Guests

Continue to check back here and on our Facebook as we continue to announce Guests of Honor!!! Listing is alphabetical by last name.

Dino is probably best known to video game fans as THE SCARECROW from BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM. Dino is also known as the voice behind PROFESSOR PUTRICIDE, MIMIRON, HIGH MEKKATORQUE, THE DEATH KNIGHT GNOMES, THE MAD BOMBER and more from WORLD OF WARCRAFT & HEARTHSTONE! Additionally, Andrade has lent his voice to such high-profile properties as BRUTAL LEGEND, CALL OF DUTY, SOPHIA the 1st, POCKET GOD, and NERF-N-STIKE. Anime/gamer fans know him for his starring roles as KENSHIN in SENGOKU BASARA and RAGOU in TALES OF VESPERIA, as well as his guest appearances in HELLSING ULTIMATE and GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX. On television Dino has provided sound-a-likes for both the short-lived CBS series $H*! MY DAD SAYS and ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. Dino has also been heard in both radio and television campaigns for KELLOG’S RICE KRISPIES as the iconic voice of POP of Snap, Crackle and Pop fame! A life-long fanatic of all thing sci-fi, horror and fantasy, Dino is also the creator/founder of the popular geek dating website SOULGEEK.COM responsible for 1000’s of geek matchups world-wide since 2007.

Dino is probably best known to video game fans as THE SCARECROW from BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM. Dino is also known as the voice behind PROFESSOR PUTRICIDE, MIMIRON, HIGH MEKKATORQUE, THE DEATH KNIGHT GNOMES, THE MAD BOMBER and more from WORLD OF WARCRAFT & HEARTHSTONE!

Additionally, Andrade has lent his voice to such high-profile properties as BRUTAL LEGEND, CALL OF DUTY, SOPHIA the 1st, POCKET GOD, and NERF-N-STIKE. Anime/gamer fans know him for his starring roles as KENSHIN in SENGOKU BASARA and RAGOU in TALES OF VESPERIA, as well as his guest appearances in HELLSING ULTIMATE and GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX. On television Dino has provided sound-a-likes for both the short-lived CBS series $H*! MY DAD SAYS and ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. Dino has also been heard in both radio and television campaigns for KELLOG’S RICE KRISPIES as the iconic voice of POP of Snap, Crackle and Pop fame!

A life-long fanatic of all thing sci-fi, horror and fantasy, Dino is also the creator/founder of the popular geek dating website SOULGEEK.COM responsible for 1000’s of geek matchups world-wide since 2007.


Greg Ayres has spent the last fourteen years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He’s well known for his portrayal of Nagisa Haruki in Free Eternal Summer, and equally as excited to “kill” as MonoKuma in Danganronpa, and Doug in Gangsta. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch a few summers ago, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. Some of his more recent roles include 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, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, 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. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention 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 jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently runs and organizes the 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 blast reliving the music from the show with his friends. Always thrilled 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. 

Greg Ayres has spent the last fourteen years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair.

He’s well known for his portrayal of Nagisa Haruki in Free Eternal Summer, and equally as excited to “kill” as MonoKuma in Danganronpa, and Doug in Gangsta. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch a few summers ago, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. Some of his more recent roles include 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, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, 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.

He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention

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 jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently runs and organizes the 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 blast reliving the music from the show with his friends. Always thrilled 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. 


Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show. Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, not just by providing his voice to THE FORCE AWAKENS in the form of audio description for the blind, but also having been cast as Mim Mim in the Cbeebies production of Kate and Mim Mim. Martin can also be heard in K-On, BLACK HOLE, Bladestorm: Nightmare, Tales of Zestiria, Violetta, and others. Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and despite the beard is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.

Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show. Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, not just by providing his voice to THE FORCE AWAKENS in the form of audio description for the blind, but also having been cast as Mim Mim in the Cbeebies production of Kate and Mim Mim. Martin can also be heard in K-On, BLACK HOLE, Bladestorm: Nightmare, Tales of Zestiria, Violetta, and others. Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and despite the beard is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.


Shirley, known as YouTube's "Gaming Grandma" has brought fun and inspiration to her quarter million followers by showcasing her love for gaming. Her notorious commentary on Skyrim takedowns has become legendary, and Shirley shows that this bundle of Leroy Jenkins wrapped in a quilt can highlight how gaming has grown beyond it's roots and is fun for the whole family

Shirley, known as YouTube's "Gaming Grandma" has brought fun and inspiration to her quarter million followers by showcasing her love for gaming. Her notorious commentary on Skyrim takedowns has become legendary, and Shirley shows that this bundle of Leroy Jenkins wrapped in a quilt can highlight how gaming has grown beyond it's roots and is fun for the whole family


Best known for his work in video games, he’s provided the voice of the Announcer from Super Smash Bros. 4, Sergei Strelka in Tales of Zestiria, Christo in Disgaea 5, Weiss in Grand Kingdom, Umio in Megadimension Neptunia VII and the Handsom Jack Fanclub in Tales from the Borderlands. However currently you're probably hearing him as you power through PERSONA 5 as the protagonist.

Best known for his work in video games, he’s provided the voice of the Announcer from Super Smash Bros. 4, Sergei Strelka in Tales of Zestiria, Christo in Disgaea 5, Weiss in Grand Kingdom, Umio in Megadimension Neptunia VII and the Handsom Jack Fanclub in Tales from the Borderlands. However currently you're probably hearing him as you power through PERSONA 5 as the protagonist.


Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM - a role he is currently reprising for the forthcoming INVADER ZIM MOVIE! As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design onInvader ZIM. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com. His Blog can be found at www.rikkisimons.com.

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM - a role he is currently reprising for the forthcoming INVADER ZIM MOVIE! As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design onInvader ZIM. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com. His Blog can be found at www.rikkisimons.com.


Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a German and Japanese American artist who produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes “WiredPsyche”). During her two decades of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha's comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!,ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. @Tavicat, a comic about her cats, can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com.

Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a German and Japanese American artist who produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes “WiredPsyche”). During her two decades of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha's comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!,ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. @Tavicat, a comic about her cats, can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com.


Gareth West is a Texas based Voice Actor, working for Sentai Filmworks in Houston. He can be heard as Dinkuron in Log Horizon, Kiril in Chaika Coffin Princess the Avenging Battle, Fudo in My Love Story, and Sakurai in Re Hamatora. He can also be heard in Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun, Hakouki: The Movie, Cross Ange, Aoharu X Machinegun, Gatchaman Crowd Insights, and few more that he can’t mention just yet. After a whirlwind introduction to the world of voice over, Gareth is extremely excited to be welcomed into the convention community. He looks forward to hanging out and getting to know everyone who shares his love of all things nerdy, and anime.

Gareth West is a Texas based Voice Actor, working for Sentai Filmworks in Houston. He can be heard as Dinkuron in Log Horizon, Kiril in Chaika Coffin Princess the Avenging Battle, Fudo in My Love Story, and Sakurai in Re Hamatora. He can also be heard in Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun, Hakouki: The Movie, Cross Ange, Aoharu X Machinegun, Gatchaman Crowd Insights, and few more that he can’t mention just yet.

After a whirlwind introduction to the world of voice over, Gareth is extremely excited to be welcomed into the convention community. He looks forward to hanging out and getting to know everyone who shares his love of all things nerdy, and anime.