Junko Fujiyama is a Japanese singer/songwriter, who lives in NC and performs all over the United States. She has worked with several local bands( Fujiyama Roll etc.) as the lead singer and has also become a solo performer.
She has performed at many cultural events, benefits, music festivals, nightclubs, and anime conventions.
Since she started playing piano when she was 5, and singing in a city chorus in her hometown, Aomori Japan, at the age of 9, she has learned to sing various genre of songs. Pop, Rock, Children's songs and even Enka(Japanese traditional folk) Junko's original song can be described as J-rock and J-pop blended together. They are powerful, delicate and intriguing. she also covers J-pop/rock and anime themed songs, adding some American pop flavor to make them even sweeter!
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Eien Strife is coming back to AMA and this time they have leveled up their show once again. Since the group's forming in 2011, the four heroes of the cosplay adventure rock band have been touring conventions all over the United States while putting a brand new concert every time! It's hard to explain everything that you will experience when you attend an Eien Strife concert. With high energy songs, catchy dance breakdowns, hilarious 8-bit animations, and crowd interactions like never before seen, there is something for everyone at an Eien Strife show. Since the release of their full length album "Full Speed Ahead", the performers have sold thousands of copies at their shows and online store. It has become an exciting tradition for Eien Strife to debut a new chapter of their quest every summer and Anime Mid Atlantic 2014 will be the first time that fans will be able to see the newest performance known as "A Hero's Choice is Never Simple."
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Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, Graves), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen), and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Soul Eater (Masamune), Ouran High School Host Club (Kazukiyo Soga), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle also provides voices in numerous video game franchises including Resident Evil, Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 4, Dynasty Warriors, and Soul Calibur. He writes and voices all the promos for filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodcast Internet Radio. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com.
Holy Roman Empire in "Hetalia", Gluttony in "Fullmetal Alchemist", Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in "Dragonball Z", Face McShooty and Mal in "Borderlands 2", Jack the Ripper in "Soul Eater", Miyamoto and M1 in "Yu Yu Hakusho", Taruru in "Sgt. Frog", Boo and Whitey in "Shin Chan", Hanai in "School Rumble", Ukyo in "Ouran High School Host Club", Chamo in "Negima", Babbit in "Kodocha", Siegfried in "Kenichi", and Hanbei in "Sengoku Basara" represent some of Chris's favorite and best known roles.
Since 1998, Cason has participated in almost every facet of anime production. He has been associated with numerous projects in a voice acting, ADR directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Having performed over one hundred characters and appearing in ten animated shows broadcast on American television, some of his work has been featured on: The Cartoon Network, Nicktoons, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), Spike TV, and The CW.
You may have also heard him in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Suzuka, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, Big Windup!, D. Gray-Man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, RIN, Speed Grapher, Oh! Edo Rocket, Summer Wars, Initial D, and Deadman Wonderland.
As an ADR Director for three studios spanning eight years, Chris has had the pleasure of casting/directing/asst. directing such titles as: Dragonball Z Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, and Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations.
He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games. Some of his favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as a contributing guitarist in Guitar Hero 3, and appearing as Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken.
For additional information, visit “Chris Cason’s Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook and @Casonworld on Twitter.
Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of english dubbing. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally primarily in Texas and surrounding states as an actor, director, producer, and writer. As far as shows go, catch Todd's voice as lead roles in Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Claymore as Raki, Holic as Wataknuki, D. Gray Man as Allen Walker, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie, Soul Eater as Death the Kid, and some others he can't say right now. A few supporting roles include Itsuki in Shuffle, Ichimoruken in Hell Girl, Firo in Baccano!, Kono in Darker Than Black, Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club and Khoza in One Piece. Check out most of the shows listed above on Hulu.com and not illegally please :) When not in the booth, Todd is a producer with his company, Out of the Office Productions. Todd is represented by The Horne Agency.
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Charles Dunbar (also known by his internet handle "Anime Anthropologist") is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he received his BA in Anthropology and Religion in 2004, and an MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2010. His fieldwork of the past 2 years has revolved around anime convention participation, including perceptions, misconceptions, stereotyping, spending habits and convention culture. He's also addicted to the works of Hayao Miyazaki and has an obsession with mythology and folklore, especially where gods, ghost stories and shinigami are concerned. He currently rambles about these things on his website, Study of Anime.
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I am Michael Hayes, but most just call me the "Haze-man". I have been working in game development for almost 6 years now. I started out doing fan game s in my garage, then went on to work on indie games for the Xbox Live Arcade and Nintendo DSi. My previous game, "Antipole" was featured in the Summer Royal Indie Bundle of 2013. I am currently working on my own brainchild, Maya Breaker, a homage to the best 16-bit games I played on the SNES as a kid. You are given a grappling hook that will enable you to climb and swing. You can also use it to toss objects and enemies. The only goal is to survive and make it back to the surface, but the journey is a long and heartrending one, told without text bubbles or dialog. It combines the best parts of Super Metroid with Super Castlevania IV.
Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the U.S.
As a professional actor and stage combatant, he has dazzled crowds at Renaissance fairs, Busch gardens, and was a lead cast member in a show at Caesars' casino in Atlantic City. He is also a former open professional ballroom dance finalist, teacher, and adjudicator
In the realm of steam he is no stranger! He has been all over the east coast teaching about steampunk culture and costuming as well as holding and hosting "Steampunk Teas"
While he has actively retired from "professional cosplay", (He has won numerous costuming awards and cash prizes for his costuming and makeup) Lord Ramirez has an active interest in teach the next generation of cosplayers all the tips and tricks he has learned to make your visions into reality!
Having studied Japanese martial arts from age five, he has developed a lifelong passion for Japanese culture. He has a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics in regards to Japanese history, religion, and activities. He has been teaching these panels and workshops at conventions all over that country.
At conventions, his topics vary wildly from costuming and makeup, dance, and classes on Japanese culture. You never know what he will teach next. But one thing is certain weird, strange, and fun, you can bet Lord Ramirez will have some knowledge to share!
Anime gave birth to Robert V Aldrich. Sure, a person looking like him and using his name existed before he saw Voltron and Robotech, but it was anime that breathed the sweet breath of awesomeness into him.
RVA spends most of his time writing. He prefers fiction, but he's been known to dabble in non-fiction. He has a website (TeachTheSky.com) and a novel (Rhest for the Wicked). He also studies anime and video games as art forms because they add beauty to the world and because anime gave birth to him (see previous paragraph). He's just trying to be a good son.
When he's not writing, RVA spends his time practicing kung fu, studying exercise science, reading too much to make sure he doesn't know anything, and ignoring his phone.
RVA is here hosting multiple panels about cool stuff as well as promoting his newest book, an anime-inspired sci-fi novel titled Samifel."
Todd Rogers a Chicago native is history's first paid pro video game player. Todd is recognized throughout the world for his astounding world records setting scores including the longest standing held world record of 32 yrs. on the classic activision title Dragster, The longest marathoned nonstop game for 85hrs on the Atari 2600 Journey Escape, and for having the widest variety of world record titles on 24 unique different gaming platforms classic and Modern this is how Todd earned his title from the media as The King of Video Games.
He has competed at live events pitted against such celebrities such as: Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Bruce Jenner, Chuck Norris, Vanna White, Marina Sirtis, and many more he has never lost against any celebrity that he played against. Currently living in Central Florida he plays for various charities on a "beat the champ" contests where proceeds go to help benefit which ever charity he is playing for.
Todd has appeared in numerous books & magazines including Guinness Book of world records, How to master Home video games, Money Magazine, JoyStik Magazine Chief Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His movie appearances include Chasing Ghosts beyond the arcade, The King of Kong a Fist full of quarters, Goldie Hawn's Wild Cats, The Video Craze, & Bonus Life: Extended Play.
He has also illustrated for Gary Gygax's role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in the mid-80s. Todd's artistic influences were Prince Planet, Speed Racer & The Incredible Hulk. Released earlier this year Todd was included in the Twin Galaxies collector trading card series set that is being sold.
In 2010 he was inducted into the Video Gaming Hall of Fame in recognition for his influence in the gaming industry. Being a part of the U.S. National Video Game Team back in 1986 Todd has rubbed shoulders with many video gaming developers and has changed how competitive gaming is viewed & played by the public.
From Otakon to Anime Expo, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer teleports to anime, comic book and video game conventions performing his unique brand of geek-specific stand-up comedy. Panel leader, Cosplay Masquerade MC, playwright and dedicated podcaster, Yo goes where he is needed to celebrate fandoms, welcome newcomers, and promote equality. You can also hear him voice every dog and trainer in the Android game "Top Dog: Lucky's Charm." He is the self-published author of "The Anime Convention Survival Guide" as a single on Amazon as well as the roast of the 1996 Doctor Who movie starring the 8th Doctor on iTunes, "Doctor Whom?"
Every Monday his podcast, "We are the Geek" tackles current issues, reviews shows and features up-and-coming convention guests, or fan-lebrities as Yo puts it. His two latest albums, Ecto-Kitt-Lorean and Matching Hair Clips are ready for download at Amazon and iTunes for your enjoyment. His web work can be viewed with cameo on several Nostalgia Critic reviews, including starring in the 5th Anniversary short for Thatguywiththeglasses.com, DragonBored. Yo was also featured on SchnozMan and Hole Punch at Stayballsy.com as florist sociopath and super-villain, Jeff Regean. Earlier, he was featured on the Youtube series Doujinopolis alongside producer Mario Bueno and Fakku's Jerk-it Jenny.
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