for several years. Their love for the craft makes the process of costume creation a fun adventure for the both of them, and they wish to help and learn from others in the hobby as well.