OMGcon is proud to announce our first guest for our 2018 convention, the talented Caleb Hyles!
An Alabama native, Caleb Hyles grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. He loves singing, acting, editing music and film, and going hard at Halo -- but his true passion is his friends and family. Caleb is known best for his various musical covers on Youtube- everything from Metallica to My Little Pony to Taylor Swift to Hollywood Undead. Please welcome him to his very first OMG!con, and check out his incredible musical covers!
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2017! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast 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 as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well 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, Youhei Sunohara 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 The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Since his debut in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. He is best known for his roles in “Pokemon” (Brock + over 50 creatures), “HunterXHunter” (Majitani, Meleoron and Mon), “Gravitation” (Touma Seguchi), “Genshiken” (Tanaka Souichiro) and “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” (Taisaneko). Other anime Bill has voiced include “Eureka Seven: Hi Evolution”, “One Punch Man”, “Mob Psycho 100”, “Little Witch Academia”, “Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans”, “Godzilla: Monster Planet”, “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Boogiepop Phantom”, “The Third”, “Shingu”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “KO Beast”, “Assemble Insert”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Mai Mai Miracle”, “Patema Inverted”, “Gundam: The Origin”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Ikki Tousen”, “Queen’s Blade”, “Madara”, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Gokudo”, and “Comic Party”.
Video gamers will recognize Bill as the voice of Urien in “Street Fighter 5”, the King of Hyrule in “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and Lucario in the smash hit “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”. He’s voiced cartoon legend Heathcliff in “Heathcliff: Fast and the Furriest” as well as Red, Yellow and other fun characters in “m&m Adventure” and “m&m Kart Racing”. On PC, he can be heard in “SMITE” and “Paladins”. On mobile devices in “Monster Strike”, “Order and Chaos”, “Gangstar: Vegas”, “Dungeon Hunter 4 & 5”. He has also supplied voices for “Knee Deep” (Mac/PC/PS4), “Dark Rose Valkyrie” (PS4), “God Wars” (PS4/Vita), “Demon Gaze 1 & 2” (PS Vita), “Bullet Witch” (X-Box) and various Pokémon in both “Poképark” games (Wii).
Outside the field of anime & video games, Bill has worked with English dubbing groups for live action and animated programs from China, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Korea and Turkey. Notable titles include “Robot Trains”, “Suburra”, “Pororo”, “El Chapo”, “DragonPhoenix Chronicles”, “Veteran” and “Eggy”.
He’s happy to make his return to OMGcon after being a guest back in 2012.
You can follow Bill's adventures on Facebook (facebook.com/billsvoice) and @billsvoice on Twitter
Andrea Caprotti is an animator and illustrator based in Austin, TX. She is currently an animator at Rooster Teeth, working on titles such as RWBY, Red vs. Blue and RWBY Chibi. She also co-hosts a podcast called No Script At All, which discusses a Japanese reality show. She has also worked as an animator at Cartoon Network Games, working on the browser-based MOBA game Adventure Time: Battle Party, and at Armature Studio on the X-Box exclusive game Recore.
Andrea is also a well-versed, second generation anime fan. She grew up watching Portuguese and Spanish-language anime reruns on crappy local TV, and her mother is the biggest mech fan ever. She's an avid traveler, and has lived in Japan for a year in high school. She speaks four languages, likes to draw cute anime girls, and is a sucker for K-pop girl bands. She also likes cats, but who doesn't?
Rachelle Heger is a LA based voice actress who has been a part of various video games, anime, and animated series. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachelle moved to the west coast to pursue voice over.
Rachelle is most well known for her work as “Sucy” in the Little Witch Academia OVAs as well as the TV show. Other roles include “Mittens” in Lala Loopsy Girls, “Olivia” in Lego Friends, “Truffles” in Disney Palace Pets, “Pearl” in the upcoming game Undead Darlings, “Gundromeda” in Heroes of Newerth, and various voices in Persona 5. Rachelle has also provided additional voices for RuneStory, Persona 4: The Animation, and Kill la Kill.
In addition to voice acting, Rachelle is also a singer, and a part of re:TYE on YouTube who sing English covers of anime songs. As well as working in the anime industry, Rachelle has been a long time fan of anime and video games, and loves to keep up to date on the newest titles.
Marianne very rarely stops talking, so when she realized that she could make money off of it, she immediately leapt at the chance to do so. Marianne is a voice actress and writer, working in Los Angeles in a variety of productions, anime and otherwise. Marianne is known for her work as Mossan in FLCL: Alternative, Amanda O'Neill in Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, Kyosuke in Madoka Magica, Satoshi in Anohana, Kai in The Snow Queen, Recon in Sword Art Online, Yuuno in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and young Kiristugu in Fate/Zero, as well as many others.
Comfort And Adam
Comfort and Adam are the seven-time Harvey Award nominated husband-and-wife Action Faction responsible for the critically acclaimed series The Uniques, Rainbow in the Dark, Kitty Game, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics (Random House). They are a 100% symbiotic duo sharing the writing, pencilling, and coloring duties equally. Their long awaited return to their first series, The Uniques has finished it's first season with the second soon on its heels.
Before becoming full time self-published comic creators in 2008 they worked in the world of RPG artwork for companies such as Palladium and Green Ronin. Comfort and Adam have also done work for Image’s Mice Templar, and IDW’s The Dreamer. The duo live in Grand Rapids, MI with their two assistants and six cats. Comfort and Adam can frequently be seen walking up and down the road talking about stories before sequestering themselves away to draw for their customary twelve hours a day.
Robert DeJesus is a Writer, Story Creator, Illustrator and Character Designer. Robert is no stranger to the anime and manga community. An Indiana born, self-taught artist, who got his first art career break when he sent an eight page short story to comic publisher Antartic Press.He has drawn manga-inspired comics for well over 20 years and has been published nearly all over the world. He has worked for companies like Playstation Magazine, Marvel, and Hasbro to name a few. With his business partner Emily, he branched out and started working on bringing his own ideas to life. Studio Capsule has created a line of doujinshi's, art books, animated shorts, logos and other expanding art projects. When he is not busy working on new projects, you can catch Robert drawing on his twitch channel. Banzchan-Twitch www.twitch.tv/banzchan
Emily DeJesus is half of the team that runs StudioCapsule. She is a Writer, Editor, Designer and Manager. Emily has worked with Robert her business partner for over 15 years now. She has worked with quite a few companies like Marvel, Harper Collins, and Wayforward, just to name a few. She enjoys the business and creative side of working for Studio Capsule very much and is grateful that she has an opportunity to work in the manga/comics business.
Carli Mosier is a native Texan who's been a voice actor for over a decade for ADV Films which is now Sentai Filmworks and Funimation. You've heard her in Halo Legends, Nerima Daikon Brothers as Detective Yukika, One Piece including singing the closing credit song for Season 5, Heaven's Lost Property, Baka and Test and many many more. Her favorite character to date is Toko Fukawa/Genocider Sho in Danganronpa. Most recently she's been in New Game as Shizuku and her fat cat Mozuku, Juliana Lloyd in Devil's Line, Garo: Vanishing Line, and her most recent show is Doreiku. Aside from voice acting, Carli is also passionate about civic engagement and wants to encourage all people to register and go vote! She is thrilled to be at this convention and hopes to see you this weekend!